OPI NL I27 – Italian Love Affair

If you asked me what my favorite nail polish finish is, I’d answer “creme” without hesitation. I only buy shimmers if I really like the color. However, last summer I suddenly realised that I absolutely needed a light pink shimmer. I didn’t know why, I just needed a polish like that. So I went hunting and among many pink shimmers I noticed a polish that I want to show you today – OPI Italian Love Affair:

OPI Italian Love Affair

Italian Love Affair was originally released with the code NL I27 as a part of  OPI Italian collection in the distant past of 2001. The shade must have been popular because later the polish made it into the OPI core collection.

OPI NL I27 Italian Love Affair

Italian Love Affair is a very light, a bit Barbie pink with a hint of shimmer. The shimmer is well noticeable in the bottle, but it’s not that easy to see it on my nails in real life. I think it’s main role is to give depth to the color :)

OPI pink nail polish shimmer

The pics show 3 rather thick coats of Italian Love Affair over a clear base, with a top. The polish is streaky and the formula is not the best one, even for a pink shimmer. And still, despite the application problems I really like the color. It’s one of those pinks that sit in my nail polish box during cold months, and get a lot of attention in summer :)

Italian Love Affair by OPI

Thank you for spending a bit of your time with me today ;) See you soon ♥

15 Comment

  1. Lovely shade!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Natalie :) I agree – a lovely shade suitable for many occasions..

  2. Красивый цвет!) Очень нежный маникюр

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Рада, что Вам понравилось! :D

  3. What a beautiful and soft color – and you took some amazing photos :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Maria :) It’s easy to take pics during summer days when there’s lots of daylight!

  4. Soft and lovely shade, looks good on your nails! :-)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you dear :)

  5. Beautiful color :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Ina! :)

  6. Ohh its beautiful! :) I often see myself with the same urges as you regarding creme polishes lol, though its not my favorite finish. Kisses,


    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Cristina! I’m glad you like this pink shade :) Cremes are my never ending love lol

  7. Another OPI for you :D I like baby pinks like this, too bad about the application, but they are all like that :/

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Oh I’m afraid you are right about baby pinks – many of them (if not all!) have application issues :( but the colors like this compensate it :)

  8. Anutka says: Reply

    Such a delicate shade! I think the shimmer really softens it

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