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Monday, March 12, 2012

OPI: New York City Ballet Soft Shades Review & Swatches

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

The Good
-Non-streaky!  
-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.
~Carla

111 comments:

  1. I will be picking up all of them!! I love them!! So jealous you got them early!!

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    1. Awesome! Let me know how you like them! :)

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  2. Since I find OPI press release images to be so [NOT]helpful, lol... I wasn't sure what to expect from these. Yours are the first swatches I've seen and they look really pretty! My top picks are definitely leaning towards the three you chose. :)

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    1. LOL! Glad I've helped you out in any way! :) We have the same taste in this collection! :)

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  3. I didn't think I was going to like this collection but I do. It's nice with something soft discrete sometimes.

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    1. I'm glad you changed your mind! I agree, sometimes you just need a "chill" color on your nails!

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  4. There are really nice colors in this collection!
    I love them all!

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  5. pretty colors but I will be passing on these. Although, I just might need the glitter one. That one looks fun!

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    1. The glitter one is amazing! :) xx

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  6. i dont like this collection, i thought the colors were more intense! I really wanted my point exactly, but not anymore

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  7. They are all very pretty, and so delicate..

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  8. Shades are lovely and here I don't mind that they are not totally opaque. I'm weird, I know. ;D They make your nails look really feminine and delicate! But one of them would be enough for me, because they look really similar, probably Don't Touch My TuTu! or maybe Barre My Soul. Oh, and I need glitter one as well! ;D Thank you for swatches like this, I always like to see photos of whole collections. Even if I don't have time to comment, I always "rest my eyes" on your lovely photos. ;)

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    1. You are more than welcome! Thank you so, much for your kind comment! xx

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  9. These are gorgeous! I"ll definitely have to buy them next.

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  10. I'm freaking out over Care to Danse and Pirouette My Whistle! They want to be on my nails, together, asap!

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    1. LOL! I hope you'll find them soon! :)

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  11. Really pretty colors! Definitely need something subtle for work. Can't wait to pick some colors up.

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    1. Very subtle, I agree! Let me know which ones you've picked up!

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  12. lovely collections, thanks for the great swatches.

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  13. Great photos of your swatches! I have not been excited over a soft shade collection in years - probably since they first started putting out a couple years at the first when they were bridal collections and we were all enamored with Fr. and Am manis. My favs in this collection are also the same as yours Carla! Cannot wait to get them - and 2 bottles of the sparkle topper!

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    1. Thank you! :) Guess we have the same taste in colors for this collection! Yes, a second bottle is a must for that glitter! :) xx

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  14. I want them all! Love the ballet names, love the soft colors and esp love the different glitter!

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    1. Hope you find them soon once they hit the stores!

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  15. Wow, 4 coaters are not for me honestly. But I'm kinda happy I can skip this collection and save some money for once!

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    1. For coats, but worth the extra effort IMO. I know where you're coming from tho, I'm not a huge fan of 3+ coaters, but this collection is an exception!

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  16. These all look super pretty, but they're just not the kind of colours I see myself wearing. Your swatches are lovely though :)

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  17. beautiful collection and beautiful hands!! loved the glitter ones! :)

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  18. Personally, I'm not a fan of super sheer polishes, so I'll be skipping these. I do like Pirouette My Whistle, though! I think it'd make a lovely topcoat!

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    1. It would make a very nice TC indeed!

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  19. These are all really pretty but too sheer for me!

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    1. This collection is really a hit and miss for some people. You're def. not alone!

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  20. They all look gorgeous on your nails! I do love the Pirouette glitter!

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  21. I really like Pirouette My Whistle =)

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  22. I think the colors are very light maybe to a french manicure will be fine.

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  23. They'd be great for a french manicure. Only one I don't like is 'My pointe exactly' idk, it's just not my thing :/ Great swatches!

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  24. It's a shame they are so sheer :( Good for french manicure otherwise useless :-/ I know I won't be purchasing any of the polishes, I like bold colours x

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    1. This really is a hit and miss collection! :) You're not the only one who feels this way! xx

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  25. Hmm... these are definitely not what I expected... I hadn't looked too closely at this collection yet, but just assumed they were creams. I guess at least they are doing something different then the basic spring collection with the light, pastel creams. On the other hand... I just can't see myself getting all that interested in any of these... I also still haven't quite figured out jelly application, so maybe if I had that down better I would warm up to these a bit more! =) I would definitely say that if I had to choose I would probably agree with your top three! Pirouette My Whistle and My Pointe Exactly being in the top 2. Would Pirouette My Whistle be good to use in a "jelly sandwich" type look? My next goal with the jelly polishes I already have is go the jelly sandwich route, I feel like that might get me on board with them a bit more!

