Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nail Color of the Day: Sephora by OPI Metro Chic

This was probably one of the most talked about nail color around this time last year. So I picked it up last Christmas but haven't worn it much since. I've probably used it only two times in the past year. Last Friday, I decided to give it another try and painted my nails with it. Here's how it looks:

Sephora by OPI Metro Chic the day it was applied

It's a very "interesting" color. I can't quite put my finger on it. It's a taupy grey color with a hint of purple. I can see why this is such a popular color. It's very unique. I also think this looks a lot better on shorter nails than longer nails.

Application is pretty great, and it's not streaky. I painted two coats and a top coat (Seche Vite). The only thing is that I wish their polishes could have a wider brush. I find the brush to be too small so I have to keep re-dipping the brush which is just a little annoying.

Since last Friday, I've been wearing this for about 5 and a half days now. Here's how it looks right now:

Sephora by OPI Metro Chic after 5.5 days of wear!

Can yo see how little chipping there is? I found that to be quite amazing. Usually OPI nail polishes last no longer than 3 days on me without chipping. I have to say this exceeded my expectation. I think I'm going to do a nail polish wear comparison just to give everyone an idea of how long each brand usually lasts.

Overall I like polish especially for the long wear. This is quite expensive in Canada though which is a major con. Sephora by OPI nail polishes retail for $12.00 in Sephora which is considerably more expensive than regular OPI nail polishes which retail for between $7 to $9 a bottle. The color is very unique but it might not be flattering on every skin tone.