OPI Juice Bar Hopping is the vivid orange from the OPI Neon Collection, and I’m completely in love with it!
It has that really fresh, “squishy” look that lots of jelly nail polishes have. But, in order to get it to look its best, you must wear a shiny top coat because this lacquer dries matte and looks a bit flat on its own.
The summery shade looks even better on your nails than in the bottle, and it’s one of those colours that has so much impact. I know that I’ll be wearing this again!
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OPI Juice Bar Hopping Pictures
OPI Juice Bar Hopping Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of OPI Juice Bar Hopping
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Tangerine (Yes)
- Name: OPI Juice Bar Hopping
- Collection: OPI Neons Collection 2014
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Neons Collection 2014 press release
- Quick Look: Click here to see my OPI Neons Collection 2014 Quick Look post
- Colours Available in the Collection: Life Gave Me Lemons, You Are So Outta Lime!, Juice Bar Hopping, Hotter Than You Pink, Push & Pur-Pull & Down to the Core-al
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores
OPI Juice Bar Hopping Review
Juice Bar Hopping by OPI is a bright orange that’s full of life. It looks amazing in the bottle, but when you paint it onto your nails, bam! 😉 I love how bright, happy, and bold it is. It’s really my kind of shade, and it’s not for the faint of heart.
This shade also works well when combined with other colours that aren’t neon or even bright. I love how a neon can accent a manicure. (Check out this simple little freehand nail-art I did recently using this and Zoya DIllon recently to see what I mean!)
The finish was a pleasant surprise for me because I was expecting a typical creme finish. This one had what some might call a “crelly” finish, meaning that it’s a creme-jelly hybrid.
It has has that squishy, jelly-like appearance (after you apply a shiny top coat), but the coverage is pretty good and more opaque than a regular jelly that’s super sheer.
If you don’t use a shiny top coat, Juice Bar Hopping by OPI dries to a matte finish, and I think it looks pretty flat. To make it sparkle like the star it is, you must use a great shiny base coat. (Of course it’s totally up to you how you like to wear your polish, but I can’t see myself wearing this or any other neon nail polish solo. I love seeing a shiny top coat bring them to life!)
Application & Formula
The formula on this was excellent and smooth. I didn’t have any application issues, and I used 3 coats because I wanted to build up opacity and see if the colour would intensify.
I could’ve probably gotten away with 2 coats, but I decided to add a 3rd coat because, for neon nail polish, that’s typically the number of coats I use to maximize the colour.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Juice Bar Hopping by OPI is so gorgeous, and it’s probably now my favourite orange nail-polish of all time because it’s bright, super shiny, and ‘squishy-looking’! Of course, the ease of application also helps!
If you haven’t tried an orange polish, summer is definitely the time to venture out. You may be surprised how much you like it. Orange isn’t a colour that I typically gravitate toward, but this is love for me! 🙂
Do you wear orange nail polish? Do you always wear shiny top coats with your neon nail polish like I do, or do you wear them matte? How would you wear Juice Bar Hopping?