Well hello everyone! Today I have some swatches of 6 of the 18 shades that complete the entire OPI Starlight Collection for the 2015 holiday season! This set of 6 polishes was sent to me by preen.me as part of their #preenmevip program! Stay tuned for my thoughts on this collection :)
Okay, so this sample of the collection, since I can't speak for the entire collection, has my mind all over the place! There are some colors I unboxed and was immediately excited about, but then there were others... not so much. I will speak with more detail as I show you each of the polishes.
Let's start with my favorite of the bunch. I usually leave my favorite for last, but today, I feel like talking about this one first.
OPI: Let Your Love Shine
This is a gorgeous Wine colored crelly (more on the cream side) packed with dust shimmer. On direct light, the shimmer sparkles nicely. I see fuchsia, gold, and orange shimmer in there, although, it might just have some shimmer with duochrome quality. I loved this one in the bottle, and love it much more on my nails.
Let Your Love Shine - two coats with no top coat. Dries fast, goes on evenly after second coat. No issues noted with staining while swatching.
OPI: Give Me Space
Blue polishes are some of my favorites, so I was very happy to see this. This is a blue jelly polish packed with dust silver holographic glitter. The holographic glitter only showed up really well under direct light, but the polish is still gorgeous with a lot of dimension!
Give Me Space - two coats with no top coat. Dries fast, smooth application. No issues noted with staining while swatching.
OPI: Love Is In My Cards
Next I have a great classic red cream polish. This is what I picture when I think "hot-rod red" and plastic toy cars.
Love Is In My Cards- two coats with no top coat. Dries fast, smooth application. Staining was noted on my cuticle during clean-up, but no staining was present on my nail itself. (I have yet to find any red that wasn't difficult to clean-up around my cuticles, as they are all richly pigmented, so when acetone is applied, they cause staining.) For prolonged wear, I definitely recommend wearing at least one coat of base coat to help prevent stains on your nail. This is true of all reds, in my opinion.
Okay, the next two polishes, at first I thought were not really much different than MANY others I have seen, both in indie polishes, or main stream. But I found them a bit unique. You be the judge :)
OPI: Comet Closer
A very cool gold metallic shimmer with some dust warmer toned gold shimmer glitters. When I was swatching this one, I thought, well, I expected this to look much different on the nail. But then, as I finished my mani, and was taking pictures, I couldn't stop looking at it. The finish is textured and looks very metallic. When I think of the theme of this collection, I think of rocks and minerals, and I understand why it was created to look textured this way. I know this is not a new polish finish, but I really ended up liking this. Definitely get the feel that this color could be rocked at a holiday party, with a super glammed up look.
Comet Closer - two coats with no top coat. Dries fast, smooth application. I thought of maybe adding topcoat, to see what it would look like, but it was meant to look like this, and I really liked it, so no glossy top coat here!
OPI: Super Star Status
This next one is a tony silver glitter in a clear base, with small gold circle glitters. I don't know if it's meant to be a topper, because the glitter is a bit dense, but depending on the look you want, it could work. (I did some nail art with it over another polish, so please keep an eye out for that).
Super Star Status - three coats with no top coat. Dries fast, smooth application. Dries slightly textured. I like that this can build up to full opacity.
OPI: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Meteorite
Okay, I understand this one has a glitter shape we aren't familiar with, and I was skeptical, but I actually really liked how it looked on my nails after I applied it. This is a clear base, with medium sized gunmetal metallic diamond glitter, small rose-gold metallic round glitter, and oddly shaped, L-shaped rose gold metallic glitter. Once I applied it to my dark base polish, and put top coat on, the metallic notes to this glitter really shined through. From far away you can't see the shape of those glitters, only that there is a metallic shine bouncing off randomly from your nails, and it is quite awesome. It's also nice to see glitter in a rose gold.
Two Wrongs Don't Make a Meteorite - One coat over INM Nails Out The Door Nail Lacquer in Goth Grape plus topcoat. Super smooth application, glitters applied easily and no difficulty distributing the glitters evenly on the nail.
So overall, I enjoyed working with these polishes, and I am really wanting to see the rest of the collection... what about you? What are your thoughts? Which one of these did you like?
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