It’s been so long since I posted that I feel rusty. Pass me the oil can, Tin Man! 😉
Thanks for being patient with me, especially when we live in a society where “instant” isn’t fast enough and people are continuously racing to the finish line.
As you will have noticed, I’ve taken a more relaxed style to blogging compared to what I used to do. It’s mainly because of three reasons: (1) I don’t want to burn out, (2) I’ve been diving deeper into another hobby (the planner world), and (3) I’ve been spending more time with friends and family. I am still passionate about blogging here, so I will continue to share my thoughts (and my nails!) for as long as I can.
Today, I have swatches of the OPI Iceland Collection for Fall/Winter 2017! Autumn’s my favourite season, so I was really excited to try out all the colours.
I appreciate the diverse colours included. There’s something for everyone from the posh grey and slate blue to the retro green and rich brown.
In all of my OPI Iceland Collection swatches, I used two coats to achieve full opacity, except for Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots (the frosty pink), which required three coats. (This one was my least favourite of the bunch. I’m not a fan of frosty-shimmer finishes that show brushstrokes.)
My top picks from the collection:
- Less Is Norse – You’ll want more of this medium slate blue.
- Turn On the Northern Lights! – This dark blue with pink sparkle is lit.
- Suzi & the Arctic Fox – A vampy blue for foxy nails.
I’m in love with this one because of the name:
- Check Out the Old Geysirs – Teach an old dog new tricks with this light blue.
The other shades:
- Icelanded a Bottle of OPI – The nail-polish has landed with this pale taupe.
- That’s What Friends Are Thor – A dark, earthy brown.
- I’ll Have a Gin & Tectonic – Pale, classy peachy pink.
- One Heckla of a Color! – A purple so pretty, it won’t get heckled.
- Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots – A sizzling frosty pink.
- Aurora Berry-alis – ‘Pink’ about this rosy hue.
- This Isn’t Greenland – A retro green has nails singing Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me.”
- Krona-logical Order – Get your nails in line with this dark mushroomy taupe.
There are 12 shades in the OPI Iceland Collection:
- Less Is Norse
- Check Out the Old Geysirs
- Icelanded a Bottle of OPI
- That’s What Friends Are Thor
- I’ll Have a Gin & Tectonic
- One Heckla of a Color!
- Suzi & the Arctic Fox
- Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots
- Turn On the Northern Lights!
- Aurora Berry-alis
- This Isn’t Greenland
- Krona-logical Order
OPI Iceland Collection Pictures
OPI Iceland Collection Swatches
Less Is Norse
Check Out the Old Geysirs
Icelanded a Bottle of OPI
That’s What Friends Are Thor
I’ll Have a Gin & Tectonic
One Heckla of a Color!
Suzi & the Arctic Fox
Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots
Turn On the Northern Lights!
This Isn’t Greenland
Note: This post contains press samples provided by PR.
Which is your favourite shade in the OPI Iceland Collection? Have you ever been to Iceland? (I haven’t.) Were you surprised by any colours in this fall/winter collection?
Hey hey Mary!!! So glad to see you again. This is a beautiful collection. “Turn on the Northern Lights” Is number one on my list. I really love that color. Thank you for the blog and thank you for all you do. THF!
Thanks for visiting the blog again, even though it’s been a while since I last posted. 🙂 THF! It’s so nice knowing how caring and patient the nail community is. Aww, no need to thank me. A blog is nothing without amazing readers like you who are so supportive. I’m very fortunate for all the amazing readers out there!
Hi, it is so lovely to see now opi pictures from you 😀 as an opi collector i am not crazy about this collection, i think i have already similar shades.but i would love to see from you a review about Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots.this looks spcial.
Hehe, I understand how you feel. I have so many bottles of nail polish in my collection (NOT complaining!) that I give away a lot to keep my home from being taken over by them. Hehe! 😉
Thanks for your suggestion on a possible review on here.
What a dynamite collection! I am in love with “Less is Norse,” One Heckala of a color” and “That’s what friends are Thor.” Also love Aurora Berry-alis and Krona-logical, your swatches are beautiful Mary s always.
The names are fun to say, too, aren’t they? 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and supporting me time and time again. It means the world to me!
Yay for seeing your lovely nails in my feed! Keeping the right balance between life, nail blogging & other hobbies is important–I think I can say we’ll always appreciate your posts at any rate that works best for you.
I think this collection is pretty good barring just a couple, the names and its inspiration are nice. My picks would be: Less Is Norse, Susie & The Artic Fox, One Heckla Of A Color, and This Isn’t Greenland….but I wouldn’t mind several others….
Thank you so much for your support and understanding. I’m very fortunate to have such kind readers like you. Whenever I have a bad day, I can always turn to these comments, and they never cease to put a huge smile on my face and encourage me to continue! 🙂
Hehehe, I love the “but I wouldn’t mind several others…” part. 😉 Spoken like a true nailphile!
It’s so great to see that you’re back Mary! I love reading your post, reviews, and seeing the swatches of all the polishes. I love this collection! I have already bought two, Suzy and Arctic fox & Less is Norse. I love them both and have gotten lots of compliments. Thanks again for sharing your reviews and look forward to seeing more!
WOW – thanks for returning to my blog after all this time, too! 🙂 You always leave me such encouraging comments, and I’m very appreciative of all your support. Glad to see that you’ve been enjoying a couple of polishes from this collection!
Glad to see you posting again! I have several shades from this collection, mostly in minis, and the only one I bought in the 15ml is Turn On the Northern Lights and it looks vile on me. *cries*. My favourites have to be Aurora Berry-alis, Reykjavik Has All the Hotspots & One Heckla of a Colour.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment! 🙂 Hope you’re having a terrific weekend.
The mini bottles are super cute. I don’t paint my toenails as often as I paint my fingernails, but when I do, I find that the brush on the mini OPI bottles are perfect for my small toenails!
I have really tiny hands and fingernails and the mini brushes are incredible for them haha! Another plus is that I can get at least 3 more applications per mini than recommended by OPI!
I love this collection too ! Althoug I don’t like fall season very much, it is my favorite one for nailpolishes. My favorite colour in this collection is Suzy and the artic fox. I was surprised by the green one !
I am currently wearing Turn On the Northern Lights! so I suppose you might be able to guess how I feel about this collection :] OPI has not been letting us down with their fall collections!
I love how This Isn’t Greenland looks on you, hoping that I can pull it off. Such a unique green!
Good to see you again, Mary…and with such a nice collection, too. I snagged Turn on the Northern Lights and That’s What Friends are Thor because warm browns always seem so appealing at this time of year. It’s nice to see you pursuing other hobbies as well. Balance is so important to happiness and you deserve every bit of happiness that you can find. 😀
I like Less is Norse and Suzi & the Arctic Fox. Really I like all the shades, but I already have similar polishes to all of these.
My bottle of Less is Norse looks more like gray/violet than blue like yours. I love this collection and Check Out The Old Geysirs I had to get for the name along with the color. It’s really pretty.
Lovely collection! These are all my favorite colors.
Except a “I’ll Have a Gin and Tectonic” my fingers with this color turn blue.