Listen, has it been over a month since I posted a blog post? Yes, but we’re NOT going to ruminate on that today. I think I have this exact same spiel each time I come crawling back here after not posting regularly, and I have no excuses. I’ve still been swatching up a storm on my Instagram (plug here to follow me there), but I neglected you all over here, my heart and soul, my regulars, the ones who continue on even with no algorithm, steady through any storm.
But I digress. Let’s not pause and stay on the negative, and let’s just discuss what we’re all here for: nail polish. And I know most of you are here ESPECIALLY for new OPI nail polish. That’s right, I see my stats, and I know no matter what I’ll always be posting up the OPI seasonal reviews, don’t you worry. Even if I only put up 4 posts a year, it’ll just be the seasonal OPI releases. OPI keeps us all going. So let’s look at this newest release.
This is the ‘Jewel Be Bold’ collection for Winter 2022, and it features the traditional 12 bottles, along with 3 glitter exclusives. So 15 shades total. That’s right, we got a lot of polish so I won’t be too wordy, and I’ll let the photos do all of the talking (she says while still being wordy).
We have just 1 cream shade, and then 14 shimmery and sparkly and glittery shades. So if you’re a lover of sparkle this is the set for you. As always, I purchased from my favorite place, polishpick.com. They always have the best prices and incredibly fast shipping. Highly recommend!
Now, enough talking, let’s just get right on into the swatches!
Ah yes FINALLY, I’m getting the OPI Fall post up! I’m usually so on it for these collections especially each season and I just feel behind, but BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. I know, it’s technically not even fall yet, how could it possibly be late? Well in nail world it’s already been fall for a WHILE. So it’s about TIME we look at OPI’s fall release.
As always, this is a traditional 12 bottle release from OPI for their seasonal collection. This one is the ‘Fall Wonders’ set for Fall 2022, obviously. We have 8 creams and 4 shimmery shades, featuring “down to earth shades inspired by the world’s natural marvels”. So it’s very earthy and neutral and muted and perfect for fall around.
Y’all know the drill, I bought this set from polishpick.com – it’s still my favorite place for the best OPI prices, that allows me to buy even more other shades to review for you all. (If you buy from there you can mention I sent you on over, I don’t earn any commission it just helps to know where traffic is coming from).
We have a lot of shades to look at so let’s dive in already!
Well HELLO there! You know what time it is. I think I say this every single time and every single season, but it’s the most exciting time of the year because we’re looking at A NEW OPI COLLECTION. Listen, I’ll say it straight out, OPI collections are always the most popular posts on my blog, so I know you’re all as excited about them as I am. And this one has a full range of bright summery colors that cover a whole shimmery rainbow.
This is the ‘Power of Hue’ collection for Summer 2022 from OPI. It’s our traditional 12 bottle release, and as always I grabbed this from my favorite nail polish supply shop, polishpick.com. Check it out and as always, let her know I sent you. Of course, we have a lot of shades to talk about, so really let’s just get right into it, you’ve been waiting for long enough. I’m not even rambling for once, I’m just letting the photos speak for themselves to bring you in, and then from there decide on individual formulas. ONTO THE SWATCHES.
HAPPY SPRING, EVERYONE! Why yes, since Spring collections always start hitting shelves at the same time each year and every single year I make the same comment about writing this spring post while it’s snowing outside. AND THAT WON’T STOP THIS YEAR, there’s snow on the ground while I’m writing this happy spring post!!!
Anyways, if it’s not yet the most exciting time of the year in where the weather is finally starting to warm up, it’s at least the most exciting time of the nail polish year: when the first seasonal collections pop up. I do always love a Spring collection, with their bright pops of color – even if I am a big fan of deep, dark vampy shades year round.
And it’s always most exciting for me to start out a new season with OPI. OPI is always the most popular posts on both my blog and Instagram, so clearly you all love it as well.
This year, we have a little collaboration collection for Spring, with OPI joining forces with Xbox. Yes, I didn’t expect it either, but I’m here for whatever. This features 12 mostly cream shades that range across a bright and happy, almost pastel rainbow with various themed names that match up across Xbox and its exclusive games.
As always, I grabbed this collection from my favorite, polishpick.com. (If you purchase from there, put my name in the drop down as who sent you. Not at all an affiliate thing, just helps show where traffic is coming from).
IT’S TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Well, at least nail polish. It’s time for holiday nail polish. I’m a person who doesn’t allow full Christmas until December 1st, but you know, the nail polish world doesn’t wait.
But that’s right, we’re diving into our first holiday collections here on the blog! We have a lot of glitter and sparkle and shimmer on the way. And as always, we have to start out with my love, OPI. This is the ‘Celebration’ Collection for Winter 2021. It features 12 shades in a “core” release, and then 3 glitter toppers, so 15 polishes total. That’s right we have 15 polishes to talk about today, so I’ll keep it short up here.
As always, I purchased this whole lot from my favorite place, polishpick.com. You know the drill, they have the best prices for OPI and always super fast shipping. Definitely check them out, and put my name in to let them know I sent you!
In this release, we have 5 creams, 1 pearl, and 6 scattered holographic shades. I know everyone has been so excited for those holographics, so let’s dive right in.
IT’S FALLLLLLLL, I write as its continually 80 degrees outside here in Chicago. Listen, we had a week of 72 degree days, and I was a fool and let myself think that maybe fall weather was on the way. It happens EVERY YEAR and I fall for it EVERY TIME. The weather went up to 90s immediately after that, it was playing me.
