Monday, August 4, 2014

OPI 2014 Fall/Winter Nordic Collection - Swatches/Review/Nail Art


I can't believe that I am already doing a review for a fall/winter collection! This Summer is going too fast.  Before I know it I will be back to work...going back is always the hardest after having so much time off!  But you don't want to hear about that, you want to see the collection!

2014 Fall/Winter Nordic Collection
Inspired by the great northern lights in Finland, deep blue fjords in Norway, and colorful houses in Copenhagen, Nordic Collection by OPI brings the diverse colors of its namesake region to nails and toes for fall/winter 2014. This new collection of 12 lacquers features a palette ranging from spicy browns in shades of bronze, cinnamon and caramel to rich purples in wine, black cherry and blue-violet hues, with accents of creamy coral, pink and sea green.
“When creating colors for a new seasonal collection, I always draw inspiration from the food, music, art, landscape and street style of a particular destination,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP.  “While conceptualizing the shades of the Nordic Collection, I ate cinnamon buns and drank glogg, snapped photographs of brightly painted houses, and gazed in wonder at the region’s topography – from the northern lights and midnight sun to lava flats and deep fjords. All of these diverse elements came together to inspire an equally varied array of colors that capture the aesthetic of the Nordic region. 
“Contrasts were also seen on fall runways, where sheer fabrics were paired with fleece and woolen plaids were embellished with colorful beadwork and intricate lace,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “Nordic Collection by OPI complements the oxblood, coral and earthy tones seen this season and offers a variety of hues. With so many color choices, the Nordic Collection makes it easy to experiment with new nail looks and cultivate personal style. I believe strongly in experimenting with beauty and fashion until finding a unique look. We are sure of only one taste – our own.” 
Nordic Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:
Going My Way or Norway?
No two ways about it… this caramel is delicious!

Ice-Bergers & Fries
“Wood” you like a chocolate shake with that?

OPI with a Nice Finn-ish
This light, mellowed bronze completes me. The end.

My Voice is a Little Norse
This prismatic super-shimmer is worth shouting about.

Can’t aFjörd Not To
Whatever it takes, get your hands on this extravagantly creamy coral!

How Great is Your Dane?
Pass up this cinnamon coffee? You’re barking up the wrong tree!

My Dogsled is a Hybrid
Enliven your environment by wearing this creamy sea green.

Suzi Has a Swede Tooth
That’s why I always have this strawberry candy pink on hand!

Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm?
Stock up! This icy blue-violet is in hot demand!

Thank Glogg It’s Friday!
The start of the weekend is nothing to “wine” about!

Viking in a Vinter Vonderland
You can conquer anything in this powerful, deep purple.

Skating on Thin Ice-Land
Watch out! This black cherry is dangerously close to gorgeous!

Here are the shades!

The Breakdown!
(Two coats applied with each lacquer)

My Dogsled is a Hybrid
This is a fantastic creamy, dusty green.  Reminiscent of a fun summer green, this shade will keep your nails bright and fresh during the cold fall/winter days!

Can't Afjord Not To
A super creamy and bright coral.  Another fabulous bright color to keep your nails popping during the cold winter months!

Suzi Has A Swede Tooth
A dark, sweet pink.  It fits in perfectly with the brights in this collection.  Photo is a tad washed out, darker in person.

Thank Glogg Its Friday!
Beautiful red with shots of pinkish-purple shimmer.  You really need to see this shade is person! A gorgeous wine lacquer!

Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?
A brilliant indigo!  One of the most difficult shades to capture!  I know it looks blue but it really isn't! This is the perfect indigo with just the right mixture of purple and blue!

Skating on This Ice-Land
The perfect purple!  This shade blends wonderfully with the brights in this collection.  I did find the lacquer to be a tad thin.  I did have some bald spots.

Viking in a Vinter Vonderland
A dark and vampy purple. This shade is exactly what you need for any fall/winter manicure.  I did have some bald spots with this one also, so make sure you allow some dry time between each coat, or add a third.

Going My Way of Norway?
A beautiful light tan.  If you are looking for something light for fall this is the polish for you!

Ice-Bergers & Fries
A milk chocolate brown that will make you want to like your fingers! A fabulous neutral!

How Great is Your Dane?
This dark brown is gorgeous!  Add this to the other browns and you have a perfect fall manicure!

OPI With a Nice Finn-Ish
This gold shimmer is stunning!  Amazing coverage, just watch the brushstrokes.

My Voice is a Little Norse
Oh my goodness!  I thought this was just another glitter and I couldn't be more wrong!  Completely breathtaking and a must have!  The photos don't come close to capturing the gorgeous holo in the glitter.  Simply amazing!


I layered My Voice is a Little Norse over the vampy Viking in a Vinter Vonderland.  The combination reminds me of snow falling on a dark winter night.

Lastly, my nail art!  I used this fantastic collection to create some fun and easy nail art.  All designs you can try at home!
I used different sized dotting tools to create this bright and fun dotticure.



For this brush stroke design I used a large square nail art brush, a short brush and a stripping brush.  I love the sideways gradient effect and the gold lines!



Lastly, and the one I am dying over, a purple gradient.  I know it is hard to see the indigo in this gradient, best in the outdoor shot, but this manicure is stunning in person!  The purples blended so well together and that shimmer stripe in the middle is amazing.  I used the make-up sponge technique to create the gradient.



The shades in this collection are gorgeous! I was a tad disappointed that some of the lacquers a thinner than I would like, but overall the collection is amazing.  There are a lot of core lacquers in this collection that every woman needs!  

Nordic Collection nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Nordic Collection by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning August 6, 2014. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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6 comments:

  1. I just did a similar nail art look in my post for today. How funny! Yours is way better though.

    I really need this collection. Well, maybe not the browns. Those purple and blues are calling to me.

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  2. Great swatches of this collection! I just love the nail art you created with the colors too.

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  3. Looove the nail art you did! The dotticure is perfection. I didn't think I was a fan of the browns until I saw your brush stroke mani! So pretty :)

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  4. That gradient is NEAT! I really love the dots though...I drooling over those! Awesome job!

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  5. Oooh! Gorgeous! Love these colors! And the nail art you've done is fabulous! Great job!

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