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OPI Miss Universe Swatches

I didn’t think much about this collection when I saw the press release, but I am pleased to say that for the most part some shades blew me out of the water. I thought to myself that this is just another collection with pretty much the same ‘ol stuff. One shade that stood out? Swimsuit…Nailed It! It’s possibly the most gorgeous blue I have ever seen. Without further ado, here are the 4 shades from the Miss Universe Collection from OPI.

First up is Congeniality Is My Middle Name.

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name

Congeniality Is My Middle Name is a shade with a name just a tad too long for my preference. It doesn’t take away from the beauty of this shade though. This berry-wine number packs in a lot of shimmer that it quite hard to capture with the camera, which is why I also included a shot taken with flash on. Formula was almost on the watery side. It applied smoothly onto my nails, but requires more coats as 2 thin ones were not enough for this beauty to show well enough in pictures. I retook photos that show 3 thin coats with no top coat.

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name (in shade)

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name (direct sunlight)

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name (close-up)

OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name (with flash)

Next is a shade called It’s MY Year.

OPI It’s MY Year

This shade reminds me a lot of Zoya Faye. It looks kinda close to me, but not dupes at all. It’s MY Year is a very pretty rose-pink purple with gold foil shade. It’s pretty even though it’s not something new to me per se. Formula was good and it dries pretty fast. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

OPI It’s MY Year (in shade)

OPI It’s MY Year (lighting changed)

OPI It’s MY Year (direct sunlight)

OPI It’s MY Year (close-up)

OPI It’s MY Year (lighting changed again)

Next up is my favorite, a blue called Swimsuit…Nailed It!

OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!

Oh. My. God. I die. This shade is absolutely stunning. This has to be the prettiest blue I have seen yet. And to think that this was the shade I dismissed most based on the press release! Wow…..that’s all I have to say. You can see the pictures for yourself. It speaks volumes. It tells all. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! (in shade)

OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! (direct sunlight)

OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It! (close-up)

Last is another one I didn’t give much thought about, Crown Me Already!

OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!

I’ll admit, I thought to myself that this is so much alike with OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle and wasn’t too thrilled to have this one in the set. It’s similar enough for most to justify owning only one of them, but I can see the difference enough for me to own both. Crown Me Already! is a very pretty glitter shade that I can easily use on its own and not just as a glitter top coat. That is one of the main difference I noticed between that and Servin’ Up Sparkle. To me, Crown Me Already! is more opaque and the other main difference is the glitter. The glitter in this shade is purely silver like the surface of a mirror. Shown is just one coat with no top coat.

OPI Crown Me Already! (in shade)

OPI Crown Me Already! (direct sunlight)

OPI Crown Me Already! (close-up)

These should be available in various retail stores nationwide such as ULTA and Trade Secret. Have you gotten any of these shades yet?

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*