Sunday, October 23, 2011

OPI Muppets Collection Swatches

I don't know about you but a new OPI collection gets me much more excited than a new MAC collection these days. When I heard they were doing a Muppets collection, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them, especially since there were so many glitters included. Plus, who wouldn't want nail polish inspired by that epitome of beauty and feminine charm, Miss Piggy? Not moi, that's for sure. 

Pic via OPI's Facebook page Top row L-R: Animal-istic, Meep-Meep-Meep, Wocka Wocka, Pepes Purple Passion, Designers De Better, Warm and Fozzie, Bottom Row L-R: Rainbow Connection, Excuse Moi, Gone Gonzo, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Divine Swine and Gettin' Miss Piggy With it.

So far, I have picked up two of these polishes, Rainbow Connection and Fresh Frog of Bel Air and am definitely planning on getting my trotters on Excuse Moi and Divine Swine as well. Much as I hate applying and removing glitter polishes, I still love them. To the swatches... I must apologise for the photo quality first of all - with the awful dull weather we're having, I'm struggling to take decent shots. So, eh, you can probably expect rubbish photos from me for the next few months :-) 

L-R Fresh Frog of Bel Air & Rainbow Connection

Fresh Frog of Bel Air is green micro glitter with large pieces of silver glitter. The above photo is three coats. If I'm honest I'm not mad about this on its own BUT when I originally swatched it, I tried it on over the Rock Royalty Shellac I was wearing and it looked deadly so I think one coat of this over a black or dark green polish would look really good - will try that for a NOTD this week.

Rainbow Connection - one coat

Rainbow Connection - three coats
Rainbow Connection is exactly what it says on the bottle - rainbow glitter! It contains multi-coloured and mult-sized pieces of glitter. I LOVE this! I like it just as much with one coat of polish as with three. You could add a fourth coat to make it fully opaque. I found when I was applying this that I had to move it around the nail a bit to get even distribution of the large pieces of glitter. Despite all the glitter, it feels surprisingly smooth on the nails, but a top coat could be added to smooth it out a bit more. I usually don't use top coats with glitter as I find they dull the finish a bit. 

The OPI Muppets Collection is available from Sally's on Drury Street in Dublin, as well as the usual online sources. Have you tried anything from this collection yet?
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