Today I am reviewing a few of the polishes from the new New York City Ballet by OPI Soft Shades collection for Spring 2012. This collection consists of five sheers and one glitter top coat. I will be reviewing three of the six!
My pictures will show three coats of the base polish in the first picture, then one coat of the glitter top coat over the base in the second picture, and the third picture will be a 'jelly sandwich' with the base layered on top of the glitter top coat, creating a fun effect! Let's get to the swatches!
My Pointe Exactly is a soft sheer gray. I couldn't get over how much I liked this one! I think it looks really nice and I don't think I have ever seen a sheer jelly gray before, so OPI really raised the 'barre' on this one.. get it? Ha ha..
Pirouette My Whitsle over My Pointe Exactly
My Pointe Exactly and Pirouette My Whistle jelly sandwich!
Care to Danse? is a soft sheer lilac that again, I really liked. Usually I am not one for sheers because I don't like my VNL, but I see myself reaching for this in the future when I want a clean and fresh manicure.
Pirouette My Whistle over Care to Danse?
Care to Danse? and Pirouette My Whistle jelly sandwich!
All in all, I am really impressed by the formula of these polishes, they looked fantastic in three coats and I didn't have any issues with streaking or unevenness that often comes hand in hand with sheers. The glitter top coat is really nice too, I am excited to play around with it more!
I like the 'jelly sandwich' method that I tried with these polishes. I think it gives the manicure more depth, and it's a super fun and easy way to switch it up!
What do you guys think? Will you be picking up any of the polishes that I have shown you today? Or do you have your eye on another color in the collection?
These will all be available in April 2012, and they retail for $8.50 each. For more information visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
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