Even though I cut out pop (yes, I say pop because, Ohio) from my diet over 20 years ago, I’m a die-hard Coca-Cola fan. I used to annoy servers during high school and college by ordering Cherry Cokes, made with grenadine and a cherry, natch. And I still I treat myself to a one when we go to the movies. Our fave movie theater, an AMC with recliners and assigned seats, has a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine that I love playing with to discover new flavor combinations. I’m currently into Vanilla Barq’s.
This year, the Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. The iconic bottle, given its distinctive curves by The Root Glass Company in Terra Haute, Indiana, is recognizable worldwide. To honor the green-tinted beauty, OPI has paired up once again to release two signature colors. The OPI Coca-Cola 2015 Icons of Happiness collection includes a re-release of some of last year’s shades along with the Two to Celebrate duo.
Formula & Application
OPI nail polish is 3-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP) though it’s been brought to my attention that some colors contain Formaldehyde Resin, but not all. Since my sample bottles don’t come with retail labels, I have no idea of which shades may contain the allergen. It’s best to check the label in store before purchasing.
The OPI Pro Wide Brush is flat, wide and medium in length. It’s of average stiffness and easily spreads out on the nail when pressed. The only downside to the Pro Wide brush is that it can be too wide for slim fingers or little toes.
The two polishes are shimmery, metallic, and a bit sheer. I used three coats with both. They go on super smooth and thin, which is great for manipulating the polish into every corner of the nail. And even though they look frosty in the bottle, they don’t suffer from brush strokes. In fact, they dry with somewhat of a glass-like finish. It’s really hard to capture on camera, but it’s like a foil, frost and glass-fleck had a baby.
OPI Coca-Cola 2015 Swatches
OPI Centennial Celebration looks like your average silver metallic, in the bottle. On the nail, it comes alive. There is a fine golden shimmer that dances with the light. It can look very cool at some angles, and warmer at others. And that glass-like appearance, I mentioned above, gives it a lot of depth.
Next to other OPI silvers, it stands out. It has the same kind of warmth as OPI My Silk Tie, but without the frostiness. It isn’t as foil-esque or as cool as My Signature is “DC” from last year’s Coca-Cola collection. And Your Royal Shine-ness doesn’t even compare.
OPI Visions of Georgia Green is a pale spring green with a warm duo-chrome flash and faded bronze metallic flecks. It’s a chameleon, changing its color depending on the light or angle of the nail. It looks more intense in the bottle, but because it is semi-sheer, the color is more subdued when applied.
There’s nothing in my stash that compares fo Visions of Georgia Green. The base color has a sage feel, like Finger Paints Sage it Ain’t So, but the OPI is lighter. China Glaze Cherish is lighter and frostier. OPI Just Like The Movies has a muddied sage base, but the color flash is so strong, they don’t look remotely related.
Bottom Line: Since both colors are unique to my collection, AND they’re Coca-Cola themed, this duo is a no-brainer for me. Visions of Georgia Green is the more interesting shade of the two, but I love a great silver, and Centennial Celebration is certainly that. If you’re a fellow Coke fan, you won’t want to miss out. And if you like greens, give Visions a try.
The OPI Coca-Cola 2015 Two to Celebrate Duo is available now at salons and mass retailers nationwide. The Icons of Happiness collection includes the re-release of You’re So Vain-illa, Coca-Cola Red, My Signature is “DC”, Sorry I’m Fizzy Today, Get Cherried Away, A Grape Affair. OPI nail polish retails for $9.50/ea. You can purchase them online at Amazon.com, HSN.com, and WalMart.com.
Are you loving these new Coke colors? Do you plan to snag them? What is your fave Coca-Cola product?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for OPI. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.