10 April 2012

OPI Sonic Bloom

There's just something about having older, black label OPIs in my collection that makes me happy. Maybe because it feels like I'm making up lost time from when I was a muggle and missed out on so many gorgeous older collections. Either way, it's fun to have a mix of past and present polishes. The one I'll be showing you today is from the fall 2006 Brights Collection. I acquired this color through my Bottles For Banners exchange, and I couldn't have been happier to cross this one off my wishlist and make a spot for it in my OPI drawer. Without further ado, I present OPI's Sonic Bloom.

This photo was taken in indirect sunlight.

In the right light it's a gorgeous minty turquoise and dusty pink duochrome; However in most lights I was slightly disappointed to discover that it was mainly just the minty turquoise. It's not a bad color on it's own, but it's not nearly as magical as when the pink comes out to play. I do wish that it would be as duochrome-y all the time as it is sometimes! This swatch is three thin coats. Formula wise the polish was easy and smooth to apply, but the old style OPI brush doesn't really appeal to me. I know a lot of polish lovers miss this brush, however the new pro-wide brush works much better for me and I wish I could get a spare one to switch this one out with!

Despite it's sometimes hidden duochrome, I still love this polish and am more than happy to keep it in my collection. Plus the name is pretty awesome, huh? Reminds me of superhero flowers or something. Because you know, super flowers would obviously be incredibly helpful in fighting super villains and such... uh, yeah.

What's one of your favorite black label OPIs? Do you have any 'hidden' duochrome type polishes in your collection that you still love? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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