February 9, 2015

OPI Spring 2015 Hawaii Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was good, didn't do anything too terribly exciting, but I did watch the Grammy's, actually I should say I DVR-ed the Grammy's and sped through most of it lol. If you guys watched too did you have any favorite performances? Today I have the Spring 2015 Hawaii Collection from OPI to share with you! I've been looking forward to this collection for what feels like forever! Months ago I stopped by my local beauty supply to get something and the owner showed me a nail wheel of these and I was pretty smitten with a few of the colors! Check out all the swatches after the jump!





Aloha From OPI is a cereal red creme. This is a nice bright creme, I don't think its super unique but pretty nonetheless and pretty for Spring/Summer. The formula was good, it was easy to apply with great opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Do You Take Lei Away? is a beige/nude creme. This is a nice neutral shade that works well with my pale skill which is always nice. The formula was good, I had no application issues and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Go With The Lava Flow is a pink/red shimmer. This was a bit more pink toned in person than my camera could capture it. The shimmer is nice, it's easy to see outdoors and indoors depending on the lighting. The formula was easy to work with and the opacity was again, really nice. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Hello Hawaii Ya? is a dusty grey toned purple creme. This shade feels like a good Winter/Spring transition color if you wear polish depending on the season. The formula was again really nice with easy application and good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a light orange creme. This is my favorite of the collection, it's an easy to wear orange that I think would be flattering on a variety of skin tones. The formula was good, I had no issues with it being streaky and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Just Lanai-ing Around is a dark pink with a subtle silver shimmer. The shimmer was mostly visible out in direct sunlight and even then its very subtle, much more than my photos make it look. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was great. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Lost My Bikini in Molokini is a dusty medium purple. I like how this is a bit bright but a bit dusty at the same time. The formula was easy to work with and had good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



My Gecko Does Tricks is a bright yellow toned green shimmer. I thought I would really love this one but it just didn't wow me in person as much as I expected. It is a pretty color but just not my favorite type of green. The formula was ok, it was a little thin for my taste and sheer however it built fairly easily and was opaque in 3 coats.



Pineapple's Have Peelings Too! is a gold frost with various sizes and colors of glitter. This is just not my cop of tea, sorry OPI. This polish kind of reminds me of some of the polishes a lot of indies did when the craze first started...frosty glitters. I didn't care for them back then and still don't, but I'm sure there is someone out there that will love this. It's not all bad with this polish though, the formula was actually kind of nice. It was easy to apply with really good opacity and it dried down without too many brush strokes, it also dried really quickly. I used 2 coats for the photos below.


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Suzi Shops & Island Hops is a light pink creme. I feel like OPI gives us 1 or 2 of this exact light pink every year so this doesn't excite me much but if you're on the hunt for a nice baby pink this is a good one. The formula was good, I didn't have issues with it being streaky and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



That's Hula-rious is a light minty green creme. This is another favorite of the collection for me, it's not super unique but I'm always looking for a mint with a good formula and this one was pretty nice. The formula was good, a little streaky on the first coat but completely opaque with the second coat. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



This Color's Making Waves is a blue/green shimmer with little bits of pink shimmer. The pink shimmer didn't translate well in photos but you could see it in person, it was a nice pop with the blue. The formula was ok, it was on the sheer side but it built easily and was opaque in 3 coats. I did not have staining with this.



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Overall the colors in the Hawaii Collection aren't unique for the most part but the formula were nice for most of them and overall I like the feel of the collection. My picks are That's Hula-rious and Is Mai Tai Crooked

The Hawaii Collection from OPI is available now both in gel color and regular polish form. Each polish retails for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) at professional salons including Beauty Brands,  Chatters, Dillard's Sally Beauty, Regis, Ulta and on Ulta.com


37 comments:

  1. How does Is Mai Tai Crooked compare to Where Did Suzi's Man-go?

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  2. OMG, Pineapple's Have Peelings Too! is so ugly, lol. What were they thinking? Great swatches, though, love that nude.

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  3. Purples and shimmers are what I may get out of these...I kind of don't get it, overall not a terrible collection...but could've been much brighter when you are doing Hawaii as inspiration, even neon-ish...but hey that's just me.

