Monday, April 16, 2012

Swatches: OPI NYC Ballet Soft Shades Collection

After I saw several bloggers post PR swatches of the OPI Ballet Collection last month, I was obsessed with getting it for myself. They were so light and pretty, and jellies! I was especially excited about the grey.

But after trying them for myself, I wonder, were the PR samples thicker than the bottles sent to the general market? I did three coats of all, leaning towards medium to thick coats as I have read suggested, and still have some areas of uneven color and streakiness and definite visible nail line. Who has time and patience for 4 coats? For me, the more coats I apply, the more likely it is to peel.

As I said, all swatches below are three coats of color, and I topped alternating fingers with one coat of the glitter topcoat from the collection called Pirouette My Whistle.

And don't think I am not pleased with these- I still they think are quite pretty, and especially love the effect the top coats gives, and the grey is definitely my favorite. I just wasn't able to duplicate the opaqueness that bloggers with PR samples had in their three-coat swatches.

 Barre My Soul

Care to Danse?

 Don't Touch My Tutu!

 My Pointe Exactly

You Callin' Me a Lyre?

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, this collection was purchased by Sasha.

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Unknown said...

nice review :) they look really pretty!

check out my blog if you get the chance :D

Lucy x

Millie said...

Thanks for the honest review! I couldn't figure out why Scrangie's swatches looked so opaque. I guess I now know why. I think I will pass on all of these except for the glitter.