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OPI Burlesque Collection for Holiday 2010 Swatches, Review & Comparisons

By on October 1, 2010
in Bronze, Holiday 2010, OPI, Red, Vampy with 120 Comments
opi-burlesque-holiday-2010 This holiday, OPI hits a high note with the release of Sony Pictures’ upcoming film Burlesque. With an all-star cast including Cher and Christina Aguilera, this musical written and directed by Steven Antin opens nationwide in theaters on November 24, 2010.

OPI’s Holiday 2010 collection marks the third film collaboration for the brand this year.  Following up the sell out successes of Alice In Wonderland and Shrek, the Burlesque lineup is sure to follow suit.  This year OPI has flipped the script by forgoing their usual six reds in varying finishes to give us six shimmers in warm metallics, a vampy plum and some more traditional reds.

“OPI is thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems on this exciting movie release,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The colors were modeled off the majestic glamour, over-the-top costumes and mesmerizing Cabaret that are typically seen in Burlesque performances. The resulting bright, dazzling shades are perfect for the holiday season.”


Formula and Application: OPI is a 3-Free brand. They made the switch to 3-Free in 2008. You can identify an OPI with the 3-Free formula by the green lettering on the label. Bottles with black lettering have the old formula. Always check the labels to be sure. The OPI Pro Wide brush is flat, wide and medium in length. It’s of average stiffness and easily spreads out on the nail when pressed. The only downside to the Pro Wide brush is that it can be too wide for slim fingers or little toes.

In terms of application, I was very impressed with the pigmentation.  With one exception all the polishes applied flawlessly in two smooth coats.  Ali’s Big Break required three due to the sheerness of its jelly base.  It was also the only color that gave me staining issues so I would double up on base coat with it.  The foil finish metallics were somewhat bothersome to remove only because tiny bits of foil glitter were on my skin but applying a swipe of cuticle oil before removing drastically reduces that.

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Ali’s Big Break is a jelly based candy apple with flecks of gold micro-glitter.  In the bottle I expected it to be some sort of duo-chrome but on the nail it’s more like a piece of lucite with flecks of gold leaf trapped inside.  As soon as I saw this polish I thought of one of my fave old CND colors, Winterfire, though my bottle is MIA for comparison purposes.

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Let Me Entertain You is a bright glimmering fuchsia.  The base looks like a jelly but it’s actually pretty opaque.  The finish is like a toned down version of China Glaze’s glass flecks. The hot pink micro-glitter looks trapped, similar to Ali’s Big Break, only with a LOT more sparkle.

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I didn’t have a great comparison for LMEY so I am showing it next to an older Holiday shade, OPI Don’t Toy With Me from the 2008 collection Holiday in Toyland.  HiT has more red in its base and it’s quite a bit darker but they have a very similar finish.

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Rising Star is a burnished copper foil metallic.  I love that so many brands are coming out with more foils as opposed to traditional metallics which aren’t as user friendly.  The color is not what I traditionally think of as copper but it’s not quite gold or bronze.  It actually reminds me of these highlights I got back when I was still coloring my hair dark red.  I had bright copper streaks added and this was back when the whole Kelly Clarkson thick highlights were in so they were pretty dramatic. I loved the color but the style makes me cringe now when I think about it.

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I thought I might find a twin in Nubar Caramello but it’s deeper and more nutty, if that’s a descriptor, than Rising Star.

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Take The Stage is a reddish bronze foil.  Again it’s a great non-streaky metallic, like Rising Star, though I’m surprised that OPI didn’t include a cool toned metallic in the collection.

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Take The Stage has a pretty close twin in Nubar Bronzo from the Venetian Glass Collection.  The only minor difference is that TtS has a more metallic finish but to the casual observer, it’s not that noticeable.  I’m also showing it next to OPI Lighten Up, You’re Two Pence! as a reference.

