March 12, 2011

OPI Texas Collection Creme and Shimmer Swatches!

Morning everyone! I got my hair done yesterday, it was so great! We went with red and layers, it turned out great! The girl that did my hair, Stephanie, was also seriously awesome...I had such a great time! *waves to Stephanie in case she reads this*

Today I have for you guys the first half of the OPI Texas Collection for Spring 2011! I will be doing comparisons for some of these, so look for that post soon!

First up is Austin-tatious Turquoise, a vibrant shimmery turquoise! There was a bit of a purple shimmer happening in the bottle that I actually could see on my nails under low light at just the right angle. I tried to capture it with my camera but it just wasn't happening. The formula left a bit to be desired. It was more sheer than I thought it would be. I needed 4 coats for full opacity here. The build up is beautiful, but I think I might layer this over another blue next time I wear it, I'm just not a fan of having to wear 4 coats of 1 polish.


I Vant To Be A Lonestar is by far my favorite of this half of the collection. It is a pale blue creme with silver shimmer. I think if China Glaze Sea Spray and Pelican Gray had a baby this would be the result. The shimmer in this is noticeable in low light also, which I love. A lot of the time with colors like this you can only see the shimmer in bright light or out in the sun. The formula was fantastic, I used 2 coats for full opacity!



Next up is San Tan-Tonio, which is a creamy light brown. I can never figure out how to describe shades like this. It looks like it might be close to Leotard Optional from the Urban Ballerina Collection that we recently saw from Sephora by OPI. It's definitely got the same kind of feel to it. I don't love it on my skin tone, I'm thinking I will like this more on myself once I get a bit of a tan! The formula again was great, all the creme's in the collection were just wonderful! I used 2 coats for full opacity.


It's Totally Fort Worth It is a silvery grey metallic with pink microgliter. You can see the microglitter in person but it wasn't wanting to show up for my camera. I love the combo but I just wish it would have worked better on me. I think maybe with a less metallic looking base color I would love this, how fantastic would a grey creme with pink microglitter be? I'd be all over something like that! The formula on this one was sheer, I used 3 coats for the picture below, I think next time I'd use 4 coats. I could still see a little bit of a nail line in person.


Don't Mess With OPI is a pure green creme. I love this, ahh I am such a sucker for green! It's a bit brighter than my picture is making it look. This one was SO shiny, it was a pain to capture because it was catching 5,000 shadows when I was trying to take pictures. The formula was great, 2 coats for full opacity!


Last up is Suzi Loves Cowboys a rich brown creme, another that dries incredible shiny! Like green polish I also have a bit of a love affair with brown polish, I'm always looking for the perfect brown...it's hard to find! This is one of my new favorites, it's just perfect! Again, great formula...OPI did wonders with these cremes! I used 2 coats for the picture below!


annnnnd ohhh new red hair picture, I love it!  My nails are China Glaze Virtual Violet from the Tronica collection, I'll be posting a swatch later today or tomorrow! And my ring is my GingerKittyDesigns Gosh Holographic & Black Shatter ring!


*The polishes in this post were sent to me for review*

16 comments:

  1. oh Austin-tatious Turquoise! love this one the blue the green and it's look soo beautiful!
    and agree with you OPI is the queen of creme polish!

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  2. even though I'm not really attracted to the creme half of this collection, I think they are still really pretty shades!

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  3. I love I Vant to Be a Lonestar! I think it's my favorite out of the whole collection...I'm not really tempted to buy any of the others.

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  4. I like the hair color!

    Austin is 4 coats?! :( I love that color but 4 coats is a lot.

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  5. Omg, I love your hair with your eye color. You're so pretty!

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  6. I LOVE Don't Mess with OPI! I love greens too, but this one reminds me a bit of China Glaze's Starboard, which I own, but it's hard to tell how close it is by the picture.

    And I have to ask: your nails always look SO perfect in terms of polish application. What's your secret?! No matter what I do (lighter coats, waiting for the polish to dry completely before the next coat, not shaking the bottles, etc.), my polish always bubbles. It's so frustrating!

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  7. Jen! Your hair looks gorgeous! That shade of red is perfect. I had dark red hair as a kid, and I wish I had red hair now!

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  8. I have to buy Don't Mess With OPI! I adore greens.

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  9. Thanks guys! You are too sweet, glad you like the polish and my hair!

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  10. @istand

    I wish I had a secret to tell you, it's really just practice. I've gotten better over time. I like to have a good amount of polish on my brush, I prefer my coat on the thick side...other than that I don't think I really do anything special or different :)

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  11. The looks like the perfect shade of red!
    - Liz

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  12. Your new hair color looks gorgeous! And great swatches. :)

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  13. AHH! Your hair looks fantastic! So,so pretty.

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  14. I love San Tan-Tonio. I think I need to get it. I had wanted Leotard Optional, but I resent the fifty cent increase, does that make me a bit petty? I think it just stings right now, but I'll need to man up and get over it. Thanks so much for the swatches. Can't wait for the Pirates of the Carribean line.

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  15. Hi! Austin-tatious Turquoise is stunning with a layer of black shatter over it. It really pops!

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  16. @istand
    It's not you, but it's the polish! Add 2 drops of polish thinner to the polish which gives you the problem.

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