I’ve finally taken a nose dive into swatching collections. YIPEEEeeee…..? I had an unusual drive to repaint my nails about five times this weekend, so I went ahead and swatched all of my OPI Starlight Collection Limited Edition Holiday 2015 polishes, which Preen.Me graciously sent to me for free for review.
I’m happy to see OPI releasing some nail polishes with pizzazz for the first time in the past year (in that a vast majority of them have been cremes, which I’m sure are excellent cremes but my polish budget is currently turned towards ALL THE HOLO!!!!!!). As I mentioned in last week’s post using one of the polishes, I’m at ground level with OPIs (meaning no OPIs in my collection), so I don’t have much to compare these to except other brands. I did notice the earlier OPI Starlight Collection Limited Edition Holiday 2015 swatches and was intrigued, so I’m glad this was one of Preen.Me’s marketing campaigns. I received *three* silvery colors, two reds and shimmer black. I had a hard time getting inspired with these for nail art because of the bland(er) color palette and array finishes I received, but I do have a post with all of my nail art using these coming up for you next week.
These are all two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
OPI I Drive a Super Nova is a wonderful creme, ever-so-slight-shimmer/sparkle silver. Lovely polish — and stamps amazing! It’s not a spectacularly special silver but if you don’t have a great stamping silver this is a great bet either way. Brush strokes were minor, you can see the brushstrokes in my swatch and that was me not trying one way or the other to avoid them.
OPI Cel-Less-tial is More is a glitter packed bomb. It took me about thirty times saying the name of this polish to get it (Less is More), so dumb I am. It’s far more rose gold and beautiful in person. Two coats is quite thick and ungainly and I was prepared to dish out some unhealthy words about it, but it is quite the stunner once all said and done. It’s hard to imagine this much glitter can exist in one bottle and workout as a usable polish. It eats top coat of course, so an extra thick glob is in order (or two) if you want it smooth.
OPI Is This Star Taken? Not the best photo, but that’s all this polish deserves. I hated it so much that I only bothered with a couple of shots on my iPhone. Lumpy bar glitter mess. The bottle is beautiful, but then you start applying. Aaaaaaaand no.
OPI No More Mr. Night Sky, again another polish I was “eh” about before I got two coats + top coat applied. Beautiful shimmery gunmetal blackish grey polish. Depending on your sloppiness this could be two or three coats, but I was fine with two thicker coats. Loved this one. I got the name of this quicker than the others, but still feel dumb (No More Mr. Nice Guy).
OPI Ro-man-ce On the Moon is a shimmer that brings out depth kind of red. By far my favorite of the collection (that I received). Do it, buy it! It shimmers and it dances, it applies like a dream. Yup, do it. And this name was one of the last for me to figure out (Man On The Moon).
OPI Guys & Galaxies is a dark burgundy creme. I had a tough time with this one because it was a bit on the thin side and clean-up was a bit nutty. It looks nice once that’s all done though. Up to you whether you want to torture your cuticles with that much acetone, or if you’re just more talented than me with thin polishes you’ll be fine.
Phew. Done. My first mini-swatch session is complete. Are you getting any of these OPI Starlight Polishes? Did you get polishes that I didn’t receive, which ones?!