After Warm Me Up, I picked one other polish from the 2013 OPI Holiday Collection, and I surprised myself by going red. It wasn't long ago I was saying I'm not so crazy about red nail polish because it's just so predictable and expected--especially in a Christmas collection. Now, though... I don't know if I've opened my eyes or the brands have shifted shades or what, but lately, I'm finding a lot more to like about red. Case in point, OPI All I Want For Christmas Is OPI...
Not at all egotistically or redundantly named, OPI All I Want For Christmas Is OPI is a deep, rich, smexy red, exactly the sort of shade I can't seem to resist these days. I seem to like a little bit of a blue lean to my reds, which this one has, but it stops short of flirting with burgundy. It's also nice and deep while still being bright. Basically, Husband nailed it when he said, "Wow. That's, like, blood red."
Is it weird that that totally made me love it even more? (If it helps, I'm also essentially nocturnal, am very pale, and tend to shun the daylight...)
I didn't note how many coats I applied when I wore All I Want For Christmas Is OPI about a week and a half ago, which means it was three--that's my default, unless I find a good one-coater. Then I wear two.
The formula was typical OPI, which means it was well pigmented, a good consistency, and easy to control. Careful clean-up didn't leave any staining around the cuticles.
More than being bold and dramatic (and all sexy and stuff), OPI All I Want For Christmas Is OPI is pretty much exactly the colour I think of when I think of red velvet, and that makes it right at home in this holiday collection. It also makes me wonder what other fabulous reds I've overlooked that need to get on my nails... Looks like I've got some shopping to do!