Coca-Cola by OPI (Limited Edition)

OPI Coca-Cola opener

 

Launching nationwide next month, Coca-Cola by OPI is a collection of limited edition shades, inspired by 9 of the best selling drinks from the iconic soda giant, and like most people, I confess to being rather puzzled with how the two would mesh. Beautifully, as it turns out and that I’m happy to report – and all in formulas that fall nothing short of superb. Or Amazing. Or Perfection. And fun….totally & exuberantly FUN.

For the record, I personally do not like soft drinks/soda, but this collection makes a strong case for a sugar-rush addiction. The best part? Your nails will look AH-MA-ZING, and with zero calories too!

 

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The iconic Coca-Cola logo, recognizable the world over

 

Coca Cola lady in red ad

The Lady in Red ad from Brazil, 1950 (source) – and check out her nails!

 

OPI Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola by OPI

 

OPI Coca-Cola 2

Coca-Cola by OPI

 

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Coca-Cola by OPI

 

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Coca-Cola by OPI

 

 

Coca Cola Red – (Inspired by Coca-Cola) No one does red like OPI, and this shade perfectly captures the iconic hue of the Coca-Cola brand. With a formula that’s nothing short of perfection in flow, opacity, pigmentation and glossiness, I suggest you do not skip applying base coat, to avoid any potential light staining. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

OPI Coca-Cola Red swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Coca-Cola Red

 

Green on the Runway – (Inspired by Sprite) An emerald green shimmery hue, with duo chrome brown flashes seen in some lights (but it actually reminds me more of the classic brown colour of Coke, as seen through the original green glass bottles). Flowing easily along the nails with minimal visible brush strokes, the brown flashes are much more visible in direct sunlight, while a more intense green is seen in other light – absolutely GORGEOUS! Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

OPI Green on the Runway swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Green on the Runway

 

OPI Green on the Runway swatch 2

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Green on the Runway (in sunlight)

 

You’re So Vain-illa – (Inspired by Vanilla Coke) A super creamy café au lait tinted white hue that almost applies itself – totally self-levelling, non-streaky and bearing excellent coverage and pigmentation (and so perfect for my white/off white nail colour addiction) Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

OPI You're So Vain-illa swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ You’re So Vain-illa

 

Get Cherried Away – (Inspired by Cherry Coke) A lush berry crème hue with blue undertones in the base, with yet another superb formula (pigmentation, flow, opacity, self-levelling & super glossy at the finish). Bonus: non-staining upon removal. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

OPI Get Cherried Away swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Get Cherried Away

 

Today I Accomplished Zero – (Inspired by Coke Zero) A mid-sheer charcoal base filled with red fine and ultra fine glitter pieces that seem suspended at the surface level of the nails. There’s a ‘banked embers’ look to this shade and totally stare-worthy; pictures do not do this justice – you really need to see it in person. Applying a matte top coat ups the uniqueness factor even more, by making each glitter piece stand out in high relief. An absolute MUST-HAVE from the collection. Coats applied: 2, with both top coat and matte top coat (second swatch only)

 

OPI Today I Accomplished Zero swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Today I Accomplished Zero

 

OPI Today I Accomplished Zero swatch matte

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Today I Accomplished Zero, matte

 

My Signature is “DC” – (Inspired by Diet Coke) This is as close to silver foil perfection, as you’ll find. Relatively brush stroke-free in application (this lacquer seems to level out and gleam even more as it sets), you do need to work fast, as it is quick drying. Coats applied: 2, NO top coat (totally unnecessary)

TIP: start by applying a matte top coat to bare nails & letting that dry, then go in with a regular top coat before applying the actual polish – this way, any imperfections in the nails are minimized and filled in, making the final look incredibly smooth and as even as possible.

