I am a serious nail polish collector and nothing has excited me quite like this in a long time! ‘Special’ polishes come and go, peaking my interest with their newness but this is a keeper.. so much so I’ve ordered a back up – well it is limited edition! I’m not one for the collections usually but recently OPI have really sucked me in, I bought 2 from their Mariah Carey range even though I knew I wouldn’t like the finish.. they seem to have some kind of spooky retail hold on me. I was hoping that the Oz collection would be dull enough to break my habit but alas.. I needed several shades. Luckily this was actually sent to me by the lovely folks at OPI to review for you equally lovely folks so my purse breathed a tiny sigh of relief.. until I went online for more.
I’m wearing it here over ‘Don’t Burst My Bubble’ a gorgeous soft pink from the same collection. It’s not opaque so not something I would usually wear alone but it makes the perfect base for a pretty top coat like this.
Lights Of Emerald City has large chunks of matte white and iridescent glitter suspended in a clear polish. If L’Oreal thought they’d got the confetti effect down, they have some stiff competition here, it’s practically a ticker tape parade on your nail, just beautiful! As with all chunky glitters getting an even application is tricky, what you see in these pictures is more like 4 layers (my nails feel about an inch thick right now) so you get a much sparser covering with just one coat but I think if you had the time and patience you could build this up to ‘opaque’ .. perhaps that’s best reserved for an accent nail, huh?
Overall I cannot get enough of this and have been wearing it over everything for the past week, if you are trying to choose just one thing from the Oz, The Great & Powerful collection make it this!
OPI is available online here priced at £11.50 per bottle