Thursday, 22 September 2011

It's MY Year NOTD (& giveaway! - closed)

Another gorgeous OPI polish I recently purchased from *sallybee* via eBay was this beautiful number from the Miss Universe collection.

When I saw this polish, it caught my eye and I knew I would need it in my collection sooner or later!

The beautiful gold foil glitter sits in a violet cream which would usually be a little to blue-ish for me. But the gold flecks gives the polish an almost duo-chrome look in the bottle and on the nails!

At this angle through a camera lens, you can clearly see the colour of the actual polish (as it looks like there's hardly any glitter) but it's actually hard to see this with the naked eye as any available light is grabbed by the gold and shot right back!

Above the sunlight is reflected and below the flash of the camera just bounces back!

And the standard blurred shot of all glitter polishes to show the shiny little particles that just makes each nail a little gem :)

So here you can clearly see the individual flecks on each nail, however, the polish is just packed with the shimmer so from whatever angle you look at it, it will shine!

It did take three coats to reach this opacity, which is rather unusual for an OPI polish for me (only two coats normally). 

However, this polish is so worth that extra coat! The formula is a little runnier that others, which is probably why it needs to be thicker. 

This polish reminds me of my first MAC eyeshadow (Trax) which is definitely one of the reasons I love it so!

Some of you may have noticed an abundant amount of posts between "It's MY Year" and "Rally Pretty Pink" from the Glam Slam collection by Serena Williams. I probably should've researched a little more before I purchased both of these, but nevertheless I did. 

I'd really like to say I can see a difference between the two (I think I can just about tell from looking at the bottles), but I can't house two polishes which are almost the same...

I've tested them on the nails and I really can't tell which is which... I guess I'm not as much of an OPI enthusiast as I thought! 

BUT, since I have this "extra" polish, I thought I'd throw out a little giveaway for my beautiful starlings :)

Please watch the video below which explains how you can enter!

* answer the question via the comments section of the video *
* one entry per person *
* be a subscriber to my YouTube channel *
* under 18's need permission from parent/guardian *
* leave your email address with your answer in the comment *
* open internationally *

The giveaway will end in one week (UK midnight, 27th September 2011) and don't forget to get permission to enter if you need to!

Love love and OPIlove!!
Toffee xXxXx

P.S. Do NOT comment your answer on this post - this will not count as an entry. 


  1. Soooo pretty! :) love the purple and gold combo


  2. omg ! I bought some cheap nail polish from Asda looks so much like the Opi,heres link on my Blog

  3. Ahhh I like the colour. I seriously need to check out the miss universe collection!