Are you ready for another OPI collection? This time, we are talking about the new Soft Shades collection with features 6 beautiful pastel nail lacquers!
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If you're like me and usually stay clear of pastel nail lacquers, you need to try this trick!
That being said, the only 3 shades (which are my favorites!! ♥) that really needed this special tip were This Cost Me a Mint, It's in the Clouds and Stop it I'm Blushing, the other colors were smooth and fully opaque with 3 thin coats.
Check out Colores de Carol if you prefer to see 'hand swatches'!
Stop it I'm Blushing! is a light peach with a creme finish. This shade is sooo pretty! It's quite a bit streaky with only 2 coats, but 3 coats and the matte top coat trick gives a beautiful smooth finish. It had great longevity on me, the polish started to chip around day 6!!
It's in the Clouds is a creamy white with a creme finish. This one is tricky, it's streaky but thick so it doesn't level on the nail. I need 3 coats, a layer of matte top coat after the first coat, and some top coat for a smooth finish. It's pretty though!
One Chic Chick is a soft yellow with a creme finish. This yellow definitely looks best with 3 coats, but it doesn't need the matte top coat trick to look good. I do recommend to be light with your brush pressure though.
This Cost Me a Mint is a pale pastel green with a creme finish. I wore this shade earlier this month and it lasted a good 4 days without chipping! This one have a tendency to be more streaky than the other shades, but again... perfectly smooth with the matte top coat trick!!
It's a Boy! is a baby blue with a creme finish. Oh this is a cute blue! It's patchy in two coats, but 3 thin coats did the trick!
I Am What I Amethyst is a light lilac with a creme finish. I think this is the best formula out of the 6 shades, it's still a bit streaky with 2 coats but looks good with 3 thin coats.
The OPI Nail Lacquers retail for $12.50 CAD for 15ml.
(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)