Throwback Thursday: OPI Glacier bay blues

I forgot to post last week, but this week I’m back and today I’m showing you yet another black label OPI; ‘Glacier bay blues’ from the 2004 Canadian collection.

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img_7444Glacier bay blues – OPI Canadian collection (in sunlight)

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img_7445Glacier bay blues – OPI Canadian collection (in light box)

It’s so beautiful and I’m so happy that the sun was out when I took these photos, because it really lets you see the beauty of this polish. The photos I took in my light box doesn’t do the polish justice, so I was unsure if really I wanted to include them. But you can see the color shifts in the polish better in those pictures so I decided to keep them after all.
The polish is easy to apply and I ended up wearing three coats, though I could have gone with just two, but the last coat gave a little more depth to the polish.

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OPI Gargantuan green grape

Gargantuan green grape is a pretty special polish, because it is actually available in two different colors. There’s one green version and one blue version of this polish. That’s kind of crazy, right?

I got the green version first, and it is a pretty light green polish. And when I saw that there was a blue version of this polish too I started looking for it. I took some time to find though. One day last summer I went to Kicks (a beauty store in Sweden) and of course I went by the OPI shelf. I was not specifically looking for this polish, but since I had been wanting it for some time I got really excited when I saw a light blue polish, and this time I got lucky and found just this one! I haven’t seen it in any store since I found mine.

Let’s look at some swatches and compare the two versions of this polish. As you can see they are both called “Gargantuan green grape – NL B44”.

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img_7430OPI – Gargantuan green grape (green version)

This polish is quite sheer and a bit runny. I needed three coats to get full coverage. I’m not wearing any top coat in these pictures.

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img_7433OPI – Gargantuan green grape (blue version)

I have to say that formula vise these two polishes are pretty similar, as with the green version I needed three coats to get full coverage. No top coat in these pictures as well.

If I had to choose between the two colors I would pick the blue version of this polish. Just because light green polishes are much easier to find. I had to look really hard to find the blue one. And also because I think that we need more light blue/baby blue polishes! (Which we will get from OPI this spring, I’m so excited!)

Do you own this polish? If you do, which version of it do have?

 

Throwback Thursday: OPI Dress to empress

Here’s another black label polish from my collection. ‘Dress to empress’ is from the Japanese collection which was released in 2005. I got this polish earlier this week and wanted to wear it immediately and thought it would be perfect for throwback Thursday! It’s a beautiful coral red polish with micro glitter and I think this polish is perfect for spring. The polish is quite sheer, I’m wearing three coats in these pictures and I still have VNL (visible nail line). It’s actually more visible in person than in the pictures.



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Kiss me on my tulips

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to welcome it than with tulips and bright pink nails! Here I’m wearing ‘Kiss me on my tulips’ from the 2012 Holland collection, a gorgeous pink polish that gives me spring feeling!

 


One thing that bugs me is that the text on the bottle is smeared. I know that it doesn’t affect the polish but it affects the pictures with the bottle, it’s all I can see. So I hope you’ll overlook this. 

Is this beautiful polish a part of your collection?

What are your favorite polishes for spring? Please let me know in the comments!

Throwback Thursday: OPI Purple-opolis

This week I’m showing you a polish from the 2004 Greece isles collection called Purple-opolis. I’ve had this polish since sometime last spring, but the polish itself is much older than that. As you will see in the last picture this polish has a black label*. Which means it’s old and that it’s not 3-free, so it contains a lot a bad chemicals that are not allowed anymore. The polish smells a bit more when you open the bottle but the formula is really good, it’s super easy to apply! Even though this polish is “bad” it’s too pretty not to use! And I don’t think wearing a ‘black label’ polish once in a while will do that much damage.

Let’s take a look at this beauty!


 
 Purple-opolis – OPI Greek isles collection

*From 2015 all new OPI polishes has a black label. So when polish geeks refer to the black label OPI’s we are referring to the old black labels that were made until around 2006 (I think). In-between the years the label have been a dark green color.

OPI Soft Shades 2016: Pastels

This evening I stumbled upon this picture on Instagram and I got so excited! Pastels from OPI, so perfect for spring! After trying Depend’s Five shades of sorbet collection I just want to wear pastels on my nails all spring. So I’m really looking forward to these polishes!

 OPI Soft Shades collection (picture from Instagram)

It’s A Boy | This Cost Me A Mint | I Am What I Amethyst | One Chic Chick | Stop, I’m Blushing | It’s In The Cloud

The polishes I’m most looking forward to try is the baby blue, the pale yellow and the mint green. I have been looking for a perfect baby blue for such a long time and maybe this could be THE one. I have two blue polishes that are pretty good; Gelato on my mind and Gargantuan green grape (both in blue and green), and I would love to someday have What’s with the cattitude? but it’s so expensive. The pale yellow looks so pretty and I have no polish like this one in my collection, so I obviously need it!

From what I have found they should be available from April first, so in less than a month we’ll hopefully get to see more of them. I can’t wait to see if they dry matte or shiny and how many coats you’ll need with these. As soon as I get my hands on them I will show you more of this collection!


Update: Click here too see swatches!