Now here’s something you don’t see often on here – a polish that’s close to my skin tone!
And…there’s a reason for that. As ridiculous as it sounds, these kind of shades intimidate me. I have no problem wearing loud and crazy manicures, but a soft and demure one like this makes me very self-conscious. (I feel like my nails are flashing you!) 😉
But I love trying new nail polishes because you never know when you’ll land a surprise winner.
This nail polish is OPI A Butterfly Moment from the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection, which will be in stores January 2013. It’s one of the Studio Shades.
P.S. Please excuse the indentations on my pinkie. I think it happened when I accidentally hit my hand on the bathroom door (owww!). I didn’t bother re-painting it because the imperfection didn’t bug me.
OPI A Butterfly Moment Pictures
OPI A Butterfly Moment Swatches
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Natural Light Photos
Claim: TRUSTED, but Note: There’s also a pink in this, so it’s not solely tan
√ Frosty tan nude
- Name: OPI A Butterfly Moment
- Collection: Mariah Carey by OPI Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Stay the Night, Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go, The Impossible, A Butterfly Moment, Sprung, Pink Yet Lavender & Anti-bleak
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons (Available in January 2013)
OPI A Butterfly Moment Review
This colour is delicate, pretty, and classy. It’s the kind of tan polish you could wear that would go with virtually anything in your wardrobe. It’s one of those colours that isn’t offensive. (Haha, my favourite polishes are ‘offensive’ ones – like scorching neons and hit-you-over-the-head greens!)
Probably a lot of people consider pinks and reds to be the ‘girly’ shades, but to me, I see these kind of soft neutrals to be the most girly.
This light-tan polish can look different depending on your skin tone. I have yellow/golden undertones, and for some reason, I noticed that it brought out the pink in the tan.
I like how delicate this looks, but I don’t think I have the right skin tone to pull it off. I think if you have a much-richer or much lighter skin tone than I do, it would look waaaay better. (My nails aren’t doing this polish justice!)
It was really neat to wear a polish that’s close to my skin tone – it created the illusion that my fingers were longer. (Haha, and my fingers are already really long and skinny, so I don’t really want to make them look longer…or they’ll resemble ET’s.)
I’m not used to seeing my nails like this. I felt like I needed to still polish my nails. Haha, they looked naked!
A Butterfly Moment by OPI has a shimmery finish with a touch of frostiness. The effect is a subtle golden sheen that makes your manicure look lively.
Sometimes neutrals like this can come off as very flat, but that’s not the case here.
Application & Formula
A Butterfly Moment by OPI went on as though it was a thick polish, but the formula itself was on the watery side. As long as you expect it, it’s easy to work with. You should only need 2 coats to fully cover your nails.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Although this isn’t my favourite shade, I still thought it was interesting to sport a polish that was so close to my skin tone. I don’t have many shades like this, so it was a nice break from the lacquers I’m going to coin the ‘loud and proud’ ones. 😉
Do you wear ‘skin tone’ type nail polishes? What colour are you most comfortable sporting on your nails?