It’s another fall collection! After having friends down this entire week and weekend, the swatches got a little behind. But on my quiet Sunday, I marathon-swatched all 12 shades. It was just me and the polish, and lord, I’m not ashamed of how much I enjoyed it. This also means the rest of the fall collections will be on the blog this week, and then we’ll be able to get right into holiday collections! It’s still fall until December, that’s what I’m saying.
So let’s get into it. It’s OPI so we got a 12 piece collection to get on through. As always, I pick up my polishes at polishpick.com – I’ve bought from them several times, and they’re always affordable (OPI’s are only $5.75!) and so quick on shipping! Highly recommend, and really the only reason I can afford to swatch all these collections!
This collection is for fall 2018 and is based on Peru. It’s full of 12 cream shades. It’s a long post, so I’ll stop rambling already and get on into it.
We’re continuing on with all the reviews – lord, they’re already announcing fall and Halloween collections. AH. But for me it’s still summer, and we’re working our way through summer collections. So of course, it’s time for the OPI Summer collection.
GREASE IS THE WORD, IS THE WORD. Okay I’m done. But come on, it’s a collection based on Grease! An icon! A classic! So of course, with its 40th anniversary this year, OPI based their whole summer collection on it. With Grease themed names, and some fun textures as well, we got a lot of fun to talk about.
So of course, as always OPI does a whole 12 piece collection. And then they added 3 more ‘Leather Like’ finish polishes. So that was 15 shades to swatch and talk about. Lord, OPI you kill me. But I love you too much.
Let’s get into this shall we since there’s gosh dang 15 polishes to talk about here. Yeesh, I tell ya, I’ll try to be short, but you know how I am. I can’t be blamed for having to talk about 15 polishes in one post.
Look at this! It’s a spring post! That’s right, I’m finally getting spring posts up. (Even though it’s holding out at a solid 40 degrees here but you know). I had a lovely weekend home for Easter, and rode back on the train today. Am the only one just grossly fascinated with trains? I ride them every day and they still fill me full of wonder.
Enough trains. This is a beauty blog (but there’s beauty in trains, right?) and we have a collection to talk about! Today I have the OPI ‘Lisbon’ collection, based off the lovely town in Portugal. I haven’t been there yet, but it’s definitely on my list.
This is mainly full of bright and rich creams and some shimmer. I have the 12 core shades, as well as the 3 Sally Beauty Exclusive shades at the end. There’s a lot of bottles and a lot of nails to get through, so let’s get right into it!
That’s right, I’m still making my way through these holiday collections, and we’re halfway through. I have another 12 bottle collection from China Glaze, and then Orly, and then we’ll finally be finished and begging for the spring and summer sun.
Since this is a 12 bottle collection, standard from OPI, it’s a long post, so I’ll stop rambling and just get on into it.
This winter collection is called ‘Love OPI, XOXO’, and as you might be able to tell, it’s a very glam, sparkly, girly collection. PERFECT FOR FEBRUARY, AM I RIGHT. Hey, I’m an advocate of wearing whatever color you want, no matter the season. So be blingy in February, when everything is dull and gray. So let’s get into the swatches already.
Yo girl is here with another fall collection review. I’m currently in my bed home from work today, so in between falling asleep, I finally was able to finish up this review. (Don’t worry, I’ll be back at work and raring to go again after lots of good sleep, just took one sick day). I already had all the photos done, so I just needed to put them together and here they are!
I’ll be honest with you guys, I wasn’t fully in love with the spring and summer collections from OPI this year. I thought the formulas weren’t exactly top notch, and the colors were just okay.
But this fall collection… there’s a reason fall is my favorite season. When I saw promos for this collection, I was honestly quite excited. All of the colors looked perfect for fall, and if we remember the Washington D.C. collection from last fall, the formulas are stunning.
This is the OPI Iceland collection for fall, based on Iceland the country, obvi, so of course we have OPI’s beautiful puns in all the names. It’s a standard 12 piece collection, and is full of 9 creams, 2 shimmers and 1 metallic.
These didn’t disappoint. OPI, you’re back to yourself.
I know I’m going to be a bit of a broken record here with this review, as I found most of these had a very similar formula – and spoiler alert, it’s beautiful.
All of these had incredibly smooth and easy formulas, with all but 1 needing only 2 coats. OPI did it again with the creams and I’m so in love. So let’s just get into me gushing about this collection.
Hey friends and readers – I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, let alone since I’ve been posting regularly.
My life has been going through some switches – I recently got a job at Starbucks, so that schedule was all over the place and I was trying to adjust and figure out time to paint my nails. It was harder considering I couldn’t wear nail polish while working so I was really losing any motivation to paint on polish just to take it off again.
IT’S STILL SUMMER I TELL YOU. I’m holding onto summer as much as I can (even though I really love fall), but I’m mainly holding onto the bright nail colors. I’m not ready to give those up, so I’ve been going through my collection and pulling them out to wear and talk about. (And I’m going to have summer collections up so very soon, I know it’s late but better late than never, right?)
And I thought a great collection to do this with is the OPI Hawaii collection! I have 4 shades of it today, and I love all of them for the summertime. This was OPI’s collection for Spring of 2015, and featured bright shades all inspired by Hawaii. I love the 4 shades I have, and just want to pick up even more. (If I do get more, I’ll add to this post and update it).
I remember these shades being some of the very first OPIs I owned, and one of the first OPI collections that I really followed and wanted, so it’s a bit sentimental for me. I asked for these shades and got 4 of them from my mom, back when I didn’t buy whole collections myself, way back before blogging (when we still paid full price for OPIs, whoop). Back when I would ask for the newest OPI collection for my birthday, or Christmas, and hope I got a couple shades to play with. Back when the addiction was just brewing.
And I still love these shades today. They’re still classic shades and the Hawaii collection is still one I see referenced all the time. And perfect for the winding down summer. So let’s get into them.