Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Swatched: OPI's Austin-Tatious Turquoise

In what may be a never ending quest to swatch all of my stash, next up is OPI's Austin-tatious Turquoise. I love teal-y colours, and this is an absolutely amazing metallic teal.

There are a few problems with this polish however.

It goes on very sheer and streaky. The pictures here are just the polish itself on top of my clear base coat, but it took about five thick-ish coats to get it this opaque. Each coat went on streaky and even at five coats I still had the slightest hint of VNL.

Also it stains. After I removed this, despite my basecoat being fabulous and stopping everything else I own from staining, my nails were horribly yellowed. I only had it on for a couple of hours too! If you're aiming for this colour, I'd say either go for a super heavy duty basecoat, or go for a different polish all together. BarryM do a delightful almost dupe called (unsurprisingly) Teal - I'll swatch and compare that next week.


  1. 5 coats? Jesus! Couldnt be dealing with that! That said, it is a very nice colour on you :) xxx