OPI Texas Collection (Spring 2011) ~picture heavy~

So, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the launch of OPI’s much anticipated collection for Spring 2011, OPI Texas. Whilst I know that we’re all still spinning from the fabulosity of Burlesque, and can’t even contemplate what we might be wearing on our nails in five months time, I’m sure you’ll be keen to see what OPI have in store for us. Attending this preview was like Christmas Day for me, a true OPI fangirl, and I was thrilled to be part of the fun.

So, apparently, the OPI Texas Collection is all about texture. From the glossiest cremes, to sparkly jellies to glass flecks, there’s a finish here for everyone. This makes sense to me, as there’s no real other theme to the collection, other than the names, of course.

So let’s get on with the photos, shall we?

Don’t Mess With OPI A lean, mean, kick-grass forest green. Don’t Mess With OPI reminded me of a yellower version of the green from Zoya’s Wonderful collection (Shawn, I think). Green lovers are going to eat this up – it looks soft, buttery, and a bit of a departure for OPI.

Austin-Tatious TurquoiseCowgirls love this bodacious blue-green. Austin-Tatious Turquoise isn’t really a turquoise. It’s a teal, with bright green glass flecks. It is outstanding and extremely pretty. Smoother than Zoya’s Charla and less foily than OPI’s Catch Me In Your Net. Very pretty and will look lovely on summer toes.

It’s Totally Fort-Worth ItA shimmery lavender grey that’s so worthy of you. This is my absolute hot pick of the whole collection. It is a silvery grey jelly that is jam packed with hot pink micro shimmer. Very delicate but unusual. I cannot wait to get hold of this and try it out. In fact, I’m ridiculously excited about this shade.

Do You Think I’m Tex-y? A “berry” sexy bloom of Dallas dahlia. Pictured above with Big Hair…Big NailsA rosy pageant peach. OPI berry cremes. They’ll sell by the truckload but there’s nothing new here for us groupies. I love the name “Big Hair…Big Nails” though – it’s me all over! 

I Vant To Be A-Lone StarYou won’t want to share this starry Texas-sky blue. I Vant To Be A-Lone Star is apparently designed to be a “buildable sheer”. So we’ll see what this one is like when I get the chance to play with it. In the bottle it looks like a gorgeous grey – similar to OPI’s Give Me The Moon from the Night Brights collection, although perhaps with less irridescence.

Houston We Have A PurpleA galactic red-violet that’s ready to “rocket-roll”! We might have seen this before but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a stunning raisin coloured creme. I’d be tempted to buy this one – it is very classic.

Suzi Loves CowboysBut she loves this campfire chocolate shade s’more! Suzi Loves Cowboys struck me as a cousin of Suzi Says Da! from the Russian collection. A hair lighter, perhaps but not overly original if like me, you already have a drawer full of brown molten chocolate creme polishes.

San Tan-tonioA “honey” of a ten-gallon tan! This looks darker here than it is in real life – indeed, I was shocked when I saw this in daylight and realised that it was actually a very light fawn toned nude shade. I received this one in my goodie bag and am looking forward to swatching it. First impressions make me wonder just what skintone it will flatter – a strange one indeed.

Too Hot Pink To Hold ‘EmA red-hot pink-red that deals a winning hand. I don’t really have anything to say about this. It’s an OPI hot pink, warm toned creme, reminiscent of anything from 2009’s South Beach collection.

Guy Meets Gal-vestonAn “engaging” coastal coral. A very orange pink. Looks like a creme – I might prefer this if it at least had some gold shimmer in it.

Y’all Come Back Ya Hear?This Texas tangerine will be waitin’ for ya! Y’All Come Back Ya Hear? is a vibrant orange creme. Not that different to anything from the Paige Brights of 2009 but eyecatching and very Springlike.

Phew. That was exhausting, wasn’t it? But I’m not done. Oh no! Here are the swatches…

 I was told that OPI keep spinning out these berry, and pink toned cremes as we all know they are always the crowd pleasers (aka best sellers). However – there is no core red here, which is extremely unusual for an OPI collection. There are some nice touches here for the polish fans who like something a little different. I am super excited about a couple of these colours.

And isn’t this promo picture gorgeous?

So, what do you think? Does anything here have your name on it? Are you excited about the prospect of the Texas Collection? Let me know – I’ve been dying to share this with you ever since I knew this collection was on the way. Yee Hah!

