Review & Swatches: OPI Holland Collection for Spring/Summer 2012

Truth be told, I’m pretty WOWED by the new Holland Collection from OPI for Spring and Summer 2012. Rather than go on and on about it, I wanted to just show it to you because I thought it was too pretty for words! I’ll share some more thoughts after you enjoy the photos!


A Roll in The Hague
Take advantage of this frisky little orange.

Did You ’ear About Van Gogh?
Rumor has it…this sandy bisque is a work of art.

Dutch ’Ya Just Love OPI?
All of Holland hollers for this crowd-pleasing plum.

Gouda Gouda Two Shoes
Take a walk on the wild side with this robust rose.

I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!
This sassy steal-blue shimmer means business!

I Have a Herring Problem
What’s that you say? I need to “sea” this shimmery green-blue?

Kiss Me on My Tulips
A smooch-worthy shade of hot pink.

Pedal Faster Suzi!
This pink lavender shimmer will have you “wheeling.”

Red Lights Ahead…Where?
This coral-packed red is the hottest in the district.

Thanks a WindMillion
You totally deserve this breezy sea green.

A deep purple for a divine diva.

Wooden Shoe Like to Know?
It’s no secret…everybody loves this shimmery chocolate-brown.

Suzi says…

“Wearing these colors on fingers and toes will accessorize the season’s hottest trends,” remarks Suzi. “The varied palette of colors accentuates the looks that walked the runway, from colored pants and ladylike frocks to long, blousy-sleeved tops and dramatic patterns.”

I say…

In terms of application, the only one that posed a little bit of a problem for me was Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh? I don’t know if it was the polish itself or the brush I had, but it wanted to streak. A third thin coat helped for sure. Additionally, Gouda Gouda Two Shoes may require a thin third coat, depending on your desired coverage.

It may seem that I Have a Herring Problem and I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! are dupes, but honestly, they’re not. They’re siblings, but not twins! I found that all of the cream polishes gave fantastic coverage—and while all of the swatches were done with two coats (with the exception of Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh?), you may wish to use a thin third on some of the shades where shimmer is prevalent for total coverage.

Bottom Line: We’re impressed by the diversity of the shades in this collection—you’ve got a great combo of both brights and more mellow shades. The deeper shades could even take you through fall!

Price & Availability: The Holland Collection will be available February 8, 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 each.

More photos…

An editorial sample was provided by the company and evaluated to determine our opinion of the product in this post. Please see the Disclosures page for further information regarding our policies for using editorial samples.
  • Sam

    YES. Thank you for the swatches!! I’ve been waiting for someone to post them because I’m really digging this collection.

  • Vanessa

    That light pink one is gorg!

  • Polarbelle

    I had to wipe drool looking at your pictures cuz it kept dripping on my screen. I love what I’m seeing from this collection, it’s full of a whole lot of win!

  • shauna

    Vampsterdam or Wooden Shoe for sure!

  • Katie D.

    These colors are truly gorg! Fingers crossed you do a giveaway.

  • Amber

    Hi Katie, I can’t promise, but I’m going to try! xo

  • Viktorija

    I love your swatches! Color-wise they are always just the way the polishes end up looking on me.

  • Amber

    Thanks Viktorija! We try to get them as accurate as possible :)

  • Shari

    All of these colors are pretty. Really like the Wooden Shoe Like to Know color. Don’t have a brown nail polish in my collection.

  • Kris

    Oooohhh!!! Drooooooollllsssss!!!! This entire set is amazing! Love the clean, clear swatches. I would love to own these beauties.

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  • http://@Tazminelove Katrina

    These are to dye for want to enter the contest I lov this collection all are so fab must hav love you OPI
    I’m a nail artist! OPI is a must hav for me Kiss me on the tulip is very pretty

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  • Beauty In My Mind

    Your swatches of these OPI nail polishes are AMAZING! I want to buy every single colour, but my favourites though have to be ‘A Roll in The Hague’ and ‘Kiss Me on My Tulips’ Great post :) xxx

  • Amber

    Thanks, Beauty!

  • Rivkid2001

    I just applied I Don’t Give a Rotterdam on my nails, and I am loving the color!  It’s a little opaque when you put on the first coat, so you definately need about 3 coats to really show the true color, that’s my only advice!  Once again WTG OPI!

  • Julie THompson

    Your nail polishes are awesome I know one of my friends would be absolutely in heaven if she would recieve one or all of your collections I know I see a few colors I absolutely love in your various collections and I am not big into make up and finger polish but I would wear it because they are beautiful.