Today I have two shades from the upcoming OPI - Oz the Great and Powerful collection.
Glints of Glinda - A sheer nude crelly. It's not totally transparent like a true jelly and it's certainly not opaque like a creme. This created such a simple and pretty palette cleanser look on my nails and it was an excellent match for my skin tone. I'm wearing three coats here with Seche Vite top coat. This is very sheer, but not as sheer as the OPI Ballet polishes. However, it still has that awesome sheer appearance without showing any streaking. At one coat this would make a beautiful french nude polish. I really love this polish and it will compliment the only OPI Ballet polish I have (Don't touch my tutu).
When Monkeys Fly - is a glitter topper. It contains two sizes of silver holographic glitter and very clearly, large gold hexes. The colour of the gold hexes is just divine, they are a true soft gold, not yellow glitters. The glitter payoff is also quite good, this was one dabbed coat and I got plenty of glitter on my nail. The formula was thick, but that is to be expected with a polish with large glitters like this.
Now, shall we address the elephant in the room. Yep, I know you all see them, those taco glitters. The honest truth is this is that this polish contains the most curled glitter out of every polish in my collection. These sadly are not just reflective curls, they do stick up quite a lot. I actually really tried to make a big effort to get most of the glitters to curl downwards onto my nail so I could avoid the sharp bits sitting up, in the end I think only two glitters were facing upwards. If you can get the glitters facing down then the sharp bits wont bother you as much and you can smooth it out with top coat a lot easier.
I really do love the concept of this polish with the combo of the large gold hexes and smaller silver holo. It would be completely amazing if those glitters were not curling and sticking up.
Here is When Monkeys Fly layered over black. One dabbed coat with Seche Vite topcoat.
I have seen swatches of the other glitter polishes in this collection (Which is which? and Lights of Emerald City) and they both look fantastic. Lights of Emerald City with it's large square glitters looks particularly cool, and it doesn't appear to have any curling glitters either.
What do you guys think? Can you imagine the wrath an indie brand would face if they had curling glitter in it like this?
OPI Oz the Great and Powerful will be available from mid February at selected salons, David Jones and Myer stores, RRP $19.95. For more information on stockists check www.opi.net.au.
Polishes provided for review