OPI Collections for Spring & Summer 2012

I wouldn’t call myself a total girly-girl. Though I do like to dress up on those special occasions, most days I don’t wear makeup beyond lip chap. As well, I often sacrifice doing my own hair {besides the iconic ponytail}, if it means that my 3 girls will have cute up-dos of their own.

Yet, no matter the day, no matter the season – I like to wear polish. In the summer, it’s a must since so often I am barefoot. In the Winter? It just makes my mood perk up.

Recently I received many shades from new Spring/Summer OPI Collections, for review. These really {and I mean REALLY} made me go polish-crazy. You see, I always like at least a couple colors in any OPI collection, but these – ahhh, they all made my girly heart sing. I truly let a little squeal with each I held.

Not only did they make the grey skies of Winter seem less gloomy, but it also gave me that hope for Spring. The hope that Mother Nature will soon let me show off these colors on my toes!

Holland Collection:

Inspired by the country’s range of stunning shades – as seen in vivid tulips, windmill-dotted hillsides and bustling canals – the collection’s twelve shades offer a mixture of sophisticated neutrals and highly-pigmented brights.

Since I only have so many nails, I had to enlist the help of my girls to help try out the shades. You can bet that they were all to eager to take part! Gouda Gouda Two Shoes is a rose color that looks great against a warm brown or creamy white sweater. It has a slight shimmer that pops out under the right lighting. At first I thought it lingered on Fall, yet has hints of a lighter tinge and the shimmer really catches Spring.

Thanks A WindMillion is a sea-green that is almost transparent but add on a second or third and it’s bold. This one has no shimmer. I Don’t Give A Rotterdam is a light dusty blue with a gold and silver shimmer. To notice this shimmer though, use more than one coat. And enjoy, it’s a color that most will love!

Nicki Minaj Collection:

Six new limited edition shades are inspired by hip hop sensation Nicki Minaj based on her unique style, love of bright colors, and her debut album Pink Friday, the Nicki Minaj by OPI promotion will feature an array of bold hues, from neon lime green to pink.

At first I didn’t like Did It On ‘Em {lime color}, it is too yellow for my liking. I would much prefer one with more green tones to it, but have to admit that after wearing it on my toes for a few days – it’s not as bad as I initially thought. If you like yellow, this one is for you though!

On the other hand, Fly is fantastic! This aqua color screams tropical waters and is my new mood-booster until the sun starts shining again. The Bubblegum Pink Friday color is popular with my girls, for good reason. This one is all pink, so paint it on and feel young again!

I still have more shades from these collections to try out before Spring and Summer 2012 make an appearance. Yet so far, I’m impressed. Done are the dull dark tones and in come the vibrant and fresh shades!



Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. I’m loving that blue in the nicki minaj collection! Being a new mom, I haven’t had time to update my nail polish collection, this would be great!

  2. I think I should win be cause I LOVE OPI. I have gone so far as to order the Alice in Wonderland collection of E-Bay because I couldn’t find it anywhere. I also live in a small town and it’s hard to find. It is my favoright thing to do for myself it always makes me happy to try a new fun color πŸ™‚

  3. I love the Thanks A WindMillion. This would look so cool! I really need to update my nail polishes as I haven’t done my nails much since having my kids. It’s time for me to start doing my nails again. This would be an awesome start! I’ve also never tries OPI and would love to. Thanks for a chance to win! πŸ™‚

  4. I would love to win because, honestly, the polish on my toes is BAD! I have to get on that before we head to Disney next week. I really like the “Fly” color!

  5. I love all these colors, OPI is the best nail polish! Id love to have more nail polishes to add to my small collection! πŸ™‚

  6. I would love that yellow underneath the crackle purple! Talk about impact πŸ˜€ I’ve just tried the crackle for the first time and would love to do it again!

  7. I would like to win because I too love painting my fingernails and toenails to give my mood an extra boost! Both Metallic 4 Life and Super Bass are hot!

  8. I would like to win this for my daughters. They are always painting their nails and would love to have the entire Nicki Minaj Collection.

  9. I’d love to win because OPI is great, long-lasting nail polish plus I need an update in my nail colour! Bubble Pink Friday is so pretty and I think Fly would look great on my toes!

