Happy October… a big month for us polish lovers. October has two big things going for it, three if your a Canadian and that just makes me super happy and excited to be blogging this year. First up, October is the month of Halloween… yep, you can expect all things spooky and scary here this month. I will be pulling out all of my Halloween polishes and swatching like a mad woman. Next, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month so the colour pink is where it’s at. Lastly, if your a Canadian, it’s also Thanksgiving!
Today I am showing off the newest Pink of Hearts collection from OPI. Each year, OPI releases a duo that includes two pink polishes and some fun nail accessories. The 2014 kit includes one previously released polish and a brand new, never seen before, polish along with a sparkly nail file adorned with the pink breast cancer ribbon.
In 2014, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October. OPI will also be donating $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.
“OPI is proud to support Susan G. Komen and Rethink Breast Cancer with the eighth annual Pink of Hearts promotion,”explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “OPI’s breast cancer awareness campaign embodies our mission to empower women through color. The Power of Pink is a unique new shade that really celebrates the individual. This pink glitter gives nails a fun, playful look that represents the joyful feeling that comes when embracing life.”
The first polish in the duo is Mod About You which is actually a polish that I already own and is one of my top pinks so I was happy to see included. I have heard that this changed a little so I included comparison swatches at the end of the post.
The formula on this polish was a nice three coat creme. It was a little on the runny side but if you use thin enough coats, it is easy to work with.
The second polish in the duo is The Power of Pink and it is a mid-tone pink crelly base with metallic pink and matte white hex glitters. I like this one a lot… way more than I initially thought I would and think the mix of glitter sizes really add a pretty look to the nail.
The formula on The Power of Pink is pretty typical for a crelly polish, it needs three coats for full opacity and even then you can still slightly see the VNL. The polish is very easy to build and you don’t have to do any fishing for the glitter. To get a more opaque look, try layering this over Mod About You.
As I mentioned, Mod About You has been released previously by OPI and I had heard that the colour was changed slightly so here is a picture to show you the slight difference.
I do agree that the new Mod About You is slightly pinker than the original but not so much that it would be noticeable to the non-nail polish obsessed eye.
OPI is available at most professional salons, including Trade Secrets and Sally Beauty Supply. This set retails for $16.95 US.