Glitzerland. Cool gold shimmer. The base is sheer, so this one still isn't really close to opaque after three coats. However, the shimmer itself is rather dense, so it doesn't make an optimal layering color either... No base or topcoat.
Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. Wow. Heavy greyish silver microglitter, or dense, large shimmer particles (whichever you prefer) in a sheer charcoal base. In the sun, this one is ridiculously glittery. Sure, it isn't Brand New Skates, but it is among the more decent shimmer polishes for us metal chicks- and all other girls and boys too, of course. Three coats, no base or topcoats.
Diva of Geneva. A... sort of... berry red with gold shimmer. I think? God I suck at describing colors like these. I have never been into them, but I have to admit this one is rather nice. Or, beautiful, actually, but I'm not sure I will actually wear this one. Not because it isn't good enough, it just isn't... me. Really. Three coats, no base or topcoats.
And just to make this post complete, here are the previous ones:
The Color to Watch. Beautiful but sheer. Three coats, full manicure with base and topcoat.
Yodel Me On My Cell. Hard to capture. Teal base with blue shimmer. Three coats, full manicure with base and topcoats.
Cuckoo For This Color. Reswatched, except for the second photo, which shows the manicure made by OPI's nail tech Sara. That one is two coats with base and topcoat, the other photos are three coats without base or top. Had to make this one better justice by showing it with a bit of sunshine on top.
And if you forgot what the cremes looked like, you can take another look.
Verdict on the entire collection? It's not bad, but it's not outstanding either. There are a few really nice colors, but none are exceptionally breathtaking. My favourite among these turned out to be Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. Hadn't The Color to Watch been so painfully sheer, it would have been nice- the shimmer in it is beautiful. None of the cremes are that special, even though the regular crowd will probably find Ski Teal We drop something other than they're used to. I like that there's a green in the collection, although, from a collector's viewpoint, Cuckoo For This Color isn't the most exciting one ever.
I feel that OPI has a bit of a pigmentation problem. From a brand that calls itself a salon brand, I expect to achieve opacity faster than these give. However, the formula is easy to work with, and personally I do like the pro-wide brush, despite having a bit of a fitting problem on my pinky nails.
How do you feel about this collection?
Swedish word of the evening:
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Because "Say a word, Miranda!" -"Wooord!"