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Thursday, October 27, 2011

OPI Holiday 2011 Muppet Collection Swatches

More Muppet-y madness... I spent the better part of today fighting with the glittery goodness that makes up the majority of this collection. Ugh, glitters can be such a pain to remove... a reader asked if I could email them tips on glitter removal, but I'm planning one better. In an upcoming post I'll share my "secrets" to the fastest ways to get the glitter off. I was going to add it to this post, but I think it would be overkill, so stay tuned for that.

I must add that I did not buy the full collection, so if you are looking for swatches of Animal-istic, Pepe's Purple Passion, Meep Meep Meep, or Wocka Wocka you'll have to look elsewhere. That said my swatch of Designer...De Better! can be found here.

Onto the glitters!

OPI Excuse Moi!

OPI Excuse Moi! macro

Excuse Moi! is the easiest of all the glitters to apply (and remove) thanks to the fact that it is made up of micro and mini glitter suspended in a fuschia-red base. I didn't think that this would be one of my favourite out of the bunch, but I think it's my top pick of the glitters. This was two coats.

OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It

OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It macro

First off, I should note that the "chunky" glitter looks a lot better in person, and would be better suited with a colour matched base under them. For swatching purposes, I just layered them up on their own.

Gettin' Miss Piggy With It is unique from the other "chunky" glitters as it consists of both red micro glitter, larger silver hexagonal glitter and larger red hexagonal glitter suspended in a clear base. The difference is the larger red hexagonal pieces. The rest of the bunch only have larger silver. Just an observation. This wasn't as hard to apply as I thought it would be, I just kind of dabbed in on in thick-ish layers. The above photos is two layers.

OPI Divine Swine

OPI Divine Swine macro

Divine Swine is purple micro glitter with silver hexagonal glitter suspended in a clear base. And applied just as Gettin' Miss Piggy With It did. Actually all the "chunky" glitters applied accordingly.

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air macro

Fresh Frog of Bel Air is green micro glitter with larger silver hexagonal glitter suspended in a clear base.

OPI Gone Gonzo!

OPI Gone Gonzo! macro

Gone Gonzo is blue micro glitter with larger silver hexagonal glitter suspended in a clear base. Out of the solid "chunky" polishes I would peg this one as my favourite. I think that this one might even look good on a deep blue base for a bit of contrast.

OPI Rainbow Connection

OPI Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection is a glitter bomb of multi sized hexagonal glitter and smaller round glitter in a clear base. It is much the same as a handful of others. I have NYX Girls Carnival polish, which is much the same. The only real difference I can see is that OPI's blend does not have any red glitter while NYX does. If anyone is interested in a comparison just shout. In the photos, it does not look all that fabulous, but in person it looked pretty amazing and would be super fun for a night out.

OPI Warm & Fozzie

OPI Warm & Fozzie macro

Warm & Fozzie is a coppery shade on the surface, but has some colour play thanks to it's semi foiled finish. It has a flash of rusty pink and gold depending on the lighting. I'm just starting to really appreciate brown based polishes, but I have to say that I love this one.

Overall, I would say that Warm & Fozzie, Excuse Moi!, and Designer... De Better are my favourite out of the bunch and will see the most wear with me. That said, the glitters are fun, but I can't see me reaching for them all that regularly.

Did you pick up any polishes from this collection?


  1. I really, really like Warm and Fozzie out of all of those. I don't think I'll get anything.

  2. OMG this collection is a dream for those that like glitter polishes! they look beautiful. considering getting a couple now.

  3. ohmgeee i love the colour of OPI warm & Fozzie!! really pretty ^^

    CMPang x

  4. You captured the glitters from Excuse Moi beautifully! I must check it out :)

  5. Pretty shades - I love the last two although I imagine they are really difficult to remove x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness


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