January 30, 2011

Sephora by OPI Urban Ballerina Mini Set Swatches

Good Morning everyone! Today I have for you guys swatches of the polishes included in the Urban Ballerina mini set from Sephora by OPI. There are 2 more polishes not available in the mini set, but they weren't out at my Sephora yet, they only had stock of the mini sets :( When I bought the mini set I was chatting with the girl ringing my purchase up and she commented that they had already sold 3/4 of the mini sets they had gotten in during the 1 day they had been out on the floor, that is nuts!  Please ignore the greenish tint on my ring finger in the pictures today...blame Who Let The Dorks Out from yesterday's post for that...I couldn't get it off even after soaking my finger in polish remover!

First up from the mini set is Leotard-Optional. Sephora describes it as a mocha color, to me it looks like an orangey tan-ish brown-ish color...I like it! I think this is a great neutral color, very office appropriate. The formula was great and the polish flowed nicely even with the mini brush. I used 2 coats of Leotard-Optional for the pictures below

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Shade

The Way Tutu His Heart is a very light baby pink. Not much to say about this one, other than the formula was not great. To get it opaque it took 1 streaky coat, 1 semi thick still streak coat and 1 very thick coat with a very light touch. I have plenty of shades just like this that aren't that much work. I would pass on this in the full sized bottle. I used 3 coats of The Way Tutu His Heart for the picture below.

Shade

Who's Spinning Tonight? My favorite one of the set, it's a dark grape purple with a pink, purple & blue shimmer. I didn't realize there was shimmer in this until I started put it on, even looking at the bottle you couldn't see it, probably because the bottle is so tiny! It was a nice surprise! The formula was great, I used  2 coats for full opacity.

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Can we see the shimmer?

Last up is Break a Leg-Warmer, a dark gray. This one had the best formula out of the bunch, but it's not a unique color by any means. Another one I would pass on in the full sized bottles, unless you don't already have a gray just like this. I used 1 coat of Break a Leg-Warmer for the picture below.

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You can buy the Urban Ballerina mini set at Sephora.com and Sephora Stores, it retails for  $18. The full sized bottles of the Urban Ballerina Collection retail for $9 each. 
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17 comments:

  1. I think I'll pick some of these up since Sephora by OPI is on sale for $5 right now at my Sephora. Thanks for the swatches!

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  2. I like these, but I don't think they're very orignal. Too bad haha :) I do like Who's Spinning Tonight? a lot.

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  3. I love, love, love that first color. So beautiful.

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  5. Who's Spinning Tonight is my favourite!! I love purple polishes :D

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  6. By any chance, did you happen to see Traffic Stopper Copper? I really wanna see that one!

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  7. @Anonymous

    I didn't sorry. But I always wasn't looking for it> next time I go to Sephora I'll see if I can find it

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  8. Thank you for the review, I bought the mini-kit via Sephora online but didn't receive it yet. And I think you're one of the first to review it, I'm so happy to see some pictures of it. I'll be waiting for the « Shiny Dancer » post :)

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  9. @Amélie

    Hope you get yours soon! I'm still waiting on Sephora to get the other 2 polishes from this collection. I went again tonight and still nada :( I'm looking forward to seeing Shiny Dancer also

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  10. Thanks for the review! I've been looking for a good gray like Break A Leg-Warmer--do you know what other colors I should compare that one to?

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  11. @Anonymous

    I'll dig through my stash today and see if I can find anything dupey :)

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  12. Thanks so much for posting the swatches - your nails look great.

    Were you able to find a full-size bottle of Leotard Optional at your local Sephora, or are they selling so fast you'd recommend only ordering it online?

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  13. @littlem

    last time I went they had a bunch of the full sized bottles of Leotard Optional! I don't think they were selling out too quickly, at least not at my Sephora!

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  14. Thank you so much, Jen! I went to my local Sephora -- they were selling quickly, so I got two bottles to be on the safe side -- and got them today!

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  15. @♥♥♥♥♥

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think only some colors are on that $5 sale and not the ones from the newest collections.

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  16. Anon, I'm not the expert here, but I think you are right about that (both online and instore).

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  17. you guys are right, it was/is only select shades on sale for $5. At my local store they weren't even with the regular OPI display :)

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