Happy Manicure Monday!
I haven’t posted anything nail related in a few weeks because – you guessed it – my nails have been jacked. So I have been carefully maneuvering around until they looked decent enough to post, which I think they are now. It’s perfect timing, too, because OPI’s Muppets Most Wanted collection just launched and I have two of the shades I want to share.
This isn’t the first time OPI has teamed up with The Muppets, as it released their first collaboration in the fall/winter of 2011. This time around, they’ve teamed up to create a line for OPI’s annual “soft shades” collection. The two I picked up were “Gaining Mole-Mentum” and “Chillin’ Like a Villain.”
I would say this polish is more densely packed than similar top coats. In one go, the brush picks up a lot of product and it is easy to get good coverage with just one application. What you’re seeing above is one coat.
To get more of an “opaque” coverage took me about 4-5 coats. It truly depends on how much product your brush has plus how the glitter is distributed onto the nail, as you can still see some bare spots on my nails here and there.
With similar top coats, (like American Apparel’s “Meteor Shower”), the ratio of glitter to clear polish is unbalanced; I think you would have to do 50 coats to get this kind of coverage. Either that, or you would have to dot each foil piece onto the nail. Either way, ain’t nobody got time for that!
Although “Gaining Mole-Mentum” was a definite yes for me, “Chillin’ Like A Villain” caught my attention as well. I’m a sucker for these soft peachier shades (which you probably could tell from my love of OPI’s “Coney Island Cotton Candy”).
In swatches this appeared very sheer, which worried me a bit. I don’t care for pearly or barely there finishes. But luckily, this polish’s creme- and gel-like finish made it easily buildable. There was some patchiness at first, but with three coats I achieved full opacity and smoothness. Impressive!
Finally, here’s one coat of “Gaining Mole-Mentum” over three coats of “Chillin’ Like a Villain.” Here, you can see the variation of glitter coverage on each nail; some are less decorated than others. Some people might not like the inconsistency of coverage, but I think it actually is a huge benefit because you can easily determine how sparkly you want your nail(s) to be. The formula is flexible because it is thick enough to carry and pack on lots of sparkle but thin enough to place the glitter in select areas without piling on layers.
Personally, I love this combo together! I love the touch of sparkle with the pretty peach shade still peaking through. They’re definitely winners in my book!
Have you checked out the collection yet? I’ve only spotted these at Ulta and Sally’s Beauty Supply but call ahead and make sure they have the color you’re looking for (ask them to please check the label, too). And hurry – these babies are selling fast!