Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Basically... OPI Black Onyx

hi, everyone! the ocean was bizarre today, it was pea soup foggy at the oceanfront! it didn't stretch past the first row of hotels that back up to the beach... i've never seen anything like it the entire time i've lived here (about five years). it was really surreal to walk along the boardwalk and not be able to see the ocean, which was about fifty to a hundred feet away. strange, right?

 i'm starting a series that i will add to every once in awhile; i want to review basic colors that every one needs in their collection. i had originally entitled this series 'Back to Basics' but i saw that loads of other people had used the same name, so i came up with 'Basically...' instead :)

we're starting the journey with OPI Black Onyx, a perfect pitch black cream. it takes two coats to bring it to full opacity. the first coat just does not give enough coverage, a second coat is vital. best part? it doesn't need a topcoat! i didn't add one for the purpose of this review, but if i were to wear it by itself i'd slap on one coat of Seche Vite... it just makes every mani look more chic and expensive.

one coat Seche Base, two coats Black Onyx.

if you are in the market for a basic black polish, this is an excellent option. tomorrow i'm excited to start up the swatches of the China Glaze Prismatic Chroma Glitters collection... i was lucky enough to stumble across a Sally's that had put them out early! Ria :)


  1. I've totally noticed that I don't have many creamy or colors without glitter or micro flecks in them. I need to get more "base" basic colors! Good idea to start with!

    1. when i first started collecting polish all i ever bought was shimmers... now i'm a huge cream fan!


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