June 27, 2011

OPI Miss Universe Collection Swatches!

Hi guys! Hope you all had a good day! I was having a bad day then I wandered over to Makeup Alley and saw someone saying that they had found the Miss Universe Collection at my favorite local store...Planet Beauty. Of course I had to run right out to my closest Planet Beauty store to see if I would also be lucky enough to find it there...I was! If you live in So Cal and have a Planet Beauty near you and want these go check there...if you do find them you're in luck because OPI is Buy 3 get 1 Free so you get it early and for a good price! I've yet to see this collection anywhere else locally (even the places that typically get collections before the "big" stores). As far as I know this collection is *supposed* to be in stores in August, hopefully it starts making an appearance everywhere else sooner than that.

First up is It's My Year, a yummy purple with a golden shimmer. I will be first to admit I thought this would be a dupe of Rally Pretty Pink based off the bottle shot we had seen of it, but it's not...it's way more purple. I will have a comparison up either tomorrow or Wednesday of the 2. The formula was great, I used 3 coats for full opacity!



Shade

Congeniality Is My Middle Name is a jelly-ish berry base with purple and pink microglitter/shimmer (whatever you want to call it!). It wasn't sheer like a jelly but it does look a little squishy on, which I love! Gotta say, I do love this one, but it's pretty similar to The One That Got Away from the Katy Perry Collection...I will have a comparison of those also in the next couple of days. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Close Up!

Swimsuit...Nailed It! is a freakin' amazing electric blue foil. Easily my favorite of this collection. I wasn't expecting it to look like this from looking at the bottle! The formula was fantastic, a careful 1 coater if you tend to use thicker coats. I used 2 coats for these photos. If there is a dupe for this I don't have it in my collection!



Shade

Shade


Last up is Crown Me Already which is small round silver glitter and large hex silver glitter in a clear base. This is pretty dense and builds up easily, it would be a great layering polish also! This is actually what I expected Spark De Triomphe from Serena Williams to be haha! I do love this, my camera however had issues dealing with how sparkletastic it is and these were the only non-blurry photos I got of it. I used 3 coats of Crown Me Already for the photos below.



Close Up, Shade!
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54 comments:

  1. How pretty! I bet you felt waaay better discovering these cuties out early. :)

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  2. Yay! I definitely want Crown Me Already...but they all look so pretty on your fingers!

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  3. I absolutely love the blue. I need it!

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  4. It's My Year is the only one that really stood out to me the others just seemed kind of average. Thanks for the post and swatches though!

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  5. How close is It's My Year to Zoya Faye?

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  6. Wow you posted these super duper fast! I'm impressed!!! I like crown me already the mostest... But they all look great on you!

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  7. Crown me Already FTW! Disappointed with Congeniality is my middle name, reminds me of the Burlesque colors. Overall great though!

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  8. @Anonymous

    It's My Year is much more purple. I'll have a comparison up between it and Rally Pretty Pink (Faye dupe) within the next couple days!

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  9. Love the nail polishes! THe purple is so dark and mysterious. The pink is so bright and cheery. The blue is so fun looking. And the silver is amazing!

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  10. I have to say, I'm disappointed in this collection. I think It's My Year is going to be the only one I pick up. Oh well. Great find! I love when I find collections early :)

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  11. 'Bikini... Nailed It!' is GORGEOUS! That one and 'Crown Me Already'... I have yet to find a place that sells OPI here in Okinawa but maybe I'll find a stateside seller that ships internationally? *hopes*

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  12. @ANA

    nailsupplies.us (aka Transdesign) does but they don't have these up yet

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  13. I had no interest in that last one until I saw it opaque here. It looks so amazing, I like cant stop drooling lmao!

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  14. I love Crown Me Already! NEED <3

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  15. I love Congeniality is My Middle Name!

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  16. I love the last two! Generally I'm not a huge fan of blues but I love that one :)

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  17. nice, nice there all so beautiful!
    that silver glitter i love it!
    & the pink is similar maybe dupeable? to a Sinful colors polish named forget now

    thanks for sharing yours are the first ive seen of the swatches for this colllection(:

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  18. @BeautyBehaved

    I don't have that Sinful but I'll be on the lookout for it next time I'm at Walgreens!

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  19. wow, I wasn't expecting this collection to look so good. I kind of like all of them. Which is unusual, cuz there is usually one I don't care for.

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  20. Crown Me Up Already... WOW. Looks like diamonds!!! That polish is something else!

