Quick Look: OPI Hawaii Collection Swatches, Photos & Press Release

OPI Hawaii CollectionLast week was pretty amazing because I got to attend back-to-back exclusive nail-polish events: the Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection Blogger Dinner on Thursday and the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch on Friday! (Many thanks to PR for the invitations!) 🙂

Today, I have a Quick Look Post on the OPI Hawaii Collection for Spring/Summer 2015, which will hit stores on February 4th, 2015.

At the OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch, PR was generous to provide me with all 12 shades contained in a beautiful collectible keepsake box! 🙂 They also graced me with the official press release, promotional card, and nail-swatch board, so I could share further information with all of you.

Included in this Hawaii Collection by OPI are bottle shots that I eagerly photographed, so you can see each shade up close and personal!

My initial reaction when I first ‘lei’-ed eyes on the OPI Hawaii Collection? *Jumps up and down after seeing two greens* (Hehe, I couldn’t resist the corny pun!)

Also, I thought that the gold with glitter was so different than the rest. It’s wild, crazy, and unexpected from OPI, which makes me curious to wear it even more! 😉

Overall, the Hawaii Collection by OPI explodes with a wide variety of colour, which jives with my mental images of Hawaii’s lush scenery! (What a wonderful way to temporarily ‘forget’ about winter coming and focus on spring and summer, right?)

This is one of my favourite OPI collections since the OPI Brazil Collection, and I’m excited to wear and review a bunch of them. (Check back soon for my separate blog posts on select shades, and feel free to let me know if there are particular ones that you’re most interested in seeing in-depth first!)

There are 12 colours in the OPI Hawaii Collection:

OPI Hawaii Collection Pictures

Let’s take a peek into the box, shall we?

Hawaii by OPI 2015

OPI Hawaii 2015 CollectionThis is the front of the promotional card that was included inside the box. I love this image because it’s vibrant and sultry while still being tasteful. And there’s just enough punctuation of colour to make this image pop!

OPI Hawaii

But now back to the nail polishes!

OPI Hawaii 2015

Here’s a better look! Say hello to the OPI Hawaii family!

OPI Hawaii Collection Spring Summer 2015

The back of the promotional card shows the images of each colour, the names, and the descriptions.

OPI Hawaii Collection 2015 Photos

Now for the photos I snapped of the bottles. As you can see, the Hawaii Collection by OPI is a party of fun colours!

OPI Hawaii Collection


Hawaii by OPI Collection


OPI Hawaii Collection 2015


OPI Hawaii Collection Photos

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OPI Hawaii Collection 2015 Photos

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OPI Hawaii Collection Swatches

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OPI Hawaii Collection 2015 Swatches

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OPI Hawaii Collection Swatches

OPI Hawaii Collection Press Release

Aloha from OPI! 

OPI Launches Hawaii Collection Featuring Twelve
New Nail Lacquer Shades for Spring/Summer 2015

Hawaii Collection by OPI brings the fresh, bright colors of its namesake islands to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2015. This new collection features a palette ranging from muted tones of mint, peach, pink and nude to bolder hues of coral, green, purple and gold to deep tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue.

“After the long months of winter, women are eager to embrace color – from soft pastels to bold accents to gleaming metallics,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “Caught in a perpetual state of spring, the Hawaiian islands were the ideal inspiration for this year’s seasonal collection. OPI looked toward the surf, sand and sunsets found at Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, as well as the islands’ lush greenery, tropical flowers, and colourful fish, to create 12 fresh new nail shades.

“Printed, flowing fabrics dominated spring runways, with patterns and graphics in both bold and muted hues. Warm, ethereal neutrals in shades of rose, peach and mint added a soft, feminine note,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “That’s Hula-rious!, a pastel mint green from the Hawaii Collection, was seen at Charlotte Ronson’s Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week show; this shade was used to create a cutout half moon manicure that complemented the designer’s youthful presentation.”

Hawaii Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

OPI That's Hula-rious OPI Hawaii Collection

That’s Hula-rious!
This pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!

