OPI’s 212

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  • Manufacturer: OPI
  • Availability: part of Sephora by OPI collection
  • Color Range: black with multicolored shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Zoya's Storm
OPI’s 212

When this was first released, there was a lot of glee about a holographic black polish. Fast forward two years, and I finally broke down and bought a bottle. I don't know if I got a bad batch, or if the particles had just settled quite a lot…but while I did see some scattered multicolored sparkle, I didn't see any holographic effects. (It could very well be settling. I bought this bottle in Atlanta…in 2011. It took me nearly two years to use it. That's enough time for it to settle quite well, I think.)

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Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. OPI's 212 OPI's 212

The polish is okay. Not spectacular, not horrid, but okay. The “holographic” effects, though, are truly minimal. I think there is more holographic action going on here than in one of Zoya's “holographic” polishes…but not by much.

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