Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams bottle

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams bottleY’all. I have wanted this polish for SO LONG! When I saw Havana Dreams was part of the Sephora by OPI event on HauteLook I had to pick it up.

Havana Dreams is a pale light blue creme. It’s not quite as bright as OPI What’s With The Cattitude? and a bit more pastel than Sally Hansen Barracuda.

The color is lovely….the formula isn’t. This polish is very thin and runny. I used 4 very carefully applied coats in my swatches.

While I love the color (and the name…) the formula makes this polish really not worth it.

I’ve tried quite a few polish from Sephora by OPI (including another I got from HauteLook; Ms. Can’t Be Wrong) and they all had wonderful formulas. So this is definitely a disappointment!

Sephora is in the process of eliminating the Sephora by OPI line from stores in favor of their new Formula X for Sephora line of polishes, though this polish is still available on the Sephora website in gelshine line. Tempting….

As always, there are swatches below the jump! I’ll be posting this manicure at a later time but I did use this in a little nail art that I already posted over on TDV Instagram 🙂


Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams swatch Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams label


6 thoughts on “Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams

  1. Lorraine Valdespino October 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    hooray for the Hautelook order arrival! This polish is so pretty. It was one of the SOPIs I had my eye on but let it go. I love the name Havana Dreams, too!

    • Alli October 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      I’m so disappointed the formula isn’t great 🙁

      But I could not pass up a polish called Havana Dreams!

  2. Magda October 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Lovely colour. For once I’m glad I can’t have it, seen that the formula is not great. I already have Borrowed & Blue amidst a sea of baby blues anyway. 🙂

    • Alli October 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Even if this was still readily available I wouldn’t recommend it. I hate polishes with thin, runny formulas!

  3. Lovestruck Lacquer February 4, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I had this and couldn’t stand the formula… I needed FIVE coats (I guess mine maybe weren’t as careful as yours)… So it went to the giveaway pile… seeing your swatches makes me want it again though it is a gorgeous color!!!

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