2/28/13

OPI Oz The Great And Powerful Collection (Pictures, Swatches, Review)

Hello there!  OPI is releasing a new collection of  6 Soft Shades plus one new Liquid Sand inspired by Disney's new movie, Oz The Great And Powerful! I have pictures of them to share with you today!

Now maybe the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Oz is not soft pinks and glitter, but I do think they capture the whimsy of Oz quite nicely. 


First up in the Liquid Sand (a textured, matte finish polish-see more of them here) called What Wizardry Is This? This "rich taupe...was designed for James Franco's character, the great Wizard of Oz" according to the Great and Powerful OPI :)



Next, I topped 'Wizardry' with the gold glitter confetti polish, When Monkeys Fly! This polish has a clear base with giant gold hexagons and a mix of smaller iridescent glitters. You need some effort in order to make this wearable. You see, the giant gold pieces are curled, making application difficult. I knew this before I tried the polish, and was determined to make it work somehow. If you grab a pair of tweezers and work quickly- you will need to flip the pieces around so that the curve is facing downward (not upward, making a cup shape)- the result is very pretty:
Below, you can see what I am referring to better- the pieces with the arrows are the ones with the curves facing upward, and the one in the center is facing down:

Here's a side shot; the nail on the bottom has the upward facing curls, while with the next nail, I made sure to flip around any that landed that way. As you can see, the middle nail's glitters lay nice an flat:
Is all that tweezer effort worth it? That's up to you- for me, it was. It was quite easy and I loved the end result!

Next is Don't Burst My Bubble, a jelly-ish white polish with the slightest hint of pink. This polish is so clean looking:

3 layers

With flash, you can see just how opaque this can appear:

Next is I Theodora You (a play on Mila Kunis' character's name). This polish is the sweetest shade of baby pink. The jelly formula applied sooooooo beautifully and covered really well in 3 layers (no streaking!):


Then there's Glints Of Glinda, a beige jelly. I thought I would fall head over heels for this one, but it's just too close to my skin tone, making it look like my nails are slightly yellowing. I'm sure it would look fabulous on skin tones a little lighter or darker than my own.  2 layers shown:


I topped Glints Of Glinda with the fun glitter, Lights Of Emerald City.  This has a clear base with iridescent sparkly fun glitters and larger white/matte square glitters. This one was a little difficult to apply for me since the texture was on the thick side. The 'dabbing' method is definitely ideal (as opposed to painting stroke of polish on):


Lastly, we have Which Is Witch?, a sparkly silver, glittery, holographic-y delight. This is probably more intended to be a layering polish, but I wanted to see how it looked on it's own. It covered quite nicely (although not completely opaque) in 3 layers:


I really love nude polishes, so these are completely and utterly right up my alley.  The more I wear the Liquid Sand polishes, the more I fall in love with them.

Here's some parting info from OPI:

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, 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.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


Thanks for stopping by!

***Disclosure: Products in this post were provided for review***
 



















11 comments:

  1. really nice! its a shame the glitters curl though! opi always com out with such creative collections!
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    1. I know, it's frustrating that the glitters were so curled, but I do love the collection as a whole still :)

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  2. Gorgeous swatches! I think the only one I really want is Lights of Emerald City. When Monkeys Fly looks cool, but I was worried the big hexes would curl and your experience confirms that. It's too bad, because it does look very pretty!

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    1. Thanks Chelsea! Lights Of Emerald City will look fantastical on you!

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  3. March? As in March 1? I'll be stalking my Ulta, lolol :D I'm so happy to see these aren't dupes for NYC Ballet (and why would they be?) and I CAN'T WAIT to get my hands on some! I'm actually really excited to see what's in the mini set, though I hope the monkey one isn't one of them. I'm just not interested in working that hard to make a polish, especially one from a major brand looking to go prestige, look good.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing- I really can't get enough neutral polish, and these are different enough from the NYC collection to need them all! :) (well, a "regular" person probably would think they were redundant, but polish hoarders can see past that!)

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  4. I know you love these, but I'm just getting bored of these sheer OPIs. I see how they tried to get more creative with their softer collections by using different glitters, but I don't know...not for me :/

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    1. I'm not surprised that the different glitters in this set didn't win you over Amanda ;-) But yeah- you know nude polish is kinda my krytonite!! I fall in love as soon as I see them!! ahahaha

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  5. I want all of these!!!!!!!! I don't know if I could deal with that one with the glitter though, picking and choosing how to place them might drive me nuts!

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  6. When I originally reviewed this collection, I heard a lot of flak from the nail polish boards about the glitter in When Monkeys Fly - personally, I love it and I even like the uniquely 3D effect of the large hex pieces curled upwards, but that's just me I guess. Regardless, I like the way you described the best way to apply it if you don't want the curling upwards effect and as to this collection in general, well...I loved each & every one!

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