I'm at that stage with my nail polish collection where it's getting a bit out of control and I'm running out of space, so I have to be quite strict with myself when it comes to buying new polishes. I try to make sure I don't buy any dupes or similar colours to those I already have, so I tend to only allow myself to splurge when it comes to a particularly unique or different polish. When I checked out the OPI Oz collection, the three glitter topcoats fit my description of 'unique and different' perfectly, so I had to have them.
When monkeys fly is a really bold glitter polish - there's nothing subtle about this one. It has huge chunks of hexagon gold glitter mixed with round holographic silver glitter in various sizes. The glitter is really densley packed into the polish so you get tonnes of glitter with just one swipe. That's a big difference I've noticed between OPI and some cheaper brands, they don't skimp on the glitter at all. I hate t when I apply a glitter topcoat and get a swipe of just clear polish! I'm pleased I bought this - it's not like anything else I own and it looks great over pretty much any colour.
Lights of emerald city is my unexpected favourite of the collection. I almost didn't buy it as I wasn't sure if I'd like the little white squares - I wondered if it'd look like little bits of paper stuck to my nails! I think on its own the little white square glitters could be a bit stark, but mixed with the beautiful pearlescent glitter it takes on a really delicate and magical feel. It's the first one I've worn (you might have seen my instagram it - @fluttersparkle) and I went for a creamy nude as a base which I think works perfectly. It's totally different over a dark shade like I've shown in these swatches as the pearlescent glitter takes on a flame-like quality and really shows up. This is the stand out polish of the Oz collection for me.
You can pick up the Oz collection on ebay, beautybay, and asos.
Will you be adding any of these to your nail polish collection?