Sunday, January 27, 2013

Swatches and review: OPI Oz the Great and Powerful collection

Hello everyone! I'm super excited to show you my picks from OPI's Oz the Great and Powerful collection. In collaboration with the movie (to be released in March in Australia), OPI brings three sheer polishes, three glitters and one liquid sand nail polish. You can check out the press release here. Without further ado though, I'll get straight into my review!

opi oz the great and powerful

To start things off I have a pretty, sheer polish - Don't burst my bubble. This one is a delicate and super pale pink polish. In fact, when I first saw it, I was reminded of OPI Bubble bath. I can't do a comparison with the two to clarify though, because I don't own Bubble bath. Don't burst my bubble gives off such a clean look and was really easy to work with. My photo shows three coats and as you can see, it has pretty much eliminated visible nail line :)

don't burst my bubble1

don't burst my bubble2

Onto the glitters now! Which is witch contains short bar glitter pieces mixed with medium and small hex glitters. Add in some micro holographic glitter pieces and you have the most elegant glitter concoction ever. Upon first look, Which is witch appears to be a dupe of OPI Servin' up sparkle, but don't be misled! Whilst Servin' up sparkle also contains the medium hex glitters and micro holographic particles, the mixture is a definite silver shade. Which is witch is so much more delicate and softer, matching the theme of the collection. I layered one coat over Don't burst my bubble below.

don't burst my bubble layered with which is witch1

don't burst my bubble layered with which is witch2

don't burst my bubble layered with which is witch3

When monkeys fly is another glitter polish from the collection and I have to admit, I'm not sure of it. Whilst the large gold hex glitters are evidently abundant due to the pay off on the nail (I didn't fish any of them out!), they do curl a little. The reflective nature of the glitter doesn't help as it gives the illusion that the glitter curls all the more. I layered one coat of When monkeys fly over two coats of Don't burst my bubble below - you can see that at two coats, Don't burst my bubble still covers quite nicely!

don't burst my bubble layered with when monkeys fly1

don't burst my bubble layered with when monkeys fly3

I decided to make a glitter sandwich out to see if it would help cover the curling glitter look and layered one more coat of Don't burst my bubble over it. I'm not sure of the final outcome though.

don't burst my bubble layered with when monkeys fly2

Whilst I'm not a sheer polish kind of girl, I have to say Don't burst my bubble has really won me over! I love the fact that it works so well with my skin tone as well, and paired with Which is witch, gives off the most beautiful and elegant manicure look ♥ What do you think ladies? Will you be picking up some of the polishes from this collection?

(Oh and btw, this is the first time I've made a collage photo, what do you think of it?)

Thanks for reading as always!
Products provided for consideration.


  1. It's a shame those large glitters curl, because otherwise that polish looks fab. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Such a shame that the large glitters curl, or else that would definantly be on my whishlist

  3. love the first two polishes in this collection (which i might end up getting:) but as for the curl the perfectionist in me just wouldn't be able to live with it.... so thank you for showing us these gorgeous polishes

  4. You're welcome Samantha! The curling really is a shame because otherwise, the polish would be perfect.

  5. Thanks for sharing Lissa! I really adore Don't Burst my Bubble - it's one of the few pale pinks which actually look good with my skin tone :P

  6. Yes, it really is, isn't it! :( I hope the other glitters make their way onto your list though...or perhaps not, to look out for your wallet? ;)

  7. Oh, if only the curl weren't so apparent! The mirror finish just makes it all the worse because with top coat (or between layers of sheer/jelly polishes), it actually sits flat on the nail. Still, I hope you'll enjoy the other two polishes! :)

  8. I'm glad you like them! :)

  9. I hate the taco-glitter.....can't believe OPI is putting this on the market!

  10. Yeah, the curling really is a bummer :( Hopefully they can re-formulate the polish in the near future so that we can have perfectly flat glitters again!

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