OPI Soft Shades 2016

Every year OPI releases a Soft Shades collection and this year I must say it looks like the best one ever. Six soft opaque pastels, so incredibly lovely. I swatched them all with two coats and top coat. The first layer was a bit streaky and dragged easily with the brush, but with a thickish second coat they all evened out and became fully opaque. I love them all and have a hard time choosing a favourite.

OPI One Chic Chick

A soft muted yellow which is almost leaning to “dirty” yellow, if you understand my meaning. Very lovely.

OPI I Am What I Amethyst

A light lavender which I don’t think I have an equal in my stash. My nail art vanished but I hope you see the colour of the polish.

OPI It’s In the Cloud

A soft white, and an excellent addition to white’s since it’s lacking the chalky whiteness of regular white polishes.

OPI This Cost Me a Mint

This is the softest green ever and so lovely. I feel all of these polishes could be used to decorate a nursery, in the best of ways.

OPI It’s a Boy!

The perfect baby blue. I paired it with cherry blossoms. If it comes through as if I love this collection it’s totally true.

OPI Stop It I’m Blushing!

This is actually the lightest peachy pink, but my picture shows it as a light nude. Super sweet IRL and very flattering.

Summary:

I’m TOTALLY sold on this collection. They are good formula light pastels, what more could you ask for? EVER?

IsaDora Yacht club gel lacquer collection

Here I’m presenting IsaDora’s new gel nail lacquer collection. Ten absolutely lovely vibrant creme polishes. I used two coats and top coat on all my swatches. Not a big fan of IsaDora’s wide brush since I find it hard on smaller nails to get perfect cuticle application. The formulas are overall very good and opaque in two coats, with an exception of ‘Yacht Club’ which in some lights show some visible nail line. But this is a really fun and summery collection that really makes me long for sweet summer days.

IsaDora 260 Away Days

A baby blue creme with excelllent formula. Love these kind of shades and this one doesn’t disappoint.

IsaDora 259 Yacht Club

A vibrant navy blue jelly polish. As with other polishes with this almost neon blue it dries in layers, must be something with the blue pigment. With usual application it’s not a problem at all, but when you want to use it in nail art it will drag a bit using tape. In pictures you can see a visible nail line, but in person it’s not noticeable. A beautiful blue.

IsaDora 257 Ship Ahoy

This is my favourite in this collection. A bright coral creme which makes you look tan in minutes. Awesome. So summery and fun. Excellent formula.

IsaDora 258 Red Flag

A red jelly which is a bit similar to Yacht Club in formula, VNL in certain lights but not disturbing.

IsaDora 256 Sundancer

Vibrant peach creme with excellent formula. I think this is a perfect fun and flirty colour.

IsaDora 255 Love Boat

Hot pink with blue undertones is a must in every nail polish collection, if you don’t already own one this is good in formula and coverage.

IsaDora 254 Pink Captain

A solid baby pink with good formula. Very sweet but nothing new really. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and want to own all the pinks. Just feel like I have it already.

IsaDora 253 White Sails

A good white with excellent coverage in two coats without chalkyness.

IsaDora 251 Gone Sailing

A very light beige nude which I absolutely adore. Perfect coverage in two coats. Feels very elegant and fresh.

IsaDora 252 Ocean Splash

This is the only shimmer in this collection but it’s extremely subtle and just makes this turqouise pop a little bit extra.

CND Vinylux Art Vandal

A bit late but here they are, my swatches from CND Vinylux Art Vandal collection. Art Vandal consists of eight Vinylux polishes and six CND Shellac colors, there are also five additives to this collection.

Today I’m going to share the Vinylux swatches and two CND Shellac manicures. They are all swatched with two coats and top coat.

CND Vinylux Sienna Scribble

The first one up is this bronze gold metallic. Formula is excellent and goes on almost without streaks. I think the color is very unique but kind of strange as well. What do you think? Vinylux only.

CND Vinylux Tutti Frutti

This is an old favourite that CND now has made part of this collection A hot pink with a slight purple shimmer. It dries a little bit matte but shines bright with top coat, wonderful formula and has a Shellac match since before. I used additive Lavender Whispers on my pointer, a lovely fine glitter.

CND Vinyux Art Basil

 A bright green with smaill gold shimmers throughout. Another unique color that I really adore but I think it would look absolutely stunning with darker skin or a tan. Excellent formula. I used pigment effect Cobalt Clash here. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Magenta Mischief

Magenta shimmer that goes on smoothly in two coats. The formula is really outstanding in all polishes. I used Exhibition glitters. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Untitled Bronze

Here is another one-of-a-kind polish in this collection, a pinkish bronze with larger gold flecks in it. In the bottle I didn’t care for this color at all but on the nail I thought it was beautiful. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Irreverent Rose

Vinylux only. A muted berry pink creme that will always look good. Too bad it didn’t come in Shellac as well. I used pigments Cobalt Clash and Lavender Whispers here.

CND Vinylux Digi-Teal

IT-color of this Spring is this kind of strong blue. It’s so vibrant and fun. For me the name is a bit misleading since this is not close to what I would call teal. Love this blue and it comes in an excellent creamy formula. I used Confetti Kiss hex glitters. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Mauve Maverick

A soft pink creme that lands in between Cake Pop and Blush Teddy for the perfect shade. At first glance you would think that it’s kind of bland and generic but I adore it. It’s super flattering and with a flawless formula it fits right into your favourite pinks. Here I used Twinkle Pink glitter. Shellac match.

Summary:

This Spring collection is a bit of a surprise with all of the strong bold colors but I really enjoy them and the formula is flawless. My favorites are Mauve Maverick and Digi-Teal, but I’m not too fond of Sienna Scribble.

CND Shellac Digi-Teal, Art Basil & Mauve Maverick

The ones I’ve tried in Shellac so far is also very good in formula and easy to get even. The beautiful blue digits belong to the lovely Elin Fagerberg.