O.P.I. GelColor Hawaii Collection Swatches
This was only my second time using OPI GelColor. I really like the feel of the bottles and the brushes, though I did find that most of the colors needed three coats for best coverage. I found all of the creams to apply a bit streaky even though I shook them with my Robart before applying. Since I don’t own any other OPI colors, I can’t provide color comparisons within the brand but I will let you know when a shade is similar to another that I’m aware of.
OPI Just Lanai-ing Around is a pink-leaning mauve with an extremely subtle shimmer. This polish had a fabulous formula and provided full coverage in just two coats. I would put this color in the Marsala category (the Pantone color of the year), and it’s very similar to Revel Passion. Coincidentally, I have this color on my toes too because I picked it out at the salon the last time I went for a pedi.
OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? is a medium-to-dark, grey-leaning purple cream. Both of the purples in this collection are pretty unique to my stash and I didn’t find any close comparisons.
OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a light-to-medium orange cream. Most of my orange shades are either coral or pink-leaning, but this is a pretty true orange shade. The closest shade that I have to it is LeChat Lollipop, which is just a hair darker than Mai Tai.
Aloha from OPI is a red-leaning coral cream. This is a gorgeous, bright color for summer! It’s very similar to Gelish Tiger Blossom and Progel Lifeguard on Duty.
OPI This Color’s Making Waves is a unique shimmery blue with tiny gold shimmer flecks. This color is a bit opalescent with a frosty finish and applies a little sheer, but builds up to opacity in three coats.
OPI Do You Take Lei Away? is a nude beige cream. These neutral shades seem to be popular this summer since the last three or four collections I’ve swatched have all included one. This is probably the palest shade of beige that I own. It’s very similar to ibd Dockside Diva, which is one of my favorite neutrals.
OPI Lost my Bikini in Molokini is a vibrant shade of purple that seems to lean slightly blue. I love the color, but wasn’t impressed with the formula.
OPI My Gecko Does Tricks is a frosty lime green. This one also applied a bit opalescent and built up to opacity with three coats. It’s a unique shade to my personal collection.
OPI Go With the Lava Flow is a unique coral-leaning red with a golden shimmer. This color had a nice formula and only needed two coats.
OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! is a frosty gold with multi-colored glitter mixed in. I find this to be a very odd combination and am not sure how it fits in with the rest of this collection… is it an April Fools joke? This is a total miss in my opinion, and I would never wear it. I’ve never said that about a polish before! I actually made myself keep this on for a whole day to see if it would grow on me, but I loathed it more the longer I wore it. LOL Am I crazy? Do you like it?
Can I just tell you all that I sometimes miss the days when I could get away with posting just one color at a time! LOL I’ve posted 21 swatch pics so far this week and it’s only Wednesday! ;)