OPI BRIGHTS 2015: SWATCHES, REVIEW & COMPARISONS

It's your complete guide to the 2015 Brights, yo!
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It's your complete guide to the 2015 Brights, yo!
OPI Brights 2015 Collection ManiGeek Swatches

OPI Brights Collection 2015

OPI Brights 2015! Brights is prolly my favourite of all the collections OPI puts out on an annual basis. You know what Brights is synonymous with? Summer. You know what summer is synonymous with? #GimmieThat. 

OPI Brights 2015 Swatches

Settle in with a cuppa and a cookie, my pretties! I made you a buttload of pictures! Wheeee!!!

OPI Brights 2015_OPI I Stop For Red

OPI I Stop For Red - OPI Brights 2015 - 3 coats

Above: OPI I STOP for Red. (Yes, STOP is capitalized in the shade name). It’s red. Or orange. Or orangey red. Also, it’s thin and on the first coat it looks almost jelly-like. On the second coat, not so much. I hadda use three coats to erase all the visible nail lines and it wanted to migrate really, really badly. Don’t overload your brush, k? Also, it’s pretty and boring and hugely dupetastical within the OPI family. You’ll see. I’ll show you. But later.

OPI Brights 2015_OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink!

OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink! - OPI Brights 2015 - 3 thin coats

Above: OPI Can’t Hear Myself Pink! I don’t like polish names that have needless punctuation. It’s a pet peeve of mine. I can forgive it here though because I really freakin’ love this colour! Lookatit! All flecky and shiny and sparkly and totally smooth! Lemme change the lighting a little for you…

OPI Brights 2015_OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink!_2

OPI Can't Here Myself Pink! - OPI Brights 2015

Above: OPI Can’t Hear Myself Pink! See how that shows you a little more of the golden tone that’s in there? You can totally see it in the bottle and it translates nice and subtly to the nail. Yeah, it’s really swell. Here – lemme show you one more angle…

OPI Brights 2015_OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink Shimmer

OPI Can't Here Myself Pink! - side view

Above: Can’t Hear Myself Pink! She’s just so lovely. I love her. This Bright makes me happy.

OPI Brights 2015_OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink Matte

OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink! Mattified - Brights 2015

Above: Can’t Hear Myself Pink! Mattified. I matte because I can. I call it art. Lookit that - I just arted.

OPI Brights 2015_OPI I Sea You Wear OPI

I Sea You Wear OPI - Brights 2015 - 3 thin coats

Above: I Sea You Wear OPI. Seriously, I’m just sitting here making unintelligible noises now. It’s the same sorta deal as Can’t Hear Myself Pink!, with the flecky bits of sparkly in there. It just makes everything bright and happy.

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I Sea You Wear OPI - Brights 2015 (better exposure)

Above: I Sea You Wear OPI. If you catch the light certain ways, the overall effect can be deep water or shallow water but still, shimmery blue water.

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I Sea You Wear OPI - Brights 2015 - bottle-butt showing duochrome

Above: I Sea You Wear OPI. If you roll right up on the bottle and check out the colour around the bottom edge, you’ll maybe see there’s a shiftyness in there.

OPI Brights 2015_OPI I Sea You Wear OPI over My Car has Navy-Gation

I Sea You Wear OPI (1 coat) over My Car Has Navy-gation - OPI Brights 2015

Above: I Sea You Wear OPI over My Car has Navy-gation. Yep, there’s a shift. Along the right side of my nails, you’ll see the slight shift into pinkish-violet territory. It’s harder to get the duo to appear without undies so keep that in mind if you’re lookin’ to pop the duo.

OPI Brights 2015_OPI On Pinks & Needles over I Sea You Wear OPI

OPI On Pinks & Needles (1 coat) over I Sea You Wear OPI - Brights 2015

Above: On Pinks & Needles over I Sea You Wear OPI. Huh. It’s bright and it's fun and it’s maybe not for me on account of the fact I'm over 14. But hey, at least I tried it! That's one coat of the glitter stuff. S'gotta pretty good payoff!

OPI Brights 2015_OPI On Pinks & Needles over I Sea You Wear OPI Matte

OPI On Pinks & Needles over I Sea You Wear OPI - mattified

Above: On Pinks & Needles over I Sea You Wear OPI – mattified. Wow. That’s actually a remarkable lack of difference with the addition of a matte coat. All it does is dull the pink glitter. No matter, I don’t love this combo anyhow. I can’t win at polishing all the time. True story.

OPI Brights 2015_On Pinks & Needles over OPI Angel with a Lead Foot

OPI On Pinks & Needles (1 coat) over Angel with a Leadfoot (2 coats)

Above: OPI On Pinks & Needles over Angel with a Leadfoot. Okay. Better. Yes, I like this much better. Fun and summery and not as crazy as the last combo. Still, not for me. Is it for you? Huh?

OPI Brights 2015_OPI My Car Has Navy-Gation

OPI My Car Has Navy-gation (2 coats) - Brights 2015

Above: OPI My Car Has Navy-gation. I see this indigo blue and wonder why it’s here in a Brights collection. With a touch of over-exposure, it looks like a jelly. Mostly what it is is difficult to apply. S’gloopy, sticky, and it globs at the free edge. The stuff has a weird consistency (almost like a neon) and even though it levels itself pretty well, it’s not for the amateur. S’tricky to get clean lines and even coverage at the same time. There are better indigo blue polishes out there 'cause life is waaay too short to fight with a bottle of polish.

