Sunday, August 14, 2011

OPI Touring America Collection Part I

This fall OPI is bringing us twelve new polishes for the Touring America Collection. I haven't heard much buzz about this collection and, if I'm being honest, I don't think it's anything to write home about. But rather than starting off on a sour note, take a look at the pictures and see what you think first! I know I still have a list of polishes to review, but I thought I'd review these first while they're still relevant.

The first half of the collection is four cremes and two shimmers. Oddly enough, the cremes applied seamlessly in two coats and the shimmers were the ones that gave me troubles; three coats and a little thick.

Suzi Takes the Wheel is a light gray with a hint of taupe to it. It reminds me of dirty dish water (ew, I know), and also that Carrie Underwood song.

Uh Oh, Roll Down the Window is a freakin' awesome name for a nail polish. I mean, seriously. Fart jokes. I love it. But I'm mature like that. This dirty olive green reminds me of camouflage fatigues or something. It's one of those ugly-pretty colors that you either really like or you really don't. I don't care for it, but I know a lot of polish fiends will love it.

My Address is "Hollywood" is a safe rose pink with shimmer. It's kind of muted or dusty and while I don't love it, I like it more than I thought it was. The formula was a little on the thick side, but nothing crazy at all.

You know I love my corals, but I Eat Mainely Lobster isn't doing it for me. Same formula as My Address is "Hollywood," if not a little thicker. The color is just okay, I feel. Not fantastic or anything.

Road House Blues is hard to capture in a picture--blurple base but it flashes deep, deep blue in the light. It's a pretty dark color, darker than the picture suggests. Kind of reminds me of Sapphire in the Snow, but more blue. And wow, now I see how poorly I painted my nails when I see this picture haha.

Last for tonight is I Brake For Manicures. A very dusty, brown, raisin-y purple. I didn't find it particularly flattering, but maybe that's just my skintone.

What do you guys think of this collection so far? The formulas are generally very nice, but the colors...they're fine. But just fine. Nothing has really grabbed my attention. And, maybe it's just because I'm American and don't really care for these colors, but these polishes don't really remind me of America. I'm not saying it had to be a completely red, white, and blue collection or anything, but these colors are so...blah? I get that it's a fall collection and that these colors are with the latest trends and whatnot, but who knows. I might be in the minority on this one. Am I? Tell us in the comments! Stay tuned for part two coming soon, and be sure to check out the guest post from earlier today!
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  1. One of my favourites are Road house blues and I brake for Manicures!
    Love your swatches!!

  2. I only got I Mainely eat Lobster from this collection, but your swatches have me wanting Roadhouse Blues :)


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