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Review: OPI I Lily Love You, the #1 Polish as Voted by You Guys

A few weeks ago I did an experiment with a competition.  It was a resounding success and I was so happy to be able to share the gorgeous China Glaze Prismatic collection with a lucky reader.  One of the ways to enter was to answer a question as I want to really know what your #1 favourite polish was.  Again and again, I Lily Love You from OPI came up so I just had to track it down.  I'm so glad I did as it's the prettiest pink based, square and shredded iridescent glitter I think I've ever seen!

When I swatch a glitter like this - colour tinted base - I like to pick a base colour as there's no point me trying to layer 25 layers to get this to be opaque.  I think I found a pretty good match with Essence Ultimate Pink, a sweet bubblegum creme.  I'm so excited about this actually as mini Essence polishes just started showing up in Shopper's Drug Mart!  So cheap too at $1.69 a bottle, can't go wrong with more brands to choose from.  Anyway, Ultimate Pink is a really great pink and I only needed two coats to get good coverage.  You could almost get away with one.  The pink is sweet and bright too, always a plus.  
Onto the main event, I Lily Love You.  I love how much glitter is packed into this, and in all different shapes and sizes too.  Check out the close-ups, I see at least three different sizes and shapes of iridescent glitter.  Coverage was decent, these pictures are two coats. 







The Verdict:  Just like Last Friday Night, another great, different glitter from OPI.  I hope they keep this up, they're so fun to play with.  I can't remember where I got this but it was for only $5 on a site out there.  Not too bad at all.  

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