Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sunlight is a golden yellow pearl shimmer. This was 3 coats. I think it was the only one I liked of the rest.
Lilac Luster is a lilac pearl shimmer. 3 coats. Nice and elegant but doesn't float my boat.
Blue Brilliance is a blue pearl shimmer with flashes of pink. 3 coats. This looked gorgeous on the display and in the bottle but on the nails it just didn't "pop" like I thought it would.
Overall this collection was eh to me. I only chose these three basically because these three caught my eyes, I don't really know what else is in the collection, don't quite remember it. It was a little struggle to apply them as well, I don't know if it's because of the brush or just the formula. Sunlight was a bit streaky, as you can still see some visible brush strokes.
Well that's all I have for today! Enjoy your weekend!
OPI Launches Touring America Collection for Fall/Winter 2011
OPI hits the open road with a new take on classic style in the Touring America Collection for Fall/Winter 2011. Inspired by Americana and cities with rich cultural heritage, the collection’s twelve shades offer comfortable glamour and wearable elegance for nails and toes.
“My recent road trip across the country sparked the creation of the Touring America Collection,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Autumn is a time for reinvention, and these shades revive classic, iconic colors for fall, from cool heather, khaki and chocolate to warm rose, peach and red.”
The season’s go-to shades of taupe and pearl grey appear in variations from dark to light – A-taupe the Space Needle, Get in the Expresso Lane, French Quarter for Your Thoughts, and Suzi Takes the Wheel. Lush urban neutrals in deep sapphire (Road House Blues), rich raisin (Honk If You Love OPI), chic olive (Uh-oh Roll Down the Window), and coffee brown (I Brake for Manicures) merge with iconic red (Color to Diner For), vivid rose (My Address is “Hollywood”), and luminous coral and orange (I Eat Mainely Lobster, Are We There Yet?) for an expansive color landscape.
“This collection will take women around the world on the ultimate tour across the USA, with stops in Baltimore, Clarksdale, Hollywood, Jackson Hole, Memphis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, and Tucson,” explains Suzi. “Together, the locales that inspired Touring America make up a rich palette of color complementing trends from the runway, where we saw a mix of feminine details and dramatic menswear touches.”
Touring America includes the following shades:
Are We There Yet?
Don’t make me reach back there and take that perfect melon shade!
I Eat Mainely Lobster
We “clawed” through crowds to catch this coral for you.
My Address is "Hollywood"
We put this pretty rose-pink on the map.
Color to Diner For
I’ll take the rosy-red with a side of “awesome.”
Honk if You Love OPI
Don’t let this gorgeous dark grape pass you by.
Road House Blues
In this case…R&B stands for “Really Blue.”
Suzi Takes the Wheel
Buckle up—she’s not stopping until she gets to gray!
French Quarter for Your Thoughts
Want beads? Then show us your sexy gray nails!
Uh-oh Roll Down the Window
You’re gonna wanna pull over for this “unexpected” olive green.
A-taupe the Space Needle
You’ll climb to new heights with this creamy-rich taupe.
Get in the Expresso Lane
An amped-up dark brown that’ll never letcha down!
I Brake for Manicures
This gorgeous eggplant-plum has our full attention.
Touring America Nail Lacquer shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
Touring America by OPI will be available August 3, 2011, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Take a look:
In the Spot-Light-Pink is a sheer pink. This was done in 3 coats. I love how it seems like a french manicure, if only my nail tips were whiter, I think this would look perfect. I love how it seems like my nails have this pink glow.
Step Right Up! is a white-ish pink, almost white. 3 coats. Visible nail lines but that's fine. Surprisingly this one wasn't streaky.
So Many Clowns, So Little Time is a creamy nude pink. 3 coats. This also makes a good french manicure base, and looks lovely on its own.
