August 27, 2011

OPI Glam Slam! U.S. Open: Review & Swatches

I'm baaaaccckkk! Thank you again to all my friends for their contributions to my guest post series. I might have one or two every once in a while, just cause they were so fun! I wanted to come back with something special, so here is the last Serena Williams Glam Slam! duo, this time for the U.S. Open which is in a few days.

Love is a Racket is a glowy sparkly almost neon candy apple red glass fleck with magenta pink sparkles. I really love this color, however it's not my favorite with my skin tone. Oh well, I'll probably wear it anyway ;) It's a little hard to capture its brilliance in a photo, this is one you'll have to see in person to get the total feel. It's really bright outdoors but kind of fluorescent dark (if that makes any sense) indoors. It's even a little more coral indoors too. This is two coats, it's extremely pigmented. It reminds me a little of OPI Red Hot Glam, a limited edition polish exclusive to Beauty Brands store, darker and without the glass fleck.

My favorite, perhaps of all the Glam Slam! polishes, is Pros & Bronze. I have to say that I was not the least bit excited about this polish when I saw promo images. I was like, ugh really? I don't know why though, because it reminds me of another favorite of mine, OPI DS Glow. Anyway, once I saw it in person at CosmoProf I realized how wrong I was. It is just fascinating! It is made up of really gorgeous glitter in a metallic bronze and a metallic rose red. Both combine to make a complex and deep looking sexy orangey gold foil. This is three coats of ga ga gorgeousness!

Hope you liked these swatches and hope you are glad to see me again ;)

Products provided for review.

28 comments:

  1. I love your nailsssss! Of course we're happy to see you again! And I love Pros&Bronze...LOVE it's so unique and so friggen awesome!

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  2. I felt the same way about Pros & Bronze, should have known better than to doubt Serena!

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  3. oooohh i think i need that pros and bronze. it really is unique

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  4. Pros & Bronze looks AMAZING! Love. :) Glad to have you back.

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  5. Pros and Bronze is for me! I'd pass on Love is a Racket but P&B is stunning on you! Welcome back. :)

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  6. Layer Pros and Bronze over Love Is a Racket..... I DIED! It glows... Beautiful! It's like a whole new polish!

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  7. I think 'Love is a Racket' looks fine on your skin tone. Either way, it's too nice not to wear!

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  8. YAAAY! I am so glad you are back! We missed your gorgeous nails! Love Pros and Bronze :)

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  9. *Tackle hugs* Oooooh I have missed your nails, I just want to squish them. I'm glad to have you back, my love <3 You've finally convinced me that I need this set!

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  10. Of course I'm glad you're back! :D
    Pros and Bronze looks gorgeous! :D

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  11. Welcome back Kellie! Agree with you. This is my fav set of all the Grand Slams. I really like that OPI gave us a red finally in this final issue of the collection. It's a summer collection but easily will carry into fall and the holiday season as well too.

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  12. Welcome back :) I love this collection, would love to get them all :D

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  13. I think I can live without Love is a Racket, but pros & Bronze looks amazing!

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  14. I also love Pros & Bronze!

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  15. love is a racket is really pretty and I think it does look gorgeous on you!

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  16. Yaaay welcome back Kellie! Aww how much I missed you and your gorgeous nails! <3 :)

    This set looks so beautiful on your nails. I might crack soon and order it soon. Eek! :D

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  17. Gorgeous swatches!!! I have a pair of amber jeweled vintage sandals that are begging for a pedi with Pros & Bronze. It must happen! :D And now I want Love is a Racket more than ever: "glowy sparkly almost neon candy apple red glass fleck with magenta pink sparkles" = YES PLEASE!!! Thanks so much for these beautiful swatches! <3

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  18. Love is a Racket was a pain in the you-know-what to take pictures of for me. It looks so nice on you.

    Glad to have you back! I've been missing your posts!

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  19. Hooray, you and your nails are back! I don't have any of the Grand Slam polishes. This is one I would like to own. Your nails are look lovely!

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  20. These are goooooorgeous!

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  21. Kellie! Welcome back, sweet thing! I loved "guesting" on your blog & can't thank you enough....you're the best!! These shades look totally awesome on you! Did you have the same staining issues with "Love Is A Racket" that I did? I want to know if it was just my bottle, or if it's an issue across the board. Thanks!

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  22. @ommorphiabeautybar.com It was a little stain-y now that I think about it! I'm gonna wear two coats of base next time I wear it.

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  23. Pros and Bronze looks great on you!!!!

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  24. We missed you!! How close is this to DS Glow? Probably worth owning both, but just curious how similar or different. Welcome back!

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  25. Hey, missed you! Love the red one.

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  26. @Kaydi I mentioned in my post that they are similar but different :) I'm gonna try to get up a comparison soon!

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  27. I love your shorty short nails! You know I have anail crush on you! Thank you for letting me guest post it was fun. I am so with you on these two, this is the first of the series that I liked both colors!

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