The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #15 OPI – The “IT” Color

I drool all over myself when I find a truly unique color. It’s a pretty rare occurrence, but every once in a while it happens. I know many of you will be surprised to see this color on the list. It wasn’t popular with the masses, probably because it’s very ‘out there’ but that’s why I love it.

This truly gorgeous dirty mustard yellow reminds me of run ways and high fashion. In a perfect world, colors like this would be staples for everyone. Until then, I’ll keep drooling for these rarities.

As a meaningless side note, I tend to associate certain polishes with whatever was going on in my life the day I wore it. I wore The “It” Color while studying for finals last spring, specifically I was studying Criminal Procedure Police Practices. I remember constantly staring down at my nails which significantly hampered my study efforts. You can read the original post on this color here.

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24 Responses to “The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #15 OPI – The “IT” Color”

  1. Michelle Says:

    This is awesome on you!! I really wanted to love it too, but it just looked like mustard on my skin =( I’m really loving how your top 20 consists of so many different types of colors.

  2. Katee Says:

    That looks great on you! I am sure that very few people could pull it off as well as you do.

  3. Kyosuke Says:

    Wow ! I’m glad you’ve added such an uncommon color to your list, it’s gorgeous <3

  4. Chaosophia Says:

    Whee! I have this polish on my top 5, actually. One day, I will publish a long list too, but it’s difficult! For me, it surely is the IT color. :)

  5. Lina-Elvira Says:

    Looks so awesome on you :D I love this polish but I don’t think it comes out so nice on me as it does on you! :)

  6. Sminkan Says:

    It looks fabulous on you and I wish it would be something I would wear, but it isn’t. My pink skin really clashes with this kind of color. Sill, it is deinitely so edgy that I might buy it just to feel a bit avant garde.

  7. Polishaholic Says:

    WOW! Awesome color and looks great on you! I gotta add that to my next 8ty8 order. Truly unique!

  8. Erin Says:

    I too LOVE this color! I get compliments every time I wear it!

  9. Vampy Varnish Says:

    That color looks awesome on you! I could never ever pull it off, yellow clashes so much with my fair (but yellow toned) skin! I laughed when you said you were distracted when studying, I constantly find myself staring at my thumbnail while reading books!

  10. Brooke Says:

    This would be great on the toes for summer time.

  11. Dana Cerise Says:

    Love this bright saffron color! I’m so glad such a theatrical color is on your list. I have fair skin, not really pale but light, and I love wearing this polish. It would look great with a black and white outfit.

  12. Rachel Says:

    you make this color look awesome!!

  13. pretear Says:

    Michelle – : ( Aw I’m sad to hear that because I really want more people to jump on the “it” color bandwagon.

    Katee – Thanks.

    Kyosuke – Thank you! And I agree, it really is very unique.

    Chaosophia – AWESOME! I love that and I’d love to see your list some time.

    Lina-Elvira – Aw. : ( Have you tried it? You never know!

    Sminkan – : ( Awwww. I understand though, some colors clash with my skin as well.

    Polishaholic – Doooo eeeeet!

    Erin – That makes me SO happy to hear!

    Vampy Varnish – lol. Me too. And when I drive, some day I’m going to get into a horrible wreck.

    Brooke – Definitely!

    Dana – I’m so glad so many of you guys are open to this totally unappreciated color. : )

    Rachel – Thank you! : )

  14. diana Says:

    I keep staring at your nails. I really want a yellow polish. I look terrible in bright yellow. I can wear orange though. I wonder if this particular yellow has enough orange in it to do the job. Hmm. I could always buy it and do a rainbow mani. One yellow fingernail couldn’t possibly offend. I am having lots of fun seeing your top 20!

  15. Lady Slatternly Says:

    I like this one too, but it’s the sort of color I can only wear on my fingers, lest I look like I have some kind of toenail fungus.
    Also: am I alone in wanting a *true* mustard creme? This one isn’t mustardy enough. Misa has one they claim to be mustard, but it’s the color of peanut butter. Phooey. I predict RBL will come out with a mustard in their next collection, and then we’ll have to plunk down $18 just to get a decent mustard colored NP. It would only make sense.

  16. Stefi Says:

    This post and color is what got me re-obsessed with polish this year. I’d been looking for a replacement yellow for one that I got at a discount store years ago. This one totally trumps it. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  17. Brooke 2.0 Says:

    I love this color :) I usually only use it in skittles manis but I think I’ll have to do a full mani sometime soon. It’s just…so happy!

  18. Banana Says:

    Wow. I’m not a fan of yellow nailpolish but this one is refreshing, like fresh egg yolks when I am hungover.

  19. pretear Says:

    Diana – Try it! Let me know what think if you do. : )

    Lady S – I’d love one too. Def.

    Stefi – Woot!

    Brooke 2.0 – You have too!

    Banana – lol!

  20. eLLe Says:

    Hey is there any way you could do a comparison of this with “explosive” from color club? i want to see the difference before i decide which one to purchase online, cause opis slightly more expensive and id like to see if its worth it, thanx!

  21. Steph Says:

    Sooooorrry, I don’t have Explosive. : (

  22. Ariadne Elise Says:

    I stumbled across this color today -so on sale- and remembering having seen it on your blog, absolutely made me get it. Many thanks for the awesome/fun blog! :-)

  23. Nalini Says:

    Hi!

    In your opinion,between The “It” Colour and Need Sunglasses which would you think is a better yellow for your skin colour?

    Love your blog!

  24. Kellie Says:

    WOW – this color is AMAZING!!! I LOVE it!!

    PS – Your nails look great at this length. You should keep them like this. :) Don’t take it personally .. I just don’t like long nails *period*. Don’t take it personal – your nails are gorgeous long too. :)

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