OPI It’s My Year Swatches & Review

OPI It's My Year Swatches & ReviewSometimes I’m quite simple – sparkly things catch my attention.

If I were a moth, I’m sure I wouldn’t survive for longer than a few minutes because I’d fly to my death on the 60-watt bulb. Lighhhht! Prettttty!

When I caught sight of OPI It’s My Year, I knew that it had to be mine. And when I wore this plum polish packed with golden shimmer, it didn’t disappoint!

This polish looks very different depending on the lighting, so you’ll never get bored.

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Claim: TRUSTED

Plum rose with golden shimmer

Key Notes

  • Name: It’s My Year
  • Collection: OPI Miss Universe Collection
  • Colours in the OPI Miss Universe Collection: It’s My Year, Swimsuit…Nailed It!, Congeniality Is My Middle Name & Crown Me Already!
  • Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $9.95 CAD
  • Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select beauty-supply stores

OPI It’s My Year Review

Colour

The main colour is a pinkish plum, but it’s jam packed with golden shimmer. I really love it because it changes a lot depending on the lighting. It felt like I was wearing different polishes!

Finish

It’s super shimmery! You know how in the winter, the snow glistens like crazy when the sun shines down on it? That’s exactly the effect you get with It’s My Year. You see a lot of sparkly plum in direct sunlight, but even in dim light, it’s very sparkly. In fact, in dim light, the gold takes center stage. So pretty!

Application & Formula

This applied very easily and smoothly. The dry time was average.

The only thing I noticed that was less than stellar is that this colour is prone to tip wear. I suggest adding more polish onto your tips or waiting longer before applying your fast-dry top coat to avoid this. (All of my photos above show the tip wear I’m talking about….unfortunately.)

Also, you’ll need about 3 coats to get the maximum impact of this colour. This may be a deal breaker for some, but I really don’t mind 3-coaters if the colour’s as brilliant as this. (I really only start to get frustrated if I need to apply 4 or more coats.)

Pros

  • Spectacular colour that sparkles brilliantly
  • Colour changes depending on the light
  • Formula applies smoothly
  • Average dry time
Cons

  • Requires about 3 coats
  • Prone to tip wear

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

If you’re big on super shimmery plum polishes, I feel like this is a must-have because it changes drastically depending on the light,which gives it a lot of character.

Did you buy any polishes from the OPI Miss Universe Collection? Are you pro or anti beauty pageants?

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24 thoughts on “OPI It’s My Year Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Alaeis!

      It’s even prettier in person. For some reason, my camera flattened the colour. It’s so shimmery in person and catches the light even when there’s not much light! If you see it in person, you’ll see what I mean. But I tried to capture it the best I could. :)

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  1. Carmela

    I love love love this but almost always seems to be out of stock. :( I remember seeing a huge display once and grabbed the plum looking shade to find out it was Congeniality is My Middle Name. That shimmer is just sooo gorgeous!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Awww…really? Every time I go to my local Trade Secrets, they always have at least 5 bottles of it. Nobody in my area seems to like the colour…haha…or maybe they already bought it.

      I hope you can find it soon before this collection becomes harder to find. :( I know how frustrating it is to really like a colour and feel like you’re going on an impossible treasure hunt.

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      1. Carmela

        Which Trade Secrets still has it? My local one only has Congeniality is My Middle Name and Swimsuit..Nailed It left. :(

        Yes, like a nail polish scavenger’s hunt! That’s kind of how I felt with SH Hidden Treasure but now that I have my hands on Nubar 2010, I’m a happy camper. :D (That Fernanda’s is awesome!)

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        1. Mary Post author

          The one at Fairview had a bunch yesterday. It was located on the bottom of the shelf, so maybe that’s why not many people paid attention to it – poor product placement.

          Hey, have you tried asking the salesperson if they could do a ship-to-store thing for you? They might be able to, and then you wouldn’t have to spend the time going out of the way for one bottle (even if it’s worth it).

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              1. Carmela

                I just realized that this will be the 3rd polish you’d have helped me get. I think it’s official. You’re my guardian nail polish angel (or nail polish guardian angel..?). :)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Maribeth!

      Hmm…I think you and Carmela need to shop at my Trade Secrets. :P Oh wait…but then all the good stuff would be sold out here, too, and other polish fanatics would be upset with us!

      This is definitely a very special colour that you don’t see from OPI a whole lot. Hmm…if a lot of people let me know that they reallllly like this polish and it’s out of stock at their store, I would consider buying a bottle and using it in an upcoming blog giveaway. So far I’ve heard from 2 people (you and Carmela). If I hear from 10 people who say the same thing, I’ll go buy that bottle (if it hasn’t sold out at my store by then).

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        1. Mary Post author

          Hahaha! I’ll have to ask OPI to design a special spandex suit.

          Nail-polish dilemma? It’s Mary to the rescue! :P Forget crime and poverty…

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Bregje!

      First of all (and unrelated) – you have a cool name. I’ve never heard of it before. How do you pronounce it? Breg-gee? Breg-shay?

      I’m glad that you liked my swatches of it. It’s always nice to hear when my effort is appreciated – really encourages me, so thank you! :D

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kelsy!

      No, I didn’t get all 4 colours in the Universe Collection. Originally I just went in for It’s My Year. Then I caught the sparkly blue one (Swimsuit…Nailed It) from the corner of my eye and caved. Considering that I was only supposed to buy one, I felt guilty for leaving with two. Guilty, but sort of happy, too. :P

      Do you have a favourite from the collection?

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ruthe!

      Yes, it’s a stunner for sure. And to think that I almost overlooked it! What was I on? Did I sniff too much acetone? :P This is a must-have shade!

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