SWATCH REVIEW – OPI OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL COLLECTION
We’re off to see the Wizard! We were so excited when we heard OPI would be collaborating with the Oz the Great and Powerful movie. We are huge Wizard of Oz fans and could not wait to see what the brand would have in store for this line. The collection is not what we expected – filled with neutrals, sheer shades and silver/gold glitters. The polishes were designed to capture the magic and whimsy portrayed in the film. There are 7 shades in total, featuring one of OPI’s new liquid sand polishes. The movie isn’t out for a couple more months, but the polishes you can see the polishes now!
Glints of Glida – ‘only a good witch could turn beige from bland to chic’ – this polish is a very sheer neutral shade with a slight tan underbase. We used 3 coats for the swatches below and there is still a visible nail line, not our favourite. This is the no-polish look a lot of people are after – a shiny very sheer nude.
Which is Witch - this topcoat is a silver iridescent glitter with tiny bar and hexagon shape sparkles. We used 2 coats over top of Glints of Glinda. WOW the sparkle on this top coat, we couldn’t stop staring! We have quite the collection of silver iridescent glitters but this one just popped. It would look great over dark or light shades – perfect for any season!
Don’t Burst My Bubble – this polish instantly reminded us of OPI – Bubble Bath but a tad darker. The sheer white polish has a hint of pink and is described as ‘puffs of clouds’. We use 3 coats of the swatches below.
When Monkeys Fly – this shade felt the most out of the box for OPI and we love it! This glitter top coat is filled with large yellow gold hexagonal glitters and 2 different size smaller silver iridescent hexagonal glitters. We used 2 coats over top of Don’t Burst My Bubble. We liked how sparse the larger gold glitters distributed on the nail for a subtle look. The only con of this polish is that the large gold glitters are a bit of a thicker material.
I Theodora You – ‘an adorable sheer pink that is bewitching’, this is the darkest of the 3 sheer shades. The polish dries in a soft blush. We are currently in one of our best friends weddings and this seems like the perfect bridal shade. We used 3 coats for the swatches below.
Lights of Emerald City – we fell in love with this glitter top coat right when we opened the collection. This polish is filled with large white square glitters and small clear iridescent square glitters. We layered two coats of this polish over top of I Theodora You.
What Wizardy Is This - designed specifically for The Great Wizard – this liquid sand polish is a deep bronze shade with gold and mossgreen shimmer. This is the first liquid sand polish we’ve tried out and it’s so cool! The polish dries slightly matte with a pebble like texture that lightly shimmers the fine glitter particles. We used 2 coats for the swatches below. Another cool fact about this polish – no need for a top coat!
Love it or leave it? What are your thoughts on the OPI X Oz the Great and Powerful collection? We usually shy away from sheers, but this collection has us looking at them in a whole new way.
As with all OPI nail lacquers, the shades inspired by Oz The Great and Powerful contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning March 2013 at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail for each nail lacquer. What colours will you be buying?
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