OPI Summer 2015 Brights Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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I have a few OPI collections to show you in the coming week!  Some have already released and some will be releasing within the coming months.  Tonight I will be showing you the OPI Brights Collection.

The OPI Brights Collection will be releasing this May and consists of 6 new OPI colors, plus 3 core essentials which were in the OPI Neons collection from last Summer (Life Gave Me Lemons, Hotter Than You Pink and Down To The Core-al)

Let’s take a look at the 6 vivid shades!

Can’t Hear Myself Pink

Can't Hear Myself Pink

Can’t Hear Myself Pink is a shimmering metallic pink.  This is a fairly sheer polish but did build up nicely in 3 coats.  Minor brush strokes are visible in application.

Can't Hear Myself Pink side

Can't Hear Myself Pink CU

Can't Hear Myself Pink macro

I Sea You Wear OPI

I Sea You Wear OPI

I Sea You Wear OPI is a shimmery, iridescent blue metallic.  In the bottle you can see a slight blue to pink shift in the shimmer, but unfortunately it didn’t translate to the nail for me at all.

 I Sea You Wear OPI is a fairly sheer shade as well but builds up easily .  I used 3 coats for these photos.

I Sea You Wear OPI side

I Sea You Wear OPI CU

I Sea You Wear OPI macro

The Berry Thought Of You

The Berry Thought Of You

The Berry Thought Of You is my favorite of the collection.  This is a bright, vivid medium berry creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

The Berry Thought Of You sode

The Berry Thought Of You CU

The Berry Thought Of You macro

I STOP For Red

I Stop For Red

I STOP For Red is the brightest creme in the collection.  This is an orange toned bright red creme.  Application was good, but I could still see VNL in 2 coats, so I used 3 coats for these photos.

I Stop For Red side

I Stop For Red CU

I Stop For Red macro

My Car Has Navy-gation

My Car Has Navygation

My Car Has Navy-gation is a dark, vibrant navy blue creme.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Overall this is a very nice color and application was pretty good but.. as some of you know certain blue pigments can smell different and this one polish had a slight skunky smell to me.  I’m not too sensitive to scents or polish smells, but when I started applying it I thought a skunk sprayed nearby and it was just starting to drift in through the open window.  I soon realized it was the polish.  So – slight warning there.

My Car Has Navygation side

My Car Has Navygation CU

My Car Has Navygation macro

On Pinks & Needles

On Pinks And Needles

On Pinks & Needles is a glitter top coat with various sizes of hot pink matte hex glitters.  I used 1 coat over My Car Has Navy-gation.

I wasn’t sure about this color combo at first, but once it was on I really liked it!

On Pinks And Needles side

On Pinks And Needles CU

On Pinks And Needles macro

And then I decided to add a matte top coat…

On Pinks And Needles matte

On Pinks And Needles macro matte


Overall this is a nice, vibrant collection.  The colors aren’t overly unique and I’m sure I have dupes of almost all of them in my collection.  Application wise, 3 of the 6 were on the sheerer side – but it is recommended to layer these shades over a white base to make the colors pop (I didn’t do a white base to show the colors on their own)

The Berry Thought Of You is definitely my favorite of the bunch.

Price: $9.50 Each

Where To Buy: ULTA, ULTA.com and select professional salons

Release Date: May of 2015

You will also be able to purchase most of these shades in a mini pack (includes Hotter Than You Pink, Down To The Core-al, Life Gave Me Lemons, Can’t Hear Myself Pink!, I Sea You Wear OPI and My Car Has Navy-gation) as well as a Trio Pack with Swarovski Crystals (polishes include Hotter Than You Pink, Samoan Sand and The Berry Thought Of You)

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

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Lou February 21, 2015 - 7:06 am

Loving that Navy shade, its gorgeous!

Painted Fingertips February 21, 2015 - 9:32 am

I like the uniqueness of the glitter! My faves are The Berry Thought of You and I Sea You Wear OPI :)

Shelby Lou Nails February 21, 2015 - 11:24 am

Not super-revolutionary but nice colors all the same! Lovely swatches :-)

Andrea February 21, 2015 - 12:21 pm

These are really pretty, but I feel like I have seen them all before. I love OPI, but I might pass on all of these just because I have them already.

Ameerah@ValiantlyVarnished February 21, 2015 - 2:21 pm

On Pinks and Needles reminds me of the Sephora Xplosives glitter toppers- so pretty!

Jennifer Channell Starnes February 21, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Beautiful collection!! The creams are so gorgeous!!

Jenny Gilmore February 22, 2015 - 11:12 am

I like On Pinks and Needles! I sort of wish that OPI would embrace the “bright” theme more, it seems like their bright collections are necessarily that bright a lot of the time. LOL!

Samantha (Southern Sparkle Nail Art) February 22, 2015 - 12:13 pm

I absolutely love the glitter!

Andi February 22, 2015 - 5:02 pm

I love Pinks and Needles- I can’t wait to add it to my collection of matte glitters. Thanks for sharing! Your swatches are beautiful!

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