March 30, 2012

OPI NYC Ballet Soft Shades Collection

OPI's Soft Shades collection this year was inspired by the New York City Ballet. The collection features five sheer shades lightly tinged in hues of beige, pink, white, lilac and gray, as well as a silver sparkly topper. I was expecting these to be creams from the promo images but I was pleasantly surprised to find them to have a jelly finish.

First is Barre My Soul, a soft beige peachy shade. It's a nice flesh tone that still retains it's jelly-translucency. This one seems to be the least opaque but I like the effect. This is three coats.

Next is Care to Danse?, which I always say with a fancy-pants accent in my head. It's a lilac tinted sheer that pulls more milky pink on the nail. This is three coats.

Here is You Callin' Me a Lyre? I was confused when I heard the name of this one, not knowing what a lyre has to do with ballet off the top of my head. I found out it is a symbol representing NYCB. This is a sheer baby pink, very femme and bridal. This is three coats.

My Pointe Exactly is a baby grey jelly, which is really unique and beautiful. I don't think I have another polish quite like this one. Three coats here as well.

Don't Touch My Tutu! is a sheer bright white jelly. I really like this color, it's very flattering. There are plenty of white sheers out there, but this one seems to have more pigment and a better formula than most. This is also three coats.

And the pièce de résistance of the collection, glitter topcoat Pirouette My Whistle. Terrible name haha, but absolutely beautiful glitter. It is similar to Nubar's White Polka Dot, the big hex glitter pieces are satin finish light grey/opal/white and it has tons of silver microglitter that makes this extra twinkly. Here is two coats by itself.

I also layered one coat of Pirouette My Whistle over Don't Touch My Tutu!. I love how ethereal and dainty this looks!

I am super impressed with the formula on these, they are all fantastic. You could get away with one coat even if you like, the streaks issue is almost non-existent. These should be out officially in April. Let me know what you think about these pretties!

Products provided for review.

17 comments:

  1. I love these so much! Every swatch I've seen makes me want them more, especially My Pointe Exactly & Pirouette My Whistle. Beautiful! Your swatches are the best out there, I think, especially for these. <3

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  2. These are lovely and perfect for spring! Hope you get a chance to come by and check out my new blog look! Have a great day darling! Kori xoxo

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  3. Can't wait to try these out for myself!

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  4. Oooooh....Kellie, they look so stunning on you! Love these - probably my most favourite sheer jellies ever!

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    1. thanks dear! ikr, i can't believe how much i like them!

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  5. These are pretty, and your swatches are gorgeous! But I've been wondering ever since I say the first promo pics, WTH is up with the name "Pirouette My Whistle"?! They couldn't think of anything better? Lol!

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    1. they were totally reaching on that one! so silly *rolls eyes*

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  6. As I was expecting, these are very sheer. My nail beds are wrecked from chronic biting and they so need an opaque shade. I like the demure look, though.

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  7. Oh no...I'm so tempted to get these...Your swatches look amazing! I have a few Essie's like these and I love the sheerness!

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  8. I'm so surprised at how much I like these, usually I steer clear of the annual sheer collections. Really like Cared to Danse? and My Pointe Exactly.

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  9. The colors are all super pretty. But I like my polishes opaque!
    Nevertheless I NEED Pirouette My Whistle <3 This is gorgeous!

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  10. I'm not a big fan of sheers either, but I might have to pick up Barre my Soul for times when I want to wear color but don't want it obvious. Awesome blog! new follower...

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  11. I love barely-there polishes for the summer, and these are super attractive!

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  12. I have not been interested for years in any of the soft shade collections OPI puts out each year. Last year I bought I Juggle Men (topper) which is the first one I have bought from these collections in ages. But this year - wow....they really have my eye and I know I will be bringing home a # of them!

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  13. At first I wasn't so sure about this collection, but it's grown on me, it's so soft and pretty! And I especially love Pirouette My Whistle, despite the name! Great swatches!

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  14. These look so pretty on you. Not my style. Yuk.

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