It’s a bit of a mixed bag from OPI this time around; on the one hand, the Touring America shades are absolutely gorgeous. My eye is firmly on Road House Blues, a sleek and chic navy blue and there’s a delightful taupe I need too called A-Taupe The Space Needle. The whole look is keying into A/W fashion so beautifully I can see this collection will just disappear from the shelves.
Not so however, the ridiculous Muppets collaboration collection. Alice, I could do. Shrek, I baulked at, but Muppets? Please. The polishes are packed with super-glittery chunks that nail brands like to call ’3-D’ that you just know will be a nightmare to take off. I could see myself trying the Rainbow Connection but the others all look really childish and while it’s great to embrace one’s inner child, this is too close to Sesame Street for comfort. The Muppets is actually their Christmas collection, so maybe by the time they launch I’ll be in more of a goodwill mood, but right now, not seeing the point of this at all.
In between A/W and Christmas is a Miss Universe collaboration; one shade from that really caught my eye; It’s My Year, a deep pinkish purple with gold shimmer that looks really, really pretty.