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So who loves OPI nail varnish and who thinks it's crap?
I've got quite a few colours and the finish is different for different ones, the matt type ones chip really bad, but the creme ones are nice. Mine usually will last a week. I don't rate the base coats and Rapid dry, while it's very good, you'll only get about half of the bottles worth before it goes gloopy. I've used Jessica and Sally Hansen ones which are better.
Love OPI. I never 'blame' polish for chipping as I am terrible for scratching at things, washing up without gloves, rummaging in bags etc. I also tend to get bored with manicures and take them off after 3 days so not that worried about durability.
What I particularly like about OPI is how smoothly the colour comes out - even really pale/natural shades, which usually streak, come out lovely and even if they're by OPI.
I think its good, but you can get the same quality cheaper. I use seche vite topcoat and that really prolongs any nail varnish. I have recommended gosh on here before, i love them. Huge range of colours and cheaper than OPI. With OPI I have to use two coats, with gosh just one. They seem to be more highly pigmented.
A lot of people have been raving about rimmel on here, and my friend named it as her favourite brand a few days ago, so that's what i'm going to try next.
I'd rather put on 2 thin coats than have to faff with thick messy treacle.
Seche Vite is the only top coat that has ever given me nail varnish that lasts more than 3 days, normally I get a week from it with perhaps one or two tiny top ups from chips (I am so clumsy it is ridiculous so that is a winner from me)
Seche Vite also gives me 2-3 WEEKS for pedicures! Amazing.