Dutch'Ya Just Love OPI? Two coats. Looking at the photos, I think I would have preferred three. My camera wanted to make it more plum than it is, but the photos have been corrected to some degree. It's more of a grape purple. The shimmer is very nice, though. It's represented in two more colors in the collection, but more on that at a later date.
Kiss Me On My Tulips. Two coats. Another color my camera hated, it turned it even brighter than it is. The photos have therefore been a bit desaturated. Nice, cute hot pink creme. I like those, but they're not all that inventive.
I Don't Give a Rotterdam! And here's the color you only get in half - by the time I was done painting, that damned Swedish winter sun had escaped. So, only shady photos here. Three coats. Rather sheer, dusty, periwinkle leaning blue with silver fleck shimmer and sparse black micro glitter. I love sparse black micro glitter! While most of these photos ended up terrible, the detailed photo is actually quite sharp, so you may always click to magnify it, if you so desire.
So, no more sun - no more swatches. In the meantime, just a quick opinion on the particular colors above. Formula is standard OPI, pigmentation also, fans will be pleased and haters gonna hate. Dutch'Ya Just Love OPI? is a very nice purple shade that I think many will love, and although it's not apparently close to any existing colors, it's not what I'd consider edgy. Neither is Kiss Me On My Tulips, which is a rather standard hot pink creme. On that subject, I hope we'll find some enlightment from someone who owns a bigger pinks stash than I do! The real winner here is I Don't Give a Rotterdam!, where OPI has finally incorporated those tiny black particles that sort of makes the overall color a bit more dirty - and I don't mean that sexually. This is a color I'd much rather move up to my homeland, as it's to me a whole lot more Swedish winter than it is Dutch spring. But let's not argue over that.
Apologies for the stubby first part of the review! I'm hoping that by the time that burning thing atop the sky graces Sweden with yet another visit, perhaps for more than an hour, my poor ring finger nail will be somewhat recovered from the rather severe damage it's been caused. I'm, as usual, a bit embarassed to show you these photos, since I know I can do better. If I get enough hate mail, maybe I re-swatch these colors some day. In the meantime, let's hope for sun and time off!
Swedish word of the day:
Nederländerna -noun The Netherlands
Same, but different.