I love pink polishes.  I love OPI. I love creme polishes. I love witty polish names.  It stands to reason that OPI’s Elephantastic Pink could easily become one of my top favourite polishes.  Based on colour alone, it could.

I stumbled across this polish in a tiny, family-owned drug store in Truro, NS while there on vacation this summer to see family.  Our own lovely Lauren had mentioned this polish so often that when I saw it, I knew I had to have it (along with a bottle for her).  It’s not a ‘hard to find’ OPI, per se, but it’s not super easy to find either.

The colour is amazing and so is the application.  I did three thin coats but could have gotten away with two.  It’s exactly what I was looking for.  A nice summery pink.  Not too bright, not too bubblegum-ish – just perfect.  There was no light that the polish looked bad in.  What the pictures don’t show is that even with three coats, I still have some visible nail line when indoors.  Once out in natural light or sunlight, you can’t see it, but inside it’s pretty noticeable.

I was so disappointed that it chipped after one evening’s wear.  I thought it might just be me, but the second day of wear destroyed the manicure.  Now, to be fair, I was travelling and probably rougher on my hands than I normally would be.

The verdict on this polish is not in just yet.  The colour and application were great but the wear was less than I am used to with OPI.

OPI – Elphantastic Pink

OPI – Elephantastic Pink (shade)

 

~ Melissa

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