Wednesday, March 21, 2012

O.P.I New York City Ballet Soft Shades for Spring 2012

Hi loves!! O.P.I had me at "ballet".....

  I am so excited to show you this collection today. When I first started blogging and up until somewhat recently I wouldn't have even given shades like these a second glance. Something inside me snapped recently and I started craving soft sheer nudes. I've been gravitating to colors that I could kind of "slap- on" and run out the door and still have pretty nails. O.P.I's NYC Ballet Inspired Soft Shades Collection could not have come at a better time for me as I realized I only had Three colors that fell under this category of sheer nudes. I am obsessed with ballet and I pretty much could not love the collection. These soft and ethereal jellies along with the beautiful and dainty glitter really put a smile on my face.
 To see swatches of the pretty sheers just keep reading after the jump.


  So as to not sound like a broken record lol... These were all Three thin coats of each color. The formulas on all were pretty good. I am gonna call these sheer jellies since the texture of the formula was very jelly like in nature. The first two coats can be a little streaky. The key is to keep a light and steady hand and let the brush glide along the nail without putting any pressure on it. As for the glitter, Pirouette my Whistle, the easiest way to get a good balance of hexes and micro glitter is to first kinda dab the brush on the nail and place a nice "blob" of glitter and then spread the glitter on the nail quickly but carefully before the polish starts to become too tacky to manipulate. Overall, I really do love these and I am happy to have more of a range of sheer nudes. 

O.P.I Are you Callin' me a Lyre?
 This pretty color is a soft sheer Pink jelly. Very flattering shade.

O.P.I Pirouette my Whistle over Are you Callin' me a Lyre?
Pirouette my Whistle is a mix of twinkling Silver micro glitter and Silvery- White hexes in a clear base. I really do love this and the Silvery- White were a nice surprise since I was expecting the glitter to be more Silvery. With it actually being more White it makes this a far more interesting glitter to my eyes. The combination of the glitter with these sheer jellies is really an amazing look. Very refreshing and clean.

O.P.I Don't Touch my Tutu
Don't Touch my Tutu is a sheer White jelly. Seriously love this to bits! I can't believe I turned my nose up at colors like this before. I know these are boring to a lot of people but I've seen a lot of crazy and amazing colors out there. Once in a while it is nice to take it easy and keep it simple and clean. This collection is perfect for those days when you just need to... Detoxify? Technically colors like these are new to me haha....

O.P.I Pirouette my Whistle over O.P.I Don't Touch my Tutu
Isn't this just dreamy? This is my fix for that Lynderella Snow Angel lemming. Totally gone... I love this....

O.P.I Barre my Soul
Barre my Soul is a sheer soft Beige jelly.

O.P.I My Pointe Exactly!
Cool soft, sheer Grey jelly. This is a really interesting shade to make in this finish and I really love it a lot. You don't really see Grey jellies. The possibilities!

O.P.I Care to Danse?
This pretty is soft, sheer Lilac jelly. Again, another winner in my book.
All these colors remind me of the colors of ballerina tights. They make me think of that quintessential mental picture of the ballerinas all dressed in their haze-colored leotards, and tights, rehearsing for some big show. One of the items in my bucket list is to see a ballet. I really wanna see a Russian ballet though... Someday... In the meantime, I will put these pretty colors on my nails and enjoy every second of their airy awesomeness. 

Thoughts?

(**Products provided for review**)

30 comments:

  1. Cris! I was so bored with this collection until i saw your swatches. I'm in love.

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  2. I like sheer jellies. Great for jelly sandwich mani's. Your pics make me want them all. I am excited to get the grey jelly :)

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  3. I love Are you Callin' me a Lyre? Also combination with Pirouette my Whistle is nice :)

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  4. I have been eagerly awaiting a grey jelly! yaaay it will be mine :)

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  5. There has not been so much buzz over an OPI sheer collection since maybe the first couple of sheer bridal collections a LONG time ago! I still recall Alter Ego was one I liked.

