Sparkling canals, crisscrossed by bridges and a maze of alleys and hidden piazzas. I would love to visit Venice, especially during the Venice Carnival season which is renowned for its extravagant balls with opulent costumes and bejewelled masks. That would be the life!
Unfortunately however my budget doesn’t stretch to such luxurious holidays currently so I’ll have to get my dose of Venice in a different form! That’s where OPI’s latest luxurious nail polish collection, the OPI Venice Collection comes in! For others in the same position as me who are thinking of purchasing one of these Venice Collection nail polish shades keep reading to see my OPI Venice Collection swatches and check out my reviews of this collection.
The OPI Venice Collection was released to coincide with the European Fall/Winter 2015. This bold and elegant collection consists of 12 new shades which will be added to the permanent OPI colour family.
The collection includes romantic reds, striking corals, dreamy pastels, elegant nudes, dramatic darks and a luxurious shimmery copper metallic. Even though all these shades are reportedly designed for fall and winter, some of the pastels, nudes, metallics and corals would also be perfect for our Australian Spring & Summer – Yay!
Although I don’t have the full 12 shades to show you I was lucky to receive the Little Bambinos Mini 4-Pack including the shades A Great Opera-Tunity, Worth a Pretty Penne, Amore at the Grand Canal and My Gondola or Yours?
OPI A Great Opera-tunity Review
“Aria” ready to wear this gorgeous melon? This is a pretty nude, dusty peachy shade that applies easily and is opaque and streak free with two coats.
OPI Worth a Pretty Penne Review
Flaunt your fashion “cents” in this shimmery copper. This is my favourite shade in the OPI Venice collection. It’s a luxurious looking, slightly rose-tinted, coppery metallic. Once again it is a fabulous formula requiring only two coats.
OPI Amore at the Grand Canal Review
Let the romance flow in this ravishing red. OPI excels at creating perfect reds and this one is no exception. It’s a very flattering classic blue-red shade. It is one of my all time favourite OPI reds swatches.
OPI My Gondola Or Yours Review
Let’s cruise the canals in this luscious black.This is a smoky black with a gorgeous but very, very subtle shimmer in it. The shimmer is more noticeable in sunlight and is hard to see indoors. This shade requires three coats to achieve a non streaky opaque colour.
I hope these OPI Venice Collection swatches and reviews have given you a better idea of what these stunning nail polishes look like and how they apply.
I have also reviewed and swatched other OPI nail polishes in other blog posts you may be interested in too.
Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Having previously worked in the health industry she loves effective beauty products that are based on scientific evidence. Also being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance to suit your specific needs. Ingrid has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.