Friday Favorites: OPI Oranges

We are already moving on to our next color family in the rainbow. That puts us at the “Orange” part of ROYGBIV. With this color, I decided to do things a little differently and browse through my whole collection to jog my memory as to favorites, instead of only going through the largest parts of my stash. Hopefully this makes sense all typed out. It made perfect sense in my head, but you know how that goes.

For today’s post, I have my favorite oranges from OPI. Surprisingly, I found quite a few oranges in my stash, overall. And I had quite a few favorites out of them. I don’t feel like I wear orange that much, but it is a color I like. It tends to make me happy when I wear it, and I often find myself drawn to this color in collections. I have five favorites to share in today’s post.


A Woman’s Prague-ative was part of the 2013 Euro Centrale Collection.


This one may seem like a strange choice for “orange”. But I always think of it as falling within this color category. I freaking LOVE this polish. I didn’t buy it in the original release. I happened upon my bottle only a year or so ago. (Maybe two?) I can’t remember where I purchased it — maybe from TJ Maxx or Marshall’s, or maybe on a trip to visit my parents in Texas. No matter!! It lives in my stash now, and that’s what counts.

I love how spicy this one is. It has a beautiful combination of coppery orange and gold, with the perfect touch of brown tossed in as an accent. I love how this one looks on my nails. It is so perfect in the Fall, although I love it all year round.


First Date at the Golden Gate was part of the San Francisco Collection for Fall/Winter of 2013.

Again, this one almost seems like it’s not an orange. In photos, it tends to look much more red. In person, it looks much more orange. I love how it balances between these two colors. This is part of what made it such a favorite for me. I also love how it looks on my skin tone. It is bright and vibrant, but also has something of a muted quality to it.


Orange You Fantastic was from the 2014 Coca Cola Collection.


This polish! It is bold and vibrant and in-your-face LOUD. This polish is like that one crazy aunt who dyes her hair funny colors, drinks too much at every party, and tells inappropriate stories at the top of her voice. And you know what? I freaking LOVE it. I think I love this one precisely because it is so unapologetic about what it is. Also, it’s gorgeous and so detailed on the nail. This polish makes for one fun manicure, and it always, always makes me happy.


Suzi Needs a Loch-smith was part of the Fall 2019 Scotland Collection.

This is the most recent addition to my stash, but it captured my heart right away. It is one of the most perfect orange cremes in my stash. I love the slightly burnt tone to the color. I love how it looks against my skin tone. I love it for Fall, but also for Summer. Oh, let’s face it: I’m a rule breaker. I recently wore this one in a manicure, and I loved the heck out of it on my nails.


Toucan Do It If You Try was part of the Spring/Summer 2014 Brazil Collection.

This came into my stash quite by accident. When the Peru Collection came out, my mom did the sweetest thing and went to her Sally’s to buy it for me as a surprise gift. The person working at the store told my mom this polish was part of the collection. It wasn’t. But you know what? I was happy to get it.

I like how this is a pinky-orange. To my eye, it’s a coral, but definitely on the orange side. It’s not a color I would usually expect to love, but I found I loved seeing it on my nails. It’s very cheerful, and sometimes a gal needs that!


So much bright and pretty goodness!! Just looking at the photos makes me feel happier.

What about you guys? What are your favorite oranges from OPI? I would love to hear all about it!


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