 

OPI My Signature is DC swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ My Signature is “DC”

 

OPI My Signature is DC swatch 2

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ My Signature is “DC”

 

Sorry I’m Fizzy Today – (Inspired by Vanilla Coke) Ok, I admit that I don’t get the inspiration for this shade *shrugs*. A sweet, carnation pink shade that seems to lean more warm than cool (possible peachy undertones?), in the same easy formula as the other crèmes of this collection – über glossy at the finish. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Sorry I’m Fizzy Today

 

OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today nail art

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Sorry I’m Fizzy Today with My Signature is “DC” polka dots

 

A Grape Affair – (Inspired by Fanta Grape) A deeply intense and true purple crème hue in a ridiculously easy formula to apply (self-levelling, colour-saturated, high gloss finish) that seems to straddle the line between cool & warm leaning, making it universally flattering for all skin tones. Bonus: non-staining upon removal. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

OPI A Grape Affair swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ A Grape Affair

 

Orange You Fantastic! – (Inspired by Fanta Orange) A sheer yellow base filled with gold, red and orange hexagonal glitter pieces in fine, small & medium sizes. There is plenty of glitter to be had per brush-stroke and while 2 coats would probably be enough for short nails, longer nails can use an extra coat for more complete coverage. Don’t be fooled by any greenish tints seen in the photos (an oxidized reflection from the gold glitter); this glitter bomb shade is a spot-on representation of Fanta Orange – like wearing a bubbly drink along your nails! Coats applied: 3 (thin), plus top coat

TIP: apply a peel-off base coat (such as OPI’s Glitter Off) to make removal a breeze. As the natural finish of this shade is highly reflective and brilliant, top coat is almost superfluous, so be warned that you’ll need between 2-3 coats of a thick top coat for a smooth glassy finish.

 

OPI Orange You Fantastic! swatch

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Orange You Fantastic!

 

OPI Orange You Fantastic! swatch macro

Coca-Cola by OPI ♦ Orange You Fantastic!

 

I am in love with every single one of these shades of the Coca-Cola by OPI collection – something I so totally did not expect. While the majority of the crème hues shown here are nothing we haven’t all see before (with You’re so Vain-illa being a standout nonetheless), the difference is in the formula/application and that’s enough to make them unique for me. Glitter and I do not always see eye to eye, but I’ll make an exception for the total fun-factor of Orange You Fantastic! (especially now that there’s OPI’s amazing Glitter Off Base Coat to make for a painless removal). Green on the Runway has shimmer, duo chrome, and iridescence all wrapped in one, while the mysteriously seductive look of Today I Accomplished Zero is almost hypnotic (I dare you to look away). Finally, there’s the mirror-like brilliance of My Signature is “DC” – in a word: unbelievable. So, yeah … to reiterate my opening line: I am in love with every single one of these shades.

The Coca-Cola by OPI shades (CAN $10.95 each) will be available beginning June 2014 (in GelColor formula as well, through select salons). Find more information via:

 

OPI Coca-Cola closer

*Disclosure: product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

38 Responses to Coca-Cola by OPI (Limited Edition)

  1. CokeNOPILover says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection!! I am a fan of both OPI and Coca-Cola, so when the twain meet, never mind that I already have too much nail polish. Is there a mini kit? I wonder what colors it includes.

  2. peter purple says:

    i love Your so vai-nilla and Today I Accomplished Zero!

  3. Maria del Carmn says:

    Hello, thank you for your swatches. I want to know if you re so vain illa is similar to zoya jacqueline.

  4. Ana says:

    Can I ask which top coat you use? I have OPI rapid dry top coat which I find creates streaks with my polish. Trying to find one that will be easier to apply!
    Thanks!

    • Eugenia says:

      I’ve never used that particular top coat, so I’m not sure why it would create streaks, unless you’re not waiting long enough for the polish to dry properly (ideally, you should wait at least 5 minutes after applying your last coat of polish before adding top coat). I have several different brands in my rotation and usually like to keep brands together when swatching ie: OPI with OPI, Essie with Essie, etc. For this collection, I used an OPI top coat, but a regular one.

  5. Deborah says:

    The creme shades all look SO perfect on you! Love them ♥

  6. maggie barnes says:

    These colors are the TOP of all the rest nail polishes around!

  7. Anneke says:

    Beautiful swatches, as always, Eugenia (you are still such a wonderful inspiration to me). I especially love ‘Today I Accomplished Zero’ when matte! Gorgeous!

    • Eugenia says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Anneke! This is such a fun collection and something about mattifying a glitter is just so appealing to me!

  8. I’m really excited about this collection! The two glitters look great, the white one looks amazing, and the silver is stunning!

