Hello Lovely Ladies,
Today I would like to show you the ‘soft-shades’ from the OPI Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful LE collection (March 2013 release).
I am a HUGE fan of soft shades!!!! While I love spunky and dark manicures every now and then I just want to give my eyes a rest (but I rarely leave my nails nekkid)… so soft shades are great palate cleansers
Let’s jump right in shall we?
(OPI I Theodora You and OPI Lights of Emerald City)
(OPI Glints of Glinda and OPI When Monkeys Fly)
(OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble with OPI Which is Witch?)
Please read on for full post and LOTS of photos
OPI I Theodora You is a perfect soft-pink semi sheer shade that applies smoothly in two coats. Many of my very first OPI shades were pinks, and OPI continues to impress me. I would reach for I Theodora You if I wanted to feel girly but still age appropriate. This is one of those mature but bright pinks- fresh with just the right level of bright:
(two coats, no topcoat)
I decided to layer OPI Lights of Emerald City over this one
(one coat of OPI Lights of Emerald City over the pink AND over one black accent nail)
Where do I even start with this OPI glitter?
Chunky glitter, especially square glitter, is quite trendy in the Indie polish world and it is quite refreshing to see OPI give this trend a whirl. LOVE this white glitter!!!! For a first shot at a ‘different’ glitter, OPI get two thumbs up from me!
OPI Lights of Emerald City has a split personality…it is like getting two shades in one . Layered over soft shades, the white glittes bits add spunk and the iridescent glitter is the charming soft glow. However, when layered over black, the white squares act as a pretty contrast point of interest and the iridescent glitter gives off a gold/green glow:
(pinky Nailz Craze plate NC01).
I adore both of these shades to bits. The Lights of Emerald City will be sure to please glitter fans new and old. Application wise, I painted this polish onto my nail with ease. The iridescent bits cover the nail evenly. I did go fishing for two white glitters to cover a few (bold spots) and placed them onto the nail by dabbing the glitter directly off of the brush onto the spot that I wanted it in. Overall, the clear jelly base is VERY easy to work with and I did not experience glitter clumping.
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OPI Glints of Glinda is a chic beige/caramel shade. This one is quite sheer and required three generous coats to achieve this opacity. I enjoy edgy caramel shades, but I am not too certain that this one was made for my skin tone. I bet however, that it would be lovely in a copper/gold glitter sandwich or on people with a warmer/darker complexion than mine.
(three generous coats, no topcoat)
I layered OPI When Monkeys Fly over this one
(one coat of OPI When Monkeys Fly)
OPI When Monkeys Fly is a mixture of various sizes of silver holographic glitter with large metallic/foil gold glitter. I really like the mix of silver and gold tones in this one.
(I tried the framed nail on the ring finger with BornPrettyStore lose gold glitter).
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I saved my two favorites for last. I am STILL wearing this manicure! I LOVE IT!
OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble is a milky white/pink shade: think OPI Funny Bunny with the slightest hint of pastel pink! One coat of Don’t Burst My Bubble gives your nail a soft clean look that would be perfect for french manicures etc. Two coats however, creates such a fresh and chic polished look!
I. Can’t. Express. How. Much. I. Love. This. Shade!
(two coats, no topcoat)
I couldn’t resist creating a glitter-tip manicure by adding OPI Which is Witch?
OPI Which is Witch? (which I am petrified to misspell by the way ), is a GENIUS mixture of silver holographic glitter. At first glance I thought this would be a close dupe to OPI Servin’ Up Sprakle- but it is NOT even close upon further inspection!!!!
Which is Witch? is composed of the finest barely-there holographic glitter, specs of holographic glitter, and small holographic glitter. In addition (now I generally do NOT like bar glitter) it is filled with these tiny pieces of barglitter… like little glitter shavings. The overall mixture is GENIOUS! This polish is better than diamonds when applied to the tips. For this look I painted two thin coats of this glitter polish right onto the top 1/3 portion of my nail (no sponge required)
(added some BornPrettyStore rhinestones and lose glitter to the accent nail)
I have done my share of glitter tips (am really like the bling at the tips of the nail), but have yet to see a glitter create such a holographic and lovely crushed-diamond look. If you have to pick only ONE shade from the Oz soft shade collection- I would urge you to make it this one!
This glitter is so micro-fine, with so much holographic sparkle!!! It creates the look of sparkly dust on your nails- absolutely breathtaking!
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I hope to show you the Liquid Sand polish from this collection on Monday *fingers crossed*
What shades would I recommend? (in this very order)
* Which is Witch?
* Don’t Burst my Bubble
* Lights of Emerald City
* I Theodora You
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What do YOU think of this collection?
THANK YOU FOR READING!
* products sent for honest review consideration *