Originally, I wasn't going to review the entire collection since I purchase all the polishes myself. But as I began swatching and seeing more swatches posted on other blogs, I really wanted to do a comprehensive review. Rising Star was a polish that I had passed on initially. Something about this orange gold seemed unappealing to me from the bottle. However, when I finally got around doing a mani with it, I thought it was so absolutely flattering. I could see this antique gold color looking great on a lot of warmer based skintones.
Take The Stage
Take The Stage was another polish that I initially wasn't drawn to at all. I would like to think that I'm not afraid of color. I love blue, green, purple, pink, red, anything weird and duochrome-y, but something about this yam color was really off-putting to me from the bottle.... and I was actually really afraid to to try it! In my mind, I insisted that it would be ugly, but I'm happy to report that I was just plain wrong wrong wrong. I was too quick to decide that I hated it without even trying it. Look at how luminous and lovely it is! I actually really liked this so much more than Let Me Entertain You, which I loved from the bottle and still like on the nail. Take The Stage is so different from anything that I own. I want to apologize to this beautiful polish for judging it by the bottle! :P Do you have any nail color prejudices?
Teasy Does It
A yummy chocolate cherry with red and golden shimmer. This looked so blah in the bottle, but I loved it on. If the Burlesque collection is a little too glitz for you, Teasy Does It is an easy way to be glam without being too bling. I would even wear this in a conservative office.
Teasy Does It! Pretty isn't it?
For the rest of collection, find these links:
The Show Must Go On! vs MAC's Bad Fairy - /www.beautyburg.com/autyburg.com/2010/10/opi-show-must-go-on-from-burlesque-vs.html
Ali's Big Break & Let Me Entertain You - /www.beautyburg.com/autyburg.com/2010/11/opi-burlesque-part-1-alis-big-break-and.html
The Glitters in Pairings - http://www.beautyburg.com/2010/11/opi-burlesque-part-2-glitters-4.html
It was hard to come up with a shortlist for this collection, as I really liked everything!, but here are my favorites:
- Ali's Big Break
- Teasy Does It
- Take The Stage
Which were your favorites? Do you ever have nail polish prejudice?