Thursday, December 2, 2010

OPI Burlesque Collection Holiday 2010 - Swatches and Review

I am a bit late with swatches of the OPI latest collection but I still think these are worth looking at again and again :) The Burlesque collection consists of twelve polishes...six shimmers and six glitters. I wanted the collection so bad since I first saw the promo pictures. From that time many months have passed and I saw a lot of swatches on other blogs. Some wrote the collection is overhyped. You want to know what I think? Well read on :)


The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).

TEASEY DOES IT!
Amazing dark brown purple. I love colors like this. Just look at the close up. This is what makes the polish look really pretty. This was two coats.

LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU!
One of my favourites. I love reds with pink sparkle. It glows so much and it is really sexy. Can´t wait to wear it as a full mani. You can do either two thick coats or three normal for full coverage.

ALI’S BIG BREAK
This is a classic Christmas red. I am sorry about the vnl, it wasn´t visible until I saw the pictures in the computer. This was two coats, next time I will do three, just to make sure :)

TAKE THE STAGE
I will be repeating myself but this glows like crazy. It is a nice warm orange. I don´t normally wear orange or colors like this but I can´t wait to try this one because I really like the way it goes with my skin. Two coats.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON
This is just so perfect. Another favourite. I have no words, just have a look at the pictures :) Two coats

RISING STAR
Goldem shimmer. Not the champagne kind of gold but reall rich gold. Great color for Christmas! Full coverage in two thicker coats.

BRING ON THE BLING
The first of the gilletrs. Like the others this has multi color glitter and looks amazing! It was also very easy to apply. Two coats.

GLOW UP ALREADY!
This is maybe my least favourite polish from the collection. I just don´t like light green on me. Two coats.

SPARKLE-ISCIOUS
On the other hand this might be my favourite glitter. I love the combination of colors used. Pink, blue, gold...they work great together! This is the only glitter polish that needed three coats.

SIMMER AND SHIMMER
Icy blue glitter, great for winter :) This also needed only two coats.

SLOW IT AN GLOW IT
Light purple, silver and other colors mixed together. Here is another favourite of mine. How many are there already? :) Two coats.

EXTRA-VA-VAGANZA
The last glitter is mostly orange. But look at the close up how many different colors are there. Amazing. Two coats.

So this is it. All twelve of them :) As for the shimmers, I know I will be wearing each and every one of them. There might be some shades that are not so unigue but there is always that brush factor which makes the OPI polishes winners for me. I also like the fact that most of the polishes are only two coaters. As for the glitters, I must apologize for my pictures but I tried my best. You just have to see these under artificial light to see the full beauty of these. They will be just the perfect thing for christmas parties. Tomorrow I am going to celebrate my birthday and I will for sure wear one of the glitters, just have to decide which one :)
I will also be posting a video, hope it will be helpful :)

This collection is already available and I am sure a lot of you have these at home. So tell me, which are your favourites?


* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.

44 comments:

  1. I love all the colors! Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  2. Mně se taky hodně líbí Let Me Entertain You, dál Tease-y Does It a Ali´s Big Break :)

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  3. The shimmer-ones look great (actually they all look great on your nails!), but I'm not blown away by this collection. Ah well, luckily it's not the case that I don't have a festive polish to wear.. ;)

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  4. I have Glow up already!
    :) But i see theres a few more I should pick up.

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  5. I actually only really love 2 of this collection, Teasy Does It and Sparkle-icious. TDI is too close to Nubar Raspberry Truffle, so I didn´t get it, haha. And then only one left :-)

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  6. i'm so glad you finally got these, they are gorgeous on you!

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  7. Have a great B-day tomorrow!;).

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  8. perfect!

    Acess too http://espacodoesmalte.blogspot.com

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  9. I think I am in love with all of these... but Show It & Glow is probably my favorite. So pretty, gahhh! *_*

    I hope you have fun tomorrow!

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  10. Stunning photos! <3

    I want them all! :)

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  11. Ovšem Teasy does it je prostě nepřekonatelná barva! Asi ho nutně potřebuju :-) A krásné fotky!