  10. Usually I wear pink, but I like the neon colours as well. Yes, I am overdue for a new supply.

  11. I would liketo win for my daughter and myself,,we love new nail polishes.. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  12. I don’t currently paint my nails (I tend to keep them too short), but hubby thinks it looks nice, so new polish would be a good additional incentive to do it!

  13. I would love to win a have a daughter who’s a real girly girl and she loves nail polish

  14. i have only tried one OPI polish before and loved it! i would love to try other shades! this collection looks amazing – as my second little one just recently arrived, its a bit tough to browse and shop for most things these days – so this would be great for spring and summer! πŸ™‚

  15. I would love to win because i love the colours, opis is an awesome brand and i wanna have the best mani and pedi for when it gets warms

  16. I really need new updated colours for my polish collection… Most of mine are so old, they probably are too sticky to use next summer. :S I am liking the fly colour – something new and summery and fresh! Most of my colours are deep burgandy or dark…

  17. I’d love to try that Fly color. I always love painting nails, but I never find the time to do my own!

  18. I’d love to win this for my daughter. She loves doing beautiful nail art and any new colors would be great. I do love the “fly” color too.

  19. I’d love to try Pink Friday lol. It’s the little girl in me talking.
    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  20. I haven’t bought nail polish for so long it’s time for some new colors and I love the light pink shade!

  21. I am loving that purple crackle one! Actually, I’m really liking all the crackle polishes right now. They’re neat (although I have yet to try it).

  22. I would LOVE to win as this collection is just amazing – I could use some new polish and these funky shades would be perfect!

  23. I would love to win this because my oldes daughter is obsessed with nail art right now, she does her nail every day (and does little pictures on them and everything!) she is eleven and it is pretty neat to watch this all going on for her, she is having allot of fun with it right now, for her that is huge!

  24. tammi it’s nail polish! that is my ‘spoil just me time’, i don’t really do purses or shoes and opi seems to be my favorite polish brand – they just have so many wonderful shades πŸ™‚

  25. I will β€˜Shareβ€˜ this giveaway on FB but i really only want them to win if i don’t

  26. OPI is my favourite brand of polish….I bought 2 new shades just last week! LOL I don’t have a particular fave of this NM set, I would just be happy to play with them!

    thanks, Lisa


  27. I would love to win because I just need new nail polishes and these would be great addition to my collection. I love all the colors

    mariam_b1984 at hotmail dot com

  28. I would love to win this collection as I am a real nail polish junkie and especially love all OPI polishes!

  29. I follow on twitter and tweeted-https://twitter.com/#!/409cope/status/166669604918267904

  30. I would like to win just so I can have a few nice new shades for the spring!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  31. I would love to because I need to wear polish on my toes if I go barefoot and spring is just around the corner. I really like the colour Fly from the collection.

  32. I would love to win because I am hooked on opi products


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  34. I’d love to win because I have a daughter who is a nail polish nut and would be so thrilled to receive these!

  35. I’m obsessed with OPI and the Nicki Minaj collection is so awesome! If I can get my hands on it (for free) I would be so excited those lil gems are expensive ! But I do tend to buy them very often a little treat to me.

  36. I am addicted to nailpolish esp OPI but i could never afford all this! Would love to win!

  37. I would love to win for my soon to be 16 yr old daughter who is a nail polish freak, she does nail art and her and her friends spend hours doing there nails, she would love love this

  38. I love the blue/aqua color and am intrigued by the lime. Summer is on it’s way (wishful thinking!) and that’s the perfect time to rock crazy colours on the toes!!!

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  40. I would LOVE to win this as I really like OPI polishes and need to expand my colour palate.

    Thank you!

  41. My favourite colour is yellow -that would definitely be the one for me! I love trying out new nail polish shades and can’t wait for sandal season to show off my polished toes!

  42. I would love to win this prize because I love all the colours in the collection. I’d wear all of them. I don’t own any nailpolishes of these colours so I’d be nice πŸ™‚ & let’s be honest, my sister Mel would also love to use them.

  43. I would love to have some new awesome colors and I love nail polish. I feel complete
    when I’m wearing nail polish.


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  45. it’s definitely time for new polish – maybe it’d motivate me to take the month old polish off now (not much left on there, how sad…)

  46. I’m a nail polish addict, I’m always looking for new and fun nail polish!
    nathania.a at gmail dot com

  47. I’d like to win because I just started growing out my nails for the first time in my life and I would love to have some polishes to put on them.

    brendapenton @ hotmail.com

  48. I would love to win these just to have them so myself and my daughter can pretty up our nails whenever need be πŸ™‚

  49. i would love to win because who doesn’t feel prettier with painted nails? What a fun set!

