Wednesday, March 20, 2013

OPI La Boheme

There are some polishes that you put on your wishlist, knowing full well that you'll probably never own them. That's what I thought about OPI La Boheme. This legendary color-shifting deep red was originally released as part of the Holiday on Broadway Collection, which saw the debut of some of OPI's most sought-after polishes, like Movin' Out and SRO (Standing Room Only).

But I recently acquired the mythical La Boheme in a swap (Thanks Adelina!) and good gracious...they just don't make 'em like this anymore! Needless to say, she was totally worth the wait. :)


The beauty of La Boheme is complex and difficult to capture on camera, but trust me when I see this is one of, if not the prettiest red in my whole stash. Look at that rich base color and how alive the shimmer is! The base shifts from a deep burgundy to an orange-red. Sometimes there's a little hint of brown and green in there too. While the color shift is positively gorgeous, I think my favorite thing about this polish is how intense the shimmer is. It doesn't just sparkle, it absolutely glows!

I used two coats here. This is an old school OPI so the formula has some drag to it, but honestly, I couldn't care less when the end result is this mind-blowingly beautiful! Love, love, love this polish! If you ever get the chance to swap for it or buy it at a non-scalper price, don't hesitate!

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    1. Thanks Meredith! Isn't she lovely? :)

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  2. I am all squidgy with envy--it's just gorgeous, Chelsea!! So rich and sparkly and glamorous. Definitely staying on my WL! ^_^

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I hope your wish will come true! :)

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  3. gorgeous!! your welcome, was a pleasure trading with you.

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely love it! And it was a pleasure trading with you too--I'd do it again any time. :)

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