The OPI Nordic Collection for Fall/Winter 2014 is just around the corner and I know you’ve been waiting patiently for swatches so let’s get to lookin’!
opi nordic = really fun names
opi nordic going my way or norway? (above).
opi nordic ice-bergers & fries (above).
opi nordic how great is your dane? (above). Ya'll know I love a good espresso shade in winter, right?
opi nordic skating on thin ice-land (above).
opi nordic my voice is a little norse (above). That’s two coats ’cause I thought you’d maybe like to see what it looks like on its own before I get to slappin’ it over stuff. In this shot, you can see the holo glitter way better in the bottle than on my nails. We’ll come back to talk about this glitter coat in a bit, okay?
opi nordic suzi has a swede tooth (above).
opi nordic my voice is a little norse over opi suzi has a swede tooth (above)
opi nordic my dogsled is a hybrid (above). Not too wintery, not to fall-y, still a great shade though!
opi nordic my voice is a little norse over opi my dogsled is a hybrid (above)
opi nordic do you have this color in stock-holm? (above). Blurple blurple blurple! Gimmie That!
opi nordic my voice is a little norse over opi do you have this color in stock-holm? (above).
opi nordic i can’t afjörd not to (above). Oh hello pretty corally orange - I like you!
opi nordic thank glogg it’s friday! (above). Shimmery berry happiness! I love a good shimmer polish and this right here is the only one in the whole Nordic collection.
opi nordic opi with a nice finn-ish (above). Yep, she’s little streaky and a lot frosty but when she dries, the streaks settle down a little and are less noticeable from arm’s length (she’s dry in that there photo).
opi viking in a vinter vonderland (above). I don't want to talk about the tragedy that occurred in transit. It's too painful. Let's just say that if/when my new one gets here, I'll add the swatch in for you. In the meantime, she will be missed.
opi viking in a vinter vonderland (above). Aw, yeah!! Here it is! I gottit. I gottit!! Woot! Kinda gives me a little bit of the lobster hands but hey, don't all purplacks? Ha! New shade name: purple + black = purplack. Oh, and that's 2 über shiny coats with no top. But you should use a top. All the time top.
about my voice is a little norse
It would seem that OPI has grown rather fond of this type of sparkly sandy glitter top coat and really, I’m all for it. This one has a lightly grey-tinted base and little holographic glitter bits in it that reflect light in all kinds of pretty ways. It’s sandy too so it’s got that textured finish you expect from liquid sand and it’s not smooth to the touch. If you’re looking for a smooth finish, be prepared – this stuff eats top coat like there ain’t no tomorrow. You’re gonna need 3 good coats of your favourite top to get to a smooth finish. Oddly enough, the addition of top coat doesn’t seem to do much to change the sparkle or holo, just the texture. If you ask me, it’s better over dark shades than lighter ones on account of that lightly tinted grey polish base.
opi nordic the words
You know what I love most about OPI polish? It’s their consistency. Every single swatch you’ve just looked at is two colour coats and if it’s got the sparkly OPI My Voice is a Little Norse top coat, then it’s a total of three coats. The stuff is just plain good. It goes where I want it to go, the brushes are all cut exactly the same way, it levels brilliantly, and it’s shiny even without a top coat. Every time. Without fail. That’s consistency and that’s what makes OPI my absolute favourite brand to work with (and play with) on a regular basis. What about you? You gotta favourite from all these shades? I’m guessing you do! And don’t forget, if you’re thinkin’ something is a dupe for something else, just ask and I’ll see what I can do!
The OPI Nordic Collection launches August 6, 2014 in both nail lacquer ($11.50) and GelColor formulas (professional service only) at your regular OPI retailers. For lots more OPI information, visit OPI.com. Oh - and what OPI collections are out right right now? Well those'd be the Limited Edition OPI Ford Mustang collection 2014, the Limited Edition OPI Coca-Cola Collection, and the OPI Neons 2014.
*By Reader Request 4 Paula: OPI How Great is Your Dane? vs OPI Warm Me Up. Hopefully you can see the shimmer in Warm Me Up. Wordpress doesn't compress words so much as it compresses image files.. grrr. But, if you click the image, she gets bigger!
above: opi nordic f/w 2014 comparison swatch wheel: for Tanja (and also for those of you who just gotta know if this is a dupe for that), here you go! (click right on the image to make it bigger, yo).
above: opi kiss me i'm brazilian vs opi suzi has a swede tooth comparison swatch: for Hannah - ta da!
above: opi skating on thin ice-land vs opi in the cable car-pool lane: for Biljana - ta da!
Manicures and photographs by Karen Falcon (she just bought a pretty new fridge) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS