NOTD | OPI Mauving to Manitoba


Hi Ladies! If you read my haul post yesterday, you will know that I recently picked up an OPI nail polish in the shade 'Mauving to Manitoba'. I spotted this in a discount health and beauty shop (cheap skate ha!) and just couldn't resist the bargain. Now I don't know if its just me but I'm one of these people that just can't justify spending a fortune on nail polish. I realise its lovely and I do enjoy using it but I personally prefer to spend my money on makeup, skin and hair care products. I managed to get this for 12 dollars which is around 7-8 pounds so still on the pricey side but I guess its better than OPI's normal £10/11 price tag.

When rummaging through all of the available shades, I was instantly drawn to this one. As with all OPI nail polishes, the bottle is big and sturdy and this shade in particular has a gorgeous marble effect running through it which makes the bottle look even prettier than usual. The way I would describe this shade is a mix between mauve, purple, pink and red. It is really unusual and nothing like I have ever used before. I must also add that the shine this polish gives my nails is incredible. After only one coat my nails looked sparkling. I love nothing more than super shiny nails so this was a big plus for me. 

As with all nail polishes I use, I did apply two coats but the colour was almost opaque after the first. I love the consistency of OPI polishes as they glide on to the nails like a dream without being too gloopy or too watery thin. I also noticed it began to dry pretty quickly but I still applied my Sally Hansen Insta Dri over the top to speed things up. (Mrs Impatient!)

I have had this on my nails for a few days now and it still looks super shiny and relatively chip free. I say relatively because I scuffed a few of them at work but that's my fault not the nail polishes. All in all, I really love this shade and think it is one of those go to colours that will go with almost any makeup or outfit that I wear. I can see why people do go wild for these nail polishes and if I had more money I would love to add a few more to my collection. However, I still think Barry M does the job for 2.99. 8)

If you fancy having a splurge on this gorgeous nail polish, I have hunted it down on Amazon here for £8.39 which is a little bit cheaper than normal.

What do you think of OPI? Do you dislike spending lots of money on nail polish like me?

Lots of Love,


24 comments

  1. I've been after a colour like this for so long, it looks lovely! I've never splashed out on an OPI polish before but the bargain one on Amazon looks appealing aha. I think that I need some Insta Dri, I'm impatient when it comes to nail drying too! xx

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  2. Its such a pretty colour! I do love OPIs, and they are a lovely luxurious treat, but the hefty pricetag is a little offputting! xx

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  3. your nails are a beautiful shape xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. your blog is absolutely adorable! so happy i found my way here. wanna follow each other? xx

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  5. love the colour. i've bought a couple from OPI before, and to be honest, I really don't like the formula, i find it really watery. It was annoying because as you say, they are rather pricey! I'm sticking to Barry M and Topshop from now on! x

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  6. love that color!

    http://ararereality.blogspot.com/

    X

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  7. need this colour in my life! gorgeous x

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  8. That is such a beautiful colour - wooow! xx


    http://makeupaddict-xo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. It's such a pretty, unusual colour! The price of OPI is a bit ridiculous, you can definitely get great quality from the cheaper brands xx

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  10. This is lovely. I really want to buy an OPI nail varnish but I don't want to spent all that money on one like you.

    www.simplybeauty123.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  11. This is such a lovely colour! pretttttttttyyyy! :D xx

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  12. I love your blog!Plus, that nail varnish is a lovely colour. :)

    katieizzy.blogspot.com

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  13. That colour is soo beautiful <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  14. your nails look lovely!

    xx

    http://beaufashionbygemma.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. That's such an amazing colour! xo

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  16. What a stunning colour! Your nails are gorgeous too, are they real? If they are, how do you keep them in such good condition? :O Thanks :) greatt post :D xx

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  17. This is such a pretty colour. I am really in the mood for darker nail polish now the autumn is on the horizon!

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  18. I love OPI, they're my fave!!

    I'm doing a giveaway over at my blog if your interested :) Check it out here - http://jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/100-followers-giveaway.html

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  20. Love your blog :)..I think I have the same nail polish or one similar in color.
    RoRos World

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  21. This is very pretty but I do find it hard to part with lots of money when it comes to nail polishes as I also think Barry M does the job! xxx

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  22. Lovvve the post hun! The past 10 posts actually! Just caught up on all your bloggy posts that I've missed. Totally been neglecting the interwebs this entire summer!


    Love and HUGS always!!!

    XXXXxx

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  23. Such a lovely shade, I love seeing posts on permanent products and not just limited edition ones :) x

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