It’s that time of year again when OPI releases a new nail lacquer collection. OPI is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and as a result, every collection the brand releases in 2021 will be a nod to its homeland, Los Angeles. So, it makes sense that their summer collection was inspired by Malibu, another sunny California destination, while their spring collection was called Hollywood.

The Malibu collection is split up into 2 sections: 6 neutral shades and 6 bright colorful shades.

The 6 neutral shades

Coastal Sand-tuary, Cliffside Karaoke, Bonfire Serenade, Dusk till Dune, El Mat-adoring you, Endless Sun-ner.

The 6 colorful shades

PCH Love Song, Mali-blue Shore, The Sound of Vibrance, Marigolden Hour, Strawberry Waves Forever! Pear-adise Cove.

What I like about this collection is that there are a variety of similar neutral tones to choose from. The 6 neutral shades all consist of that same brown/nude base. It’s perfect for those who are looking for that subtle sandy color this summer. There is a nude colour for every skin tone. If you’re into brighter shades, they also give you that option with their 6 colorful hues. They remind me of a day at Malibu on the beach with their bright yellow, for the sun, the blue representing the water and blue skies, pink and orange for that dreamy sunset. In my opinion, they chose the colors very well for this collection.