I Theodora You

2 April 2013

OPI I Theodora You - £11.50

I went to see Oz the Great and Powerful a couple of weeks ago and fell head over heels with the film. Anything with Mila Kunis, James Franco and Disney is a winner for me. I'm a sucker for merchandise, so had my eye on the Urban Decay palettes, but knew I wouldn't get that much use out of them - so when OPI launched their Oz range, I snapped these two shades up (I've got my eye on When Monkeys Fly next).

I Theodora You is a very pretty pale pink, but the reality is it's a pain in the arse to apply. In the swatch above I've used three coats, but on my nails it was more like four for this sort of colour pay off. I think I definitely need to invest in a good base and fast drying topcoat to pair with this, because the colour really is lovely.

Lights of Emerald City is a beautiful, but strange glitter top coat. It combines larger matte white squares with smaller holographic pieces, which look awesome paired with a nude nail, as they take on a bronzey golden tone. I have to say though, again I find this difficult to work with. I feel like you get a lot of the clear polish, and barely any of the glitter.

I'm usually a fan of OPI polishes, but I've really struggled with these. They're so pretty that I want them to work, but I'm too lazy to put that much effort in to making my nails look nice. Could you be tempted by any of the shades from the new Oz collection?


  1. I always struggle to find a good glitter nail varnish for the exact reason you expressed above! So annoying, especially when it'd be even more beautiful if there was more glitter.

    Love, Hails x @ www.hayerlily.blogspot.co.uk

  2. How annoying that you have to apply loads of the pink to get the colour in the bottle, it's such a nice colour though!

    Emily x

  3. I love that colour. I'm currently wearing Revlon's Pink Chiffon which is a pale pink too, and it took me three coats for full opacity, but it's beautiful!


  4. That's such a pretty colour, such a shame it's such a challenge to apply and get good pay off. :(

    Maxine, xx

  5. I really wanted to get one of the Urban Decay palette as well as they're so beautiful, but I decided not to as I've got so many things lying around already...
    I have When Monkeys Fly & I absolutely LOVE it! Very eye catching :)

  6. Pretty colour such a nice light pink something I would wear x


  7. I LOVE I theodora you!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

  8. That pink is so gorgeous! Perfect for spring =) xXx

  9. Love the name of the pink! and the square glitter, i've never seen it before, so cute!

  10. So pretty but god! OPI is very pricey in the UK !

    love xx


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  12. That's a lovely Spring shade :) I like the look of your blog so I'm now following on GFC and Bloglovin' x


  13. I love the large white glitter chunks! I haven't bought OPI in ages, but these are tempting x

    January Girl ♥

  14. Hi I'm Eli a new italian follower.I'm trying now some ciate glitter nail polishes..if you find them try them and tell me;-) Eli

  15. Gosh so gorgeous, specially with the glitter xx

  16. Adding these two to my wishlist, so pretty xx

  17. It looks nice but I know what you mean about too much clear polish and not enough glitter, I don't have this polish but I have a similar one. If you do want to invest in a good top coat I cannot recommend OPI's Rapi Dry Top Coat enough! Its wonderful stuff!

  18. Such pretty colours, I think I might have to pick up a few colours :)


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