It’s Spring & Summer time in nail polish land and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a perfect reminder that the cold is on its way out – hopefully sooner rather than later. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my snow days last week, my snow day mani, and the extra time with Otis & Mr. Lucy… but I’m pretty much over Winter. So let’s get it started with a little beauty from OPI’s Hawaii collection, shall we?
At first glance, I was underwhelmed by the Hawaii collection. On second glance, I knew I wanted the greens. I guess greens are my thing lately. I’m okay with that. My first pick was That’s Hula-rious! because it reminded me of Gargantuan Green Grape. I don’t own GGG, but I’ve picked it up and put it down at least 50 times at the store. Seriously.
That’s Hula-rious! is a pale minty green pastel creme (oh so many adjectives)! I love that it’s not chalky, and for a pastel the formula is pretty rockin. I used three easy coats and I was really happy with the end result. No streaking, no pooling, no bald spots – just perfection. It’s gorgeous.
As far as my obsession with GGG, I think it’s safe to say I can my polish crush go. They are not dupes, but very similar and word on the street is that the Hula formula is superior. Thanks to Nail That Accent & her comparison for helping make up my mind!
You can grab the OPI Hawaii Collection wherever OPI is sold, including Ulta and Macy’s. Each polish retails for $9.50. The (always adorable) 4 piece mini set includes That’s Hula-rious! and retails for 13.95. You can pick it up at Macy’s or Ulta.
Be sure to take a look at Alli’s review of Do You Take Lei Away? I haven’t decided what my next Hawaii polish will be, if you have an opinion let me know! Top contenders at the moment are: Go with the Lava Flow, This Color’s Making Waves, and it’s a total toss up for me between the two purples.