Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. 0z.) is described as a “blackened, antique olive-gold [with a metallic finish].” At a glance, it’s exactly what comes to my mind when I think of “black gold.” More descriptively, it’s a blackened olive base with golden olive green shimmer with a metallic finish. China Glaze Agro is slightly greener, not as metallic (smaller shimmer). Cult Nails in a Trance is less blackened, more shimmered than metallic. NARS Mash is much greener.

This polish had flawless, opaque color coverage with two coats, but it was nearly opaque in a single coat! The consistency was on the thicker side, but it didn’t have an impact on the application, as I didn’t have any issues with the polish streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges of the nail. It dried down rather quickly, and it had a slightly shiny finish but a top coat would give it a really glossy look–it’s more foil-like without a top coat. Despite the very metallic finish, brush strokes were just barely noticeable, and at a distance, not distinguishable. I normally get a week of wear out of OCC’s formula with no chipping and only minor tip wear.

The Glossover

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

China Glaze Agro is slightly greener, not as metallic (smaller shimmer). Cult Nails in a Trance is less blackened, more shimmered than metallic. NARS Mash is much greener.

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14 thoughts on “Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ripley Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. collier

    I LOVE how so many OCC colors are opaque in one coat! (Blackboard, Echo, and Chlorophyll are, too.) This looks a lot like Butter’s “Wallis” but with a larger / more pronounced grain…which means I’ll have to buy it.

  2. Sara

    I have China Glaze Agro and it’s one of my favorite colors for Fall/Winter. It is more green, but the finish and look is quite similar. I love this kind of color.

  3. Kay

    When I saw the name “ripley” my mind automatically went to the original “Alien”, and the color couldn’t fit it’s namesake better!

    • Brenda

      I did the same thing!! And couldn’t agree more that the colour is spot on for the name!

  4. Oh it’s gorgeous. What a unique shade. I love how it’s so different.

  5. Oh my God what a stunner! It reminds me of the nail polish version of UD Stash eyeliner! Need it!

  6. I LOVE this color! This are exactly the types of shades I am drawn to.

  7. Liz

    Looks a lot like Butter London’s Wallis. Not an exact dupe, but close! And lovely.

  8. Lei

    Color looks amazing…Oh how I wish this was available in Manila!

  9. These olive colors are so gorgeous!

  10. perfect name, gorgeous color! wishlist!

  11. VickyM

    I would feel like a superstar if I could buy this, it´s just so cool :D .

  12. Becky

    Butter London Wallis looks pretty similar, and that is one of my all-time favorite nail polishes!!!

  13. Sweet !!!! :) Im looking forward to have this one soon :)