Thursday, March 21, 2013

OPI Oz The Great And Powerful Soft Shades 2013 Collection Swatch and Review

 Samples provided for review. 

Hi everyone!! I have for you today the swatches for OPI's collaboration with Disney for Oz the Great and Powerful movie. It has even more meaning to me now, since I had the amazing opportunity to meet Suzi-Weiss-Fischmann the Executive VP and Artistic Director for OPI yesterday morning! More about that in my next post, I promise!
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.
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OPI Oz the Great and Powerful SoftShades 2013 Collection

 I'm starting off with my surprise favorite!! This is Glints of Glinda a beige jelly. The formula is the perfect jelly, meaning it's sheer, but super glossy and free of streaks of any kind. Made for buildable coverage. This is 3 coats, no top coat.



 OPI I Theodora You a lovely pink crelly. Which is a cross between a jelly and a cream. Great formula, no issues. This is 3 coats, no top coat.


 OPI Liquid Sand What Wizardry is This? Two coats, I love the formula on this. Applies so easily, great coverage. This one for me was pretty, textured golden brown...until I got outside. The it was WOWWWW. Love how it shines and sparkles in the sun.


 I layered one coat of OPI Which is Witch over What Wizardry is This?. Talk about glitter! This combo is ready for a party for sure. Easy application.


 OPI Don't Burst My Bubble a pink tinged white jelly. This one is also three coats, no top coat. I experienced a hint of uneven coverage with this one, but not enough to bother me. Love the clean look!


 OPI Lights of Emerald City over Don't Burst My Bubble and When Monkeys Fly on thumb and ring fingers. Yes, here I show you the not so perfect from this collection.
 I truly like the idea for each of these glitters. A lot. But for me, they are misses. The large gold glitters curl badly. So much up off the nail that even after thick top coat the pointy glitter edges stick out :( And many of the white square glitters have an extra, I don't even know what to call it..notch sticking out, making the squares not perfect squares. Not a huge big deal as the formula is great and the polish is quite usable and wearable, but if something like that bothers you...be aware.


 Your take on this SoftShades Collection? Any keepers for you? 

Be well!
~Victoria 

*Products provided for review.

17 comments:

  1. Don't Burst my bubble looks so pretty, but the curling hexes and squares of the last two would drive me insane!

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  2. I really love the I Theodora You swatch. Otherwise, I think the collection isn't all that great :/.

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  3. I bought Lights of Emerald City and nothing was wrong with mine. I just used one coat of Seche top coat and I was happy with it. Some people might need two, but I can tolerate polishes pretty well!

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  4. OPI I Theodora You is stunning. I have to pick one up!

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  5. I haven't seen the combination of the liquid sand and which is witch, it's really pretty and cool!

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  6. I don't think this collection is as good as others have been. I wish the glitters had come out better - I love the bold brass idea of Monkeys but not the execution. Shame.

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  7. glints of glinda suits you so well x

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  8. I'm drooling over I Theodora You. Your nails are so perfect.

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  9. When Monkeys Fly is so gorgeous in real life, it a shame that it's such a mess on. As for Lights (which I'm wearing right now) I just noticed the little hangy thingies, lol... Those don't bother me but I will say that this was the single hardest glitter I've ever applied. However, I don't think OPI should be demonized for it. I bet every indie maker around could tell us how finicky glitters are, and some difficulty of application is simply to be expected. The fact that the company's a major one doesn't change the nature of glitters, obvi, lol, and I do think this happening close enough to the Lynnderella thing didn't help OPI's case. Maybe they just shouldn't have released it. Again, it's too bad, because it looks so pretty in the bottle.
    Okay, I'm done :) You can have your page back, now. :)

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  10. Oh, and Which is Witch over Wizardry is amazing!

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  11. I was going to buy When monkeys fly because it looks so pretty in the bottle. I would absolutely love it if it weren't for the curly part. It actually looks like a Christmas card made by a 3 year old. :-( I am so disappointed. I want it to look good! I wanna love it!

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  12. I was going to buy When monkeys fly because it looks so pretty in the bottle. I would absolutely love it if it weren't for the curly part. It actually looks like a Christmas card made by a 3 year old. :-( I am so disappointed. I want it to look good! I wanna love it!

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  13. I love these polishes. Besides the curling glitters, I am not disappointed at all!

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  14. Yea... When Monkeys Fly is the only polish that I don't like from this collection, everything else is amazing! <3

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  15. Wizardry What is this is "Wow" to me, but I've really been getting into mattes lately. The rest are really beautiful, the crelly being my next fav, but the last two glitters - yikes!

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  16. I have a few of these polishes and I love them (I Theodora You, Don't Burst My Bubble and Which is Witch). I initially didn't like the look of What Wizardry Is This, however after seeing your swatch today it has really grown on me and I may have to purchase that too :)

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  17. I know this won't be helpful for you, but I just wanted to let you know that OPI did address the When Monkeys Fly problem. You can check it out on their facebook page if you want to!

    https://www.facebook.com/OPIProducts/posts/302872453173196

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