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.

21 comments :

  1. How does the green one compare to Jade is the new black?

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  2. @Justine (Productrater) Don't Mess with OPI has more yellow in it while Jade is the New Black is more blue tinted. i should definitely do a comparison on them :)

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  3. I NEED I want to be a lone-star!!!

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  4. So glad to see someone else who loves these polishes! I keep reading negative comments about the colours in this collection, but I personally love them! I'm wearing Suzi Loves Cowboys right now :P

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  5. Kellie, how does Austin-tatious Turquoise compares in terms of shade to Charla and it's dupes? And to Yodel me in My Cell?

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  6. Cactus! That's what Don't Mess With OPI reminds me of! Ahh that was driving me nuts. Yeah that one's definitely a keeper. and I Vant to be A-Lone Star :)

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  7. How about I Vant To Be A-Lone Star compared to CG Sea Spray? To me just by your photos, IVTBAS is a bit bluer, while SS is more on the duller, grey side. Not a bad thing at all, tho!

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  8. Ya I love my greens, so this one definitely goes into the "possibly to-buy" list. Thanks would love a comparison.

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  9. Gosh I especially love the first, Austin-Tatious Turqoise. That colour just screams my name! :D

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  10. I Vant to be A-lone Star is really pretty ! How does it compare to Orly - Pixie Dust ? Is it much lighter ?

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  11. Suzi Loves Cowboys is really the perfect brown polish!

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  12. The green and lonestar look great. I don't like green normally either!
    Stacie xoxox

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  13. Great swatches, K-bear! you make me want to swatch them all over again!

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  14. Love the Austin one. I can live without the rest but I want the Austin one!

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  15. @Sarah B. AT is more of a sheer shimmer while charla is def. a foil. it's pretty close in color to yodel me but less pigmented? and more duochrome? i'll have to do a comp. :)

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  16. @Stacey i would actually reverse that, SS looks a bit bluer to me :)

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  17. I'll definitely be buying Don't Mess With OPI. It's gorgeous. I don't know if I'll order the rest of them. They are pretty!

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  18. I am wondering if Austin-tatious and sephora's who let the dorks out are dupes, they look really alike (just like zoya danni and sephora hell to the no)

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  19. This half of the collection totally makes me think of the colors in a west Texas landscape, or maybe the Hill Country - and I've driven through both enough to know! The sorbet colors don't do too much for me, but pinks and oranges aren't really my style - maybe because they make me think of Mary Kay Cosmetics and big-haired Dallas bleached-blondes... oh well, still screams Texas , doesn't it?

    Anyway, I'm glad to see someone giving this collection good reviews, because overall I think it's very nice, and represents Texas pretty well!

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