Hello my beautiful friends,
Hope all of you are doing fine 🙂 Thankfully, my daughter is also showing signs of improvement and we are hopeful to see her fit and fine soon! To our excitement, she already managed to break one of our window blinds while playing (seems her medications are working…:D) and I wonder what’s next in her hit list 😛 Anyway, let me also get back to today’s review from OPI’s nail collection. Recently, I spotted these metallic OPI nail lacquer collection and picked up Chicago Champagne Toast upon my interest for another metallic nail lacquer. However, after trying it for a while I feel it is not suitable for me though it is pretty awesome metallic golden mixed bronze shade. So, please read on further to know more about OPI nail lacquer – Chicago Champagne Toast.
$5-$9 for 0.5 fl oz (15 ml), price varies from store to store.
This metallic light bronze nail lacquer comes in as usual thick and sturdy glass bottle packaging with black cap. Undoubtedly, quite classy and travel-friendly packaging.
My Experience with OPI Nail Lacquer – Chicago Champagne Toast:
Chicago Champagne Toast seems a perfect blend of golden and bronze shade with hints of metallic pink sometimes. It seems quite frosty with dazzling finish on my nails which also tends to look streaky upon more than one swipe. However, it is too shiny to highlight those streaks. I wonder if it might be tricky on most of Asian skin tones.
I mean the color in itself is really pretty and compliments my fair skin, but somehow, I am not convinced to get it again. I don’t feel like wearing it more often as compared to other shades. I noticed that once applied, it certainly looks good on my skin, but thereafter, it gives me a wise old lady feel somehow 😛 However, it does not tone down my skin, but my second disappointment starts while working on the second coat as it tends to become thick and streaky with the second stroke.
It gives a slight medium to sheer color payoff in first coat which I call as a pretty light bronze mixed with pink pigmentation but then goes off within a few seconds. I need a second swipe for intense color on my nails which often looks streaky and is difficult to work upon. I noticed that it dries pretty fast as compared to other OPI nail lacquers. However, it’s sheen and shine lasts for good 4-5 days, thereafter chipping off and disappearing completely with nail paint itself. Yes gals, it hardly survives a week with household and laundry works.
Maybe I am fond of bright, cheerful shades which explains my dislike towards this shade and the shade is too streaky/shiny for my liking, I am definitely not getting it again. I am thinking of passing it on to my mom. I would suggest to swatch it first and then proceed for it might surprise you once it dries to a shiny stain. I think it would be loved by our moms or elder sisters. 😛 I don’t think I would like to wear it again, at least not before my daughter enters into her teenage years 😛
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of OPI Nail Lacquer – Chicago Champagne Toast:
- A DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free nail lacquer.
- Pretty awesome metallic bronze shade with sparkling hint of metallic pink tone as well.
- Does not tone down our skin tone and works well on fair skin tones.
- Does not look frosty, which enhances its finishing.
- Looks subtle on my nails, even with the frosty metallic finishing.
- Dries dries pretty fast as compared to other OPI nail lacquers.
- Gives opaque and buildable finish in just two swipes.
- Available at discounted price.
Cons of OPI Nail Lacquer – Chicago Champagne Toast:
- It might give streaky finish with the second stroke sometimes.
- Maybe tricky on medium/tan skin.
- Slightly frosty and dazzling, which might be a turn off for most gals.
- Too pale for my liking.
- Wears off within a week.
Well, this is not even considered my least favorite shade, you know what I mean? I am not getting it again and I suggest you all to swatch it first, wait and then proceed if you are interested to get it! I would give it 2.5/5.
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