Houston We Have a Purple is taken from OPI’s spring collection – the Texas Collection. It is a really nice raspberry toned colour, which is highly glossy. I have come to discover that I don’t like jelly nail polishes. I don’t like being able to see the line of the white of my nail under my polish, I don’t like the opacity. I am normally a massive OPI fan – I think they are great colours with great staying power, but in this case it began chipping after just one day. I was so unimpressed that it’s already gone on eBay.
I just stumbled upon the images for the colours of Essie’s Spring 2011 nail polish collection, ‘A French Affair’, which I must say looks rather delicious. I think I shall have to purchase all of them, although I’m not so keen on Kisses & Bisses as it looks rather see through and pearlescent which isn’t really me. Topless & Barefoot will be the first one I buy, it’s just gorgeous!
China Glaze’s collection is named Anchors Away. I have found some great swatch pics on AllYouDesire. Pelican Gray, First Mate, Sea Spray and Below Deck are all going on my list!
For OPI’s Spring Collection they have gone with a Texan theme, following on from the French, Spanish and Russian collections. The Texas Collection has a whole range of colours sure to suit everyone, although I’m not too sure how ‘spring’y they are.
Essie seem to have gone with the pretty pastels, OPI with the bold and bright, and China Glaze have done a combo of the two. I do like the look of Y’all Come Back Ya Hear? and I’m sure I will find myself in ownership of at least one of the pink shades, but by looking at these pics, I think I am in favour of Essie’s Spring 2011 Collection.
Which do you prefer? Has anyone got any of these colours and can make a recommendation?
Don’t forget, if you are in the UK and thinking of buying any of these, its often cheaper to use eBay, click on international sellers then click on sort by lowest price +P&P. Happy shopping!
*Edited to add* OMG just seen the Orly collection on Scrangie’s blog I am in LOVE with that bright purple – wowwwwwwwwww <3