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Thursday, 28 March 2013

OPI Lights of Emerald City

OPI Lights of Emerald City review swatch photo

I was really excited when I saw the swatches online (namely the Polishaholic's) for the Disneys Oz The Great and Powerful Collection for OPI. I knew that Lights Of Emerald City was the shade that stood out to me those most. In fact I think I told my housemate and I quote "THIS NAIL POLISH IS SO ME!". It's a clear polished packed full of large matte square glitter and smaller iridescent square glitter particles which shimmer both gold and silver. It's super girly, sugar fairy princess topcoat for nails.

While the glitter is spot on for what I like, I think it's so unique and very indie polish inspired. I think  It's difficult to work with, its easy to get out the smaller flakes but the square particles are a little harder to fish out. It's more of a chore than impossible to work with… The larger bits tend to drag along the nail and settle at the tip of the nail so you have to blob them on, but then in turn it's adding more liquid to the nail making it have a longer dry down time.

I feel the same about this OPI polish as I felt about the OPI Nothin' Mouse about it Polish. While unique and really different, It just takes a ridiculous ammount of time to dry when layered over other polishes. I love the way it looks but I just feel so underwelmed by it's dry down time and difficulty to apply. Lights Of Emerlad City is my stand out shade from the whole OPI Oz The Great and Powerful Collection, but I just wish it dried better and wasn't such a faff to apply. I just find it just annoying for a premium polish to take forever to dry. I bought this from Amazon for  £8.49 including postage which I didn't think was too bad. It's still in my acceptable nail polish price bracket!

PS. It's layered over Topshop Head Over Heels*

30 comments

  1. I'm not keen on the OPI top coat style polishes - their cremes and shimmers are much better application-wise (I've just applied one and it dries so quickly!) x

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  2. I just did an Oz post too haha! I really like your nails, looks so beautiful!

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks great!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/roberto-cavalli-eau-de-parfum-giveaway.html

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  4. I love this so much, looks lovely!
    Maddiestevens.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love that, it looks amazing :)

    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This is gorgeous! added it to my wishlist already haha!
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Looks lovely :)

    beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. OMG I HAVE TO buy this cutie!
    <3

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  9. This looks lovely, shame about the drying time! x

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  10. This looks like a lovely polish (: I really like OPI as i find they are easy to apply, Its annoying the sparkly ones take so long to dry though!

    Remia x
    http://stylesunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Looks lovely, shame it takes so long to dry though but looks very cute all the same! x

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  12. This is seriously pretty, shame about the dry time! xo

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  13. I think this polish is so pretty but I've heard the same thing about the dry time and whatnot from other bloggers so it's a huge turn off for me :/

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  14. Looks pretty, and now I really want that Topshop colour!

    Becca @ Beccaclare / Lifestyle & Beauty Blog xx

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  15. I saw this, and fell for it instantly! It's such a shame it's hard work to apply xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  16. It looks nice but I'm incredibly lazy with nail polish so this really doesn't appeal!

    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  17. I love that top coat! I also really liked the one with fibres.. I cant remember the name of that one.

    Please check out and follow my blog! I'd really appreciate it! <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. this looks gorgeous but i HATE long drying times!xx

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  19. this looks lovely but i dont think i'd have the patience to put it on my nails judging from how hard you said it was to work with the product x
    jusysayjess.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I'm a massive fan of opi and this just confirms my love!
    Sophie
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  21. Your nails look lovely, I haven't triedOPI's topcoats before but they look really pretty xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Wow that's super cute!! Haven't tried these top coats at all! X

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  23. I really love it but I hate removing glitter nail polish. <3

    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. OPI is a brand I haven't tried before, this polish make me want to try it! x

    http://fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Love how chunky the bits are!! :)


    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. This looks so lovely on!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  27. love this glitter top coat

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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