Featuring a stunning video presentation from OPI Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann and a plethora of manicurists on hand to enable us to try the shades before anyone else, the event was attended by a whole host of beauty journalists and fellow bloggers.
Suzi began her presentation with some interesting facts, all of which came to light through the Pink Report 2013-2013 ‘Nailed: The allure of nail colour.
For example, can you believe 99% of women asked, admitted they were addicted to nail lacquer? (I am DEFINITELY in this group)
Or that our favourite shades are pink, followed by muted beige’s or hot reds?!
This survey also found that 75% of women voted OPI their favourite nail brand- so it’s nice to know I’m in good company!
Right! Lets start with the Coca Cola Collection, which I touched on last week. With 9 shades that represent Coca Colas best selling drinks, it’s easy to see why these two brands collaborated- they both provide ‘Happiness in a Bottle’.
Up first is my favourite, the classic ‘Coca Cola Red’, which is a creamy gloss shade like the muted cream ‘ You’re So Vain-ill a’ , bubblegum pink ‘Sorry I’m Fizzy Today’ and bold tangerine ‘Orange You Stylish!’.
For your purple lovers, they also have the gorgeous grape tones ‘Get Cherried Away’ and the deeper vampish ‘A Grape Affair’
For those of you who really like to make a statement you’ll LOVE metallic green ‘Green On The Runway’, striking silver ‘Turn On The Haute Light’ and the blackened red sparkle ‘Today I Accomplished Zero’.
I’ve heard on the ‘grape vine’ that when I launch this collection on QVC
next month, we may even have a special set of miniatures too- perfect for taking your salon mani on your jolly holidays!
So, what will we be wearing come AW?! Well, if you’re like me, a different manicure shade per week- I am absolutely in love with every shade in the Nordic Collection and want to wear it ALL. And I want to wear it NOW!!
Suzi introduced the collection through a stunning video, featuring ethereal looking goddesses, their long blonde locks pulled back into plaits and braids. Dressed in a palette of soft, earthy tones in sheer fabrics teamed with gunmetal ‘armour’, they provoked thoughts of Nordic Warrior Princesses, as they ran through dampened Greenland and deserted beaches.
The palette of colour used in the Nordic collection is inspired by nature and the visual surrounding of the Nordic region, including the famed Northern Lights and the iconic pastel painted houses found in Copenhagen, Denmark.
My absolute favourites are the pastel tones, mint green ‘My Dogsled Is A Hybrid’, feminine pink ‘Suzi Has A Swede Tooth’ , the vivid coral ‘Can’t AfJord Not To’ and the deep indigo ‘Do You Have This Colour In Stock-Holm?’. These shades are perfect for Summer too, so make sure you grab these early when they launch in August!
For the colder winter months we have a warming palette of spicy browns, rich wines and warm golds.
Finally we have metallic gold ‘OPI With A Nice Finn-Ish’, super sparkly ‘My Voice Is A Little Norse’, cinnamon coffee ‘How Great Is Your Dane’, iced caramel ‘Going My Way Or Norway’ and the rich chocolate ‘Ice-Bergers And Fries’