OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection

by Lisa Heath
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OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection

Press Sample of OPI Summer Brights 2016
Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection

Tonight I have the OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection to share with you!

OPI Summer 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Main

There are some brights in the collection, but I was a little surprised since not all the shades are “brights” that this was the set that OPI went with. They took a different route this year with their Soft Shades as well, but sometimes you gotta go with something a little different.

With this collection OPI is celebrating the May 2016 release of Disney Alice Through The Looking Glass with a new Brights collection inspired by the film’s mad, crazy, wonderful characters and their latest adventures.The story takes Alice back to the whimsical world of Wonderland, where she time travels to save the Mad Hatter,who is not himself.

This collection itself is 8 limited edition shades, but there is also a bonus special edition polish that I will also be showing you.

Let’s take a look at each shade.

OPI The I’s Have It

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection The I's Have It Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection The I’s Have It Swatch

The I’s Have It is a light powder blue creme. Application was perfect with this shade and I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The I's Have It Macro

The I's Have It Up

The I's Have It Down

OPI Oh My Majesty!

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Oh My Majesty! Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Oh My Majesty! Swatch

Oh My Majesty! is a beautiful pearly alabaster. The formula was good, but the first coat was a little patchy. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The polish has an inner glow to it that I really love.

Oh My Majesty Macro

Oh My Majesty Front

Oh My Majesty Up

Oh My Majesty Down

OPI What’s The Hatter With You?

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection What's The Hatter With You? Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection What’s The Hatter With You? Swatch

What’s The Hatter With You? is a rich burgundy creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I feel like I’ve seen this color before, I want to say in the San Francisco collection from 2013 and again in the Gwen Stefani Holiday collection maybe? I’d start sifting through bottles, but my son is sleeping and I make a lot of noise.

What's The Hatter With You Macro

What's The Hatter With You Up

What's The Hatter With You Down

OPI I’m Gown For Anything!

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection I'm Gown For Anything! Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection I’m Gown For Anything! Swatch

I’m Gown For Anything is a creamy pastel lilac. I found it applied like a typical pastel, my first 2 coats were a little streaky, but the third evened it all out.

I'm Gown For Anything Macro

I'm Gown For Anything Up

I'm Gown For Anything Down

OPI Fearlessly Alice

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Fearlessly Alice Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Fearlessly Alice Swatch

Fearlessly Alice is a bold cerulean blue creme. Perfect application, gorgeous shade. I used 2 coats and a top coat for these photos.

Fearlessly Alice is my #1 pick from the entire collection BUT I did experience some Smurf nails after, and I only had it on for about 10 minutes. I did have a base coat, but it was a cheaper one I use for some blues, teals and reds for swatching – and it went right through it. I was able to scrub it off and did some light buffing – but just a warning that it might occur for you too.

Will I still wear it? Yes. It’s gorgeous on.

Fearlessly Alice Macro

Fearlessly Alice Up

Fearlessly Alice Down

OPI A Mirror Escape

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection A Mirror Escape Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection A Mirror Escape Swatch

Ohh OPI you tricked me on this one! In the bottle I thought it was a microglittery gold with matte pink microglitters mixed in. When I saw the bottle I thought “YAY!” then I applied it, I thought “NOOO!” The glittery base I thought it was, is actually a gold metallic base and there are matte light pink microglitters inside. I used 3 coats for full coverage and it has a textured look to it (as you can see). If you can finagle 2 coats, the texture isn’t as bad.

Shame on you OPI. I was really excited about a gold and matte light pink microglitter polish.

A Mirror Escape Macro

A Mirror Escape Front

A Mirror Escape Up

A Mirror Escape Down

OPI Having A Big Head Day

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Having A Big Head Day Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Having A Big Head Day Swatch

Having A Big Head Day is a gorgeous hot red. This color is just flat out sexy. Not unique, I’m sure I have a similar color or 12 in my arsenal, but it’s still a gorgeous, flattering red nonetheless. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Having A Big Head Day Macro

Having A Big Head Day Up

Having A Big Head Day Down

OPI Mad For Madness Sake
OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Mad For Madness Sake Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Mad For Madness Sake Swatch

Mad For Madness Sake is a medium bright fuchsia pink creme. Not super bright, but on the brighter side. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Mad For Madness Sake Macro

Mad For Madness Sake Up

Mad For Madness Sake Down

OPI What Time Isn’t It?

