Since I have all 3 glitters, I thought I may as well show them side-by-side in this OPI Oz Glitter Nail-Polish Comparison post, even though I’ve done a separate review on OPI Lights of Emerald City.
I hope that you’ll find this helpful for narrowing down the one(s) you’re interested in!
OPI Oz Glitter Nail-Polish Comparison Photos
Here are the OPI Oz glitter nail polishes I compared in this post, left to right. (All were provided by PR.)
- OPI When Monkeys Fly!
- OPI Which is Witch?
- OPI Lights of Emerald City
Natural Light Photos
OPI Oz Glitter Nail-Polish Comparison Swatches
All swatches have 2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather (black) and no top coat. I used that black polish to help you see the glitter better since the nail wheel I used is white.
The order is the same for this entire post.
Left-Right: OPI When Monkeys Fly!, OPI Which is Witch? & OPI Lights of Emerald City
Natural Light Photos
Hmm…it was really weird, but my flash photos turned out almost identical to the ones I took in natural light!
OPI When Monkeys Fly! and OPI Lights of Emerald City require some glitter manipulation if you want them to show up evenly. OPI Which is Witch? went on pretty even all on its own.
These all have large pieces of glitter, so I wasn’t expecting any of them to be really smooth. OPI Lights of Emerald City seemed to be the smoothest, followed by OPI Which is Witch? and OPI When Monkeys Fly! respectively.
I was really disappointed to see that the hexagonal gold glitter in OPI When Monkeys Fly! curled significantly. If you wear that one, expect major texture and even some sharpness. While some of those hexagons lie flat, some will curl and the edges stick up. It’s so much so that I believe even if you use a thick top coat, it won’t be enough to smooth it out. 🙁
OPI Lights of Emerald City and OPI Which is Witch? are not scratchy at all, so you won’t have to worry about any snagging with those.
Here’s what you’ll find in each bottle:
- OPI When Monkeys Fly! – Small holographic glitter, medium hexagonal holographic glitter & large gold hexagons
- OPI Which is Witch? – Very small & small holographic glitter, short and thin holographic bar glitter & medium holographic hexagons
- OPI Lights of Emerald City – Large white squares & smaller squares that flash green & orange
Unfortunately, I think that OPI When Monkeys Fly! is “BUSTED”. The major curling you get from the gold hexagons creates sharp and awkward texture that can’t be rectified with a thick top coat.
OPI Which is Witch? has a fun look that I think is wonderful for layering. But, if you aren’t a fan of bar glitter, you may not like this. (I like bar glitter, and this one is really holographic, so it’s a great way to refresh an existing manicure with some bling!)
OPI Lights of Emerald City is my favourite out of the 3 because I don’t have many nail polishes with square glitter. This one stands out and is more reminiscent of indie nail polish than a mainstream one.
Which one of these is your favourite? Will you be picking any up? What layering combinations would you do with these glitters?