With all of the stunning spring collections slowly being released, one that I was really excited about was the OPI collection for Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful. Encompasing six limited edition nail lacquers and one new Liquid Sand™ shade all inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, this Soft Shades release for 2013 is magical! Whimsical, pretty, soft yet sparkly, there are 3 gorgeous soft shades in white, beige and pink: Don’t Burst My Bubble, Glints of Glinda and I Theodora You, as well as three glittery shades packed with white, gold and silvery iridescent confetti: Lights of Emerald City, When Monkeys Fly! and Which is Witch?, as well as a new Liquid Sand shade called What Wizardry is This? based on James Franco’s the Wizard of Oz.
Today I bring you the three gorgeous nudes, stunning jelly shades that I dare you not to fall in love with!
First up, the soft pink confection of I Theodora You. This is a cotton-candy-leaning pink polish, though of the softest, jelly variety. I Theodora You is perfection at either 2 or 3 coats, and unlike some previous sheer polishes, I had no issues with application or streaking. I am totally and utterly in love. I Theodora You, I adore you:
That shine. That beautiful touch of decadent colour. And I have to tell you, the wear on these was incredible. I had I Theodora You on for five days with nary a chip. And the jelly sandwiches! I can’t wait to jelly sandwich all of these!!
Here is another shot in a cooler light:
The next polish is distinctly different from the other two, a beige-nude with a definite yellow undertone. Glints of Glinda almost looks like a sheer wash of toffee in the bottle, and applies very light. I should have used three coats for this one but here are two coats with base and top coat:
I loved the beige nude of Glints of Glinda. I know this is a neutral that not everyone will love because not everyone can wear the yellow undertones, but for me, this is like a manicure-hands-lite. It’s a great nude shade and I can imagine it will look fantastic with a tan! Here is one more picture of it:
And last but not least, we have the soft-white of Don’t Burst My Bubble, a white jelly with the slightest hint of pink. This polish reminded me so much of Bubble Bath, and I will have to do a comparison for you, because Bubble Bath is one of those OPI polishes that I have been wearing for longer than I care to admit. I have gone through bottles (and bottles) of Bubble Bath, so I knew right away that I would fall for Don’t Burst My Bubble. Another beautiful creme, this was a dream to apply and to wear. Here are two coats over base and top coat:
The formula on all three of these was a dream. I had no issues with streaking, something that is sometimes attributed to these light shades, and unlike some previous jellies that I have run to buy only to be disappointed, these shades are incredibly shiny, down to the last day of wear. And longevity was another bonus – I wore all of these for days and removed them after about 5 days. No chips.
This collection will be available shortly! It will be arriving at the beginning of March 2013 at Professional Salons and spas. For more information, visit www.opi.com, follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
I have to run now. Must hit the stores to buy a backup… or three. I am in love!
(Products provided for review and consideration. All opinions are my own.)