Anyway, the color palette does not evoke Texas to me at all. And while the fruity-colored "sorbets" are pretty, I would like to know exactly what about Texas inspired them? And while we're on the topic... c'mon, sorbets? Really? We all know they're jellies. Stop pretending that you invented some groundbreaking new finish. Honestly to me it feels like they picked the theme AFTER they had picked the colors.
So I was grocery shopping a few weeks ago and came across a display with these on clearance (I guess all my fellow Texans were offended also. Either that or no one expected to find OPI at the grocery store). I bought Austin-tatious Turquoise because Austin is my hometown, where my family lives, and where I long to be. *dramatic sigh* I know the color is sheer and not-so-great from what I have seen on other blogs, but I had to have it for the name. And how could you not love a city who's motto is, "Keep Austin weird." I picked up a few of the sorbets (JELLIES!) because they looked pretty in the bottle and one other because it had a really pretty pink shimmer that does not show up at all in pictures.
These are swatched with no base or top coat.
|OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise in the sun|
|OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise in the shade|
|OPI It's Totally Fort Worth It in the sun|
|OPI It's Totally Fort Worth It in the shade|
|OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Here in the sun|
|OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Here in the shade|
|OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston in the sun|
|OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston in the shade|
|OPI Houston We Have A Purple in the sun|
|OPI Houston We Have A Purple in the shade|
- This is a limited edition collection but may still be available at some places. Check OPI's website for a location near you that sells it.
- This collection is still available on Transdesign and they sell for $5.75 each.
Oh, and just because I'm homesick, here are a few pictures of some of my favorite places/things in and around Austin.
|Image credit sonfotografias on flickr|
Austin skyline at night reflecting off the lake
|image credit Michael Connell on flickr|
|This is my momma before a Longhorn football game. Shh, don't tell her I put a picture of her here.|
|image credit Knowsphotos on flickr|
There are so many other places I love but this is getting a bit long. :)
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!