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Tease-y Does It! is a vampy, deep plum hue with golden and red micro-glitter.  The glitter looks like tiny burning embers floating on a pool of oil.  In the bottle you would expect it to have a duo-chrome finish thanks to the gold glitter that picks up the light but on the nail it doesn’t translate.  Of all the polishes in this collection, this one grabbed me the most. I hated taking it off, it’s that gorgeous.  It just feels so elegant and the fiery glitter is mesmerizing.

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As I was wearing Tease-y Does It, god I hate the name, I kept thinking it looks familiar but couldn’t come up with a polish name.  It was driving me nuts.  I was going through my “vampy” bin and still coming up empty until I opened my Chanel Feu De Russie box.  Ding, ding, ding!  While they aren’t identical, the polishes are very similar.  The main difference is the base color.  Feu De Russie has a black base while TDI’s is more burgundy.  There’s an underlying smokiness to TDI that makes it look lighter and more plummy when dry.  However, if you missed out on the Chanel, this is an excellent substitute.

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The Show Must Go On is the solo duo-chrome in the collection.  This hot pink shimmer flashes golden orange though it’s a pretty subtle effect.

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I’ve heard a lot of people suggest that MAC Bad Fairy from the Venomous Villains Collection is a dupe for The Show Must Go On but you can see that’s clearly not the case.

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Bottom Line: Tease-y Does It is my hands down favorite from this half of the collection.  In spite of the cheesy name, I’m smitten with the color and am already planning to take it with my on my next pedicure appointment which says a lot.  For almost a year I’ve been wearing purple on my toes almost exclusively so to switch up my game means the color is pretty special.  The metallics are winners in my book only because I’m still on a foil kick.  The rest are kind of meh for me only because that’s not my fave color family.  The shades are pretty but not must-haves for my personal collection.  Though if I didn’t own CND Winterfire, I would pick up a bottle of Ali’s Big Break.

The OPI Holiday 2010 Burlesque Collection will be available beginning November 2, 2010 at salons including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and Ulta. OPI nail polishes retail for $8.50/ea for a .5oz bottle.

Are you into these shades?  What do you think of the whole movie collaboration thing?  Should OPI keep partnering with films or do their own thing?  Which shades will take up permanent residence in your collection?  Which duo-chrome do you love more MAC Bad Fairy or The Show Must Go On?

Stay tuned for my review of the second half of the collection containing six GLITTERS!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by OPI. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. I just saw these in the store! Can’t wait to get my hands on them! Glow Up Already looked so beautiful in the bottle…can’t wait to see your swatch of it!

  2. Amanda says:

    Ohhh I got Let Me Entertain You, Rising Star, The Show Must Go On and I was umming and ahhing over Teasy Does It. Now seeing these swatches I am so glad I thought stuff it, I will get it otherwise I know I will kick myself later lol.

  3. jenny says:

    I’m disappointed in these. I want TDI, but it’s really the only one that stood out as something special in this collection.

  4. Nicole says:

    The debate between The Show Must Go On and Bad Fairy… I got Bad Fairy, but since The Show Must Go On has a similar effect, I’m thinking about returning Bad Fairy because the OPI is cheaper, has a better brush, and gives more product.

    Would love to know which one you guys would choose!

    • As a serious Disney addict I wouldn’t dream of returning my bottle of Bad Fairy. I managed to pre-order the LAST bottle at the MAC counter closest to me. I cannot believe that they didn’t make more!! But my sister is a nail tech so I will be getting TDI and probably ABB as soon as they are available at her supplier.

  5. Melissa says:

    Does Tease-y Does It look at all like Nubar Raspberry Truffle? Thanks!

  6. Isabelle says:

    I am really not impressed with any of these, I feel like I’ve already have them majority of these in my collection. I think I’m going to skip this one.

  7. Cathy says:

    You are SO right, I thought “The Show Must Go On” was going to be a “Bad Fairy” close dupe, but BF is has way more of a grape undertone. THanks SO MUCH for posting the side by sides. Great job once again. NOw I just can’t wait to hear about the giltters!!! ; ) I’m also EXTREMELY excited that the Burlesque GLitters are going to be made available for a litmmited time in Axxium Soak off Gel…. very cool!

