Thursday, 23 September 2010

OPI Swiss Collection: Cuckoo For This Colour, From A to Zurich & Yodel Me On My Cell Swatches and Reviews

Left to right: Cuckoo For This Colour & Yodel Me On My Cell

 The next three colours from the OPI Swiss Collection I am reviewing are two shimmers and one creme. The two shimmers may look a little similar in the bottle, Yodel Me On My Cell and Cuckoo For This Colour, so I applied them to each hand so you can have a direct comparison.

Left to right: OPI's Cuckoo For This Colour, From A To Zurich & Yodel Me On My Cell

Cuckoo For This Colour is a spectacular teal green shimmer. It applied easily and one coat would probably have been enough but I used two for the photos. It is my favourite shade from the whole collection, unusual but still perfect for Autumn/Winter.

2 coats Cuckoo For This Colour - with flash

2 coats Cuckoo For This Colour - without flash

Yodel Me On My Cell is another shimmer, a vibrant aqua blue. After one coat this looked awful, very streaky and see through, which I found hard to understand as the previous colour had applied so well. In the photos I had to use 3 coats to try to get an opaque finish and I could still see the nail line.

3 coats Yodel Me On My Cell - with flash

3 coats Yodel Me On My Cell - without flash

Top hand: Yodel Me On My Cell, Bottom hand: Cuckoo For This Colour

I have read that some people think this shade is very similar to Catch Me In Your Net from the Summer Flutter Collection. I used this colour in my first Monday Manicure so you can see it on the nails in that post. In the bottle the difference is clear, Yodel Me On My Cell has none of the glitter present in Catch Me In Your Net and none of the shades of yellow, green and turquoise that catch the light. I have photographed the bottles side by side, one with flash and one without to try to show this but it hasn't turned out great. The difference is more apparent in the flesh.

Left to right: Cuckoo For This Colour, Catch Me In Your Net, Yodel Me On My Cell - with flash

Left to right: Cuckoo For This Colour, Catch Me In My Net, Yodel Me On My Cell - without flash

The final colour is From A to Zurich, a rich raspberry creme. This colour is a great if you liked wearing bright oranges and pinks in summer as the raspberry tones make it appropriate for autumn. This was the usual OPI quality, one coat would have down but two was used for the photo. I'm afraid the photo doesn't really do the colour justice, it looks slightly dulled. In reality, it is more vivid and probably would have appeared so if I had used it on my hands rather than my feet.


2 coats of OPIs From A To Zurich

Cuckoo For This Colour is definitely my favourite but I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of From A To Zurich on both fingers and toes. I was disappointed with the quality of Yodel Me On My Cell but I generally prefer greens to blues in both nail varnish and makeup in general. If I have time, I will take some photos of the shades outside and post tomorrow as it was dark by the time I had them applied today.

The OPI Swiss Collection is available from a number of online retailers including www.hqhair.com and www.lookfantastic.com. Each bottle costs £9.95.

Check back tomorrow for swatches of 3 more shades from the OPI Swiss Collection.






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