I’ve been a tad naughty. Remember my London beauty products shoplog? Click and have a look if you don’t, but you’ll see that I forgot to include something in that shoplog. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to review this, but after swatching them, I decided to pop them up here anyway. During my trip I also picked up these OPI minis from the Coca Cola collection at the airport, right before I went home. The Coca Cola collection is a travel exclusive and so it is not available in regular stores. Yet, it includes some unexpectedly fun colors that have surprised me with their quality and overall look.
OPI Coca Cola Mini collection (travel exclusive)
The collection contains around 10 polishes and this set included 6 of them. I saw these polishes months ago on a Dutch beauty blog, but I had completely forgotten about this collection until I ran into it myself. When I saw the polishes on the blog, I wasn’t too impressed. When I saw the polishes for myself I became a lot more curious. I saw a few of these already before I left for London, but most of the collection was gone, and so I didn’t give it much thought. On Gatwich airport, most of the polishes were still available and because I couldn’t pick and had hopes for some of the colors in this set, I bought the set rather than a few full sizes.
In the set you get 4 creamy shades, a metallic silver and a black jelly polish with red glitter. This set retails for £16.35. The colors that sucked me in were the black with red glitter, the pinky coral and the creamy red shade. For some reason, red shades have been a bit hit and miss for me. Many of the ones I find, are of a jelly texture which means they are not opaque and look horrible on my nails since I have very white natural nail tips. I was hoping this red would finally do the trick of being a full on cream, yet cover opaquely.
Like I said, this set is not readily available in Europe. It’s a travel exclusive which means you can only find this at airports. The six colors in this set are the following:
- You’re so Vain-illa: creamy textured polish, cream colored with a grey undertone
- Turn on the Haute Light: metallic polish, full on silver
- Sorry I’m Fizzy Today: creamy textured polish, pinky coral shade bordering on barbie pink
- Coca-Cola Red: creamy textured polish, full on red with a hint of pink
- Get Cherried Away: creamy textured polish, dark berry red
- Today I Accomplished Zero: jelly textured polish, black with red glitter
You’re So Vain-illa
A vanilla shade… When I first saw this I didn’t like it much. It looked muddy to me on the pictures I had seen online. When I saw it in real life it looked much better. It’s a very neutral shade and I love these for layering under glitter top coats if I want to go for a more subtle glitter look. I held the swatch against my nails to see what it would look like against my skin and it actually looks not too shabby. One of the more surprising colors in the set for me.
Turn on the Haute Light
I absolutely love this silver too. This will be great for Christmas. It mimicks liquid silver and put on your nails this will give an instant festive look. I love how it’s not too chunky. I have another metallic silver from Hema, but that has some chunky glitter particles in it. This one doesn’t have it which makes this more sophisticated and chique. Given the fact that I usually wear silver jewelry and prefer silver hardware this will go perfectly with my wardrobe too.
Sorry I’m Fizzy Today
This was one of the shades I was eying up when going over the full sized bottles. It is a very pretty coral pink shade that is nice and bright. Not a shade for winter, but definitely something that is fun come spring or summer time. I love how opaque this is too. It went on almost opaque with one coat, yet it’s not too thick and gloopy. I love the texture on these creamy shades. OPI has really outdone itself in this case.
The killer, which was the reason for me to by the set, was this one. And oh my! Can you see how pretty that is. This is what I would call a true red and no matter how strange it may seem, I didn’t have that in my collection anymore. Simply because all the ones I used to have either had shimmer, or weren’t opaque enough. Of course I had to try this on my nails. The last picture in this post is of a quick manicure I did with this and one of the other polishes from this set.
Get Cherried Away
Not much of a cherry color I’d say, but this is nonetheless a great color. It’s like a bright berry shade. It’s almost purple, but not quite and not quite red either. I love it. It’s pretty and a brighter alternative for a darker fall nail. This with some gold sparkly top coat will be one of the next things I’ll be wearing on my nails.
Today I Accomplished Zero
I was a bit bummed out that this was not opaque in two layers, but with three it most certainly will be. I absolutely love this too. And this is THE polish that sucked me into the collection. A black base with red glitter is so Coca-Cola but also a very different type of nail polish. In any case, I didn’t own anything like this yet and I love how unique this is. Too bad it’s a tad sheer though.
The other day I did a quick manicure before going to bed and used the Coca-Cola Red shade. I used Today I Accomplished Zero on my ring finger as an accent nail. I only used one coat, but I was just playing around. It’s about the red mainly and I really like the way it looks on my nails. As you can tell it goes on fully opaque and this is two coats. In fact, this was almost opaque at the first coat already so that is great.
What is your favorite red nail polish?