Hey everyone! I'm so annoyed with myself because when I was getting ready to leave for work the other day I managed to cut my middle finger with my house keys. The cut is about an inch long and goes from my cuticle up my finger, which of course means it's going to be vet painful to use acetone for a while. It also means I'll likely have to photoshop it out as it's rather unsightly. I was halfway swatching a collection, but luckily it wasn't this one so I can at least post this for you today.
OPI's Alice Through The Looking Glass collection* contains some really gorgeous shades. I must admit I really love how this collection looks together, I think the polishes work really well alongside each other. I also think they fit quite well with the film, although I'd have loved to see something a bit more unusual and bright in there to fit in with the Hatter's crazy style. I really liked the film itself, I actually think I preferred it to the first film, so if you haven't seen it yet I'd recommend it. From the collection my favourite is probably The I's Have It* (baby blue) although it should probably be my namesake: Fearlessly Alice*. My least favourite is A Mirror Escape*, but more on that after the jump.
Fearlessly Alice* is a lovely bright blue. It's great to finally own a polish that shares a name with me, I seem to own plenty named after other people but this is a first - luckily it's a really pretty colour and not some mucky greeny brown or something! This was 2 easy coats, shown without topcoat as it dried fast and shiny without
Mad For Madness Sake* is a fun bright pink. This was 2 coats, but I found it to be quite patchy so I needed to be careful with application. Shown without topcoat as it dried fast and shiny without
What's The Hatter With You?* is a burgundy polish. This is a very typical OPI shade, but still a colour that I love time and time again. I expected this to be 2 coats as it's a darker shade but unfortunately I needed 3 as it was still slightly patchy in places. Shown without topcoat
A Mirror Escape* is a metallic gold shade with white and gold glitter pieces. As I mentioned previously, this is my least favourite in the collection. My only question is: why?! The glitter pieces make it look clumpy, I feel like it should have been one or the other. Not my kind of shade unfortunately. This was 2 coats, shown without topcoat to demonstrate the texture
The I's Have It* is a lovely baby blue. This is my favourite from the collection, because as you know baby blues instantly have my heart. This was 2 coats, I needed to be slightly careful with application to get it in 2 but it was possible. Shown without topcoat as it dried fast and shiny
I'm Gown For Anything* is a beautiful pale lilac shade. This was 2 really easy coats, I was surprised of the coverage of this for such a pale shade. This was a close contender for my favourite of the bunch. Shown without topcoat as it dried fast and shiny
Having A Big Head Day* is a bright letterbox red. This was 2 easy coats, shown without topcoat as it dried fast and shiny
And finally is Oh My Majesty* which is a stunning iridescent off-white. I found it really hard to capture this in a photograph, but I promise you that on the nail this is gorgeous. This would have been my favourite of the collection if it had dried a little bit quicker. I needed 3 thin coats for full coverage so as a result it took longer to dry, I definitely would use a fast dry topcoat when wearing again. However, this is shown without topcoat as it was shiny without, and it was only after photographing them that I realised they weren't dry!
I really love this collection, although A Mirror Escape* is really not my thing. I'd also like to point out how shiny they all are, without topcoat - I was very impressed.
What do you think? Do you own/want any of the collection? Let me know in the comments!
*some of the products in this post were provided to me for review but all opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way