OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! from the New Orleans Collection is a sassy creme, and as you’ll see later in this post, it sometimes pulls red and other times pink on me. It made me check my nails out in different lighting often because I was curious which way it would lean.
While OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! has a name that suggests it wants to be bad to the bone, I think it’s a very easy-going and wearable shade for virtually any occasion. A big ole softie! 😉 It’s bright, but at the same time, it’s also nothing wild and crazy.
In other news…
Today, I’m participating in the #KeepInstagramChronological campaign, and I urge you to also join the cause and take a stand. (Search the hashtag on Twitter or Facebook. There’s also a petition you can sign, which, at the time of me writing this, already has 142,963 supporters.)
It’s simple. To participate, don’t use Instagram on Friday March 18, 2016.
Why? Recently, Instagram unveiled their strategy that they plan to roll out sometime soon. It will change the order of your feed and what shows up based on an algorithm that decides for you what you’re more interested in seeing. Yeah, it’s similar to what Facebook did, and there was a huge backlash because of it.
From what I understand, Instagram plans to tweak the feed so that instead of seeing what’s being posted in the chronological sequence, you’ll see the more popular posts with higher “Likes” and views. What does this mean? More exposure for the “Big Guys” and less exposure for the “Little Guys.”
The beauty of social media is its ability to communicate news as it happens. Live. But messing with the order manipulates that.
Instagram claims that all the posts will still show up, but just the order will be different. I still think that will have negative repercussions for the Little Guy who doesn’t have a huge following and counts on exposure and an equal playing field to gain traction.
Not everyone is going to sift through dozens of Instagram photos. Most will scroll through a few, and since the first few will be the more popular posts, the rest will be ignored.
Maybe Instagram could have a toggle feature in the app, so that people could choose which viewing mode they want to use.
Forcing the algorithm on us seems like a step towards turning Instagram into another advertising platform where small businesses and accounts will be cornered into having to pay for exposure in order to compete with the corporate giants. I don’t like that, and since I use my social media for personal reasons and as a hobby, I would never pay to boost my exposure or to increase the number of people who follow me.
I strongly believe that everyone matters, not just the popular people and brands, which is why I’m participating. Also, I prefer organic engagement instead of artificial engagement.
If you don’t want to turn on notifications for people you follow on Instagram, start “Liking” more of their photos and/or videos now so they will show up in your feed later when Instagram rolls out their plan. If you don’t, it’s possible that you may have to really hunt to see those posts in the near future.
Hopefully, through the power of the people banding together and not using Instagram for one day, we can show them that the algorithm is just a popularity contest. Maybe they’ll rethink the strategy and listen. Time will tell.
OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Pictures
OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Original version (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta!
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
- Red-hot creme (Yes)
- Name: OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta!
- Collection: OPI New Orleans Collection Spring/Summer 2016
- Press Release: Click here to see the official OPI New Orleans Collection press release!
- Quick Look: Click here to see my swatches & bottle shots of all 12 shades in the OPI New Orleans Collection!
- Colours Available in the Collection: Let Me Bayou a Drink, Spare Me a French Quarter?, Humidi-Tea, She’s a Bad Muffuletta!, Suzi Nails New Orleans, Got Myself into a Jam-balaya, I Manicure for Beads, Crawfishin’ for a Compliment!, Take a Right on Bourbon, I’m Sooo Swamped!, Rich Girls & Po-Boys & Show Us Your Tips!
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $12.50 CAD
- Disclosure: The base and top coats were purchased by me. OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! is a press sample provided by PR.
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, Nail Polish Canada, Hudson’s Bay, professional salons, BeautyBrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis & ULTA stores & ULTA website
OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Review
Walking the tight line between red and pink, She’s a Bad Muffuletta! by OPI is bright, yet at the same time, it’s giving me retro vibes!
I can see it being appropriate for a wide variety of occasions from the office to a party, and it’s one of those colours that I find very easy to sport because it’s not overly flashy or dull.
The creme finish is simple and to the point. No frills for this one. That means it’s easy to apply and equally easy to remove. You won’t need to struggle with any glitter.
Application & Formula
She’s a Bad Muffuletta! by OPI has a smooth formula that applies easily. With two coats, you can get pretty good coverage, but I found that I needed three coats for complete opacity.
While this is okay, it has been my experience with numerous reds that they tend to reach opacity quicker – usually just two coats.
OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP, which you may appreciate if you’re allergic to those ingredients, or if you’re making conscious shopping decisions.
Final Verdict: 7/10
She’s a Bad Muffuletta! by OPI isn’t as naughty as the name would suggest. Hehe, it’s quite tame and pretty!
While it’s nice enough, a reddish pink nail polish isn’t the first colour that steals my attention, however, I appreciate how it changes and one minute looks red and then pinkish later.
If you’ve worn this, does it lean more red or pink on you? Will you be participating in the #KeepInstagramChronological campaign today? How do you feel about Instagram changing the order of your feed?