But even though it’s not fall outside, it’s FALL in the polish world! That’s right, we’re already looking at fall releases! The major mainstream brands have dropped the fall releases so we’re diving right in with my favorite, OPI.
This is the ‘Downtown LA’ and it continues their 40th anniversary celebration with another California-themed release, this time for the bustling city of Los Angeles.
We have a lot of gorgeous saturated and rich creams here, along with a couple sparkles that I know everyone will love! And as always, I grabbed this from my love, polishpick.com. I know buying from these discount websites can be intimidating at first, but I’ve purchased from PolishPick so many times – it’s the only place I buy my OPIs and China Glazes at this point. They have the best prices, and insanely fast shipping! So if you do pick some up let them know I sent you! They have the collection not only in the regular lacquer formula, but also in Infinite Shine and Gelcolor formulas.
It’s my favorite time of the season and that’s A NEW OPI COLLECTION! OPI is always the most exciting release for my Instagram, and blog, and when I get the most traffic, so I’m always so excited to share a new collection with you all! Let’s get right into it!
For Summer 2021, OPI’s collection is ‘Malibu’. (I believe for their 40th year anniversary they’re doing all California themed collections, but don’t fully quote me on that). OPI describes it as “12 colors inspired by the iconic beaches of the Malibu coastline”. This collection is definitely different from the others I’ve reviewed so far and features a half neutral, half colorful offering. There are 6 beige & brown shades, and then 6 more colorful shades.
We have a mix of creams, some shimmers, and a more jelly finish!
As always, I grabbed this from my favorite place, polishpick.com. They have the cheapest prices for OPI and the fastest shipping! I’ve been ordering from them for YEARS now. If you pick up any shades, be sure to mention I sent you! (I receive no commission or anything, I just absolutely love them, and it lets them know where traffic is coming from. I do receive a discount on ordering the shades, but overall I still pay for them with my own money.) They offer this collection in regular lacquer, Infinite Shine, and Gel Color.
Let’s get right into the swatches already, I know that’s what you’re here for!
Look at her getting back to blogging in a timely manner! We did it, 2021 is really a new year, new me moment. Alright enough kidding myself, but I really have been feeling so inspired and back in love with blogging again, and I’m just so ready to talk about all of the makeup and nail polish with you all! I’ve been feeling more productive and back into more of a routine, and I’m so excited to talk about so much nail polish and makeup with all of you.
So let’s get into it! It’s officially spring here on the blog! That’s right, as we’re in the middle of a Polar Vortex here in Chicago, as I let my faucets drip to help keep my pipes from freezing over this next week of single digit temperatures, we’re talking about spring on the nails. Spring waits for no one in the nail polish world.
Spring collections are dropping from our mainstream brands, and OPI is kicking it all off for us. This is the ‘Hollywood’ collection for Spring 2021. With this collection, also celebrating 40 years of OPI, they say they’re returning to their birthplace in Hollywood. There are a lot of light pinks and peachy creams, some bright pops of jewel-tones and a metallic and a scattered holographic shade. Overall it’s a varied color palette that we haven’t seen before and I was so excited.
Of course I bought this from my favorite site, PolishPick.com. As I say in every review about them, they have the best OPI prices and allow me to grab all of these collections to talk about with you all. Definitely go check them out.
We have a traditional 12 shade collection to look through, so let’s get right into the swatches!
Listen, of course I’m intrigued by every single collection that comes out in a year because I’m mildly obsessed with nail polish, but holiday and winter collections are always exciting when they come out, okay. There’s glitter and shimmer everywhere. And listen, I always say I’m not a person to be held back from wearing certain polishes that are out of season, but there’s just something about wearing some holiday shades when the weather outside gets colder. Some shades just feel more like the holidays, and I think that’s the case with a lot of the polishes in this collection!
OPI is a brand that always makes collections that just feel like the holidays and this one is no exception! This is the ‘Shine Bright’ collection for Winter 2020. It features a ton of shimmer and glitter, and only one cream shade, a classic red. One half of the collection is a lot of pink tones, and then we have some glittery purples, golds, silvers and blacks. There’s a lot of finishes here, and lots to talk about!
We have the 12 polishes of the “core” collection and then 3 exclusive glitters. I picked up all 15 shades from my fave, PolishPick.com. All are still in stock and will be fore quite a while if any happen to catch your eye!
Well there’s a lot of polishes to talk about here, so let’s get right into it!
I have waxed poetic in many-a blog post over the years about how much I love the fall and that it’s my favorite season. I forever have to live in a place that experiences all 4 seasons because I just need fall in my life. Just pumpkin and apple everything (yes I absolutely love Pumpkin Spice Lattes and I’ll never be ashamed over that), and the weather is cooling down enough for layering but not too cold. Overall it’s just perfect, and honestly it’s too short every year.
One of my favorite parts is always the makeup and nail polish releases. I love some vampy shades on my nails, and fall is the START of those colors and trends, and just gimme all of the deep berries and wines, and oranges.
And OPI delivered! We’ve got a pumpkin orange, a burnt orange, a deep wine cream, a deep teal and blue cream, and some lovely shimmers and interesting finishes. That’s right, today we’re looking at the OPI Fall 2020 collection. This is the Milan collection and OPI says it’s inspired by the vibrant colors, textiles and material trends of Milan’s fashion scenes. They already have my attention.
As always I purchased this whole collection from Polishpick.com, my supplier for all things OPI. They always have the fastest shipping, and the best prices, and you’ve heard me talk about them 19 million times.
We have 12 shades to talk about here, so let’s get into the swatches already.