Today I have for you a few polishes from the OPI Fall 2011 collection, Touring America. For the most part this collection underwhelmed me – I thought the collection was bloated, full of colors we’d seen before and names nowhere near as creative as collections past – but, I was shopping a few weeks ago and decided to give these 3 polishes a try. If you like your polishes dark and vampy, there’s probably something here for you to enjoy. Read on!
First up is I Brake for Manicures. I Brake for Manicures is a grayish purple crème. It walk the line between gray and purple very nicely – just when I think it’s leaning more to one side of the color spectrum, I take another look and find it to be dead center between the two colors. This was 2 coats of I Brake for Manicures. The formula was great, as to be expected from OPI, but overall I thought the color was not at all flattering on me – very flat/dead, and the gray base just reminds me of ashy-ness! Haha. Take a look for yourself!
Up next is Honk If You Love OPI. Honk, as I like to call is, is an eggplant purple crème. Again, the formula on this one was impeccable, needing just 2 easy coats for full opacity. I love crème polishes, and I love me some purple, so does it surprise anyone I find Honk If You Love OPI to be full of all kinds of WIN?
Last but not least is my favorite from the trio, Road House Blues. Gah, I am on such a blue kick lately! Road House Blues is a navy tinted blue crème, and while I figured I would, I didn’t have anything like it in my collection! Everything that I have this dark is much more of a true blue. This is 2 coats, and I love that this is a dark blue without being near black (since, you know, those kind of colors actually show up as black on me!). Take a look!
And there you have it! While I’m still less than impressed with the collection, I’m happy to welcome Honk If You Love OPI and Road House Blues to the Polish & Tonic collection. I Brake For Manicures may be hitting the gas pedal to my swap/share pile, though.
What do you think? Am I being too harsh on I Brake for Manicures? Did you pick up any other polishes from this collection? And have you snatched any polishes from the other OPI collection that’s getting a ton of buzz? (Don’t worry, I’ll be reviewing the Muppets polishes soon!)