day two hundred and seventeen, opi bright lights, big colour!
the story of this nail polish (for me) goes back about...4-5 years. i had a manicure done in an essie coral colour and i couldn't remember the name (i still can't) and devoted a huge portion of my time shopping around at different etailers and retailers trying to find the precise shade. this isn't it...that much i do know. but beyond that...i can't even remember what the original colour WAS!
anyway! this is from the brights collection back in...i don't know, but awhile ago to say the least! it's a really gorgeous pink/orange coral with a super strong gold flash and stunning iridescent shimmer loaded in the polish. it is a great, spring-y warm colour...a perfect antithesis to the freezing grey rain we've had here! it DOES go on quite sheer...this was i think 5 thin coats and i still felt like my natural nail line was visible (which i hate). but it's so pretty and cheerful...it gets a pass on the VNL department. it is kind of a mix between the two different shades shown (i snapped two at work on my iphone because i was convinced i hadn't captured it accurately...and i still haven't! )