You’ll remember me blogging about OPI It’s My Year not long ago. That was the polish on my list when I went into Trade Secrets. But as I picked it up, another colour caught my eye on the display – OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!
Figuring that It’s My Year would be lonely, I decided to give it some company. So what if I paid for its friend. 😛
I’m so glad I picked up Swimsuit…Nailed It! Although the name irritates me (mainly because of the ellipsis), the colour blew me away. (Or in this case, I should say it ‘blue’ me away.)
It didn’t dawn on me until recently that because I’m so obsessed with green polish, I don’t swatch or review enough blues (even though I really love them, too).
OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! Pictures
OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! Ingredients
OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!
- No top coat!
√ Vibrant blue
- Name: OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!
- Collection: OPI Miss Universe Collection
- Colours Available in the OPI Miss Universe Collection: Swimsuit…Nailed It!, It’s My Year, Crown Me Already! & Congeniality Is My Middle Name
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $9.95 CAD
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select salons/beauty-supply stores
OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! Review
Swimsuit…Nailed It! is a vivid blue that’s the life of the party. In the sunlight, it’s magical – you can see the shimmer dancing on your nails with very little hand movement. In dim light, you get a cool ‘pixelated’ effect that’s much duller than in sunlight (of course). And with flash, this sucker goes nuts!
This jewel-tone blue is a shade that I can see being very flattering on people of all different skin tones.
The pictures don’t lie. It’s a super-sparkly shimmery foil. Since it’s not glitter, the finish is smooth instead of gritty.
Also, I didn’t use a top coat, and look how shiny it dries by itself!
Application & Formula
Painting my nails with this was easy peasy. The formula is thin, but opaque, so you only really need 2 coats for full opacity, but if you feel like slapping on a 3rd, be my guest! 🙂
Okay, it sounded perfect up until now. I had a little surprise when I removed this. Be prepared for Smurfy nails and cuticles! But don’t worry, the staining isn’t permanent (as long as you used a good base coat!).
Even though your nails and skin will be blue afterwards, you just have to wash your hands thoroughly several times and the blue dye washes off and makes you resemble a member of the human race again.
If you’re in a rush somewhere and want to remove this polish and paint your nails another colour, my recommendation is don’t! You’re going to need time to remove this one.
Final Verdict: 9/10
Even though OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! had me channeling Smurfette, I still feel that this colour is so gorgeous and lavish that it deserved a top score. (Had the staining been permanent, however, I would’ve given it a failing grade.)
If you’re a fan of blues, this is a pretty one to own. Although it’s not the most unique blue ever, I still consider this a winner!
Would you like to see me swatch and review more blue polishes? What’s the worst-staining polish you’ve ever worn? Have you noticed the new serial number engraved on OPI handles?