I consider myself very lucky with the amazing opportunities I’ve been able to experience and products I’ve tested out because of this blog. I may have hit the jackpot though. I arrived home a few days ago to a parcel from OPI waiting for me. I actually almost cried. OPI is the mecca of nail polishes in my opinion and to have the opportunity to try out the entire Fall collection blows my mind.
The OPI Fall/Winter 2015 Collection is inspired by Venice and features 15 polishes, 3 of those being limited edition. I’ve swatched all 15 and provided my thoughts as well below. Hope you enjoy this post!
All swatches are 2 coats. Any changes in my skin tone were done to more accurately represent the nail polish colour in real life.
Be There in a Prosecco – A bone-off white coloured cream shade. Applies streaky after one coat but the second evens everything out. Odd spot that needed a 2.5 coat to get rid of stubborn streak.
Tiramisu for Two – A perfect warm toned nude shade. Such a great every day polish appropriate for work. First coat slightly streaky but second coat evens it all out.
I Cannoli Wear OPI – My absolute favourite from the entire collection. A stunning light blue grey. Very different from everything in my collection. Like the other lighter shades, you need that second coat to even out the opacity.
Worth a Pretty Penne – A gorgeous metallic copper with a hint of rose gold in person. You can almost get away with a single coat but the second coat intensifies the colour and the metallic finish. Formula is a bit thinner than the cream shades so have a little less on your brush to prevent pooling.
A Great Opera-tunity – A salmon peach cream shade that is a great little twist on a neutral nail polish. Gives a pop of subtle colour. Two coats are needed to even everything out and intensify the colour.
Gelato on My Mind – Such a great shade! A gorgeous light turquoise/robin egg blue cream shade. Once again, 2 coats are needed to even out the coverage.
Purple Palazzo Pants – A perfect pastel lilac shade. Will be so nice for the last few weeks of summer. Two coats are required for this shade as well.
It’s a Piazza Cake – Described as a persimmon shade, I think of it as a burnt orange. Appears darker on the nails than in the bottle. You could get away with one perfect coat but it’s best to stick with two.
Gimme a Lido Kiss – A bright red shimmer shade that I have to say is my least favourite of the bunch. While the colour was vibrant after 2 coats, I could still see my real nails (faintly) and I don’t like when a polish looks like that.
Amore at the Grand Canal – This is the perfect dark red cream polish. Dark but not too dark, neutral in tone. Two coats really make the polish perfect, one isn’t as bold or opaque.
O Suzi Mio – The quintessential fall polish shade. A gorgeous eggplant cream finish polish. It’s not so dark that it appears black, the purple really does pop. You do need the second coat to deepen the shade and make it fully opaque.
My Gondola or Yours? – A black polish with a fine charcoal shimmer throughout. It provides the black some dimension plus it makes it just a little less harsh against my pale skin. You can get away with one coat but the second gives it the dimension.
Limited edition shades
Venice the Party? – A stunning aquamarine metallic shimmer polish. Such a fun colour to rock! The first coat doesn’t have as much shine but the minute you apply the second coat the metallic/shimmer really stands out.
St. Mark’s the Spot – Oh man. Look at that beauty! A royal blue pearl almost metallic shade. The shimmer throughout is breathtaking. Like Venice the Party? you need the second coat to bring that out of the polish.
Baroque…But Still Shopping! – A really cool gold metallic with glitter that leans just slightly silver in certain lights and looks super metallic in dimly lit environments. Lots of glitter particles so you don’t need to go fishing for them. The gold is somewhat sheer after the first coat so you need the second to make it opaque but you then get the uneven finish. That is remedied after applying a top coat so don’t worry.
Just wanted to throw this picture in as well because I felt that Tiramisu for Two was very close to my beloved My Very First Knockwurst. You can see that Tiramisu for Two (bottom) is more neutral in shade where My Very First Knockwurst has a pink/mauve tone to it. Both great nude shade options though!
Which shades are your favourites?
til next time…
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