OPI – I Vant To Be A-lone Star

OPI - I Vant to be a-lone starCan you believe that it has been four years since the release of OPI’s Texas Collection? All the hype and discussion about the revolutionary sorbet finish.. Like most things, this collection didn’t interest me at first. But slowly I caved and picked up several polishes. This one however, was an impulse buy much later – it was on clearance at Ulta and I couldn’t resist.

I think I’d probably worn this polish once or twice before it ended up being the perfect base for my snow day mani. I Vant To Be A-Lone Star is just the lightest blue-grey packed with silver shimmer. I love the shimmer.

The application was really nice – very much what I expect from OPI. I used two coats. While the first coat was relatively streaky, the second left me with a lovely opaque finish.

This polish is long discontinued but I did find it on Amazon for 5.90 and on eBay in the $6-$8 dollar range.

 

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OPI - I Vant to be a Lone Star

OPI - I Vant To Be A-Lone Star

OPI - I Vant To Be A-Lone Star

 

 

13 comments

  1. oh, why is this still in my untrieds? such a beauty and I just love that collection. could be biased since it is my home state, but still!

  2. Have you ever re-gifted a polish because you kinda didn’t like it on yourself, only to then kinda regret giving it away? That’s my history with Lone Star. It did not do my skin tone any favors, but what a unique and gorgeous shade, and what a cute name!

    1. YES. YES. YES.

      It’s okay though, there will be one that will do your skin tone favors 🙂 There is probably something similar already… do you have China Glaze Sea Spray? It’s not as light, and the shimmer isn’t as strong, but it’s the same idea.

      1. Considered CG Sea Spray a million times, LOL, but never actually got it. Went for NARS Galathee instead, which I love, but it’s a straight creme, no shimmer. May have to revisit Sea Spray (again).

        1. Sea Spray was actually what I had in mind – it’s a little bit darker than Lone Star – but just a tiny bit. I did a post on SS in 2011 and it’s so embarrassing – I need to reswatch.

  3. I love this polish when I have the time to fuss over it. If it wasn’t such a lovely shade, its cantankerous application would have been the end of it for me long ago! Thanks for sharing this one. A lot of bloggers dissed it because it’s so finicky, but I think it’s worth it.

  4. Oh yeah, now I remember that I found it very finicky too. I pass so many finicky polishes on to my daughter that she must by now despise painting her nails, LOL.

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