January 30, 2012

OPI Spring 2012 Holland Collection Swatches!

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, mine was awesome! I ended up going back to ISSE yesterday...didn't really buy a ton though. I bought one of the Twiddle Stic's from Doll hair care that I mentioned in my big ISSE post and some Nubar polishes for my Mom, those were my big purchases. Other than that I only got 2 Jessica polishes and a couple colors of this awesome hair dye called Color Rub. It's a little tub of bright hair color that you literally rub on your hair and it washes right out. I like the idea of curling my hair and doing the tips teal or some other crazy color. Yesterday ended up being more fun than Saturday, I wandered around for awhile with Michelle from Beauty Besties and watched her get a gel mani at the Orly booth....it's kind of amazing what they can do with gel polish, I had no idea!

Anyway, today I have the Holland Collection from OPI to show you...woohooo!! I've been looking forward to this collection for what seems like forever, good news...it's just as good as I imagined! The shimmers in this collection are perfect and the cremes are gorgeous and apply amazingly...really it's perfect! I'll also have some comparisons up for these in the next couple of days...I know someone will ask so I wanted to mention it in the beginning of the post :)


Click the Read More button for reviews and photos of each shade!



A Roll In The Hauge is a bright orange creme. It's not quite as neon as it looks in my photos but it is BRIGHT, says summer more than spring to me but I love it! The formula was nice, not a streaky nightmare like orange can be sometimes. I used 2 thick coats for the photos below.



Did You 'ear About Van Gogh? is a light beige creme. Nom nom I love this, I'm such a neutral polish hoarder..the funny thing is it's rare that I even wear a neutral polish but I feel the need to own them all haha. This one is absolutely lovely, the formula was also really nice. I used 2 coats for the photos below.




Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI? is a dark red toned purple with a golden and red shimmer. I feel like we've already seen this for Spring but shoot, who cares...it's gorgeous! The formula was great, I used 2 coats for the photos below! The shimmer was more visible in the sun in real life than it is in my photos!




Gouda Gouda Two Shoes is a dark rosey pink with a golden shimmer. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would, in the bottle it looked a little grandma-ish but on the nail it is gorgeous and so flattering! It did dry a little bit darker than it looked in the bottle, I think that also helped. The shimmer in this one is so stunning outside, I wish I could have captured the shimmer better for you guys. If you like subtle shimmer you'll love this! The formula was really nice on this polish, I used 2 coats for the photos below.



I Don't Give a Rotterdam! is a light dusty blue with a gold and silver shimmer.  The shimmer in this shade is very noticeable, both in the sun and inside and in low light. I really really love this polish, it's very subdued but with a nice twist. The formula was a bit thick but easy to work with, I used 2 coats for the photos below.



I Have a Herring Problem is a dusty medium blue with gold and silver shimmer. It's the darker version of I Don't Give a Rotterdamn. I prefer this shade out of the 2, I ended up wearing it both days to ISSE and got quite a few compliments on it! The formula on this one was also on the thick side, I used 2 coats for the photos below.




Kiss Me on My Tulips is a hot pink creme. This polish is simply gorgeous, I was never a pink polish girl until I started blogging...had I had shades like this I probably would have been! The formula was pretty great on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below!



Pedal Faster Suzi! is a light pink with silver shimmer. This ended up being a surprise favorite for me, it's very office safe but the shimmer gives it something special. It was so flattering on, I will be grabbing for this one a lot! Formula wise it was a little thin, I used 2 coats for the photos below. In person there was a little bit of visible nail line, if you don't like the look of that 3 coats of this would be perfect for you!



Shade!

Red Lights Ahead...Where? is a coral red creme. This is the very very red side of coral, and it is gorgeous! I can't believe how many red polishes I am loving from all the spring collections...it's so unlike me. The formula on this one was outstanding, seriously. I think it might have even applied itself lol! I used 2 coats for the photos below!



Thanks a WindMillion is a light sea green creme. This doesn't feel super unique to me but it's very gorgeous anyway. The formula was really nice on this one, much like the rest of the collection! I used 2 coats for the photos below!




Vampsterdam is a deep plum with a silver frost running throughout it. I loved this in the bottle, on the nail its not my cup of tea...it leans a bit too much to the frosty side for my personal taste. It kind of feels like an old OPI, like something they did years ago. Formula wise it was nice, a bit more sheer than I expected it to be but it was opaque in 2 coats.




Wooden Shoe Like To Know? is a medium chocolate brown with a golden shimmer. This is my favorite of the entire collection, I LOVE brown polish....add in awesome shimmer and I am sold! I have a lot of brown polish in my stash but this is a unique polish for me! The formula was great, 2 coats for the photos below!




Overall this collection is gorgeous, I love most of it. The shades aren't all the most unique shades ever but they are beautiful either way. My favorites are Wooden Shoe Like To Know?, Pedal Faster Suzi, I Have a Herring Problem and Gouda Gouda Two Shoes.

