Tuesday, August 17, 2010

opi swiss collection part 1

"Beyond the borders of a classic neutral palette into a new zone where refined shades of rich color become the definitive go-to hues to wear every day." - OPI

the opi swiss collection is full of shimmers, glitter-foils, and (my favorites) cremes.  i can pick out about three that are must-have's, most of them are nice-to-have's and maybe only two that i would skip. but they all have excellent formulas, and are almost all two coaters.  wow.  color me impressed!
top: ski teal we drop, glitzerland, cuckoo for this color, yodel me on my cell, the color to watch, lucerne-tainly look marvelous.  bottom: just a little rösti at this, diva of geneva, william tell me about opi, from a to zurich, i'm suzi & i'm a chocoholic, color so hot it berns.

diva of geneva is a gorgeous shimmer that is a mix between plum purple, pink and red. the shimmer in it makes it seem like a duochrome almost, which is pretty awesome.  this is definitely one of the best colors out of the bunch in my humble opinion.
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lucerne-tainely look marvelous is another one of my fav's from this collection. it is a gorgeous charcoal silver foil glitter that covers sufficiently in two coats.  fab!  it also has a bit of a green tinge to it too, which i didn't notice until i started cropping these photos, but yup, it's there!  this is pretty close to jitterbug by china glaze, but i like this one a tiny bit better, not sure why haha.

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just a little rösti at this is the first creme i have to show you, not one of my fav's from the collection but it earns a respectable nod :)  it's a berry color with a tinge of brown in it.  the name is actually really cute i think haha.  two coats = perfectly opaque.
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the red and sexy color so hot it berns is a great bright red.  very simple, fresh, poppy-esque.  another amazing two coater.  i'm a habitual three coater, it may be from imperfections in my application or something but it usually takes me three coats to get a color looking just right on my nails.  so it's pretty dope to me that these cremes look so good with two.
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william tell me about opi was a color i thought i would love but it ended up just being ok for me.  very dark purple, but not the same as lincoln park after darkLPAD is soooo dark it's almost black, but william is obviously purple.  sexy and opaque in two coats, which is super nice, and less finicky than LPAD haha.  this one is also uber shiny, all these swatches are w/o a topcoat and they all shone like glass!
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and last for today is i'm suzi & i'm a chocoholic.  heehee it cracks me up that suzi has to slip her name into every collection.  maybe she regrets not naming the whole brand after herself like essie and it's her way of making up for it?  idk...anywayyyyy, this color is probably my least favorite out of this collection color-wise.  the brownish-reds just don't work on me, they make me look ruddy.  but again, this formula is awesome.  i really have to praise opi for these, they did a spectacular job.  they were really similar across the board which i appreciate.
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 stay tuned for part two of the collection coming up soon :D
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