Click here to see my OPI That’s Hula-rious! Swatches & Review!

OPI My Gecko Does Tricks OPI Hawaii Collection

My Gecko Does Tricks
Being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents. 

Click here to see my OPI My Gecko Does Tricks Swatches & Review!

OPI Do You Take Lei Away OPI Hawaii Collection

Do You Take Lei Away?
On second thought, I can’t wait – I need this creamy nude now!

Click here to see my OPI Do You Take Lei Away? Swatches & Review!

OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked OPI Hawaii Collection

Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Get it straight – this fruity orange crème is fabulous!

Click here to see my OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked? Swatches & Review!

OPI Go with the Lava Flow OPI Hawaii Collection

Go with the Lava Flow
You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.

Click here to see my OPI Go with the Lava Flow Swatches & Review!

OPI Aloha from OPI OPI Hawaii CollectionAloha from OPI
Let’s give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral!

Click here to see my OPI Aloha from OPI Swatches & Review!

OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops OPI Hawaii Collection

Suzi Shops & Island Hops
A light and happy pink that’s the perfect traveling companion.

Click here to see my OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops Swatches & Review!

OPI Just Lanai-ing Around OPI Hawaii Collection

Just Lanai-ing Around
This dark, creamy mauve says “hang loose!” in style. 

Click here to see my OPI Just Lanai-ing Around Swatches & Review!

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya OPI Hawaii Collection Hello Hawaii Ya?
In this gorgeous, dusky purple, I’m doing just fine.

Click here to see my OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? Swatches & Review!

OPI This Color's Making Waves OPI Hawaii Collection This Color’s Making Waves
This shimmery, lagoon blue has got heads turning.

Click here to see my OPI This Color’s Making Waves!

OPI Lost My Bikini in Molokini OPI Hawaii CollectionLost My Bikini in Molokini
With this reef-inspired purple, what’s one bikini more or less?

Click here to see my OPI Lost My Bikini in Molokini Swatches & Review!

OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too OPI Hawaii CollectionPineapples Have Peelings Too!
The heart of the matter lies in this gold shimmer with colourful sparkle.

Click here to see my OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! Swatches & Review!

Beginning February 2015, eight of the new Hawaii Collection shades will be added to The OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington® paint in over 3,200 Ace Hardware stores across the United States. The following Hawaii nail lacquer hues will be formulated as paint colors exclusively in Clark+Kensington, the premium line of paint+primer in one, available at The Paint Studio® at Ace: That’s Hula-rious!, Do You Take Lei Away?, Is Mai Tai Crooked?, Aloha from OPI, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Just Lanai-ing Around, Hello Hawaii Ya?, and Lost My Bikini in Molokini. For additional retailer information or to locate your neighbourhood Ace Hardware, please visit www.clarkandkensington.com.

Hawaii nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Hawaii Collection by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 4, 2015. Nail lacquers will retail for $11.50 CAN each at Professional Salons and spas across Canada. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 – $38 for a manicure and $35 – $45 for a pedicure. 

OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, mass outlet or other unauthorized source. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan!

Hey, did you read that press release thoroughly? Isn’t it cool how they’re coming out with paint colours for 8 of the OPI Hawaii shades? So if there’s a shade you dig, you can make your living-room walls match! 😉

Which are your top 3 picks from this collection? Are there any specific colours that you’d like me to review in-depth first? Have you ever been to or lived in Hawaii?

Edit: Click here to see my detailed OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch recap post with tons of photos of the exclusive event, the restaurant, the food, the setup, and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (the Co-Founder, Executive VP, Artistic Director, and Brand Ambassador of OPI)!


24 thoughts on “Quick Look: OPI Hawaii Collection Swatches, Photos & Press Release

  1. Carla

    I always have to laugh at the names they chose, they are so creative! Love a good pun, lol.

