Tuesday, March 22, 2011

OPI Texas Collection Spring 2011 - Swatches and Review

Today I have for you one more spring collection. This time from OPI. I am sorry it takes me so long to show you these but the samples are sent to me from the US so it does take some time. Anyway, spring just started so have a look at my review of this collection.

I will start with the six sorbet shades. Here is what OPI says about the finish: "From the company that brought revolutionary nail textures like matte, suede, and Black Shatter to women around the world, OPI announces a new special finish – semi-transparent sorbet shades. Featured first in the Texas Collection by OPI for Spring/Summer 2011, 6 of the 12 lacquers give fingers and toes a lightly glossed appearance."

The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).

GUY MEETS GAL-VESTON
Warm red. This was three coats and still VNL as with all the sorbets.

TOO HOT PINK TO HOLD ´EM
This was the sorbet I grabbed first and had on as a full mani for two days. Looks very juicy. Three coats.

BIG HAIR...BIG NAILS
Orange red, again very fruity. The sorbets are consistent in terms of formula, all were the same. Three coats.

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PURPLE
My favourite sorbet and I love the name :) Three coats.

Y´ALL COME BACK YA HEAR?
Bright orange, this was the brightest sorbet. Three coats.

DO YOU THINK I´M TEX-Y?
Nice berry shade. Three coats.

IT´S TOTALLY FORT WORTH IT
This one dries a bit slower and I wasn´t patient enough between each coat and this is how it ended. You can see some brushstrokes. With better application, I think this polish is very nice. I like greys with pink shimmer.

AUSTIN-TATIOUS TURQUOISE
I am a sucker for teal and turquoise polishes. When I saw the promo pictures this was the one I was looking most toward to, then I saw some swatches and was a bit dissapointed. Now that I have it I can say that I really like it. It does need three coats to be opaque but the color is very nice.

DON´T MESS WITH OPI
Not my type, I really am not a green lover...but I know a lot of you out there are :) I will try to do some comparisons with this one. Two coats.

I WANT TO BE A-LONE STAR
Looks like every spring collection of this year has to have a grey. Well at least we have a wide range to choose from. This one is very nice with a hint of blue and with shimmer. Two coats.

SAN TAN-TONIO
I think you have to have the right skin tone for this polish. It just doesn´t look good on me :( But the application was nice, creamy formula. Two coats.

SUZI LOVES COWBOYS
My camera went crazy here and just couldn´t take a decent picture of this one. It is lighter than on these pictures. Kind of a muddy brown. Again not my type of color. Two coats.
The Texas Collection is a little surprise for me. From the promo pictures I felt it is a bit boring after the amazing Burlesque and Swiss collections. Then some swatches started to appear on blogs and I wasn´t happy about the colors either. Looks like some polishes you just have to try for yourself.
Now the sorbets are a great finnish, they look juicy and yummy to me. The problem is that they are not opaque and I hate VNL. I will try to layer them over opaque cremes and see how that works. The rest of the collection has the amazing turquoise which I love but also shades that just don´t work with my skin tone. Overall I think the collection is better than I expected although I am not head over hells about it. I think you should try at least one of the sorbets, I really like the finish. 

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

28 comments:

  1. ohh great post, they look yummy;) I am considering buying one of the sorbets....:D

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  2. Great swatches! =) The 2nd sorbet polish looks delicious..

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  3. seems like everyone got used to the sorbet idea of how it applies :) looks great!

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  4. Wow, amazing collection... I want it too ^^

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  5. Great swatches ! I have Do you think I'm Tex-Y and I really love the shade and the sorbet formula, but that VNL makes me sick, I really hate that :(
    That's too bad, the sorbet shades are so pretty ! I also like the other shades but I think there's nothing really exciting about them :)

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  6. Great swatches! I have Do You Think I'm Tex-Y and Austin-tatious Turquoise and I love them both. I like the sorbets, but there's something just missing from them - maybe if they had some shimmer?

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  7. Awesome swatches, they are always so clean and I love the close ups!! I really like almost all of them but by far the two pink shades are my favorite. I agree with Gwenn I love the shades but the VNL really bothers me. :)

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  8. I love the last two browns! Don't mess with OPI is also really nice, but I think I unwittingly bought a dupe :)

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  9. Beautiful application and pictures. Really wonderful job!

    Do you do clean up after you apply or do you achieve those clean lines on your own!

    Great work!

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  10. You always post great swatches!

    I love Suzi Loves cowboys and Don't mess with opi. Can't wait for comparison

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  11. Musings: no, I don´t clean up. I am too lazy and it would take a lot of time :)

    Thank you for your comments! Glad you like the post...

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  12. Nádherné fotky, krásně viditelné rozdíly! Myslím u červených... Konečně si můžu vybrat tu správnou barvu pro mě :)

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  13. Krásný, těšila jsem se na pořádnej swatch od tebe a nezklamal mě :-) Těch sorbetů se trošku bojím, nesnášim prosvítající laky stejně jako ty, ale nakonec by některý možná vypadaly zajímavě i v jedný vrstvě. A můj favorit je San-tan tonio. A taky Don´t mess with OPI - zajímalo by mě srovnání s Jade is the new black. Ale takhle zelená se mi líbí víc, přijde mi taková šťavnatější :-)

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  14. Thanks so much for doing these! I wasn't going to buy any from this collection - but I actually really like ALL of the sorbets.

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  15. I'm so happy I got all I want. <3 Love the pictures and swatches! Can't wait to try some sorbets!

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  16. Oh my gosh once again, I am amazed by the quality of your pictures!!!

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  17. OMG, i love Dont Mess With OPI. i am totally a green lover <333 lol. and i really want to try the sorbet finishes! they look awesome :D and i really want to try San Tan-tonio. ahhhk i wish i could buy the whole collection... but im just a poor student T_T

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  18. Since they looks so beautiful on you I now want them all. I'm probably just going to buy the green. Yes, I'm one of your lovers of green!

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  19. They look all faboulous <3 and I think "I want to be a-lone star" is going to be my favourite of these :D

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  20. Hello! Found your blog just today and I love it!
    I've seen in the older posts that readers can ask you for comparisons... I'm obsessed with petroleum blue as much you are obsessed with purple ;-) and I am searching for the definitive petroleum polish (dark-teal, blue-green, with shimmers but not glitters). So, could you please do a comparison post in the future? That would be great!
    Thank you!
    V

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  21. PlatinumV: sure :) I will see what I can find.

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  22. Edita, I really like the little bit of VNL! I think it looks great on you and makes your nails look juicy! Did you get used to the VNL?

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  23. Oh, thank you very much! ^^ I can't wait!!!
    V

    PS: your nails are wonderful! I am a little envious :-D

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  24. Ty barvy jsem si zamilovala, tedy hlavně ty, co tu máš ze začátku spotu, ale sorbet finish mě vysloveně děsí, takže tuhle kolekci asi vynechám. Možná mě "ukecáš", až je zkusíš přes nějakou krémovku. Na to, musím říct, se těším jak malá! :)

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  25. Anonymous: VNL = visible nail line

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  26. You know I LOVE brown shades... by looking at the swatch above it's made me realise I need more brown polishes in my life!

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