12.06.2012

OPI Russian Navy: The Perfect Blurple?

I was on the hunt specifically for a beautiful, shimmering blurple polish (aka a blue-purple, or in this case, more like a purpley blue, but 'plue' just sounds silly :P), and when I laid eyes on OPI Russian Navy, I knew it had to be mine. 

Russian Navy is a navy based polish that is laced with tons of red micro-shimmers that ends up making the overall shade lean violet, because we all know blue + red = purple, right? :)

Now, the slightly disappointing part. I bought it because it screamed blurple to me, but once applied, it looks much less purple than it does in the bottle and the shimmer is much less noticeable. Honestly, on its own, it just looks navy (a beautiful navy, but still...), but when compared side-by-side to other blue polishes (I compared my nails to my friend's blue nails one day), it actually does still look quite purple in comparison.


Like most all OPI polishes I've tried, Russian Navy lasts a solid 5 days without chipping for me, which is quite good in my book :)

What's your favorite blurple polish?


8 comments:

  1. Haha, blurple! I've never heard that term before but I think I'll start using it! It's too bad the colour isn't as purple-y as it looks in the bottle, but the it still looks great as navy. Love OPI, never fails!

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  2. I love Russian Navy! It's one of my favorite OPI nail polishes

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  3. like i told you on instagram, i like this shade but wish it didnt dry down so dark. i agree with your thoughts. i like opi ink more than russian navy. ink might still be too dark/blue for what you are looking for though!

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  4. I love this colour. I think it's really unique. x

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  5. I owned Russian Navy years ago but have since lost it meh I love dark navys/purples x great choice!

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  6. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll check it out next time I'm at Ulta.

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  7. I know, I wish it was more purpley too :(

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  8. its a beautiful color! :)

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