OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Swatches And Review

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Swatches

Confession:  I’ve been anticipating this collection with bated breath.  It’s not because I’m a fan of the series but I can reveal my actual feelings about the Fifty Shades phenomena.  I’ll wait to step on my soap box after revealing the colors.

OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey - Cement The Deal

Cement the Deal (three coats): “stony, cool gray”


OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey - Dark Side Of The Mood

Dark Side of the Mood (three coats): “brooding, stormy charcoal”


OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey - Embrace The Gray

Embrace the Gray (three coats): “chic, moody gray”


OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey - My Silk Tie

My Silk Tie (two coats): “silky, gleaming silver”


OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey - Romantically Involved

Romantically Involved (two coats): “luscious, crème red”


OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey - Shine For Me

Shine For Me (two coats): “shimmering silver with subtle blue sparkle”


Despite my reservations about the series itself, OPI definitely came out with a great collection.  The cremes apply smoothly if not a bit patchy (not including Romantically Involved, which is almost a one-coater).  My Silk Tie does exhibit brush strokes, so it requires careful application.  I was surprised most by Shine For Me.  I expected the combination of silver foil and blue glitter to be a frosty mess but it actually works together.

If you’re a fan of gray polish, you definitely need to jump on this bandwagon.  Heck, if you need yet another superior red crème, Romantically Involved is a fantastic choice.

With that said…

drags out soapbox

deep breath

First of all, the writing is horrendous.  I had to remind myself about the story’s origin: it’s a Twilight fan fiction.  I shouldn’t have had high expectations from the get-go.  I was going to positively retch if I got to yet another appearance from Ana’s “inner goddess”.

Most of all, I don’t like what the book series represents.  I think it’s an erroneous depiction of BSDM, especially the relationship between Christian and Ana as dominant/submissive.  Point blank:  it’s an abusive relationship.

I have nothing against whips, chains, and handcuffs.  Whatever happens between consenting adults is hunky dory, as far as I’m concerned.  All I could see was a manipulative man taking advantage of a vulnerable female.

For more information about where I’m coming from, here are a couple of links:



But hey, if this tickles your pickle, don’t let me hold you back!  OPI did a great job with this collection and it’s worth a look, even if you have similar reservations.

More about Janice

Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

2 thoughts on “OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Swatches And Review

  1. AliceinNappyland

    I don’t want to support ANYTHING related to 50 shades for the reasons you posted, but Cement the Deal looks like the grey I’ve spent MONTHS looking for ;___;


  2. Shannon

    I’m here for that red


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