OPI Serenade

This was an eBay purchase that I made many moons ago as part of my quest to track down as many rare and hard to find OPIs as possible.

I’m really uncertain about Serenade, and can’t suss out whether the bottle has been tampered with by the seller, or whether it’s really meant to be like this. The actual bottle looks a bit knackered, and the consistency is like no other real OPI that I’ve tried – watery and weird. I’ve not really been able to find any other review of this either, so it’s something of a mystery.

Taking it on face value, it’s pretty bad. I know it hails from a sheer collection so that’s all groovy, but the colour is really bizarre. It reminds me of a watered down version of Illamasqua Load. So not really to everyone’s taste, I’d imagine.

What is really odd is despite how runny it is, Serenade seems to layer up quite reasonably. What you see here is three coats, and it was building quite well. However, it’s a very old formula and as such, smells weird, and takes a while to dry. I got bored of applying it very quickly.

Perhaps it would work as a french manicure base for someone with darker skin than I? Who knows.

Do any of you own this? Can you advise on if yours looks the same?

Confused of Berkshire



  1. 23rd July 2011 / 3:35 PM

    Don’t care for this shade too much. Never saw it before so I can’t help you.

  2. Miranda
    9th August 2015 / 5:48 PM

    I own this also and it is as you described it to be. Watery and weird lol. I’m wondering how rare this polish really is tho any ideas?

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