26 July 2011

OPI | Touring America Collection for Fall/Winter 2011 | Swatches + Review

I've gotta say that I've been really anticipating OPI's Touring America Collection. For starters I was very interested in seeing what colors they'd introduce for Fall, and they're finally here! The collection features 12 shades inspired by American cities rich in culture & heritage. Check out the swatches and my review below. 

French Quarter For Your Thoughts
Want beads? Then show us your sexy gray nails!

Get In The Expresso Lane
An amped-up dark brown that’ll never letcha down!

Honk If You Love OPI
Don’t let this gorgeous dark grape pass you by.

Are We There Yet ?
Don’t make me reach back there and take that perfect melon shade!

A-Taupe The Space Needle
You’ll climb to new heights with this creamy-rich taupe.

Road House Blues
In this case…R&B stands for “Really Blue.”

Color To Diner For
I’ll take the rosy-red with a side of “awesome.”

Suzi Takes The Wheel 
Buckle up—she’s not stopping until she gets to gray!

Uh-Oh Roll down The Window
You’re gonna wanna pull over for this “unexpected” olive green.

I Eat Mainely Lobster
We “clawed” through crowds to catch this coral for you.

I Brake For Manicures
This gorgeous eggplant-plum has our full attention.

My Address Is "Hollywood"
We put this pretty rose-pink on the map.

Glow: I LOVE LOVE LOVE  every single shade and that's definitely rare for me especially in such a large collection. It's usually hard to pick a standout color or favorite when there are quite a few to choose from but in this case I've gotta give it to "Road House Blues". This blue is sooooo gorgeous! I've been looking for the perfect navy blue for quite awhile now and OPI has got it right! A few of my other favorites are Honk If you Love OPI, A-Taupe The Space Needle, Uh-Oh Roll down The Window ( hilarious name! ) and I Brake For Manicures.

Glare: I've kinda been noticing this more and more when it comes to OPI's larger collections. And that's the fact that it seems they always end up with 2 or more shades that look entirely too much alike! And obviously with this one it's the gray's; French Quarter For Your Thoughts and Suzi Takes The Wheel. I know there's only so far you can go with a gray but to have 2 shades in 1 collection that resemble each other a tad too much is a bit disappointing.

Would I Recommend It? Yessssssssss!!! And every 's' is significant lol.

Overall Glam: Touring America is just as large as and kinda reminiscent of the Texas Collection in terms of size & variety but yet very different! I think OPI put in a lot of thought into this collection and I'm pleased!  

* Touring America Collection will be available August 3, 2011 at various retailers nationwide. The polish retails for about $8.50 each. To purchase, find a location near you or to learn more, please visit opi.com .

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