OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015




I know it has taken me forever to post swatches of the OPI Venice Collection, but it’s better late than never, right? I won’t bore you with all my personal drama today just so we can focus on the actual pretty polish. Let me tell you that I ended up getting this collection pretty late so that affected my swatching time frame as well. Besides that, I’ve also been struggling with just blogging in general so that contributed to the late review too. I’m just a mess lately. I’m sure that you have seen 5 bajillion swatches of this collection so let’s make it 5 bajillion plus one. First of all I would like to mention that when I first started seeing reviews of this collection, I thought that I would be bored out of my mind with the colors, but I still wanted every single one because I love Venice. Venice is such a magical place–like a city stuck in another era. The first time I went there, it was Spring of 2000. I was studying in Paris and I took off for 2 weeks because I wanted to go to Rome for Easter and it was during the 2000 Jubilee. Rome was kind of a nightmare during that time, but I did get to finally see the Sistine Chapel which was huge for me. Anyway, while I was in Venice, I pretty much fell in love with the city. I enjoyed my time there even though I was traveling alone; I always managed to meet interesting people during my travels and Venice was no exception. I think that my love for Venice was the main reason why I wanted to love every single shade in this collection. Would I still love them if they weren’t Venice themed? Now that’s a question for which you will get an answer down below. Let me show you my swatches first.

1516OPI Gelato On My Mind

1314OPI Purple Palazzo Pants

910OPI A Great Opera-tunity

78OPI Tiramisu for Two

34OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI

12OPI Be There In A Prosecco

2930OPI It’s A Piazza Cake

2526OPI Amore at Grand Central 

1920OPI O Suzi Mio

2324OPI My Gondola Or Yours?

2728OPI Gimme A Lido Kiss

2122OPI St. Mark’s the Spot

1718OPI Venice the Party?

1112OPI Worth A Pretty Penne

56OPI Baroque…But Still Shopping

I don’t know about you, but I do not get “Fall” when I see this collection. I don’t get “Winter” either. What’s up with these shades, eh? Putting that aside, I do love all of the Venice references in the names, and I’m hoping that in the future we will have a Florence collection since 1) That is my favorite city in Italy 2) Dante 3) Uffizi Gallery 4)Birthplace of the Renaissance. I guess I could go on forever, but for now I am happy to have a Venice Collection. As far as the polishes are concerned, the cremes are the stuff that dreams are made of. They are delicious. They are heavenly. If you like creme finish polishes, you will not be disappointed. The only polish I will steer you away from is OPI Baroque…But Still Shopping because it’s a monstrosity in the vein of Pineapples Have Peelings Too–enough said. I am also happy that there are 10 reds in this collection because I really have had enough reds from OPI…and no silver chrome in this collection either which is refreshing. Overall, this collection is beautiful. Even if the colors don’t exactly seem to fit with a Fall/Winter theme and seem more Spring appropriate, that does not detract from the quality and the inspiration.  On another note, I feel like I am starting to like my new lighting set up. I feel like the colors are more accurate than with my previous set up which is always a good thing. What do you think of this collection? I think a lot of people felt underwhelmed, but I can assure you that the quality of these is superb and you will probably be surprised by how much you may end up liking some of these.  If you have already picked up some of these, let me know what you think. Do you have any favorites that you will be picking up? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will catch up with you soon.

9 thoughts on “OPI Venice Collection Fall 2015

  1. I had to buy Baroque because it is so freaking ugly. I see it as the base for a ugly Christmas sweater theme with green reindeer and brown snowflakes stamped on top.

    Seriously, OPI, does anyone really need facsimile puke on their nails?

    (I did buy it, no joke.)

  2. The first six non-wintery ones look gorgeous on your skin tone. These are the best swatches I’ve seen of this collection (glad you got chance to post them) x

  3. Some pretty shades but no real knockouts for me. Beautiful swatches as always. I love your blog and appreciate all of your posts no matter how much time between them. Post whenever you feel like it ?

    1. Thank you so much, Jill. It means a lot to me. Sometimes I feel like people who have been long time readers might just stop coming by since I’m not as active as I used to be. I need a blog-aissance or something. Yes, I just made that word up. 🙂

  4. The color accuracy is the first thing i noticed. Something like the one called great operatunity would usually look different in your pics but now it is purrrfect! Good job on the swatches! I was actuaaly really really waiting for your swatches for these for so long, checking out your page almost every day for opi stuff. I only rely on two blogs before choosing my polishes. It is yours and imabeautygeek. She gets her hands on opi collections ridicilously early, i am always jealous. Im also sad to hear about your struggle with blogging since i know how that feels-being a mess until one day i got rid of facebook and othed similar stuff and i finally started living my life the fullest. Now o choose what i want to see and who i want to contact. Started excersising, taking care of myself like i used to. I live in Europe and i love your blog. I also love how u tell us about personal stuff i feel like i know you lol 🙂 Take care! 🙂

    1. You just totally made my day. 🙂 It might sound silly, but after reading your comment I was reminded of why I keep blogging even when I go through periods where I just slow down and kinda want to stop. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me such an awesome comment.

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