Happy Monday? Uhm, yeah…not so much. I’m kind of hating life right now because of daylight saving time and the whole missing an hour of sleep thing. Yeah, 1 hour is a big deal especially when you have to be at work at 5 am. It’s going to take me at least a week to get used to this so I’m probably going to be a grouchster until then. In the meantime, I have a new product to share with you: the OPI Sheer Tints. When I first saw the press release, I had no idea what these were. I googled some similar products and I sort of got an idea of what you might be able to do with a sheer tinted top coat such as these, but I still wanted to try them out on their own to start with.
I am not too impressed with these when worn on their own. They are very sheer so I applied 3 coats to achieve the above results. The consistency of these top coats is also a little difficult to work with–they feel very jelly-esque and tend to dry really quickly so they were very easy to overwork. I started out applying thick coats but thin coats worked a lot better.
This isn’t the most creative use of the OPI Sheer Tints, but I like how this looks. I applied one coat of these tinted top coats over a white base and also used them to do a dot design. If you want to see some cool ideas, check out what Nory from Fierce Makeup and Nails did with them so go check out her post here. The gradient that she did is really fun!
Now for the fun part! I purchased a set of minis so one of you will be getting this set to try out! In order to enter, use the rafflecopter widget below. As always, the giveaway is open worldwide to those 18 years or older. Please don’t enter if your country has strict customs regulations as I will not be responsible for confiscated prizes.
Overall, I think that I need to play around with these some more to see what other ways they can be used. What do you think? Have you used a similar product? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and good luck if you decide to enter the giveaway!
133 thoughts on “OPI Sheer Tints – Review & Giveaway”
I don’t have a lot of “lemmings”. I have a lot of polishes I want, but most are attainable, I just don’t want to spend the money right now.
No.1 lemming? Entire Enchanted Time to Pretend collection, but have given up on them and moved onto ILNP now as much easier to get to the UK 🙂
Nice giveaway, thanks! So these are supposed to go over another color I guess ?
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I really want to buy Essie Mint Candy Apple, but it’s not quite a lemming…
ps I’m Elena Rudaya in the Rafflecopter form
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Ugh all indie thermals that I can’t afford. ;_;
Those tints are so awesome!! #1 polish lemming… Gosh, so many lemmings. Um, right now I’d have to say Wicked Hallucinating Gremlins. =)
Thank you for having the giveaway!
I don’t really have a lemming at the moment. I have a few that I want but just haven’t gotten them yet.
#1 polish lemming. Thanks for the giveaway.
I don’t really have any lemmings, I can usually find what I want.
These are so cute!!!
Oh, I’m lemming some ILNP these days. Pink an purple holos 🙂
I’m going to have to pass on these, I think. Just not my style.
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My lemming is Chanel’s Taboo. I just can’t bring myself to pay that much for a polish, but it is amazing.
No lemmings here!
I think those tints look really nice!
I didn’t know that they made minis! Yay!
Hands down opi chasing rainbows!!!
China Glaze DV8. I would love to get my hands on that one!
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Uh… No more lemmings for me… I haven’t been able to even do my nails in a month or 2… :[
Carol recently posted..Tribal and Gradient (Pictures Only)
I don’t really have a lemming. My fancies change as much a makers collections do.
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Don’t really have much of a lemming but I’ve been really wanting to try out some polishes from Shimmer Polish 🙂
Lisa N. recently posted..Green and Coral Polka Dot Gradient
No real lemmings, tbh.
Right now it would either be a England’s Sleeping Palace or Girly Bits Bachelor’s Button
I’m loving the dots over the white nail. Kind of a cool effect with the sheerness.
OPI DS Glamour
I am lemming nail pattern boldness Elderberry
I think these are a really cool idea. There’s a lot to be done with them 🙂
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These seem interesting to say the least! I wonder if you can layer them to get different strange colors? I’d be interested in at least giving them a shot xD I don’t know just how useful they would be though
I REALLY want ‘All that glitter’ from the China Glaze 2012 holiday collection. I can not get my hands on it, except for like 13 dollars on Ebay 🙁
I am sooo curious about these, they do look cute in a nail art!
my ten friends dirtball
Oohhh, I want that too! So pretty! Also love anything by ILNP. The one polish I want but can’t find is Funky Fingers Kenyan Sunset. They released that polish with a different name but I must have the originally named version just because of the name. It has great meaning to me.
piCture pOlish O’Hara
Thanks for the giveaway!
