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OPI Nice Stems! Summer 2011 Collection: Swatches, Review

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OPI’s Nice Stems! Collection includes four pink polishes with flower themed, play-on word names OPI is famous for. These shades range from a soft pink, to a bright, sparkly fuscha, and even include a glittery pink top coat that adds an extra sparkle to your nails.


opinicestemsPlay the Peonies

opinicestemsPlay the Peonies

opinicestemsPlay the Peonies

Play the Peonies is a soft, shimmery pale pink with iridescent shimmer that has great color payoff. It’s one of those polishes that you need to be careful how you apply it, though, as it is just a tad bit streaky and if your application isn’t smooth that can show through just a touch. This color reminds me a bit of a mod, 60’s pink, yeah?


opinicestemsCome to Poppy

opinicestemsCome to Poppy

opinicestemsCome to Poppy

Come to Poppy is a vibrant coral pink that’s definitely a one-coat-wonder! I applied two coats here just to make sure my nails wouldn’t show through in photos, but one coat of this polish was as opaque as it 3 or 4 coats would be.


opinicestemsBe a Dahlia Won’t You?

Be a Dahlia Won’t You?opinicestemsBe a Dahlia Won’t You?

Be a Dahlia Won’t You? is a bold, shimmery fuschia with lots of gold sparkle. At first glance this color reminded me of Wing It! From OPI’s butterfly inspired collection, but closer look shows Wing It! is much more of a coral, peachy toned pink than this blue based fuschia is. I think the similarity I was thinking of was the super shimmer factor, which is something they have in common!


opinicestemsI Lily Love you

opinicestemsI Lily Love you

opinicestemsI Lily Love you

I Lily Love You is a sheer, jelly pink with large rainbow glitter and flake particles. Obviously this one isn’t meant to be worn alone, but rather on top of other pinks to give them a little kick and something extra. I’m not sure how I feel about the random flakes; usually flakie polishes have LOADS of holographic flakies that cover the whole nail- this polish, only a few will show up on each nail and it looks a bit off to me, like some chunks of glitter never got cut up enough.


These will be available this month (June 2011) at OPI Sellers nationwide.





  1. Aoife

    June 10, 2011 at 12:30 am

    *gasp!* Come to Poppy is GORGEOUS! Oh, I love that.

  2. Rachel

    June 10, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Wow. I thought this collection was boring, but now I am in LOVE!!! Well, all except for the top coat anyway.

  3. Leah

    June 10, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Love the come to Poppy! its a gorgeous colour!!!

  4. Katie Eakins

    June 10, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I’ll be getting all of these… Except Be A Dahlia Won’t You? It’s close enough to 108 Degrees that I don’t think I need both. These are soooooo awesome! OPI is getting WAY too much of my money lately!

  5. audrey

    June 10, 2011 at 2:15 am

    That Dahlia one looks like Zoya’s Kiki, yeah?

  6. stephanie u

    June 10, 2011 at 2:42 am

    hi leesha! i actually really like the jelly look of ‘i lily love you’. do you know of any other polishes similar to that but without the glitter?

  7. Jennifer

    June 10, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Oooh! A little late on seeing this post, but I’ll definitely be looking for the darker pinks and that glittery pink. Gorgeous!

  8. CupK8

    June 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Come to Poppy is definitely my fav of this collection. SO pretty.

  9. Nicole

    June 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    i love Come to Poppy & I Lily Love you!

  10. Michelle Tiu

    June 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Everything looks amazing.

    Although I was kind of disappointed that I Lily Love You didn’t turn out to be as opaque as it seemed in the bottle. That would have been just gorgeous!

  11. Soo

    June 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Come to Poppy looks nice

  12. Linda G.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Play the Peonies remind me a lot of sweetheart by OPI. They’re all so cute, I want them all!

  13. Macy

    June 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Do a vvvvvvviiiiidddddddeeeeeooooooo

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