OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection | Swatches + Review

Hi everyone! Miami is still very much in Summer weather so the collection I’m sharing today is perfect. This is the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection.

OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection || Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

This 6 piece set of dusty muted tone cremes is giving me major 60’s vintage vibes. I added Seche Vive top coat to every swatch. Let’s take a look at each one.

 

SPF XXX

This is a gorgeous orangey coral. Excellent formula. Creamy and super pigmented. Opaque in 2 coats. LOVE it!!

SPF XXX from the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection || Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

FLIP FLOPS & CROP TOPS

This is a soft bubblegum pink. This one was a little uneven but smooths out in 2 coats.

Flip Flops & Crop Tops from the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection || Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

WHERE’S THE DOUBLE SCOOP?

This is a soft ballet slipper pink. This one was a streaker! Super streaky and uneven. It took 3 coats to cover the patchiness.

Where's the Double Scoop? from the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection || Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

I’M GETTING A TAN-GERINE

This is a delicious peachy apricot-y creamsicle. I love this color so so much! The formula, not so much. Another streaker but I don’t mind doing the 3 coats to get the end result!

I'm Getting a Tan-gerine from the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection || Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

TOWEL ME ABOUT IT

This is a light pastel yellow. This one was also streaky and watery. Even and opaque in 2.5 coats.

Towel Me About It from the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection || Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

SAILING & NAIL-ING

This is a baby blue. Also streaky 🙁 Sadly most of these formulas were not easy peasy and took about 3 coats to even out.

Sailing & Nail-ing from the OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection || Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

My favorites from the bunch were SPF XXX and I’M GETTING A TAN-GERINE. I wasn’t crazy about the formulas with this collection, but the colors are beautiful. Are you curious about possible DUPES for this collection? Check out my YouTube video where I show you comparisons side by side as well as live swatching:

 

This collection is available now at ULTA or Sally Beauty Supply for $10 USD per bottle. You can also find them online on eBay or Amazon. OPI is 3 FREE so it doesn’t contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP. Not all of OPI’s polishes are 3 FREE but it is said that after 2006 all are 3 FREE. It’s best to check labels if you have a concern. OPI is sold at beauty supply stores, Ulta, Target, drugstores, and Amazon or eBay.

Which one was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay strong in your Pursuit!