OPI Can’t Afjord Not To is from the Nordic Collection, which comes out on August 6th.
It’s actually part of a fall/winter collection, but I’m so happy to see that there’s a “seasonally inappropriate” shade in the mix.
That makes me really happy because, if you know me, you know that I don’t let the month dictate how much fun I can have with colour.
If I want to wear a bright shade in the dead of winter, I’ll do it. And if I choose to rock a vampy hue on a sweltering summer’s day, I’m as happy as a clam. (I’ve always wondered about that saying. How happy are clams really? We ought to ask them.) 😉
Back to the polish, Can’t Afjord Not To is very summery and happy-go-lucky to me. In short, I wanted it on my nails the minute I laid eyes on it!
Edit: Enter to win the entire OPI Nordic Collection & OPI Wipes in my worldwide giveaway to celebrate my 4-year blogiversary!
OPI Can’t Afjord Not To Pictures
OPI Can’t Afjord Not To Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Can’t Afjord Not To
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Creamy coral (Yes)
- Name: OPI Can’t Afjord Not To
- Collection: OPI Nordic Collection Fall/Winter 2014
- Press Release: Click here to see the official OPI Nordic Collection press release
- Giveaway: Click here to see the details on how you could win the entire OPI Nordic Collection & OPI Wipes in my worldwide giveaway to celebrate my 4-year blogiversary!
- Colours Available in the Collection: Going My Way or Norway?, Ice-Bergers & Fries, OPI with a Nice Finn-ish, My Voice is a Little Norse, Can’t aFjörd Not To, How Great is Your Dane?, My Dogsled is a Hybrid, Suzi Has a Swede Tooth, Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm?, Thank Glogg It’s Friday!, Viking in a Vinter Vonderland & Skating on Thin Ice-Land
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, NailPolishCanada & select beauty-supply stores, spas & salons (Available starting August 6, 2014.)
OPI Can’t Afjord Not To Review
Can’t Afjord Not To by OPI is a gorgeous orange that looks summery, but I’d wear it any time that I’d want a little mood booster. Orange is such a happy shade, and it never fails to disappoint me.
It’s bright, but it doesn’t tip-toe into neon territory, so those who aren’t into the crazy-bright shades will still be able to sport it confidently.
This has a creme finish, which really allows the colour to pop! I can see fellow nailphiles doing lots of fun nail art using this as the base.
Application & Formula
The formula was very creamy and easy to work with. I only need two coats to get full coverage, and I didn’t see any bald patches. Great formula!
Final Verdict: 8/10
Can’t Afjord Not To by OPI is one of those shades that I’ll certainly wear again when I want to lift my spirits. It’s such a happy colour, and I love it so much!
Is there a colour from the OPI Nordic Collection that you’d like me to review next? What’s on your nails today? Do you wear polishes on your nails, even if they’re ‘seasonally inappropriate’?
I’m interested to see these colors: Skating on Thin Ice, Thank Glogg it’s Friday, Viking in a a Vinter Vonderland and the “Stockholm” color (a purplish blue but I can’t remember the whole name). Thanks for your amazing swatches, pictures and reviews!
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Loving this shade! And I think that it’s a beautiful transition color.
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This is a bit on unrelated question Mary, but how do you get Seche Vite to work for you so well? Whenever I use it, it makes my polish shrink. 🙁
I know that you already saw my answer to your question. 🙂 But, in case other readers are curious, here’s the link – scroll to the very bottom with the Q & A section: http://www.swatchandlearn.com/opi-nordic-collection-giveaway-swatch-and-learn-turns-4/
Very nice color. Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection.
I can’t wait to wear the others and share reviews on them! Stay tuned!
Seriously gorgeous orange!!
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I love how it’s a happy shade!
I am a bit ambivalent about this collection since it seems to me the colours are pretty random, but I had my eye on this one from the start and it looks lovely! Such a vibrant and happy colour, especially in the spring/summer when I love to wear corals/pinks and reds 🙂
Yes, it’s definitely happy and will brighten up your tips! 🙂
Such a beautiful summer shade!
It is, isn’t it? Haha, and how cool that it’s part of a fall/winter collection! Awesome!
It’s so pretty!
Glad you like it!
Literally drooling over this shade!
It’s such a fun shade to wear!
I have a strange relationship with orange hues: I like’em but, once on my nails, I find out them looking npt so flattering as I hoped. The only exception are the dusty-muted ones. And, judging by your natural light pics, I might hope this colour could be a lucky choice. Can’t wait to try it on (finger crossed). Great swatches, as usual, thanks Mary!
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i love this color!!
It’s a great pop of colour when you need to wake up a simple outfit!
Just wondering, could you compare it to OPI Toucan Do It If You Try?
It looks kind of like the same but a bit lighter (or is that dustier)…
Here’s a link to the review of OPI Toucan Do It If You Try: http://www.swatchandlearn.com/opi-toucan-do-it-if-you-try-swatches-review/
I think that Can’t Afjord Not To is slightly more orange, but hope that the photos will help you see the differences better.
I can’t wait to see this color in person, it looks like a really unique orange!
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It’s so fun to wear – nice and bright!
I’m a newcomer to your blog having learnt about you from the new Pretty Serious collection…Im loving this post as I wear non appropriate colours all.the.time 🙂
Welcome to Swatch And Learn! 🙂 I’m so happy to see you find your way over to this little nailphile’s corner! 😀
I love this color 🙂
Hope you try it and love it in person, too!
Great swatches. This is a really pretty color but I don’t think it would go well with my skin tone.
Aww, that’s a shame. But the good news is that there are lots of other colours in the collection that are bound to be more flattering! 🙂