The holiday season is in full force and you know what that means? Holiday collections! And the OPI Starlight collection doesn’t disappoint.
Filled with metallics, glitters and festive colours, there is definitely something in this collection for everyone. I’ve swatched all 18 shades and provided a quick review of each. For the swatches, I applied 2 coats and for glitter top coats I sponged it on to ensure plenty of glitters made it onto my nails.
There was a little something extra in the mail with all the polishes so I thought I would spread some holiday cheer and give it away to one of you! Keep reading to hear about the collection and learn about the giveaway.
Press * for Silver – Described as a rosy silver, this polish is a great neutral metallic. Now with any metallic shade like this, you can’t avoid seeing brushstrokes. Just take your time with application and that will minimize streaks.
I Drive a SuperNova – A pure metallic silver that almost looks like it’s liquid. Brushstrokes are again a possible issue but no one will care when they see how gorgeous this is.
By the Light of the Moon – If I Drive a SuperNova and a glitter top coat had a baby, it would be this polish. Now while it sounds like a great idea, I’m just not a huge fan of it’s appearance. Most of the glitter particles are covered up by the second coat of polish so it just adds texture. This could be nice in an ombré design if sponged onto the nail.
Comet Closer – A textured gold polish that leans to the warm side of things. The texture of this polish may be lost with the use of a top coat. But this is still a great staple gold polish for your collection.
Is this Star Taken? – A cooler toned gold with “icicles” mixed in. Where By the Light of the Moon failed, this polish is a definite success in the metallic + glitter topcoat. The glitter particles add both texture but also are noticeable in the second coat. Plus who doesn’t love a holographic glitter??
Ce-less-tial is More – This champagne-rose gold-pink glitter is to die for. This is 2 coats applied normally but it also works really well by sponging. Would look great over Press * for Silver as they are similar in tone.
Super Star Status – The glitter polishes really are stars in this collection. This one applies a little more sheer than Ce-less-tial is More but is a great mix of silver and gold. Would be great applied over Comet Closer or I Drive a SuperNova.
Love Is In My Cards – A reliable red is a must for any holiday collection. This warm, cream red polish is just that. If you don’t own a lot of red polishes, this would be a great place to start.
Ro-man-ce On The Moon – Continuing with the reds of the collection, this metallic red is quite the stunner. After a few days this shade does become darker, same with applying more than 2 layers. This truly is a perfect Christmas red shade.
Let Your Love Shine – The last of the red polishes, this shimmer-filled metallic deep red is super luxe and gorgeous. The red shimmer within the polish really shines in natural sunlight and adds great depth to the polish.
I’m in the Moon for Love – A metallic plum with a soft shimmer is a true standout of the collection. Definitely a unique shade and lovely for all year round, not just the holidays. Like any of these metallic shades, application is quite smooth and even, and thankfully no need to worry about brushstrokes with this shade.
Give Me Space – OMG. I’m in love with a nail polish and proud of it. This stunning deep blue is packed with shimmer and becomes more beautiful in sunlight. This really is unlike anything else I’ve ever seen and I really hope that OPI makes more shades like this. A topcoat is necessary to bring out all the shimmer for this polish.
No More Mr. Night Sky – This gunmetal gray is full of shimmer and a great way to rock a darker nail during the holidays. This polish did apply relatively sheer for 2 coats so add a third for good measure.
Guys & Galaxies – The other of the two cream finish polishes, this burgundy/maroon is quite rich in colour and good staple dark shade of polish. Great application but a little hard to clean up around the cuticles.
Cosmo with a Twist – The shimmer within this polish actually makes it appear more blue than purple in some light. The shimmer also can turn to a brighter magenta as well as a little bit yellow in some angles/lights. Topcoat definitely helps bring out the depth in the polish.
Center of the You-niverse – This black polish with silver shimmer adds a lot of glam to a dark nail. This polish unfortunately was one of the harder ones to apply as it just didn’t go on as smoothly as the rest. Topcoat is necessary to bring out the depth of this polish as well.
Infrared-y to Glow (over Love is in My Cards) – While I really enjoyed the rest of the collection, these glitter topcoats were somewhat misses for me. This one features almost chevron pieces as well as small glitters in gold, pink and holographic. Applied best when sponged onto the nail. If you just brush it on, not many pieces make it onto the nail.
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite (over Let Your Love Shine) – Of the two glitter topcoats, I do prefer this one with its’ graphite coloured diamonds. It also features the chevron shaped glitters in a rose gold as well as smaller glitters.
Overall, I am very impressed with the collection, just not the glitter topcoats. Some great metallics and unique polish shades! As I said earlier, there was an extra bonus with the collection – this Constellation Chic set of polishes. You can enter to win this set which features one of the shades from the collection and two other OPI polishes along with Swarovski Crystals.
In terms of the giveaway, it will start on December 15th at 12am and run until December 20th at 12am. As the prize is nail polish, the giveaway is limited to Canada due to shipping rules. To enter, please see the rafflecopter form below!
til next time….
Disclaimer: Products featured in this post provided for review purposes. OPI is not sponsoring this giveaway other than providing me the product in the PR package. Contest will be run solely by Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty.