Saturday, 20 February 2016

Swatch - OPI Got Myself into a Jam-balaya

Instant like for the color on my first coat! Almost neon quality to this color, very vibrant.

Got Myself into a Jam-balaya:
Neon-ish/vibrant salmon, coral cream. Pictures look more orange and less pink/less salmon than in real life. Part of New Orleans collection released in Feb 2016.

Pictures show two coats with Seche Vite top coat.

Formula - Thin for a cream but not a crelly
Pigmentation - Expected more pigmentation for a cream
Prone to - Patches, streaking (covered by second to third coat)
Bottle vs. Mani Color - Less milky/white cast than the bottle. Darker than bottle color.
Dry Time - Average for creams
Shine - Some shine that I would pump up with Seche Vite for sure!
Removal - Easy
Staining - None
Wear Time - Average for cream, still going strong on day 3

Application - First coat was patchy, polish is on the thinner end for a cream. Second coat still leaves slight patchiness that can be seen at certain angles. Depending on how lazy I feel I may or may not let it slide since it's only noticeable at certain angles. The patches are so tough to see that they don't bother me, so two coats is all it took! It's not hard to work with like neons, but you can't work the polish too much otherwise you would get major patches.

Overall, I like this polish a lot! It has been awhile since coral has been on my nails, so this is very refreshing. Upon the first coat, the formula was a little concerning but a thick second coat made the mani acceptable. The faint patches/streaks did not both me since seeing them was so difficult. When it comes to my mani's, nowadays, I am trying to not sweat the small stuff that use to bother me. Just live and enjoy your mani~

OPI New Orleans collection:
Crawfishin' for a Compliment, Got Myself into a Jam-balaya, Humidi-Tea, I Manicure For Beads, I'm Sooo Swamped!, Let Me Bayou a Drink, Rich Girls & Po-Boys, She's a Bad Muffuletta!, Show Us Your Tips, Spare Me a French Quarter?, Suzi Nails New Orleans, Take a Right on Bourbon,

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