Friday, August 26, 2011

O.P.I Miss Universe Collection Swatches

Yay sparkle!

  Today I have my swatches of O.P.I's Miss Universe Collection. I'm so attached to this collection. I love the colors, I love the finishes and I will admit that I used to be a huge fan of the pageants. I have very fond memories of me and my Grandma watching them religiously through the years when I was a little girl. These colors are stunning and you cannot beat all the sparkle it packs for being a small group. 
Don't they look so lovely all together?

It's my Year. This is just lovely. Let's just get this out of the way. No, it is not a dupe of Rally Pretty Pink or Faye. And I'll tell you how they differ. This is much more Purple and much less "gilded". The Golden/ Green sparkle in this leans far more Green and it is much less dense. In this color you can really see the beautiful Plum shimmer base. If you guys really want me to I'll compare all my "gilded plums". But the only ones that are really dupes are RPP and Zoya Faye.

Congeniality is my Middle Name. This photographed far Redder than it is. It is much more of a Cranberry tone with a subtle Purple sparkle throughout. I have nothing else like this color. I really love this for the Holidays as well. It is a very sophisticated color. I believe this is the color that Suzi, herself, wore to the pageant.

Swimsuit...Nailed It. OMG BLUE FOIL! I love this. It is the most amazing shade of Royal Blue (no pun intended) foil. I freaking love the fine sparkle packed in the jelly Blue base. It has the perfect finish. This is so very pigmented. BE WARNED. I wore this for about Three days, could not stop staring at my nails. Be ready for the removal. Use the "foil method" AND triple up on the base coat lol. I doubled and had some slight staining. Thankfully it has not taken long to get rid of the stains.

Crown Me Already! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥! Yes, it is a pain to remove but WHO CARES!! Look at this! It is the most amazing mix of big hex glitters, small round glitters and micro glitter. I love how bright and clean this Silver is. It was like bits of shattered mirrors on my nails.

I wore this look for like Three days. In LTHP time that's an eternity.

  All of the colors have a great, manageable formula. They are all Three coaters but they dry fast. They all need a good top coat because they all dry slightly gritty. I suggest Seche Vite. My mani wore like iron through the whole weekend. I love the colors. I love the sparkle and I came up dupeless for all Four colors. No dupes always equals a happy Cristina. I can see myself using these a lot for nail art.

Which ones are your faves?
♥ Cristina

(**Products sent for review**)

28 comments:

  1. My fav is the blue foil!!! But I like the name of Congeniality is my middle name, 'cause I love the movies with Sandra Bullock! :)

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  2. Um must own crown and swimsuit asap!

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  3. They look all awesome! I wish I owned this collection too :)

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  4. I need this blue!!
    So amazing!!

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  5. Crown Me Already *drools* I've never seen anything like that!

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  6. Everytime I see this swatched, I need this whole set even more!!

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  7. I love all of them but specially Congeniality is My Middle Name <3 :)

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  8. I got Crown Me Already yesterday! LOVE!

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  9. Love all of them! Can't decked if I news Swimsuit or not cuz I just got Orly Sweet Peacock. I love he 4 pics together at the top.

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  10. your swatches are amazing!!!! i have the whole collection too! the silver one is awesome!!!!
    Did Congeniality is my Middle Name. shimmer sink to the bottom on your bottle? Mine is all stuck to one side!

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  11. I already have the swimsuit blue and stamped it over Orly matte blue suede-was an awesome combo-I love this blue!

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  12. Crown Me Already and Swimsuit Nailed It blow my mind!!! This is a really beautiful collection!!! Gorgeous swatches btw - I love how you showed the collection all together! <3

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  13. I love them all! I can't wait to get them :)

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  14. wow! All of these are amazing! I want the blue, the red and the golden one!

    By the way, great nail shape :D

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  15. ohmygawd they are all sooo gorgeous. I especially love ITS MY YEAR :)

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  16. hmmm love the first and last one x

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  17. I saw these in the store and was completely unimpressed... and yet now I see them swatched and I'm so mad I didn't pick any up! Will have to go back now!

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  18. I've had these for about 1.5 months now. Have to say I bought them in a weak moment. I should know to wait for swatches and reviews. I did not order the silver topper because OPI had silver topped me out this yr by now and I am glad I did not get it - it's weakest of all the others in the recent past. I liked the Sparke de Triomphe (I know it's not all silver) and the one from Grand Slam England - Servin' Up Sparkle (which is all silver. This one released on literally the heals of Servin Up Sparkle seemed really over kill to me. Swimsuit is a pretty blue but we all have seen it before...nothing unique unless you are mad for every blue ever made. The It's My Year has a lot of the same look as did Rally Pink from Grand Slam France with a little less gold in it. Actually it reminds me of Faye from Zoya only OPI has a little more lavender to it - but again I was meah. The one I thought was going to be amazing was Congeniality. I love your swatch photos. the blue shimmer really shows up - it sure did not on me. It looks like a messy raspberry shade on me. I got a really watery bottle. I have to try it again and see what I can do with it. Plus oddly when OPI released Miss Universe Collection - the Padget was long over with. Is it the $$$ tie in that OPI is getting or what? Why so many collections this year? I get the Grand Slams - a one time thing - but with 4 of em and the normal collection releases then Miss Universe too??? That's a lot of groups. I wish they would have spent more time on the fall collection coming (some have it already)...it's going to be one of those sitting on the shelf for quite some time at stores I think. Anyhow..for all you who love this Miss U collection great! OPI will be happy. I just thought it was underwhelming.

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  19. I *love* It's My Year...soooo pretty!

    And I have to say from your swatch, Crown looks like a pretty good dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Today Was A Fairytale (at least from looking at my swatch for TWAF).

    Gorgeous nails as always--thanks for the lemming ;)

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  20. Not gonna lie, It's My Year is my favorite and the only one I have, I like the other colors but this one is just stunning!

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  21. Aww I remember watching the certamenes with you and abuela too :) those were the best times. Loving the colors.

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  22. Is it wrong to want all of these? Oh wait. Yes it is when they're $20 a pop here in Australia. I suppose if I could have just one, I'd pick It's My Year. So awesome.

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  23. love these 4 I think OPI did very well :)

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  24. I didn't even think twice about getting colors from this collection...I was not interested but seeing Swimsuit...Nailed It and Crown Me Already...hmmm, maybe I will be making a trip to Ulta soon lol.

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  25. this collection is gorgeous, i love its my year and crown me already

    shel xx

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