OPI Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection Swatches + Review

Happy long weekend Friday Pretty Polishers! Ahhhh it’s gonna be a long weekend in the states, and that’s my favorite type of weekend! I’m looking forward to some much needed sun soaking by the pool and delicious BBQing as well. Yum! Speaking of delicious, I’m back today with the amazing Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI. Oh my Gaaahhh! It’s just stunning. I love all of these beauties. Let’s take a look.

Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

The moment I saw these I fell completely in love and just had to have them!! They are all soft pastels with great formulas that aren’t chalky or streaky like most pastels tend to be. They were all 2-3 coaters and easy to apply. They are streaky on the first coat but even out nicely after 2 or 3 coats. Now onto the polish!

IT’S IN THE CLOUD

This is an off white pastel creme. This one took 3 full coats to reach opacity. I love the end result though, super feminine!

It's in the Cloud from the Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

STOP IT IM BLUSHING!

This is a pastel blush pink creme. The name is very fitting of course. This one was 2.5 coats so some nails were good at 2 coats and others needed 3 coats for opacity and to even out nicely.

Stop It I'm Blushing! from the Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

So I wanted to add a matte top coat to this shade just to see what it would look like and this was the result:

Stop It I'm Blushing! (matte) from the Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Gorgeous!!! I love the way it looks matte and you can add a matte top coat to any of these shades and they will look just as beautiful.

 

IT’S A BOY!

This is a pastel baby blue creme. The most perfect baby blue shade. If you’re having a baby boy, you need this in your life! This is 2 perfect coats.

It's a Boy! from the Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

ONE CHIC CHICK

This is a pastel yellow creme. Buttery and delicious!!! This one was a 3 coater but I don’t care because it’s so worth it! It’s not chalky or streaky, just yellow-y pastel-y goodness!

One Chic Chick from the Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

THIS COST ME A MINT

This is a pastel mint green creme. Love!!! 2.5 coats and its opaque. I have an obsession with mint greens so this one is at the top of my faves list.

This Cost Me a Mint from the Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

I AM WHAT I AMETHYST

This is a pastel blue with a hint of purple creme. Gorgeous! This was opaque and even in 2 easy coats.

I Am What I Amethyst from the Soft Shades Pastels 2016 Collection by OPI | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

The Soft Shades Collection is already available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas as of April 2016. Nail lacquers will retail for $10.00 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, as well as Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. There is also a mini set available at ULTA that’s adorable.

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My favorites from this collection are One Chic Chick, This Cost Me a Mint, and It’s a Boy, but to be completely honest… I really love them all. I highly recommend you pick them all up! Which one was your favorite?

 

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Have a great long weekend loves, if you’re in the USA Happy Memorial Day!

Stay strong in your Pursuit!