Saturday, February 28, 2015

Swatch Saturday: OPI Hawaii Collection

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Good morning, readers! I have the new OPI Hawaii Collection to share with you today. There are 12 new colors, so grab a seat (imagine you are drinking out of a coconut in Hawaii) and keep reading below for my thoughts on this big collection!

        Hawaii Collection by OPI brings the fresh, bright colors of its namesake islands to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2015. This new collection features a palette ranging from muted tones of mint, peach, pink and nude to bolder hues of coral, green, purple and gold to deep tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue. 

“After the long months of winter, women are eager to embrace color – from soft pastels to bold accents to gleaming metallics,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador.  “Caught in a perpetual state of spring, the Hawaiian islands were the ideal inspiration for this year’s seasonal collection. OPI looked toward the surf, sand and sunsets found at Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, as well as the islands’ lush greenery, tropical flowers, and colorful fish, to create 12 fresh new nail shades.

There is quite a lot going on in this 12 polish collection. From soft and bright cremes to shimmers, metallic duo chromes, and an interesting glitter, I hope there's something for everyone! Let's take a look.

OPI Aloha From OPI
Let’s give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral!
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I am really loving this bright coral. It will make for great pedis this spring and summer!

OPI Do You Take Lei Away?
On second thought, I can’t wait – I need this creamy nude now!
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There are slight patches so you may want three coats unless you are adding glitter or nail art on top of it. 

OPI Go With The Lava Flow
You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.
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This had an amazing formula and the shimmer seems to shift to a golden color as some angles making this appear more coral than red. It is one of my favorites from the collection!

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya?
In this gorgeous, dusky purple, I’m doing just fine.
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I like the contrast of this dusty color compared to some of the brights in this collection.

OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Get it straight – this fruity orange crème is fabulous!
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You may prefer three coats if you do them thinner than I did. 

OPI Just Lanai-ing Around
This dark, creamy mauve says “hang loose!” in style.
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There is a gorgeous hidden shimmer in this, you can see it best in my macro shot. I really love this color and it's another favorite of this collection for me.

OPI Lost My Bikini In Molokini
With this reef-inspired purple, what’s one bikini more or less?
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Oh camera, why must you hate purple so much? It is not this blue-toned in person, I couldn't get it correct so just take my word for it. Great coverage and no issues to report.

OPI My Gecko Does Tricks
Being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents.
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There is a lot of frost in this one, but at some angles it appears to be a slight duo chrome to a golden shimmer. You can see that in my macro shot. I'm not a fan of so many brush strokes but the brightness of the color is pretty cool. I have no issues on formula to report, it is thinner but builds up at 3 coats.

OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too!
The heart of the matter lies in this gold shimmer with colorful sparkle.
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This one is a miss for me. I'm not a fan of the combination of shimmery, frosty gold base and the multicolored glitters. I wish they had picked a different base color because it may have worked if it wasn't yellow. Apply generous coats to get full coverage after 3. 

OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops
A light and happy pink that’s the perfect traveling companion.
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I still saw some patchiness after three coats but it wasn't terribly noticeable.

OPI That's Hula-rious!
This pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!
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You may prefer three coats. It has a thin but easy to work with formula. I really like this one a lot!

OPI This Color's Making Waves
This shimmery, lagoon blue has got heads turning.
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Another one that has a thinner formula for the shimmer but builds up nicely. There are little gold flecks in this and it has a nice color shift that you can see in my macro below. There are some visible brush strokes.

There you have them! What did you think of the new OPI Hawaii Collection? Which are your top colors? Mine are Go With The Lava Flow, Just Lanai-ing Around, That's Hula-rious, Is Mai Tai Crooked, and Aloha From OPI. 

These are available now! Thanks so much for reading!

Hawaii nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Hawaii Collection by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 4, 2015. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.

OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, mass outlet or other unauthorized source. For more information, please call Tractenberg & Co. 212.929.7979. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics. 

*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

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  1. There are so many from this set that I want, except for Pineapples Have Peelings too. Just…a big fat no on that. LOL! Great swatches, as always!

  2. Hi Jacki, your swatches make me want to buy a few more of these (I already have 3 of them). Your macro shots really showcase the hidden beauty in some of these! <3

  3. Very nice collection and impressive swatches!