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Today’s color is one that needs very little introduction. OPI’s I’m Not Really A Waitress is an iconic color from everything I’ve heard.
It’s probably one of the most versatile and timeless deep red nail polish shades in existence, and it has a near-perfect formula on top of that. There is a very subtle metallic character to this color, and it also has trace flecks of gold mixed in.
Interestingly, this color comes off a brighter red on the nail than it appears in the bottle. In the bottle, it looks almost burgundy, but on the nail it really comes alive.
See the bottom of this post for the review and rating.
Believe it or not, the photos in this set depict this color after only one coat. That’s right, one coat! Yet somehow it still went on clean and smooth without any streaking or unevenness. Talk about a time-saver. The only visible imperfections are due to my still-developing application skill.
On top of that, there’s no topcoat on these nails either. That deep color and shine is completely native to this shade/formula. As you can see in the scoring, this color acheived an almost perfect 54.6 out of 55 in the formula category, something that may not have ever been achieved in my scoring system to date.
The very high formula score paired with the typically adept OPI brush and bottle brought I’m Not Really A Waitress to the new number one spot in my QuantRate rankings.
That means OPI almost completely dominates my top five of all time. I’m starting to think OPI is the BMW of the nail polish world – not the most expensive, but one of the most consistently superb mid-priced nail polish brands out there.
If you don’t have this shade yet, slap yourself. Then go pick up a bottle.