OPI Nordic Collection for Fall 2014 Swatches and Review ~ Part One

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Hello gentle reader.

OPI has released the Nordic Collection for Fall, 2014 and, as usual, I couldn't resist. I originally only bought a handful of the polishes in this collection but I ended up caving and getting the rest. I am killing my wallet. Killing it!


The OPI Nordic Collection for Fall is twelve polishes, eleven cremes and one glitter. This collection is heavy on purple, tan/brown and has a few brights tossed into the mix. Honestly, I don't grok the thinking behind the compilation of the colours that went into this collection. While it isn't a bad collection, it doesn't feel well thought out or cohesive, to me. Nor does it feel particularly Fall or Scandinavian. The polishes are good, tho.

I have lots of pictures so I am breaking this up into a few posts because all of it in one would be too much. Too long. And I want you to feel entertained and enabled, not taken hostage.

So, let's get started, shall we?


Going My Way or Norway? A warm, creamy tan. The colour of a field of wheat, ripe for harvest. This is two coats, my ridges slapped it around. Otherwise, the formula is very good. This is not a usual "me" kind of shade... I just bought it to show it. I need to stop doing that.


How Great is Your Dane? I bought this murky, olive-grey creme because I liked the name but I really dig this colour! It is dark, sexy hawtness. This is two coats of easy, breezy, gorgeous to apply.


My Dogsled is a Hybrid is a slightly dusty jade green crelly. This doesn't feel all that Fall-ish to me, gentle reader. It's a beautiful colour and the formula is fantastic. This is three coats, I should have used a ridge filler... My ridges are large and in charge.


Thank Glogg it's Friday is a pretty standard berry crelly with a fuchsia shimmer. This is a shade done over and over all over. The formula is flawless and application is a dream. If you don't have a polish this colour and you are craving, this is the one to grab.


Can't Afjord Not To is a slightly darkened orange creme. Okay, this one can be Fall, Hallowe'en... I can see it. The formula is beautiful but I needed three coats, four on my ring and pinkie. If you have ridges, use a ridge filler, this polish doesn't handle them well.


Do You Have This Color in Stock-holm?  Blurple crelly. This polish is gorgeous and the formula is nearly flawless. This is three coats but it is so easy to apply, you don't even notice.

What do you think of this collection, so far? Have you picked up any of them? See any that you would like to grab? This collection is in wide release, now. You can find OPI at JC Penney salons, Ulta, various beauty supply stores and other retailers that carry OPI.

Please stay tuned for part two.
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35 comments

  1. I will probably pick up the Dogsled mint one.. I need to see some comparison swatches, though, because I think I have versions of most of these shades.

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  2. Gorgeous swatches of these so far! Can't wait to see the rest of them.

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  3. Beautiful swatches. I definitely need to see if my sally's has these... they are gorgeous.

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  4. How Great Is Your Dane is my #1 pick, kinda unique shade

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  5. I am re-falling in love with OPI lately. Their new polish shades are so beautiful. I need My Dogsled Is A Hybrid to wear with Rainbow Honey's Salacia. And I adore that mustard shade, wow

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  6. These colours are pretty and the formula is so good.

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  7. I like the polishes but the lineup doesn't make sense to me, for a collection.

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  8. You should be able to find them at Sally's. I forgot to put that in my post, didn't I? Duh!

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  9. Thank you so much. Keep your eyes peeled. :D

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  10. Dogsled is gorgeous. If you need comparisons and I have the polishes, sing out, I'll pop them out.

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  11. I like this collection. I haven´t picked up anything yet, but I might.

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  12. I like a couple of shades, they are definitely nice and bright :)

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  13. Love the dogsled one, the other are just meh to me.

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  14. I can never have too much fuchsia nail polish so that one is definitely my fave!

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  15. It has a gorgeous formula. I just have a pile of those colours. LOL

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  16. The dogsled one wold look faaaabulous on you. You should get it. :D

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  17. This collection is an eye catcher.

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  18. Can't Afjord Not To is such a pretty pumpkin orange!

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  19. It is really pretty. It is very Fall. :)

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  20. I love your swatches! This was an awesome collection from OPI!

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  21. My Dog Is A Hybrid is giving me heart palpitations. I love this green!

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  22. I loved this collection. They look fabulous on you!

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  23. I'm going to channel my 14-year-old for a second and say: "that blurple, though!" Do You Have This Color in Stock-holm is gorgeous and, for me, the standout of the collection!

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  24. Thank you so much. I fuss over my swatches so much! LOL It is a beautiful collection.

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