OPI Fall/Winter 2011 "Touring America" swatches and Review Part II

So here it is, the second half of the collection, if you missed the first ones, here they are.

Honk if You Love OPI Don’t let this gorgeous dark grape pass you by.
I Brake for Manicures This gorgeous eggplant-plum has our full attention.
Color to Diner For I’ll take the rosy-red with a side of “awesome.”
My Address is "Hollywood" We put this pretty rose-pink on the map.
I Eat Mainely Lobster We “clawed” through crowds to catch this coral for you.
Are We There Yet? Don’t make me reach back there and take that perfect melon shade!

This second half consists of two vampy cremes and 4 shimmers. In terms of application, there is real 2 coaters : I brake for manicures and Color to diner for and four 2-3 coaters : I had to apply a third coat to even things out with the other 4.
All the pictures below are with both base and topcoat.



Honk if You Love OPI is described as a dark grape, well it is but on the purple side of grape, it's a very vampy color, it's not very original but there's nothing not to love about it


OPI Honk if You Love OPI
OPI Honk if You Love OPI

OPI Honk if You Love OPI

I Brake for Manicures is kind of a dusty plum, I just looove dusty purples and this one's a warm dusty one. It's definitely in my top 3 of the collection.

OPI I Brake for Manicures

OPI I Brake for Manicures

OPI I Brake for Manicures
 
Color to Diner For. I didn't really know what to think of this one when I first  saw it. Actually I was sort of dubious about all of the shimmers... But I'll reserve my judgment for the end of the post... Color to Diner For is a kind of a "dusty" red,very fall appropriate, packed with pink and gold shimmer. The shimmer is so obvious on the nail that the color really comes to life before your eyes when you apply it.

OPI Color to Diner For

OPI Color to Diner For
OPI Color to Diner For
 
My Address is "Hollywood" is a bright blue based pink with pink and gold shimmer, very flattering. I had to use 3 thin coats, I could have gotten away with two and I probably would have "in real life" but for swatching purpose, with macro zoom pictures, slight bold spots were visible.

OPI My Address is "Hollywood"

OPI My Address is "Hollywood"

OPI My Address is "Hollywood"
 
I Eat Mainely Lobster is a very bright coral with a strong pink tint, once again pink and gold shimmer. I was very surprised by this one (and the next one too, Are We There Yet?), it's so bright and bold... If something such as a neon shimmer existed, it would definitely one. Same opacity as My Address is "Hollywood", 3 coats for perfect coverage.

OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster
OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster


OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster

Are We There Yet? is another bright coral, but on the melon side this time. It's very hard to photograph because it tends to look very close to I Eat Mainely Lobster but on the nail they're totally different : Are We There Yet? is lighter and more orange. The pink and gold shimmer, once again, make the nail polishes of this part of the review very consistent.

OPI Are We There Yet?

OPI Are We There Yet?

OPI Are We There Yet?
 
 
Overall :
Although the pink/coral shimmers don't really call for Fall/Winter in my opinion, I must confess that I like them so much that I don't care one bit when OPI decides to release them. I truly didn't think I would, I was kind of meh about them at first... But if I had to choose just one nail polish from this half, I'd  pick I Brake for Manicures without a doubt, I guess one doesn't change, a dusty purple will always make my day.
In conclusion, I'll just add that this collection is definitely a hit for me.
What do YOU think?
 
 
Availability : August 3rd, 2011
 
*these products were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company*

22 comments:

  1. I'm drooling all over "I Break For Manicures"!! This is definitely a must-have for me from this collection! Thanks again for the fab swatches :)

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  2. @kittytokaren You're more than welcome! I'm happy you like them <3

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  3. Absolutely amazing. Just when I think I'm done with OPI...I honestly feel like I need them all. Great swatches!

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  4. Ummm I thought I would hate all of these. I like Honk if You Love OPI, Road House Blues and Are We There Yet. Thanks for posting these!!

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  5. I'm so wowed by your swatches of I eat mainely lobster and are we there yet. They really do feel like summer colors though (I want them now!) Are they dupeable at all to Chanel Miami Peach?

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  6. @Dovey Thank you!!! Miami peach is more muted than these, they're really brighter (almost neon) and much more opaque too.
    xoxo.

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  7. I already want so many from this collection!
    I had high hopes for it from the promos, I'm glad it looks like the delivered.

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  8. I'm liking the purples but not so much the pinky corally ones. I'm sure I'll be all over come fall anyway, though. ;D

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  9. Great post! When I saw the quick swatches I just assumed I would love all of the darkes, ant I did!!! And that I would definitely have to pass on the pinks, but with this amazing swatches they also look so unique and gorgeous. How can anyone resist this? Your blog is dangerous, everytime I take a look at one of your post.... bang!!! lemming alert! Choices, choices... I think my wallet is going on a strike LOL!!! Good job, Sam! ;-)

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  10. I am somewhat disappointed with this collecion, it is better on your nails than on promo picturess yet they are too similar to polishes I alredy own and I am not sure I can justify to buy dupes just because they are from OPI.
    I´d definitely purchase few of them, namely:
    I Brake for Manicures
    Get in the Expresso Lane
    I Color to Diner For
    Are We There Yet?

    and I adore your swatches!!!

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  11. The muted purple and the two corals!!! MUST-HAVES for me!! :)

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  12. I love them, these shades are really perfect for fall!

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  13. Love the two corals and I Brake For Manicures. Plus I need every 6 shades from the part 1 ahahah

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  14. Hey girls!
    I'm happy you're enjoying the pictures, I got in a swatching marathon for these lol.
    Take care,
    xoxo.

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  15. Oh I love this half. Thank you so much for the swatches. I am so loving I brake for manicures. It's actually what I was looking for!

    What I'm getting:
    I brake for manicures
    Honk if you love OPI
    Get in the espresso lane

    Perhaps:
    my address is Hollywood
    I eat mainely lobster.

    Awesome!

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  16. I love the reds/pinks/corals in this collection! I haven't really fallen in love with any OPI colors in a while, but I need to pick up a few of these! I think I will be skipping the Chanel summer colors, except Mimosa. Thanks for the swatches!

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  17. I like the last two! i can't wait to see these in person!

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  18. Oooh je craque pour le color to dinner et le Are we there yet !

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  19. Your swatches are just perfection. And I'm gonna get the majority of this collection I'm a sucker for dark campy colors and pinks so they all will be mines.

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  20. The coral shade is the one I was always looking for!!! Waiting till August will be a torture...
    Great blog by the way :)

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  21. Katerina SilerovaJuly 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Hello, your swatches are truly beautiful! I was wondering if there was any possibility of you to do a comparison of RBL Recherché and OPI I brake for manicures? I love my recherché and I brake for manicures just drew my attention. Thanks a lot, Katerina

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  22. The most accurate swatches ive seen of these pink ones, thanks!

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