Monday, June 28, 2010

OPI Summer Flutter Collection

I broke down and bought these suckers at Ulta the other day when I was picking up some routine supplies. Hey, they're minis. So it's considered a mini-splurge, right? Anyway, I know OPI Summer Flutter Collection is old news for most of you by now, but these polishes were just the kind I had to actually try for myself.

Word of caution: these aren't the best swatches. My nails are quite stubby at the moment but I wanted to review these now because I'm going out of town soon. If you want good pics, head over to Kellie's blog Also Known As... because she has some of the best swatches of this collection I've seen yet.



Flit a Bit. Meh. An orange creme with that's more yellow than orange. Nice color, but not unique. How awesome would this have been with a little yellow shimmer or something? But alas, this is what we're looking at here. It reminds me of OPI In My Back Pocket, but I'd have to compare them side by side. I used three coats to smooth it out, but two is doable. Do-able? Is that even a real word?





Flower to Flower is a pretty pink with silver shimmer. I didn't really care for this in any swatches I saw online, and looking at it in my picture, I'm not in love, but on my nails, it actually looks pretty darn good! Must be the way it catches the light or something, but I would certainly wear this baby again. Two coats and it was smooth and opaque.





Wing It! is a fruit punch red with silver, blue, and red shimmer. Or at least, that's how it appears to me. It definitely flashes blue under some lights, silver in others. In real life it's like POW! I don't know that I would wear this again on my fingers, but definitely on my toes. Ugh, and I hate when polish names have punctuation in them. Seriously, this polish is loud enough. It does not need an exclamation point to confirm this. I used four coats to get rid of the VNL (not on my nails, because they're super short at the moment, but on my friend's nails.)





Can I just say, before we get down to the nitty gritty, that if I was a mermaid, this would so be the color of my tail. Or fin. Whatever you call it, how friggin' amazing is this? Catch Me In Your Net is hands down my favorite from this collection. Weird name, but I can look past that and into the ocean of shimmery glitter. At first I thought this was just dupe for OPI Sea? I Told You! but no. Catch Me In Your Net is greener, deeper and richer, with a hell of a lot more sparkle. Well done, OPI, well done. Opaque in three coats.



Bottom line, it's a cute small collection, right onboard with what OPI normally releases around this time of year. The polishes all wear great and dried smooth. In each picture I used a coat of Seche Vite. Anything catching your eye? Or have you passed on this collection?

9 comments:

  1. Really nice mini haul. :)
    LOVE the blue the most.
    Susie

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  2. Obviously so do I! It's gonna be my mani today!

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  3. First time I saw this, the display was mostly empty, but I was able to grab a Wing It!, which I thought was the most unique of the four. Then at another store, another week, I saw the minis and rationalized getting them like you did--they're just minis. Then finally I saw a full size CMIYN and just had to have it, even though I have Zoya Charla which is supposedly a dead on dupe. I'm weak, what can I say?

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  4. I LOVE this collection. I have them all but CMIYN because I have Zoya Charla. I have had to make myself not get it anyway! lol

    By the way, I started a nail blog, and would love to have you follow. If you're interested. :-)

    http://alisnailnews.blogspot.com

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  5. Karen: That's how they get you! With their "mini" campagin. It sucks me in every time. And now I desperately want to find CMIYN in the fullsize bottle.

    Ali's Nail News: I don't have Zoya Charla, but I've seen swatches and yeah, good call. Although it is pretty rare to find an exact dupe. I will most certainly stop by your blog!

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  6. Me encantan los colores y eso que todavía no tengo ninguno de Opi.

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  7. Samantha: Gracias, estos esmaltes me gustan mucho, en especial el azul. Es disponible OPI donde vives tu? La mayoria de sus pinturas tienen una buena formula y una variedad de tonos, me gustan mucho.

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  8. love the blue !!
    i have a giveaway in my blog come on see if you want !!

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  9. Lily nail: So do I!!! It's too bad I missed your giveway, but I will definitely be there for the next one!

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