  8. Polisholic says:

    Hi, ur swacthes are perfect as always!! i have the whole collection already, and i gotta say, these are worth getting! even the glitters are beautiful! if u have MAAH, u will love all the glitters, and as far as the shimmer part, teasy-y-does it, is my favorite!!

  9. Grace says:

    Are there more of these or is this the whole collection? I thought the promo images showed a blue and a greenish glitter? I was looking forward to those. These don’t really do it for me, and I’d be shocked if I could pass up an entire OPI Holiday collection.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Yep, this is just the first half of the collection. The other six are all glitters.

      • Grace says:

        Oh good! I know the OPI promo images are notoriously inaccurate, but I could have sworn there were more colors in there!

    • kirsten says:

      Honey the other six are GLITTER HEAVEN! I ordered the six glitters which got here this morning and GOD they are all gorgeous! They have alot more variation of color to the actual glitter than you would expect from promo pics! Simmer and Shimmer for instance I can see blue, green, pink, gold, and silver glitter in it! They’re insane!

  10. Cathy says:

    PS I will be getting “Allies Big Break” it’s a great Holiday Red, and “The Show Must Go On” will satisfy my sadness that Kinky in Helsinky has once again been put back into retirement….apparently being uber popular twice wasn’t good enough LOL. And Teas-y Does It, just plain “does it” for me… I”m a purple girl!

  11. Nicole says:

    I already ordered the whole collection from transdesign, I can’t wait to get them! Also can’t wait to see your swatches of the glitter portion of this collection!

    • TammiMarie says:

      How much is shipping on there?

      • Jessi says:

        For a $100 order I pay about $10 in shipping. You can always just add the items in your cart and just go far enough along in the checkout process to see what shipping will be.

      • Ruthless says:

        Transdesign ships to Canada 9 bottles flat rate of 18 USD. It’s more obviously overseas. You can fill up a cart and go through the checkout to see what shipping will be, which is one of the biggest advantages Transdesign has over Head2toe. That and paypal.

        • TammiMarie says:

          Okay thanks both of you, I will do the cart thing then and see what it comes to for two polishes to the US. I should just wait and get at Ulta with my coupon but I don’t want to wait! :) Oh and I want Let Me Entertain You and the one glitter that has blue/purple/gold in it.

          • Hannah says:

            For 2 polishes, it’s still going to be 8-10 USD for shipping to the US. Transdesign’s shipping prices are really only worth it if you make a big order; the cheapest shipping (for one bottle) is still $8, I believe.

  12. Feline says:

    You should try TDI next to Nubar Raspberry Truffle… Still, it was my favourite too.. :)

  13. LesleyKat says:

    I predict the movie is a dud. (um, haven’t we seen the story line a hundred times before?) however, the polishes are definitely NOT duds. I’m dying over tease-y does it! LOVE!

  14. Edwina says:

    Can’t wait for the 2nd half. I’m thinking of getting TDI, can the glitter be seen from a distance?

    • Cathy says:

      Oh Yes… from miles maybe! LOL They are all solid glitters a-la “Mad As A Hatter” and “Absolutely Alice” from the Wonderland Collection, so if you liked those you’ll probably love these.

  15. lacquerholic says:

    Just when I think I’ve gone overboard with my polish obsession, I see colors like these, and while they are pretty, I don’t HAVE to have them. It’s comforting to know I have enough control to not purchase every new thing that comes out. This after a major splurge of Chanel, NFU-Oh and Nars within the past week.

    • kirsten says:

      I SO feel your pain! I bought Chanel Vert and Brun when they came out, Chanel Steel the week before that, then my three RBL Tudors collection preorders shipped, 4 NFU-Ohs, and today the six Burlesque glitters were delivered. I totally need therapy! I swear if I don’t watch it I’ll be on an episode of hoarders before long!

      • All Lacquered Up says:

        Ha, I keep waiting for the Hoarders crew to show up at my doorstep. While polish makes up the majority of my beauty collection, the bottles are smaller and easier to store than say haircare or body care products. So considering I’m a beauty junkie in general, I’m amazed the boyfriend hasn’t called me in by now.

