Today's ManiMonday features "I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw" from OPI's 2013 Euro Centrale Collection.
According to OPI's press release back in 2013, they described this collection as follows,
"Euro Centrale by OPI is a celebration of one of the world’s richest sources of creative talent for centuries, and especially one of the areas of cultural awakening emerging from this region: fashion. Gothic historical churches alongside modern public buildings punctuated with vibrant graffiti murals are the perfect backdrop for modern fashion design to make its entrance. Young designers present their most avant-garde creations at fashion shows held in museums, designs to rival anything from Paris or Milan."
Although OPI had previously released a Euro collection in 2002, this particular collection focused more in central Europe.
Application and Formula:
I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw, is a dark blue creme colour. It has no glimmer or shimmer to it. What I love about this colour is that it isn't so dark that it looks black when there is poor lighting. It still maintains a blue colour. As mentioned in my previous OPI ManiMonday post (which you can view, here) OPI has quite a large flat brush which makes for easy application unless you have small nails, which will then require a lot of neatening up. Since this shade is quite dark, you can get away with only one coat. To achieve an even coverage with only one coat you will need to have a generous amount of product on your brush, Personally I used two coats to ensure an opaque finish because I just find it a safer option to ensure that there will be no chipping.
I was really disappointed with the fact that this nail polish chipped so easily after two days of wearing it. I was hoping for a better result because I really enjoyed the results from 'In a cable carpool lane.'
I had to touch up twice in the week which was not something I was expecting from an OPI nail polish considering it is a bit pricey.
Although this nail polish did chip, I can't help it but love this colour. I have been looking for a dark blue nail polish that maintained its colour and not look black, like most dark blue nail polishes. I guess this is one of those colours where you will need 2-3 layers of a good topcoat to protect the colour.
If you would like to purchase this shade then pop into your nearest Dischem/Clicks store. It retails for R160.00.
I hope everyone has a lovely week!