Spring and Summer are always the best months for nail polish collections in my opinion. I am such a massive fan of pastels and brights when it comes to my nails and I always look forward to seeing which shades OPI have within their collections. Something I feel that makes OPI unique is how much thought they put into their nail polish collections. They don’t do the whole loose theme that many brands do. OPI always create really clever shade names which often reflect the shade inside the bottle, and their new Spring collection has some of the best shade names I’ve ever seen in a polish collection. The OPI Tokyo Nail Polish Collection consists of twelve stunning shades in their original Nail Lacquer formula for £13.50 each, as well as their Infinite Shine formula for £14.50 each, too.
Japan has always been on my list of destinations on my travel bucket list, so I love that the twelve shades chosen for the collection were all inspired by the city of Tokyo..
“A city at the forefront of fashion, beauty and nail art. Tokyo’s unique balance of rich tradition and nature inspired a variety of nail colors that evoke the eclectic fashion, vibrant nightlife and world-renowned cuisine.
Join us on Another Ramen-tic Evening in our favorite foodie spots, then stop off at Fuji-san before finding All Your Dreams In Vending Machines. From a new take on millenial pink to matcha green shades, your nail color will be ahead of every trend this season. #OPITokyo.”
All of my OPI Tokyo Nail Polish Collection swatches are two generous coats with one coat of top coat so you get a good representation of the coverage and finish.
Kanpai OPI – Periwinkle Blue and Grey team up to make your day in this nail polish. Cheers! This is a super pretty pastel periwinkle blue with a creme finish. It does dry down to a slightly deeper shade than what’s in the bottle but the formula is amazing for a pastel creme, with two generous coats being enough for a streak free finish.
Tempura-ture is Rising! – Get out of the heat and into a salon to experience this cool new orange nail polish! This is such a bright and vibrant shade, that is perfect for the transition from spring to summer. It’s the boldest orange toned reds, and almost looks neon on the nails which will look fab on the toes with sandals this summer. I did two thin coats here, but on my nails I got away with just one generous coat as my nails are short and it didn’t stain my nails either which is rare for orange based shades like this.
How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? – Now and then you gotta go Zen with this luscious lime green nail polish. I know this shade won’t be for everyone as it’s a pastel lime creme, bordering on being a pastel chartreuse. It’s a little streaky due to the white base, but three thin coats gave an opaque finish. I think this shade would be ideal for any spring based nail art designs.
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines – An electric pink nail polish that delivers instant glamification. This is such a pretty, multi-dimensional shade with a lilac shift which intensifies the more coats you apply and I imagine it would look amazing layered over a black, or dark polish. Due to the shimmer finish, brush strokes were visible with two coats on the nails, so I added a third coat with top coat and you couldn’t see any brush strokes and it looked fully opaque.
Arigato from Tokyo – ありがと THANK YOU from the bottom of our OPI hearts for loving this pink nail polish. This is the perfect pinky lilac creme, and it’s almost fully opaque in one single coat. It’s such a pretty spring-like shade, and I know this is a shade I’m going to get a lot of use of as it is so pretty.
Rice Rice Baby – Be a Nice Nice Baby and experience this mauve-lous shade of nail polish. Rice Rice Baby is a like a more muted, pastel version of Arigato From Tokyo with a little less pink. It’s such a beautiful, wearable shade and it gave me full opacity in one coat.
Chopstix and Stones – …may break my bones but this deep blue nail polish shade will never hurt me! This is my standout shade in the whole collection, my photos do not do it justice but it’s incredible. It’s an intense navy with brighter blue shimmer which sparkles under electric light. I think this is more of an autumn/winter shade but I don’t care as it’s amazing, and I can’t stop looking at my nails when wearing this shade. It took just two coats, and was very easy to apply with no brush strokes.
I’m On a Sushi Roll – Your manicure is hungry for this green nail polish color. This is a bright teal creme which has a slightly thicker formula so you could get away with one coat if you’re careful with application, but my swatch looks streaky and I promise it doesn’t look streaky on the nails.
Suzi-San Climbs Fuji-San – Mt. Fuji is calling, so fill your backpack with this new essential emerald nail polish. This shade looks very similar to I’m On a Sushi Roll, except this has a little more blue. If you like teals and greens, I really think you’d like this shade as the formula is great.
Samurai Breaks a Nail – OPI to the rescue! A cutting-edge purple nail polish to leave your nails looking sharp. This is my second favourite shade as it’s the most beautiful purple jelly, with a blue iridescent shift which looks amazing the more shades you apply. On my nails I did four thin coats, and the shimmer looked so striking against the purple. It has a thinner formula, but it layers well and dries quickly in between coats too.
Hurry-Juku Get This Color! – Better be berry quick! This nail polish shade promises to be berry hot. Enjoy a kiss of dusty rose nail polish with your favorite bowl and beau. This is a bright fuchsia creme with opacity in one single coat.
Another Ramen-Tic Evening – Enjoy a kiss of dusty rose nail polish with your favorite bowl and beau. This is the prettiest pastel cool toned pink creme which I expected to be more difficult to apply but it totally surprised me as it took just two coats and I feel like it might be one of the bestselling shades from the OPI Tokyo collection as it’s so pretty and easy to wear.
I am so impressed by how consistent the OPI Tokyo Collection is, with zero disappointing shades which is so rare for a nail polish collection. There’s usually always one shade which is perhaps more problematic to apply, but every single shade is fantastic and I love every single shade too. I think OPI have done a fantastic job which the shades they’ve chosen, and the names are so cute. OPI always choose the cutest names for their polishes, but the names work so well with the whole Tokyo theme.
I would love to know which shade from the OPI Tokyo Collection is your favourite?