Hawaii Collection by OPI

Hawaii OPI

Hawaii Collection by OPI brings the fresh, bright colors of its namesake islands to nails and toes this summer. This new collection features a palette ranging from muted tones of mint, peach, pink and nude to bolder hues of coral, green, purple and gold to deep tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue.


When I spotted the press release, I reminded myself that I still had this draft about a tour around Maui from 2012 that I haven’t published yet. Who has ever been there knows about its magic. The beautiful beaches, surfing, the weather, the islands’ lush greenery, colorful flowers, and yummy fish, the landscape that ranges from Scottish Highlands to a tropical rainforest, all together inspired those 12 fresh new nail shades.

Charlotte Ronson SS2015 Nails OPI

Printed, flowing fabrics dominated spring runways, with patterns and graphics in both bold and muted hues. Warm, ethereal neutrals in shades of rose, peach and mint added a soft, feminine note,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “That’s Hula-rious!, a pastel mint green from the Hawaii Collection, was seen at Charlotte Ronson’s S/S 2015 NYFW show; this shade was used to create a cutout half moon manicure that complemented the designer’s youthful presentation.


Hawaii Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:


That’s Hula-rious!
This pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!


My Gecko Does Tricks
Being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents.


Do You Take Lei Away?
On second thought, I can’t wait – I need this creamy nude now!


Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Get it straight – this fruity orange crème is fabulous!


Go with the Lava
Flow You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.


Aloha from OPI
Let’s give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral!


Suzi Shops & Island Hops
A light and happy pink that’s the perfect traveling companion.


Just Lanai-ing
Around This dark, creamy mauve says “hang loose!” in style.


Hello Hawaii Ya?
In this gorgeous, dusky purple, I’m doing just fine.


This Color’s Making Waves
This shimmery, lagoon blue has got heads turning.


Lost My Bikini In Molokini
With this reef-inspired purple, what’s one bikini more or less?


Pineapples Have Peelings Too!
The heart of the matter lies in this gold shimmer with colorful sparkle.

Hawaii nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. The new shades will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas from 15th February, 2015.

If you are interested in some previous posts from Maui, click on the highlighted links below:

AlohaAloha from Maui

Maui 1 - Sandra BauknechtOn Top of the Volcano Maui Sunset Dinner

Maui 2 - Sandra BauknechtLast Night in MauiFour Seasons Maui at Wailea

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of OPI, Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Maui Sunset Dinner

Dinner Maui

During my stay in Maui, I watched many beautiful sunsets. The light is so amazing – colouring the sky in shades of yellow, orange, blue and purple. I captured some of those moments for you with my camera.

One of my favourite places on the island to have dinner and watch the sundown is the Italian restaurant Sarento’s On the Beach in Kihei, Maui. Great food, great service and great location.

My look: White ruffled dress by Tibi, coral shape heels by Chanel, glitter sunglasses by Miu Miu and necklace Pearl Drape with horse clasp by Gabriele Frantzen.
On my nails: Believe created with Cher by Deborah Lippmann
(a shimmering metallic gold beige).
Curls all natural!

LoL, Sandra






Tibi 5

IMG_1806Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: On Top of the Volcano


This week, I drove up to Haleakalā National Park which is surrounding and including the crater. This massive vulcano forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui and its activity is in a non-eruptive phase. The temperature near the summit tends to vary and on my way up, I went through the clouds. On top of the vulcano, it was drizzling from time to time and quite cool but the nature is breathtaking.

As you see, I followed my own fashion advice and went for some Hawaiian prints. For the previous post on this trend, please click here.

My look on top of the vulcano: Hawaiian-print silk tunic dress (on sale) iconand Hawaiian-print silk tapered pants (on sale), both by Stella McCartneycat eye glitter acetate and metal sunglasses iconand suede sandals, both by Miu Miu and small Marcie hobo bag in Skylight Blue iconby Chloé.

It looks like I landed on the moon, doesn’t it?! And what do you think of my natural curls?

LoL, Sandra



Stella Hawaii3



Silver SwordsThis rare species of Silversword is fragile and lives only upon the slopes of Haleakalā.

Stella Hawaii6


Miu Miu SunglassesPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Aloha from Maui


Finally I have arrived in paradise: Maui, the second-largest of the Hawaiian islands, in the middle of the Pacific ocean. The perfect place to relax and enjoy myself. The last time, I have been to Maui was fifteen years ago but nothing has really changed.

Of course, I will be blogging while I am here, cannot live without it anymore. Very funny, I will be taking the S/S 2012 Hawaiian fashion trend to a complete new level by wearing the tropical prints at their actual birthplace. So please stay tuned for more outfit posts to come.

My look: White embellished bikini by Valery Blu.

LoL, Sandra


Me Maui Beach 1

IMG_1013Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht