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OPI Summer Flutter Collection Swatches & Review

By on May 24, 2010
in Blue, OPI, Orange, Pink, Summer 2010 with 77 Comments
opi-summer-flutter-collection-2010-bottles OPI’s butterfly themed Summer Flutter collection is their second summer release.  For some reason thinking about flutterbys, as I like to call them, causes that ridiculous Butterfly song from Crazy Town to pop into my head.  Shoot me now, ha!

I actually started looking at pics of butterflies online to get something sweeter in mind as I played with the polishes.  That was especially necessary as I only have seen Monarchs in my neck of the woods. Nothing nearly as colorful as this collection.  With two foil sparklers, a shimmer flecked pink and a creamy orange, the Summer Flutter collection is perfect for those of you on creme overload.


Catch Me In Your Net is an eye popping sea green foil metallic.  Considering my affinity for blues and greens, is it at all surprising that I rushed to wear this beauty as soon as I got my hands on it?  Like other foils of this nature, it leans towards the semi-sheer side so I needed three coats to get it opaque.  Now the pic here shows VNL (visible nail line) but in person it’s less apparent.  It’s actually much richer and more vibrant than my camera can capture.  Oh and it wears fantastic!  After four days on my nails I could barely detect any tip wear.

opi catch me in your net from the opi summer flutter collection

As I wore it, I had the nagging feeling that a dupe existed and sure enough Zoya Charla is a dead-on dupe.  I don’t make those kinds of claims often but I dare anyone to tell the difference between them in person.

opi catch me in your net comparison with zoya charla

Wing It! has the same type metallic foil micro-glitter as Catch Me In Your Net only in a blueish purple hue that really pops against the strawberry pink hue.  Again this was a three coat polish for me and while CMIYN had a dupe in the Zoya Sparkle collection, Wing It! has no twin in my stash.

opi wing it! swatch from the opi summer flutter collection

Flower-to-Flower is a bubblegum pink sprinkled with silvery shimmer that looks like micro sugar crystals.  There’s something about this type of pink that always draws me in.  It actually reminds me of one of my all time fave pink, Essie Ball-timore only Flower-to-Flower is deeper and not as warm toned.  The base color is very similar to Zoya Lo from the 2008 Gossip collection.  The formula on this was a bit thicker, like a creme, only for some reason it still needed three coats to get the surface perfectly smooth and opaque.

opi flower-to-flower swatch from the opi summer flutter collection

Flit A Bit is a warm melon tinged orange creme.  It looks like a pretty vivid orange in the bottle but when worn indoors it dries a bit darker with a subtle softness.  In direct sunlight, it’s all systems go as the color comes to life.  I love that about this color.  You won’t feel like your nails on display while at work or at a restaurant but they’ll really pop when enjoying some time outdoors.  Normally I love OPI’s cremes but this one needed three coats to get a flawless finish and even then I can still see VNL from certain angles.  Not ideal!

opi flit a bit swatch from the opi summer flutter collection

Considering the size of orange polish drawer I expected to have more comparable colors but only a couple stepped up to the plate.  OPI Tangerine Scene is a very close cousin to Flit A Bit and if you own TS, you really don’t need this shade.  The main difference is that TS has a bit more red in its base.  I also showed FAB next to Zoya Jancyn which is a brighter, true orange hue.

opi flit a bit comparison with opi tangerine scene and zoya jancyn

Bottom line: If you like bubblegum pinks the way I do, snag a bottle of Flower-to-Flower. Catch Me In A Net is an outstanding color but if you own Zoya Charla consider it a pass.  Foil finish fans will not regret picking up Wing It!

The OPI Summer Flutter Collection officially launches in June 2010.  OPI nail polish is sold in salons and spas nationwide including chains like JC Penney Salons, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA, etc.

Is it just me or do the names not really fit with what we’ve come to expect from OPI?  I guess I expect something more cheeky and catchy.  What do you think of the Summer Flutter colors?  Any must haves?

Disclosure: Samples of the Summer Flutter Collection were furnished to me by OPI.  For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. jemeceia says:

    i love this i want the wholw collection!

  2. Brittany Blai says:

    Wow I LOVE Flower to Flower! I’m on a bit of a pink kick and I think I’ll love that as much as I love Tropical punch!

