Friday, October 24, 2014

OPI Swatch Spam! (5 polishes)

Hello my polish friends, welcome to Friday.  I hope this week went well for you.  Yesterday was my two week surgery follow-up.  It went well, I got all of my bandages removed.  Based on how bad my gallbladder was, the surgeon said he knew I was going to have a rough recovery...I didn't know that though.  I won't be going back to work Monday, I'll at least need another half a week to a week of recovery.  I kind of figured that though.  Anyways, back to the polish, let's get to the swatch spam!

OPI Italian Love Affair-

This polish is a recent TJMaxx find at one up in Chicago.  This polish originally comes from the Spring 2001 Italian Collection and I would consider it a cotton candy pink with a pearly quality to it.  I don't see this pearly quality very often but I liked it with the pink because it was fun and girly. 

The formula was surprisingly opaque and not at all sheer like I thought it was going to be.  Even though it was opaque, it was a little but streaky but if you're careful, you can get away with two coats.  Below is two coats with topcoat.

OPI Meet Me on the Star Ferry-

Another recent polish buy, I ordered this one from Ulta because the OPIs were buy two get one free (right now until the 25th).  I ended up picking up six polishes for myself and I was really happy with this one.  This polish comes from the Spring 2010 Hong Kong Collection which I am slowly trying to acquire because I have personally lived in Hong Kong!

This polish is very unique and very beautiful.  It's a shimmery warm mauvy purple that's also very metallic.  I didn't have any formula issues, it applied smooth and buttery.  Two coats with topcoat below.

OPI Berlin There Done That-

This one was also with that recent Ulta purchase during the OPI sale. This polish comes from the Fall 2012 Germany Collection and it's a medium taupe cream.  The formula on this one was great and I had no issues at all.  I used two coats with topcoat below.  

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark-

You guessed it, another Ulta polish.  I actually went this long without having this polish in my collection.  I actually think I have this as a mini, an unlabeled mini, that I've had for many years but I just couldn't be sure the color.  

Lincoln Park After Dark is originally from the Fall/Winter 2005 Chicago Collection but it is now part of the core collection.  It's a deep dark purple and it pretty much looks black in all lights.  It's deep and vampy and I'm in love with it.  It's got a great formula and it's perfect in two coats.  Two coats with topcoat below.

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous-

Last but not least is a monthly swap polish that I had yet to use.  This polish comes from the Fall 2010 Swiss Collection and is a dark smoky silver metallic foil.  This one does start out a little bit sheer so it does need three coats to be opaque.  I used three coats with topcoat below.

Do you have any of these shades in your collection?  What do you think of them?


  1. Lovely swatches! All of these colors are pretty and really nice for fall right now.

  2. I have all of these and I love them all!!!

  3. Italian Love Affair is a gorgeous shade of pink! I would totally wear it myself.

  4. Italian Love Affair is so pretty! Pinks are so common that it's not often one grabs my attention, but this one is stunning. I think it's the sweet color and the pearly sheen. I can't ever resist pearly sheens. :)

    ~ Yun