My colleagues know not to disturb me during two events. One, when I’m shopping at Sephora, cause I need to concentrate on the plethora of makeup ahead of me. The second, when Scandal is airing a new episode! In an alternate world, I’d love to be strutting around in Olivia Pope’s (chic) shoes, fixing world problems with a steely gaze. Thus, when OPI released their Washington DC collection in collaboration with Kerry Washington, it seemed appropriate for me to go out and get a shade. Here is my review of ‘Suzi - The First Lady of Nails’.
Like all OPI lacquers, this one too comes in a weighted, glass bottle with a black cap. The attached square-tipped brush has soft bristles, which help in providing a streak-free coat of colour. The shade name is mentioned on a sticker beneath the bottle.
On application, I found that the formula lived up to OPI’s high standard. The colour went on smoothly, without any bubbling or clumping at all. The thin consistency allowed me to layer on coats easily. ‘Suzi - The First Lady of Nails’ is a stunning, olive green hue with a slightly glossy finish. One coat provides semi-opaque pigmentation, so I recommend that you apply two to get the full impact. On my nails, the lacquer took about 5-7 minutes to dry down completely.
For the sake of true testing, I wore this colour to work for 10 days straight. Although my job isn’t as stressful as Olivia’s, I found that the polish stood up quite well to the task. The colour stayed rich throughout its wear, with only minor chipping at the edges of my nails. On the downside, the shine did dull down after a week.
Edgy, pigmented and long lasting, this lacquer definitely looks like one that Olivia would wear. Now, excuse me whilst I put on my white hat, grab my Prada and head out to save the world.
Price: USD 10.00