OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Swatches & Review

OPI She's a Bad Muffuletta Swatches Review

OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! from the New Orleans Collection is a sassy creme, and as you’ll see later in this post, it sometimes pulls red and other times pink on me. It made me check my nails out in different lighting often because I was curious which way it would lean.

While OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! has a name that suggests it wants to be bad to the bone, I think it’s a very easy-going and wearable shade for virtually any occasion. A big ole softie! 😉 It’s bright, but at the same time, it’s also nothing wild and crazy.

In other news…

Today, I’m participating in the #KeepInstagramChronological campaign, and I urge you to also join the cause and take a stand. (Search the hashtag on Twitter or Facebook. There’s also a petition you can sign, which, at the time of me writing this, already has 142,963 supporters.)

It’s simple. To participate, don’t use Instagram on Friday March 18, 2016.

Why? Recently, Instagram unveiled their strategy that they plan to roll out sometime soon. It will change the order of your feed and what shows up based on an algorithm that decides for you what you’re more interested in seeing. Yeah, it’s similar to what Facebook did, and there was a huge backlash because of it.

From what I understand, Instagram plans to tweak the feed so that instead of seeing what’s being posted in the chronological sequence, you’ll see the more popular posts with higher “Likes” and views.  What does this mean? More exposure for the “Big Guys” and less exposure for the “Little Guys.”

The beauty of social media is its ability to communicate news as it happens. Live. But messing with the order manipulates that.

Instagram claims that all the posts will still show up, but just the order will be different. I still think that will have negative repercussions for the Little Guy who doesn’t have a huge following and counts on exposure and an equal playing field to gain traction.

Not everyone is going to sift through dozens of Instagram photos. Most will scroll through a few, and since the first few will be the more popular posts, the rest will be ignored.

Maybe Instagram could have a toggle feature in the app, so that people could choose which viewing mode they want to use.

Forcing the algorithm on us seems like a step towards turning Instagram into another advertising platform where small businesses and accounts will be cornered into having to pay for exposure in order to compete with the corporate giants. I don’t like that, and since I use my social media for personal reasons and as a hobby, I would never pay to boost my exposure or to increase the number of people who follow me.

I strongly believe that everyone matters, not just the popular people and brands, which is why I’m participating. Also, I prefer organic engagement instead of artificial engagement.

If you don’t want to turn on notifications for people you follow on Instagram, start “Liking” more of their photos and/or videos now so they will show up in your feed later when Instagram rolls out their plan. If you don’t, it’s possible that you may have to really hunt to see those posts in the near future.

Hopefully, through the power of the people banding together and not using Instagram for one day, we can show them that the algorithm is just a popularity contest. Maybe they’ll rethink the strategy and listen. Time will tell.

OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Pictures

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OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Swatches

All swatches have:

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  • Red-hot creme (Yes)

Key Notes

OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Review


Walking the tight line between red and pink, She’s a Bad Muffuletta! by OPI is bright, yet at the same time, it’s giving me retro vibes!

I can see it being appropriate for a wide variety of occasions from the office to a party, and it’s one of those colours that I find very easy to sport because it’s not overly flashy or dull.


The creme finish is simple and to the point. No frills for this one. That means it’s easy to apply and equally easy to remove. You won’t need to struggle with any glitter.

Application & Formula

She’s a Bad Muffuletta! by OPI has a smooth formula that applies easily. With two coats, you can get pretty good coverage, but I found that I needed three coats for complete opacity.

While this is okay, it has been my experience with numerous reds that they tend to reach opacity quicker – usually just two coats.


OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP, which you may appreciate if you’re allergic to those ingredients, or if you’re making conscious shopping decisions.


  • Bright red that sometimes leans pink
  • Smooth, creamy formula
  • No Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP


  • It took 3 coats for me to achieve full opacity

Final Verdict: 7/10

She’s a Bad Muffuletta! by OPI isn’t as naughty as the name would suggest. Hehe, it’s quite tame and pretty!

While it’s nice enough, a reddish pink nail polish isn’t the first colour that steals my attention, however, I appreciate how it changes and one minute looks red and then pinkish later.

If you’ve worn this, does it lean more red or pink on you? Will you be participating in the #KeepInstagramChronological campaign today? How do you feel about Instagram changing the order of your feed?


6 thoughts on “OPI She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Swatches & Review

  1. Melissa

    It’s a really pretty color and it looks great on you. I would pick this one up but I’m not big on the whole 3 coats thing. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Thank you! 🙂

      I think others might have been able to get better coverage with two coats, but with my bottle, it definitely needed that third to make it completely even!

  2. Jessie

    I love this colour, it reminds me of a bright candy watermelon. Might have to get this one.
    I’m with you on the opinion of Instagram. I follow small Canadian knit/crochet and makeup/nail accounts and would hate to see them fall to the bottom of my feed.
    Your idea to switch the settings would work nicely. I’m staying off Instagram today but it’s killing me. It’s my favourite platform at the moment. Guess I’ll have to dive back into Twitter

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jessie!

      Yay! Thank you for standing up for your freedom with respect to the Instagram protest today. If they are smart, they’ll take our feedback into consideration before plunging ahead with their algorithm roll-outs.

      Hehe, usually, I’m addicted to Instagram, but today, surprisingly, I’m finding it easy to not use the app. No withdrawal symptoms yet! Hehe! I think it’s because I know that I can get back on Saturday.

      During the protest, I realized that out of all my social media, I enjoy Instagram the most, which is why the news of potentially bad changes upset me. Really hope Instagram doesn’t get ruined. They have a good thing going. Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed! 😛

  3. Nicole

    I just came across this post (right after I applied it) 🙂 I was curious how the color looked on other people. It’s definitely pulling more coral/orange based on me. Definitely not what I normally wear, but I think it looks nice. I would say it’s a bit “neon” as well, but not in a bad way. It was a three coaster for me as well.


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