Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny

I was incredibly pleased with Nicole by OPI's Basking in Gloria, so I couldn't wait to try out the rest of the Modern Family Collection! The next polish that I decided to try out was Stand By Your Manny*, what looked like a beautiful sky blue shimmer polish in the bottle.

With Flash

This polish is absolutely gorgeous in the bottle, but unfortunately I didn't love the formula. In the picture above, I used four coats, and as you can see, the finish still isn't opaque. I think this shade might work better when layered over another polish, such as a white or light blue shade. 

Without Flash

Stand By Your Manny is a sheer wash of a pale sky blue shimmer colour. If you're a fan of the sheer polish look, then I think you'll enjoy this polish. I personally prefer something more opaque, and I love polishes that don't require many coats, or a lot of work and effort. 

I don't have too much more to say about Stand By Your Manny! Unfortunately, this polish was a miss for me. If you've tried it out and had better results, let me know your secrects!


  1. It always makes me mad when you find a super cute color but you can never get it to cover right....Sometimes I put a cute sparkle coat over top and that helps.....great post :)


    1. I'll have to play around with it a bit and try out some combinations to try to make it work :)
      Thank you for the lovely comment! :)


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