        • kirsten says:

          Oh yes we are one in the same! LOL. I’m a total beauty junkie too. More than half of it I probably never even use! Polish has come to dominate my collection mostly because of the price and as you said the size. My problem is that I love to have my polish on display where I can always see it, but I’ve finally run out of space on both of the clear racks (the ones that hold 90 bottles each) that I got from head2toe. Sick, I know, but something about seeing that huge rainbow mass of color makes me instantly happy! I’ll have to start making use of my 2 Helmers starting with the pink and red polishes. I don’t mind those being out of sight haha.

  16. Lauren says:

    I have to say that I probably wouldn’t have looked twice at Tease-y Does It, but after your glowing review, I’m definitely getting it! Take the Stage is a nice fall color, but I won’t buy it. I’d use it at my salon though. I definitely like Mac Bad Fairy better than The Show Must Go On, but I’m not dying over either of them. I like the movie themes. I think it’s a cool way to draw inspiration.

  17. Satinou says:

    I love this collection especially the show must go on and rising star, how lucky you are !

  18. Amy says:

    I’m excited to see your swatches, even though I’d already scouted out and purchased the ones I wanted well over a week ago. I’m actually surprised to see that OPI didn’t do much marketing with this collection. I definitely agree with you that Tease-y Does It is a dreadful name but a beautiful color, it was one of the only ones I picked up! I found the glitters to be just too much and too rough.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      They haven’t done much marketing yet because the collection isn’t supposed to launch until November and even though online sellers have it up already, they aren’t supposed to so OPI won’t be promoting the collection until the “official” release date. I actually had to get permission to post this early, which is silly, but I was receiving emails from people asking when I would have the swatches up because they are already on TransDesign. From what I understand they have been fighting diversion (selling online or outside a salon) so they don’t acknowledge the online sites that already have the collection for sale.

      • Ruthless says:

        If they were truly interested in fighting diversion wouldn’t they not wholesale to etailers in the first place?

        I understand OPI has been doing some crazy things lately, the whole debacle where they sent cease and desist over promo images emailed out to bloggers.

        The nailphile put up the glitters swatches a couple of days ago here

        http://thenailphile.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html

  19. Traci says:

    I went into JCPenny salon yesterday looking for Nail polish and they had this collection. I was surprised to see it bc I hadnt seen any swatches or reviews about it yet. I want to see what the glitters look like!

    • kirsten says:

      That’s because OPI wasn’t letting anyone post their reviews and swatches yet since the “official” release wasn’t supposed to be until November and those who did post them were asked by OPI’s lawyers to take them down immediately. Lame huh? I believe Michelle is the first to actually post them with OPI’s permission.

  20. kirsten says:

    My order of Burlesque polishes was just delivered an hour ago! I only got the 6 glitters to start, but I HAVE to order Tease-y Does It now because I foolishly missed out on the Paris-Moscou collection and have been regretting it ever since! I can’t wait to see your swatches of the glitters! I have a feeling Simmer & Shimmer will be my favorite, but I haven’t even taken mine out of the box yet!

  21. Polisholic says:

    wow.. so that explains it, i thought the collection was suposed to be out around this time?? i even called the opi manurf. and they told me the collection had already started shipping a week ago!!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      They ship it out early but the stores aren’t supposed to put it out until November 1st. To me, they are very old school in their approach to the blogosphere in the US. The overseas bloggers get access to everything before us. I don’t know if it’s because OPI has a tighter leash on their PR people here or what.

      • Cathy says:

        Now on OPI’s FB site, they have been listing OCT. 1st as the release date, perhaps as damage controll to the overflow of it in the market already? I was told by my Canadian Professonal Supply Retailers (CosmoProf, Maratime Beauty) not to even look for them until November. Maine, though got them in today. But it blows my mind that I, as a professional, don’t have them yet, and the general public has had them for over two weeks….. diversion isn’t a good thing for us professionals, and OPI is having a HUGE problem with this for some reason???

