OPI Blue Chips
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So where the heck did this come from? I'm of course not the only blogger to be thunderstruck by surprise OPI colors, and these awesome ladies have put together a chart of all the mysteries (scroll to the bottom of the post). Turns out, once a contract expires, OPI can't sell the color any more under the contractually-inspired name, so we end up with a whole bunch of colors from celebrity tie-in collections sold with a different name (my other acquisition in the sale-price 2-pack was Just Shocking, a renamed version of Nicole by OPI Scarlett from a 2012 Selena Gomez collection). Blue Chips is really the 2012 Ulta exclusive The Flowers are Blue-Ming, which goes on ebay now for $50. SCORE!!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. It's bright, fun, sparkly, and my first dusty find. Cool! Also, sadly, pretty quickly chippy.
Where to buy: according to people who've found this, go shopping pretty much right now. These re-named old-stock OPIs are found in places like TJ Maxx and some discount/drug stores in Australia and Canada. Happy Hunting!