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Monday, August 22, 2011

OPI - "Standing Room Only (Silver)"


Hey, kids! How's your Monday been so far? I decided to take the day off today to get some stuff done around the house. I had a fun time in Chicago this past weekend. Unfortunately, the Cardinals lost the game we were at on Saturday afternoon. However, they did win the game the next day (but still lost the series). 

Since I was home during the day, and there was a little bit of sunshine, I decided I needed to try one of the few holos I own. I don't own many holos - not because I can't find them or won't pay high prices for them, but because I'm not a big holo fan (GASP!!!!). I know, I know, I'm definitely in that small percentage of polish lovers who don't care for holos all that much. Maybe I'm just too "plain" and boring. I like dark holos (like MPJ and Revvvolution), it's the lighter ones (especially light pinks and light purples) that I don't care for.

That said, I'm bringing you all one of my silver holos, OPI's "Standing Room Only (Silver)". I found this polish when I was getting a pedicure at local nail salon. I definitely wasn't dusty hunting that day, but when I saw it on the display rack (with all the other used polishes), I asked if I could buy it. I actually bought two SRO's that day - one bottle was about 75% full, the other bottle (the bottle I kept for myself) was about 90% full. They sold each bottle to me for $8! Pretty good deal!

SRO is a black label OPI, and boy, is it stinky! It's also very thin and watery. For this mani, I used 4 coats. I think the next time I used this color, I'll layer it over a black polish like "Black Onyx". Other than being on the thin side, this polish was actually really easy to apply and control.

I heard somewhere that you shouldn't use a top coat when wearing holos, because the top coat can take away from the holo-ness. I don't know how true that is, so I decided to skip the top coat this time. 

Zoya Remove +
OPI Chip Skip (I wonder if I really need to be using both of these?)
1 coat of Zoya Anchor Base Coat
4 coats of OPI's "Standing Room Only (Silver)"
Zoya Hurry Up Speed Dry Drops

Outside with natural sunlight:

Inside, under artificial light:

Inside, with flash:

So, what are your feelings about holos? What brand, in your opinion, makes (or has made in the past) the best holo? What's your favorite holo polish (even if you don't own it)?

Thanks for taking the time to read my posts - I appreciate all of your support!

Have a wonderful week!



  1. It's exactly like Gosh Holo, beautiful once on but such a pain in the bum to apply ;)

  2. Cheryl,
    I didn't find this polish to be a problem to apply at all. If anything, it was easier! I love it!

  3. Love this, want this, NEED this!! As always, your post is fun and informative. Thanks Katie!!!

  4. Awesome photos! They really show off the awesome-ness of the polish!

  5. Thanks, ladies! :-) As I mentioned, I'm not a huge holo fan, but this one is really pretty! I might even wear it a 2nd time! I'm anxious to layer it over a black or dark navy polish (maybe even MPJ?!)!

  6. A I love holos B I love st Louis- lived there for 7 yrs on delmar in the loop! Am a new follower