OPI It's Summer For Shore (summer 2003)


The summer of 2003 was special for me.  I had a rough second semester of my high school senior year, mostly due to the drama after the end of my first relationship.  Right before graduation, one of my longtime classmates brought me a graduation gift from his mother, a substitute teacher I previously helped.  We reconnected at our mutual friend’s graduation party, thus starting one of the best summers I’ve ever had.

Nail polish wasn’t even on my radar back then, being a degenerate nail biter.  But dang it, I wish I was into then…because that was when OPI released It’s Summer For Shore, full of shimmery, holographic goodness.  It’s Summer For Shore is different from other holographic polishes I’ve previously reviewed, due to the subtle holographic effect in shimmery bases.

Blue Moon Lagoon (three coats):  pale blue shimmery holographic

Coral Reef (three coats):  coral red shimmery holographic

Crim-sun (three coats):  strawberry red shimmery holographic

Day At The Peach (three coats):  pink-tinged peach shimmery holographic

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Sand-erella (three coats):  lilac shimmery holographic with faint green duochrome effect

What’s Dune (three coats):  white shimmery holographic with blue/pink duochrome effect


I layered one coat of What’s Dune over Essie Marshmallow a few years ago.  Check out that holographic effect in the sun!

I feel like I need to apologize for the lack of holographic effect in my pictures.  I use an artificial indoor light box to swatch my polishes.  I probably should try to take pictures outdoors, but my area currently has triple-digit heat indices.

Unfortunately, we split ways that fall due to attending universities 200 miles away from each other.  Life has treated him well; he’s now happily married with a child, last time I saw.  I’ll leave it with a song I was listening to around the time we dated…I was in my Teena Marie phase.