OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes Swatches & Review

OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes Swatches & ReviewAs you know, I’m usually all about bold colours, so OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes from the Holland Collection is waaaay out of my comfort zone.

OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes is a ladylike muted rose, and I can’t say that I have ever reached for this kind of colour. It’s very safe, which means that it usually is off my radar.

But when I had the opportunity to give it a spin, I was curious like a cat to see if this could be the shade that would pique my interest in this colour family or not.

If you wear a lot of cream, white, tan, or brown clothing, though, I can see this looking really amazing as a complementary colour.

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OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes Review

Colour

If a neon nail polish screams at the top of its lungs, Gouda Gouda Two Shoes from the OPI Holland Collection is a demure rose that whispers.

It’s very easy to wear and suitable for those who want something subtle that’s appropriate for a workplace that doesn’t allow for crazy colours.

I’d describe Gouda Gouda Two Shoes as a dusty salmon that leans a touch orange. In full-on sunlight, this slight orange quality seems to come out more. And in dim natural light, it takes on almost a rosy, terra-cotta hue.

Finish

Although it sometimes looks like a creme polish, OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes actually has a shimmer finish. It’s very subtle, but when the sunlight hits it, you can see it.

The shimmer seems to be a delicate gold, and I think I can see a little bit of pink, too.

Application & Formula

Gouda Gouda Two Shoes by OPI has a runny formula, so when applying it, try to be extra careful, or you could flood your cuticles.

To achieve full opacity, I only needed 2 coats.

Pros

  • Easy-to-wear colour
  • ‘Secret’ shimmer makes it more interesting than a typical creme polish
Cons

  • Safe colour
  • Runny formula

Final Verdict: 5/10

There’s nothing inherently wrong with Gouda Gouda Two Shoes, which is why I didn’t “Bust” it. However, the colour is so safe that it really didn’t excite me since I tend to hyperventilate over greens, blues, and purples. ;)

If you enjoy soft colours that are ladylike and more natural, this could very well be the one for you. :)

Do you wear muted-rose polishes? Were you a goody goody two shoes when you were a kid?

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22 thoughts on “OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes Swatches & Review

  1. Karen

    This is a very pretty colour and it actuallly looks awesome with your skin tone. But i agree with you, once wearing brights/ darks / edgy-er colours this one seems a little… well boring. Thank you for your great swatch, i can totally pass on this!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karen!

      You know, I never would’ve picked this colour or even knew that it would work with my skin tone. So at least I learned something from trying it out, even if the actual shade didn’t knock my socks off.

      Glad that I saved you some money! :D

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jeni King!

      I’m glad to hear that you like this colour more than I did. :) It’s cool how even though polishes bring us all together, we get to show our individuality and express ourselves through our colour preferences.

      Hope you also like OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know?. Actually, I have scheduled a post on that one to go live shortly. ;)

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      1. Jeni King

        Yay I just read your post on Wooden Shoe Like to Know!! Loooove it!! It totally does look like Whoppers! I want OPI Espresso Your Style so badly! You just reminded me of it haha :)

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        1. Mary Post author

          Haha, okay, so it WASN’T just me craving Whoppers then! ;) OR…maybe we had a simultaneous craving…hehe!

          Yes, if you can get OPI Espresso Your Style!, you totally should. It’s rich and shimmery. I’m not even the biggest brown-polish fan, but that one’s gorgeous! Also, the formula is easy to work with.

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  2. Melissa

    I’m not sold on this color. While it’s pretty, it’s just not my thing. I guess I’ve been spoiled by dark vampy colors and bright, vivid ones. I’d probably give it a try, but I don’t see myself rushing to the store to buy it.
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  3. Carmela

    While I know that this definitely isn’t your usual bright, smack-you-square-on-the-nose sort of color, I still think it looks lovely on you! It works so well with your skintone. I think this would make for a great work-appropriate mani. Enough contrast without being too in your face. The gold shimmer is definitely what makes this more unique-looking and takes it out of old lady colors for me. I’m going to have to pass though as it reminds me too much of Spa Ritual Savoir Faire except it leans more orange. (And you know how warm colors and I don’t really mix. :P)
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Awww…thanks! :) It was a strange experience wearing this shade. I’d look down at my fingers and they didn’t look like my fingers. (Maybe I was smelling lacquer fumes. :P)

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  4. lulu

    I love it on you! I wasn’t sure before but these swatches just cemented my need to get this asap :) Lately I’ve been into really sort of dusty, muted, or pastel colours. (Still love my brights and vampies though!)

    You’re so lucky you can wear lots of blues/greens/purples…. I’ve come to find these are the shades that tend to look bad with my warm skintone haha
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey lulu!

      Wow, really? Hehe, I’m glad that I posted these photos then since it helped you make your decision! :D Thank you for telling me – made my day!

      Aww…maybe you just need to look at a different undertone for blues, greens, and purples to make them work better for your skin tone. You must keep trying! ;)

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  5. karen

    It IS quite pretty, isn’t it….hmmm

    Nope…still not gonna get it. I did get over half of the collection and I’ll just be happy with that.

    Besides, the last time that I walked in wearing something ‘tame’ (Sephora–Under My Trenchcoat) I caught nothing but grief from the gals at work who looked at my nails and asked where the ‘real’ Karen–the one who wears the pretty bold colors and glitters–was. Even my boss gives me funny looks when she sees muted colors on my nails.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      Hehe, yes, I’d be happy with over half of the collection, too! ;) LUCKY YOU! ENJOY THEM! (I’ll enjoy them vicariously through you.)

      Haha, some people act the same way with me when I wear pink. It throws them for a loop and then they ask why I’m not wearing green. :P

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey lacquerloon!

      Glad that you like it more than I do! :D Isn’t it great when a colour looks even better on your nails? Nice surprise!

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  6. Ashley

    Eh, this one is a snoozer for me, not a fan. Are you going to swatch the China Glaze Hunger Games line?? There’s a really nice green in it!! Another green you should check out is Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Ivy League, if you haven’t already of course =)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ashley!

      I know how you feel. Seems like a lot of people are polarized with this colour.

      I’m really interested in that green from that collection, but I haven’t got my hands on it yet. If I buy it, I’ll surely have to swatch it. :) As for Sally Hansen Ivy League, yes, I do have it, but I haven’t reviewed it on here yet. :) Thanks for reminding me!

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