March 11, 2011

OPI Texas Collection

When I first saw the promo pics for this collection, I breathed a sigh of relief. A collection full of reds/pinks/oranges and a few others I couldn't care less about. Not interested.

But then I made the mistake of ordering one of the 'sorbet' finish polishes. I was making an order and had room for one more in the package, and chucked in Houston We Have a Purple at the last minute. And when I put it on my nails, I was sold on this collection.

Instead of having none, I now have six. Dammit.

Here are the pics:

Guy Meets Galveston. A bright coral with OPI's sorbet finish. This is three coats without top coat. You can still see a little bit of visible nail line, as this was the sheerest of the sorbets. Perhaps a tiny bit too 'orange' for my liking, but I know lots of people are loving this one, and it is a perfect pedi shade for summer.

Too Hot Pink to Hold Em. This looks more red than hot pink to me, but nonetheless it is yummy! This is two coats without top coat.

Do You Think I'm Texy. Slightly deeper and pinker - this is two coats without top coat.

Houston We Have a Purple. Deep berry and the most opaque of the sorbets. This is two coats without top coat.

Those are the four I bought from this collection with the new 'sorbet' finish. I absolutely LOVE this finish. It really is a 'jelly' finish, which has been around for longer than OPI would have you believe, so it is in no way 'new', but these lacquers apply smoother and more evenly than any other jelly I own. They are deliciously squishy and juicy, and the shine is unbelievable. They look wet and freshly applied for at least a few days, and I am loving them. Perfect for summer.

My only gripe would be that they are all so similar. I don't understand having six (I only got four, but there are six) of these sorbets which only vary by such small degrees in their base colouring. Having said that, I still bought four of them, so they must be different enough!

Next up, two of the shimmers from the collection:

This is Totally Fort Worth It. A grey with pink shimmer. The pink flash is very hard to capture in photos, but it is there. This one is a little bit frosty, so the brushstrokes are quite visible and you need to be quite careful with your application. It is also very sheer - this is four coats. This one is nice enough, but a little too much effort for not enough result.

Finally, Austin-tatious Turquoise:

This is a gorgeous turquoise shimmer with this amazing pink flash which is visible on the bottle, but not so visible on the nail. This one was quite sheer as well - this is three coats. I like this one, but I have to say it is the sorbets I am more enamoured with in this collection. The others I could take or leave.



  1. I really like the coral color. It looks really nice! I was reminded of your blog today, because my small chihuahua/miniature pincher was playing with one of my nail polish bottles. He was really fascinated by it. :D

  2. @Yami: That is so cute! I love when two of my favourite things come together - puppies and nail polish :)

  3. These are all such pretty colors. I'm going to skip most of this collection. There are a few I may order. I do like the last polish. It's really pretty.

  4. Loving these colours...and their names too!