Sunday, 13 February 2011

Upcoming Treasures from OPI!

On Friday I got the chance to have a sneaky peek at two upcoming collections from OPI. The collection that took centre stage was without a doubt the Pirates of The Caribbean 'On Stranger Tides' collection, that is due to be released in May to coincide with the release of the new Disney film.

Overall I was quite surprised at how pale the collection is, I was expecting deep, dark shades but instead the collection consists of six soft pastel polishes along with the star of the show... the Silver Shatter Top Coat.


I have to say I much prefer this variant to the original Black Shatter top coat (from the Katy Perry collection). This is much more subtle and looks fabulous over all of the accompanying shades.

The only other offering that caught my eye was 'Skull & Glossbones', a very pale bone-grey shade that settles into an interesting middle ground between the nude nail trend and the muddy/grey nails that everyone loved last year.

(Left: 1 coat, Right: 2 Coats)

The second upcoming collection that OPI are set to release this April is 'Femme De Cirque' which at first glance looks like any other french manicure collection, until you take a closer look at 'I Juggle... Men'.
The other polishes in the collection are indeed, pretty standard, but 'I Juggle... Men' is really quite a unique shade: a clear base with turqouise and violet shimmer, which makes the most beautiful top coat.


It's the use of shimmer as opposed to glitter that makes this polish different, and sadly almost impossible to photograph! (Although I still tried!)

One coat over Beauty UK's Lilac Girl

One thing I was not impressed to see was that OPI have put their prices up to £10.50 a polish. Sad times! The Femme De Cirque collection is due for release in April, Pirates of the Caribbean in May. Both will be available online from LenaWhite.co.uk

A Quick Summary of Both Collections:

Must Haves: Silver Shatter Top Coat, I Juggle...Men
Worth a Look: Skull & Glossbones, Mermaid's Tears
Skippable: Everything Else!
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28 comments

  1. Wow!
    Cant wait! :)
    Your the reason I started blogging, the reason i summoned the confidence to share my thoughts with followers (not many!?)
    It would make my year if you could check out my blog :)
    Thanks for taking the time to read this :)
    http://belleoftheblush.blogspot.com/

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  2. The blue nail polish looks gorgeous! :)

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  3. I am also excited for the Pirates Collection. This is the first Ive heard of the other one and I am really liking that shimmery top coat! great post Fleur!

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  4. oh wow, thats not what i would have expected either from potc collection, would have thought it would be leathery colours and reds! the skull and crossbones looks quite unique for a neutral shade

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  5. Hey, really like the look of Skull and Glossbones, although im not so happy about the price rise!
    Thanks for the sneak peek, i'd love it if you'd read my blog!
    ellielovesbeauty.blogspot.com
    Thankya
    xoxo

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  6. they look so nice! i might have to get some myself, would you say they are worth the money? <3

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  7. That's not quite what I expected either, they are not very "pirate-y" colours, but still very pretty :)

    http://azure-5.blogspot.com/

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  8. I think I'll check out the silver shatter top coat...sounds great and goes with pretty much every other color.

    S*

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  9. I wish OPI was more affordable. I really like the look of Mermaid's Tears

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  10. OPI here is just too expensive, like 19 euros and it's a shame. However the quality and the colours are great.

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  11. Personally I believe OPI are worth the money, great formulation everytime + the pro wide brush makes them a winner in my eyes (although I do tend to buy from the US so I can get them for approx £5 a bottle. so I can buy more lol)

    Can't wait for the POTC on stranger tides collection. I know I will be picking up all the shades and Silver Shatter looks amazing!!!!

    I Juggle... Men looks pretty too, I thought I was going to be able to skip that whole collection, how wrong was I? looks very similar to Sinful Colours Pearl Harbour, but hopefully with a better formulation.

    Thanks for sharing, did you get any pics of the other colours in the POTC collection? would love to see them .

    xoxo
    makeroomforcupcake.blogspot.com

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  12. OH no! I'm so disappointed! I think the only nailpolish that looks interesting enough to me to acctually check it out would be "mermaid's tear"

    if you guys could check out my blog, I would really appreciate it!
    I just started blogging :)
    www.i-want-style.blogspot.com

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  13. the silver shatter looks so cool!

    xoxo,

    insidelook19.blogspot.com

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  14. sparrow me the drama and planks a lot are on my wishlist for spring!! :)

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  15. I love the look of the silver shatter

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  16. I am dying to get my hands on Skull and Gloss Bones, it's so gorgeous.

    Sarah x

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  17. i'm excited for the silver shatter! :)

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  18. Fleur in Portugal the O.P.I nail polish cost 15€ (at least).
    Is very very very expensive... :(

    I really like the new polish's.

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  19. Oh gosh, the shimmer is lovely!

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  20. Really loving the silver shatter coat! Wish some of their polishes weren't so expensive. I bought a holographic polish from them after you showed the one you got on the blog. Really like theirs and it was very expensive either.

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  21. i love the new banner!! very sophisticated and tasteful ;) x

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  22. The silver shatter top coat will definitely look better than the black I think..

    makeupmonologue.blogspot.com

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  23. oh...
    I can't wait for the Pirates Collection :)

    xoxo hedi

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  24. Im kind of disappointed with their colour choices, but I do like the shatter top coat and skull and glossbones!

    http://beautybarista.blogspot.com

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  25. Thank you for posting this. I will have to check out the collections when they come out.

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  26. I absolutely am craving to get my hands on a shatter coat polish. The black one sells out all the time here where I live. That silver one will complete the set once I finally get the black one - which I am determined to do!

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  27. Skull & Glossbones is a must have for me! I love the muddy grungy shades! But I don't think I'll be shelling out a tenner for a nail polish anytime soon ;_;

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  28. Love to collect nail polish. They're awesome. And my husband right now is into men's overcoat collection.

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