OPI Oz The Great and Powerful Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

OPI Oz The Great and Powerful Swatches and Review

I was so thrilled when I heard OPI would be collaborating with Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful movie!  I use to watch the original Wizard of Oz movie over and over as a kid (I would hide my eyes when those damn monkeys came out though…) so to see a new collection to go along with the movie got me all giddy.

When I saw the first bottle shots I was iffy on the collection.  A Soft Shades Collection for a collection that (in my mind) should be bright and vibrant?   When you have things like the Emerald City, Ruby Slippers and Yellow Brick Roads to go off of, you pick Soft Shades?  I did get over that fairly quickly as I saw more and more actual swatches come out.  The collection is pretty, and like last years Soft Shades Collection (NYC Ballet!), I can see it getting a lot of use!

OPI Oz The Great and Powerful consists of 3 jelly polishes in soft and sheer colors, 3 glitters and a Liquid Sand.

Take a look!

Don’t Burst My Bubble:

Don't Burst My Bubble

Don’t Burst My Bubble is a soft  pink tinged white jelly polish.  I only needed 3 coats for desired opacity.  This one will be seeing a lot of Jelly Sandwiches in the future!

Lights of Emerald City:

Lights of Emerald City

Here is Lights of Emerald City over Don’t Burst My Bubble.  Lights of Emerald City is my favorite glitter of the collection!  Small iridescent glitter squares mixed in with medium white matte squares in a clear base.  Application was easy with this one.  Pictured is 2 coats of Lights of Emerald City over 3 coats of Don’t Burst My Bubble.

Glints of Glinda:

Glints of Glinda

Glints of Glinda is a soft peachy colored nude jelly.  Probably my favorite jelly of this collection!  I used 3 coats for this photo.

When Monkey’s Fly!:

When Monkeys Fly!

When Monkey’s Fly is a clear base with silver holographic hexes in small and medium sizes and large gold holographic hexes.  This was my only disappointment in the collection.  Why?  Because the large gold hexes are slightly curled on the edges.  I’m not talking super taco glitters, but enough that I would pick them off for sticking out.

When Monkeys Fly! Closeup

There’s a sideview so you can see what I mean.  The idea of this polish could have been amazing if it wasn’t for the darn curls :(

I Theodora You:

I Theodora You

I Theodora You is a fun pale girly pink shade.  This is the least sheer of the 3 jellies in the collection.  I used 3 coats for this photo and as you can see, coverage is REALLY good as far as opacity goes!  But it is still sheer enough to pull of jelly sandwich mani’s.

Which is Witch?:

Which is Witch

Which is Witch is a pretty silver holographic glitter topper with micro particles, micro bar glitters and small hex glitters.  I’m not a bar glitter fan, but these ones are so small they don’t snag on anything.  Most of the holographic toppers I have are chunkier glitter wise, so this is nice to have!  I used 1 coat over I Theodora You.

What Wizardry is This?

What Wizardry is This

And last but not least – the Liquid Sand of the collection!  What Wizardry is This? is a blackened bronze textured polish.  It is actually slightly different in texture in comparison to the ones I received in the Mariah Carey Collection.  The “sand” is finer and for those who felt the Mariah Carey ones were “too much”… this could be the one for you.  I only used 2 coats for this mani!  I’m really REALLY loving the texture polishes!

What Wizardry is This with Top Coat:

What Wizardry is This Top Coat

I used a coat of Seche Vite over What Wizardry is This to smooth it out.  Equally as pretty, but I do prefer the non top coated version with this!

And there you have it – OPI’s Oz The Great and Powerful Collection!  Although I had a problem with When Monkey’s Fly, the rest of the collection made up for it.  If you liked the NYC Ballet Collection last year, the jellies in this one will have your heart as well!  And really – you HAVE to snag the Liquid Sand!

As with all OPI nail lacquers, the shades inspired by Oz The Great and Powerful contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning March 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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

So what did you think?  Any must haves for you?

***Products in this post were provided for an honest review.  All opinions are my own***

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auroragyps February 24, 2013 - 4:13 am

I totally agree with you on wondering why they would do a Soft Shades collection for Oz with so many great possibilities for brighter colors. Then it occurred to me that maybe they thought that would be too obvious and also that China Glaze had done a bright color collection with Wizard of Ohh Ahz. Oh well, it’s still a pretty collection, but I do wonder what they might have come up with instead.

Lisa February 24, 2013 - 10:35 am

Ohh you are probably right. I have the China Glaze Collection too, but that didn’t cross my mind. The collection is pretty none the less and I’ll use it quite a bit

The Nail Files February 24, 2013 - 8:06 am

I’m disappointed to see the curling in When Monkey’s Fly. Thats a shame.

Anyway your swatches are so nice. You make all these colors look gorgeous, especially Lights of Emerald City! So pretty :)

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