My must have polish changes every 5 minutes so… Idk maybe this collection is it. In a way it annoys me because it’s like ok so you mostly have to layer it over white so why not just use a pastel or light colored polish? But mostly I’m just intrigued because I really like how creative these are and that they’re something new (to me anyway) and seem to have a lot of potential. I would like to do a drip dye type look w these and I’d like someone else to do a watermarble! Haha. Thanks for yet another wonderful giveaway!!
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totally loving all these colors. i have like 2 color choices…boring
Penny Talk by Essie – it is my new season must have – a gold metallic shade perfectly contrasting the leather and monochrome trend
Ohhhh… I am dying for Rescue Beauty Lounge – FIRE QUEEN!!!! Creamy pale greens and blues are sooooo my gig.
I really like these polishes. I would like to try them out, and see what I could do with them.
After seeing it on you for Saturdays post I was reminded of how much I NEED Mystic Glacier… damn your gorgeous nails! But im also really interested to see the pinkish one in one or two coats… I need a tint like that to do a weird french style where I would do a pink jelly to white gradient.
No lemmings here.
I’m really digging the OPI sheers. I need them
All that glitter from Opi!!!
I could not just pick one lemming. I have a list saved on my computer. LOL!!
Zoya Opal is my lemming!
OPI Over and Over A-Gwen ugh I need it in my life.
These look interesting! I think I would like to try them to give cremes a bit more depth.
I don’t think I’d use these. All I can think to do is use them as a topcoat, and I’d probably just put them over a similar color, so it’s like, what’s the point? Haha. I do like your swatches and mani, though (as always).
#1 lemming…umm…let me consult the list, hahaha. No crazy urges right now…probably would like to have more Sephora X the most. I still have two more from my original list when they came out (Hyped, TNT) and one more from seeing them in person (Mr. Positivity).
I love OPI polishes¡ Thank you so much.
I think I’ll pass on purchasing these.
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My biggest lemming is Most Wanted from Ginger & Liz.
My biggest lemming to date is Enchanted Polish Dream On.
i have many but my #1 is probably Chanel – Taboo
probably anything by enchanted polish
This is a seriously tough question! I think it might be Illamasqua Destiny though!
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Oh I have several lemmings. But I think the main one…Zoya PixieDust.
I’ve been really looking for Butter London’s Scoundrel or Essie’s Warm and Toasty Turtleneck! I really love that shade right now!
Zoya Pixie Dust.
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There are quite a few Chanel polishes I would love to have but there is no way I can pay that much for a polish!
I think these are really cool! I’m looking forward to seeing how other people use these too. And I have no idea what a polish lemming is haha.
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Great post! Thanks so much for sharing my post! <3
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Oh my #1 lemming is a hard quest, I have a long list with polishes I wish for but if I just got to decide one, atm, it would be Vermelho Surreal from Jade. 🙂
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My biggest lemming, because they’re so hard to get, is Nerdlacquer Entirely Unlike Tea. I would scream with joy if I got my hands on any Nerdlacquer, but that’s my fave.
ENCHANTED POLISHES!! UGH!! Soooooo hard to get without paying up the butt for them!!
Didn’t you ask about my #1 lemming in the last giveaway? I definitely can’t pick one and I couldn’t pick one then either.
Let’s go with KBShimmer I Got a Crush on Blue and Green Hex and Glam. And EdM Dark Forces since I got a connection on the other two. And Chanel Holo. And Ninja Polish Flibbergibbet and Passion Shift and MYSTIC GLACIER. and Cult Nails Unicorn Puke.
Ummm..Lemmings……the new limited edition special effect polishes from Picture Polish, ANYTHING A England, and the Pixie Dusts from Zoya
I don’t own any yet!
Current lemming: China Glaze Glistening Snow. I’m having a tough time finding it. Thanks for the giveaway.
My current lemming….the new KB Shimmer Spring Collection!! But idk whether I’ll be able to afford them or even get my hands on them haha
It’s so hard to buy them sometimes…stock runs out so quick :L
Definitely Miss Conduct by Orly!
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i cant pick one lemming i just have too many 🙁
Copper Creek Cabin by Chaos & Crocodiles is the biggest one i have
OPI DS Exclusive is number two
OPI La Boheme is three
and Zoya Belle is four
Well I would really love to have a magical top coat that can withstand anything for a week or 2! Even if I was reapplying every so often.
