Wednesday, July 6, 2011

OPI Nice Stems! - Swatches and Review

  What a fun little collection of pinks!  The OPI Nice Stems! collection consists of four gorgeous pink shades perfect for summer.  While I enjoy a wide range of polish colors, it is always fun to go back to a "classic" pink manicure!  I did not swatch I Lily Love You by itself (too sheer) but you will see it over each of the other three colors!  All colors are shown without base coat, with top coat, in natural outdoor lighting.  All pictures can be clicked to see maximum detail.

Play the Peonies

 A very pretty pale pink with delicate shimmer throughout.  This is a really nice feminine, safe color.  I used three coats for full coverage.

Play the Peonies with two coats of I Lily Love You.  This combo creates a gorgeous light/medium pink with great rainbow glitter and flakies.  I love this combination!

Come to Poppy

Bright coral pink with a touch of shimmer.  I really love this for summer!  One coat was almost enough but just barely not... so this is two coats for full coverage.

Come to Poppy plus two coats of I Lily Love You.  Another gorgeous combo.

Be A Dahlia Won't You?

Super shimmery fuschia with blue undertones.  I just love polishes like this!  It sort of reminds me of Wing It! from last summer... perhaps I will have to do a comparison?  Two coats.

Be A Dahlia plus two coats of I Lily Love You.  This ends up almost looking like the bottle color!  I wore this as a full mani for a few days, very pretty.

Overall Thoughts

A great collection of summery pinks! The clear must-have for me is I Lily Love You, since it can be used as a top coat to so many different colors to give them that gorgeous sparkle flakie look!  However all colors in this collection are fabulous, and there are both bold and safer colors to choose from.  Overall very pleased with these summer pinks!

DISCLOSURE: The polishes featured in this post  were provided to Polishology by OPI for review purposes.  This is an honest and independent review and was in no way influenced by the company.


  1. Love your swatches(: I don't own ANY actual pinks so I really want to buy the Nice Stem mini's :)

  2. gorgeous! I only have I lilly love you, but I love it!