Thursday, June 12, 2014

OPI Damone Roberts 1968... It's Heeeeeeere!

Hey everybody,

Today I am very excited to post about my brand new OPI Damone Roberts 1968 polish.  Yes, I am in the third wave of folks to get their hands on it and did pay the $20 plus $7 shipping, but obviously I thought it was worth it.  Here's the description from the Damone Roberts website:

OPI's "Damone Roberts 1968" Nail Polish was created by OPI in 2009 to celebrate the brand...Damone Roberts. The color was matched directly from our Beverly Hills & New York Salon walls in an effort to bring the unique pistachio tone, described by Damone himself as "a different green with undertones of a soft grey, and a warm brown that works well on every skin tone". The masses seem to agree, as the color has sold out worldwide twice now. This polish is quite the hot commodity and bottles presently can be found on Ebay retailing for $75.00 each. We are proud to announce that OPI & Damone have teamed up for the third time to bring you a limited collector item quantity available Summer 2014.
I think the color description is pretty accurate.  It's kind of a dusty pistachio green.  I love the shade in the bottle and LOVE it on my nails. I struggled to photograph this one accurately, because the photos were tending to show the polish a bit lighter than real life.  These may not have been my favorite pics of my hands, but they do show the color correctly.  I applied this over Rejuvacote which didn't provide the best surface for polishing, but I went with it.  I think it could have been a solid two-coater save for that, but I did need a third to smooth it out due to my base coat/treatment.  I just love, love, love this color!  Not gonna lie, the hype probably played into the extent of my loving it, but you know it's good when it lives up to the hype!  And here are the pictures [of my not-typically-photographed left hand... breaks, people.  Lots of breaks.]:

OPI Damone Roberts DR 1968 Nail Polish Third Release
From L to R: sunlight, shade
Wowowowow, love this polish!  I don't have anything else quite like this in my stash.  For me, it was worth the almost $30, which, by the way, is the most I have ever paid for a polish.  I am much more of a big lots/coupons/sales nail polish shopper, but this was a worthy exception.

What do you think?  Does this polish live up to the hype?

*OPI is cruelty free, but Coty, its parent company, is not.

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