Monday, 13 April 2015

OPI Hawaii - That's Hula-rious! Swatches and Review

Hawaii is home to hula dancing and hula skirts, fresh tropical fruits, dramatic lush green scenery, bright flowers, glorious sunsets, surfing and volcanoes. It is also the inspiration for OPI's latest nail polish collection, the OPI Hawaii Collection!

The OPI Hawaii Collection consists of 12 shades of nail polish ranging from gorgeous pastel shades of mint, peach, pink and nude, to bolder and brighter shades of coral, green, purple and yellow to deeper tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue.

Each shade has a cute Hawaiian associated name, such as "Lost My Bikini in Molokini", "Hello Hawaii Ya?" and "Go With The Lava Flow" that I just love! Yes, in addition to loving beauty products, I'm also a bit of a word nerd who loves word puns!


ImageCredit: OPI
I was very happy and grateful to receive a selection of three nail polishes from the OPI Hawaii Collection from Coty PR Australia including the bright coral shade "Aloha from OPI", the rockmelon/peach shade "Is Mai Tai Crooked?" (another shade name I totally love)  and the gorgeous pastel green minty shade "That's Hula-rious!".



My favourite is definitely "That's Hula-rious!". It's such a gorgeous pastel green minty shade I had to put it on immediately. It also perfectly matched my colourful and sparkley kaftan top that I was wearing to my nephew's birthday party that night! Double win!


I love the creamy formula of "That's Hula-rious!". It was completely opaque with the second coat. My nails in the following photos have two coats of "That's Hula-rious!" plus a base and top coat. 

The polish lasted well on my nails for 5 days with only two small chips appearing on the 6th day. I was really happy with this as I do use my hands a lot, typing at work and doing the housework and dishes (ewwww!) at home.

Being forever the bargain hunter, let me pass on the cheapest place I've found to buy the OPI Hawaii Collection nail polishes. It's at Ry Australia, click HERE to shop. 









What are your favourite shades of nail polish? 
Do you have a preference for pastels, nudes, brights or 
shimmery and sparkley nail polishes?

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Ingrid

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65 comments:

  1. I picked up "Is Mai Tai Crooked?" last weekend.. it is such a pretty colour in the bottle and even better on the nails! Would look great with a tan! Wearing it now, wishing away the rain in Vancouver!

    J
    lipglosslibrary.blogspot.ca

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    1. I hope the weather improves for you soon!

      "Is Mai Tai Crooked?" is the next colour I will be wearing on my nails!

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  2. I cannot say I use nail polish, I've been having my nails done for almost 14 years now and just cannot imagine not having them. I have bought many bottles of OPI for my daughters though, and really love most reds.

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  3. That's Hula-rious really pops on your fingers!

    When it comes to nail polish, I am quite partial to bright colours, especially blues & blue-greens (although I own several pinks too). I can't help but be drawn to aquatic colours! That said I wouldn't say I have a preference overall - I've got several shimmers & metallics, several pastels, a couple of glitters and 1 lonely nude in my collection (purely because nude shades + my fair skin = a tricky equation IMO).

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    1. Sounds like you have a preference for what I call mermaid shades!

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  4. I'm impressed you got it to last that long! I've had no luck with gel nail polishes. The whole nail flakes off usually on the day I apply it.

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    1. Oh no, that's no good! These OPI ones aren't gel, rather they're traditional creme nail polishes. With a top coat I find they last really well given that I use my hands so much!

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  5. Aw, I'm loving the look of this new range. I must keep an eye out for it. Lately, I've become a bit obsessed with nail polish and have pretty much every colour of the rainbow!

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    1. I sometimes think I have most colours but then every collection seems to surprise me and has some additional unique shades that I simply have to have!

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  6. I love this new range. My sister will too. She's obsessed with all things Hawaiian. Loving the pastel green too! My favourite colour.

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  7. Mmmmm I'm liking all three of your colours. I am a little partial to the bright corals. Love a durable polish, will have to give it a whirl.

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    1. These are definitely durable nail polishes!

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  8. Beautiful colours. I wish they had been fashionable when I was young.

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    1. I'm in my 40s and I love wearing these colours!

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  9. OPI nail polishes are the best!! Love your Hula-rious colour!

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  10. This is such a fun collection! I have 2 of the shades also. They are super nice! :)

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    1. They are fun colours aren't they! I'm now eyeing off the violet shade "Hello Hawaii Ya?" It would match so many items in my winter wardrobe!

