Monday, March 16, 2015

OPI 50 Shades of Grey Collection Review


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What is this? OPI on P2P.... yep!! You see it! Welcome to my first official review for OPI. The brand doesn't need any introduction, so lets just take a look at the polishes included in the 50 Shades of Grey Collection. I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I know that there is somewhat of a cult-like following! All that aside, I am really digging the grey polishes included.

My Silk Tie is a metallic shimmering silver polish with a frost-like finish. The formula was surprisingly good, since these types of shades can be a major pain to work with at times. Although there were no formula application issues, the chrome/metallic finish left brushstrokes across the nails. I used two coats and topcoat here.
OPI My Silk Tie

OPI My Silk Tie

Cement the Deal (talk about a play now words!) is a light grey creme polish. The formula was good and went on without any issues in three thin coats. This is a very versatile grey that seems to be universally flattering from the other photos I've seen. 
OPI Cement the Deal

OPI Cement the Deal

Dark Side of the Mood is a deep charcoal grey creme with a slight hint of shimmer. This one was surprisingly streaky and patchy when applying. I definitely expected more pigmentation, but three coats were used here. The shimmer is pretty, but not very noticeable, especially in pictures.
OPI Dark Side of the Mood

OPI Dark Side of the Mood

Embrace the Gray is a medium grey creme with an excellent formula. This is one that I was really looking forward to and it did not disappoint. Again, this shade of grey (pun intended) appears to be universally flattering. I used two coats and topcoat here.
OPI Embrace the Gray

OPI Embrace the Gray

Shine for Me has shimmering silver base with blue and silver glitter. The formula was really easy to work with and became opaque in just two coats. Topcoat was used to create a smooth finish.
OPI Shine for Me

OPI Shine for Me

Romantically Involved is a true red creme. The formula was absolutely perfect. I applied two coats and topcoat without any issues.
OPI Romantically Involoved

OPI Romantically Involoved

Here's a pic of a simple dotticure I wore with Romantically Involved, Cement the Deal, Dark Side of the Mood, and My Silk Tie.

OPI 50 Shades of Grey

The OPI 50 Shades of Grey Collection is still available for purchase for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com. 

Are you a fan of the 50 Shades of Gray book? Have you seen the movie that was released recently? Any polishes catch your eye? 


5 comments:

  1. Romantically Involved & Cement The Deal are beautiful. You're dotticure is very pretty. Reminds me of Christmas even though that's long gone! I LOVE the 50 Shades Of Grey Books! I read the whole serious in a week. I haven't seen the movie as yet though. Heard the movie wasn't all that compared to the book.

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  2. Love that polka dot manicure you created with the colors.

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  3. Great swatches and fun polka dots. Dark side of the mood is probably my fav from this collection. I actually saw the movie this weekend and thought it was much better than expected. Clearly not Oscar worthy but definitely fun.

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  4. Loving them all!!

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  5. What the what! Loving your OPI swatches :-D

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