O.P.I: Fiercely Fiona

The name of this polish is slightly ironic because there is a hurricane named Fiona that is out and about right now. Lol.  Anyway, as promised, here is my review on O.P.I’s Fiercely Fiona.

Here are the photos of the bottom of the bottle and the bottle itself:

When I was in Trade Secret, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get this color or not.  I had seen pictures of the color, and I thought it was nice, but I wasn’t sure if I would wear it.  So.  Here we go.

You see, in the bottle, the color looks like it might have some green in it.  And maybe because this color is part of O.P.I’s Shrek Collection, I associated this color with green.  But actually, it’s just yellow!  The photo’s color is pretty much spot on, so you can see that it’s kind of a pastel yellow.  It’s not dull like pastel, because it’s bright, but it’s not like “Solar Power” where the yellow is bright like the sun.

It’s a creme polish that goes on super smooth!  I used three coats, which is my norm.  I used thin coats, so maybe you can get away with two thick ones.

I ended up loving this color!  It seems that every color I review, I love.  I don’t do it purposely.  It just happens.  “Fiercely Fiona” is great color for the sunny months, like summer, and it’s also a nice spring color.  But the fall is coming up.  So… maybe now isn’t the best time to wear it. Lol.  But I’m wearing it anyway.  I don’t really follow the season colors anyway.  I just wear what I think is pretty, regardless if it’s black in summer or yellow in autumn.

♥ ☮

~LinZ

O.P.I: You Don’t Know Jacques!

The exclamation point in the title is not because of enthusiasm for this polish, it’s part of the name!  The way I said that makes it sound like I don’t like this polish.  Eek.  Ok, let me rephrase… or better yet, let me just say, I LOVE this polish.  For MANY reasons, which you are about to read about. 🙂

So!  On with the review.  Here are the standard pictures of the bottom of the bottle and the bottle itself:

First let me say, with this polish, it was IMPOSSIBLE to get the color exactly translated into a photo.  I took , oh gosh, I don’t know HOW many photos, playing with different light, different times of the day… And I managed to get the right color with “Ruby Pumps” when I used natural light from  my window.  Unfortunately, where I live, it has been overcast for several days, and for the past two days, it HAS NOT STOPPED RAINING.  Which is annoying because school is now in session.

The color above in the photo, honestly, looks NOTHING like the actual nail polish color.  I just really wanted to write this review, but I have better pictures on this post if you keep reading.

The actual color is much darker.  And will be shown and explained in this review. 🙂

I have several pictures that are pretty close to the color.  So here’s some:

This photo was taken in my bathroom, over the sink, which has a large window.  But it still has the influence of fluorescent lighting.  The photo nails look like a dark brown, but it’s really a gray/brown.

This polish changes color in different lighting.  Not literally, as if it were a mood ring, but depending on the lighting, sometimes “You Don’t Know Jacques!” is more gray than brown and sometimes more brown than gray.

This is a picture right next to the window, letting in natural light.  This is pretty close to to the actual color.

It looks SO BROWN, but it’s NOT!

I can keep putting up more photos and continue to confuse you, but I won’t.  And if you’ve read up to here, I congratulate you, because I’m really just rambling nonsense about this color.  I’m going to give up on the photos and just give you my personal opinion/experience with “You Don’t Know Jacques!”

Little background to this.  I have always wanted to get O.P.I polish but I could never find it!  And finally, one day, I was at the mall helping a friend pick out a ring at a kiosk.  While my friend payed for the ring, I stood on the side, just looking around, and right across the kiosk was Trade Secret.  Now, I’ve gone to this mall my entire life.  I’ve walked past this store over a hundred times.  I always thought they just sold shampoos, hair care products, and the like.  But when I glanced at the store, I saw a rack a nail polish.  And I thought, “Oh! They sell polish.”  Then I saw a big sign on the rack that said O.P.I.  I can’t quite describe the feeling I had.  But I hope one day you can feel the way I did.  😀

So, here’s the ACTUAL review. Lol.  Sorry for making you read all this other stuff.  So this was my first time using O.P.I and I think I might have a new favorite nail polish brand.  You get your money’s worth, for sure!  This is quality polish.  The application process is so smooth!  The more polish you put on, the darker it gets, as with most polishes.  I used three coats.

“You Don’t Know Jacques!” is a creme polish, and it is a brown/gray color, also known as taupe.  I noticed that in the fluorescent light it’s more gray than anything else.  A dark gray.

I fell in love with this polish immediately because it’s so different.  It’s a unique color.  Not even CLOSE to anything I have in my collection.  It’s a great fall color.  Perfect for the upcoming months! 😀

It dries fast, removal is fine. AND.  It’s so shiny!  After three coats, it looked like I was already wearing a top coat!  It looked like glass!  And my nails felt like glass too!  It was SO SMOOTH.  I couldn’t stop feeling my nails.  Creepy much?!

I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!

And I know I said I would have something posed on Monday, and actually, I started typing this yesterday.  I had every intention of posting it.  But then it was getting late, and I still wasn’t done typing, and I was getting frustrated with the lack of good, color-right photos.  So I just gave up and went to bed.

One last try!  *sigh* I just can’t get the color right.  That’s probably the only irritating thing about this polish.  It does NOT like to be photographed.  I can’t blame it.  I don’t like to be either. 😀

♥ ☮

~LinZ