Monday, January 14, 2013

OPI Oy - Another Polish Joke!

Hi everyone! I promised you that I would devote a post to OPI Oy - Another Polish Joke! since I was too intimidated to try it on its own in my original review post. Today I have a real swatch of this polish, as well as two layering combinations.

Here we go, the star of the show, OPI Oy - Another Polish Joke! The formula on this is interesting to say the least. I used three very thin coats plus one thicker coat, so four coats in total, to reach this level of opacity. The visible nail line in the photos wasn't quite as obvious in real life, but I still wasn't too crazy about it.

I think this polish taught me why some people don't like yellow gold, it's not terribly flattering on my skin tone unfortunately.

I'm sure that this polish is stunning in the sunlight, but I just don't think it's for me. Maybe we should kick it up a about some layering!?

Here I took Anti-Bleak from the Mariah Carey collection and layered one coat of Oy - Another Polish Joke! on top of it. I wasn't expecting the gold to go on so thick, and I was admittedly a little careless in my application.

I really thought I would love this, but I think the gold layered over berry just looks kind of brown-ish. Maybe a cooler toned purple would have worked better.

This on the other hand is a combination that I can get on board with! Here is one very thin coat of Oy - Another Polish Joke over OPI Thanks a Windmillion. I am so impressed by how the gold and the sage green play together, yum!

Don't you think this is a gorgeous combination? I just want to keep layering this gold over everything!

Do you have any combinations that you want to see or try out? Would you wear this polish on its own, or layered?

Some of the products in this post were sent for review.


  1. I don't really like this polish on it's own, but layered it looks gorgeous!

  2. I'm really liking it layered! This now makes me wonder how it compares to other layering polishes like ChG White Cap, ChG Lighthouse and OPI Goldeneye (I realise this last one isn't a layering polish, but I did layer it over Skyfall once and the look reminds me of what you have done here). It would be awesome to see comparisons!

  3. I really love layering polishes like this, the last swatch would be a cute Easter mani.

  4. It looks so nice over Thanks a Windmillion.

  5. OMG!!! These nail colors are all so gorgeous! Love each and every color for I find them all elegant and classy. You def have the talent. Great job!