Unlabeled Mystery OPI Nail Polish (Help Me ID It!)

I showed this unlabeled OPI polish in my birthday haul recently:
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I applied this on my toes over the weekend and it’s bugging the heck out of me that I don’t know what the colour is. There was no label on the bottle. Can you help me identify it?

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Here is how it looks on the nail swatch stick:
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Close-up shot – in some lights it flashes a teal tint:

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I found the blog where I saw this close-up brush / bottle shot, it was on TemperaniNails.  Of course her photos are on another level, so crisp and detailed!

I suspect this colour is from one of the more recent collection (within the last 2 years) simply due to the salon where I got it from. They often carry the newest collections and then sell the leftover ones cheaply.  I did some sleuthing online and used resources like beautygeek’s comparisons:

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I’ve narrowed the selection down to one of the following:
• Venice the Party? (Venice Fall / Winter 2015)
• I Sea you Wear OPI (OPI Brights Summer 2015 )
• This Colour is Making Waves (Hawaii Spring / Summer 2015)

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The bottle shots aren’t the most accurate, I find.  I think it’s a toss-up between the first two, and I’m leaning more toward “Venice The Party” because of how it applies on the nails:

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Here’s another shot of the nail swatch and bottle, with a more saturated colour:OPI_mystery6
What do you think? Help! I will not sleep soundly again until this mystery is solved! 😛

23 thoughts on “Unlabeled Mystery OPI Nail Polish (Help Me ID It!)

    1. Oh man, you could be right! I didn’t even look at that one too closely because the collection came out so long ago. Based on online swatches, it applies so similarly to this one!!!

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      1. Oh man! Now I’ll have to look for you. I don’t think I have a shade like this from Essie in my stash. But I’m on the hunt for you! But one thing is for sure, that shade is NOT Lovie Dovie! I looked in the comments of that post and the 2 closest options are Bachelorette Bash or Exotic Liras. Incidentally, I just got Exotic Liras recently! Based on your photos, I’d say it’s NOT Exotic Liras. Let me dig more…

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        1. I took the bottle to a store and couldn’t find exotic liras to compare it against, but next to bachelorette party this looks red in comparison. I wonder if it was a limited edition shade given i can’t find a colour matching in stores – although our Essie stands here are much smaller in comparison to yours (presuming they’re the same size as the states!)

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          1. It could have been a limited edition colour. You posted April of 2015, so I’ll look for collections that released around that time. Based on what I’ve seen about Bachelorette Bash, I didn’t think that was it – it’s too berry toned. Exotic Liras is much brighter and almost like a fruit punch. My best guess so far is Fruit Sangria (might be a bit too bright):
            http://www.musingsfrommanhattan.com/2011/07/essie-fruit-sangria.html
            But let me check the LE collections too!

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  1. Looks like Venice the Party to me! Could it also be Teal the Cows Come Home as well, or is your polish a brighter, more metallic blue? Doesn’t seem like it would be This Colour is Making Waves…that one looks like a more muted blue.

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  2. Looks like Venice the Party to me, but I did use to have Teal the Cows Come Home and it was SO SHEER. Which is why I don’t think it’s that one, but I suppose the formula could have changed (my bottle had the older pre-Pro-Wide brush).

    Hate unlabeled polishes!!! Aaaaagh.

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    1. Good to know about Teal the Cows Come Home! That’s why I included the 1 and 2 coat photos. Sometimes you can tell a lot about a polish based on how they apply. I’m fairly confident in calling this shade Venice the Party! And coincidentally, we’re heading to Venice in September! Yay! 😀 Thanks Chris for the info!

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