OPI Spring Summer 2012 Holland part II : the shimmers

After the first part of the Holland collection, the cremes, here are, the shimmers, finally.
Be warned this will be a pic heavy post! I'm sure you won't mind, will you?

Pedal Faster Suzi! : This pink lavender shimmer will have you “wheeling”
Dutch ’Ya Just Love OPI? : All of Holland hollers for this crowd-pleasing plum
Vampsterdam : A deep purple for a divine diva
Wooden Shoe Like to Know? : It’s no secret…everybody loves this shimmery chocolate-brown
Gouda Gouda Two Shoes : Take a walk on the wild side with this robust rose
I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! :This sassy steal-blue shimmer means business!
I Have Herring Problem : What’s that you say? I need to “sea” this shimmery green-blue?



Pedal Faster Suzi! is a lavender tinted pink packed with little silver and pink flecks. Such a sparkly color, maybe even too sparkly for me, I think I'd probably wear it as an accent with a creme like OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender or Sparrow me the Drama since it falls almost perfectly between those two. In terms of formula, it was rather sheer on the first coat and covered nicely on the second one, I did use two coats below but I think I could have gone for three, it dried fast and applied really smoothly so that's won't be an issue next time.





Dutch ’Ya Just Love OPI?  is one of the polishes I expected to be part of my favorites in this collection and I'm so glad it didn't disappoint : a perfect medium toned warm purple with an unexpected shimmer made of pink, green and of gold particles.  Formula was pretty much what you'd expect from OPI, 2 coater, perfectly smooth and even application.






Vampsterdam. How cool is this name? A vampy shade for Spring/Summer, you won't hear me complaining. An amazingly cool toned dark eggplant with silver shimmer at the opposite OPI released in the past. I think that's what I would have wanted China Glaze Loft-y Ambitions from the Metro collection to look like. I used 3 coats here because of bald spots but 2 should be more than enough if unlike me you allow minimum drying time between coats.







Wooden Shoe Like to Know? is a warm taupey shade with the same shimmer as Dutch ’Ya Just Love OPI?, pink, green and gold shimmer translating into a very visible but not "in your face" gold flash. It's a very nice alternative to your usual taupe and has a faded purple hint that truly sets it apart. Formula was once again, oustanding, almost a one coater.




Gouda Gouda Two Shoes is an antique rosy brown or browny rose with, again, a pink/green/gold shimmer. To give you an idea of its base color, I'd say that it's basically the same as OPI Kreme de la Kremlin or Chanel Rose Confidentiel, I'm sure you all know how popular these shades have been. I really love it and how well it applied nicely and evenly in 2 coats.





I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! is just gorgeous. I might be biased since have a thing for blues and for shimmer flecks. Well this one's even better with a dusty blue leaning periwinkle base and a formula packed with silver and black flecks. It was a bit sheer but I don't see how it could be more opaque and show all this shimmer at the same time. It did build up with 2 coats though and I'll keep it short: I simply love it.






I Have Herring Problem is similar to I don't Give a Rotterdam in terms of finish and formula. The only difference is the darker, dustier and greener tint it has. If you asked me which one I prefer, I don't think I could choose, they are equally beautiful to me in their own way. This is 2 coats.






Overall :
I think this is the best OPI Spring/Summer collection in a long long time. I am absolutely blown away by the shimmers, the blues of course, probably my favorites, but both the browns and also the purples are fabulous.
I'm really curious what you all think about this collection.


Official release : 02/08/2012

*these products were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company*

107 comments:

  1. OMG I just died! I love ALL of these! And to think I wrote them off except for 3 from the promo pics! I NEED THEM ALL! Thanks for the awesome review and swatches!

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  2. wow purples are amazingggg! I love your style of photographing the nails

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  3. Oh my, the last 4 literally took my breath away. Such gorgeous colors... I think I might have to make myself a wishlist. Thank you for the swatches!

