Saturday, July 9, 2011

OPI swatch spam!

Good afternoon! I'm still totally screwed up from vacation - I keep sleeping past noon! It's really unlike me.
So even though I said "good afternoon" it feels like "good morning" for me... Haha!

During my last swatch-a-thon, I swatched almost all of the remainder of my OPI polishes, and I'm going to show you all but 4 of them today.

Let's start with my favorite OPI creme.

OPI - Dim Sum Plum. This is from the Hong Kong collection. 2 coats of awesome pink! It's unlike any other pink in my collection, it is deeper and richer, but still bright and fun!

OPI - Jade Is The New Black. Also from the Hong Kong collection, also a favorite of mine, also 2 coats, also a unique color in my collection. Love it!

OPI - Sti Teal We Drop. From the Swiss collection. 2 coats. Not very teal as the name suggests - more of a navy. Very pretty color! For some reason this is one of my go-to colors when I have short nails. I think it looks awesome on shorties!

OPI - You Don't Know Jacques! One of the best OPI names I think! Also one of their most popular colors. This is one of those things I bought because I felt my collection needed a shade like this. Since buying this I ended up with a bunch of similar ones and I really don't need them all, because this is not something I would wear often. (Actually, I don't think I've worn it yet.)
It is quite flattering and very work/interview appropriate, but right now I don't need that sort of color! I believe this is 3 coats.
Thankfully, I did get this on sale! I got this, and the next polish I'll show you, with a cosmetic bag, for $15! Good deal.

OPI - OPI Ink. Most people don't realize that this is actually called "OPI Ink." and not just Ink! I'm pretty sure it's a play on "inc" which is short for incorporated. OPI Inc. OPI Ink. Get it?
OPI classifies it as blue but I think it is more of a purple, however my first photo does not show that.
Very deep very shimmery purple/blue.
I wanted this color because I had heard it was a dupe for OPI - Nevermore - I received a mini bottle of Nevermore for Christmas and hated that I only had 3.5mL of it!

See? Dupes! Nevermore came out for Halloween last year. Three coats of each:

This shows the purple better. Can you see a difference? I honestly can't remember which is which.

That photo shows the sort of duo-chrome effect they have going on.
Gorgeous color but I don't really wear such dark colors anymore!

OPI - Conquistadorable Color. This is one of those I-bought-this-color-just-for-the-name polishes. The name is just too cute. I have a thing for Spanish even though I can't speak more than a few choice sentences. (And I can count to 100!)
I don't like red but I think this is a pretty flattering shade of red. A bit more orange-toned than others I have but still red. One coat!

There you have it! Almost all of my OPI's!
Interested in seeing my other ones? Here are the rest of them:
Absolutely Alice
Black Shatter
Bring On The Bling
DS Coronation
DS Original
Do You Think I'm Tex-y?
Glow Up Already
Mad as a Hatter
Mermaid's Tears
No Spain No Gain
Planks a Lot (mini)
Show It and Glow It
Silver Shatter
Simmer and Shimmer
Skull and Glossbones (mini)
Sparrow Me The Drama (mini)
Stranger Tides (mini)
Teenage Dream
What's With The Cattitude?
Yoga-ta Get This Blue

I have yet to show you DS Extravagance, and I got DS Signature in the mail from Tara yesterday!

Holoooooo. Excuse the crappy iPhone photo.
(Spot the cat! My mom likes tissue boxes with cats on them...)

Oh, and I forgot to do a proper swatch of Last Friday night and I recently got Turquoise Shatter.
So look out for my remaining OPI's soon!


  1. Great post :) I really wanted last year's Halloween set until I heard it was all dupes. I hate when companies do that. Grr.

  2. Sti Teal We Drop and Jade Is The New Black are my favorites! :)

  3. Love the look of Jade is the new black.
    I have had OPI Ink in my stash for a while now and have never paid it much attention for some reason. I think I know what my next mani is going to be. :)

  4. Omg I just made a HUGE order on beautyjoint, including the entire Milani 3D set + Gems, Gold and Silver, all because of YOUR swatches! Hahah. Poor wallet... And to answer your question: I haven't tried Kiss Goodbye and Midnight Seduction yet, but they look pretty dense when I look at the amount of polish on the brush. However the formula looks extremely thick! Yikes. Whoa, I just road a bookchapter haha

  5. D'OH! I obviously meant 'WROTE' instead of 'road', I'm tired okay?! Lol

  6. I love OPI so much! Jade Is The New Black is one of my fav's!!!

  7. *gasp* you have Mad as a Hatter! And You Don't Know Jacques! My dad's name is Jacques. I really want that polish just for the name.
    <3 I love Ski Teal We Drop and I think I really want Jade is the New Black.

  8. Oh my Jade is the new black. I so want it haha.
    They are just a lil expensiveeey :(


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