OPI Suzi Needs a Loch-smith: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019


We’re only at post #4 in my series on the OPI Scotland collection, but… it’s here, it’s finally here, my beloved burnt orange! I think it is a real testament to my willpower that I did not wear this one first. Because there are so many purples in the collection, I tried to come up with an order that did not have me wearing two in a row and this lovely, burnt pumpkin got pushed back a little in the lineup. I actually had worn it before this post, I lied, wore it for the skittle mani I did in September. Did you really expect my willpower to truly be that good? Please. This gorgeous, fall-in-a-bottle orange has a name that I feel like OPI came up with and just stuck it with whatever color they did not already have an idea for. Why is Suzi Needs a Loch-smith orange, shouldn’t it be blue or something more lake-y? No ginger jokes for the orange polish? It’s Scotland for crying out loud. They definitely could have done better in the name department. But in the formula department… mmm, it does not get better than this, friends!

All the swatches you see today are over Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock and are topped with SuperChic Lacquer Marvel Liquid Macro where noted.


OPI Suzi Needs a Loch-smith, 1 coat

Suzi Needs a Loch-smith has a gorgeous, classic, buttery OPI cream formula. It is very easy to control and you can apply at your own pace. It is also super opaque, I maybe have a few light spots if you squint. Overall, it’s a very sexy formula. I wish all polishes were like this.


OPI Suzi Needs a Loch-smith, 2 coats

Even if you got Suzi Needs a Loch-smith opaque in one coat, you gotta do a second. Something that feels this good and applies this well deserves to be cherished. You won’t want to stop. Look how shiny it dries too. Yum.


OPI Suzi Needs a Loch-smith, 2 coats plus top coat

You slap your favorite top coat on there and you are ready to take on fall! Look how stunning it is. Thank you for blessing us with another fall orange, OPI. This is why I can’t quit you.


Left to Right: OPI It’s a Piazza Cake, Suzi Needs a Loch-smith, Butter London It’s Vintage

The other best part about this polish is that I have zero dupes! I know everyone wants to see it compared with It’s a Piazza Cake and thankfully they are different. It’s a Piazza Cake is probably still my all-time favorite burnt orange and it is more of a classic burnt orange to me. Suzi Needs a Loch-smith is it’s pumpkin cousin, it just leans a little brighter. Butter London It’s Vintage is much more brown.


The beautiful, peaceful Loch Ness, with zero Nessie sightings sadly. Also zero orange, but it was July, not fall.

Suzi Needs a Loch-smith is definitely one of my top picks of the collection. I am completely biased towards orange polishes, but I do find the burnt orange family to be a little more flattering than the bright, summery oranges that people seem to turn their noses up at. I hope that you allow this polish into your life to bless your collection.

What are your favorite oranges?

xx, Ashley

OPI is not cruelty-free. I bought my bottle at polishpick.com.


2 thoughts on “OPI Suzi Needs a Loch-smith: Blogstravaganza Fall 2019”

  1. Yesssss I loved this orange as well! Gimme all the burnt oranges ever. Also as a redhead here, I have to agree we should have gotten more representation from the place where there’s the most of us! And the loch is so beautiful! Definitely will need to visit it someday.

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