OPI Making Waves – Nail Polish Swatch & Review

If you saw my Duty Free Haul, you would have seen I picked up an OPI miniature set due to an unforeseen disaster that was set to ruin my holiday, gels that were flaking off in massive chunks. Going on holiday with NO NAIL POLISH packed (risky move) meant of course I had to buy the most expensive and annoying polish of all time, OPI miniature bottles. To be honest, post holiday I never thought I would use these bad boys again, but for some reason this little shade was calling my name when I came to do my nails last week.


This colour is OPI Making Waves, from the Spring/Summer Hawaii collection. I’m not normally a fan of shimmers, but this is kind of an interesting halfway house between a metallic and a shimmer shade. It’s a gorgeous mid blue with a teal shimmer/sparkle running through, laced with a fine glass pink fleck which is only really noticeable in low light and has improved nearly impossible to capture – but the picture below of the bottle itself has done it best justice!


The formula of this isn’t the best by far – it’s quite thin and has a tendancy to pool at the cuticles and on the sides of your nail, so being careful to get the thinnest coat possible is key. I applied it with 2 coats for pictures on my nails, but to be honest could of done with a third, as depending on how it caught the light it could look a bit patchy (noticeable on thumb above).


I’ll admit when I put this on I completely forgot to apply a base coat (always risky with a blue polish – but luckily no staining!), As a result it’s not had the most incredible wear time, but at 4 days with a coat of Seche Vite, seeing only a few chips in the corners of the nail – it didn’t hold up badly at all!


I like this shade a surprising about, and I can see this making an appearance in a empties soon, as it’s easy to go through these mini bottles after a couple of manis.

Mini Bottle lover or mini bottle hater? Let me know!


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  1. Krys
    November 19, 2015 / 10:12 am

    This is such a beautiful colour!

    Also, if you have a chance can you please have a read of my new blog!

    Krys xo

      • Krys
        November 19, 2015 / 12:38 pm

        Thank you 🙂 elysianlight.wordpress.com

  2. November 20, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    LOL OPI minis are definitely the most annoying polishes ever! Still, a prettty blue!

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