OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Here I’ve swatched OPI’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection, with 12 polishes. Audrey Hepburn embodies the classic woman combining glamour with casual everyday style and the whole collection carries that theme. It’s released in 6 Infinite Shine colours, 12 regular nail polishes and 17 gel color shades. 

All polishes are swatched with two coats and top coat. 


OPI Can’t Read Without my Lipstick 

OPI Can't Read Without My Lipstick

OPI Can’t Read Without My Lipstick


This is a wonderful deep burgundy, a classic stylish shade that is sure to grace any polish stash. Perfect formula. 




OPI Sunrise… Bedtime!

OPI Sunrise... Bedtime!

OPI Sunrise… Bedtime!


A pink holographic glitter polish with a clear base. This is best worn over another polish of course, but I wanted to show how it looks by itself. Slightly out of focus to see the wonderful holo glitters. 




OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous 

OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous

OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous


Red metallic polish with red chunky glitter flakes. This took two coats of top coat to even out the chunky surface, the consistency reminds me of the horrible ‘Pineapples Have Peelings Too’. This one is far prettier though and gives a nice depth, but not one of my favourites.




OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s


This is an off white shimmer with tiny gold glitters. So subtle and beautiful. It’s a bit sheer though and streaks if you’re not careful as you can see on my pointer. 




OPI Got The Mean Reds

OPI Got The Mean Reds

OPI Got The Mean Reds


A classic creme red with excellent formula. I normally complain about ALL the reds OPI releases every Christmas but I guess in a collection with this theme, it’s really unavoidable. 




OPI Rich & Brazilian

OPI Rich & Brazilian

OPI Rich & Brazilian


A plum shimmer that is truly stunning, wonderful formula. Really deep and vibrant, one of my favourites from this collection.




OPI Five-and-ten

OPI Five-and-ten

OPI Five-and-ten


I’m not sure how to describe this polish; shimmer, glitter or metallic? Well it’s a gorgeous mix of those anyway, a white with pinkish gold. Good formula.




OPI Meet “My” Decorator

OPI Meet

OPI Meet “My” Decorator


An extremely vibrant orangey red creme. It’s almost neon and super bright. A bit unexpected in a winter collection but I love it. Excellent formula. 




OPI Black Dress Not Optional

OPI Black Dress Not Optional

OPI Black Dress Not Optional


Black shimmer that is a bit streaky with the first coat but evens out nicely on the second coat. Another favourite from the collection and I love that the shimmer is so visible.




OPI Apartment For Two

OPI Apartment For Two

OPI Apartment For Two


This is a lovely hot pink creme that is super shiny. Perfect formula.




OPI Champagne For Breakfast

OPI Champagne For Breakfast

OPI Champagne For Breakfast


The second holographic glitter in the collection. This one is silver holo in a clear base. As with Sunrise… Bedtime! this will be best over another polish. Shown slightly out of focus here to showcase the holo. 




OPI I Believe In Manicures

OPI I Believe In Manicures

OPI I Believe In Manicures


The signature polish that is consistent through the Infinite Shine, nail polish and Gel Color collections. A beautiful blue that really embodies the signature Tiffany boxes. A bit runny, so be careful not to overload the brush, but not to worrisome.

I hope these swatches are helpful to you, which ones are your favourites?

OPI WASHINGTON DC collection 2016 swatches

OPI WASHINGTON DC collection

OPI WASHINGTON DC collection


Finally, I’ve done these swatches and had the time to write a post about them. This collection consists of 15 polishes, 14 cremes and one shimmer. Three of them are LE; Kerry Blossom, “Liv” in the Gray & Inside the Isabelletway.
The whole collection is perfect in formula which is a relief, we expect perfection from OPI and here you have it. There are also a whole bunch of one coaters. 😱 For real! 

I love cremes and these muted fall colours are perfect when you tire of pastels and neons. With no more preamble, here they are. 



OPI INSIDE THE ISABELLETWAY (LE)

OPI INSIDE THE ISABELLETWAY

OPI INSIDE THE ISABELLETWAY


This is one coat of caramel creme goodness. The sticker is from Hex Nails. It’s one of the Limited edition polishes in the collection. 




OPI “LIV” IN THE GRAY (LE)

OPI

OPI “LIV” IN THE GRAY


Another one coater, so gorgeous… and perfect. Sticker again from Hex Nails. 




OPI NEVER A DULLES MOMENT

OPI NEVER A DULLES MOMENT

OPI NEVER A DULLES MOMENT


Here I used two coats of this muted dusty yellow. Excellent fall colour to match the autumn leaves. 




