Thursday, September 15, 2011

OPI Touring America Fall 2011 Collection - Swatches and Review

Today I have for you the main OPI Collection for this fall. The Touring America collection is already available in stores. I had the polishes for a while too but I have mixed feelings about the collection so wanted to wear the shades before I post my review. Here are my swatches, my thoughts after :)

ARE WE THERE YET?
A melon orange shimmer. Two coats here.

A-TAUPE THE SPACE NEEDLE
When I swatched this I thought two coats are fine, but now looking at the pictures I think three could have been better. This is really not my type of color, you know :)

COLOR TO DINER FOR
This is my favourite shimmer of the collection. OPI makes some of the best reds I have ever seen so whenever there is a red in the collection I like it. Just remember last fall and Color So Hot It Berns! I so much love that shade. This was two coats.

FRENCH QUARTER FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
There are two greys in this collection. This is a true medium grey. Two coats.

GET IN THE EXPRESSO LANE
A dark brown creme. It is not too dark to look black. Two coats.

HONK IF YOU LOVE OPI
Beautiful dark red purple. Again not too dark to be black. One of my favourites. Two coats again.

I BRAKE FOR MANICURES
This polish is my favourite of the whole collection. I love the name, the color and most of all its formula. This one was just perfect. Two coats and absolute love!

I EAT MAINELY LOBSTER
Coral with tiny gold shimmer. Three coats.

MY ADDRESS IS "HOLLYWOOD"
Dusty pink. Not really my type. I like more bright and neon pinks. Three coats.

ROAD HOUSE BLUES
Oh I love the dark cremes in this collection. This is another pretty one. Two coats.

SUZI TAKES THE WHEEL
The second grey of the collection, this time with a hint of green. I had some problems with this one. It was a bit more watery than the rest. Two coats.

UH-OH ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW
This has a funny name but I don´t like the color. Two coats.

My overall thoughts? This collection has both...colors which I don´t like and would never wear and also amazing dark cremes that I really love. The formula was good but I have seen better in previous OPI collections. I know it must be hard to come up with amazing and breathtaking collections every year (and OPI already did some great collections this year...I loved the Miss Universe, Blue Shatter and others). I absolutely loved the Swiss collection from last year. It had several colours that I love to wear all year round. This year I will be rocking the four dark cremes, the shimmers are not very much my taste except Color To Diner For which is pretty and my least favourite are the greens and greys. But yet again, that is with every collection. I am not a green lover.
What are your thoughts about this collection?

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

27 comments:

  1. Both HONK IF YOU LOVE OPI and ROAD HOUSE BLUES are great! I have a couple colors lik these, but I think I need these two, too :))

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  2. I have road house blues-but NEED the taupe and espresso!

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  3. My heart is beating for that collection :-)

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  4. Bloody hell, on your nails even these ugly shades like Honk look brilliant!

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  5. Gorgeous! I'm wearing the polishes from this collection now. :D

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  6. I love this collection a bunch, you made them look spectacular!

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  7. Odpovídá fotka COLOR TO DINER FOR realitě? Vím, že červené se špatně fotí... Na tvé fotce se mi strašně líbí, ale ve skutečnosti mi přišel ošklivej, tak teď nevím jestli nákup přece jen nezvážit nebo je jen fotogenickej :-)

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  8. I looked at the entire collection last weekend and the ONLY one I liked was Color to Diner For...haven't tried it yet, but so glad I got it. Your pictures always rock.

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  9. Nails look great in all the colors! But I love these the most: Color to Diner for, Honk if You Love OPI and I Broke for Manicures.... But I WANT the entire collection :)

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  11. Possible dupes?

    Honk if you love OPI and China Glaze's Urban Night
    I brake for Manicure's and Zoya's Kelly or Petra

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  12. I ♥ all the colors!

    http://ju-vasconcelos.blogspot.com/

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  13. Fialko, to je nádhera. Vybrala bych si. :o)

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  14. Tohle mi nesmíš dělat! Já už si je všechny kromě I EAT MAINELY LOBSTER, který už jsem si koupila rozmluvila a tady se mi zase strašně líbí! A připojuju se k Pétině otázce, nad ním jsem na Intb. přemýšlela nejdýl...

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  15. Péťo a Dejni, tak jsem to tady ještě jednou kontrolovala a na mém monitoru odpovídá. Možná je ve skutečnosti krapánek tmavší, ale minimálně. Každopádně to je těžký no. Můžete mít trošku jinak vyladěný monitory a už to bude jiné.

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  16. Děkuju, zariskuju a koupím ho :-) Na Interbeauty mi přišel jako že jde dooranžova nebo dohněda a tady nic takového nevidím, tak by to mohlo klapnout :-)

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  17. Péťo a nedostaneš se do Prahy? Bych ho zapůjčila :)

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  18. I Eat Mainly Lobsters is my colour! <3
    The rest look passive and dull.

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  19. Fiali, děkuju za nabídku :-) S tou Prahou právě teď vůbec nevím... napíšu ti sz :-)

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  20. piękne są te kolorki

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  21. Fialko, nechtělo by se ti srovnat ten Get in to
    the expresso lane a Suzi loves cowboys. Původně jsem tu Suzi plánovala koupit, ale zase u tohohle mluví sám za sebe ten název :-)
    A kdybych si měla vybrat jen jeden lak z celý kolekce, je pro mě vítězem ta poslední divnozelená :-)

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  22. Blani, jasně :) jen počkám až mi je Day vrátí a hned to nafotím. Ten poslední má hlavně super název :D

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  23. your photographing is so good! your pics make me like those colors i didn't like on other people's review :)

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