I think it would have to be OPI Mad As A Hatter. It came out when I was not yet crazy over nail polish like I am now. LOL. Most of the others I want are available but just too expensive to make myself get them.
Some of the Rydell High Collection from Glam Polish!!
A england princess Tears
top polish lemming at this moment is colors by llarowe P38
Enchanted Polish December 2012 is my biggest lemming!
My #1 lemming is the OPI DS Glamour. I would do a lot to get my hands on that polish!!!!!
Love your page! Would love to win these polishes! Thanks
Its to hard to pick just one. Thank you for the giveaway!!
I just got it in the mail. Emily de Molly Cosmic Forces. I’ll have to find a new one to obsess over now.
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Anything Picture Polish.
My biggest lemming is a black and white glitter. That is all there will ever be for me hehe
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These look so fun!
Humm my #1 Lemming…is an entire brand a lemming? Anything Zoya. They don’t sell directly to Canada so to get them here you’ve got to shell out a lot of cash. I wish I could cash in on the deals American’s get.
I don’t think I have any I would consider a lemming, but there are several I would like, especially holos.
Zoya Spring Collection.
Not exactly a nail polish – Dior Nail Glow…
I’m lemming so many Glam Polishes right now, especially Nickle Nackle and Go Home Sky You’re Drunk. I really need to pick those up!
OPI DS Glamour
My #1 lemming is OPI!
No lemmings really. If I see it and want it, I have to have it!
EP A Little Fishy!!
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Zoya Pixie Dust Godiva…. such a pretty sand polish! 😛
Thanks for this great giveaway. My #1 lemming is OPI Couture de Minnie Collection 🙂
I don’t own any yet!
I don’t have Instagram, sorry!
Thank you for the giveaway! I dont really have any lemmings that i can think of but i do have a lot of polishes that i want!
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no IG sorry 🙁
OPI Couture of Minnie Collection
My top lemming is RBL Liberty. Thank you for the giveaway!
Mega or Nostalgia by ILNP
Enchanted Polish Stay Classy San Diego
Currently, that I could actually get my hand on, may be …. ILNP – Birefringence (H).
Hi! I don’t have any lemmings because I LOVE all sorts of polishes and also want a few I’ve seen. Thanks for the giveaway!
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O.P.I Brazil <333
I don’t own any yet!
My #1 lemming is piCture pOlish shade Starry Night <3
Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
I don’t own any !!!
Io in realtà non ho un lemming al momento.
I really would love to try the Ciaté caviar collection!
Chin glaze for audrey <3 thanks for hosting this giveaway!
So beautiful mani!
All polishes from Catrice
I have 2 big lemmings…Takko Lacquer Muse and Enchanted Polish July 2013.
So many lemmings, how can I pick No. 1? NerdLacquer Hyperspace Bypass, Entirely Unlike Tea and Smoke Dragon. Takko Lacquer Heads Will Roll, Cupcake Polish Miami and Dallas, Colors by Llarowe Unorthodox Annie, Literary Lacquer Laters, Baby Enchanted Polish Austin Powers and I Am the Walrus, Above the Curve Donna and The Silence. I pray NerdLacquer comes back, she really made something special.
dont have any lemmings i like many colors!!!
OPI is my #1 polish lemming.
I love the European and Ballerina collections 🙂
My number one polish lemming(s) has got to be Cirque’s Alchemy collection. If only I had a bigger paycheck! 🙂
My biggest lemming at the moment are these actual sheer tints 🙂
all the OPI Brazil! 😀
My #1 lemming is OPI Couture de Minnie Collection
thank you for this amazing giveaway!:D
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Nice giveaway, thanks! So these are supposed to go over another color I guess
I have way too many to list.. Honestly, I could go on for days..
Zoya Opal is my lemming!
Hmmmm not sure about number one of all time, but I would shit my pants a little for China Glaze Party Hearty.
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I don’t even know anymore off the top of my head, lol. I want so much that I don’t think I have one “OMG must have” lemming. Let’s say Picture Polish Mallard for now lol.
My one big lemming is a green Butter London. I can’t seem to remember the name of the polish, nor have I ever found it in a shop. Like ever…
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OK… It may not seem like a big deal, but I really need ANY polish that is named “Brigitte”
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I don’t have any real lemmings for the moment…
Any of Llarowe’s holo polishes!!
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Everything!! I want them all!! lol
Anything KBshimmer. I’m obsessed but haven’t purchased yet.
All CbL polishes, lol, a true red holo, true nude holo, black holo and a bunch of others, lol