Hawaii Collection by OPI brings the fresh, bright colors of its namesake islands to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2015. This new collection features a palette ranging from muted tones of mint, peach, pink and nude to border hues of coral, green, purple and gold to deep tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue.
"After the long months of winter, women are eager to embrace color- from soft pastels to bold accents to gleaming metallics explains Suzi Weiss- Fischmann. "Caught in a perpetual state of spring, the Hawaii islands were the ideal inspiration for this year's seasonal collection. OPI looked toward the surf, sand, and sunsets found at Hawaii's beautiful beaches, as well as the islands' lush greenery, tropical flowers, and colorful fish, to create 12 fresh new nail shades" according to the press release.
The Spring/Summer 2015 Hawaii Collection includes:
Suzi Shops & Island Hops: a strawberry milkshake pink creme. [a light and happy pink that's the perfect traveling companion.]
Lost My Bikini In Molokini: a grape jellybean creme. [with this reef-inspired purple, what's one bikini more or less?]
This Color's Making Waves: a metallic aqua blue with reflective green and gold undertones. [this shimmery, lagoon blue has got heads turning.]
Pineapples Have Peelings Too!: a shimmering yellow gold base with large multi-colored round glitter. I am not a big fan of this shade personally. [the heart of the matter lies in this gold shimmer with colorful sparkle.]
Just Lanai-ing Around: a dusty magenta creme. [this dark, creamy mauve says "hang loose!" in style.]
Hello Hawaii Ya?: a dusty violet creme. [in this gorgeous, dusky purple, I'm doing just fine.]
Is Mai Tai Crooked? an orange creamsicle creme. [get it straight- this fruity orange creme is fabulous!]
Aloha From OPI: a fiery neon coral red. One of my favs in the collection! It is so gorgeous and bright in person! [let's give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral!]
That's Hula-rious!: a pastel mint green creme. A very pretty shade. [this pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!]
Do You Take Lei Away?: a creamy deep nude creme. [on second thought, I can't wait- I need this creamy nude now!]
My Gecko Does Tricks: a metallic grassy green with yellow golden undertones that flash in the light. I love this shade. I find it to be super unique, and its on my toes as we speak. [being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents.]
Go With The Lava Flow: a golden orange-ish red shimmer. [you can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.]
(all swatches are two coats, taken outdoors in natural light.)
Overall I think this is a great collection. Because it is so large, 12 shades, there is something to literally offer every type of customer and person. The quality and formula was excellent across the board on all shades, as is typically the case with OPI polishes. I personally am not a fan of "Pineapples Have Peelings Too", because I find it to be an ugly color. I could understand the initial concept they might have had when making it, I just think the vision and execution wasn't properly undertaken. Other than that, the other 11 shades I think are totally great.
My personal favorites include: That's Hula-rious!, My Gecko Does Tricks, & Aloha from OPI.
OPI's Hawaii Collection is available now & retails for $9.50 each at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard's, Regis, ULTA, and ulta.com
For more information on OPI, check them out online here: http://www.opi.com/