        • All Lacquered Up says:

          They changed it to October 1st? I missed that. The press release says November 1st. So confusing and frustrating.

          The diversion issue is huge for all salon brands, not just polish, and it has been for a long time. I get that people don’t want to pay full price when they can get it online for less but I also get that retail sales are huge for salons and they don’t want to lose that business to unauthorized online sellers. It’s a battle that I don’t see ending anytime soon. As much as OPI says they are against diversion and want to support their salons I wonder if, behind the scenes, they don’t really care as much because a sale is a sale, you know? They’re still making the same amount if their polish is sold to an authorized seller or an online seller.

          • TammiMarie says:

            They weren’t at Ulta today and the manager said she hadn’t heard a thing about it yet.

          • kirsten says:

            I find their whole stance on online retailers ludicrous! Many of us don’t buy from e-tailers just for a lower price, but because we just simply CAN’T find the polishes at salons where we live especially those of us who live in small towns! The salons here are over a year behind! By taking the anti-online retailer stance OPI is alienating a very large chunk of their customer base for basically no reason. Besides even if I couldn’t get their polishes online anymore I sure as hell wouldn’t go buy them at a salon so if anything OPI would lose a great many of their customers. Their argument is silly because like you said they’re still making the same amount off of the polish regardless, but what makes their stance all the more idiotic is that I’d bet my life that those online sales make up more than the majority of OPI’s overall sales. Sorry, but this just sounds like OPI is really “biting the hand that feeds” to me.

          • All Lacquered Up says:

            That’s definitely one argument and you make some valid points however we have no idea how much of their sales come from online sellers. Considering the huge amount of salons all over the world that carry OPI, like every salon I go to, versus the small number of online sellers, I don’t know if online sales are as big as we think. And as a “salon product” it does make sense for them to stand on the side of the salon owner, not the consumer. While we are their customers, so are the salons who not only buy their polish but their pro products like Axxium. Allowing online sales also bites the hand that feeds them. The online nail fans are a vocal group but not necessarily that big compared to the rest of the polish buying world. I still get a LOT of readers who have no clue there is such a thing as TD or H2T. Plus there are a lot of people who simply prefer to buy in person or don’t like to shop online.

            Personally, looking at both sides of this issue I have no logical solution and don’t think either side is necessarily right. The only thing that makes sense to me is for OPI to drop their retail pricing, which continues to climb, to make buying at full retail more consumer friendly.

            The diversion issue is definitely something that can get heated and I understand your frustration. It’s not really something I wanted to bring to this post though as I’d prefer to keep it about the polish.

          • Elizabeth says:

            OPI actually retweeted a post about TD’s presale. (See OPI’s page on Sep 23 between 1PM and 2:45PM). Doesn’t seem very anti-e-tailer to me?

          • All Lacquered Up says:

            I am really surprised to see that. They retweeted someone’s tweet so I wonder if the person running the OPI account realizes that’s an etailer. I’ve been told numerous times that online sellers aren’t authorized.

          • Jessi says:

            I would hope they would eventually realize it, since they have/had a lawsuit against them, haha.

  22. Polisholic says:

    Yeah, i agree, anyway will u post the glitter half?? i love ur swacthes and cant wait to do my own nails with these beauties!!

  23. Polisholic says:

    Yeah.. i agree! will u be posting the glitter half of the collection soon??

  24. Killion says:

    *looking for car keys*

  25. Jessi says:

    I bought this whole dang collection. I’m bad. I think I’m starting to buy nail polish just because now, and not because I’ll actually wear them (or even have time to wear them all)… and that’s scary.

  26. zb says:

    Oooh some pretty colors here. I agree that the poorly named one is the standout (and yes, I missed out on gorgeous Feu de Russie). I will be grabbing that one at least when my salon gets them.

  27. Emily says:

    I actually spotted these in a small drug store in midtown Manhattan and automatically wanted Tease-y Does It. The rest look a bit too flashy for the winter (I know, I’m a weirdo). From the swatches, I’m right on in my love of it. Yay.

