24 April 2013

Product Review: OPI Nail Lacquer - Can’t Find My Czechbook

In March OPI launched its new Summer 2013 collection Euro Centrale, pays tribute to the new trendy fashion hotspots in central Europe; Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Here are my thoughts on *Can’t Find My Czechbook;

What They Say: 

"Euro Centrale Collection nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application".

RRP: $19.95 – Available from David Jones, Myer and selected beauty salons

What I Say:

I really love the OPI nail polishes, as you can always rely on the best quality and a continuous stream of amazing colours. And I really love, and give the polishes bonus points for being 3-free – that is, for not containing DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde.

The collection Euro Centrale by OPI is "a celebration of one of the world’s richest sources of creative talent for centuries, and especially one of the areas of cultural awakening emerging from this region: fashion. Gothic historical churches alongside modern public buildings punctuated with vibrant graffiti murals are the perfect backdrop for modern fashion design to make its entrance. Young designers present their most avant-garde creations at fashion shows held in museums, designs to rival anything from Paris or Milan."

"The collection boost a wide variety of shades, ranging from pale nude to deep midnight blue and aubergine; from shimmery copper to aqua blue; from high-end metallic hues to playful bright shades in periwinkle and pink".

Can’t Find My Czechbook is a lovely aqua, which is gorgeous for spring and summer wear, - and although we’re now heading towards autumn here in Australia, I will still enjoy using it to brighten up my otherwise dark clothing.

I love how the name plays on the Czech Republic – and regards to the checkbook – maybe it is also a reference to the Tiffany & Co trademark colour, and that a big fat checkbook is required to satisfy most girls dreams at Tiffany’s…!

The nail polish has a nice formula, which is so easy to apply and due to the wide brush, just a few brushstrokes and the nail is covered. The nail polish covers nice and evenly, although there are some minor visible brush strokes, even with two coats. I am wearing two coats in these pictures, but I’m sure that an additional coat would get rid of the streakiness. 


And by the way, how gorgeous is this gemstone ring from
Emilia Rossi Jewellery..!

The nail polish dries quickly, which is perfect for me as I’m usually a little impatient. And it doesn’t have a strong chemical smell either, which I’m sure is because it is free from DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.

After about three days, the nail polish started to chip a little at the edges, but I have also not been treating them very kindly, as always washing my hands frequently due to my two dogs, and not to mention tapping away on the computer keyboard. And the three days wear is without wearing a top coat, so I am sure that with a top coat I would have had another couple of days wear out the nail polish.

All in all, OPI nail polishes really are of such fantastic quality, and absolutely worth their price tag. And in spite of this aqua shade being intended for the European summer, I will still enjoy wearing It over winter, dreaming of the warm summer days to come.

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

What do you think of Can’t Find My Czechbook? Have you ever tried any of the OPI nail polishes? What’s your favourite nail polish brand? And colour?



  1. Im absolutely crazy for blue nail polishes, love this x


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