The Daily Varnish: OPI - Suzi Nails New Orleans Collage

OPI – Suzi Nails New Orleans

The Daily Varnish: OPI - Suzi Nails New Orleans CollageYAY! 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.


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OPI - Suzi Nails New Orleans

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and… here are a few of my favorite pictures from New Orleans.

New Orleans - kj

layfayette cemetary - kj


Weird selections, I know. You’ll get to see more if I order another polish. What should it be!? xo

6 thoughts on “OPI – Suzi Nails New Orleans

  1. Ariadna February 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

    That’s too bad about the bad formula, you’d think that a pink creme from OPI would be flawless right? Weird. Anyway, if you’re going by name alone, my vote is for Show Us Your Tips! That name makes me giggle, probably because I have the mentality of a 13 year-old boy, ha!

    • Katie February 8, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      I KNOW! But, I feel like with this shade of pink… it’s hard to find a polish with a great formula – not sure why… I’ve had trouble with polishes in this color range before.

      Truth time, I didn’t even get the name until Alli mentioned something to me. OOPS. Ordering it now 🙂

  2. Sabrina February 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Did OPI just raise their prices again? Just a few months ago they were $9.50. Boo!

    • Katie February 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      It seems so! I miss the $7.50 days…

  3. Nat March 15, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I’m wearing Show Us Your Tips as I write this. I’ve seen cornflower-periwinkle blues but NEVER like this. A unique shade. A color truly meant to be enjoyed in the sun. I believe it is a gotta-have!

    • Katie March 18, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      YES!!! I have it and I can’t wait to write about it – I’ve worn it twice, but I need all the sunshine I can get – it’s so gorgeous.

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