02 April 2013

OPI My Vampire Is Buff

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For all that I love bright, cheerful nail polish colours, My Vampire Is Buff was the one I was most excited about from the OPI Euro Centrale Collection. The fact that I'm a full-on Buffy the Vampire Slayer fangirl is total coincidence, I'm sure, but yeah, with all the pretty shades in this collection, I was instantly drawn to this soft shade of vanilla.

OPI My Vampire Is Buff swatch

OPI My Vampire Is Buff is an off-white, creamy creme. I've read reviews that mention the formula being streaky, but I was happy with it. Yes, the first coat had its share of streaks, but really, that's to be expected with just about any polish this pale. It built well with only a little pulling on the second coat, and was nicely opaque in the three I'm wearing here. I wouldn't say the formula is up to OPI's usual standard, but given the hassle--all the streaks, the patchiness, and the pulling--that's typical of such pale, pastel shades like this one, I don't have any complaints.

OPI My Vampire Is Buff swatch

I'm definitely crazy about the colour, though! More mellow than white, more white than beige, with a little touch of yellow, "vanilla" is about the best description I can come up with. I already have five or six nail art ideas I'd like to try and plan to grab a backup (or two!) the next time I see it. Between this and My Boyfriend Scales Walls, OPI is really getting good at these not-quite-white polishes!

35 comments:

  1. This is very lovely!! :D I love vanilla and so I think that is a perfect description ^-^

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    1. Thanks, Ash! And yay for vanilla too! It's such an underrated flavour, but a good vanilla is hard to beat. ^_^

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  2. This is my favorite from the entire collection. It looks great on you!

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    1. Thank you very much! I'd have bought it for the name alone, but I really do love how soft and subtle it is. :)

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  3. This looks amazing on you, on me, not so much.

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    1. Aw, thank you! "Vampire" may be just about right for my sun-phobic paleness. :P

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  4. very beautiful color! Recalls ice cream. Looks wonderful on you!

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    1. Thank you very much! I definitely want to try some ice cream nail art with this one. ;)

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  5. It's a perfect vanilla-cream color - perfect for nail art too :)

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I just did some flowers over it last night, and I loved how they came out. Definitely going to need backups!

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  6. This color is so great I bought a back up bottle!

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    1. Haha, I totally need to do that too--thanks, Kelly!! :)

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  7. I adore vanilla shades like this! Looks fabulous on you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! The way I've been raving about this and Ion (yay!), I'm definitely getting into creamy neutrals. They're so soft and refreshing, especially with all the bright colours I wear. ;)

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  8. Beautiful pastel shade! It's also perfect as a base for some nice nail art! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Tanja! I totally agree--this bottle is gonna get quite a workout! :)

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  9. This is so pretty and classy on you! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  10. Love it! I ended up with Zoya's Jacqueline, and my mom bought this one (she's pretty into polish herself!) I'm curious to see how they compare, but from the swatches they look like almost perfect dupes!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! Ooh, I've been eying Jacqueline too but didn't make the connection. Excellent point! :D

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  11. This is probably going to be one of those polishes that everyone raves about like My Boyfriend Scales the Walls. Right? I really like it!

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    1. I was totally thinking the same thing, ChiChi! OPI really did some great, subtle magic with these two. Thanks!!

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  12. Beautiful swatch! I just bought this polish the other day and can't wait to wear it. It's a great nude shade and I can't help but love the name of it.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Melissa! Yeah, the name sold me all by itself, but I love the colour too--it's quite unique! Thank you, Melissa!

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  13. I have this polish too and I probably bought it entirely because of what a HUGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer geek I am! Doesn't hurt that it's such a pretty color either!

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