Monday, February 25, 2013
OPI Wizard of Oz Collection Swatches
I must've swatched like 10 nail polishes yesterday. Whew! Just literally got done editing the pix and wanted to have these up asap.
There were 2 or 3 other polishes from this collection that I didn't pick up because they were just very simple and didn't look unique enough to purchase.
Which is Witch? has a clear base with 3 different types of glitters small holographic, bigger holographic, and small holographic bar. You get plenty of glitters with just one pass and the base is slightly on the thick side.
Here I have it swatched over Sally Hansen Plum Luck (1 coat) and I did two coats by itself on the ring finger.
When Monkeys Fly! has a clear base, also on the thicker side, with silver holographic glitters and jumbo gold glitter. The gold glitter is curved so you get that 3D effect on the nails. I personally would prefer if the glitters were lying flat. You can pick up a pretty good amount of glitter within the first pass.
Here I have it layered over Sally Hansen White on. You only need 1 or 2 coats, depending of how much glitter you want. I love this color combo. Looks fancy!
Lights of Emerald City, this one looks interesting but I'm not really feeling it. I feel like something is missing, like it could've used another type of glitter. It's got a clear base and larger squared white glitter and smaller squared iridescent gold glitters.
Because it had the word "emerald" in it, I wanted to pair it with an emerald green polish. I used OPI Jade is the new black as base color for these swatches, except for the ring finger.
The liquid sand finish debuted with the Mariah Carey collection; however, OPI also decided to introduce another liquid sand polish in the Wizard of Oz collection. This is What Wizardry Is This? a dark brown with gold shimmers. I like the liquid sand finish but I'm not too sure how I feel about this particular shade. I feel like it needs more gold sparkles. Here I only did 2 coats and as you can see it's pretty opaque already.
You do need to give it a few minutes to dry for the sandy texture to really come through.
On the last picture, I applied a top coat over it. I love how it gives more depth and dimension to the color and sparkles.
Overall, I think these are a nice addition to my collection, though to be honest, I was a little underwhelmed. So what do you think of this collection? Planning on getting any of these?