You probably know how much I love teals and aqua nail polishes, and that’s why OPI Fly was a very welcome addition to my collection when I bought it last winter.

OPI Fly NL N14

This teal nail polish came out with the OPI Nicki Minaj collection in January 2012. The collection included 5 shades and a purple crackle nail polish. When I saw its promo swatches I instantly fell in love with Fly, while the other colors left me indifferent.

Fly is a pure teal colour, it has no shimmer or glitter and I like the fact a lot.

OPI Fly teal nail polish

The polish applies very well, and in one coat it looks a bit like a crelly. Two coats give you an amazing and shiny creme finish. In the pics here you can see 2 coats of Fly over 2 clear ORLY Nail Defense base coats. Why two coats of the base? Because the polish stains really badly. Please, do not apply it on your bare nails, and also be very careful so the polish wouldn’t get to your skin or cuticles, or you’ll have to do a lot of clean up :(

With 2 coats of the base and two coats of OPI Fly I had to use a fast drying top coat, which added some extra shine to the manicure.

Teal aqua nails manicure

Teals are usually not that easy to be photographed, so to give you a better idea of the color I compared Fly with some of my other blue green nail polishes. In the pic below we have from left to right:

  • OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook – a blue from the OPI Spring 2013 collection
  • Rimmel Sky High – an oldie in my collection, I’ve already used about half of the bottle
  • OPI Fly – today’s hero
  • Dior Nirvana – another beautiful teal color, I’m going to show you this one soon as well
  • A-England Galahad – a well known teal, here it’s the closest shade to Fly, but the polishes are not dupes. Fly looks bright and cheerful to me, while Galahad is calm and muted.

Teal nail polish comparison (green/blue)

In the background here is my new paisley print maxi skirt – the reason I wore Fly in the first place :) The skirt is pretty noticeable itself, and to avoid the unwanted all-the-best-at-once effect I didn’t do any nail art. To accompany the skirt and the teal nails I wore a 8 psc wooden bracelet, you can also see it in the pics :)

OPI Fly Nicki Minaj 2012 collection

Thank you for looking! Hope you are having a great weekend ;)

14 Comment

  1. This is such a lovely shade :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Roxy :) Fly is a gorgeous teal!

  2. Cindi says: Reply

    I have that polish but I always saw it as a vibrant neon type shade until now. I see it so differently now and I am so in love with the gorgeous color all over again. What I saw before as edgy and in your face, through your eyes it’s classic, elegant, and refined. I feel like I now have a brand new polish in my stash!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you so much Cindi! I’m really glad you liked the swatches, and my interpretation of the color :) I know what you mean, it happens to me too sometimes, when after other girls’ swatches I see my nail polishes in a new light. It’s a great feeling!

  3. Beautiful photos and a beautiful polish :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Maria!

  4. It’s an amazing color :D from these I only have sky high and it’s a great color :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Oh Sky High is a gorgeous polish, I wore it many times! I’m sure we have more teals in common, it’s just a part of my green/blue collection. I think I need to do a post about all my teal nail polishes with a proper comparison :)

  5. Лак очень красивый! Маникюр как всегда безупречен! Спасибо за сравнялку!)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Не за что! Рада, что Вам понравилось :)

  6. I have Fly and I’m absolutely loving it! It looks gorgeous on you hon!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you so muchly Ina :) It’s hard not to love this teal nail polish!

  7. Raggio di Luna says: Reply

    I like A-England Galahad and of course OPI Fly, it is beautiful! It matches perfectly with your skirt and bracelet :-) Beautiful photos! :-)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you dear! I did enjoy wearing this outfit :)

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