Another impressive mini collection from OPI this year. I loved Nice Stems, I really loved Glam Slam! USA, and I have to say I'm rather fond of this one, too. Almost makes me forget about the dreary fall collection colors this year.
Anyway, this one is supposed to coincide with next month's Miss Universe competition, but I'll keep my mouth shut on that topic.
OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name. These berry type shades are so hard to photograph properly. I don't think I captured any of the gorgeous micro-glass fleck duochrome sparkle in this. It's a little too berry-colored for me color-wise, but the finish is beautiful. It reminds me of The One That Got Away from the Katy Perry collection, but it lacks the silvery microglitter. Berry-purple/magenta jelly base with awesome sparkles.
OPI Crown Me Already! This is a silver glitter, but not just a plain silver glitter. It's a small silver glitter base with some gigantic silver hexagon-shaped glitter. The giant hex glitter gives this a super awesome treasure chest effect. You know... when you watch those movies where they open a treasure chest and it's just piled to the top with diamonds and coins and jewelry? That's what this looks like to me. I love this look. Plus, it's very opaque/dense and extremely shiny so it's pretty close to perfect. It could be a little smoother, but I don't mind doing an extra coat of topcoat.
OPI Crown Me Already! over Swimsuit... Nailed It!. In my opinion, this is too opaque for layering. This is one very thin coat and it almost entirely covers the base color. Might look better over black, but I really prefer it all by itself.
OPI It's MY Year. This is a red-grape purple jelly base with large particle gold foil shimmer. It's very, very similar to colors like Zoya Faye and OPI Rally Pretty Pink. I haven't compared them side-by-side to see how close the base colors are, but the finish is identical.
OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!. This is a rich blue foil. It's very blue and not silvery looking at all. Awesome color, looks really close to the Nicole shade A New Kind Of Blue from last summer.
The formula on these was pretty good. It was thinner than I liked, but the only one that gave me any trouble was Congeniality Is My Middle Name. That one was too runny. The others were manageable. I did three coats of all the colors but only Congeniality It's MY Year needed the third. Great dry time.
I'm loving these glitter-and-glass fleck-heavy mini collections. A few of these look like they might be re-releases of or at least similar colors to previous OPI and Nicole shades, but other than that, I have no complaints about the color selection. The formula could have been a little thicker, but now I'm just splitting hairs. Overall, this is a great little set, especially if you don't already have Zoya Faye/OPI Rally Pretty and Nicole A New Kind Of Blue. My favorite is the silver glitter!
(This was sent to me for review.)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Posted by Scrangie at 11:00 AM