OPI You're Such a Budapest: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

Okay, so I lied. I took a few extra days off. I have learned to listen to myself and myself was saying take a few more days.

I want to take a moment to thank you for your kind well wishes. <3 p="">
I am recovering nicely from my surgery, I still have my frakking gallbladder. I won't bore you with too many details, but it is hidden, my surgeon couldn't find it (it couldn't be found on ultrasound when I had diagnostic tests, either) and rather than convert to an open procedure and dig around, possibly damaging my liver and causing me to have a very rough time of it, indeed, he did a quick confab with my husband and the decision was made to close me up and make another plan. I am scheduled for a CAT scan next week, then we'll go from there. I am NOT amused. Having surgery for no reason and facing another one? I am a bit annoyed. It isn't my surgeon's fault, it is just my weird anatomy. But I am still annoyed.

Okay, 'nuff of that.

Today's polish is OPI You're Such a Budapest from the Euro Centrale Collection for Spring and Summer. This delicate blue toned lavender creme is gentle, cool and very ladylike. It is perfect for Spring and will be crisp and refreshing in the heat of Summer, too.

I applied two coats, added an extra to my ring and pinkie nails as this is a tad thin and didn't cope well with my ridges, all is topped with Seche Vite.

Dang! That polish is pretty!

The formula on this isn't as stellar as I expect from an OPI creme. It is a bit thin and watery, it was streaky on the first coat and I really had to run fast to keep it from flooding my cuticles. Other than that, it wasn't too bad. As I applied the second coat, it smoothed out, got (largely) opaque and, as it followed the first coat nicely there were no more attempts at running and flooding. I did need a third coat on my ridge-y ring and pinkie nails. Dry time is good, Seche Vite makes it even better, of course.

In spite of the minor formula difficulties, I really like this polish and I recommend it, if you are on the lookout for a sweet, soft blue-y lavender creme polish for Spring.

Do you own OPI You're Such a Budapest? What do you think of it? Do you like it? Did the formula mess with you? I'd really like to hear your thoughts, so please, do tell.

Thank you for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble. 


  1. Beautiful polish, glad you're okay, bummer about the second surgery. *gentle non-squeezy hugs*

  2. Aww, thank you and thank you and thank you. :D Yeah, I am not amused about the situation. But I am trying to see the humor in it... LOL???

  3. I agree, it is ridiculous. I can't believe how much so. LOL

    Thank you, I really like the hell out of this polish. :D

  4. Thank you. Yeah... It is a bummer, but what can I do? *shrug*

    That is a beautiful description. :D

  5. It is pretty and in spite of the bit of trouble with the formula, it is lovely.

    I read not so stellar reviews about this one and had too have it, anyway. These sweet, candy colours are calling to me. :D

  6. Well, why did they think you had to have gall bladder surgery in the first place? I suppose it was an exploratory 'situation,' rather than exploratory surgery, if that makes sense?

    What makes me laugh (not at your situation, poor thing), is the name of the lovely polish you have chosen today. The "Pest" part is perfect for your missing gb.

    Anyway, the polish really is a beautiful shade of lilac, almost periwinkle, and it looks fantastically flattering on you.

    Glad you're feeling a bit better, at least. Take care and enjoy your Easter holiday.

  7. I'm glad you are doing okay! I love this polish, I am a real sucker for shades like this, plus it looks lovely on you!

  8. Hee hee! My gallbladder is hidden up under my liver and doesn't want to be found. It's rare, from what I am told. Lucky me. :P

    Thank you for your kind words. :D

  9. Thank you and thank you. :D

    I love shades like this, as well. They are so girlie. :)

  10. I like it but sinful colors already duped it in their new line in the color candy coated and it has a better formula than the opi one.

  11. Really? Hmmm... I'll have to check it out. :)

    I haven't been buying much Sinful, lately as they weren't really releasing anything new. I'll have to sift throught the displays at Walgreen's and see what I can find.


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