Thursday, August 12, 2010

OPI Pink - SoftShades 2010

OPI Pink
SoftShades 2010

OPI's SoftShades collection this year is composed entirely of pinks - which is fabulous!  All four pinks have a sheer, jelly-like quality to them, which makes each one a really nice year-round neutral.
All four of my nails are (miraculously) long enough to go without fake nails, but I chose to reapply two of them to show you all the variations in how these shades apply on fake versus natural nails.  Fake nails tend to simulate what a polish will look like with a good base coat underneath.  Take that into account when deciding how you will wear these polishes - without a base coat if you prefer a more sheer, translucent look, or with a base coat for more solid color.

Check out the collection and let me know what you think!

I Think In Pink

I used three shades for near-full coverage of this delicate shade.  I Think In Pink is a light, rosy pink jelly.  It had the most warmth to it of all four of the shades.


Pink-A-Doodle is a shimmery opalescent sheer pink.  I used four coats for near-full coverage.  This one covers very differently on fake nails versus real, since the fake nails provide a near-white base.  With a base coat (I had none), these would have covered with less coats.  I really like this one (I love pearly polishes) and I liked how it looked with just two coats on my bare nails - it gave my nails a barely-there opal shimmer that looked beautiful.

It's A Girl

It's A Girl is an extremely sheer light pink.  I used four coats for near-full coverage.  This one also covered very differently on real vs. fake nails; a base coat would give this color more definition, whereas wearing it on bare nails (as I have on my ring and pinkie fingers) makes it a very neutral sheer (similar to Bubble Bath).

Isn't That Precious?

This is probably my favorite from the group.  Isn't That Precious is a slightly sheer medium-toned light pink jelly.  It had near full coverage with three coats.  This is the perfect pink for weddings, job interviews, work, prom, etc.  It is really pretty and very soft.  I plan on wearing this to the faculty orientation dinner at work next week.

Another reason I am fond of this color?

My family's adorable little Chihuahua, Precious :)
Isn't She Precious?

As usual, I had trouble picking just one favorite picture for each polish.  Click on any image to expand.

I Think In Pink     Pink-A-Doodle

It's A Girl!

Isn't That Precious?

This entire collection is available now at nail salons, Ulta, Trade Secret, and many more locations.  Visit to learn more and find a store near you.

Thanks for reading about OPI's new Pink collection!  I was so excited to try and share this one with you all since I adore pinks (and I thought the names were adorable).  I'd love to hear what you think!

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Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Thanks for sharing the new pinks. I agree with you, my favorite is Precious also.

Laura said...

I'm late with my comments but just wanted to say that yesterday's manicure and your older Hello Kitty one look so pretty :-)

Megan Harmeyer said...

I'm not really a light pink kind of person so none of these really do it for me. But, if I had to pick one, I'd probably go for I Think In Pink.

Hey! Whatever happened to the summer fruit mani contest? Don't know why that just popped in my head. LOL

Michelle said...

I love the name Pink-a-doodle but none of these colours really jump out at me.

jaljen said...

I like Think and Precious. I'll wear pretty well anything except peach shimmer.

Dovey said...

I bought all four a while ago--- my favorite is definitely It's a Girl! It looks boring in the bottle but great on =)

Supersparklekitty said...

Thank you for the swatches. I have been aware of these being out,but not willing to buy. At least now I know I have to have "I Think in Pink". Thanks so very much for the swatches.

Unknown said...

I think It's a Girl is my favorite. I wish I was more into this kind of color, but I never think to wear it.

Unknown said...

Thanks Linda!!

Thanks so much, Laura - for all the comments!

Megan - OMG I COMPLETELY FORGOT!! Thank you so much for reminding me!!! I had the entire post writen with all the pictures and I saved it, but when I went back to it, none had saved. I had intended to come back and redo it after going through all the emails and downloading the pics again, but I totally forgot with vacation. I have the worst memory. Thank you for reminding me. Let's see... I'll try to get that done over the weekend! Thanks :D

Michelle, I love that name too - it makes me think of a poodle :) haha

jaljen, ahh, peach shimmer (or any kind of peach) would not be too great on me either. Glad you like two of these!!

Unknown said...

Dovey, It's A Girl is like a better version of Bubble Bath IMO - glad you have them and you love It's A Girl!

Starlight, you're so welcome!! I'm glad I asked for these to swatch - I just love pink :) I stopped by a nail salon the other day and saw them and really wanted to see some swatches. Thanks for your comment!

haha, Rachael, what kinds of shades are more 'you'? I always wished I was more into darker, vampy shades - but they're just not me - I'm a pink kinda person (like these)! Thanks for stopping by!!

Audrey said...

I Think in Pink is my favorite! :3
I think I'll go get it...

Anonymous said...

They look very similar just by looking at the bottle, yes? That's why there's people like you to swatch them for us! :)

Perles & Paillettes said...

They are all very pretty but I would definitely wear a good base coat, I don't like it sheer ...
I love soft pinks :)

April said...

Every single one of those shades look AMAZING!!! I love pinks! Thank you for the pretty swatches!

Maria said...

so cute!
pass by my blog if you have time!
i'm having a giveaway ^_^

~Lisa said...

They look beautiful! However, I'm sure that if I apply it, it wouldn't look as nice as it does here. You apply them so smoothly~! >_<

Anonymous said...

Ok, so you have the prettiest nails on the planet, I'm not jealous or anything! I've been wearing lots of bright colours this summer (Armani, H&M, Chanel - all on my blog) but this makes me want to start wearing pinks! I'm your newest follower!

Aurora's Nails said...

Super pretty! I like them all! And what a cute chihuahua!

drollgirl said...

love the opi pink look! just perfect! i wish i had it on right now instead of the crazy orange shade i am wearing. oh well...NEXT TIME! :)

adorepink said...

I like, no love, pink so this collection is right up my alley! Still searching for a perfect jelly pink and I Think in Pink is looking like a winner!

disneyfanheather said...

Love all the pinks! Isn't That Precious? is definitely my favorite! :)

Also, I "spotlighted" you for Spotlight Saturday. =]

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