I think this is my favorite time of year. The celebration of Christmas and the new year is over since a couple of months. The weather is grey, it’s raining, it’s snowing and spring feels so very far away. BUT then… The spring press releases show up in your mailbox and you finally start to feel some hope that summer isn’t that far away. So today I will be sharing my thoughts and swatches of this year’s spring collection from OPI – Fiji!
The collection consists of 12 shades that incorporate the vibrant hues of the islands’ flora, from the exotic flowers to the colors of the sea and from the blue lagoons to the coral reefs.
First up is Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon (above). I am a sucker for these pale pinks but the formula almost always disappoints me. I am sad to say that GNOMH has some opportunities for improvement as well. The formula is tricky to even with three coats it is a bit streaky. However, the shade is gorgeous and I will probably still be wearing this, I’ll just squint my eyes so I can’t see the streaks.
Polly Want A Lacquer? (above) is a pale lavender shade and is perfect for spring. The formula is better than GNOMH but it is still a bit thin for my liking.
Suzi With A Paddle (above) is a pastel baby blue shade. This is two coats and top coat and I really like the shade but this formula is a bit thin.
I feel that Coconuts Over OPI (above) is one of the more unique shades of the collection. The shade is very flattering and feels modern and cool. This formula is perfect. Two easy coats for full coverage.
This elephant grey polish with turquoise shimmer is called I Can Never Hut Up (above). The formula is good and I really like the shade. However, I would’ve liked to experience the shimmer more when the polish is applied to the nails and not just shown in the bottle.
Two-Timing The Zones (above) is the signature shade for this collection and I see why. It is perfect. The formula is great and the shade is absolutely stunning.
Next up is Exotic Birds Don’t Tweet (above) is a bright yellow that is not too orange and not too orange-y. However, the formula is a bit see-through and you need three thick coats for full coverage. When applied and with top coat, I do like the shade and I think I will use this during the summer when I am not pale as snow.
This bright orange shade is called No Tan Lines (above). This is also a go-to shade for me this summer. The formula is nice and you need two coats for full coverage.
Living On The Bula-Vard (above) is one of my favorites of the collection. The formula is amazzzzing and so is the shade. Love it!
Let’s head on over to the blues. Is That A Spear In Your Pocket? (above) is a gorgeous green… blue……. TEAL? I don’t know how to describe this shade so I’ll just let the picture speak for its. Let me just say you need this shade in your life.
Okay… Deep breath. This is Super Trop-i-cal-i-fiji-istic (above). Aaand exhale. Wow, that name really is a tongue twister. It’s a lovely blue shade that reminds me of the ocean and the formula is outstanding.
I have to admit. I’m a little tired of these shimmery blue metallics. This is Do You Sea What I Sea? (above) is however a pretty shade and you can get full coverage with three thin coats. Probably looks good matte as well, but I kind of feel that I have seen this before.
Overall, I think this is a wonderful collection that works both for spring, summer and also in the early fall. Most shades have a great formula and are full coverage but there are some shades that could’ve been better.
What are your thoughts on the collection?