Saturday, September 10th, 2011

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “brassy gold shimmer.” It is supposed to coordinate with Cruising Loose Colour Concentrate. It’s a warmed-up yellow-tinted gold glitter mixed with brassier gold glitter particles. In lower light conditions, it looks warmer, more gold against my skin tone (which has yellow undertones), but under brighter light, it has a brassier look (more like the loose eyeshadow). The color reminded me most of China Glaze Midnight Kiss, except Cruising is the glitter version of it.

OCC’s formula is four-free (it does not include DBP, formaldehyde, toulene, or formaldehyde resin), and it wears a full week on me with minor tip wear (but no chipping). Cruising has a glitter finish, so it will dry down really quickly–which is lovely–but you’ll pay for it later with removal (just as you would with any glittery polish). I find that pressing a soaked piece of felt or cotton against the nail for 15-20 seconds and then repeating on the other shades works well. I press and hold for each finger, and when I’ve done that for all ten, I go back to the first and actually go to pull and remove the polish off the nail. The coverage is noteworthy for two coats of polish, too–nearly opaque.  The consistency of this polish stood out to me; it was a great balance in thickness that allowed for opaque color and even glitter distribution.

The Glossover

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product

Cruising

A-
It's opaque enough on to wear on its own, but it could also be used as a layering shade. It has a great dry down time, but make sure you give yourself a good chunk of time for removal!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

The color reminded me most of China Glaze Midnight Kiss, except Cruising is the glitter version of it.

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23 thoughts on “OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love it! Such a beautiful, intense gold! Want want want :)

  2. The glitter jazzes it up nicely!

  3. Ashley

    Gorgeous!!!

  4. Love it! It reminds me a lot of OPI’s Glitzerland.

  5. OMG. I need this. This is beautiful.

  6. Ohh, I love that. This would make a great color for the holidays!

  7. I appreciate how pretty it is, but don’t want it. (Make it pewter, and I’m all over it.)

  8. Devi

    Hah, when I first checked this site, 24 loved it and 24 left it. As I’m typing this, 26 love it and 26 are leaving it. Seems everyone’s evenly split on this.

    I actually like this, but something’s holding me back from hitting the love it button.

  9. OMG!!! Love gold polishes <3 This one is gorgeous!!!

  10. Violet

    Too yellow for me. :/

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Janis summerblue

    Honestly, don’t know what I think about this w/o seeing it in person. The color reminds me of China Glaze’s Midnight Kiss (more so) & 5 Golden Rings, however, it appears a lot chunkier in glitter. As I think your only applied 1 coat, if I’m correct, Christina (as I can see your nail bed), it may be too honky in terms of glitter for my taste with 2 applications. I love the color though; that’s why I bought 5 bottles of Midnight Kiss. :o! For now, I’ll reserve my love/leave it opinion.

  12. i love it! the two-tone gives such a special effect!

  13. Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. Love it!

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chrissy Chrissy

    What do you suggest on how to take off glitter nail polish? I wind up scraping my nails and it’s awful!

  15. I love this. I dont even wear colored nail polish. And 8 bucks is a good price….if they make colors like what the couture brands do, it would be run for the money.

  16. Moni

    A really good dupe is Deborah Lippmann’s Nefertiti, but it is a more expensive dupe! It’s one of my favourite polishes!

  17. That color is gorgeous. It is annoying how glitter polishes are so difficult to remove, but some of them are just so pretty that it’s worth the hassle.

  18. Miss Silver

    Reminds me of Revlon’s Gold Coin, but this one has bigger glitters.

  19. Ella

    Best golden nail polish I’ve seen so far! I’d looove to have it.

  20. Definitely my kind of gold – thanks for the review :)