YAY! It’s time! OPI Spring/Summer 2016 Collection! I’m in love with the idea of OPI’s New Orleans collection. You see, I’d never been to New Orleans until a few years ago when I went for a long weekend with my not-any-more-boyfriend. I had an amazing time. I really did. New Orleans absolutely swept me off my feet.
If I didn’t love the city, I probably wouldn’t be too enthused about this collection. I wasn’t amazed with any of the colors, so I decided I’ll buy based on name. Don’t worry though, by the time April rolls around, I’ll probably have at least 5 of the New Orleans Polishes. I will probably love them all. I’m so predictable.
Suzi Nails New Orleans is a fun medium bright pink. Perfect for cheering yourself up on cold dreary winter days. Sadly, the formula leaves a lot to be desired. It’s a little streaky, and it took 4 coats to get mostly opaque coverage. I still had to do some damage control on a few bald spots. I’m not the most focused when I apply polish, but after 4 coats (+ trying two different base coats), it just isn’t my fault.
Despite the fun name, I’d call this polish a pass. I don’t do that often. It’s just not worth the trouble. I didn’t even bother to paint my right hand. I might try it on my toes in the summer, but I’m not sure how often I’ll get it out once it goes back in the pink drawer. I do have a polish from the Hello Kitty collection waiting in the wings, so I hope I have a better experience.
The OPI New Orleans Polishes retail for $10. You can pick them up at Ulta or on Amazon (and a hundred places in between). Of course there’s also a mini set for $14.95 at Ulta that includes Crawfishin’ for a Compliment, Take a Right on Bourbon, I’m Sooo Swamped, and Show Us Your Tips!
Which polish should I order next? Since I’m ordering based on names and not colors, I’m a little more open.
You know the drill, swatches below. Leave me some love.
and… here are a few of my favorite pictures from New Orleans.
Weird selections, I know. You’ll get to see more if I order another polish. What should it be!? xo