In the bottle, OPI It’s a Piazza Cake from the Venice Collection isn’t a shade that tends to catch my eye, only because orange isn’t my first pick. However, this particular one was unlike the others in my collection, and I never shy away from exploring new colour territory.
I gave OPI It’s a Piazza Cake a spin, and maybe it’s because the muted orange reminded me of pumpkin puree and it totally fits in with autumn, but I surprisingly fell hard for this nail polish.
With a comforting and understated quality, it’s easier to pull off than a typical bright orange, and the whole time I wore this, I could picture stamping on some gold leaves.
OPI It’s a Piazza Cake Pictures
OPI It’s a Piazza Cake Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of It’s a Piazza Cake
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
- Persimmon crème (Yes)
- Name: OPI It’s a Piazza Cake
- Collection: OPI Venice Collection 2015
- Press Release: Click here to see the official OPI Venice Collection press release
- Quick Look: Click here to see my OPI Venice Collection Quick Look post
- Colours Available in the Collection: A Great Opera-tunity, It’s a Piazza Cake, Worth a Pretty Penne, Tiramisu for Two, Amore at the Grand Canal, Gimme a Lido Kiss, Be There in a Prosecco, I Cannoli Wear OPI, Gelato on My Mind, Purple Palazzo Pants, O Suzi Mio, My Gondola or Yours?, Venice the Party? (Limited-edition), Baroque…But Still Shopping! (Limited-edition) & St. Mark’s the Spot (Limited-edition)
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $9.95 CAD
- Disclosure: This was provided as a press sample by PR.
- Where to Buy: Hudson’s Bay, Nail Polish Canada, Trade Secrets & select beauty shops/spas/salons
OPI It’s a Piazza Cake Review
It’s a Piazza Cake by OPI is spot-on a persimmon orange with a vintage edge. It’s not vivid like many of the other orange nail polishes I’ve worn, which is probably why it gives off a more sophisticated vibe that intrigues me.
If you’ve ever steered clear of oranges because they are ‘too flashy’ for you, give this one a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised how wearable orange can be.
In person, there’s just a slight dusty quality to it, but it’s not dull or boring in the slightest. There’s still just enough colour to keep this nailphile excited. 🙂
It’s a Piazza Cake has a cozy feeling, and it makes me think of pumpkin pies and cinnamon-sprinkled desserts. I also conjure up mental images of fall flannels and a hot latte.
As time goes on, I’m becoming a bigger creme fan because there’s beauty in simplicity. Plus I’m sure that I’ve said it a thousand times, but with a creme finish, the colour is what stands out, not the bells and whistles of a shimmery or glittery nail polish.
Application & Formula
Two coats was all I needed to get complete coverage, and the polish was easy to control with the brush, as it glided on evenly. No struggling with this polish, and it’s one of OPI’s better formulas.
Final Verdict: 9/10
It surprised me how much I enjoyed wearing OPI It’s a Piazza Cake!
That’s the interesting thing about nail polish. You could see a colour in the bottle and not think much of it, but somehow it transforms from the Ugly Duckling to the elegant swan once it’s on your nails. Moral of the story: Never underestimate a polish until you’ve tried it! 😉
Do you know of similar muted oranges? (If so, please let me know, as I want to try more!) Do you like eating persimmons? Are you a fan of flashy oranges, or do you also appreciate a sophisticated orange?
The entire Venice collection is high on my wishlist (not the LE ones, the other ones).
I had my doubts about Piazza Cake but you expertly erased them with your swatches 🙂
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Never thought that sienna would be a flattering shade for me, but it’s pretty unique in my collection. Gotta explore more colours like this soon. Hehe, and I’m glad that you’re also thinking about trying it, too!
It’s a nice color but I don’t think it’s for me. You’re right, it does remind me of pumpkin puree. Thanks as always for sharing with us! 🙂
Just looking at me makes me crave pumpkin pie, and it’s conveniently Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow. 🙂
What a lovely and unique shade to try , don’t think it would get well with my skintone ..
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I didn’t think it would work with my skin tone, but it was surprisingly flattering. Now I want to try more sienna-toned lacquers!
This shade is stunning on you, particularly in the natural light photos. The color is unusual, which always attracts me. Great choice for a post!
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Thank you so much! It stands out in my collection, especially in my drawer filled with oranges. Most of my orange nail polishes are bright or neon.
I’m not a fan of orange polish, but they really did nail (get it?) the color of persimmons. That’s my son’s favorite fruit which is unfortunate because they are so expensive! 🙂
I was never an orange person, either. (Hehe, makes it sound like an Oompa Loompa!) 😉
Wow, your son has a taste for the finer fruits! I have never known anyone whose favourite fruit is the persimmon – pretty cool!
I’ve never tried eating persimmons. This is lovely on you!
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If you ever try persimmons, make sure that it’s soft and ripe. When I was a kid, I remember eating one that wasn’t quite at its prime, and haha, it tasted absolutely awful and not sweet. So just be careful – you don’t want to get turned off from your first taste!
Thanks for the advice!
My pleasure! 🙂
wow.. this is crazy.. just as i get done painting the first coat of this polish on my nails, i click on your blog in my bookmarks bar and.. there it is!! 😀 this has been my go-to this fall so far. i’ve worn it about half a dozen times already lol. i was very surprised with how good this color looks on my skin tone, as i’m very fair. the formula is easy as pie (or cake!) and it makes ya think of all things fall. <3
Haha, wow, that is insanely good timing! (Maybe we are somehow connected through nail telepathy…hehe! Imagine if there is such a thing?)
By the way, thanks for bookmarking my blog. I’m so happy to hear it! 😀
This has become one of my go-to colors — I think it’s more cinnamon than “orange” and it wears really well over several days. I also use it on my BF’s nails regularly — it’s a great color for a guy and it looks totally hot on him!