A couple of weeks ago, because someone referred to this polish as the greatest silver ever and because I'm exactly that hard to manipulate, I shouted, "I'll be the judge of that!" and marched out to buy a bottle. (It's all part of that same "You're not the boss of me!" instinct that makes me physically itch to barge through any door marked No Entry. Sadly, Husband has yet to master the art of using this trait to his advantage without giving the game away, thus planting me on the "You can't make me!" side of whatever he's trying to accomplish. Crap, where was I? Right, the nail polish!)
OPI This Gown Needs a Crown is a beautiful silver foil that dries to suede, matte finish. Or if you prefer, satin (since that's what it says on the bottle cap). And by foil, I'm not only referring to its classification--I also mean that it literally looks like you've covered your nails with delicate, silver foil paper.
The surface doesn't reflect like a mirror-chrome; instead, the fine particles give off a glow that's soft and diffused. Just two coats of this great formula will be perfect for most, for daily wear. I hit mine with three for the camera and then basically sat back and breathed in the awesome.
OPI This Gown Needs a Grown's finish is so gorgeously suede that I didn't even think about top coating until I was finishing off some comparison pics (oops, spoiler alert! comparison post on the way...) and then OHSWEETMERFICUL, I 'bout fell out of my seat. On a scale of 1-10, the sparkle was insane. I will absolutely be wearing this polish again in the ludicrously near future.
Is it the greatest silver of all time? I'm not quite prepared to commit to as bold a statement as that, but as pathologically contrary as I am, I'm perfectly content to let that claim stand unchallenged. This is a damn fine silver polish.