Like cotton candy at carnivals and fruit-flavoured sorbet, the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection officially launching on June 1st has a roundup of six shades that beckon back to those lazy, hazy days!
(To view the full colour story, check out the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection press release, which goes into the details and background information.)
All the colours in the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection glide onto the nails easily, but the formula is on the thin side, which is streaky on the initial coat. Since the consistency is watery, I suggest that you use thin coats for greater control and also wait a few minutes in between coats to reduce any dragging.
To achieve full coverage, I needed to use three coats for all the colours. Even though I prefer polishes that need just two coats, this extra coat wasn’t a big deal, since the polishes went on easily.
The darker colours in the mix, SPF XXX and Flip Flops & Crop Tops were a smidgeon more pigmented than the rest, but they still required that third coat to completely cover the nail line.
My favourites in the collection are SPF XXX (orange), Towel Me About It (yellow), and Sailing & Nailing (blue).
See the rest of this post for swatches of all the colours, bottle shots, and photos of the collectible box I received.
Additionally, I show bottle comparisons of OPI Sailing & Nailing from this collection and OPI The I’s Have It from the OPI Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection, in case some of you were curious.