Sneak peek: The Hong Kong Collection by OPI

opi hong kong collection Sneak peek: The Hong Kong Collection by OPIOne of my favourite events on the beauty editor circuit is OPI‘s annual luncheon with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the company’s executive VP and artistic director. She visits Toronto every fall to present the following year’s spring colour collection (always inspired by a particular location around the world), and it’s fascinating to hear her predictions of the next hot colour trends.

Being a pale pink and classic red sort of girl, I was a bit taken aback this time around by all the crazy colour choices (inspired by eclectic Hong Kong, as the name suggests). Of all of them, Suzi told us that jade will be the big one. (Called Jade is the New Black, it’s the second from the left in the top row above.)

Part of the tradition after lunch—and what a wonderful tradition it is!—is for all the editors to have manicures with the new colours, and I can attest that at least 60% went for the jade. I’ll be honest: I’m not a fan… maybe for the toes though. I went for Panda-Monium Pink (second from the right, bottom row), which is not pink at all but a lovely pale lavender.

P.S. Did you know that OPI polishes are now formulated without DBP, toluene and formaldehyde?

Available in February at professional salons and spas across Canada.


Friday, January 8/2010 at 11:36 am

How cool that they’re now free of those three things. I had no idea… they’re not marketing that very heavily, are they? The USP of a ton of great brands out there is simply that they are free from toluene, DBP and formaldehyde.

Also pretty sure they missed the Jade bandwagon! I think the lilacs and coppers/bronzes will do well. xx


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, January 8/2010 at 11:43 am

Oh yes good point – they are way late on the jade trend. I like the pale green ones much better – not that I’ll ever be able to get my hands on Chanel’s. Essie’s Mint Candy Apple looks pretty.

Re: the nasty chemicals – they definitely need to promote that more! I’ve always just assumed that Zoya is “healthier,” but now it doesn’t sound like there is any difference…


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