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OPI Go with the Lava Flow Swatches & Review

OPI Go with the Lava Flow Swatches & ReviewPick-up line to snag a nailphile: “Is it hot in here, or are you wearing OPI Go with the Lava Flow?”

Okay, so maybe not. (Then again, I’ve never heard any pick-up lines that hooked me. Have you?)

What does impress me is OPI Go with the Lava Flow, which is from the Hawaii Collection that officially drops on February 4th!

Striking while the iron’s hot, this nail polish breathes so much life, it’s like a dragon throwing flames in an enchanted forest!

P.S. Did you ever have a lava lamp? When I was in elementary school, I really wanted one, but money was always tight in my family, so it wasn’t exactly a priority purchase. Hehe! Now that I’m an adult, I still haven’t bought one. I rarely see them, but when I do, I stare at them for longer than is probably socially acceptable. ;)

P.P.S. I haven’t forgotten about those of you who requested that I do comparison swatches for a few shades in this collection! (I need to set aside some time this coming weekend for it.)

P.P.P.S. This is just a friendly reminder that my worldwide giveaway for the China Glaze Road Trip Travel Sized mini set with 6 polishes ends tomorrow (Friday January 23 at 11:59 pm EST)! Hurry to get your entry in while you still can!

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OPI Aloha from OPI Swatches & Review

OPI Aloha from OPI Swatches & ReviewOPI Aloha from OPI from the Hawaii Collection out soon (February 4th, to be exact) is the polish that stole my heart as I stood there in disbelief with a puddle of drool!

When I first saw the bottle, it didn’t do anything for me. I just thought it was an okay shade, and pushed it aside to look at the others in the OPI Hawaii Collection.

But, since I’m determined to wear every shade in the collection as full manicures and also review as many as I can on the blog (hopefully all), I decided to give this one a go.

Whoa – I wan’t expecting how gorgeous this polish would be! It surprised me so much how hard I fell in love with it, and now it’s one of my top picks from the collection!

If you’re into statement colours, you must try this because it’s a bright orange-red-leaning coral that absolutely pops on your nails like fireworks across a blackened sky! (It was enough to distract me from my seriously dry hands. The harsh winter weather has been taking a real toll on the skin on my hands, especially since I’m washing my hands a lot.)

OPI Aloha from OPI is a colour that’s fun to wear and that has a tropical-vacation feel. So even if you can’t afford to hit up your dream destination island, at least this colour brings the vacation to you!

P.S. Have you entered my latest worldwide giveaway? You could win the China Glaze Road Trip Travel Sized mini set with 6 cute polishes! It ends January 23rd, so hurry to get your entry in before it’s too late!

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OPI Damone Roberts 1968 Swatches & Review

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 Swatches & ReviewOPI Damone Roberts 1968 is a soft green that is darker and more saturated than OPI That’s Hula-rious!, which is from the Hawaii Collection. (It’s also more pigmented and not streaky like the latter.)

The polish is officially available on the Damone Roberts website. (You can’t buy it from Trade Secrets or Nail Polish Canada, the two major sources for OPI nail polishes.)

Although the Damone Roberts website ships some things to Canada, OPI Damone Roberts 1968 sadly isn’t one of them. (My heart sank when I put it into cart and then tried to complete the checkout.)

If not for my friend, Rob aka Nail Polish Dude, I would’ve had a very difficult time jumping through many hoops of fire to get my hands on this baby! When he found out about my disappointment that they don’t ship this polish to Canada, he came to the rescue like a lacquered cape crusader!

A HUGE thank you goes out to him for making this green fiend’s dream come true! (Follow Rob on Twitter, Instagram, and Google+!)

In 2009, OPI Damone Roberts 1968 first hit the market as a limited-edition shade. (That was about a year after I got into collecting nail polish more seriously.) Then, in 2014, they brought it back, but it’s for a limited time, so don’t hesitate to scoop it up, if you can!

The shade of green matches the walls in Damone Roberts’ Beverly Hills salon. Green walls? Hehe, that totally sounds like my kind of salon! :) (I rolled up my sleeves and painted an accent wall in the living room green in September last year, remember? It was Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Lima Green PPU10-7. It looks way better in person than even the official digital colour representations I’ve seen.)

