June 1, 2011

OPI Nice Stems! Summer 2011 Swatches

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys OPI's Nice Stems Collection for Summer 2011! I've been looking forward to this ever since I first heard the names! Any collection with a polish named Come To Poppy is a collection I will look forward to lol. I think a lot of you have been looking forward to it also, I've seen in my stats lots of searches for swatches! The Nice Stems Collection is made up of 4 pink shades, not something I would usually get too jazzed about but I really like these!

First up is Be A Dahlia Won't You, a bright pink polish packed with shimmer. This has a bit of a foil finish to it. This is easily my favorite of the collection, it was love at first sight! The formula was good, a bit sheer though but really does it matter when it builds up to look like below? nope!


Shade

Come To Poppy is a darker pink, a tad bit of coral happening here. It is also packed with a pearly shimmer. Sure seems like this pearl shimmer is going around this season. The shimmer in this is gorgeous in the sun, pictures don't do it justice. The formula was also really great, a little thick but in a good way. If you use thick coats you might be able to get away with only needing 1 coat for this one. It is a little bit brushstrokey but it doesn't bother me since it doesn't make it look frosty! I used 2 coats of Come To Poppy for the photos below.



Play The Peonies is a very light pink toned white with a pearly shimmer. Shades like this are what I like to call wearable white, they are light enough that they look white to most people but in no way does it look like you slapped some white out on your nails and called it a day. The shimmer is also lovely, at the right angle it was all multicolored and gorgeous! The formula was also surprisingly good, light shades can be a pain sometimes but no issues here. Like Come To Poppy this was a bit brushstrokey but it wasn't too bad! I used 2 coats of Play The Peonies for the photos below!



Last up is I Lily Love You which is multicolored iridescent glitter in a sheer pink base. This was very very sheer, so sheer that it's not something I will wear by itself. I'm a little bit disappointed by it to be honest, I was really hoping it would be opaque and dense enough to wear on it's own. It is however gorgeous as a layering polish. The glitter is very irregular, some square, some round...some crazy lookin pieces. This polish reminds me of Hello Kitty Liquid Nail Art in Pink Sprinkles...if you wanted that but couldn't justify the price this could be a good alternative and it's a little cheaper! The formula wasn't too thick like it usually is in chunky glitters like this! I used 1 coat of I Lily Love You over Play The Peonies for the photos below. I decided to put it over that so you can see a little bit of the base pink color!



Close up, it's over Come To Poppy in the close up!


This limited edition Nice Stems! collection will be available beginning June 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

26 comments:

  1. I want Be A Dahlia won't you and Come to poppy! They look great on your nails!

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  2. Ahh I was eye-ing Come to Poppy when the collection was first introduced. ;D Thanks for the previews!

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  3. Nice, I'm not a big fan of pink so I won't be getting them all, but maybe one

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  4. Be A Dahlia Won't You and Play The Peonies are my favorites! This is a really pretty collection!

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  5. I love the last shot. Too bad it's so sheer on its own but at least it looks great over other shades!

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  6. Thanks for the swatches. I lily love you doesn't look anything like I hoped it would. :(

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  7. Be A Dahlia Won't You looks beautiful!

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  8. I bet I Lily Love You would be awesome over one of the sorbet polishes from the Texas collection!
    It could make it looks more like bottle color.

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  9. Aww I cant wait for mine to get here!! Play the Peonies <333

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  10. I want I lily love you and I love it over Come to Poppy!!! Thx 4 the swatches!

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  11. I love the brighter colors, so pretty!!!

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  12. Thanks for all of the swatches :)
    I have absolutely NO pinks in my collection, and this series looks really pretty so I am probably going to buy all 4 lol.
    Too bad about I Lily love you... I was hoping that the glitter would a tad bit more opaque than that.

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  13. The first color is absolutely gorgeous !

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  14. Thanks for the swacthes they look really pretty.

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  15. I don't really like glitter-y type nail polishes all that much, but that Dahlia color is my fav too. :)

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  16. love that the glitter is in squares! A nice change!

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  17. OPI "Be A Dahlia Won't You," looks super amazing especially in the shade now I know why it's your favorite...and "Come To Poppy," also looks super on your nails. These are very pretty colors and any woman would love these. I am dissapointed in the other two from OPI but that's just me.

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  18. So pretty!! I only own two pink polishes, so I'll probably buy them all. I love that the glitter is sheer, it'll be fun to layer with and experiment. Love that they're frosty too, I'm not a fan of cremes.

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  19. I honestly pretty disappointed in this collection... I was looking forward to I Lily Love You but I don't think its anything special. The only one I like is Be A Dahlia Won't You, thats super pretty!!

    Thanks for the swatches!

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  20. I was hoping that they would be less shimmery, but I still like Come To Poppy

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  21. Love the first two. The last two I will definitely skip.

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  22. Hi Jen is come to poppy close to shootout at the ok coral?

    have a great sunday :)hugs for Degen from the dachsies

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  23. Play the Peonies is my favourite! Just bought another bottle of it cuz I know I'm gonna run out of it pretty soon!

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  24. please, please TRY I LILLY LOVE YOU. its not sheer at ALL. i built mine up in 3 coats. ITS BEAUTIFUL. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GLITTER<3 it builds up SO easily in just 3 coats. just PLEASE PLEASE try it. you WONT REGRET it.

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