OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay is a shiny, sexy nail polish from the upcoming OPI San Francisco Collection due out in August.
Maybe I have an affinity for the Cookie Monster, but when I’m wearing blues like this, I’m over the moon, past the Milky Way, and light years from Earth.
I wore this for several days, and if I weren’t a beauty blogger, I most likely would’ve kept this manicure on until it chipped so badly, I’d be forced to remove it. So, yeah, I think I like it just a little bit. 😉
P.S. As a little heads up – This week, I’ll be sharing reviews on a bunch of polishes from the OPI San Francisco Collection, so keep your eyes peeled like a banana for those.
OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay Pictures
OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Navy blue (Yes)
- Name: OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay
- Collection: OPI San Francisco Collection Fall/Winter 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI San Francisco Collection press release & quick swatches of all the shades
- Colours Available in the Collection: A-Piers to Be Tan, Dining al Frisco, Haven’t the Foggiest, Peace & Love & OPI, Keeping Suzi at Bay, Incognito in Sausalito, Lost on Lombard, I Knead Sour-Dough, Muir Muir on the Wall, In the Cable Car-Pool Lane, Embarca-Dare Ya!, First Date at the Golden Gate, It’s All San Andreas’s Fault (Liquid Sand), Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! (Liquid Sand) & Alcatraz…Rocks (Liquid Sand)
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select beauty-supply stores, spas & salons (Availalbe in August)
OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay Review
Keeping Suzi at Bay by OPI is a medium, primary blue that reminded me a bit like a darker version of Essie Mesmerize,
I just loved how creamy the polish looked. Even though it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of a glitter indie polish, it’s this simplicity that allows the beautiful colour to shine through. (If you want to give it more glitz, it’s so easy to slap on a glitter polish on top. No sweat!)
The first time you wear this, though, I recommend wearing it by itself – there’s just something about the clean formula that really accents your nails and makes them look so put-together. It’s also dramatic, and I feel like it really helps to define your nail shape.
The creme finish is smooth and streak-free. With just 2 coats, I was able to get full coverage.
Application & Formula
Applying Keeping Suzi at Bay by OPI was hassle-free. It’s the way nail polish should be – easy and enjoyable! I didn’t have to pay much attention during application in order to get the results I was pleased with. For this reason, I think that if you don’t already have a beautiful blue creme, this one is a must to try!
Whenever I wear blue nail polish, I’m always wary of having Smurf Fingers (i.e. being left with blue residue on my cuticles).
After I took off Keep Suzi at Bay, I did get some blue lingering, however, the vast majority of it came off when I scrubbed my hands a few times with soap and warm water.
It didn’t seem to tint my nails blue, either, just for the record. Then again, I wore a base coat. Results can obviously vary from person to person.
Final Verdict: 10/10
While some people may not go gaga over a blue creme (because there are lots of great ones on the market), I still gave this a perfect score because the colour and the formula was perfect.
Sure, it’s not the most original nail-polish shade, but I don’t feel like it should lose points for that. Not everyone is crazy like me with hundreds of bottles of nail polish. Maybe some nailphiles-in-the-making are just starting their collection. 😉 And I feel like this one is worth owning!
And, I think it should speak volumes that even though I do have tons of nail polishes, even I wanted to wear this baby forever!
Do you have a favourite blue creme lacquer? Which of the other OPI San Francisco Collection polishes are you most anxious to see me review? When you want to wear a simple, but dramatic nail polish, what do you reach for?