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OPI My Car Has Navy-gation (2 coats, whole different day) - Brights 2015

Above: OPI My Car Has Navy-gation. With regular exposure, you can plainly see it’s simply a squishy looking indigo blue. Shiny, perfectly pigmented, and completely opaque in my two coats. Not fun though. And not particularly bright. Boooo. Should I mention I hated my first shot of My Car so I re-did this whole paint job a day later?

Oh – btw, people been sayin’ their bottle of this blue smells like skunk. That happens on account of a specific cobalt blue pigment. Mine however, doesn’t smell like skunk. I wonder if it’s because my bottle was traveling in sub-zero temperatures...

OPI Brights 2015_OPI My Car Has Navy-Gation Matte

OPI My Car Has Navy-gation Mattified - Brights 2015

Above: My Car Has Navy-gation. Okay. Now I LOVE it! And this is why I keep a bottle-o-matte on my desk at all times. Yeeehaw!!!

OPI Brights 2015_OPI The Berry Thought of You_1

OPI The Berry Thought of You (2 coats) - OPI Brights 2015

Above: OPI The Berry Thought of You. I tell ya what: when the polish dries, it dries like it belongs in a whole different shade family from the one you think it does if you go by the bottle. It’s a fairly bright, berry-tastic-almost-purple sorta shade and man-o-man I dig it. In regular normal light, it’s almost straight up berry crème. It dries more vibrant than the dusty-ish shade you'll see when you hold the bottle in your hand.

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OPI The Berry Thought of You - Brights 2015

Above: OPI The Berry Thought of You. And then with some stoopid winter clouds passing by, you get this dusty fuchsia-leaning plum shade. Winter bites for photos - big time.

OPI Brights 2015_OPI On Pinks & Needles over OPI The Berry Thought of You

On Pinks & Needles over The Berry Thought of You - Brights 2015

Above: OPI On Pinks & Needles over The Berry Thought of You. Oh look, there’s that glitter thing again… But you know what? I like it on this. I do!

OPI Brights 2015_OPI On Pinks & Needles over The Berry Thought of You Matte

OPI On Pinks & Needles over The Berry Thought of You - mattified

Above: OPI On Pinks & Needles over The Berry Thought of You – mattified. Wheeeee!! Let’s all play matte all the time! Okay, that giant hex glitter bit on my index finger is just toooo big. Like, why such giant hex glitter, OPI? It’s not like it even really ever makes it out of the bottle. Just stop using that size okay? It’s too big and it doesn’t flex. It’s dumb.

And that’s a wrap on the 6 new releases for the OPI Brights 2015. There are also two re-releases* and you saw them in the OPI Neon 2014 collection swatches I posted last year.

OPI Life Gave Me Lemons Neon 2014

OPI Life Gave me Lemons* (re-release from OPI Neon 2014 Collection)

OPI Brights 2015_OPI Down to the Core-al Neon 2014

OPI Down to the Core-al* (re-release from OPI Neon 2014 Collection)

Those last two re-releases for 2015 are fun. They benefit from underpants though, whereas the 6 new shades can just roll commando. 

So, what are your thoughts, homies? Anything there strike your fancy in the eight-shade Brights collection? If yes, guess what! You gotta wait until May 2015 to get 'em. Sucks, right?

Oh! Oh! I can’t forget this part! This part is really important! Wait for it…

OPI Brights 2015 Comparison Swatches

OPI Brights 2015 Comparison Swatches

OPI Brights 2015 Comparison Swatches

Above: OPI Brights 2015 Comparison Swatches – errrything OPI I have that came close.

Oooh… so many sticks… Here, lemme break ‘em down some more for you so you don’t go blind. And as always, if you don't see sumthin', just holla. If I got the sticks, I'll take the pics!

OPI Brights 2015 Comparisons_OPI I Stop For Red Comparison

OPI I STOP for Red Comparison Swatches

Above: OPI I STOP for Red Comparison Swatches

OPI Brights 2015 Comparison Swatches_OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink Comarisons

OPI Can’t Hear Myself Pink Comparison Swatches

Above: OPI Can’t Hear Myself Pink Comparison Swatches

OPI Brights 2015 Comparisons_OPI The Berry Thought of You Comparison

The Berry Thought of You Comparison Swatches

Above: The Berry Thought of You Comparison Swatches

OPI Brights 2015 Comparison Swatches_I Sea You Wear OPI Comparisons

I Sea You Wear OPI Comparison Swatches

Above: I Sea You Wear OPI Comparison Swatches

OPI Brights 2015 Comparisons_My Car Has Navy-Gation Comparison

My Car Has Navy-gation Comparison Swatches

OPI My Car Has Navy-gation Comparison Keeping Suzi at Bay

OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay vs OPI My Car Has Navy-Gation - Keeping is a touch more navy while My Car is more indigo.

Above: My Car Has Navy-gation Comparison Swatches

Ta da! How’s that for a complete guide to the OPI Brights 2015, huh? There is one question I know is gonna come up and I’ll betcha someone asks it. I’m just gonna put these letters here [SFE] and see if I’m right. 

In the meantime, if you missed it, there's a whack of other OPI stuff on Beautygeeks for you to have a look at. We've got swatches of OPI Soft Shades 2015, OPI Fifty Shades of Grey, OPI Hawaii, and a big bunch of OPI Infinite Shine swatches too.

If you gotta go shopping for polish right now, all that stuff ('cept Brights 2015) is available from Ulta.com in the US and from TradeSecrets.ca here in Canada. Of course, you can also just pop out to your favourite OPI retailer if that's easier. For more information on all things OPI, point your mouse at OPI.com.

I’m pooped. I gotta go to sleep. See ya'll later, you crazy OPI fiends!
xoxoxoK.

Manicures and photographs by Karen Falcon (<-Instagram!)
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