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  12. Great swatches! I've got only Ali's Big Break and don't like it so much... Still thinking about Teas-y Does It, but it looks like it's a dupe for Nubar Raspberry Truffle that I have.

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  13. Rising Star is beautiful! So is teasy does it, but I'm afraid that it's one of those almost blacks, is it?

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  14. Wow, I loved the 1st one (brown), sooo pretty!!
    For me, the glitters are a little bit too much.. but it's great for those who want to get out of the routine :)

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  15. I'd love to have the entire set. I did get the minis and a couple of the glitters. You make me want moooorrre!!! :)

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  16. Thank you all so much for your comments. I love to read what you think, like or dislike :)
    As for similar polishes. I will be doing comparison post soon, so stay tuned for that :)

    Silva: it isn´t almost black, it looks great .)

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  17. forget about the polishes, ur PICTURS turned out really amazing. u can really see the details which set the colors apart which.. basically makes me want them all :)

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  18. Wow, such beautiful colours, for example "The show must go on" is one of my favourites <3 Thanks for the swatches! :)

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  19. The whole collection is amazing!! I spent way too much money on these :)

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  20. "Let me entertain you", "The show must go" on and "Teasey does it"(possible Nubar Rasberry Truffle dupe?)..those are my favorites!

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  21. krasne fotky.. vsetky gliters su uzasne... tazko vybrat ten naj :)) super kolekcia..

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  22. the whole collection is awesome! i want all of them now! haha

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  23. I love so many of these. This is a really gorgeous collection.

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  24. I really love this collection. It's hard for me to get OPI here and the price puts me off making orders (I only have two of their polishes in total!) but I might have to make an exception for a few of these. I think my favourites are Tease-y Does It, Let Me Entertain You, Rising Star and The Show Must Go On. I'm not so keen on most of the glitters though.

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  25. I have Show It & Glow It, Simmer & Shimmer and Tease-y Does It and my mom got The Show Must Go On for herself (not to say that I haven't used it ;) ). This is one of my favourite collections (:

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  26. I LOVE some of these - Bring on the Bling, Slow it and Glow It and Teasy Does It are gorge :-)

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  27. woww these are gorgeous!!
    I love let me entertain you and the show must go on!!
    totally my colors!!

    do you want to visit my blog??

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  28. Ohh i love this collection. <3

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  29. Thanks for the swatches - so looking forward to your video, though. Gotta love them!

    On another note, I've got all the glitters from this collection and I adore them, but after seeing these swatches I think I might be getting some of the shimmers as well. How is it that your swatches always look way better than everybody else's?
    Haha, thanks in any case! :D

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  30. OMG, once again you did an amazing job! My favourite is TEASEY DOES IT! It's sooo pretty! <3<3<3 Your nails are drop dead gorgeous! <3

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  31. nice collection and wonderful presentation !! I must admit that I prefer shimmer, glitter are too much for me !!

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  32. I've tried to figure it out a few times, but I don't know what VNL stands for...

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  33. Carolyn: it is visible nail line :) sorry for being so lazy and not writing it.

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  34. I love this collection and my god your pictures soooooooooo beautiful *-*

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  35. Your pics are mesmerizing! Lovely....

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  36. Loveeee your pictures (as always!)

    I wish the copper/warm polishes would look as good on me as they do on you

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  37. I bought Simmer and Shimmer and Glow Up Already. They are beautiful... In their bottles. Sorry to say that, but they chip after 12-24 hours from application. It's the first time I'm disappointed with OPI...
    What do you think about the last news about OPI (it has been purchased by Coty)?

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  38. These colors are spectacular and you do a fantastic job of showing their beauty on your gorgeous nails. Thank you.

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  39. I love Tease-y Does It and Let me Entertain You, they have that lit-from-within quality!!! Show It and Glow it and Sparkle-licious are my favorite of the glitters!

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  40. I can never get enough of glitter nail polish! these look great.

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  41. OMG!!!! Your nails are beautiful! how do you get the edges so perfect along the cuticle??? Please share!

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  42. jennifer: Have a look at my FAQ :) hope it helps.

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  43. I know I'm almost a year late on this, but I totally love Tease-y Does It and The Show Must Go On.

    You have beautiful nails, by the way!

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