OPI Alice in Wonderland Collection Swatches and Review

Good morning everyone.

Ugh, it’s Monday yet again. Doesn’t it seem like the weekends fly by in like 2 hours and then the work week takes 3 weeks to get through? I am SO over it!

Anyway maybe the new Alice in Wonderland collection by OPI will help cheer us up!

This is a limited edition collection and inspired by Tim Burton’s soon-to-be released movie. Now if you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know I am a HUGE Tim Burton fan. I want to live inside his movies, I love his vision so much! So of course I needed to try this collection out.

Oh and just as an FYI, the weather hasn’t been cooperating for weeks now (on the weekends anyway), so I had to swatch these indoors under two lamps with incandescent light bulbs. They actually didn’t come out as horrific as other indoor swatches I have done in the past I think it’s because my new camera is just so awesome. But the glitters just aren’t as glittery and shiny as they would be in the sun, so take heed!


Off With Her Red!

Off With Her Red! is an orange/red creme. This one doesn’t really interest me that much, it’s been done so many times before I think. The formula was great on it though, and I only needed two coats.


Mad As A Hatter

Mad As A Hatter is a seriously glittery polish. There is green, blue, purple, pink, silver, orange and every other color of micro-glitter packed into this suspended in a clear base. I needed three thick coats to get full nail coverage.


Thanks So Muchness!

Thanks So Muchness! is a berry red shimmer. It’s got some red micro-glitter in it as well, which is subtle and isn’t totally in your face. This is a really pretty color (indoors pics don’t do it justice) and very flattering on fair skin. This was two coats.


Absolutely Alice

Absolutely Alice is a blue base packed with blue and gold micro-glitter. This was my favorite of the bunch because it’s very unique and I love the blue. I’m not a huge fan off glitters suspended in clear polish. For me the only use for them would be as a layering color, but this you definitely get major color impact. This was three coats.

The Alice In Wonderland collection is available on Transdesign here already, and it’s $4.99 per bottle. It should be available in other stores and online shortly as well.

What do you guys think? Who’s going to get some of these and who’s going to the movie in March? You KNOW I’ll be there!!!

-VV

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37 comments

  • January 11, 2010

    Love this, I ordered Mad Hatter, Absolutely Alice & Thanks So Muchness. Can’t wait for them to arrive.
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..GOSH Rainbow Nail Lacquer =-.

    • January 11, 2010

      Hi Suzanne,

      Yay, the glitters are so cool!

  • January 11, 2010
    yourhermione

    I’m ordering Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter this morning. I look terrible in red so I’m not the slightest bit interested in the others. I think that OPI missed a great opportunity to do something with pink/purple and call it something based on the Cheshire Cat.

    • January 11, 2010

      Hi yourhermoine,

      I totally agree, I think the two reds should have been some amazing colors, not red. Again.

  • January 11, 2010
    MissDeeCanada

    I bought the MAD HATTER one because I thought it was so unique and different. I just love it. The other ones I could take of leave. I am not a fan of blue nails and well OPI already has a million reds which I find are better then these!

    A little more originality for this collection would of been best!

    • January 11, 2010

      Hi MissDeeCanada,

      Totally agree about the reds, we need more interesting colors and finishes!

  • January 11, 2010
    Nello

    I love Absolutely Alice! But since I live in Sweden it’s probably going to be hard to find it :( Well I have to live through the pictures. And I will also definetly see the movie!

  • January 11, 2010
    Sonya

    The two glitters are amazing and I am very excited to see the movie. Is Off with her Red less glossy than usual?

    • January 11, 2010

      Hi Sonya,

      No, it’s the same glossiness as usual. The pics might make it look “duller” since it’s not in the sun.

  • January 11, 2010
    Elysia

    I am in love with Absolutely Alice and Tim Burton films! So excited!

  • January 11, 2010

    Thank you for the swatches! All colours look amazing. I need to get them and the Alice palette by UD :)
    .-= Marina(Makeup4all)´s last blog ..Chanel Les Deux Levres Glossimer Set. Review & Swatches =-.

  • January 11, 2010
    keri

    I’m wearing Absolutely Alice right now. It’s the only one I had to have! I totally agree about having better colours though… What about a purple or pink for the Cheshire Cat? Or silver called the Looking Glass. So many possibilties!

  • January 11, 2010

    I’ve been wearing Mad as a Hatter since Friday and I still don’t want to take it off! It’s my new favorite glitter ever!
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..OMG, what has MAC come up with now? =-.

