Friday, October 14, 2016

NOTD: OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI (Gel)

OPI Venice I Cannoli Wear OPI Gel

It’s been a while since my last Nail of the Day (NOTD) post. Due to a busy schedule and some special events, I have been getting gel manicures at a local salon for the past few months. They use OPI Gel polishes, which I am really enjoying. I have tried Shellac in the past and the gel is very similar in that it is long lasting, resistant to wear and tear, and is completely dry within a minute or so under a curing lamp. However, I prefer the gel over Shellac since it doesn’t make my nails feel as thick, and the gel is cured with an LED light rather than a UV light. I also like that I can remove the gel at home without any acetone or chemicals even though it is not recommended. I must confess that I have discovered that after a few weeks of wear, I can peel the gel off in one piece without any issues while in a hot shower. I have not been able to do this with Shellac.

Of all the OPI Gel colours that I have tried, my favourites include Let’s Be Friends! from the Hello Kitty line (a perfect pastel pink for brides) and the one that I’m wearing in the photo above which is called I Cannoli Wear OPI from the fall 2015 Venice line.

Since grey is my favourite colour, I couldn’t wait to try this shade. I have to be very careful with greys since the ones with green undertones do not complement my skin tone. This shade works well for me since it’s a pastel grey creme with neutral undertones and a slight hint of blue. The colour is very light and works as a chic alternative to a stark white polish. It’s also a nice everyday colour that’s a bit different than the pastel pinks and nudes that are always popular.

Once I take a break from the gel, I will be purchasing this shade from OPI’s regular polish line. I highly recommend this colour for grey polish lovers and those who like light shades with a little twist.

What’s your favourite grey polish?

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