OPI’s Nomad’s Dream review

Posted on Thursday, at bought • 1808 views

  • Manufacturer: OPI
  • Availability: from etailers and retailers; released as part of the Painted Desert Spring/Summer 1998 Collection
  • Color Range: canyon-tan pearl with slight green duochrome
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: no
OPI’s Nomad’s Dream

The green duochrome is extremely faint in this…almost to the point of being invisible. It's there, but very faint. I bought this from an etailer and was kind of interested in the color, but was primarily looking for a decent nude/brown polish. The highly reflective pearl finish and the faint green duochrome were bonuses.

This does give me a good “not quite mannequin-hands” manicure. I'd like to try this out with the lace- or honeycomb-pattern Konad (I forget what plate that's on, but I think I have it.) I've been wearing this color on my hands for the past three days, and very much enjoying the respite from all the brightly colored holiday polishes. (My nails are also sadly rather short, and while they're growing back out, I can't seem to get motivated to do very much with them. My cuticles also look like hell.)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of OPI's Nomad's Dream

Back when OPI was first suing all the etailers, I bought an extra bottle of this polish (at around $3.95 or $4.25 - something low like that) so that I'd have it around. Now that the etailers are just charging $6 but are still selling OPI despite the lawsuits by OPI for “copyright violations” (copyright violations my ass, OPI just wanted to force the etailers to raise their prices without calling it “price fixing”), I could get another bottle below retail…if I didn't already have three that I'd bought at far below retail. Good news for folks who aren't on a “no new OPI” ban, though - if you like this color, you can still get it for a bit below OPI's retail cost.

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