Are you feeling glittered out yet? I’m not – hehe, but I’ll switch it up soon, so hang in there!
Today I present the 4th (and last) glitter polish I own from the upcoming OPI Muppets Collection – OPI Divine Swine!
It follows the same suit as 2 previous glitters I’ve showed you. But this time, the small glitter is magenta. I really like this one, but Rainbow Connection still gets top honours.
The name makes me laugh only because when I think of ‘divine swine’, I tend to think of bacon, so really this colour should be reddish.
Want to see this by itself and then layered over a bunch of colours? I have some swatches to share with you!
OPI Divine Swine Pictures
OPI Divine Swine Swatches
All swatches have:
- No base coat!
- 3 coats of OPI Divine Swine
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- Magenta glitter
- 3-Dimensional textured look
- Name: OPI Divine Swine
- Collection: OPI The Muppets Collection (Holiday 2011)
- Colours Available in the OPI The Muppets Collection: Rainbow Connection, Divine Swine, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Gone Gonzo!, Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!, Excuse Moi!, Animal-istic, Warm & Fozzie, Wocka Wocka!, Pepe’s Purple Passion, Designer, de Better! & Meep-Meep-Meep
- Press Release: You can view my blog post on the OPI The Muppets Collection press release here.
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was kindly sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: It’s not available in stores yet. It will be released on November 1st and you should be able to find it at the usual places like Trade Secrets and select beauty-supply stores.
OPI Divine Swine Review
Divine Swine by OPI is one of my favourites from The Muppets Collection. Rainbow Connection definitely is the one to get, but I think this is my second favourite!
I thought that I’d be lusting after the green one more, but when I started layering this one over my purples and a black, it really impressed me. (More on that later.)
Just like Gone Gonzo! (blue glitter) and Fresh Frog of Bel Air (green glitter) from the same collection, Divine Swine also has large silver hexagonal glitter suspended in clear polish. With Divine Swine, the smaller glitter particles are magenta.
Finish & Grittiness
Divine Swine is jam-packed with lots of glitter, but the finish is much smoother than a typical glitter polish. It must be the clear lacquer that coats everything better. You definitely don’t feel it being scratchy and gritty. (Use a top coat if you want it to be even smoother.)
Application & Formula
The formula is on the thicker side, but it’s still easy to control. When you paint your nails with this, you’ll have to go back and use your brush to push some of the large hexagonal glitter and spread them out. Sometimes they clump together, but it’s not too much work to get them to separate.
You’ll want to allow each coat to dry before applying the next for best results, unless of course you plan to wear just a single layer over another polish colour (which is actually what I prefer).
The dry time is pretty good, so using multiple coats isn’t much of an issue.
I love the way this one looks over purple, berry, and black polishes! Absolutely gorgeous! It’s nice on its own, but when you layer it over another polish, it has more depth and you don’t have to think much about covering bald patches where the glitter didn’t go.
Here are some of the colours that I’ve tried underneath OPI Divine Swine. But, of course, you can layer it with whatever colours you want. If you like contrast, put a vampy or super-light shade or a non-purple shade underneath. There are so many fun possibilities!
1 Coat of OPI Divine Swine Over Each
What would you layer under OPI Divine Swine?
To give you a better idea of what OPI Divine Swine looks like with just a single coat, I bared my yellow-stained nail to show you. Also, please note that I didn’t add a top coat – the shine you see is all from Divine Swine.
Glitter is so pretty and festive to wear. But then, all good things must come to an end. When it’s time to remove the ‘Swine’ from your life, it takes a little bit of effort since the glitter is so dense and there are large, chunky glitter pieces, too. It’s not gonna be as easy as removing a creme polish.
In my previous post on OPI Rainbow Connection, I included 3 things you can do to make glitter removal easier. Please scroll down that page if you’re interested.
