Tuesday Untrieds #24

I can hardly believe it, but it seems I have reached the end of my untried polishes. When I started out on this crazy project, I didn’t think I would get to this point. To have all my polishes swatched … Well, it seemed utter madness. Madness, I tell you!

And yet, here we are, at long last. This should be my last planned Tuesday Untrieds post. It’s exciting, but also a little bit sad in a way. Or maybe I’m strange for thinking that? Ha, ha! At any rate, I may have an untrieds post in the future, but it won’t be a regular thing. I think most of my new polishes will come into the blog as hauls, collection reviews, or nail mail posts.


OPI, Skull & Glossbones is from the 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection. It is a light-toned putty that rather rides the line between gray, brown, and white. The formula is okay. It is thin and a bit sheer, but it doesn’t run or flood. It was opaque for me in 2-3 coats. I’m pretty sure I used 3 for my photo, but it is likely opaque enough for real-life wear in 2.

This is a nice neutral. I like the off-white color that seems to pull in a bit of brown and gray all at the same time. Although I found the formula a bit finicky, the finished appearance on the nail is lovely and creamy. It makes a great base for nail art, and it water marbles like a dream. This is a keeper.


OPI, Number One Nemesis is from the 2012 Amazing Spiderman Collection. It is a blackened base with glitters that seem to shift from green to gold to bronze. The formula is quite sheer, but it applies evenly. I used 3 coats on its own for my index and pinky, and 2 coats over black for my middle and ring fingers.

This is such a unique color. It falls into that “ugly-pretty” category that I love so much. I like how this catches the light. It feels rather shifty and mysterious on the nail. It’s a keeper!


Orly, Bubbly Bombshell is from the 2011 Pin Up Collection. It is a bright purple/fuschia microglitter in a clear base. The formula is pretty good. The base tends toward the thin side, as opposed to being too heavy and thick. There is a good glitter balance. It is opaque in 2-3 coats on its own, or in 1-2 coats over black.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this polish. It’s so bright and sparkly in the bottle. The glitters are small and quite soft on the nail. It has lovely coverage, although I struggle with getting a clean line at the cuticle. This is just a thing I have with glitters, in general. I’m not sure I will wear this one very much, but it’s so pretty and bright. I’m going to keep it for now to see how much wear I get out of it.


OPI, Russian Navy is from the 2007 Russian Collection. It is a navy with pink/red shimmer. The formula is good. It’s opaque in 2 easy coats.

I love this polish — absolutely love it! I’ve actually worn it in a manicure already, and I’ve worn it on my toes, too. The shimmer doesn’t obviously show on the nail as pink or red “shimmer”, but it catches the light beautifully to give the polish a silky look. It’s beautiful, and with a good formula — a keeper, for sure!


OPI, Eurso Euro is from the Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Collection. It is a dark blue creme with purple undertones. The formula is good, although this is a stinky polish. It’s opaque in 2 easy coats.

I love this polish. It looks incredible on the nail: dark and bright at the same time. And it water marbles, too! This one is a keeper!


Orly Breathable, The Antidote is a deep, purple-toned berry creme. The formula is great. It is opaque in 1 easy coat.

I haven’t had a lot of experience with this polish yet, but I already love it. It’s deep and rich. It looks beautiful on the nail, so she’s a keeper!!

And that’s it, folks! Stick a fork in me … ‘Cuz I am DONE!  Woo Hoo! On to new and exciting blog projects in the future!


4 thoughts on “Tuesday Untrieds #24

  1. Congratulations!!!! This is no sadder than cleaning our your closet, or learning to keep up on the dishes LOL. It must feel great to not have a huge backlog of untrieds. Also. The Antidote is a one coater?!?!?! OMG on my way to Sally’s LOL. I loved Bubbly Bombshell, I enjoyed it as a topper, I look forward to trying it on its own.

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    1. True, true! It kind of is like clearing out the closet — ha, ha! It feels amazing to know I’m all caught up with no backlog of untrieds. And to kind of have an idea of everything in my stash, too. Well, between this and the “swatch my stash” series of posts.

      Yes! Can you believe that one was a 1-coater? I’ve gotten into the habit of doing slightly thicker coats, but not overly thick. And even with my nails slightly longer, it was good in 1 coat. I almost couldn’t believe it. It’s a beautiful color, too. *sigh*

      I like the color of Bubbly Bombshell. I’m just not sure yet how I might want to wear it. I didn’t love it as a topper. But I didn’t love the cuticle line of it on its own — that might be more of a user-error thing, though.


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