20 January 2013

OPI Planks A Lot

When the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection came out last May I was just starting to hit my polish-addiction stride but hadn't strayed much yet from my usual favourite shades. I thought I didn't really like softer colours much, nor purples, so I wasn't in any real hurry to try Planks A Lot. And then I did. And it was instant love.

OPI Planks A Lot swatch

Naturally, because it's how these things work, the collection was long sold out here by then, so I conserved my little mini, guarding against that hypothetical polish emergency that would surely hit once I'd used it all, until Anna came to my rescue in our recent swap, heroically slaying this and several other lemmings in one fell swoop.

OPI Planks A Lot swatch

I may not be wildly fond of straight pastels or purples, but Planks A Lot resides squarely within the Butter Zone of Awesomeness. It's not too light and not too dark, with just the slightest hint of dusty grey, and the soft, creme finish is just lovely! The formula was great on it as well, a little thin but still easy to control, and it self-leveled like a boss.

OPI Planks A Lot swatch

I'm wearing three coats of Planks A Lot here, without any top coat because I was going to add some nail art to it later...which went horribly, horribly awry. No pictures survived to tell the tragic tale, but memories of the beautiful base live on.

32 comments:

  1. My camera's incapable of photographing this polish, it always comes out far too blue. All the colours in this collection are so pretty :) On Stranger Tides is the only polish I've ever bought a back up of (I was briefly very obsessed with it).

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    1. Thanks, Sam! This really was a great collection, wasn't it? I hunted down Stranger Tides and was lucky enough to get Skull & Glossbones in a swap, and two more are on my WL as well.

      Haha, my camera and I had a discussion or two involving the white balance settings, bribery, and some lightly veiled threats, but it finally pulled through. ;)

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  2. This looks so good on you. I got rid of it because it was so bad on me. Oh, to not have a wonky skin tone.

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    1. Thank you, Rach!! See, I keep feeling like I really do have a wonky skin tone because it's so pale and prone to coming over all pink. Doesn't help that my favourite colours to wear are the ones that lobster it the most. :P

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  3. This is so beautiful!!! It looks amazing on you!
    Unfortunately I missed this collection :(

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    1. Thank you, Ash!! I pretty much missed it too and have been playing hide-and-go-swap with it ever since. ^_^

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  4. Im so glad you love this! I wish I wouldve got one for myself! It looks beautiful on you!

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    1. I love it so much, Anna--thank you!!! :D

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  5. Haha I love your last paragraph! This color is really sweet, and looks great on you :D

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  6. LOL, the tragic tale - start a new one, I'm sure that will have a happy ending.
    I love this polish and am happy to have it in mu stash :)

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    1. Excellent advice, Maria, I'll definitely be using this one again! Thank you!!

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  7. I think this looks fab on you! I missed out of this collection. But luckily I know a few places that still sell some of them if I'm ever in need :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kas! Augh, I'm so jealous--if I don't grab something right away here, it's pretty much gone forever. >_<

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  8. This is one of my all time favorite purples!

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  9. This is a really beautiful purple!

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  10. I looove this color! I have most of this collection on my wishlist - they're just so gorgeous!

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    1. Haha, I think I had at least half of it on mine as well. Thanks, and good hunting to both of us!! ^_^

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  11. i have been wanting this polish sooo bad for the longest time - just beautiful!

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    1. Ooh, I could totally see this on you too, Lydz! Good luck, and thank you very much!

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  12. I said it before and I'll say it again: WEAR MORE PURPLE.

    That is all.

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  13. I can easily understand why it was instant love for you, Planks A Lot is beautiful! :-)

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  14. this looks great on you! I got the minis too and I rarely use them because of fear that I will run out, especially with Skull & Glossbones.

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    1. Thanks, ChiChi! Ooh, I love Skull & Glossbones too. Really hoping OPI decides to re-promote some of these shades--I still have a couple of my WL that I would love to get my hands on!

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