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  6. I really love this collection too. I love love the greyed jelly. I also never looked twice at these soft shades but I've got too many greens and blues now lol.

    Great swatches!

    Sussi

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  7. Don't Touch my Tutu looks so pretty on you. I thought it was not that great but your pictures makes me want it now!

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  8. Love these!! Just not the VNL.

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  9. love these colors! they are a great palette cleanser :) love the glitter combo <3

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  10. YES! I have have been anxiously awaiting these swatches :) I LOVE Don't Touch my Tutu and Pirouette my Whistle together. They look gorgeous on you!

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  11. OK, I felt the same about this collection until I saw your swatches, just not a sheer/nude polish kind of girl--but after this, I've GOT to get Don't Touch My Tutu and Pirouette My Whistle! That combination is stunning, and would be so nice to wear to a wedding or something. In fact, I'll be doing a friend's nails for her wedding soon, I might show her that and see what she thinks! It's so pretty alone or as a base for some very simple art or stamping.

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  12. these are gorgeous! i have been loving sheers and nudes lately. and i can't wait to pick up a few of these! i think your swatches are the best of this collection that i've seen ♥

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  13. Your pictures are wonderful! I do like Are You Callin' Me a Lyre and My Pointe Exactly! Although Pirouette My Whistle does look amazing over Don't Touch my Tutu. I love simple and clean. <3

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  14. Yes, these are beautiful. Also I always check out your swatches because I have the same skin tone as you and so the colors that look good on you, look good on me. Except for the beige I am liking them all. I ordered the set and am waiting for them to arrive.

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  15. I have seen other swatches and they seem more streaky, but you did state they take a light hand. Shear nudes usually aren't my thing either, but you make them look so beautiful!! Love the glitter one! I'm on a no-buy, but maybe when that is over I'll pick one up. I'm not a fan of OPI, but I might make an exception. Thanks for the swatches!!!

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  16. I like the glitter the best. They look beautiful on you, but sheers just aren't for me!

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  17. Oh bloody hell!! (pardon my language) I only wanted 2 after seeing other swatches, now I've seen these I need them all! Great! Ther egoes my money....:-D

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  18. These all look fabulous on you; now I want them all. I have always loved sheer nudes. I find them very chic and sophisticated.

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  19. I have to say, you pretty much did the impossible and made me like My Pointe Exactly. I could not wrap my head about a sheer grey jelly, but looking at your swatches I love it. And I love the way Pirouette my Whistle looks layered over Don't Touch my Tutu.

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  20. These all look gorgeous on your nails, but they're not really for me, personally.

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  21. I'm so excited to get my hands on this colection especially the glitter and gray!!

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  22. Thanks do much for this review. I ordered the set earlier this week and being fairly new to nail polish obsession I'm thinking that your advice re application technique will be much needed. Thanks again - cant wait to receive my order now:)

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  23. I said the same thing about my blog about the timing of this collection! Because I usually don't like sheers but all of a sudden, I felt like wearing some...and then I found out that this collection came out :) I really like it!

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  24. I don't think I'll be buying any of these. I do enjoy sheers when I wear them, but I have enough colors that are close to this collection to not need it. Great swatches, though!

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  25. I'm absolutely loving the sheer nudes for spring & summer. Right now I'm wearing Essie's Nude Beach. As soon as this OPI collection shows up at our local Ulta, I have a feeling that several will definitely be coming home with me! Thanks for sharing the swatches. :)

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  26. They look gorgeous on you but I am always scared of sheers showing all the faults in my nails :/

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  27. these looks SO amazing in your pics! I want them all! if you have it, how does Lyre compare to Sally Hansen's Set in Stone?

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  28. Amazing, gorgeous collection!! :D

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  29. Hola cris un poco tarde...el brullito con los esmaltes fueron sandwich??? O 3 capas y encima el brillito???

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  30. Cris tarde pero seguro lo anterior fue sandwich?? O tres capas y encima el brillito, es q no entendi...sorry

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