Sunday, December 4, 2011

OPI Muppets Collection Holiday 2011 - Swatches and Review


I think it is about time to show you this year´s holiday collection from OPI. I love holiday collections from OPI and I know that many of you like me eagerly wait for the collection to come out each year. This year we have a lot of glitter too. I am sure all of you have already seen the collection ten million times plus one but here are my pictures and my thoughts about it:


DESIGNER DE BETTER!
This polish is perfect when you want to feel festive but can´t wear glitter or red, green. If you need a worksafe polish the this should be your choice. The fun starts when you look at the close-up. Two coats.

WARM & FOZZIE
I think that when it comes to bronze polishes OPI makes one of the best ones. I like this one too. The combination of bronze, gold and a bit of pink is beautiful. Three coats here but two thick could be ok too.
ANIMAL-ISTIC
I can´t imagine a holiday collection without a red. This one is very bright. I didn´t have the nail line so visible in real life, it just shows like this on the pictures. Two coats.

MEEP-MEEP-MEEP
One of my favourites. I know, this colour is not extremely special but I still like it. Love the finish it has. Two coats.
WOCKA WOCKA!
Once the brush with Wocka Wocka! touches your nail you will fall in love with it. This is so much pigmented that you will need only one coat and the formula is perfect! One coat.
PEPES PURPLE PASSION
In the bottle I didn´t pay this one much attention but I really liked how it looks on the nails. This also very well pigmented. I did two coats but you could use just one.

Next are the six glitters. To tell the truth I don´t like to use these on their own, I think they are much much better as layering polishes. So this is my way of wearing them. I used a base OPI polish and the one coat of each glitter. 

RAINBOW CONNECTION
I know a bit unusal combination but I like it :) The base is OPI Planks A Lot. Lately there have been many similar polishes from different brands and I will show you a small comparison soon.
FRESH FROG OF BEL AIR
Base is OPI Don´t Mess With OPI. 
GONE GONZO!
Base is OPI Austintatious Turquoise. I think these two look great together, really like this combination.
DIVINE SWINE
My favourite of all the glitters in this collection over OPI Purple-Opolis.
GETTIN´MISS PIGGY WITH IT!
This is so festive. I used the great one coater from this collection Wocka Wocka! as a base.
EXCUSE MOI!
This glitter is a bit different than the rest in this collection and it is much more opaque. On the picture I have one coat over OPI My Address Is "Hollywood".

This will sound really weird but I don´t know the Muppets much, I never watched them...I grew on totally different things. So I can´t say how much the colours from this collection coordinate with the characters nor do I understand the names of the polishes. So I look at these as just 12 new polishes from OPI :)
I like the first part of the collection a lot. I will wear all of these colours, which does not happen very often. I do have a problem with the glitters though. I tried to use them on their own but I didn´t like the way it looked much. So instead I wear them layered on a coordinating base colour or over black. 
As I said, I know you have seen these so many times but I would still love to hear your thoughts on them :)

P.S Don´t forget about the foil method when removing your glitters. You can find my small tutorial here.

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

17 comments:

  1. I agree with you that these glitters seem better for layering. I don't much care for the way they look alone.

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  2. Kupodivu se mi nejvíc líbí Rainbow Connection :)

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  3. Honestly this collection didn't impress me. The only one I really really liked and will buy is divine swine. It's the only one that caught my eye.

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  4. I really love how your swatches always make me realise that I do need a few of the new polishes after all.. This time you set my heart on Warm and Fozzie, Animal-istic and Wocka Wocka. I have already bought Rainbow Connection and Divine Swine and I really did think they would be enough for me.. Obviously not ;)

    Thanks so much for this post - I would have really loved to see you do a video on them like you've sometimes done, but of course I realise that that would be very time consuming. I just want you to know that those videos were so great, and I really do miss them :)

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  5. You did some amazing swatches on these! They all look so gorgeous!

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  6. Nails and Oddities: oh I miss those videos too. But they were just too time consuming :( I wish I had more time to blog, but with two jobs I am happy that I keep going and didn´t quit totally. I love it and thank you for your nice comment :)

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  7. Jsou krásné! Ta kombinace wocka wocka s třpytivým GETTIN´MISS PIGGY WITH IT! je nááádherná :)

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  8. I really love the excuse moi & my address is hollywood combo!!!Very nice :3

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  9. I really love all the combinations you did. Besides Excuse Moi!, I didn't get any of the other glitters. I wasn't sure I wanted them that bad. For the non-glitter colors, I think I'm going to get Warm & Fozzie. I passed it up first time around, but I'm kind of regretting that after seeing so many great swatches.

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  10. WOW! I can't decide which one I like the most. They are GORGEOUS!!xx

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  11. I really like all the colors. This is a great collection.

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  12. The one with the grey and the glitter looks really nice. Thank for the post.

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  13. I was going to skip this collection because I have so many polishes already, but after seeing the gold and turquoise I have to get it.

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  14. I agree with you that the first part of the collection is great but the glitters??? Too big and too chunky for my taste but I really like what you did with them and now I want to buy some of them just to recreate what you did ;)

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