OPI Iceland Collection (Fall/Winter 2017)

New Release: OPI — Iceland (Fall/Winter 2017)

Collection: OPI 2017 Fall/Winter, Iceland

OPI has released their Iceland collection for Fall/Winter 2017. It consists of 12 new shades in Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine, and Gel lines.

  • Keep in mind that OPI’s official bottle pics do not show texture (shimmer, frost, etc.) so they all look like creams. Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots and Turn On the Northern Lights! actually appear to be shimmers/frosts.

Aurora Berry-alis

Check Out
the Old Geysirs

I’ll Have
a Gin & Tectonic

Icelanded
a Bottle of OPI

Krona-logical
Order

Less Is Norse

One Heckla
of a Color!

Reykjavik Has
All the Hot Spots *

Suzi &
the Arctic Fox

That’s What
Friends Are Thor

This Isn’t
Greenland

Turn On the
Northern Lights! *

The minis available for this collection are:

  • Aurora Berry-alis (Nail Lacquer)
  • Less Is Norse (Infinite Shine)
  • Less Is Norse (Nail Lacquer)
  • One Heckla of a Color! (Infinite Shine)
  • Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots (Nail Lacquer)
  • Suzi & the Arctic Fox (Nail Lacquer)

As a side note—and since OPI brought it up—I really didn’t like the first two Thor movies, but I’m somehow totally psyched for Thor 3: Ragnarök. The cast looks amazing (Cate! Karl!), and the trailer actually makes it seem fun.

Happy Shopping!

[Images via opi.com]

OPI California Dreaming collection (Summer 2017)

New Release: OPI — California Dreaming (Summer 2017)

Collection: OPI 2017 Summer, California Dreaming

OPI has released their California Dreaming collection, which consists of 12 new shades in Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine, and Gel lines. The collection was created in conjunction with celebrity nail artist Steph Stone.

We’re California Dreaming this summer, cruising the quintessential coastline that connects SoCal and NorCal alongside celebrity nail artist Steph Stone.

An authority on all things nails, Steph has worked with brands and beauties from Chanel and Violet Grey to Miley Cyrus, Alessandra Ambrosio and Chiara Ferragni, to name a few. She’s even painted paws for the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, and Cosmopolitan magazines!

  • Keep in mind that OPI’s official bottle pics do not show texture (shimmer, frost, etc.) so they all look like creams. Don’t Take Yosemite for Granite and Sweet Carmel Sunday actually appear to be metallics.

Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia

Don’t Take Yosemite for Granite *

Excuse Me, Big Sur!

Feeling Frisco

GPS I Love You

Malibu Pier Pressure

Me, Myselfie & I

Santa Monica Beach Peach

Sweet Carmel Sunday *

This Is Not Whine Country

Time For a Napa

To the Mouse House We Go!

The Mini Nail Lacquers set for this collection contains This Is Not Whine Country, Malibu Pier Pressure, Santa Monica Beach Peach, and Time For a Napa:

OPI California Dreaming collection minis, Summer 2017

Here’s the original “California Dreamin'” (1965) tune by The Mamas & The Papas. I don’t like it, but Peanut does and he and his dad dance around all evening to it. Gah!

Happy Shopping!

[Images via opi.com]

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up, swatch

OPI — I Can Never Hut Up (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2017 Spring, Fiji

I Can Never Hut Up (NL F86), from OPI’s Spring 2017 Fiji collection, is at first glance a regular ol’ concrete grey cream.

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up
OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up

However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it actually has fine turquoise shimmer running through it!

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up
OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up

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New Release: OPI — Fiji (Spring/Summer 2017)

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Collection: OPI 2017 Spring/Summer, Fiji and Infinite Shine Fiji

OPI have released their new Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Fiji.

The collection consists of the usual 12 new Nail Lacquer shades, in both the regular Nail Lacquer and Infinite Shine Gel Lacquer.

From opi.com:

This spring, OPI heads to Fiji—a dream destination bursting with exotic colors. Inspired by the islands’ bright flowers, dramatic coral reefs, vibrant sunsets and blue lagoons, the Fiji Collection takes you on a journey to one of the most beautiful places in the world. Get your nails summer ready and find your island bliss.

  • Coconuts Over OPI, subtle and toasty taupe
  • Do You Sea What I Sea?, shimmering ocean blue
  • Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet, radiant yellow
  • Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon, hibiscus pink
  • I Can Never Hut Up, iridescent, edge-of-dawn grey
  • Is That a Spear In Your Pocket?, lush, tropical teal
  • Living On the Bula-vard!, punchy red
  • No Tan Lines, warm sunrise orange
  • Polly Want a Lacquer?, lovely lavender
  • Super Trop-i-cal-i-fiji-istic, bottomless reflection of Sea and Sky
  • Suzi Without a Paddle, cool and tranquil blue
  • Two-Timing the Zones, vibrant pink

Nothing appears to be all that unique—I might pick up I Can Never Hut Up—but there are loads of fun brights for sunny days!

Happy shopping!

[Images: opi.com]

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OPI Nail Lacquer retails for about US$9.50 / CA$12 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. OPI Infinite Shine Gel Lacquer retails for about US$13 / CA$18. OPI nail polishes are currently free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. They are made in the USA.

OPI Products Inc. was originally Odontorium Products Inc., a dental supply company. It was purchased in 1981 and soon the company’s focus switched to selling acrylics to nail salons. Nail lacquers were introduced in 1989. OPI has been owned by global beauty company Coty Inc. since 2010. The company is based in North Hollywood, CA, USA.

