Friday, September 6, 2013

Sephora by OPI Goes Bye Bye!

Disclaimer:  I purchased these.
As you may already be aware, Sephora by OPI (SOPI) polishes are being discontinued and have been on sale for a while at sephora.com and in store.  I've also heard of them popping up at outlets like TJ Maxx.  Sephora sale prices have typically been $4.50/bottle, but you can also buy three for $10.  I bought 3 last Sunday, but the colors were already starting to thin out with pinks and reds being pretty much gone.
I pulled out my SOPI polishes so I could see what others I might want to pick up before they are gone forever.  Um, it's pretty easy to see what color families I'm partial to :-)  I've got 15 of the regular sized bottles and 6 mini's, but what surprised me the most was how many SOPI glitters I have - definitely the majority of the glitters in my collection.
Sephora will be replacing SOPI with their Sephora X brand, which I have not tried.  SOPI's were originally priced higher than regular OPI polishes at $9.50 per bottle, which is why I'd sometimes see them called $OPI on nail blogs :-)
I did like the formula on these and found them to be good performers, by and large.  It was also easy to pick up some of the special collection sets on sale at some point, which is harder to do with regular OPI polishes.
Bohemian Brights mini collection
For those reasons, I'll miss SOPI polishes and ordered 12 more online.  In tribute to their demise, here are some of manicures I've done with SOPI polishes.
SOPI Are You Glistenin' over OPI's I Don't Give a Rotterdam
Jelly sandwich featuring Traffic Stopper Copper
Let's Hear it for the Free Spirit!
Neutral Beauty and Only Gold for Me
Molly by Julep with SOPI Beclause I Said So
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  1. I'm so sad about them being gone. I have Absinthe makes the heart & I really want to get another 1, mine is old & drying up. I couldn't find it on the website. So sad.

  2. I looked at the $OPIs (haha!!) a lot but actually never ended up buying any. Like your amazing spelling implies, they were so expensive! I love that you scored so many on sale, though! Indi-go With The Flow is my fave, I think! :)

    1. I think the only $OPI's I ever paid full price for were Keep Me on My Mistletoes and Leaf Him at the Altar. At the time it definitely felt like a splurge :-)

  3. I don't actually own any of these polishes so I am not as sad to see them go. You've got quite the collection though!


  4. I bought some honey neutral shade a few days ago. Looking forward to seeing how well it works!

    1. I'm hoping the new ones I ordered arrive today! I love coming home to a package :-)

  5. Drools at your collection...I love that Sparkly one especially! :)

  6. I don't have any of these, but I definitely WANT them. I may have to check out Ulta and see if they have any on the clearance rack or something. I really love the neutrals especially.

    1. Ulta doesn't carry them, as it was a Sephora licensed product. However, I'm hearing they are showing up at outlet stores like Marshalls/TJ Maxx, although I haven't checked yet. I just got 12 more from online, so I think I'm done!