collection. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, so I thought I would start with some tulip trivia. Did you know that although tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, their cultivation originated in the Ottoman Empire? Their were seen as as a symbol of abundance and indulgence. In fact, the wealthiest era of the Ottoman empire is often called the Tulip Era!
OPI Kiss me on my tulips is a bright pink. It's not quite a hot pink, but close. It has slight blue leanings, but otherwise is a very straightforward pink. The color is brighter in sunlight (like my swatches below) but is more subdued in lower or indoor light. The formula was on the thicker side for an OPI, however it leveled well. The color is quite opaque and no more than two coats are necessary.
The closest color I have to OPI Kiss me on my tulips is Sephora by OPI Arm Candy. You can see from my swatches below that they're almost indistinguishable. In person, Arm Candy is slightly brighter than Kiss me on my tulips. I've added swatches of OPI You're a Pisa work and OPI Koala Bear-y (reviewed here) to demonstrate how drastically different they are from the bright pink of Kiss me on my tulips despite a similar intensity. I loved fuchsias for February, however, it's time for a change to pinker pinks now that it's spring.
OPI Kiss me on my tulips is a bright and optimistic pink to wear as I anticipate flowers emerging from their buds. I plan on using this as a frequent pedi color as soon as it becomes sandal season around here (which is not quite yet). Thanks for reading! What kind of pinks are you favoring this spring? What are your favorite colors from OPI Holland? Do you have a favorite flower?