Rainbow Connection. Multi-colored hexagonal glitter in three different sizes, in clear base.
Excuse Moi!. Multi-colored, smaller, hex glitter and silver micro glitter in rose pink base. This is the only swatch that was topcoated, because it really needed it.
Gone Gonzo!. Large silver and smaller blue hex glitter in clear base. The blue color is a tad deeper than in these photos, my camera waters these blues out for some reason.
Fresh Frog of Bel Air. Large silver and smaller green hex glitter in clear base.
Divine Swine. Large silver and smaller magenta hex glitter in clear base.
Gettin' Miss Piggy With It!. Here's a twist: I didn't notice until I edited these photos that I had mistaken on the color of one type of gitter in this one. The large silver hex glitters are there, and the small red ones, but the larger ones I thought to be red also, are actually pink. If you magnify the second photo I think it's fairly apparent. Another unconsistency here is that I did a third coat on my ring and pinky nails.
Why? I couldn't stand the look of this one on my bare nails. This truly is herpes in a bottle. On top of a red or black, maybe, but swatched like this ...terrible. I don't have particularily warm feelings towards Fresh Frog of Bel Air or Gone Gonzo! either, to be honest. Of course, these are meant to be topping glitters (I sincerely hope), but I find them to be rather flat and uninteresting. Glitters such as these I'd rather buy for ~$1 each.
Rainbow Connection of course isn't done based on some brand new idea. I'm a bit surprised that OPI jumped on the dupe bandwagon with it - though, to be fair, it's a good multi-colored hex glitter, and it still is cheaper than the original.
Excuse Moi! is the only one I think is a good shade, although not in my personal taste. It has an actual base color, and isn't as flat as the others. I do believe fans of pink glitters will like this one quite a bit.
OPI really seems to have finally abandoned that thick glitter formula they used to have, and some of these are even a bit runny; if you do the generous coats I did, you might end up with a little bit of cuticle pooling. The thinner glitter formula also means you will need a good, self-leveling topcoat to avoid bumpiness.
Overall, I personally think this is the less interesting half of the collection. I will surely find use for at least some of these, perhaps in the infamous jelly sandwich manicures many of us love these days, but I'm not longing to wear any particular shades here. It's interesting though, that OPI seems to be continuing doing half the holiday collection as glitters. However, I liked the Burlesque glitters better.
Swedish word of the day:
regnbåge -noun rainbow
The mix of rain and sun here right now calls for some.