When it comes to mainstream nail polish brands, I have the most bottles of OPI by far. OPI was the easiest to obtain and what local salons carried in stock. You could say that OPI was my gateway drug.
After 10 years of experience, I've noticed that OPI shines the brightest with their holiday collections. It's not a coincidence that my most stunning OPI polishes tend to be holiday releases. I'll be featuring the best OPI holiday collection, 2009's Holiday Wishes, in the near future.
This holiday season, OPI is releasing a collection in tandem with Disney's Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie. I picked up a few selections at my local CosmoProf a few weeks ago.
Berry Fairy Fun (two coats): orchid purple with pink sparkles
Dazzling Dew Drop (two coats): foily yellow gold shimmer
Dreams Need Clara-fication (two coats): pale blue creme
Envy The Adventure (two coats): emerald green creme
March In Uniform (two coats): deep navy creme
Tinker, Thinker, Winker? (three coats): scattered silver fine holographic
My favorite of the whole collection is Berry Fairy Fun, due to the unique pink sparkles. I think yellow gold looks awful on my skintone, but Dazzling Dew Drop is a stunning foil. The cremes aren't completely unique, but they apply well and are opaque in two coats. Finally, I'm so excited that OPI is finally bringing out holographic polishes again! Granted, Thinker, Thinker, Winker? isn't as great as the original OPI Designer Series polishes (which, I promise, I will eventually post) but it's nice to see more mainstream holographic releases.
I also have Black To Reality, but I'm saving it for a large OPI dark red shimmer comparison post. Stay tuned for that!