Product Review : OPI Big Apple Red

OPI Big Apple Red

In the past ten years of painting my nails crazy colours and patterns, I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than six pounds on a nail polish so I was reluctant at first to give OPI a go, even though I loved the packaging and the quirky names they give their shades. However, the never ending chipping of the cheaper brands I was using was really becoming wearing so thought I’d give it a whirl.

I went for a classic red as this is what I probably wear the most. Mine cost 11 pounds (I have no pound sign on this silly Australian keyboard, sorry!) from Beauty Bay, who also do free international delivery.

Big Apple Red is a great shade, tending neither too far towards orange or blue undertones. The polish goes on opaque, and has a shiny finish. I usually get about five days of wear, sometimes needing to top up a little on the tips although that may be because my nails tend to flake there (anyone know how to stop this by the way? Tell me in the comments if you do!)

I bought this in January and it’s still going strong. No hint of the polish starting to thicken and I’ve got some cheaper brands that I bought around the same time that look glue like by now.

Overall, definitely recommended! A slightly higher price product that’s worth the cash. I’ll still buy cheaper polishes when I want to paint little cat faces (or something) on my nails but for quality, it’s got to be OPI. 

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