OPI‘s soon-to-be-launched spring/summer collection is absolutely perfect for the warmer weather. Reminiscent of a refreshing sorbet, the new Texas Collection (which will be hitting stores next month) is made up of 12 translucent shades that have that water-based look. You can double up the matte shades to give them a more opaque look or go for a single coat of one of the shimmering shades to give your nails a candy-coated finish.
I tried out a few of the season’s hottest shades to see for myself. First, I tried out San Tan-Tonio (my fave), a rich taupe that is the perfect example of why the nude trend is fabulous. I love the creamy finish of it.
Next, I tried out Don’t Moss With OPI. This grassy green shade is opaque when two coats are applied and in case you didn’t notice at the Golden Globes last weekend, green is the new “it” colour for 2011.
To give you an idea of how translucent Too Hot Pink To Hold ‘Em is, here are a couple of close-ups. As you can see, the colour is bright and vivacious yet it has a sheer finish. Ideally, I think these sheer colours looks best when you overlay on top of something else. Maybe on top of black nail lacquer. It can give your mani an edgy twist. If you’re into the light, fresh look, one coat on natural nails is all you need.
Austin-Tacious Turquoise is another sheer lacquer I like paired on top of black. It can give your mani or pedi a glamorous twist. If you like your nail lacquer sheer, apply a single coat and seal it with top coat. For a more opaque look, go for two coats. Just remember to apply to all ten fingers first before applying the second coat. You want to give each nail a few minutes to dry before you throw on another layer. This will prevent smudging a nail.
All 12 of the Texas Collection shades are due out in February 2011 for $10.95 each. For more retail info, visit www.opi.com.