While crazy nail-polish shades intimidate some people, bubblegum pink lacquers usually have that effect on me.
In the past, I avoided pinks because some made my hands look dirty. But, as I’m opening up to trying new shades, I’ve discovered a bunch that are flattering.
And, much like red nail polish, pinks such as OPI Chic from Ears to Tail are novelties to me because I don’t wear them as much as other colours.
This soft and sweet shade is from the OPI Couture de Minnie Collection that some have spotted on the market already, even though the official release is in June.
The name of this polish made me think of tails. What tail would I have if I had one? As much as I love cats, I’d have to say that I’d want to have a bunny tail. It’s cute, compact, and soft! Plus if I had a cat tail, I’d probably trip over it or try to catch it and make myself dizzy – haha! What kind of tail would you have?
OPI Chic from Ears to Tail Pictures
OPI Chic from Ears to Tail Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 3 coats of Chic from Ears to Tail
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Bubblegum pink (Yes)
- Name: OPI Chic from Ears to Tail
- Collection: OPI Couture de Minnie Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Couture de Minnie Collection press release & promo pictures
- Giveaway: Canadians, until May 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm Eastern, enter my giveaway to win the entire OPI Couture de Minnie Collection!
- Colours Available in the Collection: Magazine Cover Mouse (Liquid Sand), Chic from Ears to Tail, A Definite Moust-Have, Innie Minnie Mighty Bow & Minnie Style
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select beauty stores, spas & salons (Available in June)
OPI Chic from Ears to Tail Review
If you like Barbie-esque and bubblegum pink polishes, this will be right up your alley. It’s a really cute light pink that isn’t so faint that it looks like a watered-down strawberry milkshake.
I can picture doing a lot of cute Valentine’s Day nail art with this as the base. And because it’s such a simple colour, it allows any design you do to really stand out.
When I wore this manicure, I felt so girly. Okay, so I don’t usually feel like a tom boy, but with such an adorable shade on my nails, I felt like I needed to run around in a pink tutu. 😉
(Random: I actually took ballet lessons when I was in elementary school, and I still have the pink tutu my mom made for me to wear and the cute pink leotard! I also took tap-dance lessons, which I liked more than ballet. Unfortunately, I used to practice on the tiled kitchen floor since all other areas of the home were carpeted, much to the aggravation of my poor parents. Hehe!)
I want to say that Chic from Ears to Tail by OPI has a creme finish because that’s definitely what you’ll first see.
But, if you catch it in the sun and look very closely (like at Zoltar’s crystal ball), you may see something else.
No, not a man playing a kazoo with his left nostril, Silly! You’ll see some very tiny and sparse silver or pink shimmer.
(I know, bummer, right? I’d rather see the man playing the kazoo in the nail-polish bottle! I’ll try looking harder for him next time. I know he’s there! Hehe, padded walls, here I come!)
Overall, though, Chic from Ears to Tail by OPI looks like a creme polish. At a normal viewing distance, even you won’t see the shimmer, except in certain lighting. And onlookers will only see it if they get abnormally close to your nails. In that case, maybe you can ask them to share a padded cell with me. We’ll split the rent! 😉
Application & Formula
Although I thought this pink was flattering and very adorable, I didn’t like the formula. It was streaky. With light polishes, it sometimes goes with the territory.
The first coat was extremely streaky, which I don’t mind because I never wear just a single coat of polish (unless I’m planning to do nail art on top). With the second, it was still pretty streaky. The third coat seemed to do the trick, but keep in mind that I tend to use medium coats. That’s a lot of polish!
It’s possible that you could get opacity with three thin coats, but I rarely use thin coats just because I’m already in the habit of using medium coats. That polishing method seems to make it easier for me to apply polish more evenly. With thin coats, I mess up a lot, or I get weird dents in my manicure from where the brush dragged and there wasn’t an adequate amount of polish.
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
Chic from ears to Tail is certainly a pretty polish, and I think those who like softer shades will appreciate it.
Is it worth the time invested in applying 3 coats? Since I’m not the biggest pink-polish fan (unless it’s neon), I can’t say that it is for me. But, for those times when I’m craving this type of pink (yes, sometimes it happens!), I do plan to wear this again.
Do you collect bubblegum pinks, or is one enough for your collection? What do you think about the OPI Couture de Minnie Collection from what I’ve showed so far? Have any tickled your fancy?