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OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review

By Goosesglitter @GoosesGlitter
This was an unexpected love for me. I'm not usually the sheer/pink/nude type, but something drew me in: these are beautiful, elegant JELLIES! I've been crazy about the glitter/jelly sandwiches lately, and I have a feeling these would be perfect for them!
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI - My Pointe Exactly
This is my favorite. My Pointe Exactly is a light gray jelly that is semi-opaque at three coats (shown). Even with a bit of VNL, I still loved the look of this. Elegant and edgy at the same time!
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI - Don't Touch My Tutu!
Don't Touch My Tutu is a nice clean white jelly. Along the same lines as Essie Marshmallow but a little bit more sheer, I think it would work even better for the glitter sandwiches. I love the way white jellies make glitter look like sprinkles on a cupcake.
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI - Care to Danse
Care to Danse is a light purple jelly. The bottle looks more purple than it appears on the nail.  I'm not sure, but this may be my second favorite.
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI - Barre My Soul
Barre My Soul is a very nice peachy beige jelly.  This would be a lovely base for a French manicure!
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI - You Callin' Me a Lyre?
You Callin' Me a Lyre is a a peachy pink jelly that's more saturated than the others in this collection. Again, it'd be a great base for a French manicure base.  I think of the collection this was the most opaque at three coats.
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI NY Ballet Collection: Swatches and Review
OPI - Pirouette my Whistle (over each of the colors above)
Pirouette My Whistle is a clear base with silver micro glitter and large white/silvery pearl hex glitters. Most pictures of this at one coat didn't have too many white hexes, but my bottle seemed to be packed with them. I had to actually TRY not to get too many because I wanted a sparse look. Either way, it's quite elegant for a glitter. I think I like this even better than Nubar White Polka Dot.
All of these applied very nicely and easily in three coats, although it seems easiest to avoid streaks by using medium-thick coats. I suggest waiting a few minutes between each coat to prevent bubbling as well. They do kind of self-level though, which is a plus.
OPI is available at Ulta stores as well as in JC Penney Salons. I prefer JC Penney because if you buy two or more, they're only $6 each instead of $8.50 at Ulta.

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