Guess what? I got the opportunity to wear OPI Gone Gonzo! from the upcoming OPI The Muppets Collection!
I showed you yesterday what a glittertastic polish Rainbow Connection is, and today I’m showing off this blue-and-silver glitter polish!
It’s actually more opaque than Rainbow Connection, although instead of a myriad of colours, Gone Gonzo! features only two. But it’s still pretty to me, and I don’t have any glitter polishes that are similar, so I’m thankful to have this in my collection now.
In this post, I’ll show you oodles of OPI Gone Gonzo swatches (of course) and show you what it looks like with just 1 coat as well as layered over several other polishes.
Hope this gives you a better idea of what to expect from Gone Gonzo! Is this one of the glitters on your list or does it get a pass?
OPI Gone Gonzo! Pictures
OPI Gone Gonzo! Swatches
All swatches have:
- No base coat!
- 3 coats of OPI Gone Gonzo!
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- Aqua-blue glitter
- 3-Dimensional textured look
- Name: OPI Gone Gonzo!
- 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 Gone Gonzo! Review
The main glitter is a vibrant blue, but the larger pieces are silver. It sparkles like crazy. The small glitter dances on your nail in a similar way that snow does when the sunlight hits it. And the larger pieces reflect the light strongly. Heh, it was impossible to not have glare in some photos of this polish because of that.
If Cookie Monster wanted some bling, I imagine this is what he’d use…well, if he had nails and if he could stop eating cookies long enough for the polish to dry!
Finish & Grittiness
Gone Gonzo! by OPI is a glitter polish comprised of very small dense blue glitter and large silver hexagonal glitter.
Although it appears really chunky on the nail, the finish is actually fairly smooth, not rough or sharp. I think it’s because everything is suspended in a thick clear polish, which coats everything nicely. Also, the glitter lies flat on your nail, which also makes a big difference.
It dries relatively quickly to a pretty smooth finish, but to get it slicker, you’ll want to opt for a top coat.
When you apply this, you can paint your nails normally, but you’ll have to go over and move some of the larger glitter pieces around with the brush so that they don’t dry in a clump – they look better spread out. Also, you’ll want to make sure that none of the glitter is hanging off the edge of your nail.
And as with any glitter polish, you should wait for each coat to dry pretty well before proceeding to avoid bald patches.
OPI Gone Gonzo! has a thick consistency, which is not shocking when it comes to intense glitterballs like this. Considering the thickness, it was relatively easy to manipulate. Over time, however, you’ll most likely have to thin this out.
It looks nice on its own (if you use 3 or more coats), but I much prefer to wear this layered over another colour because I like the dimension and added opacity that gives. Plus you can truly make the manicure special when you choose a colour combination.
If you don’t have Turquoise Moonlight, Orly Halley’s Comet, Zoya Charla, and OPI Catch Me In Your Net are the same pretty much.
1 Coat of OPI Gone Gonzo! Layered Over Each
What colour would you layer under Gone Gonzo?
Pardon my yellow-stained nail, but I wanted to show you that Gone Gonzo! has more dense glitter than OPI Rainbow Connection, which I swatched and reviewed yesterday.
Glitter isn’t the easiest to remove, but there are 3 things that you can do to make it easier on yourself. I’ve listed them in a previous post. Please scroll down to the bottom of my OPI Rainbow Connection post to read about my suggestions in detail.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
OPI Gone Gonzo! is nice. I like it, but it isn’t absolute love for me. This will be really fun to layer over shimmery turquoise colours. This is a polish that really brings your nails to life. It ain’t for a shy wallflower, that’s for sure! Heh, but even if you are one, maybe this is a good time to try something different.
Do you prefer polishes with rainbow glitter or with just 1-2 different coloured glitter? What would you layer under this? Do you avoid wearing glitter polish because it’s harder to remove?