    Also, the colours in this collection are fantastic. I’m totally in love with That’s Hula-Rious!, Lost My Bikini in Molokini, Do You Take Ley Away?, This Color’s Making Waves, Is Mai Tai Crooked… well, with more than half of the collection. Ouch.
    Carla recently posted: Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette: Review and Swatches

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Carla!

      Yeah, they usually come up with names that make me smile or giggle. And some are just so funny, and you have to get them for your collection, even if it’s solely based on the name!

      Haha, wow, yeah, you like a lot of the colours in the collection, but I’m not surprised. The OPI team did a great job with this collection!

  2. Eva

    I really like Suzi shops and island hops and Go with the lava flow! I’m usually very much into greens and blues, but not this time I guess. How awesome by the way that you got to go to those events!
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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Eva!

      You’ll love this collection in person, and maybe the greens and the blue will win their way into your heart. (They’re sneaky like that!) 😉

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Joyce!

      Haha, and I foresee that all your predictions will come true! 🙂 Hehe, I love getting excited about new collection with fellow nailphiles!

  3. Michaela

    I love the greens and blues! I went to Hawaii this summer and this collection totally reminds me of that! I can still taste the delicious Mai Tais!!

  4. Robbie

    This look like a really cool collection here. I see you purple! Another great write up Mary. And those greens are hot also.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Robbie!

      Hehe, a purple never slinks by your careful gaze. 😉 You sure do know how to rock purples…and tons of other nail-polish shades!

  5. Melissa

    That’s so cool that you got to attend the event AND get a set of the new collection before release. These are all great colors and several of them are calling my name, especially the greens. Can’t wait to see swatches. Thanks as always for sharing with us!!!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      I know – you need to pinch me! I still can’t believe it, and I promise that a recap post on the event IS coming soon. Can’t believe how hectic my schedule has become after work! Need to make the time for it because it’s important to me.

  6. Lorraine

    Looking forward to your posts! Not really seeing the Hawaiian theme in all the colors, this collection seems less cohesive than the Brazil ones. Kind of all over the map, right? Like an Essie collection! LOL and I would have really loved it if the model on the black sand beach(hello, Big Island!) looked Hawaiian. So many gorgeous models in Hawaii looking for work OPI could have come up with a local girl for the campaign. Speaking of black sand beach, where is the ubiquitous black polish in this collection?? I am eyeballing the shimmery ones, the blue, Lanai (mauve is not a color you associate with hawaii at all, but I love it) and the Lava Flow one.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lorraine!

      Yeah, I’ve been noticing that lots of nail-polish companies have been putting out more variety in each collection. It’s like a web that “traps” us nailphiles because it appeals to pretty much everyone! Clever!

      Hmm, I think they probably left out a black because they didn’t want to stray too far from the Spring/Summer theme. But if they included one, it surely would’ve made a dramatic statement!

  7. Shar

    I was in Maui last summer and fell in love. So when I saw that OPI’s 2015 Spring theme was Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to check it out. While beautiful and probably nicer in real life, they all seem dull and uninspired to me given the magnificent splendour of Hawaii. There should have been at least 3 blues, since the ocean and sky change a million shades of blue in one day. Also, what about the gorgeous sunset colours? That one orangey-red doesn’t cut it. Sorry, but I am completely disappointed. I think I would buy the mint green just because it is something different. I may change my mind once I see them for real…

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Shar!

      Ohhhh, soooo lucky! It’s a dream of mine to vacation in Hawaii, but that doesn’t look like it’ll become a reality any time soon. One day, though! 🙂 We all need to dream!

      Aww, sorry to hear that you feel disappointed by this collection. Yes, it’s surely difficult to capture all the beauty of Hawaii, which is so rich in beauty, colour, and culture. Hopefully the colours speak to you more when you see them in person, and even if they don’t, at least you’ll save money. It’s a win-win situation either way!

  8. Maureen

    I like both of those greens! I went to Hawaii as a middle-schooler and it was the vacation of a lifetime. If you ever go, be sure to see the black sand beaches. I hope to get back there someday. 🙂


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