OPI Retro Summer Collection

September 5, 2016

Today I have OPI’s latest Australian release, getting us all pumped for warmer weather and clear days, this is the Retro Summer Collection. This is a six piece Limited Edition set, that was released earlier in the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has now made it down under to us.Β 

OPI Retro Summer What's The Double Scoop?

OPI Retro Summer
What’s The Double Scoop?

What’s The Double Scoop is a traditional pastel pink shade, very nice on it’s own or as the base for something extra. It was smooth to apply, a little streaky though needing three coats for a finish I was happy with.

OPI Retro Summer Towel Me About It

OPI Retro Summer
Towel Me About It

Towel Me About It is a pastel yellow reminding me of a young chicks fluff. So cute. I knew this one would need some extra care, and it was three coats for opacity for me being a bit streaky at first. The end result is worth it though as it’s a really lovely shade.

OPI Retro Summer SPF XXX

OPI Retro Summer

SPF XXX is a bright coral that leans more towards orange in reality. It’s a fair bit brighter than my photos. My camera did not want to deal with it at all. But it certainly has that traditional Summer brightness that makes this shade a winner in the collection. This one was just two coats for my swatches.

OPI Retro Summer Sailing And Nailing

OPI Retro Summer
Sailing And Nailing

Sailing And Nailing is a fresh Summery blue and was the surprise of the bunch formula-wise for me. I only needed two coats for my swatches which I was super chuffed about as I thought I would need more.

OPI Retro Summer I'm Getting A Tan-gerine

OPI Retro Summer
I’m Getting A Tan-gerine

I’m Getting A Tan-gerine is an orange shade with a touch of pastel making it not so ‘in your face’. This one was a bit streaky on application but turned out well with three coats.

OPI Retro Summer Flip Flops & Crop Tops

OPI Retro Summer
Flip Flops & Crop Tops

Lastly, we have Flip Flops & Crop Tops which is a brighter pink and just perfect for pedicures! I have been wearing it on my tootsies since I got it and I’m feeling ready for BBQ’s and lazing in the sunshine! My swatches are two coats and topcoat.

What do you think of this collection? I am really loving these colours for Summer as I am feeling a bit over neons right now, and am more pleased with fresh, classy and bright pastel cremes. For me, I cannot get enough cremes these days for regular wear for myself. These are also really versatile and make great combo’s together for some nail art. I was surprised to not see a violet in there somewhere, but the colour selection is pretty nice.

The Retro Summer Collection is available now from MYER, David Jones Stores and select salons Australia-wide.

Tell me what shades you’re feeling for Summer?

Chris xx

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  • Rosalia Pano

    Hi chris! I like this collection but we did not get it in MΓ©xico πŸ™
    do you have the Venize Autum Collection for last year? ’cause I was thinking that “sailing and nailing” looks a lot alike as Gelato on my Mind.. and since I was not able to get the GOMM I’m thinking on trying to get this S&N what do you think?
    by the way.. beautiful swatches!
    have a beautiful week πŸ™‚

  • Harper

    Love this collection…beautiful swatches!

  • Could your collage get any cuter?? I actually liked this collection more than I thought I would, color wise. The formulas weren’t so great for me though.

  • I’m moving down under! I can’t deal with winter yet, I feel like summer hasn’t even started (it barely has, the weather has been awful here). I seriously love every single shade in this collection and would gladly wear them all. Beautiful swatches as always!

  • I love your swatches they are just perfect. I love the foliage in the backdrop πŸ™‚

  • These are all lovely! I’m impressed that the blue only needed two coats…I want it now!