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O.P.I // New York City Ballet

O.P.I are always bringing out new collections, at £11 a bottle for us British folk it's not purse friendly. When it came to the New York City Ballet collection I wasn't convinced I'd like it but knew my Mum would. The set of Minis usually retails at £12.95 & contains four of what will be best sellers, though in some collections it's an awful selection.

New York City Ballet is the collection for those who want to wear polish but don't want it to look like you are, if you're at school, work or growing your nails. Years ago, I'd apply sheer polishes, with strengthener of course to help them grow, now I have long natural nails.

What shades are in the mini collection?
My Pointe Exactly - A sheer, creamy grey polish.
Don't Touch My Tutu - A sheer, milky white polish.
Care to Danse? - A semi sheer, creamy lilac polish.
Pirouette My Whistle - Micro silver glitter, with hexagonal glitters also.

The polishes apply beautifully, even the glitter applies evenly. Sometimes O.P.I can be hit or miss. However you'll use twice as much polish to get any kind of colour pay off. The swatches show the results of 4 thin coats. Even if you buy a full size bottle, it won't last long for sure. It's a shame because in the bottle the shades look a lot less sheer and very pigmented. My favourite polish of the four? Has to be the glitter of course, I've been using this one for myself. I look after all the polishes in this house, along with doing them.  The most pigmented of the four is My Pointe Exactly, the only coloured polish worth purchasing in full size. 

Did you buy into this collection? Do you think the same?

10 comments

  1. Very pretty, but they would be better if they were a little more opaque. 4 coats just seems too much! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. very, I usually use two coats of every other polish. Bit of a silly collection from opi. x

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  2. I love Care to Danse but I think the fact that you need 4 coats for a nice opaque looks has put me off :)x
    shameta.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is an odd collection on the sheer front :/
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  3. I do love O.P.I but I agree. The minis do seem to also have a somewhat different formula to full size? I found my Cajun Shrimp mini to be a little thinner than when I tried the fill size. I dunno, but I love those colours.

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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    1. I haven't found that yet with any full size, I prefer the mini brushes, less clean up.
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  4. I've tagged you to do a top 6 blog pictures tag :)

    Have a look:
    http://rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.ie/2012/09/top-6-favourite-blog-pictures.html

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    1. Thank you, I'll be posting mine soon!
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    1. I absolutely love the glitter, but couldn't give two hoots of the other three :P
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