Last week was pretty amazing because I got to attend back-to-back exclusive nail-polish events: the Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection Blogger Dinner on Thursday and the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch on Friday! (Many thanks to PR for the invitations!) 🙂
Today, I have a Quick Look Post on the OPI Hawaii Collection for Spring/Summer 2015, which will hit stores on February 4th, 2015.
At the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch, PR was generous to provide me with all 12 shades contained in a beautiful collectible keepsake box! 🙂 They also graced me with the official press release, promotional card, and nail-swatch board, so I could share further information with all of you.
Included in this Hawaii Collection by OPI are bottle shots that I eagerly photographed, so you can see each shade up close and personal!
My initial reaction when I first ‘lei’-ed eyes on the OPI Hawaii Collection? *Jumps up and down after seeing two greens* (Hehe, I couldn’t resist the corny pun!)
Also, I thought that the gold with glitter was so different than the rest. It’s wild, crazy, and unexpected from OPI, which makes me curious to wear it even more! 😉
Overall, the Hawaii Collection by OPI explodes with a wide variety of colour, which jives with my mental images of Hawaii’s lush scenery! (What a wonderful way to temporarily ‘forget’ about winter coming and focus on spring and summer, right?)
This is one of my favourite OPI collections since the OPI Brazil Collection, and I’m excited to wear and review a bunch of them. (Check back soon for my separate blog posts on select shades, and feel free to let me know if there are particular ones that you’re most interested in seeing in-depth first!)
There are 12 colours in the OPI Hawaii Collection:
- That’s Hula-rious!
- My Gecko Does Tricks
- Do You Take Lei Away?
- Is Mai Tai Crooked?
- Go with the Lava Flow
- Aloha from OPI
- Suzi Shops & Island Hops
- Just Lanai-ing Around
- Hello Hawaii Ya?
- This Color’s Making Waves
- Lost My Bikini in Molokini
- Pineapples Have Peelings Too!
OPI Hawaii Collection Pictures
Let’s take a peek into the box, shall we?
This is the front of the promotional card that was included inside the box. I love this image because it’s vibrant and sultry while still being tasteful. And there’s just enough punctuation of colour to make this image pop!
But now back to the nail polishes!
Here’s a better look! Say hello to the OPI Hawaii family!
The back of the promotional card shows the images of each colour, the names, and the descriptions.
Now for the photos I snapped of the bottles. As you can see, the Hawaii Collection by OPI is a party of fun colours!
OPI Hawaii Collection Swatches
Natural Light Photo
OPI Hawaii Collection Press Release
Aloha from OPI!
OPI Launches Hawaii Collection Featuring Twelve
New Nail Lacquer Shades for Spring/Summer 2015
Hawaii Collection by OPI brings the fresh, bright colors of its namesake islands to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2015. This new collection features a palette ranging from muted tones of mint, peach, pink and nude to bolder hues of coral, green, purple and gold to deep tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue.
“After the long months of winter, women are eager to embrace color – from soft pastels to bold accents to gleaming metallics,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “Caught in a perpetual state of spring, the Hawaiian islands were the ideal inspiration for this year’s seasonal collection. OPI looked toward the surf, sand and sunsets found at Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, as well as the islands’ lush greenery, tropical flowers, and colourful fish, to create 12 fresh new nail shades.
“Printed, flowing fabrics dominated spring runways, with patterns and graphics in both bold and muted hues. Warm, ethereal neutrals in shades of rose, peach and mint added a soft, feminine note,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “That’s Hula-rious!, a pastel mint green from the Hawaii Collection, was seen at Charlotte Ronson’s Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week show; this shade was used to create a cutout half moon manicure that complemented the designer’s youthful presentation.”
Hawaii Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:
This pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!
Click here to see my OPI That’s Hula-rious! Swatches & Review!
My Gecko Does Tricks
Being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents.
Click here to see my OPI My Gecko Does Tricks Swatches & Review!
Do You Take Lei Away?
On second thought, I can’t wait – I need this creamy nude now!
Click here to see my OPI Do You Take Lei Away? Swatches & Review!
Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Get it straight – this fruity orange crème is fabulous!
Click here to see my OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked? Swatches & Review!
Go with the Lava Flow
You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.
Click here to see my OPI Go with the Lava Flow Swatches & Review!
Aloha from OPI
Let’s give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral!
Click here to see my OPI Aloha from OPI Swatches & Review!
Suzi Shops & Island Hops
A light and happy pink that’s the perfect traveling companion.
Click here to see my OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops Swatches & Review!
Just Lanai-ing Around
This dark, creamy mauve says “hang loose!” in style.
Click here to see my OPI Just Lanai-ing Around Swatches & Review!
Hello Hawaii Ya?
In this gorgeous, dusky purple, I’m doing just fine.
Click here to see my OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? Swatches & Review!
This Color’s Making Waves
This shimmery, lagoon blue has got heads turning.
Click here to see my OPI This Color’s Making Waves!
Lost My Bikini in Molokini
With this reef-inspired purple, what’s one bikini more or less?
Click here to see my OPI Lost My Bikini in Molokini Swatches & Review!
Pineapples Have Peelings Too!
The heart of the matter lies in this gold shimmer with colourful sparkle.
Click here to see my OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! Swatches & Review!
Beginning February 2015, eight of the new Hawaii Collection shades will be added to The OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington® paint in over 3,200 Ace Hardware stores across the United States. The following Hawaii nail lacquer hues will be formulated as paint colors exclusively in Clark+Kensington, the premium line of paint+primer in one, available at The Paint Studio® at Ace: That’s Hula-rious!, Do You Take Lei Away?, Is Mai Tai Crooked?, Aloha from OPI, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Just Lanai-ing Around, Hello Hawaii Ya?, and Lost My Bikini in Molokini. For additional retailer information or to locate your neighbourhood Ace Hardware, please visit www.clarkandkensington.com.
Hawaii nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Hawaii Collection by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 4, 2015. Nail lacquers will retail for $11.50 CAN each at Professional Salons and spas across Canada. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 – $38 for a manicure and $35 – $45 for a pedicure.
OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, mass outlet or other unauthorized source. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan!
Hey, did you read that press release thoroughly? Isn’t it cool how they’re coming out with paint colours for 8 of the OPI Hawaii shades? So if there’s a shade you dig, you can make your living-room walls match! 😉
Which are your top 3 picks from this collection? Are there any specific colours that you’d like me to review in-depth first? Have you ever been to or lived in Hawaii?
Edit: Click here to see my detailed OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch recap post with tons of photos of the exclusive event, the restaurant, the food, the setup, and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (the Co-Founder, Executive VP, Artistic Director, and Brand Ambassador of OPI)!