OPI Miss Universe 2011 Swatch and Review

OPI has done it again. They are the official nail care sponsor for Miss Universe which will be held on September 12, 2011. The set contains 4 colors dedicated to Miss Universe.

NL U01 Congeniality Is My Middle Name. You know, there is a movie I really liked back in the days, Miss Congeniality. I kept thinking of how funny the movie was and how Sandra Bullock would look if she had the chance to wear this in the movie.

This nail polish is like a purple berry with glitters giving off a rather regal color that sparkles.

The first shot I took is under indoor natural lighting which has a more glossy look. With this angle, the glitters that are not so visible. The polish is so smooth that it feels very even to the touch. The nails are swatched with 2 coats.

With direct sunlight, the glitters are now shining brighter than ever just like Miss. Universe being shined upon by lights on stage. I did notice that the sunlight turns the color to a rather redder look compared to natural indoor light.

NL U02 Crown Me Already

The glittery silver sparkled nail polish is so brighter and glamorous that it feels like silvery confetti pouring down on stage after crowing Miss. Universe.

My initial picture of the polish swatch is with one coat which gives the nails a rather sheer color with specks of silvery glitter scattered all over the nail. This could be a really sparkly top coat if layer on top of another polish.

With a second coat, the nails immediately have a thick compound of silver glitters covering up the whole nails.

When I stuck my nails in direct sunlight, I could barely open my eyes. It’s so sparkly and glamorous. It’s got a beautiful silver reflection when I move my hand around. I really love it!

NL U03 It’s My Year

Here is a bottle of fluorescent neon purple with a hint of gold shimmer all encapsulated in it. The color reminds me a lot about an extravagant dress that shines the entire dance floor.

In a natural light setting, the color looks quite purplish.

At a different angle the gold is so much more visible as there is a lot of light shining on it. It has a metallic to foil finish to it.

With direct sunlight, the golds become pieces of scattered sparkles that are evenly coated throughout giving the nail color a more prominent purple.

Here’s a shot at a different angle still under sunlight for comparison.

NL U04 Swimsuit… Nailed It!

The word swimsuit really matches this bottle of blue. The blue almost as though representing the water gives off a very shiny and glitzy blue.

With natural lighting, the blue gives off sparkles and shimmers while keeping the nail coverage end to end flawlessly.

Under direct sun light, the nails look like cool blue with glitter. Don’t you think the index finger nail looks almost like a reflection of the pool with the sun?

Different angled shot with sunlight.

Miss Universe from OPI is a really glam up and sparkling set that features rich amounts of shine and sparkle. Each color is unique on itself and very eye catching. The formula of these are amazing as always. They all have great coverage and apply effortlessly. Except Crown Me Already containing large glitter particles, the other 3 all have glossy finish. The removal process is as easy as applying, considering they contain lots of shimmers and glitters. Overall, I’m in love with each and every bottle, especially Swimsuit…Nailed It!

What do you think of this collection?

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. Fruity Lashes don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews. Read my full disclosure here.

36 Responses to OPI Miss Universe 2011 Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla September 7, 2011 at 4:50 AM

    I love them all! A great collection.

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM

      Which one is your most favorite?

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  2. rock-or-not September 7, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    I ordered the blue one ^^
    Great collection!

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM

      Swimsuit…Nailed it! That one is so pretty.

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  3. amy September 7, 2011 at 5:50 AM

    It’s My Year is really unique and nice. I don’t have anything close to it. Thanks for the swatches.

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM

      You’re welcome, Amy!

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  4. Kim Mika September 7, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    The swimsuit is really pretty. Do you know when they’ll be available?

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 9:58 PM

      They should be available now. Check your beauty salons and stores like Ulta, Regis, Pure Beauty, etc.

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  5. Brit September 7, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    Crown me already! I love glitter polishes and this one is so glamorous.

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM

      Indeed! That’s a uber pretty one.

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  6. Joannie September 7, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    OMG all 4 polishes are nice. I want them all.

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  7. lexies84 September 7, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    Great swatches and review! I remember the Sandra Bullock movie, it was a great movie.

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:01 PM

      Yea did you see the 2nd one? I heard it wasn’t as great as the 1st.

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  8. Vonvon September 7, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Love all of them! Especially the purples!

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:02 PM

      Yea both purples are lovely! My photos can’t show the gorgeousness of those shades. You just need to wear them in person.

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      • Vonvon September 8, 2011 at 2:17 AM

        In the UK, I could only get OPI polishes in London, I think. And I hardly go there. And they are quite expensive compared to the US, but well, everything is more expensive in the UK compared to the US anyways. Even for British products in the US, Boots No. 7 and Nails Inc. are much cheaper in the US (even after the conversion).

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        • admin September 9, 2011 at 2:55 AM

          Oh wow. That is very different because I thought the products being from UK would be cheaper in UK compared to the US. Especially, the taxes and shipping has to be taken into account. But then maybe the living style and expense plays a role in the pricing in the UK?

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        • admin September 9, 2011 at 2:55 AM

          Oh wow. That is very different because I thought the products being from UK would be cheaper in UK compared to the US. Especially, the taxes and shipping has to be taken into account. But then maybe the living style and expense plays a role in the pricing in the UK?

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  9. Yuna September 7, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    I love OPI and this collection is great! What do you think of the formula compare to the other collections?

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:04 PM

      Oh the formula is great as ever. The colors are really rich and the coverage is fantastic. You won’t regret if you get them.

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  10. Dara September 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    I think I love all of them, might as well just buy the whole set.

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:04 PM

      Haha that’s the spirit!

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  11. Donnasiie September 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    It is a nice little collection from OPI but I have a lot of polishes already. I think I will wait for the holiday collection. Thanks for sharing.

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:05 PM

      No problem! Let’s both wait for the holiday collection =)

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  12. Nicky September 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    I want them all!

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  13. Ujin September 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    I’m loving plum and purple so Im getting Congeniality Is My Middle Name and It’s my year!

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  14. Lindsay Picca September 7, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    This collection is so pretty. I think swimsuit… nailed it looks the best but will also get the other 3. What’s the wear time for you on these?

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:12 PM

      I get about a week wear time for the swimsuit… nailed it before I took it off. I haven’t got a chance to test out the other shades yet, but they should all last quite long.

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  15. kacy September 7, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    I can’t wait to watch the final on sep 12. This collection comes just in time. I love all 4 colors.

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:13 PM

      Yep next Monday. It’s getting close.

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  16. Jennies September 7, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Nice swatches! Do you think It’s my year is close to Rally pretty pink in the glam slam France collection?

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM

      Well they’re similar but not exactly the same. Rally pretty pink doesn’t look as foil-y as It’s my year and it looks more pink while It’s my year looks more purple.

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  17. ERica Z September 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Swimsuit…Nailed it is so gorgeous. It really does look like the pool water in some way. Is there any dupes to it?

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    • admin September 7, 2011 at 10:25 PM

      I wouldn’t call it a dupe but Nicole by OPI A New Kind of Blue from last year looks very similar to this.

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  18. cynthia September 7, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Must … have … Crown Me Already! hngggg

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    • admin September 9, 2011 at 2:11 AM

      With the silver sparkling color look it is very unique but also bright. That nail polish was really different when I swatched it.

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