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Hi everybody!

I'm back with the second part of OPI Holland collection, this time I'll show you 7 shimmers. If you've missed Part 1, read it here.

Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI? - grape purple with subtle gold and pink shimmer. This is one of my favourite polishes from the whole collection, it's definitely a keep-me :) The formula is really great - it applied smoothly and pigmentation is very good. I've used two coats but one was almost enough.

Gouda Gouda Two Shoes -light brown with peach undertones with copper shimmer. It's a very pretty and elegant colour, another one I thought I won't like...but I do :) It applied smoothly and pigmentation is excellent. I'm wearing one thick coat and no topcoat.  It also dried quite fast.

I Don’t Give A Rotterdam - a dusty slate blue with silver glass fleck. There is a bit of gold fleck as well just a tiny bit. It's very cool-toned which might not suit everybody. The formula was less pigmented that with previous polishes. I'm wearing two thick coats but if you apply thin coats, you will need three.

Pedal Faster Suzi!- cool-toned light pink packed with silver glass flecks. The polish is really sparkly thanks to the flecks but because of them it dries a bit gritty. It applied nicely but this is another polish that is quite sheer. I have two thick coats and I'd still rather have three. No topcoat.
Just a quick note - when I was removing it I struggled a bit with lots of silver flecks stuck to my cuticles.

Vampsterdam - dark eggplant colour with fine silver shimmer. When I saw previews of this collection, this instantly became my favourite colour. I love vampy shades! BUT I don't love it :( The formula is a bit sheer, little watery and streaky. Not what I'm used to from OPI. I'm wearing two thicker coats, no topcoat.

Wooden Shoe Like To Know? - darkish brown with fine copper/gold shimmer. It applied very well and pigmentation is excellent. It was almost one coater but I'm wearing two coats for a perfect coverage. No topcoat

I Have A Herring Problem - dusty blue with silver and gold glass flecks. It's very similar colour to I Don’t Give A Rotterdam but it has a bit of green or teal in it and it has warmer undertones. I prefer this one to I Don’t Give A Rotterdam just because it's warmer. But if I'm honest I don't know what OPI was thinking when putting so similar shades into one collection. I Have A Herring Problem has the same sheerer formula as I Don't Give A Rotterdam and Pedal Faster Suzi!. I've applied two thicker coats which were enough but if you apply thin coats, you might need three.

The whole collection i a very good mix of cremes, pastels, shimmers and glass flecks which I really appreciate. The formulas are really good, especially with creme shades which are well pigmented and dry fast. Shimmer part is not that excellent as Vampsterdam is a bit watery and streaky and I Have A Herring Problem, I Don't Give A Rotterdam and Pedal Faster Suzi! have a bit sheerer formula. As always I love the names :) They are creative and topical, really memorable. So what do you think?

Hello lovelies!

I finally managed to swatch the OPI Holland collection and today I'll show you the first half - creme shades. There is just 5 cremes and 7 shimmers. I like shimmers more so I'll keep the better last ;)

Holland collection was 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. Collection contains 12 shades and is available from 8th February 2012.

Some of the shades are very interesting but not hugely popular but there are some very nice and wearable ones too.

A Roll In The Hague - very bright and rich orange creme shade. This shade really reminded me Halloween orange but it is also great for summer as it's soo bright! The polish applied very nicely and has very good pigmentation. I've applied two coats and as you can see it was enough for a perfect coverage.

Did you ‘ear About Van Gogh? - described as sandy bisque creme. This is very unique and hard describable colour :) I don't have any similar colour to it in my stash and surprisingly it does look quite good on me. In the beginning I thought it's an ugly shade but once I applied it, it looked really cool and fashionable. I think the pictures are very colour-accurate so no need of describing it further. Formula is great again, this is two coats and it dried fast on me.

Kiss Me On My Tulips - hot pink creme. I've seen some swatches on other blogs that use artificial light where the colour was really bold and rich but you won't get that on the artificial light, maybe. But still it's popular girly colour. The formula was very good as with all the creme shades - shiny, well pigmented and shiny. I'm wearing two coats.

Red Lights Ahead...Where? - bright neon coral creme. The colour is something between red and orange neon colour, a bit coral I'd say. The formula is awesome! You could do with just one coat but I've applied two to cover few ridges in my nails. It dries fast and it applied like a dream! It was quite hard to photograph it as neon colours don't agree with most cameras :-/ I've done my best and I think the colour is I think 95% accurate, only little bit more bright neon.

Thanks a Windmillion - pale cool-toned green creme. This is another a bit strange colour but it does look quite good, especially with Nubar Black Polka Dot layered over it ;) I wouldn't normally buy a pale green colour but since I had the rest of the collection.. :D Anyway - it is very well pigmented, I'm wearing two coats and it dried very fast. I think the last picture is the most colour-accurate.

So what do you think so far? I love them! All of the polishes have an amazing formula (pretty much OPI's standard) and some of the colours will be my summer go to's :)

In the next post I will review the rest of the polishes which are shimmers...those are always my favourite ;)