Okay, I’ll admit it – I get a little intimidated by yellow and gold nail polish. And I can never tell if they’ll work with my skin tone until I paint my nails.
OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! is from the upcoming Euro Centrale Collection for Spring/Summer 2013, which will be hitting stores on February 6.
In the bottle, it looks magical! When I first got it, I admired it in natural light at various angles. It’s definitely different than any of the golds or yellows I have in my stash.
(Random note: Whenever anyone says ‘stash’, I always think of a moustache first. And since most nailphiles don’t use the word in that context and more commonly use it to mean their collection, it usually makes me giggle when I hear sentences with the word ‘stash’. Yeah, I can find humour in anything.)
OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! Pictures
OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 3 coats of OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Shimmery gold
- Name: OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!
- Collection: OPI Euro Centrale Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Euro Centrale Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Polka.com, OPI…Eurso Euro, Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN!, You’re Such a BudaPest, Can’t Find My Czechbook, My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!, Hands Off My Kielbasa!, OY-Another Polish Joke!, A Woman’s Prague-ative, Vant to Bite My Neck?, I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw & My Vampire is Buff
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons (Available February 6, 2013)
OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! Review
First of the bat, I have to say that this polish reminds me of fairy tales and particularly of Rumpelstiltskin.
(That’s the story where the king lies about his daughter’s ability to spin straw into gold, locks her in a room, and then demands that she spin straw into gold by the morning. What a great father…Then Rumpelstiltskin tries to capitalize on the situation by performing the miracle in exchange for a necklace at first and then escalating to a promise to have her firstborn child!)
To me, OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! is a miraculous nail polish. It looks magical and delicate as a manicure – like what I imagine spun gold would look like.
The bonus? I didn’t need to promise my first-born child to a hairy imp-like creature with a funny name.
OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! looks like it has a fine glassfleck finish. The shimmer works hard like the rent is due tomorrow!
When I wore this to the office, the sun came out for a bit. I was impressed with how brilliant it shone and twinkled, dancing on my nails like a sugarplum fairy trying to land a role in The Nutcracker musical.
Application & Formula
OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke! is thin and watery, but I found it easy to control and apply smoothly.
To the naked eye (and not blown up large like the photos on my blog), you get decent coverage with 3 thin coats. However, if you really want to make sure nothing peeks out, you may want to either add an extra thin coat, or make your coats slightly thicker.
Also, removing this polish was a breeze. It came off nearly as easily as a creme polish. I didn’t have to scrub my fingers raw.
Final Verdict: 8/10
This polish really grew on me. When I was painting my nails at night, I wasn’t sure how flattering it was against my skin tone, but, as usual, I gave it a shot. The next day, I found myself glancing down a lot. It’s not a colour I wear very often, so it’s a fun nail novelty for me.
How often do you wear gold nail polish? Which shades from the Euro Centrale Collection do you plan on picking up?