Friday, March 15, 2013

OPI The Lights of Emerald City

The Lights of Emerald City is the reason I have been waiting and waiting for OPI's Oz The Great And Powerful Collection. I really can't think of anything else in OPI's catalog like it. It almost has more of an indie glitter vibe going on. Needless to say, I was very excited to get my hands on this one and thankfully it did not disappoint!

The Lights of Emerald City has a clear base filled with matte white and iridescent squares. This is two coats over Essie Ballet Slippers.




The formula is great--no fishing or placing required, which are always my two biggest concerns with glitters like this one. There seems to be a good ratio of matte to iridescent squares. One element never overpowers the other and the two finishes create a fun contrast. I love the soft, delicate look Lights of Emerald City gives off over a pale base like Ballet Slippers but really, I think it'd look good over just about anything! The iridescent pieces would work beautifully over a darker base, while the white squares would really pop over a fun summer neon.

I'm thrilled OPI put out a polish like this! Matte and square glitter in a mainstream polish? Yes please! There's nothing else in OPI's catalog even remotely like Lights of Emerald City, but I hope it's a sign of lots of fun, unconventional sparklies to come!

13 comments:

  1. I love this polish. I've worn it twice since I got it last week :)

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  2. I can't say I'd personally get this, but I do like how soft it is for a glitter.

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    1. It definitely has a very light, soft quality to it. :)

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  3. Very cool! Very fun. I like it!

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  4. I almost bought this one the other day but ended up putting it back. I kind of regret that, so I'm definitely going to go back for it. It's really pretty and unique.

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    1. I think it's definitely worth grabbing! This and When Monkeys Fly were the only two I really wanted from the collection, but after I saw how bad the glitter curled on WMF, I only got this one.

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  5. I love this polish! It is the only one form the OZ collection I had on my wish list. I just picked it up today. I'm excited to start layering over my favorite polishes. I like the way it looks over Ballet Slippers.

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    1. It was the only one on my wish list too. I'm excited to see how it looks over all kinds of different colors!

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  6. I love this glitter! It looks good over so many different polishes!

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