OPI Hawaii Collection – swatches and review!

OPI Hawaii Collection swatches and review

I was so lucky that OPI Norway sent me six of the shades from their Hawaii Collection! I haven’t been able to afford the entire collection myself, and I haven’t been able to choose just a few, so OPI solved the problem for me ūüėČ

First off a disclaimer about my cuticles! They are horrible, I know, if you read my previous post you know I’ve been a busy bee, and my nails and cuticles have been suffering. I’ve sold my apartment and am now in the process of moving, so I’ve been cleaning a lot and carrying a lot of boxes and furniture. So my cuticles are dry, my nails are breaking and I don’t have time to give them any TLC! But I wanted to get these swatches up before we’re suddenly in autumn ūüėČ

I was going to do a video review as well, but like I said, I have like no time to do anything fun these days!

I got to choose the six shades myself, I chose the three shades I’ve been most curious about and three cr√©mes, because I can never get enough of pink, mint and nude cr√©mes! So let’s jump in and start with the three cr√©mes.

OPI - Suzi Shops & Island Hops - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI – Suzi Shops & Island Hops. 3 coats, no top coat.

OPI - Suzi Shops & Island Hops - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

Yes, you did read correctly, I needed three coats for full opacity! Which is not ok for me, especially when it’s an OPI polish, I don’t think I have any other OPI cr√©me polish that need three coats. It does dry quickly and very shiny, and the color is pretty. But I do have other light pink cr√©mes with better formula, so I will probably reach for those instead of this.

OPI - Suzi Shops & Island Hops - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI - That's Hula-rious - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI – That’s Hula-rious! 3 coats + top coat.

OPI - That's Hula-rious - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

Formula of this is the same as with Suzi Shops & Island Hops. You could get away with just two coats, if you apply a thicker second coat and are careful with application. It does dry quickly and shiny though, which sort of make up for the lack of opacity.

OPI - That's Hula-rious - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI - Do you Take Lei Away - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

Do You Take Lei Away. 2 coats + top coat.

OPI - Do you Take Lei Away - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

The formula of this was good. The first coat was slightly streaky, but it looked perfect with a second coat. I’m a sucker for a good nude nail polish, so this one will be used a lot!

OPI - Do you Take Lei Away - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

I have collected quite a few nude nail polishes, so I’m thinking of doing a comparison, let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in!

OPI - Just Lanai-ing Around - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI – Just Lanai-ing Around. 2 coats + top coat.

OPI - Just Lanai-ing Around - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

This polish could actually be a one coater! I am slightly OCD when it comes to always applying two coats though, so these swatches are two coats. It’s a gorgeous mauve colors with silver shimmer. The shimmer is not very visible on the nail though, but it does give it a little bit of depth. This is the shade I was most curious about, I thought it was going to be a favorite for sure! Turns out that it’s not actually. There’s nothing really wrong with it, but it doesn’t feel all that special either. Also, it doesn’t feel right for a summer collection. I think I am going to love it for fall, but this is not a summer shade to me.

OPI - Just Lanai-ing Around - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI - Go With The Lava Flow - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI – Go With The Lava Flow. 2 coats + top coat.

OPI - Go With The Lava Flow - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

Another possible one coater! I did not expect this to be so opaque, I don’t think I have any shimmery polish that’s opaque in just one coat, OPI you got it right for this one!

OPI - Go With The Lava Flow - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

This is a favorite of mine. This polish makes me feel things a nail polish should not! I’m not joking, when I first put this on all I could say was “yaaaassss!!!”. It’s so beautiful! It’s an orange-red shade packed with gold shimmer. It sparkles so beautifully in the sun and it’s so bright. This is a perfect summer shade!

OPI - Go With The Lava Flow - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI - This Color's Making Waves - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

OPI – This Color’s Making Waves. 2 coats + top coat.

OPI - This Color's Making Waves - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

This is my absolute favorite of them all! I was sure I had two other polishes in my collection that looked the same, but they don’t, and this one is the most beautiful of them as well. It’s a teal blue shimmer filled with copper shimmer and glitter particles. The first coat was thin, but two coats was perfect. It did look a bit “brush-strokey”, but it evened out when it dried. It did not dry glossy, but not matte either, sort of to a satin finish. I do prefer it with a shiny top coat.

OPI - This Color's Making Waves - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

I wore this as a full manicure for several days, and I could not stop staring at my nails! And that one day when the sun came out, holy crap it’s so sparkly and shiny, it almost blinded me!

OPI - This Color's Making Waves - Hawaii Collection swatches and review

So, to sum up, I would not bother buying¬†Suzi Shops & Island Hops¬†and¬†That’s Hula-rious!. The shades are not unique and the formula was not very good. If you’re looking for a good nude or have a nude obsession like me,¬†Do You Take Lei Away is a great nude nail polish!

Just Lanai-ing Around¬†is a very pretty color, but I can’t see myself wearing this during the summer, so I do find it odd that they included it in a summer collection.

If there are two shades you definitely should pick up, it’s¬†Go With The Lava Flow¬†and¬†This Color’s Making Waves!¬†I have been wearing them for the past two weeks, going from one to the other, I love them! The colors are amazing and the formula was great too.

For my Scandinavian readers, you can get this collection at blivakker.no!

**Products in this post were sent to me for my honest review, my opinions are my own and honest**



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