August 23, 2011

OPI Miss Universe OR Don't Judge a Polish By It's Bottle Pic

OPI Crown Me Already!

Remember my thoughts on the OPI Miss Universe collection? Well... I have to eat my words. "Kinda lame"???? What was I thinking? It's so hard to tell what a collection will be like based on those computer generated bottle pictures, but this one REALLY surprised me. You obviously need to read more and, of course, see a bazillion more pictures!





OPI Crown Me Already!

Crown Me Already! is 0.5 FL Oz. of AWESOME. It's a fine silver glitter in a clear base with large hexagon pieces of silver glitter. This can work as either a top coat or all by itself, as you see here. It only took me three coats to achieve this look and it's pretty opaque. I could have gone a bit heavier on the polish on the tip of my ring finger, but it looked opaque in person.

OPI Crown Me Already!

OPI Crown Me Already!

I am so glad that OPI is embracing their obvious talent for creating outstanding glitters. Between Spark de Triomphe, Crown Me Already!, and all of the upcoming Muppets glitters, I can't contain my excitement! Crown Me Already! looks very pretty outside, inside, in low light, basically everywhere. It is even more sparkly in person than it is in these pictures. This is my obvious favorite of this collection.

OPI Crown Me Already!

OPI Crown Me Already! (in low light)

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name

Congeniality Is My Middle Name is probably the biggest surprise of the collection. It looks SO dark in the bottle (just look at the bottle in these shots!). Quite frankly, it looked like the dozens of other vampy dark cranberry reds I own, so I wasn't all that excited. However, on the nail this is a bright, glowing berry with blue-ish shimmer. The blue shimmer makes it lean purple-red on the nail. It's so much prettier than what I thought based on the bottle!

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name

This is three coats, but I think I would wear two on a normal basis. There is a little VNL, but it seems like it should be there, not in an ugly way. The formula on this was nice and smooth and easy to apply. If you look below at my macro shot, up at the top there you can really see the blue shimmer. I like this polish MUCH better than I thought I would.

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name

OPI It's My Year

OPI It's My Year

It's My Year is stunning, but I am a bit disappointed in my pictures, to be honest. This polish is an amazing purple foil with green/gold shimmer that gives it a duochrome-like effect (although not a super strong one). You can't see the duochrome in my pictures (except for maybe the one on the weird angle) and this polish looks like it has the dreaded VNL, when it really did NOT. For those of you wondering how this compares to OPI Rally Pretty Pink and Zoya Faye, this is MUCH more purple and has more duochrome than those two polishes. By comparison, those look quite pink. Let me know if you'd like comparisons on the nail.

OPI It's My Year

OPI It's My Year

It's My Year applied nicely, with no bare patches like some foils have. This is three coats and it was lovely looking in person, no VNL. I can't express how much better this looks in person. I took these pictures on a semi-cloudy gray kind of day and think I will re-take them. You can see the gold shimmer in the shot below.

OPI It's My Year

OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!

OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!

Swimsuit... Nailed It! is my second favorite of this awesome collection. This is a gorgeous bright medium blue shimmer. I don't own anything like this. The blue is just such an awesome color blue to start with, and then shimmer really makes it pop. I want to wear this everyday. With Crown Me Already! over it!!!! I did not swatch Crown Me Already! over this yet, as it started to rain the day I did these, but you can bet I will be doing that.

OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!

OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!

Um, drool. This is only two coats and I have not one complaint about the formula. Just a lovely polish all in all. It's very vibrant-looking too, almost glowing.

OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!

This collection is small, it only contains four polishes. I LOVE all four, so I would consider that a total success. I give OPI Miss Universe an A for sure! I crown these four polishes as Miss Amazing Polish USA. And really, hexagon glitter? Keep it coming baby!

OPI Miss Universe should be available at all of the usual places OPI is sold, including Trade Secret, Ulta, Beauty Brands, and other professional salons.

These polishes were sent to me for review by a PR agent for OPI. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I REALLY love the swimsuit one ^_^ xx

OPI Addict said...

I love all of these colours too! such a great collection :)

Sarah said...

Very pretty! Those colors are wonderful!

Kelly said...

I didn't think the polishes looked like anything new in the press release, but your swatches are gorgeous!! very pretty colors:)

Never Enough Nails said...

Lisa- me too! I am wearing it as a full Mani next!

OPI Addict- it really is a great collection! Four great polishes!

Sarah- I agree! Great formulas too!

Kelly- I know! I can't believe the difference from the promo pics to real life! I'm glad they came out so much better than I thought.