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  4. they are sooooo pretty! and your pics are so gorgeous and detailed; I love them!

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  5. AHHHHH these are so pretty. I love basically all of them; they look so sparkly!

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  6. Love these shimmers more than I did the cremes. Especially Gouda Gouda Two Shoes, Dutch Ya' Just love OPI and Wooden Shoe Like to Know! Great swatch pics! Thanks!

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  7. All of the shimmers are so gorgeous. I have most of them on my wishlist now! OPI did a great job with these.

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  8. I'm loving this whole collection! Your swatches are great and I can't wait to see it in stores.

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  9. These are epic!!! This is the sort of finish that I love!! This collection is making me very excited about polish again. Thanks for the lovely swatches!

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  10. Wow, as I was going through the post I was trying to remember the names of the ones I liked for my comment but I failed because I like way too many of them, haha. This looks like such a great collection!

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  11. I agree with you, the best collection in a long time. I like the names of these polishes too (last year's collections had such lame names.......)
    JenMei

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  12. When I saw the promo shots I was very blah about this collection, but these shimmers are simply gorgeous!

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  13. I MUST HAVE Pedal Faster, Herring, Rotterdam, and Dutch-Ya, and the other three shimmers will be hard to leave behind. I'm soooooo happy OPI is getting on the interesting shimmer bandwagon, as some of my favorite polishes this year have fallen under that heading (for example CG Trendsetter, Essie Coat Azure and Smooth Sailing). I absolutely agree with you and other commenters that this the best large collection OPI has put out in a while.

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  14. I'm in love! I guess I need to get them all :)

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  15. love this! I think Dutchya just love OPI is my favorite!

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  16. I LOVE all of these except Vampserstad (too dark for me). I can't wait for these polishes to come out! Thanks for sharing these swatches ;0)

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  17. Diggin Dutch ’Ya Just Love OPI? and all of them that follow. basically, I'm into all of them, except for the pinks :)

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  18. I love all of these! They look awesome.

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  19. Holy WOW! These are all so pretty, I had no idea they would be so beautiful from the press release. Your nails are PERFECT. I am experiencing nail envy, LOL. :) I think I will have to get a few of these shades.

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  20. Wow! I'm really surprised by how much I love these! The ones that stole my heart: Wooden Shoe Like to Know?, Rotterdam and Herring Problem. Although if I'm going ot be on a low budget, Herring will win over Rotterdam. ButI agree with you, they are both beautiful enough to own them both. Wow! Very nice, OPI.

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  21. I just lost my sh**! I want every single one bar Vampsterdam! I wish they were coming out right now! Will be pinching my pennies for these for sure!

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  22. Wow!!! I really wasn't excited from the bottle pics, but on your nails these are beautiful! My wish list just got longer again!!!

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  23. OMG! At first I thought I didn't like the colours that much... But damnnn those shimmers are irresistable! MUST HAVES!! Love them! Thanks for making great swatches and share them with us ♥

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  24. Must have all of these(wiping drool from chin)

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  25. From the promo shots, I thought these colors would be boring but your shots really bring these colors to life. I'm in love with this half of the collection, I love colors like this with subtle shimmer in them. I can't wait for these to come out :)

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  26. I'm DEFINITELY getting all of these except Vampsterdam. Thanks for your amazing swatches, as usual!

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  27. Gorgeous, beautiful pictures, nails and colors! I will have to get all of these beauties - it looks like a much more grown up collection (vs. muppets - lol)! Thanks for the awesome post!

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  28. Uh oh - so now I need Pedal Faster, Suzi, Dutch ’Ya Just Love OPI? Wooden Shoe Like to Know? I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! and probably I Have Herring Problem. I love them!!!

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  29. OMG I am drooling! I love ALL of them! You take such wonderful pictures and get the colors so alive! I wanna be like you when i grow up! LOL

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  30. omg! I don't know how I can wait til February... I need them all!! Thank you so much for these stunning swatches!! Ria :)

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  31. I'm going to have such a headache deciding what to buy - because I want them all!!!