Helen

***The OPI Texas Collection will be available to purchase from February 2011, and will retail at £9.95 for a 15ml bottle from Lena White ***

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29 Comments

  1. 20th October 2010 / 9:00 PM

    yes Fort-worth it looks very interesting, and I’m a sucker for a chocolate brown too so will prob check out Suzi Loves Cowboys. San-Tantonio looks kind of like MAC’s Brown Bag from the Paper Bag collection.
    Amina x

  2. 20th October 2010 / 9:01 PM

    awesome!!!! i lovelovelove thiscollection (hongkong was mweh to me:) can i borrow some pics and link back to this post??

  3. 20th October 2010 / 9:26 PM

    wow! what an interesting collection! i can’t believe there isn’t a red!!! how AMAZING that you got to go!!!! i’m in awe! wow. i can’t wait for your goodie bag swatches and for the release!

    xo
    sara

  4. 20th October 2010 / 9:29 PM

    oh.my.god. This collection is awesome. I want every single one of them, and that never happens with an OPI collection for me. This time, I have to have every.single.one

  5. 20th October 2010 / 9:36 PM

    Was so excited when I saw this post, I love OPI and always eagerly anticipate their next collections. Thanks so much for all the photos and info X

  6. 20th October 2010 / 9:47 PM

    WOW thanks for the photos!!! i’m excited for the grey jelly and guy meets gal-veson.

  7. 20th October 2010 / 9:54 PM

    Hmmm, is it just me or is there nothing original in here? It looks the exact same collection that I wore all summer… pinky corals, greens, browns. Was expecting a lot more, but that image is beautiful x

  8. 20th October 2010 / 9:55 PM

    Love the post, love the colours and LOOOVE texas embassy cantina, so glad they invited you as you took some wicked pics xx

  9. 20th October 2010 / 10:04 PM

    Wow! Lucky you Helen! I’m loving the right hand side of the swatches more than the left. Although they are all really pretty. x

  10. 20th October 2010 / 10:06 PM

    I like the chocolate brown best. Looks lovely and glossy.

  11. 20th October 2010 / 10:56 PM

    thanks for posting this – but after burlesque I am slightly underwhelmed by this collection. Kind of a good thing because it will save me money 🙂

  12. 20th October 2010 / 11:00 PM

    Oooh especially liking the turquoisy ones. I am so due a treat as havent spent anything on myself in ages. Got an unexpected rush wedding now though lol.

  13. 21st October 2010 / 12:21 AM

    Great post, and some nice colours in them thar hills.
    I am intrigued by San Tan-tonio – in an ‘hmmmm’ chin-stroking kind of way – but have no idea how it would look with my skintone (probably puke-a-licious). Nails Inc have a kinda camel coloured shade out too, but I can’t justify the expense of a high-end polish internet-order-colour-gamble. Any of you lovely ladies know of a budget shade that could satisfy my curiosity?

  14. 21st October 2010 / 1:49 AM

    Don’t Mess With OPI has my name on it. I’m always looking forward to a new collection. Can’t wait to see them.

  15. 21st October 2010 / 9:30 AM

    I’m loving the lone star and fort worth one. Is it possible for fast forward time? I want now! x

  16. 21st October 2010 / 10:13 AM

    Great post. Much better than boring old promo pix that tell you NOTHING.

    I’m liking Forth Worth and San Antonio. Enough to buy at RRP? No.

  17. 21st October 2010 / 12:19 PM

    I want them all!
    Luckily i get a discount, couse i also sell them!! XOXO

  18. 21st October 2010 / 8:10 PM

    I don’t lmow why but I’m really not excited by this collection at all. Maybe because I’m still excited by the Swiss and Burlesque collections. Thanks so much for the preview though.

  19. 21st October 2010 / 9:42 PM

    I’m not wowed by most of these colors, but I will get Austin-Tatious Turquoise because I’m in Austin. I like the color of Do You Think I’m Tex-y, but there’s no way I will be able to wear a color with a name that terrible. Heaven forbid someone asks me what it is and I have to SAY that. Here in Texas I could get the death penalty for that.

  20. 21st October 2010 / 11:35 PM

    These look great!

  21. 24th October 2010 / 4:02 AM

    Believe it or not, the color I’m most excited about it San Tan Tonio. It looks like it’ll be a great shade for darker skinned women like myself. I cannot wait for these!!!

  22. 26th October 2010 / 7:26 PM

    Lucky girl! I love that green, it’s perfection.

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