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Friday, 10 April 2015

OPI Hawaii Collection Swatches & Review



Hi dolls,

Today I have some of the OPI Hawaii Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 to show you. Of course, that's Spring/Summer for those in the northern hemisphere and not us Aussies that are heading into winter. Thank goodness. I'm not a 'seasonal' polish wearer so I'm looking forward to rocking these shades through colder months.


This collection features mostly cremes and I am so happy about that. OPI cremes are my favorite and I love using them in nail art and on my toes.


But let's get into the swatches.


Suzi Shops & Island Hops is a light pink creme. It’s not too different from a lot of the baby pinks that OPI release, but this one has amazing opacity and is quite bright on my light skin tone, so I recommend investing in this one if you’re a light pink fan. It’s one of my favourites in the collection. The consistency is nice and creamy, and thus easy to apply. I have had many compliments on this colour (it’s on my toes at the moment and isn’t coming off any time soon!). I used two coats for the photos below.


Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a light orange creme. This looks amazing on my light yellow based skin tone and I almost wish we were heading into summer instead of winter here in Australia so I could rock this on my local beach. I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about the thin consistency of it but I had no problem of this and it was almost opaque in two coats for me. I used three coats for the photos below.



Aloha From OPI is a coral red creme. I feel like this is the perfect red for someone who doesn’t want a bright or dark red shade. It’s very understated and muted, while being beautiful in its own right. I used two coats for the photos below.


Do You Take Lei Away? is a nude creme that has a pink/brown undertone to it. This is a nice neutral shade that works well with skin tone, but I’m still looking for the perfect nude. As my skin tone is so yellow, the warmer base in this is a little obvious on me. The formula was good and the opacity was nice and dense. I used two coats for the photos below.



That’s Hula-rious is a light peppermint creme.  This is a favourite of the collection for me, maybe because I am obsessed with mint shades at the moment. It’s formula was good and the perfect two coater. I used two coats for the photos below.



My Gecko Does Tricks is an a bright yellow toned green shimmer with a slight frost to it. I wasn’t a huge fan of the promo shots of this but in person it totally wowed me. I had to buy it. The formula was a little thin for my taste and slightly sheer however it built well and was opaque in 3 coats. The brush strokes are more obvious in photos than in person and didn’t bother me at all. I used three coats for the photos below.


Go With The Lava Flow is a pinkish red shimmer. Like ‘My Gecko Does Tricks’ I wasn’t wowed by photos of this but when I saw it in person, it was a shade I needed. Needed it. I see where the lava in the name came from, as this has a beautiful shimmer underneath the surface that is easy to see and capture. It’s not super obvious but adds a lot of depth to the polish. I used two coats for the photos below.

 Oooooh look at that shimmer. Even the bottle looks like it's glowing hot.

Lost My Bikini In Molokini is a bright mid-tone violet creme. While the colour is nice and vibrant, it is also a little dusty. I loved that. The formula had good opacity. I used two coats for the photos below.
 


So, basically, I am obsessed with the cremes in this collection, and I promise you will see them popping up a tonne in my nail art soon.

All shades are available now in Australia in selected MYER, David Jones stores and selected salons nationally. The fill size bottle are $19.95 each or you can pick up a mini pack featuring Suzi Shops & Island Hops, That’s Hula-rious, Aloha From OPI & Lost My Bikini In Molokini for $24.95.

What do you think of the Hawaii collection? What is your favorite shade? Will you be grabbing some of these colours?

DISCLAIMER: 6 of these polishes were provided to me for my honest opinion and review.

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