OPI is launching their Spring/Summer 2017 collection inspired by Fiji, with shades that make you dream away to the tropical islands and sunny weather. The collection consists of twelve shades that reminds you of things like the tropical flora and fauna, sunset and ocean blues. I’m going to show you a selection of the OPI Fiji collection in this post.
Of the twelve shades that are available in the OPI Fiji collection, I’ve received six, which are Polly Want a Lacquer?, Two-timing the Zones, No Tan Lines, Coconuts Over OPI, Suzi Without a Paddle and Do You Sea What I Sea?
The OPI Fiji collection will be available in regular nailpolish, Infinite Shine and GelColor, so you can pick a formula of your own preference. Each bottle contains 15 mL of product. I’ve received the Infinite Shine version, which is recommended to use together with the Infinite Shine Primer (base coat) and Gloss (top coat). This is my first time using the Infinite Shine polishes and I’m extremely impressed! I’m not even kidding on how impressed I am, these polishes are a game changer for me. There will be a review solely about the Infinite Shine system but for this review, I used the shade by itself so be aware that the polishes would shine even more if you would include the base and top coat.
OPI – Polly Want a Lacquer?
Polly Want a Lacquer? is a lavender shade with a creme finish. The shade is perfect for spring. I love light pastel shades like this one. Unfortunately, shades like this one also have the most difficult formula, this one having no exception. The formula is nice and thin, but applies uneven. Three thin coats (or two if you are really careful) are enough for full opacity, which I used in the swatches above. The polish does dry very quickly if you apply a thin layer so I don’t mind using that many coats.
OPI – Two-timing the Zones
Two-timing the Zones is a bubblegum pink shade with a creme finish. This shade is so fun and girly, it makes me happy just looking at it and I think this is my favorite shade of the bunch. It was very easy to work with. The formula is thin, applies evenly and needs two coats for full opacity.
OPI – No Tan Lines
No Tan Lines is an orange shade with a creme finish. I can’t help but to think of Kings Day with this shade. It’s just the most perfect orange shade for that day! I really like this shade too, it makes my skin look super tan wearing this! Another shade that was easy to work with. Thin formula, applies evenly and needs two coats for full opacity.
OPI – Coconuts Over OPI
Coconuts Over OPI is a muddy, cool-toned brown shade with a creme finish. I don’t understand the shade name, because it looks nothing like Coconuts. It reminds me of how dry clay looks. It’s an interesting nude shade, especially when you like cool tones. It’s formula is the same as the previous two shades, thin, applies evenly and needs two coats for full opacity.
OPI – Suzi Without a Paddle
Suzi Without a Paddle is a sky blue shade with a creme finish. I’m a sucker for shades like this one. This would hands down be my favorite shade if the formula was better. It is a bit more difficult to work with because the formula is slightly thicker. It’s still runny but the slightest increase in thickness makes this polish apply really unevenly and if you’re not quick enough, the brush strokes on your nails will drive you mad. For me, two thicker coats worked best, as I did with the swatches above. It also really helps to use a top coat to even everything out.
OPI – Do You Sea What I Sea?
Do You Sea What I Sea? is an ocean blue shade with a shimmer finish. This shade is a dream to look at, especially in the bottle. You can see purple reflects inside the bottle which unfortunately, does not translate if you use the shade on its own on your nails. It still looks super gorgeous though, it’s like having the ocean on your nails. I would defnitely recommend to use a top coat with this one because it slightly mattifies when dried. The color pay-off is quite sheer so you need three thin coats for full opacity.
Spring nail polish collections are always my favorite because I love light and colorful shades. The OPI Fiji collection is definitely a great Spring collection with lots of fun shades. Most shades I’ve tried were easy to work with and even the more difficult ones weren’t that bad. I’ve been collecting nail polishes for many years so I know that the formula of pastel shades are more difficult so I don’t mind them needing three or two thicker coats. They all dry very quickly so it also doesn’t take a lot of time to finish the manicure. Just keep in mind that I used the Infinite Shine formula for this review and that it might be different when using the regular OPI Nail Polishes.
The OPI Fiji collection will be available starting from the 15th of February 2017. The Infinite Shine versions will be available for €18,95 Euro and the regular polishes for €14,95 Euro at Douglas.nl and Douglas stores. Check OPI.nl for all available stores and salons.
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