September 11, 2011

OPI Miss Universe collection: Swatches & Review

OPI came out with four nail polishes in anticipation of the MISS UNIVERSE® pageant that is being held tomorrow September 12 in Brazil. I can't think of a better pairing than these two brands, they're both all about showcasing beauty ;)

Congeniality is my Middle Name is a dark berry shimmer with microglitter (that really translates as straight shimmer) in purple and magenta. This is darker indoors, but outside in the sun it really glimmers. Two coats.

Swimsuit...Nailed It! is an electric blue foil. I wasn't sold on it at first but I have come to love it! I'm rocking it as my current pedicure :) I don't have anything quite like this, which is nice. Two coats.

It's My Year is a sister of OPI's Rally Pretty Pink. This gal is more purple toned than the mauvey RPP. Purple and gold together make a beautiful pairing, one of my favorite combinations, so of course I dig this polish. This is three coats.

Crown Me Already is one bling-tastic polish. It's a combination of tiny silver glitter pieces and larger silver hexagonal pieces. It's a densely packed polish so it's totally easy to build up to opacity. This is three coats. I assume this would be lovely layered as well. (The green at the bottom of the bottle is just a reflection of some shrubbery.)

Be sure to tune in to your local broadcast of Miss Universe if you can! I'm definitely gonna watch this year, I love the interview portion! I hope you enjoyed these swatches!

Products provided for review.

15 comments:

  1. I only picked up It's My Year and Swimsuit...Nailed It!. Both are gorgeous, but I think that It's My Year is the stunner in this collection. So awesome how it shifts sometimes to predominantly gold in certain lighting! :)

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  2. I have Its my year and I love it! This is a super pretty collection, would get the other if I had money for it :P

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  3. Crown me already looks amazing ♥ !

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  4. Congeniality is the best for me :) I love how you swatched it!

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  5. Anddddd now I need Swimsuit...Nailed it! Thanks Kel lol! <3

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  6. I like Swimsuit...Nailed it! best from that collection. I haven't tried Crown Me Already but I guess it would look nice layered over another polish!?

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  7. still looking for this collection argh! neeed Crown Me Already & IMY <33

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  8. I have the swimsuit blue and love it! It's such a pretty blue!

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  9. Nice collection. Love the middle two. Love foils.

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  10. I wonder how close IMY is to Zoya's Faye? Faye is more pinky lavender maybe? Can you buy these individually or only as a set?

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  11. @Sandi faye and rally pretty pink are dupes i think so this one would be more purple than faye :)

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  12. Kellie - you did it - you captured Miss Congeniality with most of what it's got. It's the hardest polish to capture on camera what it really looks like - it's so unique and just seems to make cameras go goofy! For some reason I got this collection about 2.5 months ago. Whoever I got it from must have had a super early release of it...or sold it before it was supposed to be out to sell!

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  13. Agree - It's My Year is got more purple in it. Fay is closer to Rally Pink - but Rally Pink has the corner on the most gold duo to it when you move your hand...really too much gold for me. Somehow I ended up with all 3 shades in my stash. I try not to do that but it just happened with these 3 - ordering them in complete collections.

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