Swatch Saturday: Nail polish minis OPI Venice collection + nail art

Today’s Swatch Saturday are the *little Bambinos nail polish minis from the new OPI Venice Collection. I’ve also created some simple nail art using some of the shades.


The OPI Venice collection has been released for Fall/Winter 2015. While Australia has finished winter and is heading towards warmer weather, the Northern Hemisphere is getting ready for Fall.

The *little Bambinos minis from the OPI Venice Collection are just a small sampling of the range of gorgeous shades included in the collection.

little Bambinos minis swatches

OPI Venice collectionA Great Opera-tunity– A nice melon shade, I did call it peach at first…but looking at it again, it does remind me of Cantaloupe/Rock-melon. A bit sheer, above I have applied two coats.

OPI Venice collectionWorth a Pretty Penne– Not much to say really, a very shimmery copper shade. Fairly opaque, but (as above) two coats will up the intensity of the shimmer!

OPI Venice collectionAmore at the Grand Canal– A nice crimson red, again not much to say really. A little sheer, so definitely needs a 2nd coat.
OPI Venice collectionMy Gondola or Yours?– Black with a hint of shimmer (didn’t show up in the photo). I was surprised that I also need two coats for this shade, as normally black polishes are fairly opaque.

OPI Venice Collection Nail Art

OPI Venice collectionFor my simple nail art design, I used A Great Opera-tunity as the base. Then I used a fan brush to ‘brush’ on rough stripes of Worth a Pretty Penne and I finished it of with a heart on my ring finger nail with Amore at the Grand Canal.

The OPI Venice collection is available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies.



* products marked with an asterisk have been provided for review. All opinions expressed are honest and unbiased. Please refer to my disclosure/terms of use tab above for more info.

OPI Muppets Most Wanted Collection

The OPI Muppets most wanted collection was released back in April, to celebrate the release of The Muppets Most Wanted in Cinemas, in Australia.

While the movie has been out of theatres for a while, you may still be able to purchase the OPI Polishes at selected Myer and David Jones stores. Unfortunately I didn’t get around to seeing the movie, but I will definitely be buying the DVD when it’s released.

 At Salon Melbourne earlier this year, I purchased the ‘When Froggy met Piggy’ duo (below) It includes ‘Kermit Me To Speak’ and ‘Gaining Mole-Mentum’.

OPI Muppets most wanted

 The other two polishes I have to show you are ‘Miss Piggy’s Big Number’* and ‘Chillin’ Like A Villain’*

OPI Muppets most wanted

 OPI Muppets Most Wanted swatches

Kermit Me to Speak– Described as a ‘rosy mauve’ (I kind of get that), but I see it more of being a multifaceted green/purple shade, depending on which way the light catches it. One of my favourite shades from the collection. It reminds me a little of the Sally Hansen Lustre shine polishes.
OPI Muppets most wantedGaining Mole-Mentum– As described, this polish is ‘shredded gold and chunky pink glitter’ in a clear base. While this looks pretty in the bottle, I wasn’t a fan of the application. You had to kind of ‘fish out’ the glitter pieces to get an even coat and unless you put on a clear coat over the top, the shredded pieces make your nails feel rough. I applied it over ‘Chillin’ Like a Villain’.
OPI Muppets Most wantedChillin’ Like a Villain*– Described as a ‘sheer nude’, but I think it could be described as a pastel peach also! Just as described is is very sheer, so if you want it more opaque, you’ll need a few coats. This polish is a perfect everyday shade!
OPI Muppets most wantedMiss Piggy’s Big Number*– My other favourite shade from the collection. A gorgeous sapphire blue, that is very shimmery/metallic! A perfect shade for winter too, as it’s a lot darker than the other polishes.
OPI muppets most wantedThe polishes wear quite well, I’ve had ‘Chillin’ Like a Villain’ on for a little over a week now and only the tips have slightly chipped. My nails grow fairly quickly, so there isn’t polish close to my nail-beds, but that end hasn’t chipped at all!

There are 8 polishes in the collection and they retail for $19.95 each, at Myer and David Jones.



* products marked with an asterisk have been provided for review. All opinions expressed are honest and unbiased. Please refer to my disclosure/terms of use tab above for more info.