OPI Hawaii Collection + Giveaway!

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I don’t think I have ever had so many questions about when I would have swatches of a collection up before this one, so I am glad to finally have this review up. I got the collection a little late so that’s why I ended up swatching it and posting it later than I would have wanted to. I’m sure that you’ve already seen a million and a half swatches of these so mine won’t be a revelation, but I’m glad to bring them to you nonetheless. Coming off of last year’s HOT HOT HOT Brazil Collection, this year OPI is taking us to a tropical paradise. Yep, I am imagining drinking my mai tai by the beach and relaxing under the sun. Wouldn’t it be nice if that could have been my true Hawaii experience? Instead I got drunk at a luau and took a bumpy day-long tour of Oahu while thoroughly hung over the next day. I also could have done without a ginormous wave sneaking up on me on Sunset Beach and drenching me while on said tour. Ahhh…it was still a nice trip though. So anyway, before I tell you about other silly things that happened on my trip, let me show you my swatches of the OPI Hawaii Collection.

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya 1OPI Hello Hawaii Ya 2OPI Hello Hawaii Ya?

OPI Lost My Bikini In Molokini 1OPI Lost My Bikini In Molokini 2OPI Lost My Bikini In Molokini

OPI Just Lanai-ing Around 1OPI Just Lanai-ing Around 2OPI Just Lanai-ing Around

OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops 1OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops 2OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops

OPI That’s Hula-rious 1OPI That’s Hula-rious 2OPI That’s Hula-rious

OPI Do You Take Lei Away 1OPI Do You Take Lei Away 2OPI Do You Take Lei Away?

OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked 1OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked 2OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?

OPI Aloha From OPI 1OPI Aloha From OPI 2OPI Aloha From OPI

OPI Go With The Lava Flow 1OPI Go With The Lava Flow 2OPI Go With The Lava Flow

OPI This Color’s Making Waves 1OPI This Color’s Making Waves 2OPI This Color’s Making Waves

OPI My Gecko Does Tricks 1OPI My Gecko Does Tricks 2OPI My Gecko Does Tricks

OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! 1OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! 2OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too!

I have to be honest in that when I first saw the press release for this collection, I wasn’t that excited about it. I was hoping for super bright and saturated colors–like almost neons in brightness–and these colors are more muted. After actually swatching the colors, I am definitely changing my tune. You know how I feel about creme polishes so I was super glad to see a nice selection of cremes here as well as some pretty shimmers. I really did not have any problems with the formula which I’m getting used to–we are talking about OPI, you know! I think that the red headed stepchild of this collection is going to be Pineapples Have Peelings Too! Where do I start with this one? I feel like it could have been an awesome yellow crelly polish but that ugly yellow frosty base is just…ick.

Anyway, now I have the part you’re waiting for: Giveaway time! One lucky reader will be winning the entire OPI Hawaii Collection (12 full size bottles) courtesy of OPI. This giveaway is open internationally, but please don’t enter if you’re from a country that has strict restrictions on shipping.

 

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So what do you think about this collection? Is it your cup of tea or have you passed on a lot of these? Personally I am a huge fan of the cremes/shimmers but would pass on Pineapples Have Peelings Too! and maybe on My Gecko Does Tricks. Good luck if you decide to enter the giveaway and thanks for stopping by today!

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237 thoughts on “OPI Hawaii Collection + Giveaway!

  1. my ideal vacation spot would be greece! I’m going with my family this summer and couldn’t be more excited. Would love for a brand to come out with a Greece inspired collection!

  2. I’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii 🙂 Maybe someday, it’s quit far from The Netherlands haha. But closer to home: London is só awesome. I really like city trips.

    Love this collection, Pineapple puke is awful tho.. My favorite is This color is making waves and the beautiful mintgreen.

  3. maybe in another time of my life i could chose a spot where I would like to go on vacation… (omg this sounds so sad), but right now, the ideal place would be pretty much my bed… lol i’m too tired.

  4. This collection is amazing… all my favourite colours! Thank you for the chance!
    Anyway, my ideal vacation now is Polinesia (or maybe Hawaii!): sun, sea, rest and cocktails on the beach!

  5. OMG I so want this! I just saw a presentation of this on qvc. I love going on cruises,anywhere I don’t mind where but I would love to go to Canada.

  6. I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I’m hoping to get there one day.
    At the moment, my fave is Vegas. It is Disney for grown ups!

  7. My number one vacation spot is anywhere with warm weather, a sandy beach, and frost drinks, and a spa. I loved Sandals! Wow was it thee best vacation I have ever been on, in the outer lying Islands..Hawaii!!!!

