OPI to launch ‘Oz’ nail polish in March


Is my long hoped-for Star Wars nail polish line pretty much inevitable? In the spring, OPI will have a collection inspired by Disney’s Oz: The Great And Powerful.

One would expect an Oz collection to have a more vibrant selection of colors (ahem) not be relegated to the generally boring ‘soft shades’ line, but, well. Let’s hope that if Star Wars ever gets in on the action, it’ll be something more in the vein of the James Bond or Muppet collections.

Now there’s a James Bond nail polish collection

This is just getting ridiculous, honestly. If the ‘manliest’ franchise of them all, James Freaking Bond, has a nail polish collection, why can’t we? (I do hope I’m speaking too soon, given we of a a major release date or two coming up in 2013…)

You can get up close and personal with the Bond swatches at The PolishAholic and Polish Addict: I’m partial to Live And Let Die and The World Is Not Enough, while The Spy Who Loved Me may make for a good Phantom Menace Amidala look.

The Skyfall line is OPI’s holiday collection, and should be available at salons and (some) beauty retailers now.

I’m dying for an (official) Star Wars nail polish collection

As you may have noticed, one of my other obsessions is nail polish. And it’s getting more popular overall, as well. In recent years we’ve seen celebrities and movies get their own collections – OPI has done collections for Alice in Wonderland, The Muppets and many more. Next month, China Glaze’s Hunger Games collection will be in stores. (One could argue that they started the trend with a Wizard of Oz-inspired collection.) Even the new Spider-Man film is getting in on the action. And hell, remember Revlon Carbonite?

So why not Star Wars? The prequels especially have very lush color palettes (you could do something decent off Padme’s wardrobe alone) and the original trilogy is no slouch either. (Neutrals! Very popular.) They’ll certainly sell – nail polish addicts may not always know or like the source material, but they snap them up anyway. And there are 5 more 3D re-releases to promote! Now is the time.

I went a little nuts on the topic this morning on Twitter. Have an idea, or know of an existing polish that screams Star Wars? Tweet to @clubjade! (Or retweet this if you’re in favor of the idea.) I’ve made a Storify, under the cut, for the subject: Check it out for some suggestions you can go out and buy today.

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Etsy scavenger: Custom Star Wars nail polish

Amanda Collier makes nerd-inspired custom-blended nail polish that she sells on Etsy in her Nerd Lacquer shop. They’re pretty heavy on the glitz and glitter – be sure to take a closer look at the Star Wars line (above,) A Glitter Far, Far Away.

My personal favorite, color-wise, is the Doctor Who collection, Mad Man with a Box. There are also collections inspired by Firefly, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Monty Python, Star Trek and more. The polishes go for $8 each, or in sets of three for $24.