This was my first ever OPI polish. I loved it. I lived in it. It was MY color. And then I started getting into nail polish and the millions of color options out there completely distracted me from my first OPI love.
I don’t know why but I found myself thinking about I’m Not Really A Waitress the other night so I decided to dig out my bottle. The cap was stuck so I did the whole hot water method (full tutorial on how to unstick nail polish bottles here). Finally, I got into the bottle and y’all. The chemical smell was INTENSE.
But, it’s a black label OPI so I figured I’d just forgotten how nail polish used to smell. Kind of glad I had forgotten that, to be honest.
I proceeded to paint my nails and the formula was just….not what I was used to. It’s not that the formula had thickened over time it’s just that it didn’t apply smoothly. Plus, no pro wide brush! It’s a miracle I made it.
Despite all of this, I’m Not Really A Waitress is just classic. The color is gorgeous and universally flattering. There’s a reason almost everyone on the planet owns or has owned a bottle of INRAW.
I’m seriously considering ordering a new bottle. The OPI formula has improved a great deal and it’d be nice to have the pro wide brush.
I’m Not Really A Waitress is available literally everywhere. I picked up this bottle at Target. You can also find INRAW at Ulta or on Amazon.
There are a couple of swatches under the jump.
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It is the worst time of the year. Christmas is EVERYWHERE. I think I hate it more every year. But, Charlotte survived glacier gate, Starbucks survived the red cup drama so I suppose I will survive another Christmas season. At least with the help of Cosmo With A Twist. Starlight is this year’s OPI holiday […] Continue reading →
A few nights ago I was flipping through an Avon catalog and ran across a little nailspiration. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a polka dot manicure and who doesn’t love mixing navy and white? And I mean…I love polka dots! Of course, I wanted to put my own twist on things. I decided to use […] Continue reading →
On paper (or eBay), Comet Closer seemed destined to be a forever favorite – joining my (literal) handful of golden glittery, shimmery, and maybe too well loved selections from OPI Holiday collections of years passed. I had visions of Designer…De Better, Glitzerland, and Glamour Game dancing in my head. When I made my first round Starlight collection drafts: Give Me […] Continue reading →
I like to think I’m pretty good with figuring out quirky polish names, but lately not so much. Example: With the Band – I thought it was so nice they had a polish dedicated to hanging out with the marching band, until I remembered the collection name and realized it was more of a fan […] Continue reading →
The weather here has been terrible. We haven’t had a single day of sunshine this month. It was even raining in Raleigh when I was there last weekend for a UDC convention. To say the least, it gets old waking up to gloomy skies. This manicure is absolutely a product of the weather. I was […] Continue reading →
It’s an odd thing when a brand reformulates a product you already really like. I was happy user of the original Miracle Gel Top Coat (check out my review here) when suddenly I get an email about the new and improved reformulated Miracle Gel Top Coat. The reformulated top coat was released the end of the […] Continue reading →
It’s not exactly a secret that I love orange nail polish. I’ve been rocking essie Color Binge constantly this fall. That is until Sally Hansen Electra-Cute came into my life. Electra-Cute is what I generally call Halloween orange (I did use it in a Halloween manicure…). But, it’s also the perfect fall orange. Electra-Cute is a […] Continue reading →
New Matte Velvets. I am SO EXCITED. The Zoya MatteVelvet polishes are some of my forever favorites. I actually passed on the original 2009 collection, but now I’m only missing Harlow and Loredana. I absolutely love Posh, Dovima, Savita, and Verushka. When I first put on this polish, I texted Alli and said: I have waited […] Continue reading →
I spent way too much time thinking about what to call this manicure. Every time I looked at my nails all I could think was “what are you looking at?“. I was just going to go with that but Katie suggested Spooky Eyes Nail Art which is clearly better. Anyhow. This is really easy to do […] Continue reading →