  28. Echo7 says:

    I am getting all of these. They are all beautiful!

  29. Jenn says:

    FREAKING LOVE TO DEATH <3
    the only one i will not be getting is Let Me Entertain You. (=

  30. Kimberly says:

    I was only going to get 2 maybe 3 of these. That was until you taunted me with these. ;)

  31. I like the looks of Tease-y Does It. The others may look too brash against my complexion.

  32. Kiwi says:

    They’re out in stores in Vancouver, BC already. I just got a couple!

  33. Cristina says:

    I got Teasy Does it and The show must go on. I must say both are so stunning! I’m thinking now maybe I should’ve picked up Let me Entertain you….:(

  34. Shamini says:

    I decided to get “The Show Must Go On!” based on someone telling me that it was a dupe for MAC “Bad Fairy”. Now that I see your comparison I’m quite pleased with going for OPI, since I like the color better (although I’m still lemming “Bad Fairy”).

    Wonderful swatches, thank you so much! Looking forward to receiving them all in the mail. :)

  35. titeju says:

    I just bought Black Cherry Chustney in a sale and I wonder how does it compare to Tease-y Does it ??
    Thanks for the cue !

  36. I think Teasy does it is my favourite, I like the dark yet still sparkly feel of it :D

  37. Ollie says:

    Just ordered my bottle of TDI, very excited!

    I’m still quite disappointed that OPI feels the need to have so many reds in the same collection, though. I am always baffled when I go into my local salon that they have 3 giant OPI shelves – one with all pinks and whites for frenchs, one with all different reds, and only one for everything else!!

    I mean, I’m sure reds are always big sellers, but do they really have such a huge market share? I have a collection of about 50 polishes and only 1 of those is anywhere close to a classic red because I find them so tedious. Am I really the only one out there?!

  38. Zara says:

    Thanks for the comparisons!

  39. Patty says:

    How weird! I was at a Fenwick shop here in the U.K today and they were already being sold along with their minis!

  40. Jen says:

    I was able to buy Burlesque at my local beauty supply on September 11.
    I understand movies and music having street dates and release dates, but polish? I think its a little extreme. I’m especially disappointed in what OPI is doing to try to prevent it. I’m not a blogger but have a huge stash and have been considering starting a blog but what I’ve read here concerns me.
    When you say you had to get permission, I’m curious who you had to get permission from and why?

  41. J'aime les couleurs says:

    Absolutely perfect.

    Such great, majestic glittery colors! And it helps that I’m a huge fan of the incredible vocalist that is AGUILERA! Her singing style is simply bad@ss, the best. She’s my favorite pop singer. :)

    I already have a red that looks like “Ali’s Big Break”, but I’ll still buy that regardless. Red nail polishes are my favorite.

    Those dark burgundies are fresh! And those pinks and oranges.. these are all great. I cannot wait, I’ll buy 2 or 3 bottles from this collection I think. :D

  42. Pleshette says:

    This is is a beautiful collection. Teasy Does It is gorgeous!

  43. Christina says:

    Zoya Alegra is a great dupe for Let Me Entertain You.

  44. Anna says:

    I love every single one of them :)
    Think Im gonna go to the store here where I live where I know they sell OPI and see if I can find them :)

    xx

  45. Kristina, lover of polish says:

    After a tip off from the comments here, I checked out my local JCPenney salon today and lo & behold, there was the entire Burleque collection. I purchased Teasey Does It (whatever!) and Take the Stage. I got home happy with the purchase and now I’m like, maybe I should’ve gotten one glitter?? Spoken like a true polish addict. The entire collection was really pretty, not an ugly one in the bunch! LOL.

  46. annie says:

    tease-y does it VS china glaze lubu heels?

  47. TammiMarie says:

    Ulta isn’t getting this until the movie is out the person said on the phone today. They dropped the ball on that one! Now I will get it somewhere else.

