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Revisiting OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress (black label)

OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress The Daily VarnishThis 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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OPI Cosmo With A Twist

OPI Cosmo With A Twist The Daily Varnish 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 →

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Electra-Cute

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Electra-Cute The Daily Varnish 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 →

Trick or Treat: Spooky Eyes Nail Art

Spooky Eyes Nail Art 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 →

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name

OPI Congeniality is my Middle Name The Daily Varnish Talk about a throwback! Congeniality Is My Middle Name is from the 2011 OPI Miss Universe collection. The only polish I absolutely loved from that collection was Swimsuit…Nailed It! It’s still one of my favorite flashy blue polishes. So why am I doing a post on Congeniality Is My Middle Name? Well, I was doing […] Continue reading →

NYC New York Color Times Square Tangerine

NYC New York Color Times Square Tangerine The Daily Varnish Greetings, old friend. I’ve had this polish for ages. I picked it up in 2010 during Auburn’s national title run. It was my first successful orange polish purchase. Meaning, it didn’t look horrible on me and I could actually wear it! For Halloween 2015 NYC New York Color is repromoting Times Square Tangerine. So, it’s […] Continue reading →