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.
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.
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!