Saturday, February 19, 2011

OPI Texas Collection: The Cremes and Shimmers

I know a lot of people are anticipating the release of the OPI Texas Collection for the sorbet polishes, but let's start with the cremes and shimmers! I keep wanting to say ''creams and sugars'' in my head when I type that out. Huh.

The formula on these was uh-may-zing. Seriously, it was great, and I my nails practically painted themselves! Not literally, of course. That would be cause for concern. But figuratively? Yeah. I am quite impressed with them, especially the cremes.

San Tan-tonio is called ''honey'' in the description, but to me it's more coffee with cream. The color itself is not bad, but on me it kind of looks like mud. It could be perfect for someone's mannequin-hands, though! Two nice coats.

Suzi Loves Cowboys doesn't really do anything for me, but again, I can't knock the formula. It's a nice color, described as s'mores chocolate. S'mores are one of the most important aspects of summer in Vermont with the cousins, so I may learn to love this one. 2 coats.

Don't Mess With OPI is a goooorgeous soft, grass green creme. It reminds me a lot of OPI Jade is the New Black, which I didn't care for, but I don't have that one anymore to compare it to. This one just has an extra oomph that draws me in. 2 coats, and for me, the best formula of the bunch.
On the right is Don't Mess With OPI and left is China Glaze Starboard, just as a reference point. Don't Mess With OPI is less yellow and more blue.

I actually really like I Vant to be A-Lone Star, despite it's kooky name. It's a very pale blue shimmer. This one took 3 coats, but it was smooth in the end. I love the almost pearly finish it has.
Left: Essie Sag Harbor, middle: I Vant to be A-Lone Star, right: China Glaze Sea Spray. I Vant to be A-Lone Star is obviously much lighter than the others, but on the nail it's less apparent.

It's Totally Fort Worth It is not doing it for me. It's a sheer gray-lavender shimmer with pink shimmer? Red shimmer? It was hard for me to tell. It's just...boring. This was three coats and you can still kind of see VNL.

Finally we have Austin-tatious Turquoise. I feel like we've seen some variation of this color from OPI in a few different collections before, but if you haven't picked one of them up yet, go for this one. It's got some green undertones. This was surprisingly two coats.

The verdict? I like this collection, but I don't love it. My two picks are definitely I Vant to be A-Lone Star and Don't Mess With OPI. Again, I feel like OPI made this collection with a polish or two for everyone, and I like that! Are there any you're dying to have? Stay tuned, because next up are the sorbets! Mmm!
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  1. I love ALL the colors*.*


  2. I'm going to start with suzi loves cowboys and Austin-tatious. This is great for a displaced Texas girl like me. :)

  3. I really want the Austin-tatious Turquoise. I love it so much.

  4. Would you like to take part in my birthday exchange? Don't wait! : - will be fun! :)

    Nice colours. :)

  5. yes, some of the colors like the Austin-tatious Turquoise reminds me of the color club untamed luxury. It's Totally Fort Worth It reminds me of color clubs ms.hautie.


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