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  32. All of these are absolutely gorgeous! I must have them all! I can't wait for these to be released.

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  33. I have been left bored with recent OPI collections, but this one is blowing my mind. I think I need ALL of these! Thank you for the detailed, beautiful swatches.

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  34. These seriously look amazing - luckily I will pass on the creme's, which means I can justify buying ALL of these shimmers...right...?!? ;-)

    Makes me long for spring to arrive xxx

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  35. I agree with you, best collection OPI have had in a long time, great photos, lovely nails and gorgeous polishes, thanks for sharing x

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  36. Waw, these colours are Amazing!!

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  38. These shimmers are amazing! I'm not usually a huge fan of OPI, but I like all of these. Great swatches!

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  39. these are GORGEOUS! I thought the first part of the collection was boring, but THESE... I must have them all haha

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  40. MAJOR LEMMING this whole collection!!! THANKS for the awesome swatches!

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  41. Simply put: A-mah-zing! :)

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  42. There isn't a shade I don't like

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  43. Wow! I love all of these colors and can´t wait to see them!

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  44. one of the best OPI collections for me... WOW! Thanks!

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  45. I only wanted two colors from this collection, but after seeing your swatches I want them all! Amazing photos! You really captured the beauty of the polishes! :)

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  46. OH MY GOSH these are all so much nicer on the nail than in the bottle! I didn't want ANY of them from the promo shots, now I want them all!! Your pictures are so lovely ^.^

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  47. OM(F)G! When I saw the promo pics I thought I just needed I Have A Herring Problem and Vampsterdam but now... Can't decide which one I like best! All of them? My poor wallet... Great Swatches!!

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  48. I am craving these so bad.. not only is it because I am Dutch but OPI really outdid themselves with this collection!

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  49. This is a super nice collection, I cant' wait to have them in the stores!

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  50. Your swatches blow my mind, they are so fantastic! I love this collection, and agree it is one of the best in a while! :)

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  51. Ellie~ lovely colors, I might purchase wooden shoe like to know? Just b cus I don't have n e brown shade n my collection Nor barefoot n Barcelona :[ but I do own Kreme de la kremlin and vacation time by sinfull colors Which both of the colors are similar. The rest of the colors r pretty but I mostly wear Neutral, Pink, Purple or topee mouve shades although I do have blue, green, metalicky colors Those nail laquers r pretty much my misc. Polishers :)

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  52. I think I got teary-eyed while looking at your swatches. They're all soooo beautiful. *sniff* Now if only I can get my swatches as beautiful as yours then i just MIGHT get all of these.

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  53. Yeah.....I think I will get the whole collection this time! SO many pretty colors--and one of them includes my maiden name--so I will be buying bottles for family members LOLOL Not often I see it, esp on a polish!

    LOVE all the pictures--your nails look amazing!!

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  54. Oh gosh! Out of 12 shades, I want 9 of them! This collection is beautiful and I can't wait for them to be released in the UK :)

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  55. Hey I just started my own polish blog, mainly to keep track of things for myself, but I wanted to say hi and that I've loved following your stuff recently. :) This OPI collection is possibly my favorite ever. I want every single shimmer, and most of the cremes. Swoon.

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  56. This is my first comment on a nailblog ever! That's how gorgeous your nails, photos, and these colors are! Thank you!!!

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  57. All of these colors are just beautiful! I can't even decide which I like best :)

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  58. O.O These are so gorgeous!!! I could feel my heart start to race when I got to the blues though, OMG!!!!!! I am in love with this collection! I will definitely be nabbing all of these! <3

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  59. I love every single one of these shimmers. That's really rare for me! I cannot wait for this collection!

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  60. Aaaww y does opi has to come out w such of LOVELY COLORS... I was never into laquers until watching you tube beauty ch.'s :( now i have 43 polishes, and i do use them all :) NICE SWATCHES!

