While on a weekend getaway to Vermont with some friends I spotted a Big Lots near our hotel and I forced them to stop in so I could check out any nail polish that might be in stock because the two near me never get in any of the good ones I keep reading about other bloggers finding. While, unfortunately, they didn't have Essie's elusive Starry, Starry Night, (OK, that was a while ago, but hey! this was Vermont!) they did have a few bottles of OPI Black Satin. I pulled out my iPhone to do some research and saw that it was selling for $23 on Amazon!!! I should get them all!!! Oh, all right... It's also selling for $5.50 on some other sites but I like to think I found a bargain and at $1.80 it is, isn't it?
OPI Black Satin, three coats plus top coat
Closeup to show the shimmers
The formula was thin so, although it covered fairly well with two coats, I felt it could use a third for close-up pictures and the photo shows that it's still pretty thin at the tips. The color is an interesting deep slate blue-gray with silver shimmers and over a ridge-filling base coat I had no problems with brush strokes. I'm not sure I would wear this one a lot but it does lend itself to some interesting possibilities for layering. Or maybe resale on Amazon...