Let me start out this post with I read all the Oz books & was super excited for this collection. When I first got the press release I was a bit shocked. This collection didn’t say Oz to me at all. Not only did it lean crazy neutral but there wasn’t a green in sight for either Emerald City or Theodora. I feel like the didn’t do it justice. I reviewed the Urban Decay Glinda & Theodora palettes & they were much better representations. I’m still disappointed but I did find one polish I really wanted from the beginning which is what I’ll be showing you today. I’m considering getting What Wizardry Is This? as well but for now Lights of Emerald City is what I have from this OPI collection.
OPI Lights of Emerald City- A clear base packed with shiny larger white squares & medium square iridescent glitters.
So it is really pretty right? This formula wasn’t great & I found placement a bit finicky. I really like the iridescent type glitters because they shift from gold to green to copper depending on their base. I prefer it over black but I figured I’d show it over a few brighter shades since it looks a bit more fun & that’s what I happened to be wearing.
So if I can deal with the formula goop then what’s my damage? These squares aren’t really squares….
To see what my base colors are, see my post here about the Minx nails I tried & the CND/Gelish combo I’m wearing.
From the first release I knew I wanted OPI When Monkeys Fly! which turned out to be a complete curling mess. After seeing swatched I knew I wanted OPI Lights of Emerald City & now I’m so bummed with it although the iridescent glitter is really pretty.
Have you tried this polish? What did you think of the OPI Oz Collection? Do you think it embodies the film?