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    2. Yes, that shade looks gorgous, I think I have an opi almost identical! The 2 I have are Suzi Shops & Island Hops & that same one you've shown. Love the baby pink, I've been wearing it to death! xx

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  11. How fun are these?? I love the summery colours! I like the mandarin looking colour although it's not probably something I would normally choose. I always love a good shade of sexy red :)

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    1. I agree, a sexy shade of red is always good!

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  12. LOVE OPI! Such divine colours and names. I have a whole collection and constantly build on it.

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    1. My collection of OPI Is always growing also!

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  13. I LOVE the names and colours of OPI. They are always on my wishlist at Christmas and birthday time!

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    1. OPIs do make great gifts! Last year I popped them inside Christmas Bon bons.

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  14. I cannot seem to have any manis other than french or pink nails. I've purchased a few reds and other colors here and there but I always end up using my pink polishes. I love "Just Lanai-ing Around"!

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    1. I agree! "Just Lanai-ing Around!" is a great colour and a great name!

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  15. The names are just the best. What a brilliant (but difficult!) job always coming up with new ones. I'm partial to a watermelon shade myself. Kind of a reddy pink. I had the perfect one on a pedi once but didn't take note of the name!

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    1. A watermelon shade sounds like it could have fitted into this Hawaiian collection very easily!

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  16. These are beautiful colours, and such great names! I don't usually wear polish on my fingernails, but always have red on my toes. The brighter the better :)

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    1. Polish always lasts so much longer on my toes!

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  17. I love that color! So perfect for Spring!

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  18. I love all the light bright shades around at the moment. That green is particularly spectacular x

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    1. It's always so hard to choose which shade to use next!

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  19. Looks so pretty. I have some of the shades in this collection that are just sitting around...now I am inspired to try them out! ;) xo

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    1. Glad to hear you've been inspired to try them out!

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  20. Ooh I love OPpolish names and often pick my shade purely by the cool name. Love this collection. They are spot on with the hues aren't they. So Hawaii! Xx

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    1. Hi Shannon, thanks for visiting my blog. I have been known to pick an OPI shade based on its name too!

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  21. Some lovely looking shades here - I will be keeping an eye out for them at my next salon visit!

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    1. There are so many beautiful OPI colours to choose from, especially at salons! It always takes me ages to choose!

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  22. I need to find more time to take care of my nails. I went for the shellac nails for six months and just found I needed a break because they were always breaking. Depending on the nail length I prefer nude or softer tones of nail polish.

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    1. Shellac is wonderful how long lasting it is, but it plays havoc with my nails afterwards! I'm now sticking with normal nail polishes again.

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  23. I love OPI, I also love the person who names them. I went for my all time favorite this week with the mani & pedi, it's called Cajun Shrimp.

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    1. I haven't seen OPI's Cajun Shrimp shade yet but I imagine it would be a beautiful orangey colour!

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  24. That's Hula-rious! was my first pick from this collection. Such a fun and bright shade - makes me wish Aussie summer wasn't over yet :)

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    1. I think I'm still clinging to summer with my makeup choices, although today's wet and cold weather is convincing me that I definitely now need to move on to autumn and winter choices!

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  25. Oh my goodness, LOVE! I am addicted to nail polish, I have over 50 bottles, and the OPI ones are my favourites! I am definitely going to have to check out these new ones as that green is to die for!

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    1. It's amazing how nail polishes have a tendency to multiple! OPI are my favourite also! They are such good quality!

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  26. I'm in the market to buy some new nail polishes and OPI is where I was headed! I'm a bit traditional in my colour preferences usually opting for a red and pink tones. Maybe I should be a tad more adventurous!!

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    1. OPI's newest collection, Softshades, actually features a whole range of pastel pinks.

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  27. Is Mai Tai Crooked is such a gorgeous shade :) Love it!

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  28. I'm loving pastels at the moment. These colours are gorgeous and the names are clever aren't they?

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. I love the pastel pink you reviewed in your latest blog post :)

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  29. Oh I LOVE OPI! I can't get enough so I was really excited to see your post. Heading to the shops tomorrow!!!!!

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  30. These look great, I have to keep my eye out for them. Great to know they last longer too, my fingernail polish doesn't usually last long at all.
    I like any nail polish, my toes are rarely without it. So do my girls, I have lost many of them to my five year old. I have to hide them.

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    1. My daughter and I share our nail polishes. I also share with my 4 year old niece who insists I colour her nails every time she visits!

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