Swatch & review: OPI California Dreaming Collection SS17

02 augusti 2017 av Ellinor Engström
Nails, Press Releases, Reviews

Even though OPI’s AW collection is just right around the corner, I can’t help to share the swatches för OPI’s SS collection. It’s just too pretty and right up my alley.

The collection consists of 12 shades and as you can see from the collage above – it’s pretty much 50 shades of pink. And why don’t I mind? Because I love love love wearing pink on my nails. The collection has 8 cremes, 2 crellies and 2 metallics.

OPI California Dreaming Feeling Frisco

First up is Feeling Frisco. It’s a pretty vanilla/light nudeish shade but the formula is a bit hard to work with. However it does even out with top coat so it is definitely wearable.

OPI California Dreaming Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia

Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia is a peachy pink creme polish. The formula was fine. Two coats for full coverage.

OPI California Dreaming Excuse Me, Big Sur!

Next up is one of my faves of the collection – Excuse Me, Big Sur! I really like how the pink is a bit toned down and it looks very pretty on the nails as well. The formula is very nice and opaque in two coats.

OPI California Dreaming Time For a Napa

Time for the signature shade of the collection – Time For a Napa! TFaN is a light coral. Or it is pink? You decide. Gorgeous polish none the less! Two coats for full coverage

OPI California Dreaming Malibu Pier Pressure

Malibu Pier Pressure is a gorgeous bubblegum pink. So flattering on the nice and great formula!

OPI California Dreaming GPS I Love You

GPS I Love You is a bright pink shade. The formula is a bit thin but applies beautifully. Love it!

OPI California Dreaming This is Not Whine Country

I looove This is Not Whine Country! I had really high hopes for this shade but it wasn’t quite what I expected. I didn’t expect this shade to be a crelly so at first I was disappointed by the thin formula. But somehow it is still high in pigment so you get full coverage in two coats and an incredibly shine. I mean just look! 5/5 in my books.

OPI California Dreaming To the Mouse House We Go!

Let’s have a look at the second crelly of the collection – To the Mouse House We Go! The formula is the same as This is Not Whine Country. I am blinded by the shine. Wow. Love it!

OPI California Dreaming Santa Monica Beach Peach

Santa Monica Beach Peach is a bright orange shade. I usually don’t wear orange shades but this one is amazing! Two coats for full coverage.

OPI California Dreaming Me, Myselfie & I

Me, Myselfie & I is a beautiful coral shade. Almost a  one coater. Applies oh so smooth!

OPI California Dreaming Sweet Carmel Sunday

Sweet Carmel Sunday is a warm toned metallic polish. I would say it’s almost rose gold. It’s a pretty shade but it didn’t go that well with my skin tone. It’s a little streaky but not too bad! Two coats for full coverage.

OPI California Dreaming Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite

Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite is probably the most unique shade of the collection. It’s pretty and actually applies nicely for a metallic shade. It is hardly streaky at all. I don’t see myself reaching for this shade mid summer but I probably will for fall!

I hope you enjoyed the swatches!

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IsaDora Blue Bliss SS17

22 juli 2017 av Ellinor Engström
Beauty, Press Releases

Last year, this look would have been totally out of my comfort zone. But this year I am all about bright and vivid colors in my makeup.

One of IsaDora’s summer collections is called Blue Bliss and consists of five Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof with colors ranging from pitch black, lavender, turquoise and blue.

And by waterproof… They sure mean waterproof! It seriously won’t budge and I honestly have a hard time removing it at the end of the day. But I will pick a little bit trouble with removal over smudged eyeliner that gets all over the place.

The collection also contains three new liquid lipsticks in the shades 21 Orange Pop, 22 Coral Cocktail and 23 Pink Play, three Wonder Nail shades in 558 Turquoise Bliss, 559 Sparkling Sand and 516 Regatta (my favorite) and two new shades of their Grand Volume Lash Color Mascara in 141 Blue Bliss and 142 Aquatic.

Last but not least they have also released their Twist-Up Balm but with a splash of color. I’m wearing Sheer Raspberry on my lips on the pics below. I’ve really liked a sheer glossy lip for this summer as well and I have hardly even been reaching for liquid lipsticks.

I really liked the look I created with the collection and I have been reaching for a lot of these products since I took these pictures as well.

What do you guys think of the collection?

Products listed below!
IsaDora Blue Bliss Color Authority Blue Makeup

IsaDora Blue Bliss Color Authority Blue Makeup

IsaDora Blue Bliss Color Authority Blue Makeup

Products used:

  • IsaDora Face Mist
  • IsaDora Nude Fluid Foundation in 14 Nude Vanilla
  • Cover Up Foundation in 60 Light Cover
  • Perfect Blush in 68 Bronze Glow
  • Sculptor Bar in 20 Nude
  • Eye Shadow Palette Golden Edition in 65 Golden Eyes
  • Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof in 38 Aquatic
  • Grand Volume Lash Color in 141 Blue Bliss
  • Precision Brow Pen in 74 Taupe
  • Brow Shaping Gel in 61 Light Brown
  • Big Bold Mascara Extreme Black
  • Twist-Up Lip Balm in 82 Sheer Raspberry
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Swatch and review: Zoya Wanderlust Collection SS17

19 juli 2017 av Ellinor Engström
Nails, Press Releases, Reviews

The Zoya Wanderlust Collection was release mid May 2017 and consists of eight creme polishes and four metallics.

The majority of the shades are on the orange, pink and red side of the color scale but there are some unique picks in here as well like the olive green!


Honestly, almost all of the shades have a perfect formula. Two coats. No hazel. The only one I struggled a bit with was Scout.

Since I love my pinks and reds, this is definitely a collection in my taste! And I mean, just look at the shine?! To be honest, I will probably not be reached for Scout or Arbor.

Do you guys have a favorite among the shades? Let me know in the comments! Otherwise, just keep scrolling and you’ll get closeups of the entire collection.


Zoya Wanderlust Sawyer Swatch
Above: Sawyer
Zoya Wanderlust Cora Swatch
Above: Cora
Zoya Wanderlust Winnie Swatch
Above: Winnie
Zoya Wanderlust Esty Swatch
Above: Esty
Zoya Wanderlust Byrdie Swatch
Above: Byrdie
Zoya Wanderlust Sonja Swatch
Above: Sonja
Zoya Wanderlust Journey Swatch
Above: Journey
Zoya Wanderlust Mandy Swatch
Above: Mandy
Zoya Wanderlust Scout Swatch
Above: Scout
Zoya Wanderlust Arbor Swatch
Above: Arbor
Zoya Wanderlust Lois Swatch
Above: Lois
Zoya Wanderlust River Swatch
Above: River
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