  9. Latoya says:

    I was going to skip all posts swatching these (just wasn’t interested) but of course I had to check out YOUR swatches, Eugenia, and OF COURSE I love them all! I even like the green, and I am NOT a green gal, not ever!! The vanilla shade is TO DIE, and I really must get that Glitter Off base coat – I have a handful of glitter shades I never wear because of the hassle of getting them off, but that sounds so perfect I can’t stand it! Surprizingly lovely collection, I must admit.

    • Eugenia says:

      Awww….thanks, Toya! And you’re not alone in being surprised by this collection – I don’t think ANYONE expected these awesome shades!

  10. Christy Canfield says:

    Love your swatches! I didn’t think I needed the glitter until I saw it with matte TC. How does the purple compare to Vant to Bite My Neck? They look very similar, not sure if I need both!

    • Eugenia says:

      Thanks! I haven’t had a chance to dig out any comparisons, but I think I read somewhere that A Grape Affair and Vant to Bite My Neck are apparently very close – if I can get around to swatching the two, I’ll definitely let you know!

  11. I love what you did with the shimmer and the matte there! You always make me give mattes a second chance. 🙂

    Green on the Runway would have blown me away, except that I think JINsoon Epidote is a slightly more beautiful version of almost the same complex shade. (It feels insufficient to call this a “shade”, right?) I think it’s because the green in Epidote is a touch brighter, which I really like. Overall though, Coca Cola collection ended up being a lot more elegant than I originally expected!

    • Eugenia says:

      Who would have thunk that a nail polish collection inspired by a soft drink brand, would actually work? Not me! But strangely enough, it really, really does! Glad you like my mattified version – I can’t believe you’re not all that into mattes yet (I love them!) and now you’ve gone and made me curious about Epidote all over again!

  12. Kittykam says:

    Thank you soo much for the swatch of Orange You Fantastic!! I hate when bloggers insist on using a base coat with polishes like that. I want to see what it really looks like without modifications! haha. and it looks incredible, absolute MUST HAVE xx

    • Eugenia says:

      Thanks for the kind words and you’re so welcome! Sometimes it’s easier for bloggers to show a glitter over a matching base, only to avoid applying multiple coats but I usually show them on their own, so my readers know exactly what it is they’re getting!

  13. The matte of Today I accomplished Zero is goooorgeous!! Great swatches as always!

  14. I too was feeling rather ‘meh” about this collection , but now I see several that I may have to have. I have been really on the fence about a matte look, but I have to say that your rendition looks awesome. Either way that color looks great and I am not a ‘black base’ person generally.

    I want Green on the runway, I’m so vanilla and Zero!… And may be DC for embellishments at times

  15. Papu says:

    Gorgeous swatches!!! Do you have OPI Casino Royale? If yes, is it dupe-ish for Get Cherried Away? I always get excited when I see a polish like that and then end up buying Casino Royale dupes or near-dupes 😀

    • Eugenia says:

      Thank you! I actually do have Casino Royale and would love to be able to tell you in detail how close these 2 are, but my collection is presently in storage – the best I can suggest is that you look at swatches of both that can be found on my blog, to see for yourself – but from what I remember, Casino Royale is a few degrees deeper and possibly more red based

    • Catherine says:

      I was thinking the same thing….pretty close to Casino Royale.

  16. I’ve been waiting for you to review this collection! I always look at other blogs and their swatches, but I always wait for your swatches and your review because it’s always so spot on! Thanks for the review.
    XOXO
    Veronica

    • Eugenia says:

      Awww….thanks so much for kind words and support, Veronica – I really appreciate it! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my review & swatches – you can’t go wrong with any of these shades!

  17. alizeth says:

    I don’t follow the new collections from OPI but this one I was curious about as I LOVE coke. I genuinely didn’t think the colors would interest me at all, but there are several I’d buy for myself! Great swatches btw!

    • Eugenia says:

      Thanks so much! 😉 I actually can’t stand to drink soda (from the time I was a little girl, in fact) but I’m crazy about all these shades!

  18. Larie says:

    I like the cream shades (the pink and the vanilla, lol) the best, for some reason! And that Coke Zero color is really awesome, as well!

What are your thoughts, beautiful?