13 May 2014

NOTD/Review: OPI I Love Applause & Sheer Tints

I am in love! I have discovered a creme finished nail polish that is possibly my all time favourite baby pink polish of all time... and trust me, I have a shoe box full of baby pink polishes. This amazing nail polish is from OPI Muppets Most Wanted collection, and it's called I Love Applause.

Described by OPI as a "sheer, sweet pink (that) deserves a standing ovation", I have to agree. Although, I was pleasantly surprised that I Love Applause is not as sheer as I thought it might be. I was quite prepared for the sheerness to be that of Essie's Ballet Slippers. However, two coats of this polish was all I needed to obtain an adequate level of opacity .

I was also pleasantly surprised that I had no troubles with streaking that normally comes part and parcel with creme (especially light coloured) polishes. 

Drying time was also quick, and it didn't take long at all to achieve perfectly manicured nails that is suitable for everyday wear.

To spice things up, I decided to try some saran wrap nail art. I recently purchased the OPI Sheer Tints (minis), which are absolutely perfect for it.
L-R: Be Magentale With Me; I Can Teal You Like Me; Don't Violet Me Down
There are four sheer tints, and I used three out of four of them. The one not shown (and not used) is I'm Never Amberrassed, which is an orange tint.

There are quite a number of great saran wrap nail tutorials on the internet, so I didn't plan on doing a tutorial.
However, it's super easy and I'll quickly describe how I did it.

I cut up some saran wrap/cling wrap/glad wrap into approximately 6cm x 5cm pieces. Scrunched it up. Dotted each polish 2-3 times randomly on one side of the scrunched up cling wrap, and then "sponged" it onto the nail 2-3 times. Allow to dry before applying 2 coats of top coat.

I absolutely love how my nails turned out. It's such an easy, quick and relatively mess-free way of creating a marbled manicure. I think the OPI sheer tints go amazingly well with OPI I Love Applause.

OPI I Love Applause was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. looks really good. I haven't tried this technique x

  2. I'm mesmerized by the prettiness of your nails!!

  3. love the colors :)


  4. Love the effect you made for your nails!
    A Beautiful Zen