Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OPI Texas Collection

OPI Texas Collection
I told you all that if I get more of the OPI Texas colors that I'd post about them. Turns out, I only really wanted one more of the colors from the collection. I posted the other two originally in my Katy Perry post.
The new thing with this collection was OPI's "new finish" the "Sorbet" finish. As far as I can tell, from reading other blogs, is that it's like a pseudo-jelly finish. The thing is, as much as that sort of caught my attention, the colors weren't unique enough for me to want to purchase them and try them out.
I always like that OPI has themes for their collections, either celebrities, movies or cities. It's always easy to connect names back to colors and it gives you a little, and very superficial, glimpse into a culture. The other colors were very spring like... there were 2 nudes, a lighter and darker, 2 corals, an orange, a green, pinks and some purpley colors. Nothing too unique though.
For me, the unique colors in the collection were the blues. Well, I guess it's 2 blues and an off gray color. Anyways, I ordered the first two off of description basis and were please, and had to wait to purchase the other because it was already sold out online when I went to go purchase them. So I went to my local beauty supply store and purchased the third, as well as looked at the bottles and swatches of the other colors. 
OPI is between $8-$9, depending on where you purchase, unless you get them on an etailer, then it's normally between $3-$6.
Austin-tatious Turquoise 
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This is the third and final Texas color I purchased, and the one that I wanted the most. Three guesses why. Duh, it's a shade of teal. This is a very sheer teal with the slightest purple/pink duochrome to it. You can just barely see it in the middle bottle picture, right under the L and E. The duochrome shows up much more in the bottle then on the nail swatch, but it still translates to the nail. Just don't expect it to be WOMGDUOCHROME! The color itself is again, a very sheer teal with a bunch of fine milled shimmer in it. This takes about 3 to 4 coats to be opaque.

I'd Rather Be A-Lone Star 
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Dusty blue with silver pearl. I think it was described to be the Texas Sky just before the sun comes up? Idk. It reminds me of Cinderella's dress... the same sort of blue, with a very fine silver pearl that would make Cinderella happy. 

It's Totally Fort Worth It 
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Again, it just totally reminds me of Pincurl Eye Shadow by Mac, from their Love Lace Collection in the winter of 2009. It's that silvery gray, that's slightly purple, and has a red pearl to it. The red pearl is seen better in the bottle.

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