Friday, February 18, 2011

OPI Texas Collection: The Sorbets

I've been anticipating the release of the OPI Texas collection since I first saw the promo images. I love the model's look and the theme! I am a western cowgirl at heart and even though I've never been to Texas, I think this collection did the state a solid because it's amazing.
The Texas collection brings us a technically new nail polish finish from OPI, they're calling the "sorbet" finish. In my head the shiny gel-like translucent consistency will always be the "jelly" look but I have to hand it to OPI because these are SUPER jellies! I've always enjoyed that type of polish, they look squishy and candy-like. OPI has put a nice spin on it because sorbet sounds decadent, delicious, summery, and delightful. *tips my hat to the marketing team* What I loved about the jellies (6 out of the 12 in the collection) is that they are remarkably shiny and easy to apply. A lot of jelly polishes that I currently own are shiny but still require a top coat to make them really pop. I know I could easily get away with not wearing a top coat, which is super rare for me. This is coupled with the fact that the jellies all dry ridiculously fast! What's not to love?!

Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? is a succulent orange sorbet polish that makes my mouth water. Literally wanted to chomp on my fingers a bit because this color looks so fruity and delicious! This is three coats.
Guy Meets Gal-veston was the one polish I decided I HAD to have from this collection before I even saw any real swatches of it. I was not disappointed, my coral obsession was nursed with this stunning sorbet lacquer. Three coats.
Houston We Have a Purple is really pretty, a magenta purple sorbet that wraps your tips in summer. I currently have this on my toes, it's a gorgeous pedicure color! This is two coats for a more translucent look.
Big Hair...Big Nails is a fab warm pinky orangey lacquer, really cute name and gorgeous polish. I can't get over how easy these were to work with, some jellies (*cough* Milani Rad Purple *cough*) like this can be uber streaky and hard to get even, but these sorbets are truly idiot-proof. This is three coats.
Do You Think I'm Tex-y? is a bright candy pink shade. The names of OPI polishes always make me roll my eyes a bit but at least they are fun and memorable, I definitely couldn't come up with them haha. This is two coats of girly goodness.
Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em is definitely a hot pink, scorching hot fuchsia! I wore this as a full mani and I just couldn't believe how shiny my nails were, because for the first time in I don't know how long I didn't use a top coat. This is a color that means business and I got compliments on my nails the whole day I wore this.  Three coats.
So what's your take on the first part of the Texas collection? Like it, love it, or gotta have it? I kind of enjoy when a collection has similar colors in different tints, so no matter what skin tone you have chances are that you'll find one that works for you. Stay tuned for part 2, the shimmers and crèmes!

P.S. Check out my friend Sarah's blog, Them Pretty Colors! I have a guest blogger post on her website today!

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

These were sent for review.

27 comments :

  1. These are quite pretty, and I can't hate when jelly polish is involved. I got Big Hair, Big Nails but these pictures are making me want to go get more.

    But I just cannot get on board with the sorbet thing. I feel like they're just renaming something that already had a very good name. And the new name doesn't make an ounce of sense to me. :/

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  2. I've been dying for this collection ever since I heard about it. When I found out half were sorbet finish I went bananas. I have such love for jellies

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  3. the colors are sooo gorgeous, but I don't know how I feel about that sorbets finish...

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  4. dont you just looove Guy Meets Gal-veston !!!

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  5. Great post! Great swatches of wonderful colors!

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  6. I'll take the sorbets instead of the other set. Nice!

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  7. Wow, great review! I'm wearing Too Pink to Hold 'Em, right now and would have to agree with you on how shiny it is. Very pretty, indeed. :)

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  8. I think I'll get Houston We Have a Purple. Y'all Come Back Ya Hear makes me think of orange popsicles. Yum.

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  9. I will never tire of looking at swatches of these. Gorgeous!

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  10. These are super-duper shiny!! Wow, I like that. :)

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  11. I want them all! I would so love to visit Texas. I love the squishy finish of these. They look fabulous on you.

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  12. These look beautiful on you. And they do look juicy, like popsicles lol.

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  13. LOVE the orange one, looks great on you!

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  14. I love 'em! <3 Especially "Houston We Have a Purple" and "Do You Think I'm Tex-y" are really gorgeous...

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  15. I'm SO obsessed with the sorbets it's not even a joke!

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  16. I am loving the sorbet finish. I just got the collection yesterday I am so excited to swatch them! I adore this finish. They even look incredible in the bottle!

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  17. New finish or not, I honestly hate this line, and I was so happy when they decided to give my State its own line. But I do like your review and photos, and I do think you have swayed me into trying Houston we have a Purple..

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  18. I wish OPI would release a set of minis of the sorbet finishes so that I could do a juicy Skittles mani with them! The only color I want as a full-sized bottle is Guy Meets Gal-veston because I'm obsessed with corals. I know that the sorbet finish is just clever marketing for very sheer jellies, but I love jellies so I don't mind. Also, the mister is from Texas so I appreciate that marketing aspect as well. :)

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  19. They are all SO lovely!
    I am glad I got most of them. I left the oranges out because I am not an orange nails gal.
    But OMG Kellie, Y'all come back is perfection on you! love it!

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  20. Big Hair... Big Nails reminds me of Essie - ClamBake which I love but it's thick and steaky now.

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  21. Oh Huston we have a purple is SO pretty !
    And all the other ones too ! God I can't wait to own this collection !
    Xx. S

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  22. @Chris POPSICLES! that's the confection i was trying to think of when i was writing this! haha thanks :)

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  23. @Lady M aww i'm sorry you're not feeling the line, but i'm glad you enjoyed the review!

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  24. Lol, sorbet...sorry OPI, but they'll always be jellies to me. Sorbet sounds like something they pulled out of their ass.

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  25. I got guy meets Galveston and did a gradient mani and it looks super pretty! I think I'll also get too pink to hold em.

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  26. When I was in my nail store today, I was trying to remember your swatches but all the coral/red sorbets all kinda looked the same in the store. I ended up picking up the orange sorbet, and big hair I think.

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