    Thanks for the great swatches!

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    1. I sent you back a reply back to your email!

      You know, I honestly thought the same thing! I thought they would be cremes too! Guess we have the same taste of colors in this collection! :) xx

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    2. Woops, I meant to say, I replied back to your e-mail! LOL -_-

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  26. Wooow, they are gorgeous. I just by one this afternoon :D

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  27. You Callin' Me a Lyre? will be perfect for french manicure and I really like Pirouette My Whistle!

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  28. I'm not normally one for sheer polishes, but some of the ones in this collection are stunners!

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    1. We're on the same boat, but for me, this collection is an exception! ;)

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  29. thanks for such an awesome and honest review! i was really curious about these colors. they're pretty, but i'm kinda sad that they're so sheer. Pirouette My Whistle is my fave so far

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    1. You are very welcome! My commitment will always be to my readers! :) xx

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  30. I just love these colors...soft and sweet:)

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    1. I never thought of that, but I agree! :)

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  32. I'm not usually into sheer polishes but I like some of these! I might get a couple just to change it up from all the crazy colors I usually wear.

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    1. I agree, def. a change from all my other colorful nail polishes!

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  33. I like these in a boring sheer kinda way. I might get one just so I have a super safe colour in my collection. Thanks for the review

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  34. these soft colours are all so pretty!

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  35. This def makes me wanna try Pirouette My Whistle :D

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  36. I have to say, I was expecting a bit more opacity with these..I guess I'll have to see them in person!

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    1. You know, I thought that to when I first saw PR photos, but still a nice collection overall!

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  37. I really don't see myself purchasing any of these shades except for Pirouette My Whistle. But in all honesty I would rather spend my money on something I really really want. Thank you for doing the review though. They are really pretty colors, just not my style. I like the loud vibrant colors they have now. :)

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    1. This collection is def. a hit or miss for some people and you're not the only one! You're welcome! :)

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  38. I love sheer whites, but they're so hard for me to apply. I'm just bad at it. :(
    I'd really like to try Don't Touch My Tutu though.

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    1. Practice, practice, practice, my dear! :)

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  39. Oh these are all so classy and romantic!! I adore every shade!! xx

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  40. such a pretty colection.. i want thm alll :)))

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  41. This collection is very discrete!
    I loved the Pirouette My Whistle *--*
    Kisses and have a lovely weekend! ;)

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  42. Wow! They all look amazing!!!!

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  43. These look so pretty on you! I wish I could wear colors like these, but with my skin tone, they look horrible. Lobster hands to the max!

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  44. those shades are so soft and gentle that I wish to buy them all XD

    ps. I love your hands & nails !!

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  45. they look GORGEOUS! perfect for a french mani :)

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  46. I would love to get Pirouette My Whistle, it's really pretty :)

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  47. I love the purple, a bit sad it's so sheer. :(

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  48. I'm typically not super into pale colors or pastels, but I like these. The names are hilarious too. Totally loving that semi-subtle glitter in the last bit of the post!

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  49. Lindas as cores dos esmaltes OPI! Pena que no Brasil eles sejam tão caros... mas as cores estão lindas!

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  50. This is definitely a delicate and feminine collection, although I'm usually not too fond of sheer shades. The layering of Pirouette My Whistle over My Pointe Exactly looks beautiful ^^

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  51. all the colors are so nice!) but it's difficult to choose only a few, and i definitely don't need all of them

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  52. unfortunately too sheer for me and my nails :(

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  53. I'm not a fan of that kind of sheer polish but I mus admit they create a very neat look. I might get the purple one :) Also love Pirouette my Whistle a lot :)

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  54. I wasn't really getting these until I saw your last picture batch--1 coat of Pirouette My Whistle over 3 coats of My Pointe Exactly, which is lovely! I'm really not a fan of sheer polish though, so I'll probably pass these up anyway, even though the combination you showed us makes it tempting!

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  55. I am not usually a fan of pastels, but these look so delicate and romantic that I am really tempted to try them.

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  56. Right now I'm really into milky shades (it looks like they are reading my mind!!!!) and I would love to have all of them :)

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  57. I like your swatches but i'm not a huge fan of the ollection in itself

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  58. I love all the names of these! But they seem too sheer for me. Too bad, if they actually came out opaque I'd want almost all the colors.

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