September 5, 2011

OPI Touring America: Swatches & Review Part 1

Howdy there folks! Hope you are all doing splendidly :) I've had this collection forever and a day so I figured it was time to review it at long last haha. The OPI Fall collection is called Touring America, which is a fab theme if you ask me. I know they do "states" themed collections (like Texas, Chicago, etc.) but this really encompasses the entire country. Fall collections often become permanent colors in the OPI core collection, but I haven't heard if these will be or not. This half of the collection are the more subdued neutral-esque polishes out of the 12 and they are all crèmes.

First up is French Quarter For Your Thoughts, a slightly blue tinged pale smoke grey. I like this color a lot, it is flattering and simple yet chic. This is three coats.

Next is A-Taupe the Space Needle, which is a greenish taupe poop brown. I don't love this color, it really doesn't do much for me haha. Two coats.

This is Get In the Expresso Lane (express + espresso?) is a deep dark cool toned brown. There seems to be a few dark browns out there for Fall this year eh (Zoya Codie, RBL Fortissimo). This was a typical OPI formula two coater.

Suzi Takes the Wheel is a slightly green rainy day grey, different from FQFYT but only slightly. I would guess you wouldn't need both per say, but rather the one that looks better on your skin tone. Three coats here.

I really don't understand the name of Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window. First off it sounds disgusting, but I don't get it, does it mean someone farted in the car on the "trip"? Does it refer to someone having a bathroom accident? Or is someone car-sick? No matter how you explain it, it's gross. I really dislike toilet humor, so this is of course too far for me, but I've only heard one person say they like the name. *shrug* This is a swampy muted army green, two coats.

My favorite of this half, Road House Blues is a deep dark indigo blue. All of these colors dry a little darker than they appear in the bottle which was interesting. This is two coats of sexxxxyness.

Stay tuned to see the second part of the collection!

Products provided for review.

17 comments:

  1. " does it mean someone farted in the car on the "trip"?"
    ROFL. Oh my god. You're probably right.

    I've heard a lot of people liking the name though. It creeps me out hard too. GROSS. Do not want! I'm betting A-Taupe The Space Needle was originally named Suzi Has Diarrhea. Maybe we'll get a whole collection of poop jokes.

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  2. I do not get the names at all but I like the collection. Thanks for the great swatches!

    xoxox

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  3. I have to say, I've lived in Seattle for 8 years and can't think of a WORSE color to characterize my gorgeous city. A. We're the evergreen state for a reason. B. We're completely surrounded by tons of blue water. C. It's gray here 9 months of the year! So brownish taupe is completely beyond me.

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  4. Kellie...these all look AMAZING on you!!! Love the "poop" description....you had me laughing so hard, lol! My fave of this bunch is Road House Blues as well....you nailed it perfectly: sexy!

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  5. The only one I like of these is Road House Blues. But none of the colors in this collection really stand out to me.

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  6. Thanks for the swatches! OMG I am sooo happy that you are back! I completely agree with you on the name of UORDtW...colon cancer runs in my family so I am also not a fan of toilet humor at all! Excited to see the second half of this collection :) You are awesome, thanks for all your hard work!

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  7. I actually think it was supposed to be barf humor? When I was little and I'd get carsick my mom always joked that "I looked a little green" and I know I've heard the expression elsewhere... So i just assumed it was about that? Either way, its still a bit tacky.

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  8. I'm totally with you on Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window. I hate that name, its so GROSS! I think OPI went way too far with that one. Roadhouse Blues is the only one I like here. The rest remind me too much of bodily functions... or are boring.

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  9. I neglected to mention that Seattle is the Emerald City. Need I say more??

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  10. French Quarter For Your Thoughts looks alot like Sally Hansen's Wet Cement... I think Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window is supposed to mean someone is sick and the green color is barf. Its disgusting whatever it means and whoever came up with that name should be fired!

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  11. What a goofy name for a gorgeous polish. That green is fantastic. I also love that navy blue. Gorgeous!!

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  12. I immediately thought that someone had farted so you have to roll down the window! Honestly, I love the name. It shows they have a sense of humor! We all poop!

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  13. Road House Blues is awesome!

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  14. That's the first thing I thought of when I read the name in a preview months ago, and it's still the first thing I think of when I read that name!
    I have a 10-year-old to entertain, so my mind always goes "there" first. ;)

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  15. I love the blue one! so gorgeous :)

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  16. Nice swatches! Road house blues looks so pretty on practically everyone but me! It's so irritating!

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  17. I must be the only one who doesn't care about the name of Uh-oh...It really has no effect on me. I'm more disturbed by names like 12-inch Gang Bang than this one, hehe.

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