Movie-Inspired Manicures: Are These Nail Polishes a Blockbuster Success?


by Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)

I will freely admit one of my favorite indulgences is getting my nails done. Thanks to nail polish brand OPI, I can get my manicure with a pop culture twist!

They will soon be in collaboration with Disney’s new movie Oz the Great and Powerful. Seven shades will be available – three glitters, three pearly sheers, and one mattefier they call “liquid sand” – with fun names like “Lights of the Emerald City,” “When Monkeys Fly,” and “Don’t Burst My Bubble.”


This is not OPI’s first collection with a movie serving as their muse. This past Christmas, they partnered with the James Bond franchise and released polishes inspired by the film with colors that included “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “The World is Not Enough,” and of course, the gold glitter “GoldenEye.”

Another fun collection was their Alice in Wonderland one. Who better to create crazy-named whimsical polishes with than Tim Burton? That set included polishes like “Mad as a Hatter” and “Off with Her Red.”

After that collection’s success, the Shrek Forever After line was launched. This was one of their first collections to not include reds or pinks, but with colors like “Ogre-The-Top Blue,” “Who the Shrek Are You?” and “Fiercely Fiona,” no one missed them!

Their 2010 Holiday collection was also movie-inspired, this time by the film Burlesque.  Unlike their previous collection, it of course featured vampish reds with red glitter polishes named “Let Me Entertain You” and “The Show Must Go On.” Other shades included “Take the Stage” and “Tease-y Does It.”

Perhaps my favorite OPI collaboration came in the form of their 2011 holiday collection. It was their Muppets collection and those suckers flew off shelves FAST! And why wouldn’t they? With names like “Fresh Frog of Bel Air,” “Gettin’ Miss Piggy with It” and “Warm and Fozzie,” these colors brought me right back to my childhood. Heck, I still wear their “Rainbow Connection” on my toes all the time!

Are you looking forward to OPI’s Oz line? What is your favorite past collection or polish name? If you were in charge, what movie would you partner with and what unique names would you name some of the polishes?

    One Comment

  1. barbaraJanuary 7th, 2013 at 3:52 am

    OPI is great 😀

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