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OPI Color Paints
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OPI Color Paints Swatch & Review

OPI Color Paints

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I posted a bottle shot of the OPI Color Paints (ugh it kills me to drop the U out) and I was really excited about these. Color Paints is a set of 8 jelly colours with a silver ‘canvas’ base. If I’m honest, I’ve not been excited about non-vintage polish of late. There have been some nice polishes, but nothing that has made me feel genuinely keen to pull out the nail art supplies and have a play. I’m so glad that this collection met my expectations; they’re incredibly fun to use and I’ve still got things in my head that I want to try that I didn’t get time to do for this post. So, on to the swatches…

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OPI Infinite Shine
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OPI Infinite Shine Swatch & Review

OPI Infinite Shine

Since trying the Barry M Sunset polishes I’ve been keen to try something with the same aim from another brand. OPI’s Infinite Shine uses a 3 step system for a high-shine creme finish that lasts for up to 10 days (apparently). Like the Barry M’s it can be removed with normal remover, and provides high-shine long wear colour, but the difference is that OPI uses a specific primer base coat whereas Barry M make no mention of a base coat. You all know my feelings about applying colour straight to the nail – don’t do it! So I’m pleased to be trying one that includes both the top and base coat.

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Posted in: Gel Effect / Grey / Neutral / O.P.I.
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OPI Nordic Collection 'Do You Have This Color in Stockholm?' and 'Valking in a Vinter Vonderland' nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Creams / Grown-up polish / O.P.I. / Purple
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Swatch & Review OPI Nordic ‘Do You Have This Color In Stockholm’ and ‘Valking in a Vinter Vonderland’

OPI Nordic Collection 'Do You Have This Color in Stockholm?' and 'Valking in a Vinter Vonderland' nail polish on pollypolish.com

I love the inspiration behind OPI’s autumn collection. The Nordic polishes all look lovely, and while not necessarily super exciting, they are wonderfully reliable cremes in some rich tones that avoid the stereotypical (though much loved) autumn leaves inspired shades. Two of the purple based colours were my first picks when I saw the collection so I have them to show you today.

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Posted in: Creams / Grown-up polish / O.P.I. / Purple
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OPI Nordic Fall Collection: Suzi’s Inspiration Video

OPI Nordic collection nail polish on pollypolish.com

I’m sure by now you’re all aware of the OPI Nordic collection for fall/autumn, but I thought I’d share this video where Suzi explains the inspiration behind the collection, as well as her favourite colours.

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OPI Brazil 'Amazon, Amazoff' 'Next Stop...Bikini Zone' and 'OPI Scores a Goal' nail polish on pollypolish.com
Posted in: Grown-up polish / O.P.I. / Shimmer / Teal
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OPI Brazil ‘Amazon, Amazoff’, ‘Next Stop…Bikini Zone’ and ‘OPI Scores A Goal’

OPI Brazil 'Amazon, Amazoff' 'Next Stop...Bikini Zone' and 'OPI Scores a Goal' nail polish on pollypolish.com

It’s round two for me swatching these OPI Brazil polishes, the first time I just wasn’t happy with my pictures so I decided it was better to delay and re-do than post something I wasn’t happy with. Thing is, I’m not sure it was just my pictures…

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Posted in: Grown-up polish / O.P.I. / Shimmer / Teal
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Press release: OPI Coca-Cola Collection

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OPI Coca-Cola collection

OPI announces the launch of nine new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by some of the most recognized brands of The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola by OPI offers a range of colours and hues representing everything from classic red for Coca-Cola to metallic silver for Diet Coke, dark red and black for Coke Zero, black cherry for Cherry Coke, cream and warm pink for Vanilla Coke, shimmering citrus green for Sprite and glitter-packed orange and deep purple for Fanta Orange and Fanta Grape.

“I have always believed that wearing nail lacquer can change your look – and your outlook,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Both OPI and Coca-Cola truly deliver happiness in a bottle to consumers looking for an iconic product of the highest quality. The nine shades in this collection represent not only bestselling Coca-Cola Company products, but also the styles of the women who enjoy them – from classic and glamorous, to hip and trendy!”

“We are thrilled to partner with OPI – a brand that, like Coca-Cola, exudes optimism,” says Kate Dwyer, Group Director, Worldwide Licensing, the Coca-Cola Company. “It gives us another opportunity engage an important trendsetting audience and help further build favorability for our brands.”

Coca-Cola Red (inspired by Coca-Cola)
Classic red – always in style, always perfect.

You’re So Vain-illa (inspired by Vanilla Coke)
I bet you think this creamy nude is all about you.

Sorry I’m Fizzy Today (inspired by Vanilla Coke)
Do Not Disturb…I’m enjoying this creamy, smooth pink.


Get Cherried Away (inspired by Cherry Coke)
Seriously, this black cherry is over-the-top gorgeous!

Turn on the Haute Light (inspired by Diet Coke)
My initial impression? This shimmery silver is just “write!”

Today I Accomplished Zero (inspired by Coke Zero)
Dramatic black with effervescent red sparkle is a total must-do.


Green on the Runway (inspired by Sprite)
This uncut-lime green makes a real fashion statement.

A Grape Affair (inspired by Fanta Grape)
Make a big to-do in this deepest, darkest purple.

Orange You Stylish! (inspired by Fanta Orange)
Glitter to the max in this juicy orange explosion!

I’m really excited about these shades, particularly ‘Today I Accomplished Zero’ and ‘Green on the Runway’. Which ones are grabbing your attention?

Available July 2014

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Some of my favourite things: 2013 in review

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2013 in review

It’s been almost two years that I’ve been blogging about nail polish and 2013 has been quite a year for Polly Polish. Rather than do multiple posts about my favourite indie releases and then my favourite mainstreams I thought I’d do one post rounding up not only my favourite releases but my favourite polish moments of 2013.

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Posted in: Barry M / Deborah Lippmann / Different Dimension / Illamasqua / Indie Brands / Nails Inc / O.P.I. / piCture pOlish / Pretty Serious / Sally Hansen / Scotch Magic Tape / Some of my favourite things / Wingdust
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31DC2013 Delicate

31 Day Challenge 2013 Delicate - a sandwich and a gradient nail polish on pollypolish.com

31 Day Challenge 2013 Delicate – a sandwich and a gradient

First I must begin with an apology. I merely read the word ‘delicate’ and went gung-ho. I ignored the bit about a delicate pattern. As a general rule I do prefer dark, one coaters or brights but every now and then I get the urge to do something soft and ladylike.

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Posted in: 31DC2013 / Essie / Grown-up polish / O.P.I. / Sally Hansen / Weddings
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