I’ve challenged myself to commit to one nail polish post per week, since I’ve got so many untrieds in my stash! I change my nail polish on a weekly basis but I’m not always disciplined enough to take photos of the manicure. I’m hoping to change that! This week I’m sharing with you the mani that I wore last week, OPI Go With The Lava Flow.
This shade was part of the OPI Hawaii collection from Spring 2015. I picked this polish up for $5 when I hauled a bunch of OPIs.
On OPI’s site, the tagline for this polish is:
You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.
I wouldn’t just call this a red. It registers as a bright red-coral, due to the golden shimmer flecks.
Application was a breeze, here’s the first coat:
And here’s the second coat:
I was also really impressed with the wear time, this is how the manicure looks on day 7, just before I removed it:
Some tip wear, a tiny bit of a chip on my thumb at the side (which is where I typically use to peel stuff off or dig into something, heh). For reference, I use Orly Naitrition, then Orly Bonder as bases, then I apply Poshe top coat. These are my standard base and top coats.
I saw a nail polish blog that showed bottle / brush shots like this (sorry, I forgot which blog it was, I’ll link it if I find it) and I really liked how it showed the details of both the brush and polish – here I am trying to emulate it. 😛 I’d like to think the polish droplet shot a few photos up is my signature polish bottle image!
Here’s a close-up shot of the bottle and nails – it’s full of golden shimmers that really shines in daylight. Removal of the polish requires slightly more effort due to the shimmers, but not at all as difficult as full-on glitters.
OPI Go With The Lava Flow is the perfect summery shade and looks especially striking on tanned skin. What’s your current favourite summery nail polish shade?