Monday, February 21, 2011

OPI Texas Collection- Part 1- Sorbets

With the new Texas collection OPI is trying to introduce a new finish, Sorbet. Most people are just sticking to calling them jelly and they are very very similar. The sorbet has a slight creamy touch to it and it does remind me of sorbet (think specifically of when it is slightly melted, like after you scoop it with a warm spoon). Is it enough to call it a new finish? That's for you to decide. I did find these to all be a little on the runny side, so please excuse pooled cuticles- I'm really horrible with that! I did find these less streaky then similar polishes, although I found they all worked best at 4 coats (though you can get away with 3). They were also super shiny!

One thing I didn't think of before swatching these is how much my camera hates these kinds of
textures. I shoot nearly all my swatch photos with flash- I find for me with my camera this gives me the best true to color swatches. But when it comes with anything anywhere near sheer this becomes a problem. While these polishes do give you some VNL (don't be afraid of VNL- it's not always a bad thing!) my flash will exaggerate how bad it is, so please keep this in mind!

And because I know you've probably seen swatches of these a lot by now, at the bottom I layered them over white and how it looks coat by coat.

Now that we have that out of the way...SWATCHES!

Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?- delicious bright orange. This is a shade that would be great nearly all year round.

Do You Think I'm Tex-y?- WELL DO YOU? I love the name on this one, it's silly but cute. I'd call this a raspberry shade, I really like this one.

Houston We Have A Purple- Another adorable name. I really thought I was going to love this one in the bottle but I thought this one was a little streaky- maybe due to it being a little darker. You know when grape jelly gets that weird liquid separation? That's exactly what this color looks like to me.

Guy Meets Gal-veston- Coral-pink. I really love this kind of color and this is no exception. Can't wait to wear this on my toes at the beach!

Big Hair...Big Nails- This conjures up thoughts of Dolly Parton to me for some reason... but she's not from Texas, so anyways. This is the red coral to counter Guy Meets Gal-veston. I really like this shade, it's BRIGHT! I think I really am beginning to like reds...

Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em- Mmm, this color is so yummy! It's the perfect subdued hot pink and possibly my favorite of the Sorbets!

One thing I was disappointed with is the color selection. While on the nail there is a distinct difference between colors, in bottle some of them are pretty similar. I keep getting mixed up with what bottle is which and I would just liked to see a bigger variety. Check out bottles together:
To show you how these layer up coat by coat:

and because I had to try it here they are layered over white, this is 2 coats of each:
From thumb to pinkie- Houston We Have A Purple, Do You think I'm Tex-y, Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em, Big Hair...Big Nails, Guy Meets Gal-veston- and in the corner is Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?

Talk about sexy neons! Over white really brings out the true colors and makes them look super neon!

All in all, I liked these a lot. I'm a big fan of jelly finishes (despite how my camera feels) and these are no different. They remind me of summer and frozen delicious treats, and they make me long for my vacation to come quicker than ever.

See anything you like? How do you feel about Sorbet now that you've seen swatches?

*PR samples provided for review, this does not in any way influence my opinion.



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