Friday, June 1, 2012

1/2 of the OPI Holland Collection

Hey everyone! I'm gonna hit you with a few more swatch spam posts in the upcoming days because my swatch folder is just overflowing!

When the Holland Collection from OPI was first announced, I was so in love with all of the colors. But then when they came out, I decided I didn't really need any of them. So I didn't buy any!
...But then I found a bunch on sale for $2 and I ended up with six.
(A lot of you have been asking me where I find OPI on clearance for so cheap - they were at a local drugstore called Lawtons which I think is only in Atlantic Canada. It was only one location and I have no idea why they were so cheap. Some were old stock and some were new. They have the Hollands for full price again there now. So weird.)

I'm happy I picked these up, they are such pretty colors! Let's get to the swatches.

OPI - I Don't Give A Rotterdam!
Pretty shimmery blue, needs three coats for the best color payoff. I just love the large, almost-speckled shimmer of this type of polish.

OPI - I Have A Herring Problem
I've shown you this polish already in this manicure. Another shimmering blue but a slightly different shade than the previous one. If you look at the bottle shot at the beginning of the post you can see the difference in the colors better.
They are super similar so you don't really need both, unless you're a sucker for the shimmer like me! (And if they are $2 each you can totally justify it, too.)

OPI - Kiss Me On My Tulips
A nice, bright pink creme! Nice formula, 2 coats. Not an original color but pretty nonetheless.

OPI - Vampsterdam
Okay, I regret buying this one a little. It's much streakier than I anticipated and I just don't like it. 3 coats.

OPI - Pedal Faster Suzi!
Gorgeous shimmery pink! I adore this one. It covers nicely in just 2 coats, but you can also wear it at just one coat for a sheer shimmery look, which my mom loves!

OPI - Dutch Ya Just Love OPI?
Yes, yes I do. And I love purple. 2 coats of loveliness.
I had a request to compare this one with another polish I posted about recently:

OPI - Dutch Ya Just Love OPI / Sephora by OPI - Hell To The No
I couldn't get a great picture of the difference in these two on a wheel so I'm just gonna show you the bottles. The Sephora polish is a more vibrant purple and the shimmer is more golden compared to the bronze shimmer in Dutch Ya.
I prefer the Sephora but the OPI is nice too, of course.

What do you guys think of these colors? Did you pick up any of the Holland Collection?


  1. so nice, for 2 dollars is impossible not to buy them.... here costs 20 dollars ç___________ç

  2. what a great buy!! 2 dollars!! I wish I could have that bargain!!

  3. Such a great buy! All these are beautiful :D

  4. I love "Dutch Ya Just Love OPI"! I agree with you, I love my purples! :)

  5. Thats where I get my newer OPI's too! The great price is worth the little wait :)

  6. I recently reviewed vampsterdam and I loved the colour, but the brush strokes were a pain, grr! LOVE Kiss Me On My Tulips!

  7. dutch ya just love opi? is pretty close to zoya tru, too. i have tru, and skylar from the same collection, which is a ringer for opi i have a herring problem. absolutely LOVE i don't give a rotterdam! still going back and forth on whether or not to buy it... :)

  8. Oooooh the I Don't Give a Rotterdam is tres special. A unique colour. Thanks for sharing it!

    New stalker of your blog thanks to Amy from I'm Feeling Nail-venturous :)

  9. Oh snap, I'm so jealous! No way I'll find a deal like that here. And that "I Don't Give A Rotterdam" will be awesome to wear with jeans! ;)

  10. Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? looks great on you! It's a very 'you' color.

  11. GODDAMMIT I WANTED THIS COLLECTION SO BAD. $2 at Lawton's?! I hate you in the nicest way possible right now.

  12. I reeeeally need more purples! That one is beautiful. :D

  13. OMG I love Vampsterdam. I'll buy if you're selling!