OPI This Gown Needs a Crown is from the Miss Universe 2013 Collection, and it features a textured satin finish.
Unlike the OPI Liquid Sand finish, this satin finish is much smoother, although it’s not shiny. I can best describe it as feeling like sea glass (frosted glass).
This satin finish is supposed to be worn as-is, without a top coat, so that’s exactly how I wore it and it’s what you’re seeing in all the photos in this post.
I really love the subtle texture, and even if you aren’t a fan of the trendy gritty textures out there, you may want to try this one because it’s much, mucchhhh smoother.
You also get a cool sparkly crown ‘ring’. It’s a cute little accessory that you’ll find wrapped around the handle of the bottle.
OPI This Gown Needs a Crown Pictures
OPI This Gown Needs a Crown Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of OPI This Gown Needs a Crown
- No top coat!
Natural Light Photos
- Textured matte platinum (Yes)
- Satin finish (Yes)
- Name: OPI This Gown Needs a Crown
- Collection: OPI Miss Universe Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Miss Universe Collection 2013 press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: This Gown Needs a Crown, I’m Feeling Sashy & Miss You-niverse
- 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 This Gown Needs a Crown Review
This sparkly silver nail polish reminds me Christmas tinsel because it glitters like crazy and catches the light. It’s what I consider a celebratory lacquer because it just screams “PARTY!”. I can picture myself wanting to pull this out for New Year’s Eve!
This Gown Needs a Crown by OPI features a new satin texture finish. It’s not glossy or smooth like glass. It’s also not gritty like the OPI Liquid Sands. It’s actually more like frosted glass, so you can consider it the more elegant way to sport the textured trend.
Application & Formula
The formula was a breeze to use. And with 2 coats, I got great pigmentation.
Also, in case you’re curious, the satin finish dries quicker than an average nail polish, so not applying a top coat and enjoying the finish is do-able.
This special nail polish comes with a little crown with faux crystals. It’s attached to the bottle’s handle via a clear, stretchy cord, and it can be removed.
I have thin fingers, so it’s too big for me to wear, but even if it fit, I prefer to keep it on the bottle as a little accessory than to wear it.
Final Verdict: 9/10
This Gown Needs a Crown by OPI helps you create a luxurious-looking manicure in mere seconds, and the fact that it dries quicker than a regular polish means it’s perfect for those who are pressed for time.
Do you wear silver or gold polishes more often? Does a freebie (like the crown ring) encourage you to buy a nail polish more? Do you know anyone who participated in a beauty pageant?