Wednesday, September 7, 2011

OPI Touring America: Swatches & Review Part 2

Hi everyone, I'm back with the second installment of OPI's Fall 2011 collection, Touring America. If you missed the first half, check it out here.

Are We There Yet? is a orangey melon coral crème with a subtle sprinkling of pink and gold shimmer. This one had  just an ok formula, two coats with some dragging. The shimmer is really light and easy to miss unless you're in bright sunlight. I was surprised this color was so vivid, it looks muted in the bottle.

I Brake for Manicures is a great name for a polish, haha! I need a bumper sticker that says this. This color is pretty interesting, it's a deep dark, muted eggplant purple. This is two coats.

Color to Diner For is an interesting color too, I don't think I have anything quite like it. It's a medium brick red that is very warm toned. The shimmer in this one is pretty spectacular, it's pink and gold, but it's really finely milled and catches the light really awesomely, like crystals. I think the more watery finish of the red allows the sparkle to be more center stage in this one than in the others.

My Address is "Hollywood" is a very normal color, rose medium pink with subtle shimmer. I'm not in love with this but it's rather pretty. Slight dragging, two coats.

Honk if you Love OPI is a vampy purple, more warm toned than I Brake for Manicures. It's a plummy shade and it looks purple, not black on the nail so that's a good thing for a vamp in my opinion. This is three coats.

Last is I Eat Mainely Lobster, a pink coral shade that's (I'm guessing) universally flattering. Same shimmer as the other pinks in the collection, rather shy but pretty when it flashes in the sunlight. Two coats, no dragging on this one. Fun fact about me, I hate lobster :P but I like this polish haha.

There ya have it, late enough for ya? I swear I got so backed up on collections this season. I'll be better in the winter ;)

Products provided for review.


  1. Like many others, I was not that excited over this collection when the press hit. It's grown on me a tad more and I did get all but about 4 shades I think from the collection. 2 I probably won't wear & will gift/trade. I do think of the ones I have tried, the formula is really great and what I expect in that dept. from OPI. Like others, I have a problem with the 2 grays being far too close to b included in the same collection.

  2. I love the first 3 colors! Will have to check these out in person. :)

  3. I'm not really excited by this collection but i like "Honk" a lot.
    I Eat Mainly Lobster is a pretty shade too, but it won't suit me :p

  4. Love I Brake For Manicures & Honk If You Love OPI. Love those deep eggplant shades for the Fall. I haven't ordered any OPI in so very long. I've been more on a buying makeup & fragrance kick.

  5. I really like how your swatches captured the subtle shimmer in several of these shades.

  6. Love the pink and the coral, but they're nothing I haven't seen before really....

  7. I've just been introduced to your blog and OMG your swatches are just amazing! There goes my morning..... :p

  8. I loved them all!
    So pretty!
    Cheers from Portugal^^

  9. Just saw your guest post on swatchaholic and am wondering why I haven't followed you until now! Your nails are beautiful and such perfect smile lines! Love thus blog!

  10. Honk looks like a dupe for ChG's Evening Seduction. Taupe (last post) looks just like what you said...poop. Which, since I'm from the Needle area just irritates me.


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