I have some exciting stuff to show you today! I’ve got OPI’s Hong Kong Collection for spring 2010. This will be part I since there are 12 total colors in this collection.
The ones I am showing you today (I think) will wind up being my favorites, though I haven’t yet swatched the other ones. I am going by “bottle looks” alone.
Please know that these had to be swatched under indoor lighting yet again. I think I have given up on the sun for the rest of winter, and am just gonna suck it up and have semi-crappy pictures for now! I am just way too far behind on swatching to wait for weekend sun at this point.
The formula on these was fairly thick. You definitely have to wait a good 1-2 minutes between coats or it got “globby”. The great thing about the thickness though was that all of these were just two coats (with one exception, which was only one coat!) Peep ‘em out!
Bling Dynasty is a yellow/gold with gold shimmer. It does have a sort of “burnt” gold quality to it in my eyes. I thought for sure this was going to look horrible on me, but it wound up being pretty decent, and I liked it! This is the only shimmer of the six I have today.
Dim Sum Plum is a cool pink/plum creme. This is one of those colors that pretty much always looks great with my skin tone, but I don’t ever fall in love with it because it’s not that interesting to me. Still pretty though.
Hot & Spicy is a coral creme with a bit of a dusty quality to it. This picture does not do it justice, let me tell you! This picture makes it look more orange than it really is. I didn’t expect to like this one, but it wound up being one of my favs here.
Jade Is The New Black is a dusty jade green creme. Again this picture doesn’t show it correctly. It’s definitely not a grass green, it has a lot of grey in it. Totally beautiful, and no other green I have is a dupe for it.
Suzi Says Feng Shui is a vivid sky blue creme. This one also has that dusty quality to it, but not as much as Jade Is The New Black does. I love it what can I say, these blues are always fabulous on me and I love them!
Red My Fortune Cookie is a tomato red creme. It’s slightly less orange looking than this pic depicts, but it’s not a “classic red” at all. This one was amazingly opaque, this is just one coat shown here. Despite the fact that it’s yet another OPI red, I liked it more than I thought I would.
Overall I wound up liking more of these than I thought I was going to based on looking at them in the bottles. I knew I was going to like Jade Is The New Black and Suzi Says Feng Shui, but I thought the rest would be “meh”. I was quite surprised by Bling Dynasty, Hot & Spicy and Red My Fortune Cookie, so this set is a winner to me!
Stay tuned for part II of this collection soon.
These will be available online and in stores, I believe, in February.
Which ones have you re-thinking your “no-buy”?