I’ve never posted a press release for anything before on Swatch And Learn. But when I received one for the upcoming OPI The Muppets Holiday 2011 Collection along with images to share with you, I went berserk!
(What can I say? The power of polish compels me! And I’m not looking for a lacquer exorcist.)
Please let me know whether or not you would like to see press releases and promo pictures like these in the future on my blog or not.
And, don’t worry, this blog will never be bombarded with press releases. I very much prefer to show you swatches I’ve done, share reviews with you, and post photos of the actual bottles.
But when something drives me crazy (hehe…and by something, I mean nail polish, of course), I’d like to share my excitement and anticipation with you all so that we can discuss what colours we’re loving the most and looking forward to the most. We can enable each other. Wait, is that bad? I don’t care! Let’s do it! Okay?
And now onto the colour descriptions and the bottle pictures of every shade in the OPI Muppets Holiday Collection!
OPI The Muppets Holiday 2011 Collection
This year, OPI’s holiday collection consists of 12 nail polishes, half of which are glitter! The collection will be released on November 1st.
Rainbow Connection caught my eye first. (I bet that’s gonna be the first one from this collection to sell out. Hehe, Nail Nostradamus here. Yeah right!) I’ll probably buy a back-up bottle of it, too.
I suggest grabbing Rainbow Connection as soon as the collection drops if you like it or you may be kicking yourself later. And I don’t want you to kick yourself. I also don’t want you to kick me.
Colours in the OPI The Muppets Collection:
(Click on any of the below links to see my swatches and review of that particular colour!)
- Rainbow Connection
- Divine Swine
- Fresh Frog of Bel Air
- Gone Gonzo!
- Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!
- Excuse Moi!
- Warm & Fozzie
- Wocka Wocka!
- Pepe’s Purple Passion
- Designer, de Better!
The other half of the collection consists of reds (of course since this is a holiday collection, reds are a staple), and 2 metallic shades, bronze and copper.
Hehe, the display for this makes me laugh. I’m not really a Miss Piggy fan, but she does make me laugh because of her eccentric and egotistical attitude. Just look at her in the below picture! Hehe, she thinks she’s fabulous and that everything’s about her. Look at her flossin’ her string of pearls, huge ring, false lashes, and leopard-pleather trench!
To get a better feel for the colours, here are larger pictures of each colour with OPI’s official description below each shade.
The rainbow glitter of your dreams.
(Click here to see my Rainbow Connection swatches and review!)
(Click here to see my comparison post with Rainbow Connection dupes!)
The finest, most fabulous magenta glitter ever.
(Click here to see my Divine Swine swatches & review!)
Fresh Frog of Bel Air
A glitter that prefers the greener things in life.
(Click here to see my Fresh Frog of Bel Air swatches & review!)
The aqua-blue glitter is taking over the world!
(Click here to see my Gone Gonzo! swatches and review!)
Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!
Red glittery fun for everyone!
Ahem! This pink glitter has something to say!
(Click here to see my Excuse Moi! swatches & review!)
This wild bright red cannot be tamed!
Warm & Fozzie
A feel-good shade of metallic copper.
(Click here to see my Warm & Fozzie swatches and review!)
The popular deep berry makes everything fun and merry!
Pepe’s Purple Passion
This deep, decadent shade is the best purple ever, okay!
Designer, de Better!
And this light metallic bronze is ready for the runway.
Missing out on this fuchsia would make you weep, weep, weep!
And now here’s the official OPI press release sent to me by PR:
Sending “Warm & Fozzie” Wishes from OPI!
OPI Celebrates Disney’s “The Muppets” with Holiday Lacquers Inspired by Walt Disney Pictures’ New Film
This holiday season, OPI pays homage to America’s favorite Muppet friends as they hit the big screen in Disney’s The Muppets. With an all-star cast including Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet crew, the family comedy opens in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011.
Inspired by the film’s namesake lively and colorful characters, OPI launches twelve limited-edition Nail Lacquers for Holiday 2011. “OPI is so excited to work with Disney to celebrate this long-awaited movie release,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Not only do The Muppets characters inspire fun, bright and joyful colors, the fashionable Miss Piggy lends her name to three high-shine pink-based hues, ranging from bold red flecked with silver to a multi-dimensional strawberry shade.”
This line features six shimmery reds and neutrals, as well as six glitter-packed.
Lacquer packed with micas and sparkle gives a 3-dimensional textured look that makes nails look like jewelry. With shades ranging from textured glitters in rainbow, red, green and blue to softer shimmers in copper and bronze metallic hues, these twelve colors provide the perfect accessory for the holiday season.
As with all OPI nail lacquers, these shades inspired by Disney’s The Muppets contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning November 2011 at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
And just in case you’re interested in the movie, here’s what the press release had to say about it:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.
See, I told you that this collection is exciting! Had to share it with you all.
Oh, and you might have noticed that the price is listed as $10.95 CAD. I asked PR because Trade Secrets and many other places I’ve seen sell OPI for $9.95 CAD. She said that $10.95 CAD is the suggested retail, so some places can sell it for less, but they’re asked to sell it for around that price. So not to worry – each bottle shouldn’t be $1 more than usual depending on where you shop.
Which colours are you most looking forward to? Do you think you’re going to see the movie? Who is your favourite Muppet?