Welcome back for the fourth installment of #TBT Black Label OPI Lovin’! It’s me 'n Kellie G playing in our favourite, old, pre-2006 OPI bottles. You know Kellie G, right? If you don’t, head on over to KellieGonzo.com and have a look at how good she is at playing polish. She’s got mad skillz, yo.
OPI Blue My Mind
OPI Blue My Mind (above). This be OPI Blue My Mind. She came from the Brights Collection 2005 and she’s one of the very last Black Label OPI (BLOPI) polishes ever made. It took thin three coats to get what you see there but they dry fast.
OPI Blue My Mind (above). This blue remains one of my all-time favourite blue polishes of ever. Not just because it’s a BLOPI but because of the depth of colour and that really great shimmertastical sparkle-ness. I’ve loved her since 2005 and will probably love her forever.
OPI Blue My Mind (above). She’s 10 years old and she’s still so pretty.
OPI What’s Dune?
OPI What’s Dune? over OPI Blue My Mind (above). Ha! I totally used my Blue My Mind BLOPI as a base for my What’s Dune? BLOPI! Pretty cool, right? Like who would really know that’s an almost linear holo in that totally unassuming, boring, sheer-lookin' bottle of polish, huh? I would! I would!
OPI What’s Dune? over OPI Blue My Mind (above). What’s Dune? is from the 2003 It’s Summer for Shore Collection and it’s really quite incredible. The holo bits in it are so fine that it borders on being a linear holo and that’s what makes this shade so desirable today.
OPI Black Onyx (above). It’s another BLOPI (Tuxedo Collection 2004) and I’ve stuck this swatch in here because I'm using it as a base coat. It’s also here because it reminds me to let you know that if you’re using a BLOPI as a top coat, you’ll get the best result if you use a BLOPI as a base coat too. The 3-free (up to 5-free) shades don’t play nicely with these toxic thingies and you end up with interesting streaks and really weird pooling. It’s not pretty. Match your toxic shades with your toxic shades, and your 3-free stuff with your 3-free stuff, 'k?
OPI What’s Dune? over OPI Black Onyx (above). Ooooh… That’s one coat of my What’s Dune? over 2 coats of Black Onyx. Kinda great how it ends up almost like linear holo multichrome, isn't it?
OPI What’s Dune? over OPI Black Onyx (above). Again! Again! Hopefully you can see how it looks greeny-blue and moves into silver and then into a pinky purple.
OPI What’s Dune? over OPI Black Onyx (above). Yeah. Stunning. You know you wannit. She does so many different things when she's put over different darks. Supremely versatile and really freakin' amazeballz. You know stuff like this is why OPI is my favourite polish ever, right?
And that’s it for this week, fellow BLOPI junkies! What are your thoughts? With things like Fairy Dust out there now and with holo top coats being all the rage, did you have any idea that OPI got there first? And not just first, but 12 years ago?
Let us not forget to go see Kellie’s Throwback Thursday Black Label OPI No. 4. I can’t wait to see what she picked – I wonder if this is the week we both pick something the same.
If you’re just tuning in, info on what we consider to be a BLOPI (black label OPI) is contained in both of our Part 1 posts. See ya’ll next week for Part 5!