February 23, 2011

Ahoy! there, Austin-Tatious Turquoise! :D

Today I'm happy to share with you some new polishes! First we'll start with Austin-Tatious Turquoise! This was the color I was most excited about when I first saw OPI's Texas collection in real life. Of course that enthusiasm soon turned into sadness when I realized that the strong duochrome that you can see in the bottle, is not so visible on the nail :(

Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful color! But it's extremely sheer and just doesn't live up to the expectations one would get from seeing it in the bottle for the first time.

Still, it's very pretty and I think once you get over the fact that it's not going to look exactly as it does in the bottle, you love it for what it is. A beautiful shimmer! Here are a few pictures at different angles. I did try to capture the little bit of purple that does show through at certain angles, but that proved to be more difficult than I thought it would be!

When I first saw it in store, I thought it was similar in finish to Catch Me In Your net. As you can see, they are a tiny bit similar, but not much.

This color reminds me of Pash from the movie Whip It. I think the fact that the story was set in Texas and the roller scenes were supposed to be in Austin as well help me remember that while watching the movie, in almost every scene I was checking out her cool polish colors!!! This was a Drew Barrymore movie, right? Didn't Drew also do 'He's just not that into you' ? I ask because in that movie, Gigi wore really awesome nail polish throughout as well! Hmmm, coincidence???

Anyhow, this color is not that great alone. I wore 3 coats and you could still see VNL :( So perhaps some underwear or use for layering!

Here's a quick video of this polish in my lightbox.

Now on to China Glaze Ahoy! This was recently released with the Anchors Away collection. I have to say, this color is AMAZING! There's really not much more than that to say. You really need to see it in person to believe it. No pictures or video can do it the proper justice it deserves. This is a beautiful glass flecked pink with a very glass smooth appearance.

Here is a video of Ahoy! in my lightbox.

All in all, still two nice polishes. One was sort of misleading but is still a keeper in my opinion and the other was a surprise out of left field!

Here is a video of both of them outdoors in sunlight and shade.

Also, a quick sneak preview! I received this from my order on Nailogy.com and as far as I can tell, I'll be using these over everything for the next few days!!!

Ok, now that's it from me for today. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!


  1. I really haven't been looking at these colors, but I stopped by here and took a real look. They're very pretty. You do an excellent job of representing them. :)

  2. Thank you, I'm so glad you like them. I actually take that as a huge compliment :D