  3. I am pretty sure that I will be buying this whole collection. It is pretty great collection. I can not wait til I can get my hands on these puppies!

  4. Lisa says:

    I must have them all!!!! I am in love with Flower-to-Flower. The extra OPI collections aren’t sold in my country (we only get the main fall and spring ones and the classics) But I will try my hardest to get these ones.

  5. Zuzu says:

    Amazing colors!

  6. Jo says:

    Wow! I love the whole collection :)

  7. Virginia says:

    I totally thought I would be passing up this collection, but maybe not. Flower to Flower is so pretty and since I don’t own Charla, maybe I’ll pick up Catch me in your net.

  8. Aurora says:

    Wing It! really caught my eye…I think I’ll have to pick it up!

  9. Karen says:

    I love this collection… but too bad OPI is no longer available on etailers anymore… guess I’m going to settle with Zoya instead for these sparkles.

  10. Mariah9999 says:

    Catch me in Your Net is gorgeous! Beautiful swatches too!!!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Karen, don’t consider it settling, consider it stepping UP!

  12. l0verlada says:

    I think from what I’ve seen this collection is pretty unimpressive. They all look like something we have seen before or close to it.

  13. Shena says:

    WOW! I will be buying al except for Flit A Bit. I can’t wait for this to come out! I am disappointed in the names. How boring.

  14. Serena says:

    I like the names of this collection. I find most OPI’s have really cheesy names. I really like all the colours in this collection and I don’t have any of the dupes you mentioned.

  15. only need the green! and I mean NEED IT! I would love to see some good creamy yellows from OPI because the banana bandana or whatever applies so thin! :(

  16. Jamie says:

    I am definitely going to get CMiYN and WI — I would probably have bought all four before they made the etailers stop selling them at the lower price.

  17. Courtney says:

    I loove the ‘Catch Me In Your Net’ shade!

    I live in the Cleveland area (west side) as well…where did you buy these polishes from?! :)

  18. Chaosbutterfly says:

    The names are kind of lame…I love OPI’s silly and corny puns, and I’m bummed that there are none in this collection.

    But I love Flower to Flower. It’s such a pretty, girly shade of pink, and I’m a total sucker for the sprinkled sugar look.

  19. Rachel says:

    These are so pretty! I think I will get the mini-pack if I can find it. Your nails look amazing as usual!

  20. Stephanie says:

    I think I’ll probably pick up Wing It! I was thinking the same thing about the names, but I guess the butterfly-themed ones are kind of cute. Especially “Flit A Bit.”

  21. Stef says:

    These are pretty, but I just can’t bring myself to paint three coats of polish on my nails. If it’s not opaque in two coats, it’s not for me.

  22. Paige says:

    I absolutley love the whole collection!
    Ther’e gorgeous.
    Definatley going to be buying these <3
    Thanks for the great swatches!
    Paige xoxo

  23. Victoria says:

    i think ill get catch me in your net! =D ’cause i like those colors

  24. Macca says:

    OMG!!!! I’m a green freak like you and I loooove CMIYN. I was giong to buy Zoya but now I’m not so sure…maybe I’ll buy this whole collection.
    Thank you for your amazing photos.
    P.S. I’m a newbie but you really cought me in your net!!! ;-)

  25. nihrida says:

    Isn’t it funny how Zoya and OPI came out with the ”same” nail polish for summer. XD It’s still a beautiful shade, I have to admit.

  26. Debbie says:

    Weirdly the one that has leapt out at me is the orange cream, not something I would usually consider! Maybe its because we have just had 3 days of blazing sunshine and temps about 10 degrees higher than the norm here in the UK! I think as usual I’ll search out a Barry M or cheapy dupe to see if it works and then consider a more expensive polish in a similar hue!

  27. Emelie says:

    This whole collection surprised me in a good way. I thought I’d only like one or two but I actually like them all.

  28. Chrissy says:

    I need to have them – ALL!!!!

  29. Jen says:

    Why is everyone saying etailers wont be selling OPI anymore?

    • Jamie says:

      As I understand it, OPI sued one of the etailers, Transdesign, for copyright infringement because Transdesign was not an authorized dealer. Transdesign is (as of this writing, at least) clearing out its existing stocks, but presumably getting in nothing new, and several other popular etailers that previously sold OPI at the kind of prices that made it possible to buy, say, a dozen bottles (the way we np fanatics do!) are no longer selling that brand at all.