Final Verdict: 8/10
I gave Divine Swine 0.5 points more than Fresh Frog of Bel Air and Gone Gonzo! because, well, I have so many purples in my collection, and this magenta glitter polish seems to play so well with many of them. I love a polish that’s as flexible as a yoga instructor! 😀
Out of all the glitter polishes I’ve showed you, which do you like the most? The least? Are you into yoga? Does ‘divine swine’ make you think of bacon?
I wasn’t even really interested in picking this up just because I have a strange aversion to anything magenta. I don’t know, but it just rubs me the wrong way. That said, I never even thought I’d want to get this from the collection.
But your layering experiments have swayed me! (Tsk, tsk. You’re too good of an enabler..;)) I love how it looks over the dark purple! I’m curious to see how it’ll look over a blurple or indigo shade, if it’ll make the shade pull more purple because of the glitter.
This was a surprise winner for me, too. I thought for sure the green glitter would be my favourite (other than Rainbow Connection, of course). This one is just so easy to incorporate into my purple-polish collection!
Haha, should I feel guilty being an enabler? Sometimes I do, but I can’t help share my excitement with others! 😉
That’s a good question. I need to try it out over a blurple.
Love this one! Its so girly and fun… and who wouldn’t want a little OINK on their nails 😉
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Haha! Who wouldn’t want a little oink on their nails? *Squeeeeeeeeealllll* I want it! I want it! 😛
I definitely like this pink one. I imagined it to be lighter, more pink than magenta but I’m glad it isn’t. It looks lovely over the darker base colors (dark red, purple, black). How many coats do you think it would need to be completely opaque. 4 or 5?
I’ve seen some sites say that the polishes will be released on nov. 11th, but nothing from OPI officially. Do you have any word of this date?
Thank you for posting these!!
I’m glad it’s not a light pink – those are the kind I often have trouble wearing because light pinks are tricky for me: they can oftentimes make my fingers look dirty or make my skin look super yellow when it’s not.
Hmm…I didn’t use a dark red. The colours to the left and to the right of the silver swatch are both more berry-toned purplish pinks. But I guess there’s a touch of red in it. Sometimes different monitors show it as a slightly different colour.
Yes, to get it completely opaque, I’d suggest 4 or 5 coats by itself. I think it looks way better layered over another polish, though…brings it to life more.
I don’t know the official date, but I can ask PR and see what they say. 🙂
Okay, I just got the official word from PR. The OPI Muppets Collection launches on November 1st! I’ll be updating my posts to include this date.
I think I need /want just about all the glitters from this collection. the name of this though I hate it haha Divine Swine? It makes me think Swine flu or something.. lol
AHAHAHAHA! Swine Flu on your nails! I didn’t even think of that – my mind was obsessed with bacon…hehe. Yeah, I’m not too crazy about the name, either, but now I’m gonna always be thinking about Swine Flu when I wear it. 😛
I believe I NEED all the the glitters from this collection!! LOL! 😉 I think they will be fun for layerings. I do love a good layering 😀
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Yes, they are SO MUCH FUN to layer. And when the holidays are closer, they’ll add just the right amount of bling.
Ooohh…you did some layering with Pumpkin Spice? I just got that polish a week ago. I’m going over to your blog right now to check out your post!
Oh! Very pretty! Reminds me of the Candy Eye 3D china glaze collection I’ve seen on pics. I have loved every glitter polish on your skin tone but I think Rainbow Conection is a MUST! Very dense and shiny!
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I agree – Rainbow Connection is definitely a must-have! 😀
Ooohh…those glitters by China Glaze are pretty. They look even denser than these OPI holiday ones.
Such a great polish!
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Definitely a pretty glitter! 🙂
I’m not usually a pink lover, but the Muppets collection is so AMAZING I just have to love this one too! Great swatches, as always, Mary! 😀
This one really surprised me. The richness of the pink is probably what makes it more wearable on my skin tone. Hehe, but the name! Don’t really want to tell people, “I’m wearing Divine Swine on my nails.” if they ask me.
Glad you liked the swatches! Thanks for taking your time to comment on a whole bunch of my posts all at once! 😀