My brain is on creep-overload… I believe I may have been watching/reading all things scary a little too much lately because my house was making way too many noises that scared the bee-jeesus out of me last night! YIKES
Today I have the OPI 2014 Halloween collection which grabbed me more for the theme and less for the ‘Halloween’ aspect. I grew up on watching ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ and ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ so when OPI paired with Peanuts to produce a nail polish collection and you can bet your bottom dollar that I am ALL over it!
I picked up the mini set of these (and was sent one full size for review) because I had an Amazon gift card and it worked better that way but can we just talk about how annoying the OPI mini polishes are? UGH… hate them! The collection is made up of two creams and two glitters.
First up in the collection is Good Grief! which is a golden yellow creme with near invisible shimmer. The formula was really nice and I was able to get it opaque in two thicker coats with minimal streakiness. (does it not look like I have giant hands in these pictures?) The shimmer is really only visible in the bottle under direct light and almost invisible on the nail.
Next up is Where’s My Blanket? which is a glitter topper with black, pale yellow and peach (pale orange?!) medium hex glitters and a black micro glitter.
The formula on this glitter is great. I used one coat on top of Good Grief! and had no issues grabbing the glitters nor was it base heavy. This is, by far, my favourite of the collection so I was really happy to receive it as a press sample in full size.
Third in the collection is Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? which is a black creme. I don’t have Black Onyx by OPI so I can’t compare but I had no issues with application and it was nicely opaque in two coats.
The last polish is To Be or Not To Beagle which is the second glitter topper with red, blue, turquoise, green and pink medium hex glitters and matte black micro glitter and micro bar glitter.
Just like Where’s My Blanket?, the formula on this polish was great. I used one coat over Good Grief! and again, had no issues with glitter application or base overload. This one seems the most versatile in the collection because of the crazy glitter colours… it would work over so many bases.
With the mini set, there was also a sheet of nail stickers all in the Charlie Brown theme and I am really looking forward to using these for some easy nail art.
OPI is available at most professional salons, including Sally Beauty Supply, for $9 per bottle. The Peanuts Halloween collection is limited edition and I purchased the mini set on Amazon for $9.