OPI Holiday 2017 – XOXO Collection // Swatches and Review Part 1


Hi everyone! Today I have my swatches and review of the first 6 polishes in the new OPI XOXO Collection for Holiday 2017! There are 12 polishes in this collection and I will get the next 6 up just as soon as I can. (I am still waiting on one color that was left out of my package). I am not affiliated with OPI.


You can see my sneak peek into this collection including bottle shots, swatch wheel photos and my first impressions HERE.

You can see my Part 2 of this collection HERE.


 

I have a lot of photos today!

OPI XOXO Collection - Holiday 2017
OPI XOXO Collection – Holiday 2017 // Part 1

 


Let’s just get right into the swatches.

  • Adam said, “It’s New Year’s, Eve” – I still love the play on words with this name! This is a red crelly with an excellent formula! It glides right on and is really smooth and easy to apply. There is no running, it stays right where you put it. Do be careful with cleanup though. If you use a brush and acetone it may make more of a mess than you started with. (I find red polishes are notorious for this.) It dries really shiny too. I used 2 coats plus topcoat.

 

Inside with flash…

OPI Adam said, It's New Year's, Eve - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (1)
OPI Adam said, It’s New Year’s, Eve – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside without flash…

OPI Adam said, It's New Year's, Eve - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (7)
OPI Adam said, It’s New Year’s, Eve – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in the sun…

OPI Adam said, It's New Year's, Eve - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (12)
OPI Adam said, It’s New Year’s, Eve – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in indirect sun/shade…

OPI Adam said, It's New Year's, Eve - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (14)
OPI Adam said, It’s New Year’s, Eve – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

  • Coalmates – This is a dark gray creme with a lot of blue and scattered holographic shimmer. There may be some silver shimmer in there too. It ends up looking like a gray/blue base with sparkly shimmer and twinkling holographic bits when you’re outside. This also has an excellent formula. There is no running or pooling. I used 2 coats plus topcoat. This is all shimmer, no glitter, so removal should not be too difficult and it is smooth, extra topcoat is not needed. This is one of my favorites from these first 6 polishes. I love it!

 

Inside with flash…

OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (1)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (2)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside without flash…

OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (5)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (7)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in the sun…

OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (9)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (12)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (14)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in indirect sun/shade…

OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (16)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (18)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside in my bright, naturally lit kitchen…

OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (20)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (22)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Coalmates - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (23)
OPI Coalmates – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

  • Feel the Chemis-tree – This is my other favorite from these 6. This is a medium/dark purple with a pink/purple to gold (or copper?) shimmer. It’s really pretty! Another excellent formula. I used 2 coats without topcoat. Again, this is all shimmer, no glitter, so removal is not too bad.

 

Inside with flash…

OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (1)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (2)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside without flash…

OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (6)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (8)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in the sun…

OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (11)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (12)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in indirect sun/shade…

OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (13)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (14)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside in my bright, naturally lit kitchen…

OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (17)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (19)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (20)
OPI Feel the Chemis-tree – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

  • Gift of Gold Never Gets Old – This is a soft gold frost with some added shimmer. The formula is fine, but you do end up with a lot of brushstrokes. You can try sponging on the last coat with a makeup wedge to combat those. I used 2 coats plus topcoat.

 

Inside with flash…

OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (3)
OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside without flash…

OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (7)
OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in the sun…

OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (17)
OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in indirect sun/shade…

OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (22)
OPI Gift of Gold Never Gets Old – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

  • Holidazed Over You – I thought this was black when I saw the bottle but it is a deep, dark blue crelly. Formula was very easy to apply. I used 2 coats without topcoat.  It dries nice and shiny. Two coats really just looks black on the nail though. One coat looked kind of blue, but was streaky. Unless you’re looking for a black polish, save your money.

 

Inside with flash…

OPI Holidazed Over You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (1)
OPI Holidazed Over You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside in my bright, naturally lit kitchen…

OPI Holidazed Over You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (5)
OPI Holidazed Over You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017
OPI Holidazed Over You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (7)
OPI Holidazed Over You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in the sun…

OPI Holidazed Over You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (10)

 

Outside in indirect sun/shade…

OPI Holidazed Over You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (12)
OPI Holidazed Over You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

  • My Wish List is You – This is a bright, red jelly. Another excellent formula. It’s nice and smooth and easy to apply. I used 2 coats and topcoat and that still shows a little visible nail line. Dries shiny.

