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Thursday, September 26, 2013

opi miss universe collection 2013


New nail polish! Need I say more? Yes?

The creative minds at OPI have defiantly been busy creating gorgeous new shades for all of us polish-aholics and have just released a new mini collection inspired by the Miss Universe pageant. Read for swatches!


OPI Miss Universe Collection- I'm Feeling Sashy*, This Gown Needs a Crown*, and Miss You-niverse* 15ml $10.95

'OPI announces the launch of three limited edition MISS UNIVERSE nail lacquers – the dusky purple I’m Feeling Sashy, the deep black plum Miss You-niverse, and the textured matte platinum This Gown Needs a Crown. Worn without top coat, This Gown Needs a Crown offers a new satin finish. Each bottle of this matte silver nail lacquer comes with a complementary bejeweled crown ring – the finishing touch for a manicure worthy of Miss Universe. All three hues are inspired by the gorgeous, sophisticated women entering the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® competition, to be held November 9, 2013.' - OPI

These shades are all gorgeous- although there is a lot less glitter than I would have expected- and have amazing formulas. One of such, is a new stain formula, but more on that in a moment. I love that the mmajority of these are creams as I find I wear them the most, and honestly, you can never go wrong with a cream. 

OPI Miss Universe Collection- I'm Feeling Sashy*
 OPI Miss Universe Collection- I'm Feeling Sashy*
I'm Feeling Sashy is a dusty (or dusky as OPI calls it), greyed purple. I love a bit of dust in my cream shades, and this one is no exception. Perfect formula that applied in two easy coats. I have a feeling I'll be wearing this on quite a lot.

OPI Miss Universe Collection- This Gown Needs a Crown
OPI Miss Universe Collection- This Gown Needs a Crown*

This Gown Needs a Crown is a textured matte platinum featuring OPI's new satin finish. This is a  pretty amazing shade! It doesn't look like it's all that unique when you see it in the bottle, but it's quite a stunner on the nail. It's not really that textural when you feel it- it's actually quite soft feeling- but it does have a really soft, gorgeous sheen. The matte finish is soft and allows the metallic shimmer to really pop. I've found a top coat really doesn't change the look of this much and it does look better worn as is. The formula is a bit thin, but it dries quickly and builds to full opacity with three thin coats. Each bottle of this shade includes a cute little crown ring too. I love little details like that!

OPI Miss Universe Collection- Miss You-niverse*
OPI Miss Universe Collection- Miss You-niverse* 

Miss You-niverse is described by OPI as being a deep black plum but it also has a deep blue tone to it. In the photos is comes across as a bit more blue than in person. Amazingly, this deep shade is a one coater which is perfect! It also dries to a super glossy finish.

Overall, this is a great little collection which will be available as of October. What do you think of these shades?