Good morning, readers.
I hope you all had a fun and safe weekend! :)
Today, I have the new OPI New York City Ballet Soft Shades to show you. As usual, there's quite a bit to cover, so let's get started!
Note: It may seem like each color looks exactly the same, but in person, each nail polish is the exact color as the bottle. In other words, what you see in the bottle is what you will achieve on your nails. Also, they all apply very sheer and need at least 3-4 coats for opacity. Just wanted to let you all know! :)
Don't Touch My TuTu!, Barre My Soul, You Callin' Me a Lyre?, Care to Danse?, My Pointe Exactly, and Pirouette My Whistle
Don't Touch My Tutu!
First up, we have Don't Touch My Tutu! The best way I can describe this color to you all is, if you were to take low fat milk and dilute it with water. That's basically what you'd get! As stated above in red, all colors from this collection are very sheer needing 3-4 coats for opacity. The above image was 3 coats.
Barre My Soul
Next up, Barre My Soul. It's very similar to DTMT, but with the slightest touch of beige added. This was 3 coats. It's your basic sheer, beige and that's the "naked truth"! ;)
You Callin' Me a Lyre?
You Callin' Me a Lyre? is a sheer, soft pink. If you love french manicures with a light pink top coat, you probably want to add this to your stash! This was 3 coats.
Care to Danse?
Next we have, Care to Danse? It's a sheer base with a touch of lilac. This color has made its way onto my top three picks from this collection. I own tons of lilacs, but not a single, sheer beauty like this baby! Like I said before, you really need to see these colors in person to have a better perspective! The best tip I can give you is to take a good look at each bottle because that's what you'd get. This was 3 coats.
My Pointe Exactly
This beauty is another color that has landed into my top three picks! Again, I own many grey nail polisher, but nothing like this! My Pointe Exactly is a sheer base with a hint of grey. It has a jelly finish which I LOVE! This was 3 coats, but I probably would prefer to wear this color completely opaque. #Love
Pirouette My Whistle
Last, but most certainly not least, is Pirouette My Whistle. This glitter is really something else! It's a clear base infused with silver micro shimmers and silver matte, yes matte, hex glitters. When I first saw the hex glitters, I immediately thought of the inside of an oyster shell. You guys are probably thinking, oyster shells? Really Carla?! LOL! I can't really put in words. -_- The only downside is that the hex glitters are a bit tricky to load onto the brush and I found myself fishing in the bottle for them. Nonetheless, this has got to be one of the greatest glitters IMO! This was 2 coats.
1 coat of Pirouette My Whistle over 3 coats of My Pointe Exactly
-Clean and natural
-Delicate, soft, and subtle
-Flattering on any skintone
-Perfect as a top layer for french manis
-Entire collection is very work appropriate
-Extremely glossy and Top Coat optional
-Can be used as a 1 coater to acheive a glossy look on the nail
The Not So Good
Being that these are called soft shades,(and they weren't lying) you will definitely need at least 3-4 coats or maybe even more depending on your liking of opacity. Like I've said in the past, I'm not a huge fan of nail polishes that require more than 3 coats, but if it's worth the effort, I'll put in the extra work. This collection is the perfect example all around! :)
Care to Danse?, My Pointe Exactly, and Pirouette My Whistle
As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!
Which colors have caught your attention? Which will you be picking up when officially released in April 2012? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!
All SoftShades nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
New York City Ballet by OPI will be available April 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
A sample of these products were kindly sent to me for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on Deuce Beauties my are honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.