I’ve decided to start doing short blog posts on special nail polishes or mini collections that I purchase from time to time. I won’t be doing a blog post on every single nail polish I own because that would probably be a whole year’s worth of blog posts! I’ve mentioned before that I love buying mini versions of things and the OPI / Essie mini collections are no exception.
My first mini collection I want to show you, and this is probably some type of mini review too, is the ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ collection that was released in the US a couple of months ago. I follow a few nail art blogs and as soon as I see an interesting collection coming out, I immediately pop on to eBay to see if I can get a mini collection for a reasonable price.
The whole collection consists of 3 glitters, 3 sheer neutrals and 1 Liquid Sand polishes. The mini collection consists of the 3 sheer neutrals and the 1 Liquid Sand. I also purchased the full-sized versions of 2 of the glitters. Anyway, so below is the mini polish bottles in all their glory. I just think these miniature bottles are so cute! I have a photo on my Instagram of a miniature bottle compared to a full-sized OPI nail polish bottle, if you’d like to see the difference in size. Each mini bottle contains 3.75ml, where a full-sized OPI bottle contains 15ml.
I Theodora You
This is a pretty, muted baby pink shade. It’s probably my favourite out of all the sheer ones, since it’s the most opaque. It’s not streaky at all and quite easy to apply. I am wearing this on one of my most recent Instagram photos.
Don’t Burst My Bubble
This is a sheer white shade with the tiniest bit of pink mixed into it. It reminds me of Essie’s Marshmallow with a tinge of pink because it has a similar jelly consistency. This one has a nice formula as well, not streaky but can be quite sheer.
Glints Of Glinda
This is my least favourite shade, it reminds me of a pink nail polish that is so old, it has started to go yellow (I’ve had that happen before, so I know what it looks like). It’s more beige than yellow but still, I think it makes my nails look stained – not a cute look! The formula of this one is also good, no streaks but also quite sheer.
What Wizardry Is This?
This is my favourite one out of the whole mini collection – I’m really enjoying the OPI Liquid Sand formulas! It’s a brown and gold textured nail polish (once dried it almost looks and feels like sand paper on your nails). I only need 2 coats for full opacity and it dries to a matte finish quite quickly. One thing about the Liquid Sand nail polishes is you can leave it without a top coat for a matte look or you can use a top coat and it will look completely different!
The swatches (2 coats each) are in order as pictured and mentioned above.
I purchased the mini collection set on eBay for around R 170.00 ($ 17), including shipping.