While I’m obsessed with the Liquid Sands, that doesn’t mean I neglected the rest of the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection!
Ever since I got OPI Pink Yet Lavender, I’ve been dying to layer it over another colour.
Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights was The Chosen One.
The two polishes became instant soul mates. I’ve even caught the extroverted glitter sneaking into my Helmer’s blue drawer to find Hot Summer Nights. 😉 (Haha, that could be interpreted in a variety of ways!)
The result was unexpected (I’ll explain later in this post), and I fell in love with it because it almost had a galactic vibe.
I swear this nail-polish combination wanted to live forever on my nails. A cute little shriek could be heard when it saw a cotton ball soaked with acetone getting closer…and closer…and closer! *Psycho knife/shower scene music here*
But it had a good run. And I’m pretty sure that I’ll wear this combination again. It’s one of my favourites!
OPI Pink Yet Lavender Pictures
OPI Pink Yet Lavender Swatches
All swatches have:
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√ Pink glitter
X Lavender shimmer
- Name: OPI Pink Yet Lavender
- Collection: Mariah Carey by OPI Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the Mariah Carey by OPI press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: A Butterfly Moment, Sprung, Pink Yet Lavender, Anti-bleak, Stay the Night, Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go & The Impossible
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons
OPI Pink Yet Lavender Review
Pink Yet Lavender by OPI is predominantly pale pink. I tried really hard to see the lavender shimmer they claimed was in it, but I just couldn’t. It looks pink to me.
There are also small glitter pieces that at first appear silver, but when you look at them in the sunlight, they seem to be holographic. (Unfortunately, in the lighting conditions I photographed it, the holo particles didn’t really show.)
The glitter in my above photos isn’t exactly accurate. Allow me to explain.
Pretty Serious Hot Summer Nights has a blue-jelly personality. When I first layered the glitter over, it looked normal. Then I applied Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat over everything, and that made the blue smear and bleed a bit over the glitter. That’s why the small pieces of glitter look blue (not silver or holographic) and why if you look closer at the edges of the larger pieces of glitter, it seems like they have a blue border.
Normally I don’t like my polish to bleed, but in this case, I thought the effect was surprisingly really cool! I got to wear blue and pink in the same manicure, which doesn’t happen often.
Since I wanted to show you accurate photos of what it looks like, I decided to swatch it over a bunch of different colours on a nail wheel so I could sleep with a good nailphile conscience. 😉 (Scroll further down to see what it looks like over 7 different polishes and in 3 different lighting conditions.)
Pink Yet Lavender by OPI is a glitter polish that has two sizes of glitter suspended in a clear base.
There was some texture, but I found that when I put on a top coat, it smoothed it out so much, so it didn’t feel gritty at all. It felt nearly as smooth as a creme!
Application & Formula
I was expecting Pink Yet Lavender to have a thick, glue-like consistency and be hard to work with. But…it totally had the perfect formula! It flowed onto the nail easily and smoothly. There was no clumping. And I found that it was pretty easy to get even coverage without having to push around glitter pieces with the brush.
Not all polishes that you layer under Pink Yet Lavender will smear and create a cool effect. It was a wonderful fluke that it happened to me!
So, below are some layering combinations that will hopefully give you a better idea of what it will typically look like.
(I’ve reviewed a few of these shades, so if you’re interested in reading the details, click on the links.)
For all of the below (Left-Right): Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle, OPI Gargantuan Green Grape, Nicole by OPI Hit the Lights, China Glaze Ruby Deer, Nicole by OPI Naturally, China Glaze Liquid Leather & Zoya Caitlin
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Final Verdict: 9/10
If you enjoy wearing glittery manicures or you like to spruce up an existing manicure with glitter when you’re in a pinch, I think you’ll really love this one.
It looks great over many different colours, but my favourites are over vampy hues…especially blue!
What would you layer under OPI Pink Yet Lavender? Can you see the lavender or mostly pink?