OPI 2011 Miss Universe Collection Swatches
So I’ve had this collection for a while, I love small collections so I can collect them all, lol. And yes, I’m TOTALLY the type to collect all the polishes in one collection (as you’ve seen from the Wet n Wild On the Prowl Collection) unless one of the colors is absolutely hideous. But it really has to be bad for me not to buy it. Anyway, I got all 4 of these and swatched em up quickly in honor of the Miss Universe crowning last week. Congrats Miss Angola, Leila Lopes!! I know a lot of people were excited about her winning, and I can see why.. she’s absolutely gorgeous!
On to the swatches under the cut!
OK this picture does NOT do this glitter justice. This is the silver version of OPI – Spark de Triomphe. SdT is a dense gold glitter, and Crown Me Already! is a dense silver glitter. I did 2-3 coats, and I know it looks like it didn’t cover the nail but it pretty much did. It would definitely look TONS better with a base color under it, plus Seche Vite on top to smooth it out. I’ve used it for past manis like a for ring accent nail on Essie’s Capri, and I love it. I think I’d like to try it over a silver next.. maybe Wet n Wild’s Silvivor? I think that would make a great disco nails effect for all you fans of disco nails. 😉
This is my favorite color of the collection. I put on 2 coats of it. I this I like this color the most because It’s My Year is an improved version of Rally Pretty Pink, a color that I was actually pretty disappointed in. (Side note: Rally Pretty Pink in my opinion, has too much gold foil which overpowers the pink. Also, I had sky high expectations for RPP). Comparing bottles, they look pretty much the same but on the nail you can see that they’re different:
See how It’s My Year definitely looks like there’s more purple in it? Whereas RPP is a light pink with more gold foil-y specks? Yeah, more purple + less foil = win.
Loooove this color. It’s a bright foil blue. There’s an almost holo effect because the color is so bright, but it’s definitely not a holo. The name cracks me up because the swimsuit portion of these pageants is everyone’s favorite right? (lol) Anyway, I put on 2 coats of this color and admired the loveliness. I took it off just in time though, I think it was just starting to stain my fingers. Gorgeous color, but use a very nice base coat under it:)
I like this color a lot, it’s like a dark shimmery magenta. This is 3 coats. The name always reminds me that movie, Miss Congeniality.. that Sandra Bullock movie. I love Sandra Bullock so that’s not a bad thing:) I don’t think this color is terribly unique but if you don’t have something like it already, this wouldn’t be a bad choice.
Overall, the application and formulas for all the polishes in the collection were spot on. I didn’t have an issue with any of the colors. I love OPI for this!
Oh and I showed some Miss Angola love earlier but my heart always lies with Miss USA (whoever it may be:)).
USA USA USA!!