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Midweek Manicure // Oz the Great and Powerful Swatches

Happy Wednesday! Over the weekend, D and I went to see Oz the Great and Powerful in 3D. I thought it was pretty good and it was nice to have a night out and eat movie theater popcorn. Before the movie, we stopped at Ulta (yay!) where I picked up two OPI polishes from their Oz the Great and Powerful collection. Here’s a look at the two colors:

OPI Glints of Glinda

OPI Oz the Great and Powerful Polish

First is Glints of Glinda. A very light, very translucent peachy-pink shade. It’s pretty subtle but I really like it. I can see myself using it for a lot of nail art where I’ll need a good neutral base. It had a nice amount of shine and went on really smoothly – sometimes I worry about very translucent polishes drying really streaky, but I didn’t have that problem with this polish.

OPI What Wizardry is This

Next is What Wizardry is this, which is a liquid sand polish. I was really excited to try it because I’m sure you all know by now that I love textured nails (see here, and here). The color goes on nicely and dries matte (but stays sparkly because of the gold glitter in it). Once dry, you end up with a sandpaper-like finish. Kind of a cool concept. It’s also been pretty long-wearing, even without a topcoat so…10 extra points for that.

OPI What Wizardry Is This label

OPI Oz Great and Powerful polish

Thanks for reading!

kimberly

Nails

Midweek Manicure // Inspired by Oz

Hello! This week’s manicure post is a bit late, but better late than never (I think I’ve typed that a few times in the past few weeks…I really need to get myself together).

I saw this image of Rachel Weisz from Oz the Great and Powerful, and decided I’d like to do a similar mani. I haven’t gotten it quite right yet but I think it came out kind of cool. I’ll have to experiement more with colors and base polishes, but for now I just did a simple base coat, taped off the shape, painted on the color and then covered it all with a top coat.

Oz Great and Powerful Mani

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And can we just talk about Oz the Great and Powerful for a minute? So many movies have come out in the past few months that I feel I really NEED to see, this one included. I love the Wizard of Oz, and think this movie would be fun to see, too. Is anyone else dying to see it? Has anyone seen it yet? If so, what do you think??! Let me know! :)

kimberly