  50. I’d love some new nail polish colors for my toes this summer. A couple of these would also make a great gift for someone I know πŸ™‚

  51. I love nail polish and now that the kids are older and no longer chewing on my fingers I can indulge myself again. I would love to try that Crackle polish especially!

  52. I am always looking for good nailpolishes for my daughter who is a nail polish freak lol OPI is one of my favorites , she would love this
    staceyx at telus dot net

  53. I know I need a new updated look so I would love to win this nail collection..I like the Super Bass Shatter Shade..

  54. Would love to win this amazing Nicki Minaj Collection!
    because the save me shade is so glittery and sparkly.
    My soon to be daughter in law just love glitter and so
    I would share the nail polish with her.
    hey, I am trying to be a nice mother in law, eh.

  55. Feb 10
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  56. I wanted to paint my nails the other day, only to come to the sad realization that I only own one bottle of nail polish… from high school… which was over a decade ago. I’m WAY overdue for some new hues! πŸ™‚

  57. I love that aqua blue colour. It is my favourite colour, reminds me of a tiffany’s box! πŸ™‚ I’m in desperate need of a pedicure and this would be the perfect colour!!!

  58. I’d love to win because I’m a nail polish addict! I usually change polish each day to coordinate with my outfits!

  59. I love nail polish on my toes especially… in the winter it makes me feel a bit excited about the warmer weather that is on its way

  60. I love to try out different shades and OPI nail polish lasts great and doesn’t chip off!

  61. I love the fly colour!! Please choose me to win, I love doing nails and I spend a lot of time on my nails and I would love to win this. I’d be the perfect girl to win this, please choose me πŸ™‚ thank you

  62. I would love to win because i currently own 2 nail polishes and they are my 6 year old daughters kids nail polish

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  65. I would like to win because I like the colors in this collection. I love the Did It On ‘Em (I don’t mind yellow at all) and Fly and that metallic one in the middle of the pic looks right up my alley.

  66. I love the colours! But I am in despirate need of some new polish. My 2 year old and dumped my 2 polishes down the sink and all I have right now is an old pink polish that is gloopy.

  67. would love to win one of those fabulous colours. I like my organized chaos on facebook and have shared

  68. Feb 17
    DAYLE @vinci777
    I Entered to Win the new Nicki Minaj Collection of polishes from OPI via @MyChaos bit.ly/ypRzTt Cdn Only

  69. I’d like to win because I found your blog by googling “spring 2012 OPI”! It’s exactly the info I was looking for. PLUS a chance to win? Woot!

  70. Love all of OPI polishes! They have great colours and high quality. i’d like to try Super Bass Shatter and Fly. I’d love to win because I am always adding new colours to my nail polish collection. I usually keep my nails medium length and nicely polished.

  71. I love the Thanks A Windmillion! Painted toes is that little boost that makes a stay at home mom feel a little like my oldself.

  72. I’d love to win since most of the shades in the collection aren’t normally colours I’d buy! It would be nice to experiment for free! Thanks!

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  74. I would like to win because I have been wanting to try OPI polish for a while now but can’t afford it. Nail polish does not stick to my nails and I’ve heard OPI is one of the better ones for lasting more than half a day without chipping, I would love to try it and see if it’s better so I know if it’s worth the extra cost.

  75. I would love to win – I never have time to do my nails and I love OPI and I like Nikki Minaj too – her style is fun

  76. I rarely have time to do my nails and treat myself…I like OPI and Nikki Minaj’s style too!

  77. I would like to win this because I think that my “newest” nail polish is about 2 years old! Definitely need some newer stuff for the summer!

  78. I would love to win, because I need to update my nail polish colour. I currently have one red OPI nail polish, and would love some funky new colours like the new Nicki Minaj collection.

  79. I just had a baby and have given up on polish and would love to get back into painting my nails again!

  80. 2 of my daughters love painted nails. The younger of the two loves when I do it for her. She is a little of a wild child and says her fav colour is rainbow. Needless to say she likes the smarties look! This collection would definetly put a smile on her face!