Damone Roberts is known as the “Eyebrow King”, according to what I’ve read generally on the internet and in this article on The Daily Beast. He’s worked on many A-list celebrities in Hollywood.)

In this post, see why it certainly lives up to the hype!

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OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops Swatches & Review

OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops Swatches & ReviewOPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops from the Hawaii Collection reminds me of cotton candy because it looks sweet!

If you’ve followed me for even a short period of time, you know that I’m not the biggest fan of pink (well, unless it’s neon and if it’s tackier than a bumble bee wearing yellow-and-black herringbone to the Beehive Bistro).

That wasn’t always the case.

Up until the second grade or so, pink was my favourite colour. And I didn’t just like it. I loved it like something fierce!

There was a time when I would wear pink from head to toe for a long stretch of time when I went to school. And even after that, no outfit was ever complete without at least one pink accent. ;)

Something interesting, though, is that while green is my favourite colour now as an adult, I hardly have any green clothes or fashion accessories. I strictly keep my favourite colour for my nails. Weird, right? (Or maybe it’s just that I don’t come across many green clothes that fit me. Hmm…should I head to the North Pole and rally up Santa’s elves to start their own fashion line? That’d be a start.)

P.S. I hope that you’ve been enjoying my back-to-back-to-back (hehe) in-depth reviews on the OPI Hawaii Collection nail polishes! Next week, I’ll have more for you.

P.P.S. If you can’t wait until next week, and you want to see quick swatches and bottle shots of all 12 colours in the OPI Hawaii Collection, check out the quick-look post! You may also want to see my detailed OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch recap!

P.P.P.S. If you stick around really soon (hint hint), I’m going to announce a fun nail-polish giveaway (open worldwide). It’s not going to be for the OPI Hawaii polishes, but it’s for something else that I just had to buy because it made me think of you, my awesome readers! ;)

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OPI That’s Hula-rious! Swatches & Review

OPI That's Hula-rious Swatches & ReviewOPI That’s Hula-rious! from the Hawaii Collection out in February is like a mojito for your nails! (If you missed it, be sure to check out my recap post on the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch I attended.)

This mint green has a cool tone, but it’s a shade that can easily go with any season. (It can remind you of the cold winters or the rejuvenating springs.)

It also makes me think of mint ice cream. (Little fact: That’s one of my mom’s favourite ice-cream flavours, and it’s my least-favourite one.)

And it’s not like I go to a lot of baby showers, but when I saw OPI That’s Hula-rious!, baby showers immediately sprung to mind like a tiger on a trampoline that had too much coffee to drink. (Hmm, who has been feeding the tiger coffee? Another question for another time!) ;)

The reason why I think this would be great for a baby shower is because it’s modern. Instead of using gender-stereotypical colours like pink for girls and blue for boys, pastel green or sunshine yellow is the way to go.

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OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked? Swatches & Review

OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked Swatches & ReviewEverything’s peachy when you straighten up your act with OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?, which is from the Hawaii Collection that’s officially set to be released on February 4th! (Check out my OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch recap post here.)

Years ago, I avoided peach nail polishes because I thought that they wouldn’t look good. But ever since I found the right one, I’ve been trying all the peachy-toned lacquers I could get my hands on!

OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a fun-loving orange-sorbet shade with enough saturation to keep it from looking anemic.

I especially love wearing these kind of peaches in the summer, although clearly I have no problem sporting this any time of year, whenever the heck I want. (Nail polish is all about having fun! Throw those rules out the window. Just make sure that they don’t accidentally land on someone’s head.)

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OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? Swatches & Review

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya Swatches & ReviewLast week, I gave you a glimpse into the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch I attended with my recap post.

Today, I’m going to share with you an in-depth look at OPI Hello Hawaii Ya?, which is a dusty purple I love from that collection! (It’s one of my top picks.)

(If you want to see quick swatches and bottle shots of the entire OPI Hawaii Collection, be sure to check out my Quick Look post.)

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? is what I’d call an editorial version of purple because it’s slightly smoked out and isn’t like a typical one with an Easter vibe.

I also like this shade because of the name. It’s not the wittiest from OPI, but it reminds me of one of my friends. He always greets me with a big smile and says, “Hi! How are ya?” So when I saw this polish, I thought of him. And no, hehe, he’s not Hawaiian.

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