Just Close Your Eyes and Repeat, “It’s for a Good Cause…”

It’s pretty rare to find a color that looks so abhorrent on me that I can’t manage to wear it for a full 24 hours. Usually, if I do encounter one, it’s shimmery. I think this might actually be the very first time in the history of my obsession with nail polish that I’ve encountered an unwearable creme, OPI Pink of Hearts 2. Let me quantify that statement, I don’t think this color is inherently unattractive. I think if my skintone were lighter, if my nails were less yellow-stained, and if they were shorter so as to not reveal as much VPL, this color would look okay, maybe  even very good. However, the condition my nails are in right now is just not conducive to successfully rocking this color.


With all that said, even though I’m 2 months late with this post, purchasing this color is for a good, deserving cause. OPI donates $25,000 every year to Susan G. Komen for The Cure. I don’t believe the donation is tied to the purchase of the polish but I still think it’s an excellent way to show support for the search for a cure to breast cancer. Last year’s Pink of Hearts was gorgeous so I have high hopes for next year’s installment, assuming OPI continues to relaunch variations of Pink of Hearts for breast cancer month. This mani was 1 coat OPI Start to Finish base coat, 4 coats of Pink of Hearts (it’s very very sheer, but not streaky), and 1 coat of Seche Vite.


14 Responses to “Just Close Your Eyes and Repeat, “It’s for a Good Cause…””

  1. katee Says:

    I totally agree with your assessment of this color!!

  2. Mariah Says:

    I think it looks great on you, but then, you have to look at it, so if you don’t like it, then you don’t like it.

    But I was thinking, what if it was layered over a white polish? Like FP Spun Sugar?

  3. Jinnzor Says:

    I dunno, I think it looks good. What am I not seeing? It looks much better on yours skintone than mine (pasty). I can see that VPL is an issue, but it’s not very visible at all! But yeah, I guess red still looks better lol

  4. Andra Says:

    I think it’s gorgeous and it’s on the list for my trip to the beauty supply store. I never met a pink polish that I didn’t like. :)

  5. Emma Says:

    Wauww, I love the color! I think it’s very pretty. And I accually think that it looks good on you, but of course it’s different in real, so who am I to say this? ;) But I love the color!

  6. Sanna Says:

    I think it looks good on you! That’s what I see on my screen:)
    And I like that this polish is made for a good cause

  7. mochachoc Says:

    VPL um what does this mean?

  8. pretear Says:

    Katee – Thank you.

    Mariah – Let’s just say that unlike Ruby Pumps, this color is overly photogenic. Lol. I think layering could work… I’ll give it a go.

    Jinnzor – I think this pictures does this color *too much* justice. That’s not something that happens often lol.

    Andra – Let me know what you think of it when you pick it up.

    Emma – lol. Thank you but I think the picture makes it look better than it really does. : )

    Sanna – I dunno about that, but I agree that’s it great that it’s for a good cause. : )

    Mochachoc – VPL means Visible Polish Line, it’s when you can see the white part of your nail through nail polish. That’s how I measure polish viscosity.

  9. Raquel Says:

    I like the colour on you, really. But I’d never wear such a pinkish pink, lol. I don’t now… I like it on other women, but I feel tacky with this kind of colour.

    I don’t know how you manage 4 coats! I can only go 2 and that’s it, a 3rd layer feels pretty heavy on my nails. Seriously.

  10. Ninarz Says:

    I think the color looks nice in the picture but I think it might be too vivid for my tastes unless I’m trying for something more pinky. Colors always look good on your nails because you obviously know which place to get your nails done. Ugh, I hate seeing thick stubby acrylic nails. It just screams $20 ghetto set to me. Your nails are always natural looking and set the colors off wonderfully. Do you get silk wrap done? Keep it ferosh girl!

  11. Lady Slatternly Says:

    Yeah, that’s pretty yucky. But then I have trouble liking pinks– they put me to sleep!

  12. pretear Says:

    Raquel – Do you use fast drying top coats like Seche or Poshe? If you do even 6 coats is no sweat.

    Ninarz – :o Girl, these are real – no silk wrap or nuthin’.

    Lady Slatternly – I’m not huge on them myself.

  13. SV Says:

    I own Pink of Hearts 2 and I was dissapointed in the sheerness of it. Do you happen to have a swatch of Pink of Hearts 1? I want to buy it, but am worried that it will be a dud for me. Your blog is wonderful, thank you.

  14. Steph Says:

    I don’t have a swatch of Pink of Hearts 1 but I’ll put it on my too swatch list for you. ; )

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