Thursday, March 10, 2011

Houston... We Have a Purple... or do we?

Hello ladies,

Today I have one of the polishes I picked up from my last trip to the U.S. I am around an hour and a half drive to Buffalo, so within the last year I have been going there to shop pretty frequently. With the dollar pretty much being the same, it's a good time to take advantage of the U.S's cheaper prices. *cough* SALLYS!... I picked up this OPI from Ulta which is apart of the new Texas collection.

Houston... We Have a Purple looks like a deep reddened plum in the bottle, but when applied to the nails it is slightly lighter. In most lights this polish doesn't look too purple at all, it definitely has strong red undertones in it.

Enlarge to see the reflection of my desk lamp clearly in the glossiness!

Although the colour wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, it is still very pretty :) I would have preferred a deeper purple with a bit more blue, as this leans way more red in most lighting. To reach opacity I used 3 coats and didn't get any streaking. There is no visible nail line that I am aware of in person, which is awesome, I was expecting to do way more than 3 coats!

The polish was super shiny on it's own, I had heard that the jellies from the Texas collection took a littler longer to dry, to I applied a thin coat of Seche Vite. The jelly formula was great and the finish is amazing, I literally want to drink it, it looks so juicy!

I personally would have preferred the Texas collection to have a greater variety of jelly colours. the ones they released look great, but for the most part they all look pretty similar. I would have loved a green or turquoise jelly! Or a deep purple plum. Hopefully OPI comes out with some more jellies this year in some new colours


  1. I loveeee it! Looks so delicious. :)

  2. I was sitting on the fence on this one but you've convinced me that I have to have it now. Pretty!!

  3. it looks so pretty on you! I too hope for more opi jellies, or "sorbet" as they like to call them

  4. Thanks ladies, glad you liked it as much as I do :)

  5. Beautiful!!! Just got it for a pedicure!


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