 

Inside with flash…

OPI My Wish List is You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (2.1)
OPI My Wish List is You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Inside without flash…

OPI My Wish List is You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (7)
OPI My Wish List is You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in the sun…

OPI My Wish List is You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (11)
OPI My Wish List is You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 

Outside in indirect sun/shade…

OPI My Wish List is You - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (14)
OPI My Wish List is You – XOXO Collection Holiday 2017

 


I thought ‘Adam said…’ looked close to Cinnamon Sweet (also from OPI). So I did a quick comparison between both reds in this collection and Cinnamon Sweet.

OPI Red Comparison -- My Wish List Is You vs Adam said, It's New Year's Eve vs Cinnamon Sweet
OPI Comparison: My Wish List Is You vs Adam said, It’s New Year’s Eve vs Cinnamon Sweet

This is 2 coats each of My Wish List Is You, Adam said, “It’s New Year’s, Eve”, and Cinnamon Sweet.

With flash…

OPI Reds Comparison - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (3)
OPI Comparison: My Wish List Is You vs Adam said, It’s New Year’s Eve vs Cinnamon Sweet

 

Without flash…

OPI Reds Comparison - XOXO Collection Holiday 2017 (4)
OPI Comparison: My Wish List Is You vs Adam said, It’s New Year’s Eve vs Cinnamon Sweet

 

Adam said and Cinnamon Sweet are so very close! Cinnamon Sweet is maybe just a touch darker.

 

If you have any other polishes you would like compared to any of these polishes, let me know in the comments. If I have it, I’ll be happy to post a comparison for you!

 


Someone on MUA asked if Coalmates was close to Misa Silver Rains. They are similar, but Silver Rains is more of a green base and it doesn’t have the holo/multi shimmer.

Here is 1 coat of each…

Comparison -- OPI Coalmates VS Misa Silver Rains 1 coat
Comparison: OPI Coalmates VS Misa Silver Rains 1 coat

 

Here is 2 coats of each…

Comparison -- OPI Coalmates VS Misa Silver Rains 2 coats
Comparison: OPI Coalmates VS Misa Silver Rains 2 coats

 

 


Well, there we have it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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6 thoughts on “OPI Holiday 2017 – XOXO Collection // Swatches and Review Part 1”

  1. This is awesome I’ve been waiting for these to come out, so thank you! If you have last year’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s Infinite Shine in ‘Ring The Buzzer Again’, how does this year’s ‘Adam’ compare? Thanks in advance if you do :).

    I love your swatches and the comparisons are really helpful.

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    1. Hi Linda! I’m glad you found my post helpful! I’m working on part 2 and should have it up by Sunday!

      I don’t have that OPI but going by online photos, last year’s looks a bit darker with maybe a touch more brown to it. Again, that’s just from photos online, so I may be off.

      Thanks for looking at my blog! Hope you’ll come back! 🙂

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  2. Hi Thank you so much for your reviews and the comparisons, you help me feel less guilty about the polishes I do buy cos with your help I don’t buy them all!! Which is a good thing as I already have over 100…oops! Keep posting please Melanie 😉 x

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  3. Hi Paula,
    Thanks so much for doing these detailed swatches. I think Feel the Chemis-tree is my favourite from this part of the collection and I will be buying it. Although I’m a fan of red nail polish, I really don’t need any more reds, as I am a nail polish addict who really needs to stop buying nail polish – (blushes) as I have waay more than I need!! Alison xo

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    1. Hi Alison! Come, take a seat next to me and we can compare stashes because I too don’t need to ever buy another nail polish in my life. Ignore the fact that I’m getting 2 in the mail today with about 7 or so following behind them later this week! 🙂 lol!!!

      I’m glad you find my swatches helpful! I try to show it in every light I can, I’m glad my extra work pays off!!

      Thanks for the comment!!

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