Wednesday, 29 August 2012

I'm Back! With Some OPI Swatches

Hey everyone, so it's been just over a month since I last posted... Wow. Definitely didn't mean for it to be that long, things definitely haven't been going as planned. The reasons for my disappearance are long and boring (to anyone who isn't me, haha!) If you're curious, feel free to ask, otherwise, on with the polish!
So you may know that my No-Buy July was definitely not a success, and not something I will EVER do again. It was painful. It was torturous. It backfired terribly and I hauled like MAD in August. And the next few posts will bear witness to that! My stash of OPI multiplied like crrrraazy because I found this awesome lot sale on kijiji (Canadian Craiglist) of like, 15 polishes for $50. Mad As a Hatter was in there so I definitely had to get it! Then a week or two later, OPI was on sale at Beyond the Rack and I had a credit so I picked up maybe 7 more. Yuuuup, I have a problem. Most of the colours you've more than likely seen before, but I had never worn them so I felt the need to swatch. Bear with me ;)

Side note- I wasn't sure if it was "bear" or "bare" with me, a quick Google search informed me that if I used "Bare" with me, I'd be inviting you to undress.... SO yeah. Bear it is! Pictures after the jump!

All swatches are in sun and no base or top coat unless noted.

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot! This is a nice pink. But then I love pink, so I would say that. It's bright and blue-based and combined with the slightly squishy finish, it makes me think of candy. 3 coats and still a tiny touch of VNL.

Need Sunglasses? This one was difficult. It has a much more jelly finish. This is 4 coats and you can still see a touch of VNL. This sucker has Seche Vite topcoat because it did NOT want to dry. I will touch on this again in the future. Colour wise, it kinda grew on me. At first I wasn't sure what to make of it and felt like I had French's smeared on my fingertips or something, but I wore it for a two days and ended up enjoying it.

Parlez-Vous OPI? This polish is a bit old, from the France collection for fall 2008. It's a pale lavender creme with grey tones that make it look dusty. I love pastels like.... well I love them a lot, ok? So these dusty versions are a way I can rock my pastels through the whole year! I'm a fan. 3 thinner coats.

Ya'll Come Back Ya Hear? This is one of the sorbets (OPI's fancy way of saying jelly) polishes from the Texas collection. These sorbets are very popular because they're versatile and jellies are awesome. Fact! YCBYH is a juicy, squishy looking true orange. I can't think how else to describe this colour because it's just so ORANGE to me, that's the only word that springs to mind. And it makes me think of candy too, but that's probably because I'm hungry haha! 3 coats and still a touch of VNL. It's shinier than the picture shows but I smeared cuticle balm on the polish by mistake because I'm smart like that.

So that's all I have for now. Parlez-vous is kind of the odd lady out here (polishes are clearly female) because the rest of these have a different finish and a more summery tone, but that's okay right? Right!

Do you have any of these colours? And fellow bloggers, if you could tell me how to be less fail at making my pictures the same size, I would super appreciate it! I mean really, just look at them. Siiiiiiiiiigh... still learning! ;)


  1. Great swatches! I am dying to get my hands on Parlez-Vous OPI...looks gorg on you!

    1. Thanks Shelby! Is Parlez-vous OPI htf? That was one of the ones I got in the kijiji sale, the lady sold me some awesome polishes!

  2. Parlez-Vous OPI? looks great on you! It doesnt work so well with m skin tone but it's such a pretty polish!

    1. Thank you! I'm definitely going to be wearing it a lot this fall!