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OPI Ski Teal We Drop – Review & Swatches

Swatch and review time! In the line of fire today is Ski Teal We Drop from the OPI Swiss Collection 2010.

OPI Ski Teal We Drop

I bought this from an ebay shop (BeautyZone2007) for about €4.50. I ordered 6 polishes to save on shipping… sure, that’s why you ordered six Amy!

I usually shy away from blues and greens, actually ‘run and hide from’ would be more accurate. Lately I have been feeling bored of my usual pinks and plums. Seriously, how many pink polishes can one girl own?! I made a pact to try something more daring.

This decision led to branch out into navy – I wanted to dip my toe into more extreme colours first, ease myself in. I then decided that teal would be a good option to ease myself from navy to green.

Enter Ski Teal We Drop…

There is no point in beating about the bush, I love the colour! It looks beautiful in the bottle and just as pretty on the nails.

The consistency is creamy and opaque. One coat covered most of my nails but I chose to add a second for an even finish. It’s easy to apply and dries quite quickly.

I highly recommend this shade. It’s wearable and chic and not too in your face. Best of all, I have received quite a few compliments on it so it must be a winner.

It’s also a very flattering. One of the reasons green and blue never appealed to be is because the skin on my hands is so fair – I thought it might make be look ill. This shade could be worn by anyone and definitely flatters an Irish skintone – in fact the contrast is beautiful!

I used the OPI top coat over the top and the polish lasted 3 days before minor chipping occurred.

I will definitely repurchase.

Now all that’s left to do is decide where I go from here. I have braved a teal, dare I go brighter? I was thinking of keeping it safe but dipping another toe in by going for a brighter teal like OPI Teal the Cows Come Home?

Any green or blue polish recommendations?

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  • http://acertainvintage.blogspot.com Susan

    I love OPI polishes..this looks like a brighter, navier (is that a word?!) version of my Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees which was a beautiful polish too
    xox

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      I was eyeing Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees too :)

  • lauren rafferty allen

    ooooh this is one I will need to try! Thanks for the tip:)

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      No problem Lauren :)

  • Lyndsey

    I used to run a mile away from bright’s at one point. Prefering instead to stick by my tried and trusted pinks/peaches for spring/summer and maybe a deep maroon/red for autumn/winter.
    However, this summer I dared myself to be braver and whilst in Boots bought Rimmel 60 seconds ‘Green with Envy’. It’s a beautiful jewel toned green, that looked AMAZING with my summer tan. I think it will work equally well with an ‘LBD’ and gold accessories at Christmas parties too!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Ooooh Lyndsey it sounds gorgeous. I’ll be keeping an eye out for that one!!

  • eva

    I find Suzy Says Feng Shui by OPI and Mesmerize by Essie also very flattering for fair skin.
    Got myself Pretty Edgy by Essie too, but haven’t tried it yet.

    You should start commissioning that eBay shop, I’m also SO going…gone.

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Haha true! I’ll be buying my next batch in the US in person though – I need to lay off the online shopping :) Thanks for the recommendations!! x

  • http://twitter.com/Joydreamer Heather

    I got this polish last week and applied it right when I got home – so gorgeous! Just what I was looking for and I can’t wait to wear it a lot this fall and winter :) xx

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      I’m so glad you like it too! Happy wearing x

  • mary

    i picked up that color, too, but haven’t worn it yet- can’t wait to soon! i like opi’s dating a royal (royal blue creme), but it’s more of a summer color as it’s pretty bright. i also like china glaze’s watermelon rind (emerald green glitter polish)

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Oooh they sound lovely! Thanks for the recommendations :) x

  • D

    If you like this you will LOVE Yodel Me On My Cell!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Woo Hoo thanks D!!

  • http://glossyboss.blogspot.com/ Heidi

    I love that one. When I went to Ulta they didn’t have this one anymore so I got Yodel me on my Cell and love it.

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      I’m definitely going to pick up Yodel me on my Cell, it looks gorgeous!

  • ElenMelon

    Why not try a brighter shade of teal like Teal the Cows come Home by OPI?

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Thanks Elen, will take a look at that one :)

  • Anne-Marie

    I am so going onto that ebay shop… I blame my spending on you!!! :) x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Haha I’m happy to take the blame! :) x

  • Nicky

    I am on my 4th bottle, now that’s true love! hee hee

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Wow that really is true love haha

  • Sam

    Oh Amy it’s gorgeous! I’m really afraid of greens and blues but this is so flattering. Added to my list :) xxx

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      It’s well worth a look Sam :) x

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