OPI Iceland collection

I have not had the hots for many OPI polishes lately, but there is still the one off that I do love. Case in point: the Iceland collection for fall. There were a few polishes in this collection that caught my eye, but ultimately I felt they were to similar to colors I already owned. Apart from one that is: Turn on the Northern Lights.  opi iceland collection review swatch turn on the northern lights nails nail polish

OPI Iceland collection Turn on the Northern Lights

As always I need to start my OPI reviews with a bit of a disclaimer. I love OPI nail polish. It is my favorite nail polish brand so each collection they bring out, I am always excited. I have not tried many OPI polishes that I don’t like. That said, it is a pricey one. At €14.95 a piece, these nail polishes don’t come cheap. But to me they are worth every penny.

The Packaging

opi iceland collection review swatch turn on the northern lights nails nail polish

My first reason for loving OPI is the brush. There simply isn’t a brush that I like better. It is quite narrow, which works well with my small nails. I find these brushes work precisely and dispense a good amount of product.

My other reason for loving OPI polishes? The lasting power. Out of all polishes, OPI’s last longest on my nails. I have not yet been able to wear this polish as I was too busy redecorating my new place (and my nails are absolutely wrecked as a result).

opi iceland collection review swatch turn on the northern lights nails nail polish

What drew me into this polish was the color. I don’t have anything like this. It looks like a straight up purple, but when you twist and turn it, there are flecks of blue, red and and even a flash of gold. In short, the name of this couldn’t be more apt as it reflects the colors of the Northern Lights.

The only problem that I have with some of these polishes is that they can be quite sheer. Duochromes are notoriously hard to do right. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out that this polish goes on opaque in two coats.

The Swatch

opi iceland collection review swatch turn on the northern lights nails nail polish

As you can see Turn on the Northern Lights is opaque with just two coats. I always swatch my polishes on a clear nail wheel and apply two coats. This way it is easy to see whether the polish is opaque or not. The polish has a stunning shine and I think this will be pretty on the nails.

The Conclusion

Turn on the Northern Lights is a gorgeous polish and a great addition to my nail polish collection. OPI does it again and I can’t wait to wear it. I just need to give my nails a little bit of time to recuperate after weeks of painting, cleaning and building Ikea furniture. I will make sure to share the polish on my nails once its on on my Instagram: @indiequeen84.

What is your recent nail polish purchase?

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Adryana says:

    I have it in Infinite Shine range! I don’t know if you read it but I recently did a review about 5 Iceland collection nail polishes. I love this collection! This and Less Is Norse are my favourite shades.

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      I saw your blog post yeah! It’s why I knew I wanted to grab at least one of these.

  2. Nova says:

    I also bought Northern Lights and Check Out the Old Geysirs, however I have yet to try both! I am excited!

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Oooh let me know what you think when you try them.

      1. Nova says:

        Will do!

  3. chucky1012 says:

    I love this brand 😉
    Very pretty colors.


  4. stashy says:

    This shade reminds me of another polish… but I still want it! So a stunning colour and perfect for this time of the year – I would stare at my nails all day!

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      It’s a bit like that ‘unicorn pee’ shade by Clarins. But this is a lot more purple.

  5. Omg what a beautiful shade! I love it so much!

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      I know! It’s gorgeous.

  6. That is a really stunning nail color!

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