OPI It’s Frosty Outside nail polish is one of the limited edition shades released as part of OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Collection (info, photos) back in 2013. I like some glitter and sparkling effects on my nails right before the holiday season starts and it’s mostly during fall and winter when I’m embracing shades like this one.
OPI It’s Frosty Outside Nail Polish ($9.00 /50.00 Lei for 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz) officially described as a frosty silver is a strong metallic silver with mirror-like hexagonal glitter and a matte finish. The formula known as a liquid sand has a jelly consistency that glides easily and evenly across the nail, delivering a matte finish.
It has a buildable color coverage which takes up to 2 coats for a medium opacity as you can easily noticed some sheerness on some parts of the nail. I believe it is meant to impress you with its metallic effects not with its rich opacity so you should look more for a glamorous manicure rather than a rich pigmented color.
It delivers a matte finish so it’s meant to be wore without a top coat, but just for the sake of comparison I added a thin layer of top coat so you can see in the photos bellow it doesn’t change the appearance of the polish but it does improve its wear time.
The application went well, without streaking, pooling or bubbling and the polish glided easily and evenly across the nail. Due to its liquid sand formula the brush seemed a little bit ticker so it can be a bit to wide for those with small nails, so try to pick up less product at once.
After the 5 days wear the difference is made by the top coat I choose to apply only on my left hand nails. As you can see the color remained just as intense and metallic like it was on the first day, I had no chipping but some minor visible tip wear. On the nails were I haven’t applied top coat things are a little bit embarrassing as you can easily notice visible tip wear, while the color faded a bit even from the center of the nail. I usually struggle to remove glitters and metallic nail polish formulas but without a top coat OPI It’s Frosty Outside didn’t freeze on my hands, which is a shame considering the price.
A perfect dupe of this color is Kinetics Bali Escape Nail Polish (review, swatches, before & after 4 days wear photos) which is half the price of OPI and lasted so much better without a top coat applied.
Enjoy more photos…
OPI It’s Frosty Outside Liquid Sand Swatch – 1 coat
OPI It’s Frosty Outside Liquid Sand Swatch – 2 coats
OPI It’s Frosty Outside Liquid Sand Swatch – 2 coats + top coat
OPI It’s Frosty Outside Liquid Sand Swatch – 5 Days Later (with top coat)
OPI It’s Frosty Outside Liquid Sand Swatch – 5 Days Later (without top coat)