OPI – OPI BY POPULAR VOTE 

OPI - OPI BY POPULAR VOTE

OPI – OPI BY POPULAR VOTE


One coat AGAIN. You’re probably going to get tired of me gushing about all the colours so let me just say: I love them all! Stamping made with MoYou plate Bridal 06. 




OPI SUZI – THE FIRST LADY OF NAILS 

OPI SUZI - THE FIRST LADY OF NAILS

OPI SUZI – THE FIRST LADY OF NAILS


Two coats of this army green. Surprisingly I liked this colour more than I thought I would. 




OPI YANK MY DOODLE 

OPI YANK MY DOODLE

OPI YANK MY DOODLE


Two coats of this orange brick red. I’m really digging these dusty muted cremes, they’re more flattering than they looked at first glance. 




OPI WE THE FEMALE 

OPI WE THE FEMALE

OPI WE THE FEMALE


Two coats. A dusty red that probably hasn’t got a match in my red drawer. The unicorn charm is from Hex Nails. 




OPI SQUEAKER OF THE HOUSE

OPI SQUEAKER OF THE HOUSE

OPI SQUEAKER OF THE HOUSE


Love this greige, I found it a bit thinner than the others is the formula. Still good though, and I used two coats here. Pattern is a stencil from SnailVinyls




OPI PALE TO THE CHIEF

OPI PALE TO THE CHIEF

OPI PALE TO THE CHIEF


This pale nude has a slight shimmer to it which makes it stand out against all the other solid cremes. I used two coats. 




OPI STAY OFF THE LAWN!

OPI STAY OFF THE LAWN!

OPI STAY OFF THE LAWN!


Yet another one coater, a lovely dark green. 




OPI MADAM PRESIDENT 

OPI MADAM PRESIDENT

OPI MADAM PRESIDENT


One coat. Again! Awesome sauce OPI. And I love a berry red, they make me happy. The sticker is from HexNails. 




OPI CIA=COLOUR IS AWESOME 

OPI CIA=COLOUR IS AWESOME

OPI CIA=COLOUR IS AWESOME


If you do a slightly thickish coat it’s another one coater. This grey/green blue is so gorgeous and makes me wanna bundle up and prepare for fall. 




OPI KERRY BLOSSOM (LE)

OPI KERRY BLOSSOM (LE)

OPI KERRY BLOSSOM (LE)


I’m in love with this one. Two coats of purple plum beauty. 




OPI FREEDOM OF PEACH

OPI FREEDOM OF PEACH

OPI FREEDOM OF PEACH


Two coats and another dusty shade. 




OPI SCHH… IT’S TOP SECRET

OPI SCHH... IT'S TOP SECRET

OPI SCHH… IT’S TOP SECRET


This dark brown shifts from greyish to red in the undertones. Simply gorgeous. Two coats. 

For all of the swatches I used the new OPI Plumping top coat, I’ll try to get a separate post on that later. 

My impression of this collection is simply WOW. Excellent formula throughout and with so many one coaters, unprecedented! Even the polishes I thought looked blah in the bottle made me go ooohhh on the nails. 

Which ones are you gonna get?

OPI Towel Me About It

OPI Retro Summer 2016 swatches & review 

Now I’ve swatched them all, and I just wish summer is around the corner. It’s still very cold here in Sweden but this collection brings me to the beach and warmth with six pretty creme pastels. 


I used two coats and top coat, and they are all similar in formula. A bit runny, so be careful not to overload the brush, but with two even coats (not too thin) you will get total coverage. If I have the time I’ll try to get some comparisons up later, but don’t get your hopes up 🙈. 



OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine 


It’s a dusty peach that reminds me of Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? I suspect this one is lighter, well I’ll just just have to do the comparisons now, don’t I?


OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops

Barbie pink creme, have we seen them before? Do we love them all? I do at least, it makes me happy even if it’s not the most original colour. 


OPI SPF XXX


Orangey coral, is that a thing? This is a lovely bright colour that’s just a little bit shy of being a neon. Will look awesome with a tan. I think my toes need this colour too. 


OPI Towel Me About It


Love in a citrusy pastel bottle, I’m not sure I have a sweet yellow like this before that’s both soft and fresh. I really love it and got lots of compliments when I wore it the other day. 


OPI What’s The Double Scoop?


A lovely baby pink that makes me go blah… I’ve seen this so many times before. It’s super cute though but I would go for another one like this with a slightly more forgiving formula. 


