OPI Oz The Great And Powerful Collection & Giveaway

Hello there and happy Monday everyone! Yeah, yeah…I hate Mondays too, but let’s try to be positive, ok? I had a rather uneventful Sunday full of laundry and cleaning, but I did have fun on Saturday night. I had mentioned that I was going to watch Zero Dark Thirty, and I can’t tell you enough how much I recommend that you watch this movie. It’s amazing and I swear that I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I was the same way with Argo–I just love suspense movies, but I feel like a wreck by the end. Oh, and I also made an astounding discover: Red Robin sells Guinness milkshakes. Whaaaaat??

guinness shake

Well, hello there Mr. Guinness milkshake. Where have you been all my life? The shake is made with Guinness , Jameson and chocolate ice cream. Need I say more? It’s actually really tasty and for a Guinness lover (yes, lover…I can drink this stuff for breakfast) such as myself, I was super excited to try it. I’m sure it’s one of those limited time type drinks, so that makes me sad. I’m shedding dark brown Guinness tears.

Wait, wasn’t this post supposed to be about the new OPI Oz The Great And Powerful Collection? Could have fooled me. Anyway, let’s get down to business. Here are the lovely shades that make up this new collection.

OPI Oz The Great And Powerful Collection

There are three soft jelly-type polishes, 3 glitter top coats and one new Liquid Sand Color. Are you ready to see them?

OPI Glints Of Glinda

OPI Glints Of Glinda

OPI Glints Of Glinda – “Only a good witch could turn beige from meek to chic.

OPI I Theodora You

OPI I Theodora You

OPI I Theodora You – “This adorable, sheer pink is bewitching on you.

OPI Don't Burst My Bubble

OPI Don't Burst My Bubble

OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble – “Don’t wake me…I’m dreaming about puffy clouds of white.

The formula on these three polishes was identical: very delicate, airy and sheer central. I am not usually a person who really likes very sheer polishes, and I think these are like almost clones of last year’s NYC Ballet polishes. However, I do think they are pretty and like they way they ended up looking on my nails. I can see these working very well for jelly sandwiches as well. I applied 3 thick coats of each polish for these swatches because I wasn’t diggin’ the super obvious VNL.

Are you ready for the glitters?

OPI When Monkeys Fly!

OPI When Monkeys Fly!

OPI When Monkeys Fly! – “I’m simply bananas for this gold confetti.

What’s with the taco glitter on this polish? Yo NO quiero Taco Bell.  I don’t really have anything similar to this glitter so I like the idea of it, but those huge curling hexes are a big no-no. The strange part is that after I applied top coat, the glitter felt pretty smooth on my nails but still LOOKED all curled and weird.

OPI Lights of Emerald City

OPI Lights of Emerald City

OPI Lights of Emerald City – “White confetti adds city girl flair and style to nails.

This is the glitter I was most excited about trying, and I can say that it’s still my favorite of the three, but the application is kind of difficult. It’s really hard to get glitter on the brush without getting wayyyyy too much of the clear base. The base seriously felt like gel–like rind of runny hair gel. It was strange. I resorted to doing some dabbing, fishing for the white mate squares with a toothpick. Maybe a little too much work went into this, but I do like the end result. I’ve seen some swatches of this over a dark color and it looks amazing!

OPI Which Is Witch?

OPI Which Is Witch?

OPI Which Is Witch? – “Is this silver glitter with iridescent sparkle or the other way around?

I don’t have much to say about this one. Very easy application and super sparkly. Even though it has some of that dreaded hairy glitter that I am not a  fan of, it’s so tiny and fine that I’m not going to complain about it. And really–who doesn’t love holo glitter?

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

 Last but not least, here is the poop colored Liquid Sand. I kid, I kid…not really. I was a little disappointed that this wasn’t chunky like the previous Liquid Sand offerings, but I actually ended up loving this. It’s an unusual color and it really sparkles in the sun. I didn’t get a chance to top coat it, but I’ve seen some amazing swatches of it with a shiny top coat. Removal was super easy which I always appreciate.

And just because I love doing this, I am holding a giveaway for a set of minis. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Just enter using the rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally. Since I am still struggling to pick a winner when my giveaways end, I will repeat this: the only requirement is to be an email blog follower. If you don’t receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription, that means that your email probably didn’t go through so you won’t show up as a follower when I’m trying to pick a winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So let me know what you think of this collection–which are your favorites? Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a good start to the week.

P.S. Some of these are going on my blog sale so don’t forget to check it out here.

46 thoughts on “OPI Oz The Great And Powerful Collection & Giveaway

  1. 4 March, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Oh, you’re welcome! 🙂 Good luck.

  2. 4 March, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Thank you for the giveaway!
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      You’re welcome! Good luck.

  3. Ashley S.
    4 March, 2013 at 6:37 am

    These all look amazing on you! Wow! 🙂

    1. 6 March, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much!

  4. 4 March, 2013 at 8:15 am

    loving the OPI nail polishes!! Now I love the most nude shades …

    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      They are very nice. For soft shades, I think they are gorgeous.

  5. 4 March, 2013 at 11:20 am

    What Wizardry is This looks ammmmmaaaaazing 🙂

    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Oh my gosh, it is! I love it.

