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We all know that nail polish shopping can be very overwhelming with new collections coming out every season. So when I have a chance to pick out some of my favorites from OPI’s F/W oldies but goodies list, I decided to share them with you. If you already have them in your collection, consider this a reminder to wear them! Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in all the new collection and forget what we already owned. Let’s dive in!
I’ll start with my favorite among this 6, “Chocolate Moose” from the Classics Collection. It’s described as a nude brown but I think you can call it a terracotta brown/orange creme. It can be a subtle day-to-day color, but on the same time not ordinary at all. It looks very flattering against yellow skintone. The opacity is incredible, almost a one coater. I did two coats for the pictures.Chocolate Moose｜US$13.99｜15ml
Icelanded a Bottle of OPI＊
Next up is “Icelanded a Bottle of OPI”, from the Iceland Collection. It’s a light beige creme with a dusty purple undertone. I feel like the official swatches look more purple than mine, but it does lean toward different colors under different light source. To me, it’s a work appropriate color perfect for every season. Opaque in two coats.Icelanded a Bottle of OPI｜US$13.99｜15ml
This one is not your typical fall color, but I included it anyway because it’s I think it is quite a unique one. It is a dusty pea green creme from the Hollywood Collection, giving out a retro vibe. I would say that it’s a color with great characteristic. Excellent opacity same as most of the OPI cremes, almost a one coater. I did two for the pictures.Rated Pea-G｜US$13.99｜15ml
Less is Norse＊
This one is the only cool tone shade I picked this time, although it is unintentional. “Less is Norse” is a grey-ish dark pigeon blue from the Iceland Collection. It’s such a calming color and it resembles the winter time in Taipei very much. As I was applying, the first coat seems a little sheer, but the second coat makes it perfectly opaque.Less is Norse｜US$12.99｜15ml
Linger Over Coffee
The next one is “Linger Over Coffee”, a dusty dry-rose-petal color that has a hint of brown in certain lighting. I couldn’t find which collection it was originally from, so I think it was just one of the classic Infinite Shine color. I bought this one myself a couple of years ago and still love and wear it every year during this time. It is also quite opaque on the first coat, pictured is 2 coats. You may find that there are significant brush strokes in the 3rd and the 4th pictures. Those are from the top coat I use, which obviously is not good. The color itself self-levels pretty well.Linger Over Coffee｜US$13.99｜15ml
Barefoot in Barcelona＊
The last one is one of my top three among the six, “Barefoot in Barcelona” warm-leaning pink, almost a little salmon-y. It’s very flattering on a warm skintone. Many will think that it looks similar to “Chocolate Moose” so I include a side-by-side comparison at the end. This one is opaque in 2 coats.Barefoot in Barcelona｜US$13.99｜15ml
I think this is my first time writing a blog about OPI’s Infinite Shine line. It’s definitely not the first time I’ve use them, but while I was swatching these shades, they once again reminded me of how good their formula is. These colors all self-levels really well with great consistency! No wonder OPI is one of the most well-known mainstream nail polish brand.
That’s it for the swatches this time! I do have some nail art ideas for these colors, and I will try to share them on my insta soon. You’re welcome to follow me there if you’re interested in nail arts. You can also subscribe to the blog for more swatches and reviews in the future. See you next time!
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OPI is a mainstream nail polish brand established in LA, USA. They are a leading nail brand in the world with multiple different product lines, including regular nail lacquer, long-lasting lacquer (Infinite Shine), plant-based lacquer (Nature Strong), gel nail polish, and dip powder (Powder Perfection).