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection What Time Isn't It? Swatch

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection What Time Isn’t It? Swatch

OPI What Time Isn’t It? is the special edition shade in the collection. It comes in the special packaging below

What Time Isn't It Box

The polish itself isn’t my thing. I know some love bar glitter, but it’s one of the main glitters I can’t get into for some reason. What Time Isn’t It? is a dark grey crelly like base with silver bar glitters. The description for it says matte black with silver slivers, but my bottle wasn’t matte or black.Application wise it was really nice. Perfect consistency and the bars behaved. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Although bar glitters aren’t my cup of tea, if you like them, you will probably like this polish.

What Time Isn't It Macro

What Time Isn't It Front

What Time Isn't It Up

What Time Isn't It Down

OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection

OPI Summer 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection

Application wise, pretty much all of these shades were really nicely done. I’m Gown For Anything! was a typical pastel like formula, and Oh My Majesty! had some streaks, but other than that, the rest weren’t too thick or too thin.Fearlessly Alice, although it was my favorite, did stain a bit so be careful of that. Color wise, I still don’t see this as a brights collection. It seemed to have a mix from pastels to darker shades with a couple brights in between. My top picks are The I’s Have It, Oh My Majesty!, Fearlessly Alice and Having A Big Head Day.

The collection also includes giftable sets including Alice and Mad Hatter Duo Packs each featuring two full-size 1/2 Fl. Oz nail lacquers, and a Mini Pack selection of four 1/8 Fl. Oz. bottles.

Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection by OPI limited edition nail lacquers retail for $10.00($12.50 CAN) each.  Special edition What Time Isn’t It, also part of the collection retails for $14.95($18.75 CAN.) while sets range from $14.50 – $17.95 ($17.95 – $22.50 CAN) at professional salons, as well as Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only.   

For more information, please visit OPI.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan.

So what are your thoughts on the OPI Summer Brights 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass collection? Will you be picking any up?

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18 comments

Elizabeth May 16, 2016 - 12:56 am

I hate bar glitter! I don’t know why! It reminds me of a third grade art project gone horridly wrong!
Thanks for a smurf warning!

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Emily Draher May 16, 2016 - 4:53 am

Hmm…not what you’d expect from a Summer Brights release, but still pretty. I have such a soft spot for OPI <3

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Lara Leaf May 16, 2016 - 7:04 am

Meh (but your swatches are lovely!)

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Never Say Die Beauty May 16, 2016 - 7:28 am

What a perfect Alice collection! I especially love What’s the Hatter with you? and the gold glitter, wow

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Lola's Secret Beauty Blog May 16, 2016 - 10:39 am

What a pretty collection, but Mad For Madness Sake is just what I’m looking for! Thank you for such truly outstanding swatches!

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Erika May 16, 2016 - 11:03 am

I think I’l pick up the blues and the pink but overall, I was hoping for something more… Special from this collection.

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Destany May 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm

What’s The Hatter With You? hahah I love that name! I’m not a fan of bar glitter. I think it looks like the hairs left in the sink after my husband’s shaves…

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MarciaF May 16, 2016 - 4:36 pm

Not the most exciting collection but it’s not a bad one. I wouldn’t wear bar glitter but it looks good on your hand.

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Amy McG May 16, 2016 - 8:05 pm

Oh My Majesty is the obvious stand out and likely the only one I will get from this collection. But I am oddly intrigued by that grey with the bar glitter. Usually I run away from bar glitter. But I will likely pick that one up off the sale rack which I am sure it will end up. Amazing swatches as per usual.

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Kathryne May 16, 2016 - 9:33 pm

All the shades look nice to me although nothing unique from their other collections

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Bailey May 17, 2016 - 3:49 am

This collection is kind of disappointing. Pretty shades, but nothing too special.

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Brooke @ Blushing Noir May 17, 2016 - 6:10 am

So beautiful! A Mirror Escape is my fave!

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The Beauty of Life May 17, 2016 - 9:32 am

I like a few of these shades but overall the collection isn’t really speaking to me.

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Tanya May 29, 2016 - 8:55 pm

Your swatches are perfect, but this collection is a serious let down. Shame on OPI, they did not do Alice justice. I am partial to Oh My Majesty, but it’s not a need, and everything else is a pass.

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Lisa Heath May 30, 2016 - 12:22 pm

I think when I heard they were doing another Alice collection, my heart and mind went to the previous one they did which had SO MANY gorgeous shades! These are pretty, but nothing WOW about it

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