  8. My ideal Vacation spot would be somewhere that isn’t kid friendly (lol, I don’t do kids), hot but not too hot & someplace that isn’t too touristy…

  9. I’d love to visit many places in Europe, but one place that comes to mind is Scotland! Looks very mystic and beautiful!

  10. I got my hopes up and my fingers crossed when I first saw this collection. It did not disappoint me at all. I had stopped in at Sally’s to get a new top coat and noticed they had finally displayed the collection. The new OPI labels threw me off a bit though. Now I can’t wait till my Ace gets the new OPI paint colors in.

  11. I wanted to visit Hawaii when I was younger, but nowadays the plane trip would be too much. We mostly do stay-cations and visit local places of interest (we are near Chicago) these days!

  12. My ideal vacation spot would have to be Hawaii. Maui to be exact. I went there on my honeymoon 30 years ago, and I’d LOVE to go back! I’m not sure I’d be able to handle the LONG plane ride again…maybe if someone drugged me, AND WOKE ME WHEN WE GOT THERE!…LOL!

  13. My ideal vacation spot is actually Hawaii! I wanted to go there for my honeymoon last year but it was too expensive 🙁 Hopefully sometime soon, perhaps for a special anniversary!

  14. Any all-inclusive resort with a good beach for snorkeling! The Turks and Caicos and Cuba have been favorites so far! 🙂

  15. Oh I definitely should have picked up Hello Hawaii Ya? SO gorgeous. My ideal vacation spot would be .. the Maldives. I’ve had a couple friends go there and it looks soo gorgeous!

  16. My ideal vacation spot would probably be Bali, I have a friend who went there and it looks like paradise to me! This collection looks gorgeous by the way, well except “Pinapples have peelings too!” haha but I gotta say tho that I love that name 🙂

  17. I was going to grab some of those, but the dollar is so expensive comparing with my country´s Money, that it will have to wait.

    I Always wanted to go to Scottland… * sights*

  18. I’ve always wanted to go to:
    Egypt and India. Since I was a wee wee tiny tot 😀 lol!

    Regarding the collection: I feel the frosts weren’t necessary and they’re kind of forgettable next to those gorgeous cremes!

  19. I’d love to vacation in warm sunny Hawaii where I could have fantastic fruit, see gorgeous flowers of all colours, and dive with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks! I’d have to be there at least three weeks, because any shorter just isn’t worthwhile with the length of the flights! Was the thought inspired by the collection? No.

    But my second choice for now could be Galapagos?

  20. My ideal vacation spot is Hawaii, of course! It brings back many fond memories of spending time there with my parents, my sister, my husband, and most recently my own children. Can’t wait to go back!

  21. I was unimpressed with the press release as well, but I actually like a majority of the colors. My ideal vacation spot would be China.

  22. My ideal vaca is somewhere with good savory food! Right now I’m in the mood for seafood so Maine sounds good right about now.

  23. After all the snow and cold weather of this past winter, I would definitely love to go somewhere warm and sunny, like Hawaii!

  24. Love Greece,Bulgary and Turkey,visited all and my dream place is Maldive.Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

  25. Hello! My ideal vacation spot would be Southern Italy. It sounds so beautiful and tasty. I’m sorry about your bad Hawaiian experience. Sounds like something I would do. lol Thank-you for this awesome chance. 🙂

  26. I don’t have an ideal vacation spot, I guess, because I like to get new impressions. One on the most favorite ones is Canada.

  27. my ideal spot is at home, since i actually live in a holiday destination. i live on the beach, i even have the set of my favorite tv show (got) 30 minutes of walk from my home, people come from all arround here… so, basically, yes – my ideal spot is right here where i live 🙂

  28. I am in love with this collection! I have been loving O.P.I nail polish lately! But to answer the question, I would pick somewhere close enough to my home in California, but far enough away to get away from daily life. I’m in Northern California, so I’d probably go somewhere on the coast of Oregon!

  29. My ideal holiday spot? Because I’m from a tropical country so I tend to like place that have great kinda misty forest or somewhere that has low temperature but still get a good sunlight

  30. I’d love to go to Italy! I was there a few years ago and I fell in love with that country. I hope I can return there soon 😀

    1. My dream vacations spaces is to go to the hot springs in Japan, and shop in Tokyo and Seoul. I’d also loved to spend some time in Greece

  31. El Nido Palawan, I wanna explore its breathtaking beaches and viewing spots for the most amazing sunsets.

  32. I dream of going to Paris one day! I love everything about it & i can not wait to one day experiment it for myself 🙂 my older sister is going to Scotland the beginning of May & boy i am soo jealous 😉

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