July 12th, 2011

It’s MY Year Review from the OPI Miss Universe Collection

I am so excited!  I dropped into Ricky’s today on my lunch break and the first thing I saw was the brand new OPI collection for August – a collaboration with Miss Universe.  The girl working there informed me that they had just come in yesterday.   Squee!  The polishes are sassy and fun, and I ended up taking three of the four home.

And you know that I started swatching immediately.  See my #1 polish pick from this collection after the jump.

It’s MY Year

I am absolutely swooning over this beauty.  IMO it’s the real standout of Miss Universe.  It’s MY Year is described as an “iridescent pink” but I’d call it more of a plum, with heaps of copper and gold microglitter lending it a duochrome look.

It applied beautifully.  I used two coats but one would probably be OK if you’re in a hurry.  The duochrome effect helps mask that annoying VNL.  Here are about 3,568 pictures that I took because I was so smitten.

These are in natural light

Artificial light

With flash the plum base really pops.  You can also see how the nail surface is slightly pitted due to the microglitter.  A coat of Seche Vite or similar will smooth that out.

And just for fun, here’s a comparison of It’s MY Year with China Glaze Awakening.  Clearly they’re pretty different, although they’re both plums with gold duochrome, n’est ce pas?

I also bought Crown Me Already! (a thick, shiny silver glitter) and Swimsuit… Nailed It! (an electric, metallic blue).  They are all swatched but I should probably be a responsible adult and take care of some non-blog responsibilities before I post them.

Has anyone else checked out the Miss Universe polishes?

~ Allison ~



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2 Responses to “It’s MY Year Review from the OPI Miss Universe Collection”

  1. Morgan says:

    I just got It’s MY Year yesterday and I have to say I’m in love! It’s fabulous. The plum with a golden shin to it. It’s so fun!

  2. [...] some major gold foil, giving it a strong duochrome effect.  This seems to be a close relative to OPI It’s My Year, although it looks like the gold in RTW is much warmer and it could have a darker plum/red base.  [...]

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