Sephora by OPI Nail Colour for Spring 2010 Swatches & Review


Sephora by OPI has some new colors out for spring! There are 6 new colors, and I have the four that appealed to me the most.

I am apologizing again for these not so great pics, sorry!

Handpicked For Me

Handpicked For Me is a pink/lilac, shimmer. This pic is kinda blown out, the color is a little deeper in real life. This was a wee bit sheer and I used three coats to get it to this opacity.

Go With The Flow-er

Go With The Flow-er is a bright pink jelly with pink shimmer. This is the kind of jelly I really like, very opaque. The formula was really great, though I needed three coats.

It’s Bouquet With Me

It’s Bouquet With Me is a sheer lilac polish with purple and silver holo glitter. I honestly don’t even know why I bought this one because I’m not really a glitter gal. Somehow they always speak to me in the bottle, but when I put them on I feel like I’m 12 years old. They just don’t work for me, but I can see why people love them. This was three coats for maximum glitter-oficity (lol!).

Leaf Him At The Altar

Leaf Him At The Altar is a leaf green frosty metallic shimmer. Hmmm. I loved it in the promo pics and even in the bottle, but it’s not as cool on me as I wanted it to be. I think the frostiness turns me off. It’s still nice, but it’s not making it into my top 20 greens. This was three coats.

The other two colors in this collection are:

Cover Me In Petals: Vivid tigerlilly red orange

Iris I Was Thinner: Medium iris purple

You can find these at Sephora now and they are $9.00 each.

What say you?



  • February 2, 2010

    Idk whats going on, maybe its just me, but does anyone else think a lot of the spring collex have been a bit….*yawn* Even the glitter (and i loooove glittah) looks like a dupe for Petites Comet. Wheres the excitement? Great swatches though Kelly! 😉

  • February 2, 2010

    Not crazy about this collection, they’re pretty but nothing I am dying to have. I am holding out for the RBL color that I want.

  • February 2, 2010

    The only spring stuff I like is from OPI HK. These are nowt special. Leaf is a nice enough colour but application looks not so good. You can get BB Couture for that price and they do weird’n’wonderful polishes so that’s a thumbs-down to Sephora. Can’t get it in the UK anyway – ha ha…

  • February 2, 2010

    I agree with you ladies, I’m not running out to buy these colors either. But thanks for the review VV! Sonya which RBL color?

  • February 2, 2010

    I like the first three – green is so not my thing though!

  • February 2, 2010

    I like It’s Bouquet with me and leaf him at the alter. These polishes do look like ones I should be owning. But, I just do not like Sephora by OPI polishes. They seems a little overrated. Could just be me.
    .-= S_and_J´s last blog ..Lippmann Tenth Anniversary Collection Review/Rave =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    I was expecting more from this collection too. And like you I had real high hopes for Leaf him at the altar, but I think it’s too frosty too!

    Oh well, keeps the money in the pocket 😉
    .-= Michèle´s last blog ..OPI – La Paz-itively Hot! Matte =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    Meh, nothing special… thanks for the swatches!
    .-= Maestra´s last blog ..Gosh Holographic =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    LLeigh-Ann, I really want the Diddy Mow color from RBL. I love it for nails and I am definitely taking it to the paint store to have it matched as a color inside my new house.

  • February 2, 2010

    I’m really surprised by this, I find it completely un-appealing. Thank you for the swatches, though!
    .-= Isabelle´s last blog ..Site Review: Shoe Dazzle =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    Go With The Flow-er is kinda cute :)
    .-= Phyrra´s last blog ..Aromaleigh Angels LE Look =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    I really like the green, but I agree that the frostiness is a little off-putting. Have you tried it matte? I wonder if that would help. The color itself is such a lovely green.

  • February 2, 2010

    These are all too sparkly, shimmery, frosty for me. On darker colors I can handle the texture, but on lighter brighter colors, I think it makes it look a little too immature. I like pink creams, but sparkly shimmery pink looks like it belongs on a 6 year old playing fairy princess. :( It’s a shame because I’m such a fan of the formula on the other SOPI’s that I have, I get such great wear from them.

