Monday, December 13, 2010

$OPI Havana Nights cont'd

*hangs head in shame* I'm a bad, bad blogger. I have been so haphazard in posting my swatches from this collection. The back log of swatches I need to post is really getting ridiculous. These three polishes are from the Sephora by OPI Havana Nights collection. I've previously shown you Havana Dreams and Mambo Madness. I still need to get my swatches of Read My Palm up, though I think they're on a flash drive somewhere...Anyway :) here we go!

Teal We Meet Again is a really unbelievable color. I was really excited for it when I first saw promo images for the collection but was seriously blown away by it in person. A very blue teal, with dark sea green underpinnings. Super shimmery and it plays with your eyes, I just want to swim in the depths of this color! This is two coats.
Can I just tell you how much I love how my nails look in these photos (length and shape) and at the same time cannot figure out what is going on with my hand placement?! I guess long nails make me a dummy dumb who can't hold a polish bottle without looking "special".

Caliente Coral is another one I really love from this collection (I actually think I adore all the shades in Havana Nights, except Caribbean Cocktail which I didn't get.) It's more orange per say, than coral. Very easily applied and really POPS against my skin tone. Two coats!
Rumba Romance was the one I wasn't sure I was going to love when I bought the mini set, but turns out I really enjoy it. It's a gold brass, almost foil polish, more on the microglitter side. This color would probably have a hard time finding a good home, however, unless you have a darker skin tone. I think it looks nice on me, but if I were one shade paler, it might look pretty horrendous. This is three coats.
I have some trouble photographing my nails in anything other than sunlight with my new camera, and I think I have built up my old camera on a sort of pedestal, thinking it was the best camera ever and nothing will ever come close to it.  Well, apparently it wasn't that great, because (soooo sorry!) these photos kinda blow.  I'm thinking I might purge most of my backlog and just go on a swatch-fest and redo them all.  Cuz...damn these are crap :P

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

19 comments :

  1. I have a couple $OPIs but I just think they should lower their price!

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  2. Teal We Meet Again is amazing. Rumba Romance is really pretty too, but I'm super pale, so I might only be able to wear it on my toes.

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  3. Kellie, did Midnight Mambo and Havana Dreams come as minis in this set too? Or do they have to be ordered separately in full size? Also how much are the minis set? I agree with Rachael Marie that $OPI is unreasonably priced.

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  4. I really like the teal one too! P.S. I think all your photos always look nice. :)

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  5. I bought these three beauties in the mini set. Love them. Rumba Romance is my favorite.

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  6. LOVE THE "CALIETE COLRAL".....REALLY NICE!

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  7. I love sophora,
    It's so stupid They doesn't are for sale in holland,
    Waa but they look amazing,,

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  8. Teal We Meet Again is the kind of color that always gets to me. :D

    I had similar problems with new camera - and it took a while and lots of advices from Maestra to get to know the new settings and 1000 and one option available. Good thing was that I got rid of the old camera, so I had to master the new one. :D

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  9. @Donna they did come full sized but I bought the minis, and I think currently only the minis are left for sale on the Sephora website. it's $18. it's a lot but i enjoy the quality of the polish, eh only .50 more than opi is ok once in a while, IMO :)

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  10. @Joelle that is stupid! i think it's so lame when a site doesn't sell internationally :(

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  11. @Gejba oh good so i'm not the only one :) i seriously need to take a photography class, i feel like such a noob!

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  12. I love ya even if you are sparatic! It makes every post more special! Pretty please tell me what font you are using? Me likey!

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  13. I love Rumba Romance!! It's such a gorgeous gold :)

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  14. These are so different colors, and I don't know how will they look on me ( I am sure they will not suit me), but looking cool. nice sharing.

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  16. the colours are nice, but you do you apply the nail polish so far from the cuticle line? it looks like its old and not professional, as a nail tech i know that if i did clients nails like that they wouldn't be pleased.

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    1. good thing i'm not a nail tech huh. plus this is from three years ago, i've obviously changed my technique.

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