Today I have swatches of the OPI Soft Shades collection for 2013- Oz The Great and Powerful! This collection features 3 soft pinks/nudes along with 3 really cool glitter polishes and a new liquid sand color, all inspired by the movie (it comes our March 8th!). PS: If you click on the images you can view them zoomed in!
Don’t Burst My Bubble is a light pink/white. It was pretty sheer, here I used 3 coats. I think the colors in this collection would be amazing to do a jelly sandwich (layering sheer polishes with glitter). This one would be completely opaque in a 4th coat!
Glints of Glinda is a sheer tan/nude. This is a gorgeous color, the only downfall is how sheer it is if you’re wanting it to be completely opaque. In his photo I used 3 coats. I love this color…its the perfect nude shade for my skin tone!
I Theodora You is a baby pink shade, I used 3 coats. I love this one! On to the glitter polishes…
Lights of Emerald City is such a fun polish! I love how the glitters are square shaped…its definitely different. It has larger white squares, with smaller iridescent blue/purple ones. When applying this, the glitters tended to go towards the tip of the nail when painting it. Instead of painting the polish on as normal, I dabbed the glitters on so they applied evenly on my nail. Some of the square glitters aren’t perfectly square either (their in the shape of Utah or New Mexico…haha :)) but you really don’t notice it from far away, I only noticed it when I was taking close up photos. *applied over Don’t Burst My Bubble*
When Monkey’s Fly! is a gold and silver glitter with some holographic glitters. I love all the different sized glitters, especially the chunkiness of the gold ones. But, once I applied the polish I noticed the large gold glitters started to curl up (like a taco)…you can see it in the close up photo especially on the glitter on the bottom left. When I applied top coat the nail was pretty smooth so it wasn’t a huge issue. As for application this was 1 coat, and then I patted on some more of the large glitters evenly on the nails. I have a hard time deciding if I like this polish or not, I absolutely love how it looks but the curling of the glitters is strange. *Applied over Glints of Glinda*
Which is Witch is my favorite in this collection! This glitter is so unique. It has holographic smaller glitters along with some tiny bar glitters. This looks SO gorgeous in the sunlight! Here I used 1 coat…could you imagine doing a few coats of this? So sparkly! haha 🙂 *Applied over I Theodora You!*
What Wizardry is This? is one of OPI’s Liquid Sand polishes created for this collection in a beautiful copper/brown/gold shade. This one was very different from the Liquid Sands in the Mariah Carey collection…wasn’t as textured and was shimmery instead of glitter. I thought this dried pretty quickly (about 10 minutes). And removing it was so easy! I think a lot of people expect the Liquid Sand polishes to be very difficult to remove but they aren’t at all…definitely way easier than removing a regular glitter polish. Here I used 2 coats! 🙂
And that’s it! I think my favorites were Which is Witch and Glints of Glinda…which one’s do you like? Dislike?
Products in this post provided for review.
As with all OPI nail lacquers, the shades inspired by Oz The Great and Powerfulcontain 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, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.