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OPI SUNBelievable Collection

By on May 11, 2009
in Blue, Coral, Fuchsia, OPI, Summer 2009, Yellow
SUNBelievable = Summer sun + unbelievable style!

Sunbelievable by OPI captures all the sizzling color and casual attitude of summer style in four playfully pretty shades for nails.

I’m loving all the fun yellows coming out this season. Whereas neon orange seemed to be the hit of Summer ’08, yellow is making its presence known this year. And even though blue has become relatively mainstream, I’m a sucker for anything offbeat so this collection is totally dialed into my taste.

I suspect OPI may have tinkered with its formula for this collection. It applied a bit different than I expected. The polishes are all thin and semi-sheer almost jelly-ish in consistency. With one noted exception, they all required three coats.

Sea? I Told You is what I had hoped the sheer Can’t You Sea? from the 2006 Brights collection would be. It’s a micro-glittery aquamarine gem that dries with a foil-like finish.

I’m His Coral-friend is the most pigmented of the bunch, the lone two-coater. I haven’t been into corals in a while but this one strikes a chord with me. I don’t know if it’s the finish that looks like I dipped my fingers in a bowl of thick jam or that it’s just a change of pace but I’m diggin’ it.

Banana Bandanna screams summer. This buttery creme looks like it’s supposed to have a shimmery sheen in the bottle but dries glossy and creamy on the nail. I wouldn’t call it a full on lemon yellow like Finger Paints Yellow Bikini. It’s more like the softer version of Chanel L.A. Sunrise.

If The Fuchsia Fits is a pretty typical hot pink shimmer along the lines of Ladies and Magenta-Men and Flashbulb Fuchsia. It applies well but is the most sheer of the bunch. It has a fun light pink flash but it’s not overly unique.
The Sunbelievable collection officially launches in June 2009 but I’ve heard that some stores already have them on shelves. OPI nail polish retails for $8.50 and is carried at professional salons including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and Ulta.

Whatcha think kids? Is it SUNBelievable?

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  1. Phyrra says:

    OH MY GOD! I have to get Sea? I told You. It’s gorgeous! It’s a perfect match with one of my favorite eye shadows.

    The pink is pretty as well, but I think I may have some pinks that fall into that category.

  2. Bella says:

    I really like the yellow creme. I think it was highlighted in this month’s Glamour..

  3. Shojo Flash says:

    Nothing we haven’t seen before :/

    Like, they are nice and all, but just… so typical! I know when you’ve got hundreds of colours already out there it’s hard to do something different, but c’mon!

  4. Jessica says:

    oh my gosh, I LOVE Sea? I told you so, and I think I’m His Coral-friend would look great on my toes!

  5. Sophia says:

    Oh, I love that yellow.

    Could you possibly show it next to OPI for Sephora’s IM Beauty? They look pretty similar, but I think this one is a little bit darker..

  6. Lisa says:

    I must have the shade “I’m His Coral-friend”; it is gorgeous!

  7. ashleydanielle4 says:

    I think I may have to get the blue and yellow ones. I already have too many hot pinks to ever buy another one. I just ordered Shootout at the O.K. Coral that was released with Colorcopia. I have a feeling it might be very close to the coral in this collection.

  8. Kim @ The HLMN says:

    I’m with Lisa. “I’m His Coral-Friend” is a definite must have! Such a cute collection.

  9. Anonymous says:

    How does the yellow compare with Orly Spark? They seem fairly dupey :)

  10. Lackoholic says:

    Love! Bandana Banana is just the kind of yellow I’ve been looking for…

  11. Sanna says:

    Oh wow, this collection is not what I thought it would be. LOVE it!

  12. mary says:

    Oooh, I’m wondering when these’ll show on 8ty8 or head2toe?! So awesome, I’ll take ‘em all.

  13. Tess says:

    the yellow looks gorgeous! i think i might get it :)

    i was wondering if the coral looks anything like OPI mod-ern girl? can’t seem to tell the difference between corals.

  14. George says:

    Hi Michelle:

    Love the Banana Yellow it’s very lovely and Sea I Told You it’s a cool shade of blue, must have these. How do they come up with these cool names? They must sit around a table with a whole collection of nail polish and a smaple chart and just have a brainstorming session, LOL Thanks for the swatches your nails never looked so beautiful.

    George :)

  15. Tuli says:

    What a cute collection ! I like the blue and the coral :-) mmmm….guess I’ll have to

  16. Lexie says:

    Michelle! You don’t know this since I’ve never commented but I’ve been reading your blog for a while. I loooove your swatches and the fact that you don’t have your nails ridiculously long so that I can actually relate to the swatches. And I’m so jealous you got to this collection already…I WANT THE BLUE! I want anything blue, really.
    But that wasn’t the point of my exclamation mark after your name. WHAT IS THIS BUSINESS I HEAR ABOUT EMERALD SPARKLE BEING DISCONTINUED??
    Is it just a rumor (please say yes)? Both Head2Toe and 8ty8 say they’re out! ):
    By the way, are there going to be swatches for the OPI Bright Pair collection?

  17. Rachel says:

    Honestly this collection makes little to no sense color wise to me, I like when OPI summer colors are fun :( I still might get the blue and yellow out of habit but I’m not reaaaally excited.

  18. Sarra says:

    Im wearing “im his coral-friend” right now :)