From the moment I saw the promo picture of the new OPI Touring America Collection, I had my heart set on OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window.
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that green nail polish is my preferred colour to sport. And when it’s a dusty, swampy kind of green, it’s true love!
Uh-oh Roll Down the Window is one of those ‘ugly pretty’ shades that I adore. It’s chic, it’s simple, it’s edgy, and it’s different from a lot of other greens.
Plus the name is hilarious, isn’t it? And it’s so fitting!
Hehe…when I visited my mom recently, I showed her my nails and asked her what she thought. (My mom is a very blunt woman who says what’s on her mind whether you like it or not.) Her response? “It looks like geese poop.”
Haha, she wasn’t trying to be funny, but I found it hilarious! And when I think about it, yes, this colour definitely looks like green geese poop. And y’know what? I love it on my nails, so there!
OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window Pictures
OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window Swatches
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
√ Olive green
- Name: OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window
- Collection: OPI Touring America Collection 2011
- Colours in the OPI Touring America Collection: Uh-oh Roll Down the Window, Are We There Yet?, I Eat Mainely Lobster, My Address is “Hollywood”, Color to Diner For, Honk if You Love OPI, Road House Blues, Suzi Takes the Wheel, French Quarter for Your Thoughts, A-taupe the Space Needle, Get in the Expresso Lane & I Brake for Manicures
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $6.80 USD
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, Nailsupplies.us & select salons & beauty-supply stores
OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window Review
Uh-oh Roll Down the Window by OPI is a dirty, swampy olive. It’s definitely green, but not cheery like a grass green or vampy like a hunter green. It’s really murky like ‘geese poop’ as my mom described it well.
It looks a touch yellower than in my photos. And, by the way, the photos in natural light are more accurate than the ones with flash. Also, unfortunately the day I took photos was a cloudy day, so the lighting wasn’t the best.
There’s something about these ugly-pretty colours that I find so chic on the nails. Now, you know that I don’t shy away from crazy bright polishes (Essie Funky Limelight, anyone?), but I think this really makes a sophisticated statement without being obnoxious.
I love how this green still looks green even in dim light, and it has a dusty quality that I adore.
Uh-oh Roll Down the Window is a creme polish. It dries fairly shiny on its own without a top coat, but of course, you should always use a top coat for better manicure mileage. A good top coat also enhances the colour.
Application & Formula
It flows onto the nail smoothly and perfectly. It’s soooo close to being a one-coater if you apply a medium-thick coat. I used two coats out of habit.
Unfortunately the sticker with the ingredients was removed from my bottle before I bought it, so I can’t show you them. However, OPI’s new polishes are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
Okay, my lighting wasn’t the best, but I still wanted to show you some comparison swatches in case you were curious.
From the colours I compared it to, there are no dupes for OPI Uh-oh Roll Down the Window. But China Glaze Westside Warrior is the closest. Westside Warrior is darker, though.
Edit: The sun came out, so I included another photo of the above colours in the same order in direct sunlight.
Final Verdict: 10/10
I love, love, love this shade and can see myself wearing it several times. You don’t see greens like this too often, especially from OPI, so I applaud their guts to take the path less traveled.
Are you a green polish lover, too? Did you laugh at my mom’s ‘geese poop’ description? Do you have an all-time favourite OPI colour?