There’s always that one polish from any given OPI collection I’m not originally crazy about but end up with it somewhere down the road anyway. That was definitely the case with OPI’s Euro Centrale collection and You’re Such a Budapest. When I spotted the display way back in February at Ulta I gave You’re Such a Budapest a once over and passed on it. Can’t Find my Czechbook and OPI…Eurso Euro were higher on my priority list and I figured I had a dupe for You’re Such a Budapest in my collection already. But as time passed I couldn’t get Budapest out of my head and here we are.
OPI describes You’re Such a Budapest as a periwinkle purple which I think is quite accurate. This polish has alot of blue in it (though not as much blue as say China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le) which moves it away from the pastel territory. OPI does not categorize this polish as a shimmer. And truthfully, I wore this polish for days and never noticed any shimmer in it. Then I was editing these swatches and noticed there is some very (very) subtle shimmer in this polish (you can really see it in this bottle shot) though I don’t think it makes a bit of difference.
I was sure once I started digging through my stash I would find a dupe for this polish but I didn’t! The closest thing I have is wet n wild MegaLast On a Trip…but really they aren’t very close at all. There is a picture below the jump comparing the two in the bottle. They were so different there was no reason to compare on my nails!
When I was wearing You’re Such a Budapest I added an accent nail using Revlon Celestial FX. There are swatches of that below the jump as well as additional swatches of You’re Such a Budapest.