Friday, February 8, 2013

Lemming Alert! OPI Coral Reef

I'm here, ready to show you one of the gems of my collection today!

I have been looking for opportunities to fill some of my bigger lemmings lately, but that's not always easy.

That being said, I did manage to find one of my HTF OPI lemmings on a blog sale, and jumped on that cause it was a GREAT deal!

Which OPI?  Why, none other than Coral Reef from the It's Summer for Shore collection, Summer 2008.  Yup, a black label, original OPI holo!

I'm so excited to show it to you!

In full light (LED and Ceiling Fan)

LED light
Now, first I have to say, OPI needs to get back into making these!  Now that they can go 3-free, holos can be a whole new rage for them!  As a black label, this color has that old school chemical polish smell, but you get over that quickly when you see it on.

The holos in this collection can be really sheer, though highly pigmented, I had to put on undies, two coats of OPI Call Me Gwen-ever, and then two coats of Coral Reef to get this gorgeous holo glow!

I'm SO happy I got my hands on this beauty, and it'll definitely be a prized piece in my stash!

What do you guys think?  Have any favorite holos?

Let me know below!

Hugs & Kisses & Great Polishes!

~ Cat


  1. I am not even an orange type of girl, but this is so beautiful!

    1. I often tend to avoid certain shades of orange (longstanding college rivalry tradition lol), but bright oranges are oddly enough my weakness! Add in a holo and I'm melting.

  2. This is a new shade for me. I don't think I had heard of it before! It's super pretty! I'm a fan of things like A England Dragon. Scattered holo and wicked pigmented.

    1. I'm such a fan of anything holo! I love how this one is a cross between scattered and linear, and it just seems to glow!