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Thursday, May 10, 2012

OPI A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find

This is 3 coats of OPI A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find, a bright, red-based orange creme, and one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat.

I have swatched this polish in the past, when I reviewed the collection, but I have never actually worn it as a manicure.  Honestly, I was never really taken with the color, as when I swatched it, I didn't really like it with my skintone. 

However, I was taking my youngest nephew out for his birthday on Saturday, and I needed a bright orange-ish polish to go with the outfit I had in mind.  A Good Man-darin... came immediately to mind.  And after applying it, I must say that my first impression was not the right one.  I loved this polish with my skin-tone.  Yes, it's an orange (which sometimes doesn't look so great with my pink skin), but this one worked, probably because of the red in the base. At any rate, it's a fantastic color and I can really see me wearing more of it this summer.

The formula on this one was good, better than good actually.  I had no issues with application, but I did need 3 coats to reach fully opacity.  Though, if you wore a sticky base coat (which admittedly, I stubbornly refuse to wear) you could probably get this one opaque in 2 coats.

A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find is from OPI's spring 2010 Hong Kong Collection (I apologize for previously stating 2011... my years are starting to run together :P), and per OPI's website, it is still in their line-up.  OPI polishes retail for $8.50 a bottle.

OPI A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find was sent to me for review


lolamichele said...

this is a beautiful color. I have been looking for a good orange. :)

LeonaCarolina said...

I love this polish, it's gorgeous. Looks great on you too!

PassionForPolish said...

Beautiful! I love this colour :)

Gosia said...

I love the color!!! oh, and what do you mean by "sticky" base? and how come you don't like it? I still consider myself new to all this and I'm trying to learn more!!

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

Thank you.

I don't usually wear a basecoat. I find that it just adds another layer on my nails and is another reason for a polish not to dry. However, if I know a polish is going to stain or if it is especially thin or prone to streaking, I will wear a sticky basecoat.

"Sticky" in regards to a basecoat, just means one that dries slightly rubbery or tacky on your nail and helps your polish to better adhere to your nail. There are several out there, but I prefer CND Stickey. I've also tried Orly Bonder and I just didn't like it.

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