Friday, August 19, 2011

OPI and Serena Williams Glam Slam! US Fall 2011


The final installment of the Serena Williams Glam Slam! series- Glam Slam! United States. If you ask me, this is the greatest duo yet. They seem to have saved the best for last!


Love Is A Racket. This color was impossible to photograph properly. It just wanted to look all radioactive glowy and freak out my camera. That's because it really is a little radioactive-glowy. It's a super fun bright coral glass fleck. My picture doesn't capture even half of its beauty; you simply must see it in person. It's more of a coral-magenta than the red OPI classifies it as and it's full of shiny little pearls of duochrome shimmer. It dries a little dull so I'm thinking there's a little neon pigment in this making it so bright.



Pros & Bronze. This... This is just too good. I mean, look at it. It's insane! It's a foily-duochrome-glitter. The base is a light golden bronze foil particle shimmer. Overlaid on the bronze is rose gold duochrome sparkle. There's some dark copper microglitter and there's some pink and yellow duochrome flash on top of that. It's bright, it's shiny, it's sparkly. In my humble opinion, this is one of the best polishes OPI has done in the past few years. It has everything going for it- unique color, stunning microglitter finish, good formula. It is perfect.

The formula on these was good. A little thinner than the polishes in the Touring America collection, but still easy to control. I did three coats of each color. They looked fine with only two but an extra coat gives them more of a kick. Fast dry time. No issues here.

I think these are awesome. They make up for the lack of sparkle in the main fall collection. Love them both and I couldn't have asked for a better end to the Glam Slam! series. I'm even thinking about getting a backup of Pros and Bronze. It's that good. And hey.... No more crackle polish! Great color choices, good formula... I'm having a hard time finding any downside to this duo.

(These were sent to me for review.)


21 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm super impressed with both of these colors. Which means I need them, obviously ;)

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  2. Pros And Bronze looks amazing.
    Ordering that one right now... :-)

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  3. Once again, these look awesome on you! :) And I'm glad that the duo didn't come with a crackle, too.

    Even for a person like me who beats a trend to death and the afterlife, I'm getting a little tired of it!

    Love the names of these polishes...haha!

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  4. I just got these and seeing your swatches makes me even more excited to try them!! If you layer Pros and Bronze over Love is a Racket it creates something really awesome!!

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  5. GAH!! I don't usually pay much attention to OPI but this duo is really standing out to me! I wonder where I can get it quickly online in Canada. I suppose it's not even out yet. Beautiful pics. Thank you!

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  6. Pros and bronze is GORGEOUS!

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  7. You didn't layer them? OMG they are GORGEOUS layered! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that had a problem capturing Love Is A Racket! I agree though.... Besides the Grape Set Match and Servin' Up Sparkle set, this is my fave. Just gorgeous!!

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  8. MUST OWN!!!!!

    I love that these are two stand alone polishes. Awesome red!
    And sort of like a deeper bronze version of Dazzled by Gold.

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  9. How does Pros and Bronze compare to Color Club Wild and Willing? Wondering if it's worth getting! Gorgeous colors, both of them.

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  10. I grabbed these when they were just putting them on the shelf at Ulta and love them! I also think they are the best set they did!

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  11. I don't have any of the duos. They didn't interest me that much. These do. Will have to order them.

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  12. Pros&Bronze looks hot! I will wear that for sure!

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  13. I love both of these - and the Bronze is great over the red too! This set for the last in the collection is a real hit for me! I am even thinking of a back up bottle for the red....rare we get a fleck from OPI!

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  14. pros and bronze reminds me of yee-haw but with larger smimmers/glitters

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  15. I think this duo is waaay better than the fall collection! Especially Pros & Bronze. Your pictures of it are really tempting me because it looks so beautiful!

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  16. Yes, I second the comparison between Pros and Bronze and Color Club's Wild and Willing! I actually tried comparing your photos of both side by side, but I still can't tell. It's SO GORGEOUS, I might need it anyway, but still.

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  17. I'm tooo excited for these :)

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  18. Ahhh I put this set down today at Ulta. Got the grape set match..set cause I've been meaning to get it forever. Kind of regretted it on the way home.. now I super do! Need Pros & Bronze!!

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  19. Great combination. I can't wait to get this one.

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  20. One word- wow! I'm super impressed! Need!

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  21. I bought this set the other day and am wearing Pros and Bronze right now. I have to agree that these are the best polishes OPI has put out in a long time, Touring America was rather dull.

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