Happy hump day! So here we are with the second part of the OPI South Beach collection for spring 2009. These are the ones that worked better on me and I found to be a bit more interesting. Still though, with the exception of Done Out In Deco, they are all very safe and rather hum drum. Pics taken in sun with no top coat.
Yep it’s red. That’s about all I can really say, another middle of the road poppy-ish red creme. Nice, but nothing new or particularly interesting about it. It leans towards the blue so might work better on fair skin. This was three coats.
This is definitely the stand out of this entire 12 polish collection for I think most everyone. Done Out In Deco is a beautiful lavender creme that looks great on me and I immediately loved it. It has a slight “dusty” quality to it also, which I like. This was three coats as it was a bit sheer at first.
I really like this even though it’s not the most original color on earth. It’s a really creamy bright (but NOT neon) pink that worked with my skin fabulously. It’s definitely a “spring” color. This too runs towards the cool side, so those with orange or olives tones might want to try a different color. This was three coats.
I also really liked this one. This too is another bright pink creme, but slightly darker and a tinge more red than Party In My Cabana. This was three coats.
I can see why a lot of people would like Miami Beet, but it’s just not for me. The color does nothing for me at all. Like the name, it’s a “beet” colored creme. I don’t know, I’m just not feelin’ it at all. This was three coats.
The shimmer of this bunch is Overexposed In South Beach. I think this color is very pretty and would look really great on darker skin tones. I like it as a pedi more than a mani on myself for some reason. The color is a pinkish beet/purple with colored shimmer. This too was three coats.
Overall I give this whole collection a 5 out of 10 stars. None of the colors were horrible, but only one really stood out (Done Out In Deco) as being original. I wish that OPI would veer away from the reds, pinks, corals and beiges and head more towards the blues, purples, greens, blacks and gray’s (Russian collection part deux anyone???). I feel there is SO much more they could be doing to create exciting colors and since they are the biggest polish company, they definitely have the resources and cash to try new things!