Tuesday, March 27, 2012

OPI NYC Ballet Soft Shades Collection: Swatches and Review

"OPI announces the launch of six new additions to the SoftShadescollection, inspired by the New York City Ballet (NYCB), one of the world’s premiere dance companies.  New York City Ballet by OPI features five sheer shades lightly tinged in hues of beige, pink, white, lilac and gray, as well as a silver sparkly lacquer. With various sized glitter particles, this hue can be worn alone or layered over any of the other colors for added shine and dimension."

To my surprise, these were not sheer polishes, but pastel jellies. Wow OPI, way to raise the barre! LOL!

"Barre My Soul"
This sheer beige is gorgeous, and that’s the “naked” truth.
 2 coats, no top coat

"You Callin' Me A Lyre?"
This ascending pink hits all the right notes.
2 coats, no top coat

"Don't Touch My Tutu!"
Hands off this wispy white -- it's all mine!
2 coats, no top coat

"Care To Danse?"
This lilac is up-to-the-minuet in fashion.
2 coats, no top coat

"My Pointe Exactly"
See? This gorgeous sheer gray has been right all along!
2 coats, no top coat

All 5 colors were super easy to apply, and because they are jellies and not just "sheer", In had no issues with bald spots. The most opaque of the 5 colors is definitely "My Pointe Exactly", but only by a little, otherwise they are all jelly and all unique.

Even though I do not like polishes that show the visible nail line, VNL, my favorites are "Care to Danse",  "My Pointe Exactly".  

And here is each color (2 coats each) with 1 coat of the glitter "Pirouette My Whistle". 

"Barre My Soul" with PmW

"You Callin' Me A Lyre?" with PmW

As you can see here, "Pirouette My Whistle" is small silver glitter in a clear base with white frost hexagon glitter. Very light and pretty!

"Don't Touch My Tutu!" with PmW

You can see here how the silver glitter in PmW really sparkles when the light catches it :)

"Care To Danse?" with PmW

"My Pointe Exactly" with PmW

"Pirouette My Whistle" is a very easy glitter to apply, and would look great over any color, not just sheers and jellies.  

My next manicure, I'm going to try a "jelly sandwich" using "My Pointe Exactly" and "Pirouette My Whistle", in this order, MPE, PmW, MPE.  :)

New York City Ballet by OPI will be available April 2012, atProfessional 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. 

*Product sent for review

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Gwen - SpaceLifeThoughts said...

I am not into this collection at all :(

Unknown said...

@spacelifethoughts- I'm not surprised, a lot of people are having difficulty liking this collection :)