Are you feeling glittered out yet? I’m not – hehe, but I’ll switch it up soon, so hang in there!
Today I present the 4th (and last) glitter polish I own from the upcoming OPI Muppets Collection – OPI Divine Swine!
It follows the same suit as 2 previous glitters I’ve showed you. But this time, the small glitter is magenta. I really like this one, but Rainbow Connection still gets top honours.
The name makes me laugh only because when I think of ‘divine swine’, I tend to think of bacon, so really this colour should be reddish.
Want to see this by itself and then layered over a bunch of colours? I have some swatches to share with you!
OPI Divine Swine Pictures
OPI Divine Swine Swatches
All swatches have:
- No base coat!
- 3 coats of OPI Divine Swine
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- Magenta glitter
- 3-Dimensional textured look
- Name: OPI Divine Swine
- Collection: OPI The Muppets Collection (Holiday 2011)
- Colours Available in the OPI The Muppets Collection: Rainbow Connection, Divine Swine, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Gone Gonzo!, Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!, Excuse Moi!, Animal-istic, Warm & Fozzie, Wocka Wocka!, Pepe’s Purple Passion, Designer, de Better! & Meep-Meep-Meep
- Press Release: You can view my blog post on the OPI The Muppets Collection press release here.
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was kindly sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: It’s not available in stores yet. It will be released on November 1st and you should be able to find it at the usual places like Trade Secrets and select beauty-supply stores.
OPI Divine Swine Review
Divine Swine by OPI is one of my favourites from The Muppets Collection. Rainbow Connection definitely is the one to get, but I think this is my second favourite!
I thought that I’d be lusting after the green one more, but when I started layering this one over my purples and a black, it really impressed me. (More on that later.)
Just like Gone Gonzo! (blue glitter) and Fresh Frog of Bel Air (green glitter) from the same collection, Divine Swine also has large silver hexagonal glitter suspended in clear polish. With Divine Swine, the smaller glitter particles are magenta.
Finish & Grittiness
Divine Swine is jam-packed with lots of glitter, but the finish is much smoother than a typical glitter polish. It must be the clear lacquer that coats everything better. You definitely don’t feel it being scratchy and gritty. (Use a top coat if you want it to be even smoother.)
Application & Formula
The formula is on the thicker side, but it’s still easy to control. When you paint your nails with this, you’ll have to go back and use your brush to push some of the large hexagonal glitter and spread them out. Sometimes they clump together, but it’s not too much work to get them to separate.
You’ll want to allow each coat to dry before applying the next for best results, unless of course you plan to wear just a single layer over another polish colour (which is actually what I prefer).
The dry time is pretty good, so using multiple coats isn’t much of an issue.
I love the way this one looks over purple, berry, and black polishes! Absolutely gorgeous! It’s nice on its own, but when you layer it over another polish, it has more depth and you don’t have to think much about covering bald patches where the glitter didn’t go.
Here are some of the colours that I’ve tried underneath OPI Divine Swine. But, of course, you can layer it with whatever colours you want. If you like contrast, put a vampy or super-light shade or a non-purple shade underneath. There are so many fun possibilities!
1 Coat of OPI Divine Swine Over Each
What would you layer under OPI Divine Swine?
To give you a better idea of what OPI Divine Swine looks like with just a single coat, I bared my yellow-stained nail to show you. Also, please note that I didn’t add a top coat – the shine you see is all from Divine Swine.
Glitter is so pretty and festive to wear. But then, all good things must come to an end. When it’s time to remove the ‘Swine’ from your life, it takes a little bit of effort since the glitter is so dense and there are large, chunky glitter pieces, too. It’s not gonna be as easy as removing a creme polish.
In my previous post on OPI Rainbow Connection, I included 3 things you can do to make glitter removal easier. Please scroll down that page if you’re interested.
Final Verdict: 8/10
I gave Divine Swine 0.5 points more than Fresh Frog of Bel Air and Gone Gonzo! because, well, I have so many purples in my collection, and this magenta glitter polish seems to play so well with many of them. I love a polish that’s as flexible as a yoga instructor! 😀
Out of all the glitter polishes I’ve showed you, which do you like the most? The least? Are you into yoga? Does ‘divine swine’ make you think of bacon?