  6. 4 March, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I want to try Lights of Emerald City but if it’s that much work I’m eh, maybe if I can grab it on sale!
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      🙂 You’ll have it soon enough.

  7. 4 March, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Sweet giveaway and gorgeous swatches, as always! Thank you!
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you, Tami. 🙂

  8. Lesley
    4 March, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I also had a Sunday full of laundry. Yay, adulthood! *fart noise*
    However, I did also have a good Saturday. I met up with my friend at this high tea place downtown that I haven’t been to in a year and a half that is magnificent. Then we did a little shoppy shopping and just generally had a nice time.
    Do not shed Guinness tears, Cynthia! You know the secrets of the magical potion…you can make it yourself at home!
    I still want the poopy one, despite you labeling it thusly. 😉

    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Ehhhh…I am such a weirdo that I probably wouldn’t make the shake at home because I would think that it wasn’t the same. But if Red Robin brings the shake around once a year around Saint Paddy’s day, I think I will be happy to look forward to it.

      And adulthood SUCKS. 🙁

  9. MissWendolin
    4 March, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Great swatches – awesome give-away!

    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you, dear! 🙂

  10. 4 March, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    You’re always doing amazing giveaways!! Thank you so much ^^

    The taco glitters are so disappointing :/ I mean, the idea is amazing, but it doesn’t look that cool. I think the one I like the most is the liquid sand.
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      You’re welcome!! 🙂

      I do love the liquid sand as well. I didn’t think I would like it as much but it’s just so glittery and different.

  11. 4 March, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I love every singe polish in this collection, I really hope I win :] Your perfect little tan fingers model them beautifully!

    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you, Nikki! Good luck. 😉

  12. 4 March, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I never thought I’d say this, but the glitters aren’t my fav. Even though they’re really pretty… It just isn’t working for me. They feel so sparse for me, like you had to fish more for them than anything else you know??? (Reminds me of my Tip Top Rocky road and that’s why I feel the way I do ESP about the gold one)

    BUT my favs are definitely that peachy and baby pink one. It’s soft, pastel like and very me.

    The liquid sand one is quite different. Not poop like but very different. And quite like that too.

    Ps: I want an alcoholic milkshake now too! Like a dom pedro :)~
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Hahahaha! Alcoholic milkshakes are awesome. I can see how you aren’t crazy about the glitters. I like the look of them but I don’t know how much I would really wear them. I think that I do enjoy soft colors but I am much more attracted to darker and more vibrant colors.

  13. 5 March, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Though I don’t seem to be getting the confirmation email… D:

    My favourites are the 1st and 2nd, super pretty colours!!

    And BTW, you could totally be my husband’s soul mate, hahaha, really he feels the same about Guinness, when we visited Dublin a few year ago he was in heaven! xDD
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Oh no! This email subscription thing seems to be so glitchy!

      Weeeeeeeeellllllllll, I think your husband has good taste. hehe I would be in heaven in Dublin as well.

  14. 5 March, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Dude. That shake looks amazing. ALso- I hate you for how good you make Glints of Glinda look…it made my hands look gross 🙁 Super swatches! xoxo
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    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks, Maribeth! <3

  15. Cindi
    5 March, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I love the beigy neutral in the first pic. So classy.

    1. 6 March, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      It’s one of my favorites too! 🙂

  16. April Elliott-Gevedon
    8 March, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Hi. I’ve been a follower of your blog for about a year now & I can’t help but notice it seems u always have some sort of giveaway going on….& even tho I usually don’t win (lol), I just wanted to say “Thank You”!
    I think it’s very awesome, generous & big hearted of u to share the love like this! It’s a rough world out there today; women are divorced, widowed, separated, some have husbands gone off to war, others are single, single Mothers, jobless & sometimes just plain broken in spirit. But, for those who share the love of polish/nails, the giveaways u host bring at least some cheer & joy into their day & into their lives!
    Really, it’s more than just a bottle of polish…& I think u seem to understand that, so I just felt like saying thank u & letting u know that we appreciate u too!! <3 🙂

    1. 11 March, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      April, thank you so much for this comment. It really means a lot to me that you get it. 🙂 I know that to some people, nail polish is just something silly but to a lot of us, it symbolizes other things. I am so happy to have met so many amazing ladies through this blog and I love sharing something that has really helped me in a small but very significant manner. So once again, thank you for your kind words–totally made my night! <3

  17. Radmila
    8 March, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Glints Of Glinda looks terrific! thanks, Radmila, rada76@Mail.ru

    1. 9 March, 2013 at 2:37 am

      Thank you!

  18. 9 March, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I want to participate in the raffle. Thank you!

  19. 10 March, 2013 at 10:25 am

    they re amazing. giveaway- awesome 🙂

  20. 11 March, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway 🙂
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  21. Estella miller
    11 March, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Love this collection! send me to Oz!

    1. 11 March, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      🙂 I wanna go too.

  22. Shelley Jessup
    11 March, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I love love LOVE! Sorry getting over excited about this giveaway! Mt favourite is Glints Of Glinda. Thank you for an amazing giveaway xxx

  23. 12 March, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Lovin the pink

    1. 12 March, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      It is pretty! 🙂

  24. Tina
    14 March, 2013 at 8:05 am

    These all look amazing. My favourite is Glints Of Glinda

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