Sunday, February 20, 2011

OPI Texas Collection: The Cremes & Shimmers

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend has been great, better than mine anyway. I haven't been able to shake this cold & flu bug, once again. I'm getting awful tired of this winter crap, I'll tell you that much.

Finally, I would love to show you all the second (non-sorbet) half of the OPI Texas collection for this Spring. I've been lemming most of these shades since we saw the press photos late last year and now they are officially mine, yay! There is not one single polish in the bunch that I do not love, and that baby is saying something!

The most flashy and "look at me" polish in the bunch is called Austin-tatious Turquoise. This little baby is so hot, it's flying off the shelves and is already sold out online at a lot of our favorite e-tailers! The gorgeous combination of blue and green shimmer pigments just floats in this semi-sheer lacquer with a hint of pink and purple duochrome. I applied four coats to make this opaque and I couldn't stop staring at my nails! This is a mega winner in my book.

Suzi Loves Cowboys is an awesome dark chocolate brown jelly crème that flows as easily on the nail as you'd hope. Two coats make this opaque and so creamy dreamy beautiful! And guess what...I love cowboys too :D

It's Totally Fort-Worth It is a shimmery lavender grey shade with itsy bitsy dots of iridenscent glitter in it. The same type of glitz that was in the Katy Perry shade Not Like the Movies, but it shows up more in this base I think because of the one color opposed to NLtM's duochrome. I love this gorgeous understated shimmer, so pretty at three coats.

Don't Mess with OPI is a sexy dusty green that reminds me of a cactus, perfection in this collection! Another smooth jelly crème, this just flows on your nails with no problems at all. Two coats here.

San Tan-tonio is another awesome jelly crème with a honey tan color. This is a really great neutral, it reminds me of gorgeous buckskin horses or nice suede cowboy hats. Two coats for this guy!

I Vant to be A-lone Star is a stunning pale sky blue shimmer. This color seems to be hot for spring! I adore the subtlety of this gorgeous lacquer. Two coats.

Now that we've seen all twelve, what do you have to say about the Texas lacquers? Texas girls, do these shades do your state justice? I have to talk them up, because as I said before, not one single shade gave me trouble or made me turn up my nose. I love them all!  The formulas and dry times on them were particularly noteworthy. Great job OPI!

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

These were sent for review.