Lately I’ve been showing you a lot of new nail polishes, but I’ve been itching to wear an older shade. It’s fun to just ‘shop your stash’ and rediscover cool colours you already own. Saves you money!
Today I have for you a review on a recent manicure I wore – OPI Don’t Mess with OPI!
Hehe, this one has attitude, doesn’t it? Okay, I won’t mess with it…but only because it’s a green (and we all know that I have a soft spot for greens, even if they think they’re all that). 😉
Don’t Mess with OPI is from the Texas Collection, which I believe came out in 2011. So it’s not terribly old – you may be able to still find this in sale or clearance bins. But, if you want to order it online, I found a source that carries it still.
OPI Don’t Mess with OPI Pictures
OPI Don’t Mess with OPI Ingredients
OPI Don’t Mess with OPI Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 2 coats of OPI Don’t Mess with OPI
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Grassy forest green
- Name: OPI Don’t Mess with OPI
- Collection: OPI Texas Collection 2011
- Colours Available in the Collection: Don’t Mess with OPI, Too Hot Pink to Hold ’em, Do You Think I’m Tex-y, Houston We Have a Purple, Suzi Loves Cowboys, I Vant to Be A-Lone Star, It’s Totally Fort Worth It, Austin-tatious Turquoise, Y’all Come Back Ya Hear?, Guy Meets Gal-veston, Big Hair…Big Nails & San Tan-tonio
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $9.95 CAD
- Where to Buy: Some Trade Secrets that carry older colours, some beauty-supply stores & NailPolishCanada
OPI Don’t Mess with OPI Review
I’ve worn this shade a few times since buying it last year, and each time I have this on my nails, I feel very happy.
It’s the type of green I dig. It has a dustiness to it without making it look faded or too vintage. There’s something soft about this shade. And it’s not fully saturated like a primary green, yet it still has personality.
This is a wannabe-jelly polish. It has a slight squishy look to it, but it’s not blow-my-mind shiny like a full-on jelly.
It’s shiny when you paint it on, but unlike a jelly, this gives you full opacity after 2 medium coats. (As always, if you use thinner coats, expect to use an additional coat.) It’s just my habit to paint with medium coats most times.
Application & Formula
Don’t Mess with OPI had a lovely formula that’s smooth and not too thin or thick. It self-levelled, which is always nice because that makes painting your nails easier and faster.
I didn’t have any trouble with this one. The only reason why your nails won’t look absolutely perfect is due to human error. And really, if someone’s going to be taking a magnifying glass to your nails to inspect for flaws, that person needs to get a hobby…like knitting! 😉 (Expect to hear me talk about it in future posts, too. My obsession has only started, and I’m having so much fun with it! I’m nearly finished the purple hat, and I’ve already started my third one – it’s greeeeeeeeen!) 😉
(P.S. I’ve tweeted a couple of times about looking for neon-pink yarn because I want to make yet another hat, but in a blinding shade. Think it’ll be fun to wear in the winter when it’s gloomy. Anyway, it was tough to find! Apparently not many people like to knit with neons. *Pfft* Haha! But now I need to make a decision as to where to get it because I found a few places. So happyyyyyyy – can’t wait to knit it!)
Final Verdict: 8/10
If you already have this in your stash, whip that sucker out and let it see the light of day! 😉 You’ll fall for it all over again.
Did you get any colours from the 2011 OPI Texas Collection? What’s an older shade that you wear time and time again? Do you like shopping your stash, or do you prefer to wear the latest colours whenever possible?