It is no secret that OPI is my favorite nail polish brand. At first I wasn’t too excited to see their special limited edition for the 50 Shades of Grey movie release. I saw some swatches online, but wasn’t blown away. That was until I laid eyes on the collection myself. I picked up two of the special shades which I will be showing you today close up and on my nails.
OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection
Before I take you into the post, I have to apologize for the color and lighting difference in these pictures. I took the product pictures during the day, but I never have time to do my nails then. This time of year is quite challenging managing a blog along side long days at work. So I had no other choice but to take pictures at night under fluorescent light. The nail swatches are still very true to color though, but it makes my skin look a little bit more shiny than it really is.
The two colors I picked up are Shine for Me and Cement the Grey. In total the collection entails 6 polishes. Three of the shades are creamy grey polishes in varying degrees of darkness. Then there are a creamy red, a metallic silver and a blue and silver glitter. The polishes retail from Dutch high end drugstores such as Douglas for €14.25 a piece.
OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Cement the Deal
The first shade I picked up was Cement the Deal. When I saw swatches online, I thought I’d prefer the medium toned creamy grey called Embrace the Grey. But once I saw these in store, I felt it would be too dark against my pale skin. Cement the deal looked like a color I could wear easily on its own or as a base color for glitter polishes. It is the lightest shade out of the three creamy dark shades.
OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Shine for Me
Besides OPI polishes one of my major loves are glitter polishes. I had seen how nicely opaque this glitter would go on the nail, and when I saw it in store I was instantly mesmerized by the amount of glitter in this polish. At first glance this polish looks like a mixture of blue and silver glitter. However, when looking more carefully, the flecks are much more multi-toned. I can see both light and dark blue glitter, but I also see flecks that pull more purple. Pretty!
For the swatches I used two coats of Cement the Deal on all of my nails. I layered one coat of Shine for Me onto my pinky, middle finger and thumb. I love how this makes for a really easy yet fun nail look. The creamy grey just by itself looks very classy and timeless. Whereas the glitter adds a touch of sparkle.
One thing I love about OPI polishes is how long they last on my nails. I wore this on my nails for 5 days without chipping. I only had some tipwear. My nails grow fairly fast, so after 6 – 7 days, I was able to peel this off starting from the base. In fact, the nails with the glitter coat on, were easiest to peel off because I had applied more coats of polish onto those nails. I wore this nail look over one coat of Trind Nail Repair, one coat Orly Polish Bond and topped it off with one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-dry top coat.
What do you think of the 50 Shades of Grey collection?