Saturday, September 15, 2018

OPI: My Private Jet 2007 and 2018

I saw today on facebook that OPI My Private Jet is back and I rushed right out to get one!
I was so excited about comparing it to my original bottles from the Night Brights Spring 2007 collection, that I had to share the results right away.

First a bottles shot. The 2007 bottle nearest the light source on the right is not mixed well and appears to be slightly more holo then the other. The bottle on the far left was purchased on the same day from the same store and is mixed much better. The middle bottle is the new 2018 Infinite Shine version.

xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2007 and 2018

First a look at the original from the Night Brights Spring 2007 collection. This little guy has quite the history behind it. It is a linear holographic jelly with either a charcoal or brown base. Fans saw both color variants, and believe there are two color versions of the linear holo polish. It could also be how we perceive the color from person to person or even the lighting used to view the bottle. For me, the ones I have look brown, with holo and copper shimmer.

At some point soon after launch, OPI completely changed the formula and finish, kept the same name and wouldn't admit that a linear holo version existed. You can see a comparison at My Simple Pleasures of the original and the second iteration.

xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2007

There's a peek at the copper shimmer in the bottle there!

xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2007
xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2007


Below is the new 2018 version from the Infinite Shine series. It is most definitely holographic, however it is set in a creamier base which tends to hide the holo and coppery shimmer.

xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2018
xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2018
xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2018

As you can see in this next photo, when the top layer of cream is brushed off with acetone and then topcoated; the shimmer and holo really come through in a lovely way on the top nail, the bottom nail is not brushed with acetone and appears muddy or blurred from the creamy base. While this is not exactly like the original, I feel that if thinned out or brushed over with acetone, it comes pretty darned close.

xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2018


Below are side by side comparisons of them along with their bottles. My pinky and middle finger are the 2007 version, the others are 2018. When these are on the nail at real life size, the difference in base color is hardly noticeable. The difference that you will notice most at real life size, is the vibrancy of the holo rainbow. Never fear though, a little swipe of acetone and top coat will reveal its inner beauty.

xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2007 and 2018
xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2007 and 2018
xoxoJen's swatch of OPI: My Private Jet 2007 and 2018

Each swatch is shown with two coats and no topcoat except for the one photo where I mentioned topcoat. I absolutely love them both, and think that the new version would be so very close if it were in a more translucent base - or brushed over with acetone and topcoated. (gah the copper shimmer in it is amazing!)

If you missed the original or have had a lemming for it, I think the 2018 version may satisfy that. I would recommend getting it in person so you can make certain the formula is holo.
In the store, I shined my phone light on the bottle since the lighting there is lacking for holos.

I hope you've enjoyed this impromptu post and deviation from indie brands. My passion for polish was heightened when I got my hands on this one sometime in 2008 or 2009 so it was a bit nostalgic when I heard there was a new version.

I've fallen in love with it all over again. :)

1 comment

  1. Call me blind, but I don't notice any difference. Sorry.

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