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Hello lovelies!

I've done something crazy. I've started a monster big Summer Challenge that includes 66 challenges from now till 8th September. I'll try to do most of them so I'll be trying my painting skills :)

Today is the Day 1 and the theme is Olympic Torch Starts Its Journey. I thought I'd do the gold torch but I think it looks more like a gold cigarette :D never mind, it's my first try.

These are the girls participating in the Summer challenge, Check out their blogs and see their interpretation of the 'Torch Starts Its Journey' theme:
Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges - http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com/
Vic @ Glowstars http://glowstars.net

Hello lovelies!

Look what I've got! The whole OPI Spider-Man collection! You've probably seen it before because I'm quite late with my review. I've got the polishes a bit later so I could review them earlier, sorry :-/

The collection is inspired by The Amazing Spider-man film and consists of 6 colours and one Shatter:



My Boyfriend Scales Wall - grey-ish white creme. This is not a classic bright white; it's somehow muted, with added grey in it. I really like it and it became my favourite white polish. it is not as much for the grey-ish colour as for its formula. It's flawless! It applied great and two coats were enough for a full coverage. I hope this would be a one-coater but unfortunately it is not.







Your Web Or Mine? - medium pink with pearl finish. Ehm...I'm not sure how this colour fits into the Spider-man colour palette. The pearl finish is very strong which makes the polish streaky and it was a bit of a fight to apply it nicely. Two coats were enough for full coverage.







Call Me Gwen-ever - muted orange creme with coral undertones. For me this is great summer orange colour..it is not too bright or too boring, mainly because of the coral undertones. It has a great formula and pigmentation - I've needed two coats for full coverage and the polish dried very fast.







Number One Nemesis - metallic grey-ish green with gold particles. I seriously don't know what happened here, the pictures didn't come up well at all! Unfortunately I broke my nail so I couldn't take new pics :-/ Back to the polish though...it is hard to describe colour - it is like golden olive green mixed with graphite silver with added gold particles. It is also dupe for Chanel Graphite. It applied nicely and I've used two thicker coats. In the real life the colour looks so much better and more sparkly and you'll love it ;o)







Just Spotted The Lizard - yellow-ish green/olive green duochrome. I fell in love with this type of colour however this shade, I presume, is an answer to Chanel Peridot mania. It is not unique as it is almost exact dupe of Peridot but it certainly is a beauty. It is well pigmented, I'm wearing two thicker coats. Polish dried very fast and is a bit streaky. 








Into The Night - dark blue shimmer. Lovely shade, very well suited for Spider-man collection :) I liked the final result, the deep blue but to get me there I had to apply three coats. I'm a two-coater girl so three coats for me is a no no. I am a bit disappointed that the polish doesn't have better pigmentation because OPI is my fav brand and they do so well with pigmented polishes (if you know what I mean!). Despite that it applied nicely but the finish is a bit streaky.







Shatter The Scales - dark forest green Shatter with silver particles. Oh wow, I love the silver particles in the Shatter! It's not flat like the other creme shatters. However I'm not sure if we need more crackling polishes, this trend is way last year! Shatter applied well and dried fast and I'm wearing topcoat over it. 

Shatter The Scales over My Boyfriend Scales Wall



Shatter The Scales over Just Spotted The Lizard





Overall I like the film-themed collection but where is red??? Spider-man without red is like Britain without Queen! I wouldn’t mind repeat of a red shade, wouldn’t have to be completely new shade, but I expected red :(

Most of the polishes had great formula and pigmentation and I also quite like the two dupes for Chanel polishes. It makes a great cheaper option.




*These were provided for a review