Holographic nail polish makes me happy because it lets you take a rainbow wherever you go!
When I was picking what colour to wear a while ago, I came across OPI My Private Jet from the 2007 Night Brights Collection. The last time (and first time) I wore it was on Hallowe’en in 2009. That’s far too long ago, so I had to bust it out again.
It’s exactly what I remembered – a sheer charcoal with holographic particles that are somewhat linear, but are really soft, so it’s somehow also a little scattered at the same time.
Now, there are at least 2 different versions of OPI My Private Jet. This is one of the older ones, which is why it’s charcoal. The newer version is brown and still pretty. (I don’t own the brown version.)
OPI My Private Jet Pictures
OPI My Private Jet Swatches
All swatches have:
- Name: OPI My Private Jet
- Collection: OPI Night Brights Collection (2007)
- Colours Available in the OPI Night Brights Collection: My Private Jet, OPI Ink, Light My Sapphire, I Only Drink Champagne, Give Me the Moon & Golden Rules
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $4.25 USD
- Where to Buy: Maybe at some small beauty-supply stores you can find this charcoal version. The newer brown version can be found at Trade Secrets.
OPI My Private Jet Review
What I really enjoy about My Private Jet by OPI is how it can be holographic yet still somewhat soft. The charcoal is a nice change from a really dark holographic polish, yet it’s not too light, either. It makes a statement with an exclamation point that’s italicized rather than bolded, I guess you could say.
I also think that this type of holographic hue is easier for many people to wear. It’s not crazy and loud, but it still gets attention in its own right. Also, you don’t have to worry about this clashing with your clothes because it goes with a lot of outfits.
My Private Jet has a holographic finish that has a scattered, yet somewhat linear effect. It feels as smooth as a creme polish when dried, so you don’t have to worry about scrubbing off coarse glitter pieces.
Application & Formula
As much as I love the colour, I can’t say that the formula is spot-on. There are issues that’ll affect your application.
If you have this charcoal version of My Private Jet by OPI, you’ll notice that it’s really watery and that it goes on very sheer because there’s a jellyish quality to it. To get full opacity on your nails, you’ll need 3 coats (which is what I used).
If you want to conserve this precious polish, you could try layering a couple of coats over a charcoal polish. However, keep in mind that when you do this, you’re diminishing the depth that this jelly polish has and giving it a flatter, more typical gray-holographic effect.
Although I tend to use medium coats, with this polish, I strongly urge you to use coats as thin as you can apply them. (Actually, then you may need 4 coats if your layers are thin.) The reason why I say this is because this polish has the tendency to flood your cuticles very easily and quickly – it’s a little tricky to control.
(I was going to make a joke here connecting too-short pants, comments about expecting a flood, and flooded cuticles, but it sounded better in my head. Actually, everything sounds funnier in my head. I think it has something to do with the marching-mouse band up there playing kazoos. *Shrugs* )
Final Verdict: 9/10
If you’re able to get hold of this version of OPI My Private Jet, I highly recommend that you do. It seems like as each year passes, it’s getting harder and harder to find…unless you want to pay an absurd price.
Do you have the brown version of My Private Jet? How’s the formula? Do you actually prefer the brown version?