Thursday, January 3, 2013

OPI The Muppets Holiday 2011 - The Shimmers

OPI came out with a Muppet themed collection for Holiday 2011 and even though I've had them since then, I didn't get around to posting them. This collection was prompted from the release of the move The Muppets, released November 23, 2011. I personally have adored them since I was a child and I eagerly anticipated this collection since the moment I heard about it. There are twelve colors in this collection, six shimmers and six glitters. Here are the first half, finally!

Designer, de Better! is a metallic foil that is seriously gorgeous. It's a silvery taupe with tons of orangish coppery flecks. So beautiful!

Warm & Fozzie is probably one of my favorite polishes in existence. It's a super complex polish made up of mostly brown metallic flecks mixed in with bronze, pink, and gold that are duochromey. The pink turns green and the bronze goes gold at different angles. Love!

Meep-Meep-Meep is a pinky red with flaky shimmer bits and iridescence. There is a some duochrome making the pink shimmer violet at certain angles. This is one of my faves because it makes me think of my ginger friend Ange, we call her Beaker :)

Animal-istic is a warm tomatoey red with an orange tinge and an iridescent sheen of pink/violet shimmer. Unique and lovely! I adore Animal, a classic Muppet.

Wocka Wocka! is a blue toned red with super fine microshimmer. Not really unique but beautiful just the same. The formula is a dream!

Pepe's Purple Passion is a muddy plum raisin color with multicolored shimmer flakes. The thick base obstructs the pretty shimmer and makes the resulting color seem almost dirty. I heard someone tried emptying some of the color and adding a bit of clear polish and it made the sparkle more prominent and the overall effect much prettier. I'll probably try it when I get a chance.

You can probably still find a lot of these in stores and online I'm sure. OPI retails for $8.50. Did you get any of the polishes from this collection? Stay tuned for the glitter half of the collection, to be posted soon!

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