Hey there!

Today I will be showing you the first half of my swatches of OPI’s new winter 2009 collection called Holiday Wishes.

Holiday Wishes is comprised of a lot of reds, and then quite a few interesting colors that I wouldn’t normally think OPI would do. The finishes are super cool and different on a lot of them.

As far as formula, these are all on the thicker side, but also nice and opaque in just two coats for most. Let’s take a peek!

OPI Ginger Bells!
Ginger Bells!

Ginger Bells! is a, um, ginger colored creme? Don’t know how else to describe it! Kind of gingerbread cookie-esque. I actually really didn’t like it until the third coat, and I still kind of think it’s just meh. Maybe it just doesn’t look good on me. As I said, this was three coats.

OPI Comet Loves Cupid
Comet Loves Cupid

Comet Loves Cupid is a pinkish/red creme. This is pretty, very flattering on my pale skin, but it doesn’t say “holiday” to me it says “spring” somehow. This was two coats.

OPI Crimson Carol
Crimson Carol

Crimson Carol is a medium red jelly with red glitter. This most certainly looks like the holidays to me and I like it. This was two coats.

OPI Dear Santa
Dear Santa

Dear Santa is Crimson Carol’s older, darker sister. She is more of a raspberry red jelly with glitter. This was two coats.

OPI Meet & Jingle
Meet & Jingle

Meet & Jingle is a medium red shimmer. This one didn’t send shivers down my spine for originality, but it is still a pretty color. This was two coats.

OPI Glove You So Much!
Glove You So Much!

Glove You So Much! is a deep burgundy/red shimmer, and it’s my favorite of all these here. This is vampy, shimmery, and it glows! This was two coats.

I will reserve judgement about this collection until I have swatched the other six colors. I wish I already had them for you tomorrow, but alas, the weather here has finally turned grey and dark, so I am having a hard time getting accurate swatches. I must do something about my indoor lighting situation ASAP!

What do you guys think about these so far, any takers?

These are available in stores and online now!


Written by Kelly
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