Life can be quite the pitcher. And some people seem to constantly get thrown crazy curve balls that make them strike out and feel frustrated.
Instead of giving up, sometimes you just have to learn how to let some things roll off your back. As gross as the saying sounds, you need to develop thicker skin or you’ll risk getting emotional wounded at the drop of a hat.
OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! from the new OPI Holland Collection for Spring/Summer 2012 not only has a funny name that’ll make you smile, but it also serves as a great reminder that when life hands you lemons, be glad that you’re not a lobster!
OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! Pictures
OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Blue shimmer
- Name: OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!
- Collection: OPI Holland Collection (Spring/Summer 2012)
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Holland Collection Press Release
- Colours Available in the Collection: OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!, A Roll in the Hague, Red Lights Ahead…Where?, Kiss Me on My Tulips, Pedal Faster Suzi!, Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI?, Vampsterdam, Did You ‘ear About Van Gogh?, Thanks a WindMillion, Wooden Shoe Like to Know?, I Have a Herring Problem & Gouda Gouda Two Shoes
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, salons & select beauty-supply stores
OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! Review
I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! by OPI is a sophisticated dusty blue done very well. It’s really easy for dusty blue polishes to look old or dull, but this one looks very classy and still fresh.
The colour reminds me a lot of jeans…like your favourite pair that you throw on at a moment’s notice when you want to be comfortable, but still look great.
This lacquer is very easy to wear and has a polite, demure personality that is quite charming.
As you know, I’m fond of loud and flashy colours, but when I sport something more subtle, I really like shades like this that still make a statement, so they don’t leave you bored to tears.
If you’re the opposite of me and tend to wear more neutral or subtle shades, but want to branch out into the bolder territory, OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! is an excellent choice to ease you into wearing blues.
This is a shimmer polish, but when I strained my eyes and inspected the shimmer, it looks like all the pieces are slightly irregular in shape. That makes the shimmer way more interesting!
Also, the shimmer sometimes looks a bit golden to me, but in other lighting, it sometimes looks silver. In reality, it’s probably champagne, which is why it seems to shift so much.
Application & Formula
I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! by OPI went on pretty sheer with just a single coat. Two coats provided a lot more coverage, but I opted to use three only because I wanted to see if it made a big difference.
I tend to use medium coats, so at just two coats, it was fully opaque to the naked eye. The third coat didn’t seem to add anything extra.
The formula was easy to control, but it wasn’t anything special. I didn’t think it was the best formula I’ve ever worked with, and it was far from the worst. Pretty average – middle of the road.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I can see myself wearing OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! many times because I don’t have too many dusty blues, and this is one of the better ones in my collection. Plus the shimmer is what really sets it apart from the others.
Are you a fan of dusty-coloured polishes? Have you tried wearing hues outside your comfort zone? If so, was it a pleasant experience?