Jul 27, 2014

OPI Nordic collection Fall 2014 Swatches & review (Part II)


Hello my dears! I'm finally bringing you the Second part of the Nordic Collection by OPI swatches! It hasn't been easy because last weekend was totally rotten weather wise, so I had to manage to take the pictures with little natural light, but I got few pictures with colour accuracy and I want to share them with you! Ready?


The second part of the collection is the most interesting colour wise because the shades are rather "unexpected" for Fall, but I guess those represent better the variety of colours of the Northern countries of Europe.

First colour of the second part is My Dogsled is a hybrid, let's forget the stupid name and focus on the gorgeous colour!! OPI describes it as creamy sea green, is not turquoise, as is not blue enough in my opinion, and it is definitely not teal or mint. I don't have a dupe for it, the closest I got was Dior 402 from Birds of Paradise collection, but they're still not dupes. The OPI is a tad more blue.



Suzi has a Swede tooth is lovely candy pink creme nail polish, so yummy, almost a one coater, creamy and opaque. I'm sure I could get away with one coat next time. This time I applied two buttery coats and just look how glossy it is! Very shade similar to Zoya Rooney but the OPI formula is superior in terms of ease of application.



Do you have this color in Stock-holm? Is my favourite shade, so pretty and unphotographable!! This is a crelly blue violet nail polish. It is very similar to China glaze Creative Fantasy, but that one has a semi matte finish. My pictures show this OPI way too blue, it is more violet in real life, to get the idea look at my pics of Creative fantasy. I do not know why my camera refused to capture the shade this time!



Thanks Glogg is Friday is a sultry wine shade, with slight shimmer and metallic finish. I love how these shades can instantly make my hand look more elegant!



Viking in a Vinter Vonderland, is a blackend purple that still looks purple under every lighting. I love it, is actually the deepest purple in my collection. It has a crelly consistance, not quite like a jelly, nor like a creme nail polish, just in between! Which gives it that gorgeous glossiness that I love.Very similar to OPI Vant to bite my neck? but darker.


Skating on thin Ice-land is a gorgeous deep violet plum, or is it a plummy cherry shade? Who cares? it is gorgeous!


The formulas of the polishes in this second half  are outstanding. No complaints what so ever. The two creme shades apply like a dream, the crellies are simply fantastic and the shimmery one is flawless without signs of brushtrokes. They all dry decently fast, and are glossy even without topcoat.
All my swatches show two coats over a base coat and without top coat.  I have included one picture in the shade and one under direct outdoor daylight for each colour, even if the sun was playing hide and seek.
In this second part I can't pick favourites, I love them all! haha, I know that is not very helpfull, but seriously, I like the combination of classic with unusual shades for winter, the glossiness and variations while keeping a "low profile" without crazy shimmer and glitter everywhere. I think is a very chic collection. What do you think?  Which colour is more appealing to you?  Don't be shy and leave me a comment!
Love,
Nati

36 comments

  1. My favourites are Do you have this color in Stock-holm? and Viking in a Vinter Vonderland, but yes, I would like to have all of them :-)

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    1. I can't choose I love every colour of the second half :)

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  2. Wow, these are all stunning! And with no topcoat, so glossy on their own? Gorgeous.

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    1. I know they are so glossy on their own!

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  3. Hi Natalia,
    Are these released there yet? I like the green one and Dogslet one lol, green one looks rather unique. I ordered these from US (over eBay) at the moment. I would like the pink one too but might be too dupable for me. I love your swatches and your nails! :-**

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    1. Hi Sara, thank you! I do not know for the rest of the world but in Switzerland they'll release on August 13th. I suppose In the US they are already available but I can't be sure.
      The pink one is gorgeous, but you surely have a dupe already.

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  4. My Dogsled is a hybrid es precioso *-*

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  5. Per essere una collezione invernale ci sono dei colori davvero molto allegri! Il mio preferito è Do you have this color in Stock-holm?, se poi IRL è ancora più viola... Tanto meglio! :)

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    1. Già, anch'io penso che sia un po inusuale per l'autunno! non saprei scegliere solo uno :P

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  6. Los tres últimos me encnatan

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    1. Sí los morados son preciosos :)

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  7. Hey Natalia, Hope you are doing well. I was really sad to hear about your broken foot - I hope you are managing well. I honestly can not decide which of these I like more, each one I saw I began to love! If you would like to do a manicure swap you can email me at ithfifi@ithinitybeauty.com - I think it would be fun to try some of your amazing manicures! <3 xx

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    1. Hi Ithi! So glad you like the collection! I'd love to swap manicures with you, it wuold be very difficult to choose only one of your designs! <3 xx

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  8. I love most of these - great swatches!

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    1. Thank you Maria, I'm glad you like it :)

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  9. These ones look really pretty, my favourite is Thanks Glogg Is Friday :-)

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    1. Hi Ananka, I'm still in the summer mood for colours, but I'm sure that wine shade will be among my faves this Fall¨!

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  10. Hey Natalia! Such pretty shades and this time I really can't pick one as my favourite.

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  11. I really like the green. I have decided to give the entire collection a miss because I was a bit disappointed in the colour choice for the Nordic countries. We are not all brown up here ;)

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    1. Oh, that is too bad :( I think is a really nice collection, I'm sorry to hear you are disappointed

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  12. My dear Nati, I habe no words for what happened to you over the last gouple of weeks. Glad to read though that your boy is better - I hope you are not suffering too much pain anymore either! A gorgeous collection and I see that there are plenty of Nati shades as well as that more recent of yours over blues ;-)!!! Beautiful swatches and excellent review - as always - bisous ma biche xxx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I'm doing better already, although I still have two and a half months to go with plaster cast *sigh*. You're right this collection is very "Nati" like haha. bisous ma belle xxx

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  13. i'm drooling over dogsled

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  14. Ohhh *______*
    Adoro MDAH, DYHTCISH e VIAVV, sono davvero bellissimi :D

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    1. Sono contenta che ti piacciano :)

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  15. wow I can't believe fall collections are starting to come out already! time really flies!

    I'm liking this half of the collection a lot!!! I love wearing brighter polishes all year round... I don't really like wearing neutral colors so this is a welcome change from the normal autumn color palette. My favorite is Do you have this color in Stock-holm? followed by My Dogsled is a Hybrid although I feel like that one isn't as unique and I already have tons of mint polishes in my stash hehe

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    1. I'm glad you like it :)
      btw My dogsled is a Hybrid is not exactly a mint color, though I know in the picture it might look minty, it is not, it is much more blue irl.

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  16. gorgeous, gorgeous swatches and colors!

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    1. Thank you Gosia, I'm glad you like it!

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  17. Do you have this color in Stock-holm? è il classico colore che mi resta attaccato alle mani e finisce in borsa senza che io nemmeno me ne accorga. Ne ho un trilione nei cassetti e, nonostante questo, continuo ad aggiungerne. E lo vedrei molto bene assieme a My Dogsled is a hybrid!

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    1. Haha, mi fai ridere! così "ti rimangono attaccati"? Mi sembra una bella combinazione, io lo verrei perfetto assieme al pink.

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