  48. Kayla says:

    I saw Teasy and thought I liked it, but then I realized I probably do cause it looks like a sister color of Midnight in Moscow

  49. Polisholic says:

    Can u do a comparison between “Smitten With Mittens” from last year’s holiday wishes collection, and “Ali’s Big Break” from this year’s Burlesque collection?? those looks very similar and comparing them myself, says yheir both are dupes in my book!!

  50. Suzume says:

    I have 4 of these OPI Burlesque polishes and absolutely love them. My favourite is Take the Stage and I loved Tease-y Does It from pics I’d seen, but now i have it I think Avon’s nailwear pro Wicked is a more interesting polish when it comes to rich berry shimmer polishes!

  51. Chris says:

    Hi Michelle,

    Do you think you can compare Ali’s Big Break with MAC Concubine? And this is a bit delayed considering how old the NARS re-release post is, but could you please compare NARS Zulu to American Apparel Hunter?

  52. Altea says:

    yay! I just got myself Aly’s big break, Tease-y Does It and some of the glitters (shimmer&simmer, sparkle-licious and bring on the bling, but I think I might add show it & glow it, love these glitter polishes!)

    Now I’m trying to decide between the orangey shades

  53. Tiffany S. says:

    I just picked up The Show Must Go On! and Let Me Entertain You today and I love them! My mom picked up Teasy Does It so I know I will be borrowing that from her lol.

  54. Caroline says:

    I’m oogling The Show Must Go On and I definitely like it more than the MAC version. I think the orangey undertones really sell it.

  55. DivaDelux says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you could compare OPI Tease-y Does It to Chanel Strong. Actually if you have time could you swatch Chanel Strong and Chanel Steel. I’ve been holding off on getting either because I don’t know how they’ll look outside of the bottle. Thanks so much! love all your reviews and swatches!

  56. Sarah says:

    so last thursday i went and picked up tease-y does it, let me entertain you, and the show must go on …. omg obsessed!! wore let me entertain you last week (i HATE all things pink and hot pink but this one is truly amazing) and this week im wearing the show must go on … these colors are to die for!!!

  57. Abbey says:

    I caved with this collection, some of those shades are just too killer to waste! I finally decided on Ali’s big break and though it’s totally not my style, Teasy. I’m amazed just how pretty they look in the bottles, can’t wait to try!! After seeing this, I may have to splurge and snag take the stage too, guh! Loving it!

  58. Rina says:

    I am actually a bit disappointed in these colours. They don’t really excite me —and I also don’t really like glittery polish so I would never get anything from the other half of this collection.

    The only ones I really remotely like are Teasy Does it and The Show Must Go On, but somehow I feel like I have something similar already from the OPI collection. Suuuper depressed considering how much I adored the Fall 2010 collection and Holiday 2009 collection… boo :[

  59. moeysullivan says:

    Tease-y Does It behaves like a better version of Chanel Cosmic Violine. Ordered it on Amazon in a gift set with lip gloss. While I loved Cosmic Violine in the bottle, the base color in CV is a brown with too much yellow in it. At certain angles I found it downright unpleasant (diaper-ish). I love the smoky, cooler base in TDI. I suspect it will be a go-to holiday polish.

  60. katie says:

    Love, love, love The Show Must Go On – I’m actually glad it’s NOT a dupe for Bad Fairy since I wasn’t crazy about BF when I tried it on. TSMGO is such a gorgeous color. Also loving Teasey Does it.

  61. Ali says:

    Considering my name’s Ali..I feel somewhat obligated to buy Ali’s Big Break, especially that it is even spelled the same way!

  62. Chiara says:

    I just bought The Show Must Go On and I can’t wait to try it! Does anyone know if there is a red equivalent of Rising Star? I love reds but after getting three different ones I feel as though I’ve exhausted my options, but a red foil would be very welcome in my collection.

  63. Polisholic says:

    Hi no hun, its rising star isn’t red, its a rich dark golden foil color and very perty!

  64. Polisholic says:

    Hi, “Rising Star” is a deep golden foil color and so pretty! so no hun, its not a red color!!

