Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Every Month is Oktoberfest!

....Or so says OPI!

You know how some nail colors are "duds" because they look so complex and great in the bottle, but on your nails they turn kind of flat?  IE the duo-chrome shimmer kind of disappears, or the glitter overwhelms the base color (or vice versa)? 

Yeah, this polish is NOT one of those colors!

I mean, just look at it!  I hope my sub-par photography skills did it justice.

OPI Gelcolor "Every Month is Oktoberfest" is a perfectly balanced mix of a dark, navy blue base filled with rusty red colored shimmer.   These colors play off of one another so that they create a glowing finish in all but the dimmest lighting.  Some colors as dark as this may get confused for being black, but you won't have that issue here; the interplay between the base and the shimmer creates sort of a purple "raisin" color (to use the words of one girl who complimented my nails), and the red shimmer ensures that the lighting won't just make it look flat black. On top of that, in daylight the navy undertones really shine through and even kind of glow like blue glass--which you can really see in my macro shot.  I could go on and on about this polish, but I'm not sure how to describe this in a way that will do it justice. And only two coats worked great for this gel polish. 

I only have two small caveats.  One, there was a sneaky, tiny amount of "shrinking" from the edges of my nails that was unnoticeable until I was all finished.  My polish actually did wear away faster and create a few tiny chips within a week because of this, but I recapped the edges and was OK for another week.  In the future, I think capping the edges and curing that before painting the rest of my nails may help out my problem a bit.  And two, the color ran just a little bit, hence why the cuticle area of my nails looks a little jagged--it also snuck into the sidewalls of my nails in a few spots.  But that's nothing that wouldn't keep me from buying this gel again if I had to!


  1. I wore this one a couple of weeks ago! I stumbled on your blog searching for something else, but I'm in a group of ladies who are all obsessed with SOGs. Let me know if you'd be interested in joining, it's fun sharing photos and ideas ;)

    1. Awesome! I'd love to know about your group! I post on the nails section of purseforum sometimes, but other than that I haven't seen many gel polish resources online.

    2. It's a group on FB if that's okay. I'm not sure about the best way to contact you, is there an email or FB address I could use?

    3. Sure! My email is Stephaniees87 @ yahoo. com. Hopefully that will work; I don't use facebook much so I'm not sure what my address for there is.