Sunday, January 30, 2011

OPI Lucertainly Look Marvelous

Hey fellow polish fanatics, I discovered a really cool color the other day in my wife's polish collection. Now I realize that those are 'fightin' words' to many of you who cringe at the thought of your spouse rooting through your coveted collection of nail polishes! In my case, my wife and I have a mutual understanding that we can borrow each other's polishes, as long as we treat them as our own (don't spill them, leave the bottle top all gooey or let them dry out). As it turns out, I am not particularly interested in wearing many of the colors she has, and the same applies to she of mine, so it works pretty well for us.

This color caught my eye the day she bought it. It's from the OPI Swiss Collection released last fall. It is pretty glittery and full of really cool texture when closeup, but from a distance it looks a lot like a really intriguing 'black chrome'. That is why I really like it!

And, it changes it's look depending on the lighting you see it in (which is true of many polishes that have depth or shimmer to them), another reason why I like it so much.

Here is 'Lucerne' in overcast daylight. It looks kind of gray and grainy here - different than many others.

Under a flash (or sunlight, but we haven't seen any of that around here for a number of days) it looks more black and chromy. I think this is probably the way I like to see it the most!

This closeup shows the grainy texture to it. Those are actually silvery specs that really catch the light.

And here is a good picture of it with some indirect daylight.

Let me know what you think, especially if you have already tried it!


  1. OMG Love this on ya. How do you get your polish so very neat!?!?! I hate painting my toes.

  2. L, practice. I suspect you really like painting your fingernails because you do such a beautiful job on them. For me, it's the toes.
    Thank you! :)

  3. Jake, thats a fabulous and rich color on you. Looks regal!

  4. LW, Jan and BC: thank you for the nice comments!
    'Regal' - wow! :)

  5. Lucerne is great! I have it and I love it.

    If I were your wife, I would kill to be able to go through your polish collection. It is amazing!!

  6. I just bought this! It looks great on you.

  7. Nice and classic color. Having nails fix like this is better done while enjoying comfort sitting on a spa pedicure chair. Guys want it too!