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OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection

OPI Soft Shades 2015As much as I love neutrals for lips and eyes, I actually tend to stick to bright shades for my nails. However, there are some situations (and some people!) that the OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection* would be perfect for, including all those upcoming weddings. The collection includes 6 different romantic polishes, and there are even two glitter toppers. I have swatches of all of them to share.

OPI Act Your Beige! OPI Act Your Beige! 2OPI Act Your Beige! is a soft sheer beige, and although I went with 3 coats to help disguise the rough shape my nails are in, I actually think it looks nicest with just one. As I built it up it tended to get a bit uneven.

OPI Chiffon My Mind OPI Chiffon My Mind 2OPI Chiffon My Mind is a shimmery white with a blue/purple lean to it, which really reminds me of snow in person, though the effect is difficult to capture. It is still a bit sheer with 3 coats, but I think it would make a fantastic pedicure shade because it’s white with something extra special to it.

OPI Make Light of the Situation OPI Make Light of the Situation 2I applied one coat of OPI Make Light of the Situation on top of Chiffon My Mind. If the first polish is snow, this one is definitely snowflakes, and it is a stunning iridescent glitter. It gives great coverage with one coat as a glitter topper, and I bet it would also be gorgeous (though less subtle!) on top of a dark shade–I’m thinking navy.

OPI Petal Soft OPI Petal Soft 2The other glitter in the OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection is OPI Petal Soft, which is pretty much spring in a nail polish. The polish contains a fun mix of white and pale pink glitter in a clear base, with the standout being the large white flowers. Although I am technically wearing one coat of this polish on top of Put It In Neutral, I definitely had to do some dabbing for the flowers, which also stick out a bit, making this a finicky polish to use.

OPI Put it in Neutral OPI Put it in Neutral 2If you’re looking for a pinky sheer nude instead of one that leans beige/peach like Act Your Beige!, there’s OPI Put it in Neutral. It is very sheer even with two coats, which is what I’m wearing, but I do think it gives my nails that healthy look without being streaky. I don’t generally reach for French manicure-esque shades, but if you do, this is a pretty option.

OPI This Silver's Mine! OPI This Silver's Mine! 2The final shade in the OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection is OPI This Silver’s Mine! which is a light frosty silver. I used two coats, but honestly it could have used three as it is still a bit sheer. More than that, the brush strokes are very obvious which is probably my biggest pet peeve in polishes, so I was disappointed.

1-OPI Soft Shades 2015 CollageIf you are looking for a subtle, neutral polish for Spring and Summer, the OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection is definitely work checking out. Even if you are more of a brights and glitter lover like me, OPI Make Light of the Situation is absolutely my favourite and worth checking out. Plus, there’s the OPI Brights with 9 shocking shades coming soon…

When it comes to polish, to go for the subtle or the shocking shades?

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