On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

Hello gentle readers.

Today is Wednesday and on Wednesdays we wear pink. If you would like to join in on the fun and have your blog listed on the On Wednesdays We Wear Pink webpage, just click the picture in my sidebar to travel there and sign up. The gal running the page will add your blog to the list.

Today's pink is OPI Princesses Rule! As you will see by the level of polish in the bottle, this is a fave of mine. I wear it pretty frequently. A little less often now that I have branched out into other brands and colours. But when I am craving a pretty, pretty pink with some shimmah, I go right back to this polish. I love this colour so much that I ordered a new bottle from Amazon, the other day. I do not want to be without this polish. Ever. lol

OPI Princesses Rule! is a delicate blue based pale pink sheer packed with a beautiful silver white glass fleck. This polish is gentle and and in your face. Demure and flashy. Definitely something I can appreciate. :D I applied two coats and topped it with Seche Vite. There is VNL, as this polish is pretty sheer. In my opinion, it is meant to be a little sheer. I find that if I apply more than two coats to try to get opacity, the sparkle and brilliance of the glass fleck overwhelms the delicate pink. To me, two coats is just perfect. This polish is also beautiful layered over other colours.

Okay, now for pictures. They are, as always, clickable to make big, if you are so inclined. :)

There is something just so undefinable and magical about this polish. In my not so humble opinion, this is one of the prettiest pink polishes ever made.

The formula is OPI-tastic. The Pro Wide brush lays this beautiful formula right down where it belongs and it stays there. What little cleanup I did was just fussbudget refining, because I am utterly unable to leave well enough alone. lol It dries quickly. Even faster when topped with a quick dry topcoat like Seche Vite. I have nothing but gushing for this polish. It is that lovely.

This is a terrific emergency manicure polish. It has happened to all of us. You have to get to work or have an appointment and you hurry to shower, get gorgeous and get dressed and then you look down and your nails look like dog barf. What do you do? Grab remover, get the old polish off, slick on a coat of fast dry basecoat, then one coat of Princesses Rule! Blow on it for a minute or so and you can grab your keys and your handbag and run out the door. The manicure won't be opaque and it won't last too long but it will get you through your day with dignity and neat nails. I have done this more times than I can count with this polish and it has never let me down. :)

Do you own this polish? Love it? Not so much? Think I am off my marbles? lol Please do share.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great Wednesday, whether you go pink or no and may your polish never bubble.


  1. I remember when I first started blogging I snagged this from Ulta. I liked it so much! At that time I wasn't into soft pinks, but this wowed me. I love your photos of it! I wonder what happened to it - I bet I left it back in GA when I had to go. I definitely need to lay my hands on it again!

  2. Thank you. <3 I'm sorry that you had to go so quickly and leave some things you liked. Definitely get a new one. :)

  3. Maybe in a couple of weeks I will be able to join in on pink Wednesdays. I can't right now until I have the polish and the know-how to do my own nails. I will be working on it however. I will be getting the black shatter with OPI Teen Dream, which is a pale pink. I'm going to try those together. I'm curious to know how long a self- manicure will last. Using the the gel fills, my nails are still looking good in a couple of week. I just get tired of the colors in that amount of time. My salon uses OPI and China Glaze and I haven't had any chipping at all in the two weeks between manicures. Do the gel fills hold the polish better than natural nails? Sorry for all the questions, Erika. I hope you don't mind that I asked here. I thought there might be some other newbies who would like to know about this too. :)

  4. That color is sooo beautiful on you. It goes perfectly with your skin tone! SO NICE.

    On me, maybe too pale. I have NC42 skin tone (golden/olivey in the medm-dark range). I have a hard time finder the lighter, translucent colors that suit me. But I do fine Opi and Essie have gorgeous light colors. I am now discovering a love for ZOYA...(I only do my toes these days). I'm big on reds and they have some killer ones. Between OPI and ZOYA and occaional China Glaze and Essie, my toes are always nice. :)

    Happy Pink Day!

  5. Karen, I years ago I wore acrylics and in my experience, they held on to polish beautifully. Much better than natural nails. I used to get pretty ferocious to and corner wear on my nails because of my job. I was a games dealer and the constant friction of my hands and nails on the felt layouts would cause it. But the polish held tight to the rest of my nail surfaces.

    I imagine that gel might be similar at hanging tight to polish. I can't speak authoritatively, tho as I have never worn gel enhancements. If your polish holds for two weeks when applied in the salon, I would think that you would get similar results when you apply it, yourself.

    Be sure to use the right basecoat to work with your gels and then a good topcoat after your enamel is on. Wrapping your tips (painting the free edge) helps to reduce tip wear and helps a mani last longer. I wrap my tips with every coat I apply. It makes my mani look better and helps to protect my nails from moisture invasion. :)

    I don't mind questions, at all. Ask away. I am happy to help as much as I can. If I don't know, there are bloggers who do. Answers can be found. :D

  6. I agree that it is a 'go-to' pink. I can't think of any occasion this polish would not be appropriate for.

    I like it when you say it is a polish that preserves 'dignity.' Cute expression. :D

  7. Hey, Princess. It's great to see you here. :)

    I don't understand the number system you used to reference your skin tone. I believe that is for the MAC line? I have never used them, so... Yeah. Ignorant, here. lol But I do grok olive. Sometimes it just takes a little experimenting to find the right tones for you. There are plenty of olive skinned gals who post nail pics, and you can get a good idea of what will work best for your skin tone. :)

  8. I agree, Kimberly. And thank you. It is a rather old fashioned expression. I am full of them. lol

  9. What a pretty, delicate pink! I don't have a pink like that in my collection...must change that soon!

  10. OK...you are responsible for my trip to Ultra today....all for nail stuff. I bought some seche vite, and some silver shatter and the red shatter combo and some of the sally hanson to try to compare to the opi...also some new polishes and i could have kept going but i ran out of time. Wish i could join the pink wed group but that's not usually a day for me to change colors...though i am going to tonight...all is well except what dh muttered when he found the charge slip. Should i call you a bad influence?....nah

  11. IV2, you can call me an evil enabler. lol

    Husbands should know better than to look at charge slips. It is better for them and their health. ;)

  12. Thanks for all the helpful info, Erika. When I first had these nails applied they used acrylic tips and then filled in with gel. I think that since I have had a couple of trims and fills, the acrylic tips have been trimmed away and now I just have gels. Thanks for the tip about wrapping the polish at the tips. I noticed the salon does that with each coat too. I'm sure that helps the polish last longer. As soon as the crackle polishes get here I'm going to try doing a thin coat over the glitter polish I'm wearing now and see what happens. I need to get some pure acetone before I can remove all the polish and start from scratch.


I love to know what you're thinking. I dig honest discourse and lively discussion, even a good debate. I do not dig hate speech or personal attacks either against myself or my gentle readers.

Comments are moderated to kill spam and link dropping and to ensure a harmonious community.