NOTW: OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees.

OPI Suzy Skis in the Pyrenees.

OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees.

There are some things I will not do for the sake of self-preservation.  I will not drink, smoke, go bungee jumping, ride a motorcycle, go camping, swim in deep waters (or any water…I cannot swim), wear a bathing suit (shield your eyes), or ski.  OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees ($8 US/.5 fl. oz.) is as adventurous I as will get!

The Color:

The color of this beauty is a bit difficult to capture.  There are very fine shimmers scattered throughout this seemingly cream formula.  I tried to photographed Suzi against various backgrounds to showcase this deep navy/gray concoction.  Oh, what dedication.

OPI Suzy Skis in the Pyrenees against a white background.

OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees against a white background.

Suzi lasted on my nails 5 days before any chips began to surface.  As always, wear time depends on one’s activities.  OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees is also a 95% duplicate color for Dior Blue Label nail lacquer and the limited edition Nars Galion.  Blue Label has a touch more blue in its formula, Nars Galion is deeper and does not have the super fine shimmers that are present in Suzi.  I owned and returned Blue Label because the brush, IMHO, is a poor design.  I found it nearly impossible to achieve a flawless manicure. Admittedly, Dior’s formula is better than OPI’s, but I could not justify owning a $24 nail polish when Suzi was so similar.  I put that money toward a Tom Ford Blush brush 🙂

The Formula/Pros:

This is one of my favorite nail polishes.  However, Suzi has a very thin consistency, the first coat is very streaky, you may question whether this polish will retain its texture.  Suzi does correct herself, with the addition of a second coat; she becomes cohesive and opaque right before your very eyes.  After two coats, the results are smooth, dark and refined.  All trickery is rectified 🙂  The brush is lovely and well suited on a variety of nail widths and lengths.

OPI Suzy Skis in the Pyrenees.

OPI Suzy Skis in the Pyrenees.

The Cons:

OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees does resemble a black polish from afar.  It’s complexity is revealed only from a close proximity. In store, availability is an issue.  You can easily acquire Suzi online from various websites.  My local Ulta had it for the longest time and now Suzi seems to have encountered a dry spell.  Regardless, the following online shops are stocked at the time of this post:  Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Drugstore.com, SalonSavings.com and Overstock.com.  OPI is sold, in stores, at Ulta, Harmon, some Bed, Bath & Beyond locations, and some CVS locations.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you if you missed out on Nars Galion or are unwilling to spend the money on Dior Blue Label, give OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees a whirl.  In the spirit of integrity, Suzi is not very appealing on the first coat, but the second coat does lay all doubts to rest.  I don’t know about Suzi, but rest assured, I will not be braving the cold in the Pyrenees mountains.  I much rather sail along to neighboring France, stop off at a cafe, and wrap my perfectly dark manicured fingers around a buttery croissant.  Yeah I said it, I ‘m a “City Gal” all the way.  Be well and stay safe.

-M-