Happy Friday!! If you haven’t check out my IG yet, you should because I am currently hosting a contest! The grand prize is OPI’s new Hawaii collection. Definitely a prize worth winning! And, since I’m giving a brand new set of the collection away, I figured I would post some swatches of my own set! I picked mine up from 365nailart.com.
I was going to break this into two posts, but what the hell…let’s live dangerously! This is going to be pic heavy. Ready? Let’s go!
First up is Aloha From OPI:
This is two coats topped with Seche Vite. Is is a good orangey-red color that will be perfect for summer. It had a good formula (doesn’t OPI always??), and I had no issues getting good coverage in two coats.
Next up is Suzi Shops & Island Hops:
This is two generous coats topped with Seche Vite. It was a little streaky, but in my experience that isn’t uncommon for pastels. It evened out pretty well with the second coat and I adore the color. It was opaque in those two coats and will make the perfect backdrop for some fun spring manis!
But then I tried Pineapples Have Feelings Too! and the love fest came to a screeching halt:
Two coats again topped with Seche Vite. I really do not like this polish. The formula was just fine, but the color with the glitter is just weird for me. It is a yellowy-gold color. It was easy to apply and I had no problem getting good glitter coverage. If a color like this is your cup of tea, you won’t be disappointed by this polish. It is just not for me.
After shaking the pineapples out of my brain, I moved on to Go With the Lava Flow:
Two coats again topped with Seche Vite. It has a pretty, but subtle, gold shimmer. Here is a closer look:
No complaints on the formula. The jury is still out on the color, but I did like it better when I matted it:
For whatever reason, I just liked this better. Complete and total personal preference.
After playing around with Lava, I tried That’s Hula-rious:
This is two streaky coats topped with Seche Vite. I probably should have gone with a third thin coat. It was a bit difficult, but the color pay off was awesome. I just love this color. It is gorgeous for spring!
Next up was This Color’s Making Waves:
Two coats topped with Seche Vite. My fingers are positioned a bit oddly because I was trying to catch the shift. It is a subtle blue-green shift with microshimmer that was super tough for me to photograph. The formula was okay — pretty typical of polishes like this. You can see better when I matted it:
Just like Lava, I thought this one was prettier after I topped it with the matte top coat.
Here is Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Two coats topped with Seche. I don’t like orange polish, but I loved this one. It will be great for summer and fall!
Here is Hello Hawaii Ya?
Two coats topped with Seche Vite. I am a BIG fan of this one. Great formula and a beautiful dusty purple color. I can think of a million uses for this one. This one is a homerun in my book.
Here is My Gecko Does Tricks:
Two coats topped with Seche Vite. I was a little meh about this one. It is green with a pinky-gold shimmery shift thing going on. It was very subtle and did not pick up on the camera. As with some of the others, I preferred it matted:
I just prefer this one better. But definitely not my favorite in the collection. That’s okay…can’t love them all!
Next up is Lost My Bikini in Molokini:
Two coats topped with Seche Vite. This was another great formula and beautiful purple creme. Another winner in the collection.
Here is Do You Take Lei Away?
This perfect neutral is two coats topped with Seche Vite. The formula was great. The color is perfect for a professional mani or as the base for nail art. I’m a big fan of this one.
Last, but not least is Just Lanai-ing Around:
Two coats topped with Seche Vite. Another easy formula. The color is good. I usually don’t care for mauvey colors, but this one has a hint of purple to it that sets it apart.
So, thanks for reading this massive post!! Which ones did you like the best?
Thanks for stopping by!