The Holland Collection by OPI will be available February 8, 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

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50 comments:

  1. I just have to have em all!!! Just cause I am dutch...but I really do like all the colors as well :)

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  2. I truelly think I need to buy em all!!! Because I am dutch...and the fact I really love each color from this collection :)

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  3. Very pretty! I love Kiss Me on My Tulips! It's beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful collection, I like the colours! :)

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  5. LaurenLovesLacquerJanuary 30, 2012 at 5:03 AM

    I love them all!  I need them all to add to my growing collection of over 200 bottles.  I am not sure yet which are my faves.  Probably the orange and hot pink.  Thanks for the post.  Have a great week!  :D

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  6. Nicky Ottosson LandinJanuary 30, 2012 at 5:05 AM

    Oh, so gorg!

    I need your help. I really need taht red lights ahead, where color in my collection - but my wallet says no, is there perhaps a dupe already on the market? Please - help a fellow nail-o-holic girl out.

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  7. GlitterieLacquerDolliesJanuary 30, 2012 at 5:20 AM

    Lovely colors but some do really remind me of Zoya's TRUE collection for this spring... very pretty though :)

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  8. A great spring collection! & your swatches are amazing as always.

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  9. I always love your swatches! They're my go to when deciding on if I should buy a polish or not...and I feel like I need 90% of this collection!!

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  10. Omg love this post :) I thought I was gonna strike off this collection, but dang Opi. Beautiful!!

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  11. Wowza!! The entire collection is amaze, so darn cute! Great swatching :)

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  13. great photos! I love this collection!

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  14. I love the swatches!! The collection is really pretty!!!

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  15. Pedal Faster Suzi! is nice, so is Kiss Me on My Tulips.

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  16. Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? looks like SOPI's Hell to the No, to my eye.
    Thanks for the great swatches! I'm excited about this collection.

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  17. Cannot wait to get this! Gorgeous swatches as usual.. awesome job! 

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  18. I really like  most of these..  I love brown polishes too so I'm really looking forward to Wooden Shoe Like to Know!!  Gorgeous Swatches!! :)

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  19. I think that orange is more spring break - on the beach spring break!! 

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  20. Long-time reader. 1st time subscriber. I love these swatches!!!! Doesn't Thanks A WindMillion look like a dupe of Mermaid Tears?

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  22. Oh man! Those are so beautiful! Thanks for the swatches! :D

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  23. I absolutely made the perfect WL from them, want 5 of them and that shimmer looks just amazing! :) That's probably my fave collex so far this year. Thanks for gorgeous swatches. :)

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  24. LOVE them all. gorgeous swatches. i pinned your thumbnail image!

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  25. pedal faster suzi!

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  26. Orange is beautiful! XoXo

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  27. I love Kiss Me on My Tulips, Vamsterdam and Wooden Shoe Like to Know! Just gorgeous! Thx for posting!

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  28. I am actually getting ALL of them, which I don't usually do...but one of them has my maiden name--so I'm also going to buy a bottle for my mom and sisters ;) AWESOME swatches! IS IT FEB YET? lol

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  29. Pedal Faster Suzi and Red Lights Ahead look gorgeous!

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  30. They were already out at my local Regis. I'm wearing vampsterdam now :)

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  31. That sound you hear?  It's my wallet crying... I'm loving 3/4 of this collection!  Thanks for the beautiful swatches!

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  32. AHH you're killing me with those swatches! Now I feel like I have to go buy all of them! 

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  33. I absolutely love your swatches of collections.  Being the purple fan that I am, I would love to know how OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI and Zoya Tru compare to SOPI Hell to the No.  I have the latter and am wondering if it's "necessary" for me to get one of the others.  Gorgeous collection, I'll be getting several!

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  34. i love that this collection is inspired by the netherlands :3
    as a true Dutchy i can definitely approve of all of the polishes :D 

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  35. Amaaaazing swatches!!!! can you please do a comparsion between OPI Mermaid tears and OPI Thanks a WindMillion?
    and a personal questiion: what's your opinion about buying a bit older nail polish from a store? i mean I really like jade colors nowadays and I think OPI mermaid tears is still available in my local nail shop. So is it possible in your piniopn that it doesn't have that good quality? (unfortunatly there are quite a few professional brands here)

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  36. can we see Wooden Shoe Like To Know next to OPI I'm Fondue of You?? Thanks :) 

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  37. I don't own I'm Fondue Of You, sorry!

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  38. and... I got TONS of repins right away! 

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  39. could u plz compare Thanks a WindMillion to Mermaid's Tears by OPI? i have the latter and would luv 2 see if they just reused the color

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  40. "I'm such a neutral polish hoarder..the funny thing is it's rare that I even wear a neutral polish but I feel the need to own them all..."

    Ugh, me too I get so excited over them, buy them all, but I haven't worn any of my neutrals! =o

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  41. Hello!  First time commenter, long time reader:)  I know you have already done comparisons, but if you have the time I was wondering how close OPI Red Lights Ahead . . . Where? and China Glaze Make Some Noise are to each other.  Thank you! 

    P.S. Anyone's feedback on these would be appreciated :)

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  42. can you compare OPI Red Lights Ahead . . . Where? with OPI cajun shrimp please?

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  43. I don't have Cajun Shrimp, sorry!

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  44. Can you please compare Vampersterdam and Essie Damsel in a Dress?

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  45. I don't own that Essie, sorry!

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  47. Oooh, if you have Zoya Tru and Bevin, you should compare those to Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI? and Thanks a WindMillion

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