16 September 2015

Swatch & Review: OPI Venice Collection (mini 4-pack)

OPI is one of my favourite nail brands, and I absolutely love the collections (and names) that get released every so often. They have just released the Venice collection, which comprises of 12 shades. All of which will be part of the permanent collection.

I was lucky enough to be sent the mini 4-pack, which comprises of the shades A Great Opera-tunity, Worth A Pretty Penne, Amore At The Grand Canal, and My Gondola Or Yours? I think mini packs are a fantastic way to trial shades to find the ones that you love. Also, I rarely finish a full-sized bottle of polish, so it just seems to make sense purchasing mini packs.

Onto the swatches (please excuse the cuticles and mess, I was trying to get these swatches done before the sun set)...

A Great Opera-tunity is described as a "melon" shade. I would describe it as a gorgeous a coraly pink shade. The swatch above is two coats over acrylics, and is desperately in need of a top coat. Come to think of it, all these swatches definitely need a top coat.

Worth A Pretty Penne is described as a "shimmery copper", which I agree with. It's rose-tinted coppery goodness is the reason why this is my favourite shade of the four! The swatch above is two coats over acrylics.

Amore At The Grand Canal is a "ravishing red". It's a classic blue/cool toned creme red that would be perfect for any season. Two coats were used in the swatch above. 

My Gondola Or Yours? is a "luscious black". I'm personally not a fan of black nails after growing out of it after high school. Two coats were required to obtain full opacity.

Overall, I was really impressed with the formula of these polishes. I only needed two coats for all four shades, and the drying time was pretty quick too. I didn't have any problems with streaking either. As mentioned (quite a number of times), top coat was definitely needed to obtain a smooth shiny manicure, at least it did for my 2 week old acrylic nails.

This mini 4-pack is a limited edition kit, retailing at $24.95 and should be available now from selected Myer, David Jones stores and selected salons nationally.

Will you be picking up anything from the OPI Venice collection?
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This product was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

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