How To Identify A Genuine OPI Nail Polish:
The Bar Code/Scan Bar:
Real OPI polish will still have it's bar code (on the bottom of the bottle) in tact. Like this one.
The Serial Number Printed:
Somewhere on the bottle, usually the front (on top or bellow the OPI Logo) there will be a printed serial number.
The Serial Number Etched Into The Bottle:
And sometimes there is a serial number etched into the glass of the bottle. Usually at the top of the bottle
The Serial Number Etched Into The Handle:
Then other times you get the serial number imprinted into the handle. This usually occurs in conjunction with a printed serial number on the bottle.
Over All Look Of The Bottle:
Some have just one serial number.
While others have two numbers. Both printed and etched.
And this one got two serial numbers as well. One etched in to the handle one printed.
How Not To Identify Authentic OPI Polish:
Number of Icons on the back:
Basically the number of icons only indicates the number of restriction placed on the contents of the bottle at the time of production. It has nothing to do with whether the product is authentic or not. Merely a regulation based on what's inside the bottle. It will fluctuate with changing policies and changing ingredients. This should not figure into your decision making process.
This one is really textured.
This one is not textured as much.
Basically the amount or lack of texture doesn't prove anything...other than you have one lid that's bumpier than the other. So don't let this be a deciding factor.
And don't forget that the most obvious way to know if you have a genuine OPI is to ask yourself "Where did I buy it?" If the answer is: from a salon, or beauty store you are probably okay. Anywhere else and you have reason to question it. So I hope you now have all the tools you need to figure out if your OPI nail polish is a legitimate OPI or a diverted OPI product. I hope this helps you guys out. And I'm sorry I didn't include this in my previous post...I'm going to blame it on post vacation madness...Yes, that sounds believable...right? Anyway that's all I have for you today. Until next time, stay classy and stay polished.