On Friday, I’m leaving for a nine day tour of Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium! While I’m there, I will be scouring the shops to bring you my favorite finds from each country (including local beauty products!) To get myself into character, I’ve been rocking polishes from OPI’s Spring 2012 Holland collection.
(above: A Roll in the Hague, Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh?, Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI?, Gouda Gouda Two Shoes.)
I love this collection’s mix of naturals with bright colors. Even the brightest shades are subdued and each works well in the collection. The only color I’ve tried from this collection is Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh, a gray nude that goes great with everything!
(above: I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!, I Have a Herring Problem, Kiss Me On My Tulips, Pedal Faster Suzi!)
My only complaint is that the blues are super similar. You seriously need to compare them side by side (as above) to even notice the difference, which is a shame because I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! has a delicate, pearly finish where I Have a Herring Problem is a more monochromatic hue. Still, it hardly seems worth the investment to double up if, like me, you try to collect a few shades from each OPI line.
(above: Red Lights Ahead … Where?, Thanks a WindMillion, Vampsterdam, Wooden Shoe Like to Know?)
I can’t wait to find out if the ladies in Amsterdam sport nail shades as vampy as Vampsterdam. Okay, I’m being just as punny as an OPI shade namer. But if I’ve gotten any sense of Holland through these shades, I love it already!