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10 Best OPI Nail Polish Shades and Swatches

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The memories of my early teenage years are still fresh in my mind when I tried Nail polish for the first time and made a complete mess out it. Like most women, I have tried a LOT of nail polish brands over the years. But If there’s one brand that has stayed with me all these years and is almost synonymous when it comes to nail colors, then it is OPI.

Whether it comes to hundreds of long-lasting color shades to choose from or product quality, OPI is second to none. I have nothing but love for the iconic reds, elegant pinks, and shiny blues, but with so many shades also comes the confusion.

This is a curation of some of my most-loved shades and also some of the best-selling ones so that its easier for you to pick a shade that you’ll cherish for the time to come.

Best OPI Nail Polish Shades

1. Bubble Bath

OPI Bubble Bath Nail Polish
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If there’s one perfect shade that’s liked unanimously by almost everyone, then it has to be Bubble Bath. This is a perfect nude and mauve shade you’ll ever come across which looks good on almost every skin tone. If you are a fan of subtle and elegant shades, this comes on top of that list and is a definite must-have. The only thing is that you’ll have to apply more than 2 coats for this color to look more prominent.

Best For:

This is best for the lovers of sheer nudes and neutral colors. It lasts long and looks absolutely gorgeous.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

2. I’m not really a Waitress by OPI

OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress Nail Swatch

This shade looks absolutely bold and ravishing. The color looks somewhat similar to a bottle of red wine or deep burgundy. This shade looks rich and stays shiny until its removed, without chipping. I also like the consistency and texture of the polish which goes on smoothly unlike other brands which can sometimes be too runny or too thick. All in all, it’s a complete show stopper.

Best For:

This is a very lively and classy shade and is perfect if you want to stand out from the crowd.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

3. This Color’s Making Waves

OPI This Color's Making Waves Nail Polish

If someone figured out a way to capture the beauty of ocean waves and the dark blue skies in a bottle, then I’m sure it would look like this shade. Despite the best outfits, the look feels incomplete if the nails are not nicely done. This is the perfect navy shade that has a lot of character.

Best For:

If you are looking for a blue monotone shade with a hint of grey, then this is perfect for you.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

4. Lincoln Park after Dark

Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI

I just LOVE this shade and the creativity behind its name. There couldn’t have been a more perfect blend of black and aubergine. I haven’t read the ingredients, but I’m sure there’s magic written somewhere there. This is my absolute go-to nail polish that looks good with almost anything I wear. And on top of it, this lasts really long if you apply properly.

Best For:

This is one shade that’s perfect for all occasions and I have just one word to say, ‘Perfect’.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

5. Lapis

Lapis By OPI Nail Color
Image: Instagram

This shade reminds me of mystical mermaids and glimmering stars on a twilight. This is an exquisite shade from OPI which can help fetch a lot of compliments from your friends and colleagues.

Best For:

This is a flawless combination of fun and quirkiness and will look absolutely splendid with a pair of Little Black Dress.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

6. You’re such a Budapest

You're such a Budapest by OPI
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If you have seen little purple periwinkle flowers blossoming in nature, this shade will remind you of just that. Periwinkle is a mix of blue and purple and symbolizes serenity, winter, ice and everything nice. This will make you look even more gorgeous in beautiful and dazzling dresses.

Best For:

If you are looking for a serene and sublime shade, Budapest is the shade to go for.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

7. My Private Jet

OPI My Private Jet Nail Polish
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This shade from OPI’s Infinite Shade Range definitely lives up to its name and is a perfect black with glints of glimmer. This shade was gifted to me by someone, but when I tried applying it for the first time, it was gooey and not up to my expectation. But when I double checked, it turned out that the bottle was fake. This is the reason, you should always buy it from the official OPI store or Amazon. Black Nail Paint is a must have in a girl’s arsenal and what can be better than My Private Jet.

Best For:

This is a versatile shade which looks glamorous and classy and is best for a badass look.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

8. Big Apple Red

Big Apple Red by OPI Nail Polish
Image: Instagram

There can’t be any top list of Nail Colors without including this one. This Nail Polish shade is impeccable and charming at the same time. For this reason, it can be called the apple of everyone’s eye. This is their signature nail paint that suits almost every skin tone and gives the attitude that you are ready to run the world.

Best For:

This bright and shiny shade from OPI is one of their top best sellers.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

9. Lucky Lucky Lavender

Lucky Lucky lavender by OPI
Image: Instagram

This is one lovely lavender shade which can definitely conquer hearts. This one is a mix of pink and purple in perfect proportions. If you are looking for a shade for the season of spring there can’t be a better companion. And if you are someone like me who is obsessed with pink most of the times, you will definitely love this one.

Best For:

This is one of those pure shades which can still make you feel warm and fuzzy from the inside.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

10. Gelato on my Mind

Gelato on My Mind by OPI
Image: Instagram

This pastel color from OPI is still a rage and you are likely to spot many models sporting this look all over social media. This shade is an icy cool pastel blue which looks fresh and tempting. I like almost all the pastel shades as it gives you a much more sophisticated and glam look, but this is my favorite amongst them. Who wouldn’t want to take pictures with such glorious nail colors?

Best For:

This icy cool blue pastel is suitable for all occasion whether its an uptown event or a regular day at work.

Available on Amazon, Buy from here.

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