Sunday, August 24, 2008

Crystal File 023: Sephora by OPI Run With It

Wow! Such a unique and beautiful color! A soft dove grey with silver and gold shimmer which imparts a subtle luminescence to the polish. I have to admit, its a rather odd color to see on my nails after having worn vampies for so many consecutive days, but gorgeous never-the-less.

I have to say, application was a nightmare at first, way too thick and gloopy. After much thinning, however, i got the polish to a consistency that was much more agreeable. I was a bit disappointed given that the Sephora by OPI polishes retail for more than their OPI retail counterparts, i expected flawless application. Also, the first SOPI i tried (Never Enough Shoes, see previous post) applied very nicely, so i was surprised that Run With It performed so poorly until i thinned the heck out of it. At any rate, the thinning, shaking, swatching, thinning some more, etc.....All ended up being worth it, as the color is super unique and lovely.


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Do you love it? Or perhaps not so much? I definitely do, although i wanted to hate both of these Sephora by OPI polishes, just so that i could say the extra $ wasn't justified. I still maintain that unless the color is quite unique, you can likely find a less expensive counterpart in the regular OPI retail line. If, however, the color seems unique, it is probably worth picking up :)

6 comments:

Azucar said...

It looks pretty on your nails. I see this looking dead on me which is ok because the Sephora OPI prices are a bit nuts.

shadowline said...

Its not a bad polish but I prefer you in happy colors.

"Hailey" @CasualLavish.com said...

I wish I could wear that color! It looks great on you.

Hillary said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! I appreciate you taking the time to check out my posts :)

Lina-Elvira said...

It looks so great on you but I know it wouldn't work on me. Now Misa's Forbidden Lust.. Oh I WANT it.. But, can't for the life of me find them in the UK, not even ebay, so will have to argue with my wallet again and probably go on h2t or something..

Jason said...

Actually, I really appreciate this color because I can enjoy wearing something with quite a bit more depth and interest than a basic gray creme, yet still remain inside a relatively conservative color range for men.
And yes, it does look great on your nails too!
Thank you for the great blog!