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  21. How similar is Congeniality is my middle name to Be a Dahlia won't you? In pictures they look sooo similar!

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  22. @Emilee

    Be A Dahlia has much more of a pink base. They have the same finish and shimmer but way different base colors. I'll put a bottle pic of the 2 in my comparison post!

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  23. I love all the colors! so pretty! :)

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  24. They all look very pretty. Absolutely love Crown Me Already, must get me one of those!! Very nice!!

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  25. wow wow wow I love these. Hmmm * plots a haul*

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  26. oh wow gorgeous collection!

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  27. Oh crud. I love these! I didn't want to do it. You made me love them. I think crown me already is a must to come home and live with me. Thanks for the sneak peek!

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  28. Crown Me Already HAS To Be Mine! I Love It.!! I Cant Believe I'll Be Headed To The Block Just For a Nail Polish Tomorrow. Hahah! What Have You Done!! Jkn.
    :D

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  29. Thanks a lot for the swatches! It's My Year looks very similar to Zoya Dannii from the Intimate collection. Can you compare them if you have Dannii as well?

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  30. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I would love to see a comparison between Swimsuit and LA Girl Alkaline Blue if you're able! :)

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  31. @Stef

    I wish I could but I don't have that LA GIrls polish :( sorry!

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  32. @özlem

    I swapped away Dannii but I *think* the base colors are a little different. I probably have a color spoon thing for Dannii somewhere so I'll try to compare them that way!

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  33. *drools* oh they look sooooo good!

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  34. To be honest, I'm not really wowed by this collection. They don't seem all that unique to me, but they are pretty none the less. I really do love Swimsuit...Nailed it! It really sticks out to me and I really don't have a blue like it.

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  35. @McDiaz714

    LOL! If the PB at the Block doesn't have them try the one on Fairview & MacArthur...that's the one I found them at!

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  36. Really glad to hear that It's My Year is definitely different than Rally Pretty Pink! I was afraid of the similar pictures too *waits patiently for comparison swatches* =P

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  37. It's My Year looks from the photos like it could be out of the OPI DS series collections. Agree with you on close to Congenality being close to The One That Got Away which already was close to another older OPI's from the 2008 Toyland collection "Don't Toy With Me" which has been likened in some folks opinion to the Katy Perry shimmery fuchsia. Some also have said there is a a bit of both of the above in the Burlesque Collection in "The Show Must Go On." The latter I don't see - it's much brighter. But certainly the Don't Toy With Me & The One That Got Away are very close. So if you do have that old Toyland one around - toss that into your comparison of this new one. Thanks for getting these swatched and up. This is the first swatching I have seen of this collection.

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  38. I actually thought It's My Year was a dupe for Zoya's Faye, but I think it might be a little more purple also. Been looking forward to swatches of these, thank you!

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  39. It's my Year and Crown me Already are so awesome!

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  40. I really really love them all but I SWEAR I could stare at Crown Me All Ready all day!!

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  41. Hi-These are so beautiful! I have mine on order!

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  42. Ack, I didn't want this collection but now I do. *sniffles* Nice swatches! I bet Red Shatter would look great over Swimsuit Blah Blah Nailed It.

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  43. I don't suppose any of you know if this is going to be released over in the UK? I seriously doubt it but I have some major droolage going on! xx

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  44. Hey! Does anyone know the difference btwn Crown me already and Servin up sparkle? It seems they both have small silver glitter and larger hex glitter particles..

    And is it just me or does swimsuit.. Nailed it look a bit like opi's sea I told you so?

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  45. @Anonymous

    Other than both having small glitter and hex glitter they aren't very similar. Serving Up Sparkle is full of holographic hex glitter and Crown Me Already is just silver. Crown Me Already is also much more dense and opaque :)

    I don't have OPI Sea I Told You So? so I'm not sure how it compares to Swimsuit...Nailed It

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  46. Its just such a pretty collection! Would so love to get this :)

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  47. How similar is Its MY Year to Meet Me on the Star Ferry? In the promo pictures they look quite similar, but on your nails they look different. Any thoughts?

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  48. @The Lacquered Lady

    I don't own Meet Me On The Star Ferry but I believe it isn't as purple from looking at it in the bottle when I've been out shopping

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  49. Thanks for the great swatches. I was looking at these on Amazon and couldn't tell what the shades looked like from the bottles. On the nails, they're gorgeous. I love the shimmery ones and the uber glittery one the best.

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