Today, I’m very excited to share with you OPI Good Grief!, which is a creamy, sunny yellow from the OPI Peanuts Collection coming to stores in September!
Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday, and I have happy associations with Charlie Brown because when I was in grade 3, for summer camp, we performed a play called A Charlie Brown Christmas. (Hehe, yes, it was Christmas in July!)
If you follow me on social media, you saw me post some photos from the OPI Peanuts Collection, and you know that I’m digging the 2 that I’ve worn so far. (Expect reviews on the rest shortly!)
Also, I plan to do a comparison post later because I’m sure a lot of you are curious as to how OPI Good Grief! compares to other yellows. Stay tuned for that, and if there’s a specific yellow that you want me to include in the comparison, leave a comment on this post or let me know on social media. If I have the shade, I’ll include it.
P.S. Remember, you still have until August 15 at 11:59 pm EDT to enter my worldwide giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 4 autographed bottles of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn, the nail polish I designed! (Yup, there will be FOUR WINNERS!)
OPI Good Grief! Pictures
OPI Good Grief! Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of OPI Good Grief!
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Sunny yellow (Yes)
- Name: OPI Good Grief!
- Collection: OPI Peanuts Collection 2014
- Press Release: Click here to see the official OPI Peanuts Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Good Grief!, To Be Or Not To Beagle, Where’s My Blanket??? & Who Are You Calling Bossy?!?
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, NailPolishCanada & select spas, beauty-supply stores & salons (Available in September)
OPI Good Grief! Review
The flash of my camera made the polish appear more orange than it is in person. The natural-light photos portray Good Grief! by OPI more accurately, so please keep that in mind. It’s definitely yellow and not orange!
This sunny yellow was designed to match Charlie Brown’s shirt, and they nailed it! It’s not an anaemic yellow, but it’s also not loud or neon. I found this shade of yellow to be very easy to wear with my skin tone. (Some yellows make my fingers look sickly, but this one was just right!)
It’s interesting how the OPI Peanuts Collection for Hallowe’en 2014 doesn’t include an orange. While I love wearing oranges more during October because it’s a tradition, it’s refreshing to see a colour that isn’t typically associated with Hallowe’en. I love it when companies take risks and think outside the box and outside the trapezoid.
I just love a creamy yellow nail polish because it’s simple yet adds a punch of colour. This one has zero shimmer or sparkle, but the cheerful hue is enough to pull its own weight and create a fun manicure or pedicure.
Application & Formula
To reach full opacity, I needed to use 3 coats. As with the vast majority of yellow lacquers, the first coat was streaky. The second coat had a little patchiness, and a third coat fixed it.
While I do love this yellow, it’s not the best that I’ve ever worn. (OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana is my Holy Grail yellow!)
Also worth noting is that when I finally removed my manicure, I didn’t see any staining. I wear OPI Nail Envy (the original formula) as a base coat, so that helps, too.
Final Verdict: 9/10
While some people may think that yellow nails are gross, I couldn’t disagree more. I think they’re really fun, and when you find the right yellow that flatters your skin tone, it’s an easy way to add an unexpected colour into your outfit. Plus yellow is such a happy colour that it makes your nails ‘smile’! 😉
Do you wear yellow nail polish? If so, what’s your favourite way to wear it – stamped over, with other nail art, or by itself? What are some other yellow polishes you’d like me to include in my upcoming comparison post?