July 26, 2019

My Picks from OPI Tokyo Spring/Summer 2019

*Purchased by me*

Happy Friday everyone! I've had these OPI Tokyo shades for ages, not sure why it took me so long to post them, but better late than never, right? I figured I should get the post up before I get the Scotland shades! Let's start off with OPI I'm On a Sushi Roll is a great slightly dusty teal creme. It leans more green than blue. Fantastic color for spring and summer, I've worn it several times already.

This was three thin coats. If you tend towards thicker coats, two should be fine. Nice consistency and the formula was easy to control for precise application.

OPI Samurai Breaks a Nail is a vibrant, glowing purple packed with blue shimmer. The shade just pops beautifully. It's such a rich jewel-toned purple and then you get that flash of blue. Just gorgeous!

This was three thin coats and I did think I needed the full three coats. Two coats still had some VNL at the tips. You also want to make sure your coats are all the same thickness on each nail, it can make the color look very different if one nail had a thin third coat vs. a thicker third coat.

OPI How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? is a bright whitened lime creme. It's a fun shade for summer, it has that white base that really pops against tan skin (LOL not mine obviously). This is one of those colors that really catches your eye and stands out of the crowd. 

This as three thin coats as well and I was pleasantly surprised by the application. Sometimes these chalkier shades can be streaky and uneven looking, but this came out nice and smooth. Application was easy and it was very opaque in three coats.

OPI Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san is a blue-based teal creme. Looking at the bottles of this and I'm On a Sushi Roll, I wondered why these two would be in a collection together. Once they are on the nails, they are very different polishes and I am happy to have them both. Suzi-san is much more blue and just screams summer pedi to me. I've worn it a bunch of times already and it makes me happy every time!

This was just two coats. Nicely opaque and good formula.

OPI Chopstix and Stones... 😍😍😍 I'm in love. The first polish that got me really in love with OPI was Russian Navy from the Russia collection 2007. So I have a major soft spot with dark blue OPI polishes and Chopstix and Stones may have just jumped to the #1 dark blue love of my life. This is a deep, rich ultramarine blue packed with glowing shimmer. I don't think swatches do it justice, I have yet to see one that really captures the depth of this polish. LOVE!

This is three coats. I think three coats are a must here. It looks good and opaque with two coats, but the third really brings out the shimmer to it's full potential. Definitely use a nice shiny top coat to further accent the glow.

Overall, I think Tokyo was my favorite OPI collection in quite a long time. I definitely purchased more polishes than any collection in ages, and I plan to pick up one or two more (Tempura-ture is Rising is calling my name). I was happy to see blues, greens, and pretty purples instead of a sea of red and pinks. What are you loving from this collection?

No comments: