Review & Swatches: Serena Williams for OPI Glam Slam! U.S. Collection

This is it! The end of a year-long run of Serena Williams for OPI nail polishes that launched to coincide with all of the major tennis tournaments. I’ll really miss her fun spin on color, and unconventional ways of pairing up textures and tones—and she made them all work! This duo is the U.S. Glam Slam! Collection, and they’re the final two lacquers in the series.

“OPI and Serena return to our home country for the final launch with two bright, feminine lacquers,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Packed with red and gold micas for intense luster, the Glam Slam! series finishes with two classic, glamorous colors.”

Pros & Bronze is a glittering bronze with hints of rose glitter. This is in a clear base and may require 2-3 coats for full coverage. The two shades definitely make a nice contrast. 

Love is a Racket is a bright, shimmering cherry red that reminds me of Nicole by OPI’s I Love You Cherry Much. Two coats delivers perfect opacity.

Layering Pros & Bronze over Love is a Racket works well too! Just make sure your base color is mostly dry first, so the glitter doesn’t streak across your base color.

What’s next for OPI? The Muppets Collection! I personally cannot wait!

Price & Availability: Glam Slam! U.S. will be available beginning August 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $14.95 ($20.95 CAN) suggested retail for each duo-pack.

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  • Sally

    I certainly won’t be supporting anything that Ms. Williams or her family are a part of after her continued classless and belligerent public actions. Good thing these colors look completely average, so I don’t need to be concerned about missing them.

  • Aude

    Pros & Bronze is a beautiful shade, going right-off on my wishlist !!

  • Ter G./bobbysgeel

    I’m sooo excited for the Muppet collection ( & CG Eye Candy) too! I <3 glitter. I never would have thought to layer these 2 polishes. THIS is why you're such an amazing blogger! Xoxo

  • Amber

    Aww thanks Ter! As always—you’re sweet! xo

  • Amber

    I respect your opinions, Sally. Thanks for commenting.