Tuesday, January 31, 2012

O.P.I Holland Collection- The Cremes

Good morning!

  Today I finally get to start showing you guys O.P.I's Holland inspired Spring Collection. I have to say that this year O.P.I really redeemed themselves. Last year I was really let down by the Texas collection. It just did not seem very coherent to me. This year they did Six beatiful shimmers that left me a little speechless and Six lovely cremes that could brighten anyone's day. I was really excited about this collection from the moment that I saw the very innacurate promo shots. 

  I've decided to split the collection into Two posts because I am running myself thin trying to keep up with my daily posting and working until very late in the day. Like I've been saying this week, I am still adjusting... So here is the creme portion of The Holland Collection.
 To see swatches just keep reading.

O.P.I Did you 'ear about Van Gogh
 Lovely "Safari Taupe" creme. This color has a great formula. This full coverage neutral does not have a thick or goopy formula. Seems like a lot of shades in this family have a rather thick formula but that is not the case with this wonderful shade. This color is so flattering and easy to wear. I'm really loving all these Greige tones for the Spring season. Two coats.

O.P.I Thanks a Windmillion!
 This muted Jade Green is just beautiful. I cannot get tired with the Greens in this Greyed out, Minty Green family. This color has a great, Two coat formula. Thanks a Windmillion! leans a little more Green than Zoya Bevin.

O.P.I Kiss me on my Tulips
One of the many beautiful Floral tones in this collection. This pretty Magenta Pink creme is to die for! It's bright, it's happy.. .It is Spring in a bottle. This color has an effortless formula and is fully opaque in Two coats.

O.P.I Red Lights Ahead... Where?
This shade is a bright Coral- Red. More Red than Coral and absolutely not for the shy of hands. This is not the best shade for my skin tone but I really like it for pedis. It is a great, bright Poppy shade. This comes off more Summery than Spring but I'll take a bright, obnoxious creme where I can get one. Two easy coats.

O.P.I Vampsterdam
Vampsterdam is a deep Plum with a slight Silvery frosty finish. I am not really feeling this shade much only because I will never like frosty shades. The deep Purple tone itself is stunning, though more Fall than Spring in my eyes. The formula on this one was a little sticky and draggy. It took Three coats and even then I still had some bald spots :(.

O.P.I A Roll in the Hague
This shade is a BRIGHT Orange creme. It refused to photograph properly. While this Orange tone leans just a tiny bit Red, it is not THIS red. It is closer to what it looks like in the bottle. The formula on this shade was a bit sticky and thick. This color is also a BITCH to clean up, so apply it VERY carefully and double up on the base coat.
So I pretty much LOVE the names in this entire collection. These names are so clever, cute and fitting... I wonder... Do they come up with the names first? Or the colors? Either ways they really did a great job naming these colors. I really love these tones. They are really bright and saturated which is always a good thing in my book. I really love the floral inspired tones and I predict they will be on my toes a lot this coming Spring Season. As for the more  neutral tones, they are really pretty and always a great staple to have but I'm not hopping on one leg over them. 

I'm loving Kiss me on my Tulips like... a whole lot! Which are you loving from this half?

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  1. The more swatches of this collection I see, the more I LOVE it! I can't wait to get them! I have to say I agree with you about Vampsterdam, I'm not a huge fan of frosty shades either. Thanks for your beautiful swatches. Can't wait to see your photos of the shimmers.

  2. Kiss me on my Tulips and Vampsterdam are my favorites! ♥

  3. Kiss me on my tulips and Vampsterdam are my faves!

  4. I really love "Did you 'ear about Van Gogh?" so pretty! I agree that 'Vampsterdam' seems a little out of place, but it interests me enough that I may give it a shot ;) Beautiful swatches!

  5. Ooooh I can't wait to get my hands on these! I LOVE them all!! xoxo

  6. I like Kiss Me On My Tulips. Cute pink! I like Vampsterdam, but I have that problem with the Zoya polish I just rec'd. Thick and clumpy with bald spots. Sounds perfect to use for stamping though. : )Thanks for the post!!

  7. Oh I can't wait for Did you ear about Van Gogh! How does Thanks a windmillion compare to Mermaid's tears?

  8. Ugh I have been checking every store to see if anyone might get them in early. Lol I'm obsessed with Did you 'Ear About Van Gogh and thanks a Windmillion. I actually like the Zoya Bevin better, but Zoya is so hard to find around me and I hate ordering from zoya.com because shipping is slow. :( Thanks for the swatches! and comparisons! This is making it much easier to weed out what I want! Haha

  9. I'm in love with so many of the shades in this collection! Can't wait for it to release. And thanks for the beautiful swatches as always!

  10. I think I need Did you 'ear about Van Gogh!!

  11. I like Did you 'ear about Van Gogh but that's it. I mean, the colors are nice and very beautiful but I'm not super blown away. Kiss me on my Tulips has a cute name, though.

    I feel Vampsterdamn should have been a bright shimmery purple, like Zoya Dannii. That would make more sense.

  12. Kiss Me On My Tulips is the one calling to me. Not really impressed with the others for the most part. We have seen these before I feel like. I would have liked to have seen a GREAT red that OPI can do - this is not one of them. I would like to have seen a less bright orange but know where they were coming from as the Holland shade is really bright - but did that mean they could not interpret it, soften it, glass fleck it? Windamillion is a total dupe for Zoya Bevin - you don't need both. Feeling I have something like or very similar to Van Gogh. At least it's warm and not chalky. Might be fun with some toppers and flakies on it. Absolutely HATE Vampsterdam. It looks like something from the 90's and does not fit at all into this collection. But sure OPI felt they have to give all the purple lovers something and face it, they have done all the purples over and again that would fit in with the hue level of the rest of the collection. It more belongs to the fall collections and again they could have spiced it up with a glass fleck added into it.

  13. Jade Green looks perfect! I love these swatches!

  14. Yup, I'll be buying every single one of these. How do you think Thanks a Windmillion compares to Mermaid's Tears?

  15. How does Thanks A Windmillion compare to Mermaid Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection?


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