Monday, March 4, 2013

OPI 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Collection Swatches/Review

Hey everyone! So sorry that this post is so late today; I had my engagement party on Saturday night and it was a really busy weekend! I have the new OPI soft shades collection to show you today. This collection is being released in conjunction with the new Oz movie staring James Franco coming out on March 8th.

Don't Burst My Bubble is a sheer white-ish pink. I used three coats here. I love this one, it's so fresh and clean and I love the way it looks on my nails. All of the sheers here applied very well with minimal streaking.


Which is Witch? is definitely the best glitter topper in this collection. It consists of a mix of holographic glitter shapes, including hexes and teeny tiny bars. This is one coat over Don't Burst My Bubble.


Glints of Glinda is a beige/peach sheer shade. I used three coats for the opacity you see below.


I unfortunately don't have much good to say about When Monkeys Fly. This is a glitter topper with large gold hexes and smaller silver holographic glitter. This is one coat over Glints of Glinda. The glitter in my bottle had started sinking in the bottle by the time it got to me; as a result of this, I had a hard time getting the large gold glitter out of the bottle even after I let it sit upside down so the glitter would re-suspend. In addition to that, the gold hex glitters curl in a taco form, making them stick out from the nail if you don't make sure the taco faces down. I suppose this could be remedied with additional coats of top coat, but I personally don't think that should be necessary. I think it's great that OPI is trying to make some awesome glitter toppers, but I feel that this one needed a bit more work.


I Theodora You is a lovely shade of baby pink. I used three coats here and as you can see, it's a bit more opaque than the other two.


Lights of Emerald City is another glitter heavy topper that has square matte white glitter and square iridescent glitter. This is one coat over I Theodora You.


What Wizardry Is This? is a new Liquid Sand shade for the Oz collection. This isn't my favorite Liquid Sand color, but it is gorgeous with top coat! This was two coats left to dry to a matte finish.


This is two coats of What Wizardry Is This? with one coat of top coat. The top coat really makes this polish stunning!


So what do you think of this collection? I know a lot of people were disappointed that the Oz collection was not more bold and colorful, but I can't help but love the soft, clean sheers. You should be able to find these in stores and salons now, but note that OPI has increased their prices to $9.

Products provided for review

16 comments:

  1. I really love Glints of Glinda on you! Not a polish I would typically like but It looks so nice on you. But really what polish doesn't? :)

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  2. $9? despite the increase, you guys are lucky!

    in england it costs £11, which is $16.00!

    it is a very beautiful collection! glints of glinda suits you perfectly!

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  3. Which is Witch? is definitely my favorite. $9?! If only I could be so lucky to get real OPI for that price... OPI is about NZD $26.50 which amounts to around USD $22.

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  4. i love the liquid sand polish so much!

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  5. I wish I would've read your review before I purchased 3 of these polishes. I wasn't aware of how sheer they were.. Do you know why the prices have gone up? Its terrible ):

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  6. Glints of Glinda does look lovely on you! I'm not sold on this collection enough yet to say I need any full size bottles, but I will be picking up the mini set. *crosses fingers that When Monkeys Fly isn't part of it* I do really like the duo of Emerald City Lights and I Theodora You. Awesome swatches! :) :)

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  7. Yea I must agree with you on the taco shaped glitters, such a pain! Your swatches are gorgeous <3

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  8. I love all those soft, feminine shades! So pretty!

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  9. I'm so jealous of your nail beds--I wish I could keep my nails as short as yours without them looking stumpy..

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  10. I really like What Wizardry Is This with top coat. Adore your nail shape! Do you have a post on how you shape your nails and keep your nails so long and healthy?

    Love Yolennie
    www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com

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  11. Lovely colors but a pitty the polishes are rather expensive.

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  12. I buy all my OPIs off eBay, from sellers in the US for no more than $7 each. I'm in Australia, where they retail in store for $20 each; even when I went on holidays in Singapore they were $20 each there too! I was silly enough to buy three or four at that price until I realised I could get them MUCH cheaper online. DUH!

    By the way, I have just ordered Glinda, Emerald City and Wizardry. So pretty! Would have bought Monkeys if it weren't for that pitiful curled glitter!

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  13. i really really like Lights of Emerald City and Which i Witch? *_* but why are they so expensive...

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  14. Great swatches, though I won't be buying any, maybe the Liquid Sand.

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  15. you do not suggest when monkeys fly over clear. I have this and wear it over a gold opi and it is stunning. I would never wear over clear it simply doesnt work for me.

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  16. I meant to say I do not suggest...

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