Hello everyone! Today I've got OPI's Lights of Emerald City to show you. I'm a huge sucker for fairytale/Oz types of books and movies so of course I dragged the mister to see "OZ, Great and Powerful." Without giving away any spoilers, I LOVED the look of the film but the plot... It did, however inspire me to finish the Wicked series by Gregory Maguire. Guys, if you haven't read it, you need to! His use of words is simply amazing. With that being said, OPI released a Soft Shades collection based off of "OZ, Great and Powerful." I couldn't resist Lights of Emerald City and and so I brought it home with me.
Since Lights of Emerald City has such an ethereal look to it, I wanted to use a similar polish color. I went with Orly Pixie Dust, a blue-gray with silvery flecks. The larger squares shine over this type of color, in my opinion.
And how can I show a glitter without using it in a jelly sandwich??? I've used one of my favorite jelly polishes, China Glaze's Ride the Waves. I like how the large glitter looks but the smaller ones get lost completely. This combo may need some tweaking, maybe I'll try it with a red jelly?
As for the formula, it was fairly easy to work with. It's chock-full of the smaller glitter, although not too much fishing is required of the larger squares. It will take a little longer to dry, the base is a bit thicker than a regular polish. All of the swatches used one coat of Lights of Emerald City.
Did you get anything from the Oz Great and Powerful collection? I wanna hear!
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