I have the OPI Nice Stems Collection to show you guys!
I have seriously been calling/going to my supply store every day for the past month or more. Yesterday when I called they told me that the collection has been back ordered and they weren't sure when they were going to be getting it.
Frustrated, I decided to just give in and pay regular price for the collection at a salon. The first one I went to only had 3 of the 4 colours but they offered a professional discount so I actually only spent $1 more per polish than I would have at my professional supplier, and I was ok with that. Then I went to another location of that same salon and they had one last bottle of the shade the other location didn't have, so I snatched it up.
Keep reading for the swatches and review!
OPI Nice Stems Collection: Be A Dahlia Won't You?, Play the Peonies, Come to Poppy, I Lily Love You
Be A Dahlia Won't You (raspberry glass flecked with fuchsia microshimmer)
I love me a good glass flecked polish so this was a winner for me before I even tried it. The formula was very nice and although it starts out sheer, it covers in 3 easy coats.
Play the Peonies (light pearly pink-white with shimmer)
I thought this would be my least favourite shade of the collection but I actually do like it a lot - it's got a really nice delicate pearly finish that I wasn't expecting. Also, it's a good way to wear a white without being really stark and bland. The formula of this one was lovely and it was opaque in 2 coats.
Come to Poppy (bright pink-coral with shimmer)
This one has the same pearly finish that Play the Peonies has as well as the same good formula. This one was almost a one-coater but I did 2 in my swatches to make sure it was even.
I Lily Love You (multi-shaped iridescent flaky glitter pieces in a light pink jelly base)
I did swatch this one on its own for you (2 coats) but it's very sheer and is really meant to be used as a layering polish. It's really fun and looks really interesting over the other shades from this collection (I'll have a separate post showing I Lily Love You layered of the other 3 shades). The formula was a little thick, as is to be expected with these types of jelly-based glitters, but it wasn't difficult to work with.
Be A Dahlia Won't You?, Play the Peonies, Come to Poppy, I Lily Love You
Be A Dahlia Won't You?, Play the Peonies
Come to Poppy, I Lily Love You
I Lily Love You, Come to Poppy, Play the Peonies, Be A Dahlia Won't You?
I Lily Love You, Come to Poppy
Play the Peonies, Be A Dahlia Won't You?
Overall, even though pink is not my favourite polish shade, I really like this collection. I love 4 piece collections and I love when OPI adds a fun layering polish to them (think Femme de Cirque).
The formula was good for all of these with the exception of I Lily Love You which was a little thick but that's to be expected from that type of polish. Plus, since it's a layering polish, the thick formula shouldn't cause any troubles.
I'm thinking of possible dupes for the 3 colours from this collection already so expect to see comparisons/a final recommendations post for this collection in the near future.
What do you guys think? Did you pick up any of these colours? All of them?