For a while now, I have known about the OPI Celebration collection for 2021. I posted the first previews under the OPI DTLA announcement post. Mainly because I wasn’t 100 percent sure about the information that I had, I didn’t want to make a complete post yet. At this point in time, I am pretty sure that the information I had is correct, and I found pictures, so the celebration collection deserved its own post. (Thanks to my friend Luimination nails)
If you’re not familiar with OPI Holiday collections: they are always the most exciting collections of the year in terms of special finishes. Often they are collaborations with famous brands or pop stars. For this year, I had high hopes. It’s OPI’s 40th birthday after all. When I first saw the pictures, I was a tiny bit disappointed. They didn’t look very festive at all to me, until I saw the close ups! I’ve counted at least 4/5 holographic shades in this collection!
The shades are going to be called:
Snow day in LA (white shimmer)
Turn bright after sunset (a black holographic glitter )
Big Bow energy (A medium pink creme)
Mylar dreams (A pink glitter, holographic)
Maraschino Cheer-y (A red creme)
OPI <3 to Party (A purple creme)
My Color Wheel is Spinning (A holographic purple)
Ring in the Blue Year (medium blue creme)
LED Marquee (holographic blue)
All is Berry & Bright (A purple-leaning light blue)
Ready, fête, go (holographic teal)
Paint the tinseltown red (a holographic red/orange)
There are going to be three glitter “confetti” topcoats:
Cheers to mani years
You had me at confetti
There is also going to be a new Advent Calender for 2021 with 25 mini bottles. I won’t post the content here because spoiler, but you can find them over here (spoilers!!).
Also multiple gift sets are going to be released. Some will contain new polish shades, and others will include classic OPI colors. Of course also a mini set will be released.
The mini set will include the following colors:
Big bow energy (the creme pink)
Paint the tinsel town red (the holographic red)
My color wheel is spinning (the holographic purple)
Ring in the blue year (the blue creme)
OPI says that the advent calendar will be released the first of October in the UK. So I think that this will also be the release date of the Celebration collection. I’m not sure whether this will be a pre-order date or the date that the collection will be shipped, but I guess we are going to find out soon!
Update: Multiple people DM’ed me that the release date in the US will the September 20.
I’m super excited about the holographic shades in this collection. It feels like OPI finally gives us what we want. I’m personally not sure about the cremes yet. They look fine, but also a bit like shades we have seen before.