I Juggle...Men over black is a iridescent shimmer top coat. I did it over black just so the shimmer can show. The purple, blue, and pink shimmer just pops. (please click on the picture to view larger image) It's a top coat, and I wasn't brave enough to bare my nails to you guys just yet lol but I do wonder, why the name? Haha
So I liked this collection because it's a change from all the Spring collections I've been swatching (still more to come) I actually do enjoy neutral shades since it's work appropriate (even though my boss doesn't care if my nails are the colors of rainbow)
The formula for these were good. No complaints for them. My favorites happens to be In the Spot Light Pink, and I Juggle...Men. What are your inputs on this collection? Yay or Nay?
(These were sent to me for review)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Before I go on with the review, I am kind of disappointed that I didn't get to try the Tronica collection, since it is specialty for Sally Beauty. And I don't have a Sally Beauty near me, I don't think it is worth the drive to get the collection, and the fact that eBay users are selling it for about $14 a bottle is kind of ridiculous. Well I've read some reviews on it and that the holos aren't even that great, so I guess I didn't miss much.
OK on with the swatches!
From the Sand to Sand collection:
White Cap - a sheer pearly white with golden and silver shimmer. 4 coats
Pelican Gray is a cool toned gray creme. 2 coats
Sea Spray is a pale blue gray creme. 2 coats
Below Deck - a taupe creme with violet tones. 2 coats
Sunset Sail - a nude peachy creme with light flecks of shimmer. 3 coats
Knotty - dark beige shimmer. 3 coats
From the Knotty Nautical collection:
Life Preserver - pale dark orange creme. 2 coats. It's not as bright in person as my picture shows.
Hey Sailor - a vibrant red creme. 2 coats
Ahoy! - fuchsia pink with glass specks. 2 coats. LOVE!
First Mate - a navy blue creme. 2 coats
Starboard - a green creme. 2 coats. I wore this for St. Patrick's Day.
Lighthouse - a lemon yellow shimmer with glass specks. 3 coats
Overall, this collection was so-so for me. My favorite happens to be Ahoy!, I love the glass specks and how lovely it looks. Runner ups would be White Cap, Lighthouse, Starboard, Below Deck, and Sea Spray. The others were just ehh to me because I have plenty of polishes with similar colors.
China Glaze formula is always excellent in my opinion. It is never runny or thick. It applies smoothly without any problems. I am looking forward to the Island Escape collection. As I've mentioned on Twitter, a lot of Spring collections have disappointed me so I hope all the Summer collections are gonna be awesome.
That's all I have for today!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
But anyways take a look!
Diva-in-Training is a very bright poppy pink creme. 2 coats
Who Let the Dorks Out? is a teal/turquoise shimmer. 3 coats
Hell to the No is a purple base with golden hints of shimmer. 2 coats. I think this is my favorite one.
Mash-Up is a shimmer gray with slight pink, purple, green duochrome. It was very hard for me to capture the duochrome in pictures. Of the many pictures I've taken, none showed up :( This is 2 coats
And now the mini collection:
Miss Bossy Pants is a raspberry pearl finish. 2 coats
Slushied is a medium turquoise blue creme. 2 coats. Very opaque
Celibacy Club is a holo glitter clear base. This is 4 coats, it is suppose to be a top coat. This was an exclusive for the mini set.
Gleek Out is a lime green shimmer. 3 coats
Sue vs. Shue is a navy blue shimmer. 2 coats. This was another exclusive color for the set.
Express Yourself to Yourself is a coral pink shimmer. 3 coats. And another exclusive color to the set.
I love this collection. Majority of the colors are unique in its own way, you only see a few polishes that you may have seen before. My favorites happens to be Hell to the No and Slushied. I'm planning to buy the bigger bottle of Slushied.
This collection is available at sephora.com and Sephora stores. The original size bottles retail for $9.50. It's 50 cents more than the regular Sephora polishes, probably because they are limited editions? I don't know. The mini set retails at $24.00.
So what do you think of this collection? Yay or Nay?