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OPI Nail Lacquer in I'm Not Really a Waitress, swatch

Classics: OPI — I’m Not Really a Waitress (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Happy Groundhog Day!

Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam says spring is just around the corner, but the movie’s Punxsatawney Phil says winter is coming. My local-ish groundhog in Ottawa, Wiarton Willie, agrees with his fellow Canadian, so I’m gonna say spring it is for us up north!

Collection: OPI 1999 Fall/Winter, Hollywood

Today’s Classic is also a Throwback Thursday, as it was released in OPI’s 12-shade Hollywood collection from Fall/Winter 1999.

I’m Not Really a Waitress (NL H08) doesn’t really need an introduction, does it? I mean, it’s so iconic that OPI’s nail polish book even bears the same name. (And, yes, I have that, too!)

I actually intended to swatch my old bottle of I’m Not Really a Waitress (hereafter INRAW, because that name is just too damn long), which I got sometime in the 1990s. It’s possible that this bottle is actually a second one I owned; I might have repurchased it sometime in the late ’90s. Either way, it’s something like 15–20 years old, so it’s also in the old formula before OPI went 3-free.

However, I discovered this horror:

OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress, old 1990s bottle dried out
OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress, old 1990s bottle dried out

I’d used up quite a lot of it, so I’m not overly fussed. I do want to go and check on all my old, discontinued polishes, now. That could take a while. Eek.

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New Release: OPI — Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Holiday 2016)

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Collection: OPI 2016 Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

OPI have posted their new Holiday 2016 collection, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, inspired by the classic Audrey Hepburn movie. Looks like China Glaze’s For Audrey is going to have a little competition!

The collection consists of the usual 12 new Nail Lacquer shades, as well as 6 new Infinite Shine Gel Lacquer shades. One shade, I Believe in Manicures, is a Tiffany & Co.-inspired pastel blue that is present in both product lines, so in all there are 17 new shades.

The 6 Infinite Shine Gel Lacquers:

  • I Believe in Manicures, precious, light blue
  • Girls Love Pearls, lustrous silver
  • I’ll Have a Manhattan, sleek dark purple
  • Can’t Tame a Wild Thing, daring red
  • Ring the Buzzer Again, scarlet
  • Party at Holly’s, burnished mahogany

 

The 12 Nail Lacquers:

  • I Believe in Manicures, precious, light blue
  • Black Dress Not Optional, elegant, Little-Black-Dress black
  • Apartment for Two, cozy, romantic rasp-berry (no idea why there’s a hyphen in raspberry)
  • Five-and-Ten, shimmery champagne
  • Rich & Brazilian, rich burgundy
  • Meet My “Decorator”, hot red
  • Got the Mean Reds, red cream
  • Fire Escape Rendezvous (the website spells this Rendexvous, which I hope is just a typo), matte glittery ruby
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s, matte pearl
  • Sunrise…Bedtime!, glittery dawn-pink
  • Can’t Read Without My Lipstick, creamy, elegant maroon
  • Champagne for Breakfast, bubbly, sparkling silver

 

I don’t think I’m overly excited about this collection, though I would probably like to pick up I Believe in Manicures and possibly Can’t Read Without My Lipstick. Five-and-Ten and Breakfast at Tiffany’s look like they could be interesting.

Happy shopping!

♦♦♦♦♦

OPI Nail Lacquer retails for about US$9.50 / CA$12 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. OPI Infinite Shine Gel Lacquer retails for about US$13 / CA$18. OPI nail polishes are currently free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. They are made in the USA.

OPI Products Inc. was originally Odontorium Products Inc., a dental supply company. It was purchased in 1981 and soon the company’s focus switched to selling acrylics to nail salons. Nail lacquers were introduced in 1989. OPI has been owned by global beauty company Coty Inc. since 2010. The company is based in North Hollywood, CA, USA.

Throwback Thursday! OPI — Ruble for Your Thoughts (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2007 Fall, Russian

Today’s Throwback Thursday was released in OPI’s 12-shade Russian 2007 fall collection. Some fabulous colors were released in this set, like An Affair in Red Square, Boris & Natasha, Midnight in Moscow, Russian Navy, and St. Petersburgundy.

Ruble for Your Thoughts (NL R56) is a lovely orange rose with plenty of pinked copper shimmer. It’s probably somewhere in between a shiny new penny and a deep rose gold.

I spotted it on clearance at Winners just over the weekend, and thought I’d snatch it up since it’s been discontinued for quite some time. It looked a little bit meh in the bottle, but upon closer inspection, it’s really quite a pretty shade!

OPI Nail Lacquer in Ruble for Your Thoughts, Winners price tag

I did have to use Goo Gone to get all those sticky labels off the front.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Ruble for Your Thoughts, Winners price tag

The polish’s name is, of course, a play on the common English phrase penny for your thoughts, but swapping out pennies for rubles, Russia’s currency unit (the name is also used by Belarus). Personally, I prefer the spelling rouble, but it’s spelled both ways in English. Ruble properly corresponds with dollar, but I guess if they named the shade Kopek for Your Thoughts, most English-speakers wouldn’t get it. Yes, I had to look up the name of the smallest subdivision of the Russian ruble! 1/100 of a ruble is a копейка.

Russian ruble note commemorating the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Russian ruble note commemorating the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Image: wikipedia.org

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