OPI Nail Lacquer Too Hot Pink To Hold Em Review

OPI Nail Lacquer Too Hot Pink To Hold Em Review

Hi Lovely ladies,

I am here to review a much-hyped brand in nail polish category – OPI.  Today, we have a pinkish-red color from OPI which is called “Too hot pink to hold em.” I am nail polish junkie and love to wear bright pinks/ neon’s/ reds / berry colors.  How many of you like to follow the trend of nail colors according to the season? I do 🙂 I love to wear reds/berry colors during winters and bright neon colors during summers.  I was very happy to find OPI nail lacquers on sale at Ulta and grabbed some interesting colors for winter.  Without much ramble, I will give you all a detailed review on this nail color.  OPI is one of the best nail polish brands out in market. They have a huge range of colors to their collection for any season, any skin tone.

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My Take on OPI Nail Lacquer Too Hot Pink To Hold Em:

I love bright colors on my nails. They make my hands appear bright. I was eyeing a reddish pink which would suit medium skin tones and I finally found a perfect color for my preference.  Too Hot Pink To Hold Em is not actually a hot pink. To me, it looks more like a bright pink with red undertones, more like a watermelon color. The shade looks different in different light settings. It looks neon under bulbs, red under tube light and pinkish red/neon red in day light. It’s kind of hard to explain the exact color.  It is more of a summery color, I loved rocking this color during summer and I will definitely use it for winter too. This color is categorized as a gel polish.

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Color: A bright pinkish-red color leaning more towards pink and definitely not hot pink as the name suggests.

Application: It glides on the nail very smoothly without being patchy and rough.

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Color Payoff:  It has a nice color payoff and gives an opaque color to the nails in just 2 coats.

Finish:  It gives a nice and smooth jelly finish to the nails without any shimmer.

Nail polish wand/brush:  The brush is quite big enough to cover the whole nail in 2 swipes.

Longevity: It has a nice staying power of up to 5 days without a base and top coat (even after cleaning utensils with hands and using a lot of water).  10 days with a base/top coat.

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Drying Time:  It has a quick drying time, I would say 15-20 minutes in total for two coats. I use this nail polish when I am in a hurry as it dries quickly and doesn’t get clumsy as some nail polish do when they are not completely dry.

Smell: It has a very strong nail polish scent to it which can be bothersome to a few.

Price:  A little on the expensive side for a nail polish.

Ease of removal/staining on nails: This color can be easily removed from nails with just one swipe of remover and it doesn’t leave a stain behind which is a huge plus.

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Color suitable for: This color looks gorgeous on any skin tone.

Pros of OPI Nail Lacquer Too Hot Pink To Hold Em:

  • Beautiful color.
  • Suitable for any skin tone.
  • Application is smooth.
  • Nail polish brush is quite decently sized.
  • Drying time is fast.
  • No need for a top/base coat.
  • Goes opaque in just 2 coats.
  • Doesn’t get clumsy.
  • Doesn’t chip very soon, has a good staying power for 5 days.
  • Nice and smooth overall finish.
  • Wide variety of colors available.
  • Decent quantity for the price.

Cons of OPI Nail Lacquer Too Hot Pink To Hold Em:

  • A little on the expensive side.
  • Not easily available in India.
  • Too strong smell.
  • It gives a nice shine to the nails without any shimmer. It gives an opaque color in just 2 coats and coats the nail evenly without being patchy. Staying power is also quite good even without a base coat and top coat.

Overall, I am quite satisfied with the color, application and finish of the product and I would definitely recommend giving this color a try.

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7 thoughts on “OPI Nail Lacquer Too Hot Pink To Hold Em Review

  1. This is one of my favourite shades in nail paints *happy dance* *happy dance* loved the name too *woot* *woot* going to give this one or some other pink a try from opi for sure *nails* *nails* lovely pictures *hifive*

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