OPI Next Stop…The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone coverOPI Brazil has landed!

I’m not super excited about this collection but there were a few polishes I knew I had to get my hands on. One of those was Next Stop…The Bikini Zone. I was curious how it would compare to other green and purple duochromes including OPI Peace & Love & OPI from their Fall 2013 collection.

OPI describes Next Stop…The Bikini Zone as an amethyst toned pewter. I would describe it as a sheer, pale purple packed with a tone of shimmer. On the nail I see very little, if any, of the green/pewter duochrome that is apparent in the bottle.

The formula is quite thin. I used 3 coats in my swatches and still had a visible nail line.

Next Stop…The Bikini Zone is a pretty polish. And the shimmer is absolutely gorgeous in the sun. But it didn’t exactly wow me. At first I thought that might be because I’ve seen this polish a hundred times. But as it turns out, I don’t have any dupes for this polish in my collection.

To appease my curiosity I did do a comparison between Next Stop…The Bikini Zone and OPI Peace & Love & OPI (or Essie For The Twill of It), NARS Disco Inferno and OPI Not Like the Movies. None are dupes. Peace & Love & OPI isn’t even close. But none the less, there is a comparison swatch under the jump.

The OPI Brazil collection is available everywhere OPI is sold including Ulta. Next Stop…The Bikini Zone is part of the mini set for this collection (which is currently available on Amazon).

Under the jump you will find the comparison swatch along with a ton of swatches of Next Stop…The Bikini Zone (including quite a few in the sun!).

Can’t wait to try some of the other polishes I have from this collection!

Alli

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10 comments

  1. I’m so glad you had OPI Not Like The Movies to do a comparison. I was almost convinced it would be so close. I look forward to seeing the other colors you picked from this collection. I haven’t worn it yet, but I think my fav will be Live.Love.Carnaval.

  2. Quite a beautiful amethyst, this one. Not enough to make me open the purse strings, though. Are you going to test the nudes?

    Not Like The Movies was my very first OPI, found and bought by sheer luck when the collection was well on the way out; I’m still madly in love with it.

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