OPI Sailing & Nailing

It’s a super sweet baby blue that I love in its subdued brightness. Do I make sense? Well blue is the IT colour this spring and now we have the summer sky version too.
How do you like these swatches? Which one is your favourite? Mine are Towel Me About It and Sailing & Nailing. 

Blog event with Goodprscandinavia

I was at a blog event with Goodprscandinavia who represents OPI in Sweden. They showed news from a bunch of brands and of course OPI Retro Summer. 

   
 
Just look at these highly pigmented palettes from Make-Up Studio. I want them all, so beautiful.

These events are a good opportunity for me to meet with nail nerds like me, and blogger friends. Hanna and Elli from @newlypolished was there and I met sweet Agnes from @agnesnails for the first time, such a sweetheart. 

We got a goodie bag with a bunch of stuff to try out. 

  
Suncare and shampoo from Vision Haircare, and the best news of all ‘cover up’; a hair colour spray to cover up the outgrowth 😍 THE best thing ever. I’ve tried another brand before and this product is a total lifesaver for me. My hair grows like crazy and I don’t have the time to change constantly colour in my roots. Just spray this on and your hair looks great until your next wash. Looooooove it. 
I’ve tried the Esse probiotic cleanser once, and I’m a fan of the lathery cleansers so I wasn’t sure about this. But it lathers softly on the face and leaves a tingly feeling afterwards so it really feels active. I really like it. 
Nashi Argan Oil for all kinds of hair is a welcome product to my bathroom. 
  
Now to the polishes in OPI Retro Summer collection, from left to right:

Towel Me About It, I’m Getting a Tan-gerine, SPF XXX, What’s the Double Scoop?, Flip Flops & Crop Tops, Sailing & Nailing. 

Can’t wait to swatch these babies. 

Is there a product you want to know more about? Ask away and I’ll do my best. 

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?

OPI New Orleans S/S 2016

 

Today I have swatches of OPI’s new Spring/Summer 2016 collection named New Orleans. It’s full of cremes and shimmers and consists of 12 polishes. It’s to be released in the end of February in Sweden.

Humidi-Tea – OPI New Orleans 2016

This is a shimmery peachy nude with tiny gold flecks in it. With my skin it doesn’t look to good and it ages me (not a good thing). The shimmer makes it look like a grandma color to me but I think it’ll look good on darker skin. I used two coats and top coat, good formula.

 I Manicure For Beads – OPI New Orleans 2016

A purple creme that goes on beautifully in two smooth coats, look at that shine. In daylight it turns a bit more grape-colored.

Take a Right on Bourbon – OPI New Orleans 2016

Another soft silver from OPI. As you can see it goes on a bit streaky but this warm silvery tone is quite beautiful. It seems to me though that OPI keeps delivering silvers in different hues in every other collection and it leaves me a bit -meh-. Two coats and top coat.

Rich Girls & Po-Boys – OPI New Orleans 2016

This is the IT-color this Spring both with clothing and polishes. Such a vibrant blue color that makes me swoon. The formula is a bit thin though and you have to be careful loading the brush with exactly the right amount to not flood the cuticles. Total coverage in two coats.

Suzi Nails New Orleans – OPI New Orleans 2016

A gorgeous pink creme which is also a bit thin and runny. Can be patchy in two coats if you’re not careful. Maybe OPI is experimenting with the formulas to keep the highly pigmented cremes from going chalky? I don’t know, but I’m a bit disappointed since OPI usually does excellent fomula.

I’m Sooo Swamped! – OPI New Orleans 2016

Another creme in the bunch, this one a grassy muted green that feels really unique. This time the formula is excellent, what I have come to expect from OPI. Two coats and top coat. Just look at that shine!

Show Us Your Tips! – OPI New Orleans 2016

Here you have a shimmery cloud blue which looks stunning in the bottle. It’s sheer and took three coats for full opacity but on the nails it leaves me unmoved. I don’t know why though, I’m just not feeling it. It IS gorgeous.

Spare Me a French Quarter? – OPI New Orleans 2016

Hold on a minute and let me wipe up my drool… There, this gorgeous berry hue really strikes my fancy and the formula is excellent. Two easy coats.

Crawfishin’ For a Compliment – OPI New Orleans 2016

A lovely peach creme, but this one is also on the runny, patchy side of this bunch of polishes. I wish it looked better with my skin though… It’ll have to wait for some tanned skin. Two-three coats here since I didn’t manage to paint them all well on only two.

