Hello everyone! Today I'm back with another NOTD, and I'm thinking of turning this into a weekly series kinda thing as I change my nail varnish every week so I think I'll just show you every week what I'm wearing and review it at the same time. Anyway, today I'm here with Danke-Shiny Red by OPI.
Danke-Shiny Red is part of the Germany Collection OPI launched last Autumn/Winter at the same time as all the fashion weeks, so the nail polish shades were similar to the colours seen on the catwalks. They had 4 different types of nail polishes in this collection, Danke-Shiny Red being a shimmer lacquer, meaning it's enriched with a soft undertone of sparkly gold, which I personally think is gorgeous.
I don't feel like I need to comment on the packaging, as it's the standard glass nail polish bottle with the matte lid - I don't really know what to say.. It's good for storage, the applicator is big so it's easy to apply the polish and it's overall great. Lets just look at the polish inside the bottle, shall we?
When I saw this colour, I just instantly fell in love. It's the perfect bright, intense, almost neon traffic light red. I would personally consider it a neon red as when it was on my nails it caught my eye all the time (plus my boyfriend loves it, he actually picked this one for me to wear - yay!)
As I said above, it's a shimmer lacquer so it has undertones of sparkly gold which unfortunately you can't really see in the pictures but honestly, it has the most beautiful golden shimmer when the light hits it, I never noticed it at first, I just saw the neon red and thought "I'll have that!" but now that I see the golden shimmer I love it even more.
Basically, what I am saying is it's a bright intense neon red with a golden shimmery undertone when the light hits it aka the most beautiful red nail polish EVER and you all need to get it now!
For application, it takes 2 coats for full opacity, obviously with a base and top coat also. It dries reasonably fast for someone who is extremely impatient *ahem* me *ahem*.. As for chips, I had this on for 5 days and it had chipped slightly, but nothing major as I never really wear nail varnish longer than a week because I get bored of having the same colour on my nails and end up picking it off. Beauty blogger failure. :( Also, taking it off was fine and it didn't stain my fingers/nails as last week I was taking off a Topshop matte nail polish and it stained my fingers so bad! I was raging, totally unimpressed with their new matte collection.. But that's a different story!
|With flash - now can you see the neon factor with me?!|
Overall, this is a beautiful polish in the bottle and even more beautiful on the nails, honestly the pictures do not do this polish justice. It's just the perfect neon red that stands out with subtle golden shimmery undertones that show when the lights hit your nails. I think it's perfect for all seasons and I'll be wearing it a lot this Autumn/Winter, I think I've already decided that this will be my Christmas nail polish! The application is easy, it lasts for a long time and it's just gorgeous, I'm seriously so impressed with OPI nail polishes and I've never had a bad experience with them.
For UK people, you can buy OPI from here for £11.50, which isn't cheap but it's the one place I've found that sells all the OPI polishes, obviously other websites sell them for cheaper but they don't sell every polish. I personally just googled "opi UK" and found loads of places that sell them but I've only found the one website that sells every polish.
Anyway, that's about it for this post, I hope you all like reading these NOTD posts and are as happy as I am that I'm making it into a little series! Have you tried any of the OPI nail polishes, and if you have, what's your favourite?
Have a lovely day and don't stop smiling. :)