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OPI Holiday in Hollywood: Dazzling Darks & Neutrals

When I think of glitz and glam, my mind immediately drifts to Hollywood, award shows and the red carpet. For Holiday 2007 OPI takes us there with the Holiday in Hollywood Collection. It includes two distinct sets of six polishes: Dazzling Darks & Neutrals and Glamour Reds.

The Dazzling Darks & Neutrals are up first. The Glamour Reds are soon to follow.

(l-r) Stars In My Eyes, Hollywood Blonde, I’d Like To Thank

(l-r) My Big Break, Have You Seen My Limo?, Who Are You Wearing?

Stars in My Eyes is a semi-sheer sparkly silver. What you see below is two thin coats. I’m sure a third coat would make it completely opaque. As I was applying Stars in My Eyes and the majority of the sparklers in this collection I noticed a great multi-colored shimmer in the lacquer but it doesn’t appear on the nail. Instead this shade has a slightly pinkish cast and amazing depth. It dries semi-matte so if you really want to put on the glitz, add a super shiny top coat.Hollywood Blonde is my surprise of the collection. I totally didn’t expect to like, let alone love, this shade. From the few pics I’d seen of it online, it looked like a blah nude. Wow was I wrong. A glistening nudish pink semi-sheer, this is my kind pale. The gold shimmer gives it depth and a fairy dust quality. I would totally rock this on my tips or toes for a holiday party. I love when a polish blows my expectations out of the water.I’d Like To Thank… is described by OPI as a “copper shimmer.” I don’t know what Suzi has been smoking but I see no copper here. I’d Like To Thank is a duo-chrome; a shade that changes from one shade to another depending on the lighting. This one changes from a mid-tone peachy pink a deep golden rose thanks to the magical gold metallic shimmer. This is a shade I’d say is more suited to warm skin tones. The only real downside of this color is that the metallic quality made my brush strokes more apparent.My Big Break has the same consistency and duo chrome effect as I’d Like To Thank. And the same visible brush stroke issue but it’s not nearly as visible. There is a small amount of green shimmer in the formula that shows up on the nail at certain angles. Overall it’s a lovely berry rose shade that leans towards a deep lilac depending on the light.Have You Seen My Limo? gets the prize for most unique. Yet another duo-chrome, the deep grape base has silver and green shimmer that allows the shade to transform from reddish purple to a dark silvery plum. I really hope OPI adds this to their permanent Classic Collection.Who Are You Wearing? is a tough color to accurately capture. I must have shot 40+ images of it and I still had to add swatch shots from other images to give you an idea of how truly cool this polish is. When I first saw online swatches of it I thought it was just another blue, like OPI Ink or Russian Navy but, oh no it’s so much more! The final duo-chrome in this collection, Who Are You Wearing? has a red shimmer that only appears in warm indoor lighting. Otherwise it’s a battle between the blue shimmer and the purple base as to which color you’ll see. The purple being the hardest to capture digitally. This is a shade you MUST see for yourself.The Holiday In Hollywood collection is available now at professional salons, including Ulta, Trade Secret, Regis, Pure Beauty, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Beauty First, and Beauty Brands.

Now it’s time for you to weigh in. Which shades have you drooling? Which ones have you bought? What’s on your wish list? What didn’t work for you? Any lemmings killed?

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  1. Princess Elina says:

    I love Have You Seen My Limo? and Who Are You Wearing? Douchrome+purple can never go wrong:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I also love Have You Seen My Limo? and Who Are You Wearing? – which I can believe needed over 40 pix – It looked blue duo-chrome in the bottle in the store, purple creme when I got it home, and then navy blue creme on the nail – easily the most chameleon-like color I’ve seen recently! But since I’m a blue fanatic, into the collection it goes.

  3. Hanneri says:

    What a great post!!! I have seen swatches of the Hollywood collection but yours are truly great. I am now lemming Stars in my eyes, My big break, Have you seen my limo AND Who are you wearing. Downside is I will probably have to wait another year before it’s available in my neck of the woods :-(

  4. Anonymous says:

    i totally loved my big break, i didnt think i was going to like it, but it really surprised me, i thought i was totally going to look icky on me, but i kept it on for 3 days! (i usually change everyday)

  5. Joelle says:

    Oooo. I love Hollywood Blonde and My Big Break. I may have to pick those up this weekend…

  6. princesss says:

    After seeing these pics I am drooling over Hollywood Blonde and Who Are You Wearing? I already got Stars in My Eyes and My Big Break and they are gorgeous! This collection is my fave in a long time.

  7. Karen says:

    Loving the Hollywood Blonde and the Who are you Wearing too!!! Have You Seen My Limo is working for me…it’s a changeling!

  8. Kathy says:

    I am so all over those darks. That plumy one looks divine!

  9. cary's girl says:

    Must go buy Who Are You Wearing immediately! I am loving this color!

  10. violetnoir says:

    You are rocking all of these colors, M!

    I have MBB and HYSML, and I just sent WAYW to my sister. Now I may have to get Hollywood Blonde, because it looks so gorgeous on you.

    I can’t wait to read your reviews of the reds. In my very humble opinion, one of them deserves to be in the permanent collection. Let’s see if you agree with me. :)


  11. CincyFan says:

    Thanks for your comments everyone! This collection is a lot of fun.

    If you like the duo chrome effect, check out the Scherer Chameleon polishes in your local drug store. I found them at Rite Aid. They have some really fun shades for next to nothing. It’s the same brand that make those Petites polishes.

  12. Liz says:

    Oh wow! The duochromes are amazing, and so are the shimmers – I think this is going to end up being one of those collections I spend way too much money on.

  13. Anonymous says:

    OPI really knocked it out of the ballpark with this collection! This is one of my favorite collections in a long time! I bought every neutral/dark except for Stars (I don’t look good in silvers) and two of the reds and I love them all!!! Your pics are gorgeous Cincy! I just love your blog!

  14. Alicia says:

    Have You Seen My Limo? looks amazing!

  15. styrch says:

    Have You Seen My Limo is the best thing since BTO! I agree – it should definately be part of the line.

    I haven’t tried my Who Are You Wearing yet due to my infatution with Limo but I just can’t see how it could be THAT diferent from Russian Navy. Is it really all that?

  16. Anonymous says:

    I tried to layer Hollywood Blonde over the dark colors! It gave very interesting results.

  17. Selkie says:

    Oh, MAN! Several of these are so great I’m going to buy them immediately (thanks for your clear photos & detailed descriptions!).
    “Who Are You Wearing?” is spectacular, one of the best shades I’ve seen in its color range – can’t wait! Plus “Hollywood Blonde” & “My Big Break” both look perfect for me.
    (I LOVE finding your newest blog entry when I open up my inbox every day – thanks again!)

  18. Marilyn says:

    Man, I almost bought Have You Seen My Limo yesterday (before seeing your blog), and now I so wish I had!! I think it looks great and it’s so helpful to see it on your nails!

  19. Jennifer says:

    Hollywood Blonde looks so much better on than in the bottle. I never would have bought that unless I saw your pix — thank you!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Terrific post – your photos and comments are great!
    When are you going to review the reds in this collection? I can’t wait!

  21. yummy411 says:

    fantastic review per usual… i’d like to thank and who are you wearing are must haves on my list! thanks!

  22. Debbie says:

    I actually have 4 out of 6 of these colors…..given to me in a gift set Christmas ’07!! I didn’t even remember them til I ran across them last night while I was cleaning. Can’t wait to put on Have You Seen My Limo?!!!

  23. I your website – super work!