Nailpolish review: Sephora by OPI in Set the Mood

Colour: Hot Pink with metallic shimmer. Or as my sister described it: “Barbie Pink”

Finish: As expected with OPI polishes, the colour went on smoothly and evenly. It only required two coats to achieve a glossy finish.
Durability: Despite using a good top coat, the polish chipped by the 2nd/3rd day I wore it.
Packaging: The tip of the bottle has a matte finish, which makes it easy to control polish application (i.e. you get a good grip on the handle, so you can easily rotate the brush). However, the brush is the standard straight nail polish brush – I prefer the fuller shaped brushes, which spread to cover your nails.

Price: $9 USD at

Grade: 8/10. Points off for chipping easily and for the basic brush. Would I buy again? No, I think it’s a nice colour, but I don’t *love* it, I think I’d prefer this shade in a glossy non-shimmer finish.

Disclaimer: I purchased this product myself, and was not paid to review it.


  1. Brooke
    January 20, 2010 / 10:26 pm

    Good review!! I have some pics of Zoya Katy that I wore a few days ago and it looks so similar to Set the Mood. I'm posting pictures of it tmrw morning – you'll have to let me know if they look like dupes to you :)Gorgeous blog btw!!!

  2. Ella Pretty
    January 20, 2010 / 10:47 pm

    Thanks for your comment :-)I haven't yet tried Zoya polishes, though I've loved the colours I've seen swatched online. I look forward to seeing your Zoya Katy pics.

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