OPI Hawaii Collection (Spring/Summer 2015) Review and Swatches
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OPI is sending us on another tropical getaway, this time with the Hawaii collection for spring/ summer 2015. The 12-piece collection features a mix of pastels, shimmer, bright cremes, and glitters for all to enjoy and is inspired by the islands of Hawaii. I found the formulas to be pretty consistent and only had issues with “This Color’s Making Waves”. I didn’t find it to be opaque enough and took 3 coats. The color I was hoping to love the most was “Just Lanai-ing Around” but it wasn’t flattering. I love mauves but my great grandmother was the queen of mauves, especially warm mauve nail colors. Don’t completely give up on the color. It’ll look great for floral nail art and paired with rose gold designs. The color that really shocked me was “Do You Take Lei Away?” You guys know I love nude and neutral colors and this baby is a stunner! I don’t own anything like this, it’s not too yellow or pink and has just enough color. If I’m right it’s a repromote from another limited edition OPI shade but the name slips my mind right now.
As much as I love how OPI collections tell a story I wish the collection would be more cohesive. I’m not talking about being matchy-matchy but just a sense of togetherness without solely relying on the color names.
That’s Hula-rious! (NLH65) – Pastel mint green creme
My Gecko Does Trick (NLH66) – Pearl green with a subtle rainbow duo chrome
Do You Take Lei Away? (NLH67) – Nude pale neutral khaki
Is Mai Tai Crooked? (NLH68) – Bright candy orange creme
Go with the Lava Flow (NLH69) – Pearl coral with coral shimmer
Aloha From OPI (NLH70) – Bright red-orange cream
Suzi Shops & Island Hops (NLH71) – Carnation pink creme
Just Lanai-ing Around (NLH72) – Warm red toned mauve with silver whisper shimmer
Hello Hawaii Ya? (NLH73) – Deep dusky purple creme
This Color’s Making Waves (NLH74) – Cerulean blue with rose gold shimmer
Lost My Bikini in Molokini (NLH75) – Bright purple creme
Pineapples Have Peelings Too (NLH76) – Pearl yellow with multi-toned hex glitter
RELEASE DATE AND AVAILABILITY
Hawaii nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWideTM Brush for the ultimate in application. Hawaii Collection by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 4, 2015. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com.
GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 – $38 for a manicure and $35 – $45 for a pedicure.