Thursday, October 7, 2010

OPI Burlesque Winter/Holiday 2010: The Shimmers

I picked up all of the shimmers from OPI's Winter/Holiday 2010 Burlesque Collection, and just one of the glitters. Today I have the shimmers for you, and bonus doggie photos to show you what they do while I swatch!

Below: Rising Star is a beautiful gold shade with hint of copper. I used 2 coats on all of these and as with the majority of OPI polishes, the formula was perfect.

Below: Take the Stage, a bright rich copper shade has a very nice "glow" to it. This color is perfect for Fall.

Below: Tease-Y Does is one of two shades in this collection that doesn't have a bit of metallic or foil look to it. Ali's Big Break is the other one. It's a near black creme with hints of purple, and gold and bright burgundy glitter. In certain lighting (middle photo) this vampy beauty takes on a more brown-toned hue with almost a haze of smoke over it. Very nice!

Below: Ali's Big Break is so much prettier in real life, and I apologize that my photos don't do it justice. This cool-toned cherry red creme with red foil and gold glitter is a gorgeous red with very little pink tones in it.

Below: The Show Must Go On is a little bit like MAC's Bad Fairy, but just a very little bit. It has a touch of a gold duo chrome and the shade is a toned down pink/red color.

Below: Let Me Entertain You, a darker fuchsia pink tone, is somewhat less foil/metallic than some of the others in this collection. It has an abundance of foil/glass-flecked glitter that's a little lighter than the base color, and I see some silver glitter in this one also.


Below: This is Gus, our male German Shepherd. He waits patiently as I swatch, because he knows with every different color, that means another trip outside. So it's in and out, in and out with him.

Below: Greta on the other hand, is a little lazier! She just lays on the patio furniture waiting for us to come back out. She knows every time I come out, she gets to play catch.

I'm very happy with all of the shimmers from this collection. There's a range of finishes--from the creme ones with tiny glitter to the more metallic/foil ones--and the shades themselves are all beautiful. There's a little bit of shimmer, a little bit of metallic, and a whole lot of gorgeous in this collection.

10 comments:

  1. Ali's is just the most perfect red ever

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  2. is DS glow similar to any of the coppery foil-esque ones in here? :)

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  3. Awww, I love your dogs! The pictures of them make me wish I could love on my fat, fluffy yellow Lab, Hank, right now!

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  4. They're all very nice! And I love your dogs...they make me want to go home and give my puppy a hug. :)

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  5. Gorgeous shimmers! And I love it when you post pics of Gus and Greta! They are both such beautiful dogs, makes me miss my Maxwell. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  6. I definitely need the last 4 shades you displayed, gorgeous!!!

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  7. God bless you for rescuing German Shepherds. Your an angel for doing that hard and wonderful work. I'm not sure which polishes I'll buy from this part of the collection. I know I want all the glitters. I guess I have to see swatches a few times. I just noticed your new photo. You look beautiful. I love the new haircut. Very modern and just adorable.

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  8. All the nail colors look pretty :) and cute dogs!

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