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  61. OOOHH by the way i use to bite My nails...and still tempt to do so but i have nails Now thanks to nail polishes and ANTI-BITE NAIL WROTH :) <3 polishes.

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  62. Wow, I love everything from this collection and I can't remember if that happened to me before
    Suzy made amazing stuff

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  63. I LOVE THIS COLLECTION! Definitely getting Vampsterdamm and I dont give a Rotterdam! I also need Red Lights Ahead... Where??? And Possibly did You Hear About Van Gogh? LOL LOVING IT! Thank you so much for posting these swatches! Its greatly appreciated! :)

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  64. I desperately wish to have them all, but purple two. I hate purple :D

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  65. I am the MOST excited I've been in a long time for this collection. Thank you so much for these amazing photos and great reviews!!! You rock!

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  66. Ohmygosh! I love these! ALL OF THESE! *drools*

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  67. Wow what beautiful swatches - a lovely collection!

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  68. I GASPed for each one....AMAZING collection!

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  69. I LOVE THESE!!! When do they come out? I guess I better start saving my $$ now. ;)

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  70. i love all the colours!looking forward to spring time ♥

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  71. Your nails are beautiful! Thank you for the swatches! "I don't give a Rotterdam" is my favourite! :-)

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  72. Angefixt. Besonders Gouda Gouda [...] und Wooden Shoe [...] muss ich haben ♥

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  73. Hmmm... I'm feeling like Wooden Shoe Like to Know is the first brownish/taupe polish I've ever actually wanted. It's very pretty!

    I Don't Give a Rotterdam is AWESOME!

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  74. I agree, this collection is top-notch. especially love the brown and eggplant. Thanks for sharing this with your readers.

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  75. wow! must get the whole shimmer collection when they are released! thank you for swatching! your pictures are great at capturing the beautiful colors & you do a really nice job painting :)

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  76. I can't stop looking at these pictures. I want them all right now! lol. I've never actually liked a whole collection, but OPI really hit it off this spring. I'm thinking of just buying up the whole collection. Especially love those blues. *sigh* Can't wait to get my hands on those.

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  77. I absolutely love this new collection! So excited!

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  78. I want 3 of each, literally I'm not buying a single polish in January because it's goin' down in February!! Thanks for these AMAZING swatches, they truly are as good as it gets!

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  79. I love this color scheme. The subtle sparkles are brilliant. Can't wait!
    Great pictures; and I'm jealous of your nails :]

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  80. Amazing pictures and gorgeous shades! Shame I just put myself on a nail polish ban, I'd buy them all <3

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  81. I NEED THESE. A couple of them look like Zoya's new collection.

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  82. These are to die for! OPI, in my humble opinion, has not put out a collection this spectacular in ages! I do prefer cremes over shimmer but these are must haves. Thanks for posting these.

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  83.  They're all so gorgeous but Wooden Shoe Like to Know and I Don't Give a Rotterdam! are my favorites.

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  84. Loooooove all of them <3 Ugh my wallet is not happy!

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  85. *PASSES OUT* IM SOOOO EXCITED FOR NEXT MONTH... IM GONNA BUY JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM...

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  86. thank u for your beautiful pictures, u have gorgeous nails!!

    you make it easy to go polish shopping

    thanx

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  87. Ahhh! I am freaking out! These are all amazing! Any idea on the release date?!?!

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  88. blast it all-- now i'm getting this whole collection too!!! your images are just too perfect. =]

    *starting to think following you will be expensive...*

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  89. I love all the new colors - it will be very hard to choose just one!! thanks for sharing - great pictures!!

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  90. Great photos, showed the colors brilliantly!

    xoNS

    Come stop by!

    www.athoughtinthemindof.blogspot.com

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  91. So far, I have 3 of these colors! Planning to collect all of them :) What top coat do you use? It's so shiny & pretty!

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  92. what's your secret to perfect pictures?

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