Let Me Bayou a Drink – OPI New Orleans 2016

A shimmery pinkish nude. I wasn’t prepared to like this, but I really do. It snook up on me and the shimmer actually made it nicer and I suspect better in formula than it would have been being a regular creme. I paired it with an over-the-top statement piece and the color combo of turqouise with this baby pink hit the spot for me. Two slightly thickish coats for full opacity.

Got Myself Into a Jam-Balaya – OPI New Orleans 2016

A beautiful coral creme. This one is sadly also on the thin and patchy side. Why OPI? I love this shade. I managed with two coats here.

She’s a Bad Muffuletta! – OPI New Orleans 2016

A vibrant neon deep reddish coral. What a stunner! It’s my absolute favourite in the bunch and it’s almost enough with one perfect coat but I used two. The formula is perfect and I’m overjoyed of the amount of pop this gives without a white base coat.

Summary

At a first glance this collection looks really like my cup of tea with lots of gorgeous cremes. Too bad the formula is so disappointing in a number of the beautiful shades. So both highs and lows from me with my absolute favourites: She’s a Bad Muffuletta and Rich Girls & Po-Boys.

You can find really good comparison swatches over at manigeek.

Green stripes with pink accent

Green stripes with rhinestone bow, tutorial

Hello, today I have some crisp and fresh green stripes for you paired with OPI ‘Sorry I’m fizzy today’ and a rhinestone bow from Born Pretty Store. Use my code AMJ61 for 10% off.

The base is OPI ‘Alpine Snow’ with HK Girl quick drying top coat on that is completely dry before I started.

  1. When the surface is completely dry I used my nail tape from here and put them on to make irregular stripes.
  2. I then painted the stripes with China Glaze ‘Grass is Lime Greener’ and OPI ‘You are so outta lime’.
  3. The nailvinyls/tape has to be removed immediately and pulled off in the direction it’s fastened.
  4. Wait a little while before putting on top coat and I used a light hand to avoid smearing.
  5. Finish up with cleaning up the mess with a flat/angled brush dipped in acetone.

Good luck and have fun!

I’ll also include a picture of the white base before I put the stripes on because it’s just so crisp and delicious with a good white color.

White & pink

White & pink

Green stripes with pink accent

Green stripes with pink accent

Green stripes with pink accent

Green stripes with pink accent

Shiny orchids on matte background

Orchids for @crisalvarado17

As we’ve done before in the nail community, we rally some online support when someone is having a rough time and this time it’s Cris’s time. Since she is the flower queen I decided to make a flower mani in my attempt to show my support and try to cheer her up.

I really wanted to try to make a shiny/matte design to see how it would come together and here is how I did it:

  1. I started with Essie ‘Spin the bottle’ and I mattified it with Essie ‘Matte about you’.
  2. Next I outlined the flower petals and stems with acrylic paint.
  3. For the petals I used OPI Sheer tint ‘Don’t violet me down’ that I first diluted with thinner to make it easier to work with. Then added some more thicker color to make the colors a bit shaded.
  4. After that I added some white acrylic paint.
  5. I topped it off with painting on my favorite top coat; HK Girl by Glisten & Glow just on my design to make a shiny/matte contrast.

Hope you like it and try something similar!

Essie 'Spin the bottle'

Essie ‘Spin the bottle’

Shiny orchids on matte background

Shiny orchids on matte background

Shiny orchids on matte background

Shiny orchids on matte background

Girly nails with OPI sheer tint

Here I experimented with OPI Sheer tint ‘Be magentale with me’ and I paired it with OPI ‘Kiss me I’m Brazilian’ and Essie ‘Cocktails & coconuts’. A simple dotticure with outline and some cute bows with pink rhinestones.

OPI Be magentale with me

OPI Be magentale with me

Life gave me lemons

My first ever manicure with fimo. Fimo is a sort of polymer clay that you can slice to thin slices of whatever the fimo was designed to be. I got a bunch of pre-cut fimo fruits from Born Pretty Store, (use my code AMJ61 for 10% off) and I couldn’t wait to try them out.

I started with som lemons that I paired with – obviously – OPI ‘Life gave me lemons’ from the 2014 neon collection. And I striped it in chunky stripes with OPI ‘Alpine snow’ using nailvinyls from here. On my accent nail I did a gradient with China Glaze ‘Towel Boy Toy’, Essie ‘In the Cab-ana’ and OPI ‘Alpine snow’. Then I stuck the fimo lemons on with nail glue. I actually loved the outcome, it looks fresh and crisp like a lemon and really like the fimo. They are going to be a lot of fun to play with.

Life gave me lemons

Life gave me lemons