Feb 25, 2015

NOTD: OPI My Geko does tricks from Hawaii Collection 2015



Hi there! How are you doing? 
Today I'd like to show you another color from the Hawaii collection by OPI, this is My Gecko does tricks. I was hoping the sun would come out to get a nice picture of this gorgeous green polish, but that never happen.
OPI My Gecko does tricks is described as a bright pearly green, I'd say it is kind of an "acid" green, but I don't know if that really adds to the description. In the bottle, a duochrome effect is visible, the colour turns to burnt orange in the edges. But in the nail, this effect disappears.


The formula is rather thin, I needed three thin coats to completely cover my nail line. Application is not difficult, the polish consistency is not runny,and totally manageable. Drying time is not the fastes, but regular I would say, specially knowing that three coats take longer to dry I applied a fast drying topcoat from Essence. The only downside is that with this kind of "pearly" colours brushstrokes are almost unavoidable. My swatches here above show three coats of My Gecko does tricks with topcoat. 




As you know me I couldn't just leave it alone and added some tiny neon dots using OPI Down to the core-al. As I wasn't totally happy I decided to add a mattifying topcoat, and I quite like the result.


I would love to know your feedback on this colour! Is it what you expected?
Love,
Nati


29 comments

  1. Beautiful pictures! I absolutely love your dotted combo! Makes me want to have both polishes so badly... 😁
    Have a great day

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  2. It's so fresh - the dots suit it well!

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  3. oh lovely color!

    love
    Karlien

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  4. I was very curious about this polish. My expectations were very high and maybe this is why I don't like it as much I thought I would. The finish is not my absolute favorite one, but the color is nice. I don't think I will add this to my collection :(

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    1. I totally see what you mean! although I knew from the beginning how this one looked like ;)

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  5. Effettivamente con un finish matt è molto più bello :) Frost = brushstrokes! Purtroppo :(

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    1. Si, veramente le traccie del pennello mi fanno imbestialire, haha, perciò l'ho reso matte ;)

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  6. Credo di aver bisogno di questo smalto, nonostante sia sheer e nonostante non sia iperrapido nell'asciugatura. Il punto di verde è stupenderrimo e matte è davvero notevole!!!! <3

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  7. Qué hermoso ese verde! Me encantó! Es realmente un verde que usaría sin dudarlo!
    Saludos!

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  8. Que bonitas!!!
    Me encantan todas tus propuestas!! ojalá tuviera a alguien que me hiciera éstas maravillas de vez en cuando! genial!!!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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    1. bueno, pero esto es algo que podés hacer vos misma! no es para nada difícil y podés usar tus colore preferidos ;)

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  9. It's amazing with and without the mattifying top coat, stunning color and manicure <3

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  10. I love this! It's amazing how much the matte topcoat versus the gloss makes it looks so different. I think...I think I like the matte just a little better. I have been eye-balling the OPI Hawaii collection for a couple weeks, I might have to get it now ; )

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    1. I'm glad you like it Crystal, I think it is a nice collection, very varied in colours and finishes, so definitely worthy.

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  11. Pretty combination but I like the green on its own even more :D I really love wearing green nail polish and I have so many different shades of green :) I must say I like this one more with a glossy top coat!

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    1. I'm glad you like it, I like green nail polish too, but I do not have a dupe or very similar color to this one!

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  12. What a pretty green, I'm lusting after this one! And pretty dots - nice combo of colours :-D

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  13. Oh sooo pretty and cool geko mani! :-)

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  14. very interesting polish!! greens look horrible on me so I won't be getting this one... oh, and your dotticure choice of color is so awesome!

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  15. i love it, even without that orange effect. it's gorgeous mattified

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