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Friday, 5 May 2017

Swatches // OPI All Stars Mini Collection (PT 1)

OPI All Stars Mini Collection Swatches

Since all of my friends know about my blog and love for nail polish, it's not unusual for them to hand off polish-related gifts they've gotten that they aren't super keen on. Win for me!

One of the more recent things I was given was a mini pack from OPI called the All Stars Minis which is a pack of OPI's 10 best selling polishes in a LE mini collection. I shockingly only owned one of the 10 polishes so it was nice to be able to play around with some older (and new to me) OPI shades.

I've decided to split these swatches into two posts, but don't worry as the other 5 shades are already swatched and ready for posting. I'm planning to have them up early next week so make sure to check back! This half of the collection is the neutrals and pinks. Let's get into them!


OPI Tickle My France-y 

OPI Tickle My France-y from the 2008 La Collection de France

OPI Tickle My France-y from the 2008 La Collection de France

The first shade we're looking at is OPI Tickle My France-y which was originally from the 2008 La Collection de France and apparently has since become the second best-selling shade in OPI's closet. Who would have guessed! I can see why though, as this is the perfect neutral pink for any occasion. It took three coats to build up to full opacity and applied with no issues.

OPI Tickle My France-y from the 2008 La Collection de France



OPI Bubble Bath 

OPI Bubble Bath from the 2002 Soft Shades Sheer Romance Collection

OPI Bubble Bath from the 2002 Soft Shades Sheer Romance Collection

OPI Bubble Bath is a shade I hear a lot about but that I never got around to using myself. It's the perfect sheer beige (what you see is three coats, a bit streaky to apply) and I can see why so many people use it for French Manicures. :)

Originally Bubble Bath was released with OPI's 2002 Soft Shades Sheer Romance Collection, and now it's part of OPI's core Classic Collection. 

OPI Bubble Bath from the 2002 Soft Shades Sheer Romance Collection



OPI Alpine Snow 

OPI Alpine Snow from the 1989 Launch Collection

OPI Alpine Snow from the 1989 Launch Collection

Next up is the perfect basic white creme - OPI Alpine Snow. I know a lot of bloggers that use this shade as their go-to white or base polish, though my go-to is Sinful Colors Snow Me White. It applied really well with two coats for full opacity. If you want to pick it up for yourself it originally came out with OPI's 1989 Launch Collection but it's now readily available as part of OPI's core Classic Collection.

OPI Alpine Snow from the 1989 Launch Collection



OPI Princesses Rule! 

OPI Princesses Rule! from the 2007 Soft Shades Princess Charming Collection

OPI Princesses Rule! from the 2007 Soft Shades Princess Charming Collection

Next up is the shade that I'm the least in love with out of these five, and that's mainly because sheer bubblegum pink shimmer isn't really my thing. This is OPI Princesses Rule! and it's just as sugary sweet looking on the nails as you would expect from a name like that. It took three coats and still remained quite sheer, and you have to be careful with application or it can streak. This one was originally released in 2007 as part of the Soft Shades Princess Charming Collection.

OPI Princesses Rule! from the 2007 Soft Shades Princess Charming Collection

OPI Princesses Rule! from the 2007 Soft Shades Princess Charming Collection



OPI Strawberry Margarita

OPI Strawberry Margarita from the 2006 Mexico Collection

OPI Strawberry Margarita from the 2006 Mexico Collection

And the last one for today is my favourite from these five! This is OPI Strawberry Margarita and it's a bright coral-leaning pink creme polish. :) It's part of OPI's core Classic Collection shades though it originally came out with the 2006 Mexico Collection, and I had zero issues with application. It took two coats to build up to full opacity.

OPI Strawberry Margarita from the 2006 Mexico Collection



So that's the first five of the ten! Let me know what you think and which shades are your favourites. I think for me it would have to be Bubble Bath and Strawberry Margarita, though I'm sure I'll use up Alpine Snow too! Are any of these in rotation in your polish stash? :)

Thanks for visiting! xx


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5 comments:

  1. The colors look really nice so far.

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  2. These look like some true classics! And yes, Bubble Bath looks lovely on you :)

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  3. I love having friends that destash their stash to me. I don't own any of these but I don't buy as mani mainstream since I've fallen down the indie hole.

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  4. Ohh Bubble Bath looks really lovely!!

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