It’s very uncharacteristic of me to wear soft manicures like OPI I Theodora You.
While I admire them on others, when I sport them myself, it’s intimidating because my nails feel naked.
And since I’m used to seeing bold colours on myself, when I see this, it’s like looking at someone else’s hands. Surreal!
I Theodora You is one of the Soft Shades from the OPI Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Collection that comes out in March.
I gave it a shot, and while it looks very clean and indeed ‘soft’, I can’t say that it screams Mary. Maybe it whispers Mary. 😉
P.S. I never noticed how dry my hands have become lately until I looked at the photos for this post! It’s probably because the weather’s been pretty dry, and I’ve been washing my hands a lot since I’ve been feeling ill. Don’t want to spread the germs!
OPI I Theodora You Pictures
OPI I Theodora You Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 3 coats of OPI I Theodora You
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Sheer pink
- Name: OPI I Theodora You
- Collection: OPI Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Lights of Emerald City, Don’t Burst My Bubble, When Monkeys Fly, Glints of Glinda, Which is Witch?, I Theodora You & What Wizardry is This?
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons (This will be available in March 2013.)
OPI I Theodora You Review
I Theodora You by OPI is a sheer pink with a milky quality that gives it a soft, marshmallow-like appearance. It fits right in with what you’d expect in an OPI Soft Shades Collection.
Since the pink is very pale, it didn’t seem to make my fingers look dirty, which is sometimes the problem I have with pinks.
This shade is very easy-going because you can pretty much wear it with any outfit, and it’ll complement it.
But I’m still on the fence about how it looks against my skin tone. I feel like if my skin was richer or lighter, the polish would be more flattering.
I Theodora You by OPI is a sheer polish that’s buildable. With the first coat, it’s extremely streaky. With a second coat, it’s still very streaky. Then, with a third coat, you can still see the streakiness, but it’s not as noticeable. (Note: Each coat I used was of medium thickness. If you use thin coats, you may need to apply more than 3 to fully cover your nail.)
The finish is shiny and smooth. It’s also very easy to remove.
Application & Formula
I Theodora You was on the watery side, and the formula is very milky and sheer. The nail polish isn’t difficult to control, but if you’re the type of person who gets annoyed by Visible Nail Line, this might not be the polish for you.
I suggest this shade on shorter nails because the Visible Nail Line won’t be so noticeable. And some people suggest using a white polish as a base to improve opacity.
Final Verdict: 6/10
I Theodora You by OPI is a cute and sweet shade that I would like more if it weren’t so streaky. What I do like is how soft and pretty it looks – the marshmallow-like appearance is fun to look at.
Do you prefer wearing shades like this on short or long nails? Are you a fan of OPI’s Soft Shades? What’s your favourite ‘Mannequin Hands’ polish?