Hi you guys! Happy hump of the week! :-)
Today, continuing with the OPI Oz The Great and Powerful Collection, I have another glitter from the collection to share with you. When Monkeys Fly! is made up of small and medium silver reflective hexagon and large gold hexagon glitter pieces, all in a sheer base.
Oh gosh, I feel like this polish is not at all like the others in the collection. While the rest of the collection is soft, understated, and elegantly fun, this one is a bit garish thanks to the large gold glitter pieces. It also has some obvious formula problems, as you can see from the swatches. The large gold pieces are curling up such that their edges lift off of the nails during application, a big no-no when it comes to glitter polish. This then causes a tendency for all the large gold pieces to cluster around and stick to each other, making it difficult to place them on the nails. The end result is quite messy.
After many complaints about the curling glitter issue, OPI owned up to the problem and offered replacements for those who bought this polish. Here is what they had to say via their Facebook page:
"We have determined that in some instances, due to the glitter’s size and shape, it can curl over time as it sits in the lacquer base. This was not experienced during field-testing and is now being addressed. Those of you who are dissatisfied can contact our customer support team with the batch number listed on the bottom of the bottle and they will replace it with another Oz shade of your choice."
It's surprising that a big polish company like OPI would have missed this issue during their initial testing, but it's definitely heartening to see them step up and offer to make right for anyone who encountered this. :-)
You can find When Monkeys Fly! at your local nail salons and beauty stores such as Ulta and Dillard's for a retail price of $9 for 0.5 fl oz.
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