  65. Chiara says:

    Thank you for your help, but what I wanted to know was if there was a red “equivalent” to Rising Star. So if Rising Star is a foil then I wanted to know if there was a foil that was red. I am a bit new to nail polish and don’t know what’s out there. I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear. I tried looking for an opi color, but Dear Santa, Ruby for Rudolph, and Meet and Jingle are all shimmers, not foils. So I was wondering if anyone knew of an opi red foil. Thanks anyway!

  66. Polisholic says:

    Hi Chiara, try opi “Thanks So Muchness
    ” from the Alice collection! that red is a foil and has a little flecks of pink that flashes in the bottle, but on the nail, it looks fantastic!

  67. Chiara says:

    Thanks! I will.

  68. Elaine says:

    Love your reviews! I bought The Show Must Go On yesterday and put on 4 coats, two top coats. It is just beautiful! Glowing and gorgeous! Liked some of the other colors, but not on my hands. Would love to know how you keep your cuticles so beautiful and moisturized.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I apply cuticle oil a LOT. Like I put it on my nails before I remove polish and I put it on throughout the day as well. I carry one of those cuticle oil pens, like the ones at Sephora, in my purse and apply it while sitting at a stop light. I also try to moisturize my hands every time I wash.

  69. Cheryl says:

    tease-y does it reminds me of midnight in moscow somehow… :/

  70. Jamie says:

    I just got Tease-y Does It tonight and I’m IN LOVE! What a great color! This is seriously one of my fav OPI colors ever!!!

  71. Gaila Spreen says:

    I’m off to buy Tease-y does it, after seeing it on you.
    Thanks for modeling! (That’s a LOT of manicuring, girl!)

  72. Elaine says:

    TSMGO is less orange and more pinky/red with 4 coats, just did 2 coats and top coat and its slightly more orange/gold/red. Still love this color, third week in a row on my hands and I’m usually all over greens. So pretty!

  73. M says:

    I am so excited about Take the Stage! You’re too pence was my favorite fall nail polish because I’m an autumn redhead, but I haven’t been able to find that shade in a few years and haven’t found a suitable collection. I also like some of the fuscias because they remind me of my favorite one–Toronto rose.

  74. Mel says:

    hey.. has any one seen a red and green opi color in one bottle? my mother in law saw it in a magazine and im frantically looking for it for xmas… thanks

  75. RebeccaS says:

    I was in OPI today and checked out what they had of the collection; totally fell in love with “The Show Must Go On”!

  76. jen says:

    I realize I am late to the game, but Teasy does it reminds me a lot of Zoya Valerie, I will have to compare when I get home…I had to make a nail polish run at lunch, I needed a fix…

    wow, I am the epitome of an addict… :(

  77. Steph says:

    I love this collection! It is my fav OPI collection ever. I usually only buy one or two unique shades (if that) from a new collection. Its the first time I’ve bought an entire set. I even got back-ups of Tease-y Does It and Sparkle-icious. After the Burlesque collection, I think the Texas collection is a bit of a let down. There are no stand out shades for me

  78. georgia says:

    i have a bottle of rising star that i recently brought for my prom manicure, probably won’t use it again so if anyone is interested in it, then contact me @ gwtuitt@gmail.com :)

  79. Medusa says:

    I’m wearing “Let Me Entertain You” right now & it looks a lot darker than in your picture (I’m only wearing 2 coats). I like it a lot better than the color you show – it’s amazing how pictures can be so different on-line! :) On me, it looks a lot more magenta-colored.

    Oh, and I also LOVE “Tease-y Does It”! I’ll definitely have to look for this one next time I get a manicure. So happy I saw your swatch! :)

    P.S. I saw the film “Burlesque” a few months ago & I actually really liked it!

  80. Anona says:

    I absolutely love this collection, I didn’t know about it at the time, I am a huge Christina fan and loved the movie, so when I found out OPI had a collection a year or so ago I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. These are by far my favourite nail polishes ever! Everything about them is amazing, the shimmer and duo chrome, the inital colours, just love love love! I’m waiting to get the glitter ones too and can’t wait!

  81. amber says:

    I love the color red! Very passionate.

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