News! Newsy news! I know it seems too early to “think spring” (hey, I haven’t even scoped out all the fall and holiday polishes yet!) but OPI just gave us a peek of things to come on their Facebook page.
First up, the Euro Centrale Collection for spring:
Shade names (from top to bottom, left to right): Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN!, OY-Another Polish Joke!, Vant to Bite My Neck?, A Woman’s Prague-ative, I Saw…You Saw…We Saw…Warsaw, My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours!, Can’t Find My Czechbook, Polka.com, Hands Off My Kielbasa, OPI…Eurso Euro, My Vampire is Buff, You’re Such A BudaPest.
Once again, the names are IMHO too long and too silly, but that’s pretty much OPI’s calling card with these collections. A different look:
Do you see what I see? No red and almost no pink. THUD.
But wait, there’s more! The “Liquid Sand” look will be part of the upcoming Mariah Carey Collection:
The Mariah Carey set will have eight colors total and will be released in January 2013. This rough matte “sand” look is what we also saw in the preview I posted in August of China Glaze’s Texture Collection. Guess since crackle is passé the polish world needs to convince us we need a new fad.
Though I don’t of course have any of these new sandy polishes, I doubt I will be a fan. I like polish to brighten my hands, and somehow I suspect that dull, dry-looking, bumpy, rough polish will not flatter my over-50 dull, dry-looking, bumpy, rough skin. OK, maybe my hands aren’t that bad, but I know perfectly well my skin is not as bright and clear as it was thirty years ago.
But am I tempted to at least try it? Yeah, I am. I’m a victim of marketing and the urge to try new things.
For a great closeup look at all eight shades in the MC set, both in the bottle and swatched on a nail plate, look here at BeautyGeeks. (I don’t think these are official OPI photos so I can’t in good conscience re-post them here.)
What do you think of the spring shades and the “Liquid Sand” look? I’m attracted to the light periwinkle blue of You’re Such a BudaPest, and while I think Get Your Number is pretty, I’m fairly sure I already own a similar blue glitter. Or two. Or three.