Wednesday, December 28, 2011

OPI Tickle My France-y manicure

          Lately I've been all about nude and light pink nails. I've added several to my collection over the past month. It seems like I just can't get enough! One color that I consider a real standout is OPI Tickle My France-y. This is a color that was first released in 2008, but can be found in the 'permanent collection' OPI display. I'd heard about tickle my France-y several times; however after seeing it compared to Chanel Rose Cache on Beauty Look Book, I decided to check it out in person. I'm very glad I did!

         Above is my typical nail painting routine. I apply a Sephora by OPI base coat followed by two coats of OPI Tickle My France-y and finish with OPI Top coat. The top coat was a recent acquisition from one of the awesome Ulta buy 2 get 1 top/base coat free deals. I find both the top and base coat to function well for me because I'm not too concerned with lasting power. I like to change or remove colors often! They do dry fast enough for my liking, which is more important. The one thing is worth mentioning is that I definitely prefer OPI's classic wide brush to the small SOPI brush for application. It's applies more evenly and efficiently.

          Finally, you can see my finger swatches of OPI Tickle My France-y. It's a light-medium slightly greiged pink sheer with a creme finish. It is really flattering towards my skin tone since it doesn't pull out the red my hands. It has medium opacity at two coats, so you can see the nail line, however I keep my nails short so this is not an issue for me. The formula is so smooth and even that I could do a one coater for a sheerer effect. There are so many swatches of OPI Tickle My France-y available online that is difficult to gauge what it really looks like in person. After seeing online pictures I was quite shocked when I saw the real bottle in-store. It was considerably darker and more pink in-store than I had imagined it to be. Flash and sunlight tend to wash out the color, so in most online photographs Tickle My France-y looks more pale, greige, and beige. My pictures are more pink because they're representative of indoor lighting.

         Overall, I love this color. It's so easy to wear, chic, and applies like a dream. I think I might be an OPI re-convert, especially when it comes to sheers and pinks. I recently purchased a bottle of OPI Bubble Bath, another awesome OPI. What are your favorite OPI pinks?

Thanks for reading!

Love, Dovey.


  1. I love this color. It's subtle, sophisticated and sexy.

  2. Tickle My France-y is one of my favorite polishes of all time. It's my favorite palette-cleanser and I couldn't live without it. It looks great on you :)

  3. That's a really nice subtle shade of soft pink and suits you really well.

    My favourite OPI polish for a polished look is Dulce de Leche which is a bit more beige, less pink than this shade.

  4. You have the best collection of nudes lipstick and nail colors, Dovey! I need to work on mine :P I don't have a lot of nude nail colors and sometimes I want something demure and polished and lovely like this.

  5. I really *really* like how this looks on you! It's so chic and shiny! :)

  6. this color is lovely!
    perfect for office wear. ;)

  7. So pretty & glossy. This is such a lovely neutral shade and it looks great for all occasions! :)

  8. Girlie Blogger- thanks! I'm glad you like it.

    Steph- palette cleanser is such a perfect nail polish description for this :P

    MarisLilly- I'm glad you mention dulce de leche. That's one of the colors I've wanted for a while now!

    Larie - thanks! Lately nudes make me happy (although in my drawer you'll find plenty of crazy colors from more experimental days :-P)

    Danielle- thank you so much!

    Lena- I agree. It's enough to look polished, but not a 'look at me!' color

    Makeup Magpie - all occasions is good, as I can get lazy about coordinating :)

    Jamilla- thank you!!

  9. I love Tickle my France-y too.It's elegant. Recently I bought At first sight which is another colour I love. Unfortunately, OPI is quite expensive in Europe. I've heard that they are less expensive in the United States. Lucky you!
    Imke (Germany)


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