Wednesday, September 26, 2012

OPI So So Skullicious Halloween 2012 Swatches and Review



Today, I have this year's OPI Halloween offering to share with you guys. So So Skullicious is a limited edition set of four mini lacquers in bright orange, pink, black, and yellow hues, plus a sheet of skull nail decals. More info about the collection can be found here.

Because of the size of the mini bottles, I couldn't find a good way to hold them for the swatch pictures while having all my fingers line up. So I settled for swatches without the bottles, and hope you guys do not mind the change in posture. :-)



Hi, Pumpkin! is a bright citrusy orange with a creme finish. I did two coats, and it was still a little streaky, so you may need three coats for this one. It dries about a shade darker on the nails than what you see in the bottle.



A-Rose from the Dead is a bright, cool-toned, fuschia pink with a creme finish. This isn't a color I would normally associate with Halloween, but it's still pretty. This looks to be close to Kiss Me On My Tulips, so I pulled that out and did a quick compare. They are not dupes. They look almost identical in the bottle, but A-Rose is about two shades lighter and quite a bit warmer once on the nails.



Morning Glory is your typical black creme, opaque in two coats.



Candlelight is a banana yellow with a creme finish. The formula is mostly smooth, though a little streaky, so you will need three coats. Each coat does dry fast, so you do not need to wait more than a minute or two between coats.



In addition to the four polishes, you also get this sheet of cute and bright skull decals.

Overall, this collection is a set of bright and fun polishes, though none of them are particularly unique. All the polishes have smooth formulas and mostly cover with the standard two coats, with only Candlelight needing three coats. The small brush gave me some trouble until I got used to it. I found the trick is to load up the brush with polish and then to skip wiping off the excess polish. The overloaded brush then has just enough polish to cover one nail without dragging or pooling.

You can find the So So Skullicious set for a limited time at your local nail salons and beauty stores for $12.50.

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36 comments:

  1. The colors might not be unique, but they are lovely for sure!!

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  2. This totally does not strike me as a Halloween collection, but it's so cute! I might get it just for the black. I LOVE black polish. Lovely swatches, as always :)

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    1. It does have black and orange, so that's probably the Halloween influence hehe. I really like the black polish too. Can you believe it's my first black polish?! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  3. I still like the skull decals - I'd buy those for sure! :D

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    1. Yes, the decals are totally awesome for sure! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  4. lovely colours.so vivid!perfect for halloween.especially that yellow and orange colours.

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  5. I really love the colors and they look great on you but I kinda... expected more of OPI.
    I do love the decal designs and they would have been the only reason for me to get this collection - if I would.

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    1. Yes, they didn't do too much with this collection to make it interesting, though the decals are cute. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  6. If you want to know my opinion: the colors are so cliché, but the decals are so woth the price of the full pack! I LOVE them mexican skulls!

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    1. Yes, the colors aren't too interesting, but I like the decals too! :-)

      ~ Yun

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  7. Pretty but I wish the colours were a bit more unique.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you think they are at least pretty. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  8. Very pretty colors but I have to admit, I expect more from a Halloween collection. Oh well, there's some other great Halloween polishes out this year to make up for it =)

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    1. Yes, they definitely could have done more with this collection, but at least the colors are pretty and the decals are cute. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  9. These are good cremes for Halloween, but I wish they were a bit more original. They're very pretty nonetheless :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you think they are pretty. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  10. Oh man I wish I lived in America! The four piece minis from O.P.I are $20 + over here! I feel a holiday coming on :P

    Great swatches Yun! I love the cute little skulls to!

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    1. Wow, $20+ is so expensive! I'm glad you like the swatches. I was a bit unsure about taking pictures without the bottles, but I just couldn't get my weird fingers to line up lol. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  11. I wish the colours were a bit more unique, but I do absolutely love the decals! So adorable!

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  12. I agree. Not very unique colours For halloween I was think more of orange with glitter, black with glitters, green with glitters and purle qith glitters :) The price is very good here only one OPI costs £11.50 :)

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    1. Hehe I guess Halloween makes you think of glitters. :D

      ~ Yun

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  13. decals are too cute! love the colors, but i agree not so unique.

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  14. i agree with you, they aren't too unique but they are pretty colors. Candlelight looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like them, especially Candlelight! It's hard to find a good yellow and this one's got a pretty good formula. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  15. I love this set! I think mostly for the packaging, though. =P

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    1. hehe I can understand. The packaging is very cute! :-)

      ~ Yun

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