Thursday, 4 September 2014

O.P.I. Nordic Collection - Little Northies

Ever since I first saw the pictures of OPI's new Nordic collection for AW14 I have been desperate to get my hands on them. After a lot of excitement and a bit of impatience I finally have them and I am very excited to have swatches and a review of the Little Northies mini set to show you!

The Little Northies set comes with 4 mini polishes from the Nordic Collection. I love OPI's mini sets because I can never afford to buy a full collection but this way I can still try some of them out!

L-R: My Dogsled is a Hybrid, Do You Have This Colour in Stock-holm?,
My Voice is a Little Norse, How Great is Your Dane?

As usual the names of these OPI polishes had me giggling!


My Dogsled is a Hybrid

I love sea green shades and it's so nice to see one included in an autumn/winter collection!
3 coats.

Do You Have This Colour in Stock-holm?

This is the one I was most excited about trying, and it didn't disappoint!
2 coats.

My Voice is a Little Norse
This glitter is really pretty! It dries to give the gritty finish that you get from the Liquid Sand polishes. I like the effect, but if it's not for you then a couple of layers of topcoat should smooth it out. I've swatched it over the other three colours in the set (1 coat), and on its own with 2 coats on my little finger.

How Great is Your Dane?

In my stash of hundreds of polishes I didn't have any browns in my collection until last week, so I'm very happy to add this chocolate brown shade to my collection.
3 coats.

Apologies for the shape of my middle finger nail! It broke and I had to do a teabag repair (Google it), but it didn't set as smoothly as it should have!


Another great collection from OPI! I love the range of colours with the traditional darker autumn colours as well as the addition of some brighter shades that I'm loving! I usually rave about the formulas of OPI polishes as every one I have tried has been impeccable (one coat, super smooth application, and flawless finish), but unfortunately I was disappointed with the formulas of this set in comparison to other OPI polishes. I found them to be thinner than usual, requiring 2 or 3 coats for complete opacity. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the formulas, it's what I'd expect from other nail polish brands, but not OPI, their formulas usually beat the rest by miles, not this time though unfortunately.

My favourite? Hmm, that has to be 'Do You Have This Colour in Stock-holm', it's so beautiful! I'm going to have to get myself a full bottle of it.

I'm really looking forward to doing some nail art with these polishes so expect to be seeing a lot more of them on my blog!

The Nordic Collection, including the Little Northies mini set, is available now from the OPI website for £13.95.


  1. They look a great combination of polishes and colours, I agree with your favourite also. It's so bright and bold!

    1. It's such a beautiful polish, one of those you can't stop staring at :)

  2. This collection looks incredible!