  30. Altea says:

    I haven’t bought Zoya Charla yet and I was surely going to.
    Is there any difference in the formula that should make me prefer one of the two?

  31. Jackie S. says:

    I really like them all, nice job OPI!

  32. Samantha says:

    While I like them all, I think I’ll pass on Catch Me In Your Net. (I’ve got Charla already.) But I’ll try for the other three since I don’t think I have anything in my Stash similar to those.

  33. Nien says:

    I love the ‘Flower-to-Flower’!

  34. Sandy says:

    I love this entire collection even though I’m not much of an organge person because I don’t think it looks good on me because I am so pale.

  35. Hannah says:

    What’s with all these polishes needing three coats? Two used to be fine!

  36. Andrea says:

    These are very pretty, but I think I’m only gonna pick up Catch Me In Your Net. I don’t already have Zoya Charla (although, I wanted to purchase it), so I’m gonna buy CMIYN instead because I prefer OPI’s brush. I’m happy!

  37. Caitlin G. says:

    I thought these looked BLAH just in the bottle, but they are really pretty swatched.
    :)
    Do you know if there will me a mini set available?
    Because your first pic looks like small bottles.
    Thanks you!

  38. Kerri says:

    :D Found these lovelies here in Canada already! I’m in Vancouver, and found them at Sets in the Metrotown Mall. Was very surprised but happy to see them! I had to pick up ‘Catch Me In Your Net’ anyway, even though I have Charla… But I also got ‘Wing It’, and I’m looking forward to trying it.

  39. Rainbow says:

    I love Catch Me in Your Net. Really sucks that no one will sell OPI online though, ULTA is an hour’s drive! Maybe I’ll buy the Zoya version instead since i’ve never tried their polishes..

  40. NailPolishFan says:

    I love Catch Me In Your Net. It’s a beautiful color. They sell some OPI polishes on Amazon.

  41. Lynette says:

    I would absolutely have to pass on this entire collection.
    I did love the foil of CMINYN- the greenish blue hue was to die for and I could picture it in sunslight being beautiful.
    However, a collection where 3 coats is needed and VNL STILL appears, sorry, sounds like alot of polish and time..
    I will not jump the gun- I always give every color a try in person at my handy dandy ULTA store when new shades are released. I will definetly check them out in real life and see if I like them any better.

  42. Stephanie says:

    How does Catch Me In Your Net compare to OPI Reflecting Pool?

  43. amy says:

    Catch Me in Your Net and Flower to Flower are my two favourites and a must have for me.

  44. Shena says:

    Does anyone know the exact date these will be released? Im dying to get my hands on them!

  45. Mish says:

    I seriously would love to have Catch Me In Your Net! ;; If only they sold other colors besides reddish ones D:

  46. Sharon M says:

    I picked up Flower to Flower (also What’s With the Cattitude from the Shrek collection) yesterday, so it’s out now — although, seeing these swatches, I’m tempted to go back and get Catch Me In Your Net too. Flower to Flower is on my nails now, just one coat and I’ll be adding more coats shortly. Very pretty. :)

  47. Michelle says:

    I only liked Catch me in Your Net on promopics but since I own Charla that isn’t worth buying haha. Great swatches!

  48. Andrea says:

    Hi, can anyone please share how Wing It! compares to the two Zoya Sparkles, Alegra and Gilda?

  49. Hmm. I am not a fan of glittery polishes, so I am not loving these.

  50. Courtney says:

    I ordered ‘Catch Me in Your Net’ and ‘Flower-to-Flower’ last week on Amazon (went to a couple of salons and beauty supply stores and they were out of Catch Me in Your Net :[ ). I have been wearing Catch Me in Your Net since Saturday and it is my absolute favorite!!!! The color is just soo beautiful, and it sparkles beautifully in the sunlight. I haven’t tried Flower-to-Flower yet but I’m excited to based on the swatch here!!!

  51. Susan says:

    If you layer ‘Catch me in your net’ on top of ‘Flit A Bit’, it turns into a beautiful jewel green!

  52. Brittany Blai says:

    I found ONE bottle of Flower to Flower through out all the places that sell OPI in my city! I’m so happy I got it! Wearing it now and loving it!

