November 28, 2014

Nailstalgia: OPI- Black Cherry Chutney [Swatch]

Hey guys! Welcome to the November edition of Nailstalgia!

Today, we'll be checking out OPI- Black Cherry Chutney. This polish is not the most famous OPI color ever, but I do think it is fairly well-known. Also, it was one of my very first OPIs- and polishes, period! I remember loving it, but haven't worn it in a few years. Let's take a look!

Black Cherry Chutney is a blackened, warm-toned berry plum shimmer.

Artificial light, two coats:

Window-filtered daylight:

So I have to say that this shade is way, way darker than I remember it being. It actually just looks black most of the time, which is a bit of a bummer. In bright lighting, the shimmer is nice though!

Outside, shade:

Formula: The consistency is thinner than I personally prefer, but isn't too thin, I'd say. The first coat is definitely streaky, and it's self-leveling abilities leave a little to be desired, but it doesn't cuticle drag at all, so that's good. It does dry down really quickly, and the second, thicker coat is opaque. Pretty nice, overall!

Do any of you guys have this polish?
What do you think?


  1. What a vampy color this is. I like that its dark almost black but you can tell its not.

  2. Great for this time of year! Wish it had just a touch more of that look in the bottle....

  3. It is a gorgeous, rich color and the name is positively mouth-watering. I have Royal Rajah Ruby, from the same collection. I really ought to wear it again but it's kind of like this one in that it wears darker than I'd like, I guess... I adore super dark colors but these are kind of deceptively so.

  4. This is sooo gorgeous!! I love how it shows the subtle shimmer in the light :D

  5. Yea....but it was mostly least for me! Thanks though!

  6. Ooooh, Royal Rajah Ruby looks really pretty! That's too bad about it being too dark also. That's always disappointing about these shades! They need to look how they look in the bottle, damnit!

  7. Thanks! Although, I wish it did that more! *Sigh*