The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #18 Sephora by OPI – Metro Chic

Alright, I have to post faster if we’re going to get through all 20 polishes in a timely manner. I present to you, #18 Sephora by OPI (affectionately dubbed ‘$OPI’) Metro Chic:

Bet you guys didn’t see that one coming. I do love this color, but it’s on this list because of the impact it had when it hit the market. Metro Chic was a polish phenomenon. I have hopes that Metro Chic will have revolutionary implications. Is the existence of Metro Chic an indication that the nail polish industry is going to become more innovative? That is my hope. So many people pursued this polish in a ridiculous frenzy, it proves, once again, that there is a viable market for out-of-the-ordinary colors. (Although, the frenzy was probably exacerbated by scalpers buying available bottles to flip them on ebay.) There is such a thing as innovation in this industry and it seems like polish companies often forget that. Consumers are obviously hungry for something different, it’s time that something different is given to us! In any case, it’s a fairly rare occurrence when the general population frenzies over a shade. Nail polish collectors frenzy constantly but it’s extraordinary to see a color that is so universally appealing that it actually moves non-collectors into action. That is why Metro Chic is on this list.


11 Responses to “The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #18 Sephora by OPI – Metro Chic”

  1. Vampy Varnish Says:

    Metro Chic is probably one of my top 3 fav polishes of this year. I absolutely LOVE colors that are “out of the norm” and this is so creamy and delicious. Looks great on you!

  2. vodca Says:

    now i start addict nail polish
    i am from Thailand… and not so good in English
    so i can’t type…properly.

    so thanks for sharing this
    i start review the nail polish from Thai Industry now …becoz of your blog and you r my inspirations
    thanks a lot

  3. Jinnzor Says:

    A lovely American lady was kind enough to CP this to me along with a couple of other $OPI polishes. They should be arriving any day now. I’m really looking forward to trying it out. It’s such an intereting color.

  4. Molly Says:

    I would loo-ove to get my hands on a bottle of Metro Chic. If I had an Sephora in my city I’d check it daily — no, three times daily! Until then I just check them when I’m travelling and online. Love your choices so far! Can’t wait to see 1-17! GREAT blog!

  5. Brooke Says:

    Would love to get a bottle of this!

  6. pretear Says:

    Vampy – That’s how I feel about it too, and thanks. : )

    Vodca – Aw, well shoot me the link some time I’ll add it to this site.

    Jinnzor – It is! I hope you love your new SOPIs. : )

    Molly – Thank you! Are you adverse to purchasing online? I got mine from I’m pretty sure it’s in stock right now.

    Brooke – Dooooo eeeeet.

  7. Laura Says:

    Molly – I just clicked on the link on the Sephora website asking if I wanted them to email me when it was in stock. Voila, less than a week later I had an email.

  8. Amber Says:

    I absolutely love that color. Have it!!

  9. pretear Says:

    It’s great, isn’t it?

  10. noah Says:

    this is totally awesome. My color was usually light orange. How would that rank here?

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