OPI SoftShades Spring 2016 Swatches And Review


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This spring, OPI is shaking it up and released pastels in various colors for SoftShades 2016.  Normally SoftShades has a combination of whites, light nudes, and soft pinks.  I’m glad to see other colors being featured!

OPI SoftShades 2016 - I Am What I Amethyst

I Am What I Amethyst (three coats):  periwinkle-tinged blue crème


OPI SoftShades 2016 - It's A Boy

It’s A Boy! (three coats):  aqua blue crème


OPI SoftShades 2016 - It's In The Cloud

It’s In The Cloud (three coats):  bone off-white crème


OPI SoftShades 2016 - One Chic Chick

One Chic Chick (three coats):  pale yellow crème


OPI SoftShades 2016 - Stop I'm Blushing

Stop I’m Blushing (three coats):  peachy pink crème


OPI SoftShades 2016 - This Cost Me A Mint

This Cost Me A Mint (three coats):  mint green crème

These polishes were more pigmented than I expected, so the application is a lot better than most pastels.  Even though I knocked OPI for usually having whites and pinks for SoftShades, my favorite turned out to be It’s In The Cloud.  I’m a bit confused with I Am What I Amethyst’s name.  I would expect a pale purple but instead, it’s blue.

Pastels are notorious for having finicky formulas.  However, with a bit of patience and flow control, you can get around this.  Apply two thin coats and wait to dry between coats.  Apply with a final thicker coat and you should get full coverage.



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Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

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