Today I have for you one more spring collection. This time from OPI. I am sorry it takes me so long to show you these but the samples are sent to me from the US so it does take some time. Anyway, spring just started so have a look at my review of this collection.
I will start with the six sorbet shades. Here is what OPI says about the finish: "From the company that brought revolutionary nail textures like matte, suede, and Black Shatter to women around the world, OPI announces a new special finish – semi-transparent sorbet shades. Featured first in the Texas Collection by OPI for Spring/Summer 2011, 6 of the 12 lacquers give fingers and toes a lightly glossed appearance."
The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).
GUY MEETS GAL-VESTON
Warm red. This was three coats and still VNL as with all the sorbets.
TOO HOT PINK TO HOLD ´EM
This was the sorbet I grabbed first and had on as a full mani for two days. Looks very juicy. Three coats.
BIG HAIR...BIG NAILS
Orange red, again very fruity. The sorbets are consistent in terms of formula, all were the same. Three coats.
HOUSTON WE HAVE A PURPLE
My favourite sorbet and I love the name :) Three coats.
Y´ALL COME BACK YA HEAR?
Bright orange, this was the brightest sorbet. Three coats.
DO YOU THINK I´M TEX-Y?
Nice berry shade. Three coats.
IT´S TOTALLY FORT WORTH IT
This one dries a bit slower and I wasn´t patient enough between each coat and this is how it ended. You can see some brushstrokes. With better application, I think this polish is very nice. I like greys with pink shimmer.
I am a sucker for teal and turquoise polishes. When I saw the promo pictures this was the one I was looking most toward to, then I saw some swatches and was a bit dissapointed. Now that I have it I can say that I really like it. It does need three coats to be opaque but the color is very nice.
DON´T MESS WITH OPI
Not my type, I really am not a green lover...but I know a lot of you out there are :) I will try to do some comparisons with this one. Two coats.
I WANT TO BE A-LONE STAR
Looks like every spring collection of this year has to have a grey. Well at least we have a wide range to choose from. This one is very nice with a hint of blue and with shimmer. Two coats.
I think you have to have the right skin tone for this polish. It just doesn´t look good on me :( But the application was nice, creamy formula. Two coats.
SUZI LOVES COWBOYS
My camera went crazy here and just couldn´t take a decent picture of this one. It is lighter than on these pictures. Kind of a muddy brown. Again not my type of color. Two coats.
The Texas Collection is a little surprise for me. From the promo pictures I felt it is a bit boring after the amazing Burlesque and Swiss collections. Then some swatches started to appear on blogs and I wasn´t happy about the colors either. Looks like some polishes you just have to try for yourself.
Now the sorbets are a great finnish, they look juicy and yummy to me. The problem is that they are not opaque and I hate VNL. I will try to layer them over opaque cremes and see how that works. The rest of the collection has the amazing turquoise which I love but also shades that just don´t work with my skin tone. Overall I think the collection is better than I expected although I am not head over hells about it. I think you should try at least one of the sorbets, I really like the finish.
* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company