  53. Suzie says:

    Just ordered ‘catch me in your net’ and I can’t wait til it arrives!

  54. Suzie says:

    Am just doing a pedi on myself with my new bottle of catch me in your net, is this a limited edition/get it while you can collection or will it always be available? Just wondering if I need a back up bottle as I love it so much!

  55. Onyx says:

    Fantastic blog, these are amazing quality pictures. It’s great to see this collection up close so I know what I’m getting before I buy any. Have to say I love the look of the two pinks in this collection, so much more exciting in your images, LOVE the look of Flower to Flower, think I might have to get this one. xXx

  56. Donna says:

    Which did you find was a better formulation (for application and wear): Charla or Catch Me In Your Net?

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Honestly, they were really similar. Like too similar to choose one over the other. I would say it really depends on which brush you prefer.

  57. Angela says:

    I love the colors from this collection, I also love the less witty names. They are cute. :)

  58. Jenn says:

    Im really not feeling Wing It. But CMIYN I am LOVING. My loyal-only-buy-OPI self is nagging me to get CMIYN…

    • Sharon says:

      I wore Wing it all over the Christmas and New Year period after my manicurest talked me into something festive. I loved it so much I have ordered my own bottle LOVE IT

  59. tns says:

    Since the Shrek collection is not part of the Brights collection, do you know if this is going to be added to their permanent Brights line-up?

  60. Angela says:

    Hi, love these swatches, but I thought you’d like to know that someone has stolen your photos and is using them on eBay!
    eBay is the only way I can get OPI polishes, and after reading your blog, I was absolutely sure I recognised this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OPI-Nail-Polish-Lacquer-Flutter-WING-D33-/180516444757?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item2a079e5a55

  61. Tine Kristin says:

    I have ordered all of them. Can’t wait :-)

  62. Elle says:

    just ordered catch me in your net and flower-to-flower cannot wait til they arrive! they look amazing! the other colours are a bit blah.. but hey.

  63. Shannon says:

    opi seriously needs to make catch me in your net a permanent! my ulta, the only place to get the new opi collections around me, only had eight in stock and the sales girl told me they sold out in 2 days! i got flit a bit and flower to flower, both which i adore and would love to see perm. too but i missed out on catch me in your net and i am a loyal opi girl and wont buy the zoya (or pay the shipping for one bottle!) or new orly that are similar. i tried yodel me on my cell but its so flat and dark comparatively, it just looks depressing lol!

  64. Helena says:

    I use “wing it” as a top coat; looks fantastic even on dark colors, e.g. “russian navy” and “wing it” was sooo beautiful.

  65. Costa Blanca says:

    Does anybody know where I could find a OPI Tangerine Scene in Spain?

  66. Tia says:

    I’ve never seen Zoya in the stores where I shop. Where can I buy it?

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      You can buy it online at Zoya.com They run a lot of promotions to help cut costs. They announce deals on Facebook & Twitter a lot

      • meme says:

        Highly recommend you and anyone else check out Zoya. They make a great polish. Unique colors. Not into ordering on line and afraid of getting burned on the shades – no worries. Zoya offers for almost all shade but their very oldest ones, a real polish sample on what Zoya calls a spoon. They are nail shaped and you can put it up to your nail and tell just how it will look on you. They will ship as many or as few spoons as you want. 50 cents each spoon might sound high, but there is 100% credit back on all spoons you purchase (check under my account after you have placed a Zoya order and your spoon credits will be there with a code to enter to use that credit toward your next shipments. Zoya also sends out comp spoon samples of their current (recent) collections free with each order. Also Zoya has really low shipping and free shipping on all order of $50 or more…for only $2 more you can upgrade to 2nd day shipping which is cheap. I love their spoons and have a ton of them. Once I either know a spoon shade is not for me – or I have already purchased that shade, I pass spoons I have on to friends who also are into polish. This is a great program and I wish more companies had something similar.

  67. meme says:

    Sorry, I have both Charla and Catch Me In Your Net and the OPI Catch Me In Your Net has a lot more green/gold to it than Charla that (on me) Charla comes through more blue than turquoise as in Caribbean water turquoise like CMIYN does. I think CMINY is going to me one of those sought after major HTF polishes in short order and in demand ever summer. OPI hit it out of the water with that one!

  68. Julia says:

    I love Flower to Flower!

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