Thursday, November 20, 2014

OPI Blonde Date is a shimmery yellow gold

An oldie, but goodie.  I haven't seen such a gorgeous gold since Essie Amalfi.  After some googling, I found out that this is dupey to OPI Megawatt, which is still around.  I am not sure, but now I want to try that one too.  I am a big fan of shimmery golds, especially if they have an old-school feel, like this one.

The formula was great, and the brush stroke-y look was not as bad in real life.  For some reason, it seems to be amplified in pictures.  I have a little trick when I encounter sheer shimmers, such as this one.  I apply the first coat and try to match that with something in my stash.  Then, I apply a coat of a sheer color that would not change it too much.  In this case, I used a Jelly (L'Oreal Bananarama Love), and then one last coat of the shimmer.  It works wonders.

Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
1 coat OPI Blonde Date
1 coat L'Oreal Bananarama Love
1 coat OPI Blonde Date
Dior Gel Coat


  1. This is really pretty! Love it. I picked up Megawatt a while back and still not used it! Looks good tho :-)

    1. Wow really? I had it in my untrieds for a while, but so glad I reached for it :)