It is one of two most interesting colors in the OPI France collection for Fall 2008 (the other one is Parlez vous Opi?). You Don’t Know Jacques is a very unique brown/grey taupe shade and it looks true-to-bottle.
The color of half-melted snow, or dirty slush… on my nails! :)) We have lots of melted snow and street slush in Saint Petersburg in winter and early spring. I know it may sound crazy, but I like the shade never the less. Sometimes they call this nail polish sophisticated, I guess it all depends on how you feel the color.
OPI Ridge Filler + 2 coats of OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! and no top coat:
On the whole You Don’t Know Jacques! is very wearable and great as an everyday unusual neutral polish, especially if you are tired of dark reds and plain greys and looking for something different. There’s no shimmer or depth in it, just a simple creme texture, plus the polish has got a really nice shine.
The accent nail is a full nail water decal.
OPI’s Jacques applies streaky on the first coat, but fine with two coats, and it dries down to a smooth glossy finish. And of course it has all the attributes that I love about OPI nail polishes — nice wide brush, big3free formula, long wearing & minimal chipping, fast drying even without a top. I had YDKJ on for 3 days and it didn’t chip at all :)