  • February 2, 2010

    I have seen other bloggers post these and well for some reason, they look so much more gorgeous on your site! Just love them!

    I LOVE nail polish lol… Keep up the amazing blog!

  • February 2, 2010

    I love that you have 20 favourite greens!
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..OPI Paint My Moji-Toes Red =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    Mmm, looking at these I just don’t really see the appeal in them. I have colors that look similar to these already in my Stash, and the sheer lilac with glitter? Looks more to me like Sinful I Miss You. The only collection that I really loved this year so far is the OPI Hong Kong one, and even then there’s three or four colors I’d buy from it.
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Color of the Day: OPI Ink =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    Again, a little bit too sheer for my taste. Though I like Go with the Flow-er. :)
    .-= laquermanic´s last blog ..China Glaze Up & Away collection – part II =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    Of the four nail varnishes in this collection , “Leaf him at the Altar,” (it’s a beautiful metallic, something about metallic this season…frosty green), “Go with the Flow-er” (beautiful red color) and “Handpicked by Me” (lovely pink shade would be the best of the collection. Your swatches are awesome Kelly, I don’t understand why you apologizing? For some reason to be honest I expected more from Sephora by OPI for their Spring collection. Nothing really dazzled me for a great color like in the other collections from other nail varnish manufacturers you have previously shown.

    Or maybe it’s just one of those days, LOL

    Anyway your nails always look so gorgeous. How do you do it?

    ((((Love Kelly))))

    Mc Huggs :)
    .-= Mc Huggs:)´s last blog ..Project Runway Season Six: Episode Eight =-.

  • February 2, 2010

    I like Go with the Flow-er. It kinda reminds me of Watermelon. I hope next time I am home, which is near a Sephora, it will be in stock. Thanks for the swatches

  • February 2, 2010

    I personally am one of those humorless broads who takes offense to some of the names of the Sephora By OPI polishes, so I won’t be buying them, but they sure are fun to look at.

  • February 2, 2010

    totally unrelated but i remember your post from abour 2-3 weeks ago where you had the survey w/the question about nutella and you said you loves nutella and fluff sandwiches.. well i just made some homemade s’mores with cinnamon graham crackers, nutella, and fluff and man were those amazing! they were so delicious and i though of you and just had to share! you should try it sometime and let me know how you like it! 😀

    • February 2, 2010

      Hi Dori,

      That sounds really delicious!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  • February 2, 2010

    1. It is ridiculous how beyond excited I get whenever I see new swatches up. I think I need nail polish rehab or something!

    2. I’m totally disappointed by Leaf Him At The Altar. The frostiness of it is SUCH a turn off to me; stupid deceiving promo/bottle pics for getting my hopes up! I do like the other ones, but I don’t know that I’ll be rushing out to get them anytime soon.

    I don’t know about you but I’m ready for some sun so I can finally show of my new NP to their full potential….be gone with you horrible season of death (aka Winter!)

    Thanks for the swatches! :)

  • February 2, 2010

    is it wrong to wish we could do away with frosts in general?? they’re so rarely flattering!!!
    .-= sara´s last blog one hundred and fifty one, bb couture blind love =-.

  • February 3, 2010

    I’m definitely a creme lover, so, like a lot of the above commenters, these don’t really appeal to me. I do think that Handpicked For Me is very suitable color for spring; though I’m more likely to choose a color like Wet Cement over a safe, baby pink.
    .-= Project Polish´s last blog ..Prince Charming =-.

  • February 3, 2010

    colors are ok but nothing jumps out and grabs me and yells “You must buy me!”

  • February 3, 2010

    surprisingly I like every one of those. It’s Bouquet with Me is awesome, and the red one has China Glaze written all over it. Does it have the same kind of glass fleck shimmer?

  • February 5, 2010

    So what’s wrong w/shimmer and green. Do you guys think it’s tacky? Shimmery colors are the only colors I wear..

    • February 6, 2010

      Hi Rachell,

      I think people didn’t like the frosty effect it had, not that it was a shimmer. Frost is kinda 80’s.