October 03, 2010
So you've probably heard the rumor and seen the promo pics- OPI's HOliday collection is themes after the new movie Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aquilara. We have great news: WE HAVE SWATCHES! This blog is part 1 of our Burlesque debut. Check back for more updates! Here's the full collection! Six shimmering solids are bright, sexy and incredibly fun. There are no words for their glittery counterparts; they offer glam, glitz, the whole shebang! Reminiscent of OPI's Alice in Wonderland glitters from earlier this year, we are already anticipating these being the "it" colors for Holiday 2010! I need to admit it: I love dark colors, so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this collection. I immediately loved OPI Tease-y Does It, a burgundy / brown / mocha shimmer, with a base very much like OPI's Espresso Your Style with the addition of a more burgundy-tinted shimmer: One of the boldest colors from the collection is OPI Rising Star. A super warm orange guaranteed to be a burst of sunshine on your chilly holiday, OPI Rising Star is actually quite beautiful, even on my light skin tone. If you sport a beautiful bronze tan, this will look gorgeous! Now, the non-solid polishes from this collection are seriously glittery. Like, I'm talking chunky rough pieces of glitter. The effect truly is dazzling and cutting edge- perfect for a night out, perhaps even a glittering New Year's Eve party! Because of the nature of the polish, multiple layers are DEFINITELY necessary. In fact, I achieved the best coverage when I applied the polish in chunks, and then spread it evenly before it dried. Here is OPI Sparkle-icious in 1, 2 and 3 coats:
As you can see, the sparkle-y polishes really could function well as top coats. To experiment a little bit, I applied OPI Rising Star as a gold base, and then topped the polish with OPI Extra-va-vaganza! in a single layer, to act as a glitter top coat. Here is the pretty beautiful result:
Keep checking back for more swatches and updates about the availability of this limited time polish! At Beauty of a Site, we're accepting pre-orders RIGHT NOW- claim your polish today! Click here!!