  • January 11, 2010
    Susanna

    I really want the glittery ones! I love the colours, but I actually could get Mad As A Hatter just for the name. I must say thet I thought that this collection would be a bit more fun, I love red, but a collection based on Alice could have been so much more…

  • January 11, 2010
    Danitra

    I received Mad as a Hatter and Absolutely Alice last week, my first OPI purchases ever. I’m really in a glitter phase right now even though I love my cremes. Plus I bought a bunch of the China Glaze glitters for layering.

  • January 11, 2010

    I got Mad as a Hatter and Absolutely Alice coming. I am anxiously sitting by the door waiting for them to get here!
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..Pure Ice – Twinkle =-.

  • January 11, 2010
    Kelsey

    I’m curious, what camera you use to take your swatch photos? I still can’t figure out the macro setting on mine (or if it even has one…) Thanks!

    I like the red shimmer polish!

    • January 11, 2010

      Hi Kelsey,

      About a month ago I got a Canon Rebel T1i, so my pics from December on have been with that. I was using a more compact Canon, the Elph DS 990IS.

  • January 11, 2010
    Coffeebug

    I LOVE Tim Burton movies so I definitely want to go see this. Not sure whether to just buy the two glitters, or get the pack of minis in the cute little box. I am rather fond of the diddy OPI bottles!

  • January 11, 2010

    Just a question. How many coats is that Alice? I absolutely adore it. I look forward to when it comes out.
    .-= Perry´s last blog ..OPI Concerto in Copper =-.

  • January 11, 2010

    I love MAAH and AA, they’re really something else! Was kinda disappointed in the reds also, but that’s easily forgiven when looking at the other two :-)
    .-= Michèle´s last blog ..Claire’s Minty Mani =-.

  • January 11, 2010

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… *YAWN*!! I’m extremely unimpressed by this collection, it should have been so much more. MaaH is interesting but not really my style, AA looks gorgeous and is about the only one I’d consider getting.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Happy New Year! =-.

  • January 11, 2010

    I’m begining to think there’s something wrong with me because I really don’t *like* any of these :-/

    Oh well guess i’m the exception that proves the rule ^^

  • January 11, 2010

    I think the only ones I’ll be getting for sure are Absolutely Alice and Mad As A Hatter. For the other two, I think I’ve seen them all before, so I’ll pass.
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Tagged: One Lovely Blog Award =-.

  • January 11, 2010
    Andrea

    I think I need Absolutely Alice!

  • January 11, 2010

    I’ll definitely see the movie, but I’ll pass on these polishes.
    .-= Solveig´s last blog ..Sephora Stormy Pink =-.

  • January 11, 2010

    oh man, i can’t wait to get these and the urban decay palette! are you getting the urban decay palette?

    • January 11, 2010

      Hi Candi,

      I haven’t yet decided. I have soooo many eyeshadows and do I really *need* another. Ha, ha. I probably will eventually :)

  • January 11, 2010

    I do like Absolutely Alice, but I like Reflecting Pool better so I think I’ll pass on these.
    .-= TipsToToes´s last blog ..Portuguese Nail Polish: Nails 4 Us =-.

  • January 11, 2010
    Jamie

    Thanks so much for the beautiful swatches! I ordered Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter, but MaaH looks pretty sheer, and I’m thinking of layering it over something. Maybe Brand New Skates? I’m not sure, do you have a suggestion?

  • January 11, 2010
    lissette

    Thanks for the swatches. I just received the whole collection today. I can’t wait to try all of them. I love all of tim burton’s films. He has a interesting imagination. My two boys favorite film is the nightmare before christmas. Anyway back to the nail polish, I actually thought the reds really look pretty. Off with her head looks like a tomato red and thanks so muchness has red/pink flakes of glitter. I also thought they could’ve come up with more interesting colors inspired by other charecter from the film.

  • January 11, 2010

    I really want the two glittery ones. hhhmmm I wonder if anyone owes me a favor? I am sticking to my no buy no matter what.
    .-= marisol´s last blog ..2010 Resolution Suggestions =-.

  • January 12, 2010
    Jen

    I love them! I actually saw them in Walgreens. I’m going to pick them up for me and my daughter!

  • January 13, 2010
    Reyyan

    Just a heads up I’m not sure whether or not they are allowed to but a uk ebayer is using these pictures for their listing of these nailpolishes

  • January 14, 2010
    RReyyan

    it’s not there anymore which is weird because it was last night hmm no worries then=) thanks so much for the swatches by the way I’ve been waiting for these for soo long

  • January 15, 2010

    I’m a little disappointed :( I think I’ll check out the glitters but I was hoping to be wow-ed by this collex since I <3 Alice in Wonderland!
    .-= Mary Clark´s last blog ..Benefit Coralista, Peachy Please! =-.