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OPI Down To The Core-al

OPI Down To The Core-al CoverThis polish got lost in the mix for a long time. But last weekend I was looking for a polish to wear with a navy and white dress. I also wanted a polish that would work well under a glow in the dark top coat. Yes, that sounds a tiny bit odd but I went to this really awesome event at Discovery Place (a local science museum) called Science on the Rocks. Basically, you get to go to Discovery Place and act like a kid again. But this time there’s a bar.

Anyway! Down To The Core-al is from the summer 2014 OPI Neon collection. I picked up the mini set (Little Bits of Neon) and have been impressed with the collection as a whole.

Down To The Core-al is a super bright pink leaning coral with subtle shimmer. Because this is a neon the formula almost seems a bit chalky; particularly as it dries. A shiny top coat fixes that problem.

While I like this polish and I love coral there’s just nothing special about it. Especially when you take into account some of the awesome polishes that are in this collection. In short, I have no complaints about this polish but it doesn’t make me swoon, either.

That being said, it really did make an AWESOME base under a black light top coat (I used NYC Demon Glow). My nails were glowing like crazy!

The OPI Neon collection is currently available at Ulta. The Little Bits of Neon Mini Set is also available at Ulta as well as on Amazon.

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump as well as the related posts for reviews of other polishes from this collection.


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SinfulColors Solar Flux

SinfulColors Solar Flux cover You know the saying “the grass is always greener”? Well, I have that problem with yellow polishes. I am fully aware the vast majority of yellow anything, not just polish, looks bad on me. Yet here I am with yet another yellow polish despite the fact that so many colors do look good on me! […] Continue reading →

Essie Marshmallow

Essie Marshmallow cover This is a polish I never thought would land in my collection. But after falling head over heels in love with Funky Fingers Jaw Breaker I realized there was a reason this polish comes with so much buzz. And when I acquired FingerPaints Red, White & Hue I knew it was finally time to order […] Continue reading →

Barielle Miami Heat

Barielle Miami Heat Cover It’s hard for me to believe I haven’t done a post on Miami Heat yet! It’s constantly been on my nails recently. I used it in my American flag nails as well as my nautical manicure. Miami Heat has definitely turned into my go to red this summer! Interestingly enough, Barielle describes Miami Heat as […] Continue reading →

NYC Ocean Blue

NYC New York Color Ocean Blue Hello gorgeous! I’m having so much fun with the NYC New York Color City Samba collection. The colors are bright and perfect for summer. NYC sent me the collection to review but when I spotted the collection display at (the super fancy) Rite Aid I noticed there was one polish I didn’t have. It was […] Continue reading →

Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy

Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy cover The Sally Hansen Color Foil collection is winning me over! The first polish I tried from this collection, Sterling Silver, was awesome but it was very similar to other polishes I already had in my collection. I was a bit skeptical about using a polish with a metallic finish in a color that isn’t normally […] Continue reading →

Pixi Fuchsia Dew

Pixi Fuchsia Dew cover I’m glad I picked up a new pair of sunglasses last weekend because I need them for this post! You may remember that last month Peony Pink was Pixi’s polish of the month. Well, for July it is Fuschia Dew and I have to admit I am loving this polish. Fuchsia Dew is a super […] Continue reading →

Giveaway: Barielle The Keys Collection

Barielle The Keys Collection I am so excited about this giveaway! Barielle was kind enough to provide The Daily Varnish with the full The Keys collection for a giveaway. As you know, I’ve been reviewing the polishes from this collection and so far I’m loving it. The Keys collection provides a great variety of polishes from super trendy (like […] Continue reading →