Yesterday I shared with you the glitter half of the OPI Tht Muppets Holiday 2011 Collection and today I’ve got the second half for you, the shimmers! First up is Wocka Wocka!. It’s a cool-toned medium red with very fine and subtle shimmer that shifts from red to hot pink. This one’s pretty but it’s not very unique. The awesome thing about this polish though is that it’s a one coater and that my friends, makes this polish a winner… despite it’s un-originality.
Designer… De Better is a pale silver-gold-champagne foil polish with bits of copper foil thrown in the mix. Looking at this polish in the bottle, I honestly thought I would hate it but surprisingly I really like it. It’s really unique and in the sun it really sparkles and shines. Even though it’s not your typical holiday color, it’s really pretty and reminds me of bubbly sparkling champagne. This was two coats.
Warm & Fozzie. Oh. My. God. Are you guys seeing this?! Seriously, you need to click these photos to see them full size. This polish is such a beauty! Warm & Fozzie is a brown-bronze duochrome foil polish that color shifts and sparkles pink, cranberry red, bright gold, and even a hint of purple. I love this polish even more than I knew I would. If you pick up one single polish from the collection, let it be this. This was three coats.
Meep-Meep-Meep is a pink toned medium red filled with the most gorgeous broken flake shimmer. These pictres make the polish appear to be a lot more pink than it is in real life. It’s more of a red very heavy on the pink tones with a tone of pink shimmer. The color and finish remind me a lot of OPI Love Is A Racket, only more pink. This polish is where I started to run into application issue with the collection. It was on the thick side yet it ran like crazy into my cuticles and became annoying as hell to clean up. This was two coats.
Pepe’s Purple Passion. It’s a dark raisin-plum-brown creme base filled with raspberry flecks. This is two coats. This is the polish I wanted to love most from the collection. In my pictures, it looks lovely but to put it lightly, this polish was a nightmare. The application was a pain in my ass and probably the worst from OPI I’ve ever used. It was incredibly thick yet it was watery enough to flood my cuticles. It also dragged like crazy. You’d almost have to wait for each coat to completely dry before applying the next to avoid dragging that caused bald spots and gross goopyness in some areas. And to top it all off, about 15 minutes after applying a thick layer of Seche Vite and having a super shiny, glossy finish, this polish decided to turn bumpy (from the fleck glitter?!, I have no clue!) and have a rubbery matte finish (kind of like the ORLY Plastix) which made it look like some soft of gross leather. I have no clue. I wanted to love this polish so bad and for photography purposes it behaved well enough for long enough, but I just can’t. Pretty color in the bottle and awesome idea… but no.
Which polishes form this collection did you pick up and which are your favorites?
(these were sent to me for review.)