Sunday, May 3, 2015

Swatch Sunday: OPI SoftShades Collection 2015

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Good morning, readers! I have swatches of the new OPI SoftShades Collection for you this morning. I am a huge fan of brights and have been loving all of the neon collections lately, so I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed trying these out. A palette cleanser, feminine and bridal? Whatever the reason, I really like them so let's take a look!

OPI Chiffon My Mind
Sheer white with shimmer.
I'm showing four thin coats below without top coat.
This was my favorite in the bottle but I wish it didn't take so many coats to get rid of the patchiness. The shimmer is gorgeous, though.

OPI Put it in Neutral
Pink toned beige.
I'm showing three coats  below without top coat.
I'm not sure that you could ever build this up to not show some VNL, but that's what I like about it. This is one of my favorites from the collection, it gave my bare nails a nice pink tone without taking away from the look of a natural nail. The pink works well with my skin tone.

OPI Act Your Beige!
Light Beige.
I'm showing three coats below without top coat.
This one was still a little streaky at 3 coats.

OPI Make Light of the Situation
Iridescent glitter topper.
I'm showing only one coat over Put it in Neutral with top coat below.
THIS! This is my favorite combination of the collection. I've already worn it as a pedicure as well. Sparkly but feminine and understated. You could even do some white french tips over Put it in Neutral and add Make Light of the Situation on top for a slightly bolder look. Super love.

OPI Petal Soft
Pink and white flecked with white daisy shaped glitter.
I'm showing one coat over Act Your Beige! with top coat.
The glitter spread easily. The daisies don't always come out on the brush, as you can see that only 2 of 4 nails got them on the first try. You can shake before application and have a better chance of a daisy. It needed 2 coats of top coat to seal in the large glitter pieces with my rounded nails.

OPI This Silver's Mine!
Pearlescent silver.
I'm showing three coats below without top coat.
There are definitely visible brushstrokes and it's my least favorite from the collection. To me, it's a miss and I always wonder why colors like this are released. 

So what do you think of the new OPI SoftShades Collection? Would you wear these neutral colors, or maybe layer the toppers over brights? There are also going to be kits and GelColor available, info on those below. Thanks so much for reading!

  • SoftShades GelColors ($14.95 salon): Get gel durability and opaque color with eight long-lasting pale shades. Available in the same in-demand SoftShade lacquer colors Chiffon My MindPetal SoftPut it in NeutralAct Your Beige!This Silver’s Mine!, and Make Light of the SituationI Couldn’t Bare Less! and Love is in the Bare.

    • WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, Salons and select professional salons

      • SoftShades Mini 4-Pack ($13.95 retail, $7.50 salon): This essential, limited edition kit offers mini-sized nail lacquers in four sheer romantic hues. Includes shades: Act Your Beige!, Put it in Neutral, This Silver’s Mine!, and Make Light of the Situation
      WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA,, Macy’s, and select professional salons

      • The Look of Crystal Kit ($24.95 retail, $12.50 salon): OPI is putting glittering nail art at your fingertips with crystals from Swarovski. With real Swarovski crystalsnail glue, and a trio of luxe shades you’ll be able to create shimmering graphic looks. Included shades: Chiffon My Mind, Black Onyx, and This Silver’s Mine! *Also available in matching gel colors. 
      WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, and select professional salons

      • The Nude Pink & White Kit ($16.95 retail, $9.00 salon): With two full-sized, limited-edition matte shades, this kit offers the ultimate in understated color. Included shades: I Couldn’t Bare Less! and Love is in the Bare. *Also available in matching gel colors. 
      WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, and select professional salons

      As the number one salon brand worldwide, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formulas, fashionable colors, and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI Nail Lacquer is available in more than 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items including OPI GelColor, which is available in more than 150 shades that match the iconic OPI colors that are known and loved, nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics. OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, or mass outlet, or other unauthorized source. To learn more about OPI 

      *The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.

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      1. I love these soft shades, so pretty!

      2. All of these are gorgeous, even the silver, because it would probably work in a marble or with a glitter or shimmer topcoat to hide the brush strokes. Thanks for sharing. It's given me some great ideas, if I can manage to get hold of some of these colours in the future.