Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OPI Miss Universe Collection 2011 - Swatches and Review

The OPI Miss universe is little collection released recently. The Miss Universe competition will be held on the 12th of September and OPI was named its official nail care sponsor.

OPI says: "Pageant-pretty nail lacquers in the new Miss Universe by OPIpromotion give fingers and toes added glitz and glamour.  Featuring four shades packed with shimmer and sparkle, these limited edition colors capture the energy of the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® competition."

Here are my swatches of the four polishes:

CONGENIALITY IS MY MIDDLE NAME
This is a jelly berry with a lot of purple sparkle. The formula is very nice, it covers well in two coats. Just bear in mind that the sparkle tends to settle on the bottom of the bottle. Before applying the polish, give the bottle a good shake!

IT´S MY YEAR
Pink purple with sparkle. This shines a lot. I have two coats on.

SWIMSUIT...NAILED IT!
I am speechless. This is just such a perfect blue! It is so vibrant. Just look at the pictures...they are without flash or sun and the polish is so shiny! Full coverage in two coats. This is my favourite blue of this year...no doubt about that!

CROWN ME ALREADY
Silver glitter bomb. This has at least three different kinds of glitter. It covers in three coats but I think it would be better to use a silver foil under it. One of the most pretty silver glitters I have.

I have to admit that I don´t care about the idea behind this collection. I don´t watch these competitions and I think they are rather silly. But this nail polish collection is amazing and I love each and every one of these. I need to get a back-up bottle of Swimsuit...Nailed It! You might want to tell me that there other similar shades out there. But the combination of the wide OPI brush and this color is just one :)
What about you? How do you feel about this collection after seeing these swatches?

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

9 comments:

  1. I'm still hesitating on It's My Year and Congeniality is my Middle Name... I love them, but I have close colours in my stash already, and yet they are so pretty... Yes, this is me trying to be sensible!! Anyway, I'm on no-buy for the moment, so I still have time to ponder (and I will order the entire Muppet Collection when it comes out, which means two NailsuppliesUS orders, so I'll have to fill the second flat rate box!!).
    I'm not much of a blue gal and I'm not keen on big hex glitter so I'll pass on the other two!

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  2. Lélie: any ideas for a comparison that could help you? :)

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  3. I love Swimsuit..nailed it, thats the prettiest in my opinion. It's my year kinda disappoints me. I feel like it's prettier in the bottle than on the nails. Also it reminds me of the one pink/gold opi color in the Serena williams crackle collection. It's the one with the red shatter.

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  4. I love It's My Year :o) Although I have Zoya's Faye. I can see it was made for you too :>

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  5. Just out of curiosity...how does It's My Year compare to China Glaze Ahoy! ?

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  6. Well, I've seen comparison between Rally Pretty Pink and It's My Year so I know the latter's base is more mauve, but I'd like to see Congeniality against The One That Got Away & Let Me Entertain You (all OPIs). That would be lovely!!

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  7. for me the silver most stand out. i love the glimmery. it is very suited to the occasion

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  8. It wasn't my intention to buy the whole collection but I did. I love the blue, but than again I love blue period. OPI constantly comes out with great blues. Again, I appreciate your blog and the effort behind it. Thanks for your hard work.

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