I used OPI’s base coat, color, and topcoat to create my mani at home. The great thing about its polishes is how easy they are to use for anyone who’s attempting an at-home manicure—the brushes are the ideal size for ultimate control.
The base coat applied really smoothly and evenly, and it dried quickly, so I didn’t have to wait too long between coats. The color was so pigmented that I felt like I could have gotten away with just one coat, but I ended up using two just to ensure it looked even and opaque. The topcoat really impressed me with how short the dry time was. I was able to do normal tasks without worrying about my nails getting smudged within 20 minutes.
The polish lasted really well on my hands, but some of the top edges began to wear down after two days. This may have been more noticeable because I chose a darker color, but it’s something to keep in mind. Otherwise, it didn’t chip or begin to pull up at the cuticles.
The formula itself didn’t leave me with any bubbles (which is my pet peeve when I do my own nails). It was also very shiny and stayed shiny until I took it off. All in all, if you’re looking for a solid nail polish to keep in your collection, OPI is one of my top recommendations for you.