OPI Limited Edition MLB Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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OPI is releasing 7 new limited edition nail lacquers this month, inspired by Major League Baseball (MLB).  This is the first ever professional sports league licensing agreement for OPI!

While the shades in this collection aren’t overly exciting, I can see the reason for that.  MLB colors are fairly straight forward as far as blues, reds, oranges.  No neon pinks or fuchsia’s  really to be seen.  So taking that into account, the overall execution of this collection is pretty much spot on for an MLB collection.

Now to be 100% honest, I’m not a sports fan (sorry!) but I can watch it and seem semi competent while doing so.  Years ago it was a joke when we did baseball pools at work because I didn’t know what teams were better, I would pick the teams with the “prettier” uniforms.

I won over $1,800 that year, which was more than everyone else, including those who actually made their picks based on stats and favorite teams.  Go me.

Ok back to the collection, let’s move onto pictures!

OPI Love Athletes Cleats

Love Athletes In Cleats

OPI Love Athletes Cleats is a classic red creme with pale silvery pink shimmer throughout.  I used 2 thin coats for these photos

Love Athletes In Cleats sode

Love Athletes In Cleats CU

OPI Right Off The Bat

Right Off The Bat

OPI Right Off The Bat is a frosty navy blue creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Right Off The Bat side

Right Off The Bat CU

OPI Short – STOP!

Short Stop

OPI Short – STOP! is a rich orange leaning red creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.  This is a thinner formula, so no need to load up the brush with polish or it may pool in your cuticles.  I found the formula easy to work with, but it can definitely be runny if you use too much while applying.

Short Stop side

Short Stop CU

OPI Orange You Going To The Game?

Orange You Going To The Game

OPI Orange You Going To The Game? is a vibrant frosty orange creme.  Brush strokes are fairly visible because of the frosty finish.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Orange You Going To The Game side

Orange You Going To The Game CU

OPI 7th Inning Strrretch

7th Inning Strrretch

OPI 7th Inning Strrretch is a frosty steel blue creme.  I used 2 thin coats for these photos.  Very slight brush strokes are visible and I found that thin coats made the strokes less visible.

7th Inning Strrretchside

7th Inning Strrretch CU

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night

Umpires Come Out At Night

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night is a deep midnight blue creme.  I was expecting smurf nails when I removed this, but it didn’t happen.  Yay for blues that don’t stain!  I used 2 thin coats for this shade, but it is a thinner formula like OPI Short – STOP! so you don’t need to load up your brush for application, otherwise you may experience cuticle pooling.

Umpires Come Out At Night side

Umpires Come Out At Night CU

OPI Girls Love Diamonds

Girls Love Diamonds

OPI Girls Love Diamonds is a shimmery pure white.  I used 2 coats for these photos.  This can also be used over other colors in the collection if you just apply 1 thin coat as a topper to give any of them a shimmery white cast.

Girls Love Diamonds side

Girls Love Diamonds CU

Overview

As I said earlier, the colors aren’t incredible unique in this collection, but considering the MLB inspiration, they are spot on.  I didn’t experience any major application issues with the formulas other than frosts showing some visible strokes.  OPI Short – STOP! and Umpires Come Out At Night are thinner formulas so they should be applied in thin coats to avoid pooling, but they built up easily in opacity without having to do several coats.  Why an MLB partnership?  Howard Smith, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball said “Major League Baseball understands the importance of female fans in the growth and success of our sport, and so we continuously seek new opportunities to diversify our portfolio of licensed offerings to target this extensive fan base.”

Price: $9.00 Each

Where To Buy: Professional Salons, Amazon, ULTA and other major retailers.

Release Date: April 2014

MLB Collection by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. MLB Collection will be available April 2014 – just in time for the start of the baseball season – at professional salons and select retailers for $9.00 suggested retail.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

ABOUT OPI

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

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1 comment

Jess Scull April 6, 2014 - 2:21 pm

I actually really like this collection! Great swatches!

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