"We'll Always Have Paris Suede" (NN F20; 15 mL) is one of six in the Suede Collection of Fall 2009. that sounds like ages ago so i am glad to have had the opportunity to pick this up. i found out that suede pretty much means matte. the Suede Collection consists of colors that have been released before but OPI decided to give them a suede twist. i find that the original "We'll Always Have Paris" looks nothing like the suede version though.
"We'll Always Have Paris Suede" is a cool pink-purple with plenty of metallic shimmer. it goes on really easily and dries quickly. i used two coats in the following pictures:
according to OPI, Suedes do not last as long as regular OPIs and this was definitely the case with my nails. i had chipping the very next day. and it was not minor chipping either - i had to have a complete change of nail polish. it is recommended not to use a topcoat (or a base coat, or hand lotion for that matter) since it changes the look, but i think there is no way i can wear this polish longer than one day if i didn't. i am pretty sure it wouldn't look bad with glossy finish either.
taking off the nail polish wasn't a problem as long as you held the cotton ball/pad over the polish a tad longer so it can remove the remainder of the metallic particles.
thanks for reading! and many thanks for the birthday wishes :)