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  4. I like Making Waves, but I don't think it's very original. I probably have something just like it in my collection already if I looked. Not wowed by the Hawaii collection, despite your beautiful swatches.

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  5. Alaina AfflerbaughFebruary 9, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    This collection is just as boring as I suspected I would find it.
    The colors are pretty but... nothing original.

    Suzi Shops and Island Hops is the only one I'm interested in because I missed out on Pink Friday but if it's the same pink as the Brazil polish then i cam skip it.

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  6. So many pretty pictures!!!! I'm with you, lady - I'm just gonna say NO to Pineapples - I don't care if they have Peelings too!

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  7. I thought for sure it'd be Gecko I would pick up first, but I actually chose the mint, That's Hula-Rious! It's just so pretty with a lovely formula.

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  8. The only one I really like from this collection is Go With the Lava Flow. And I think I've yet to see a single person who actually likes Pineapples Have Peelings Too!

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  9. I Love the Pineapple's Have Peelings Too!

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  10. Your swatches are always so stunning!

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  11. How does hello Hawii-ya compare to Parlez Vous OPI?

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  12. How does "This Colors Making Waves" compare to Sephora by OPI's "Mermaid To Order"?

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  13. The nude, orange and pink shades are super cute!

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  14. I am not sure how I feel about this collection. It does have some nice shades and others I do not really care for. Overall, I cannot see a consistent theme except for the Hawaiian names.

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  15. aw... looking at the promos I was hoping the mint would be a shimmer :( I have a billion mint cremes already

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  16. I don't own that polish, sorry!

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  17. How does Lei Away compare to Sephora OPI Don't Feed the Hand Models? SOPI is my holy grail nude, but I only have the mini and can't find someone selling it anywhere. I've been looking for a dupe forever and Lei kinda looks close.

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  18. I don't own that SOPI polish anymore so I really can't say, sorry

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  19. I feel like OPI dropped the ball with collection, as it just isn't very strong. There are too many similar colors from previous collections.

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  20. Hi, Love the swatches,
    Do you have "parlez vous opi" ? Can you do a comparison post with that? :D

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  21. I don't, sorry!

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  22. I LOVE the colored glitters in it but hate the frosty yellow base :(

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  23. OK.... I caved.
    Go With the Lava Flow is SO much prettier in person. OMG it's gorgeous!
    I'm glad i took note of your review when i came across it.

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  24. I love Hawaii, so I wanted to love these. But these names! I'm really disappointed, Suzi!

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  25. Wow! This collection is surprisingly different than a lot of the ones OPI has done recently. I'm liking a lot of the shades for sure!

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  26. Hello! Got a question :) just received my Hawaii Collection polishes and under my polishes I noticed the label changed from green to black and also the design if the label. Are yours like that too? They don't sell OPI where I live so I have to order online and I don't have anything to compare it with from new collections :/

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  27. Mine aren't the same because they are press samples, but I've heard from several people that their labels are black now also

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  28. Alaina AfflerbaughMarch 1, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    So my Base Exchange got this set in over the weekend and I ended up picking up This Color's Making Waves and Pineapples.

    I may just use Pineapples for trading but Making Waves is BEAUTIFUL in person. I saw it and i HAD to get it. The pink speckles look SO pretty in the base!

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  29. Carrie HotchkissMarch 2, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Bought Hello, Hawaii Ya and Go with the Lava Flow. Did my nails in Hello last night. I agree--it's the perfect winter-to-spring transition color!
    How do you keep your cuticles so nice??

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  30. I tested these today and they are very, very similar but not exact dupes. In my opinion, Mai Tai is more orangey-cream (like a dreamsicle) while Suzi is more orange.

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  31. As soon as I saw the Hello Hawaii Ya? swatch, I immediately thought of Parlez vous OPI as well!

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  32. Maria FruergaardJune 3, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    How does My Gecko Does Tricks compare to Green on the runway?

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  33. Would one coat of Do You Take Lei Away be good for wearing under jelly polishes to make them more opaque?

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