OCC have been one of my favorite brands for a while now - I love all their products, their great colour selection, while sometimes seems a bit out there, I feel they cater for everyone.
Their Nail Lacquers have not let me down in regards to colour selection. The quality I find, is way better than some of the other big brands out there.
The formulation on most of the polishes are a thick, creamy and opaque consistency. If you're in a hurry one thick coat will work, otherwise I find that if you do two thin coats they not only apply smoothly and less product wastage, but the thin coats dry really fast. Incredibly fast in fact, it's impressive.
Dangerous is the only lacquer with a different, thinner formulation. It almost seemed watery, so really need to do 2 thin coast with this one, but with the 2 layers the finish is still the same. Not too sure what is up with that polish.
In regards to wear and tear, I usually find that a typical OPI polish for example will start to chip off in less than 5 hours. I have worn a number of these OCC Lacquers for 3 days easily before any major chips, just the usual fading around the edge of your nail tips.
Lets talk about finishes - Majority of them have a glossy finish as I mentioned earlier however the fluro colours all seem to have a flat finish, not quite matte but not a glossy finish, so in all these photos I have put a glossy top coat, all the others though have no top coat at all.
I find the glitter polish 'Arsenic' to be one of those polishes where one coat will give you a lot of glitter. None of this 3 specks of glitter in each layer. It's a full on glitter hit and I love it.
NSFW is also a polish which isn't the thick opaque finish, its more of a jelly finish. One that you can see through (like jelly)
I have tried the 'SHELLAC'D' topcoat at IMATS and I was impressed with the glossy finish and there was no shrinkage on the nails which is what I look for in a shiny top coat.
I did pick up the matte topcoat 'Flatline' which is an interesting addition to my collection and I am on the fence to be honest. I think I would use it more with the dark deeper autumn/winter shades and if I specifically wanted a matte manicure but not all the time.
Here are the colours that I have in my collection:
BLACKBOARD- Dark dusty blackened green
MEIN HERR- Creme fraiche beige
RIPLEY- Blackened antique olive-gold metallic
RADIATE- Opaque demi-matte UV red
ARSENIC- Brilliant silver glitter
WASABI- Opaque bright whitened chartreuse
CHLOROPHYLL- Opaque vibrant teal/ green
SWAMPTHING- Opaque drab olive green
SPANGLEMAKER- Opaque industrial silver
BLACK METAL DAHLIA NAIL- Deep maroon with red pearl
ELECTRIC SHEEP- Dreamy lavender with metallic silver shimmer
SUSPIRIA- Opaque UV magenta
POOL BOY- Opaque, aquatic blue creme
PANSY- Opaque creme violet
ECHO- Opaque darkest teal-toned blue
STRUMPET- Opaque retro plum-red
POND- True royal blue
ISHERWOOD- Metallic tobacco ebony
FEATHERED-Pure opaque white
ANIME- Vibrant neon pink creme
NSFW- Opaque true primary red
DEVEN GREEN- Nearly neon-green (Creme)
RX- Cyan blue creme
BLACK DAHLIA- Opaque blackest blackend red
SEETHING- Lingerie satin pink (Pearlescent)
DANGEROUS- Opaque original true grey
BETA- Opaque demi-matte neon orange
FLATLINE - Matte Top coat (on all except ring finger)
Overall I am really impressed with these polishes. If you are after a quick drying, long wearing lacquer and after a wide and bright colour selection then do yourself a favour and pick up some of these polishes here!