Sunday, 26 September 2010

OPI Swiss Collection: The Final 3 Swatches

Nail varnish week is finally at an end, I have swatched the final three colours from the Swiss Collection and I apologise for the slightly poorer application technique, I am officially suffering from nail varnish fatigue.


Left to right: Just A Little Rosti At This, The Colour To Watch, I'm Suzi And I'm A Chocoholic

The colours are The Colour To Watch, a shimmery lilac, I'm Suzi And I'm A Chocoholic, a reddy brown creme and Just A Little Rosti At This, a darkened raspberry creme.


Left to right: Just A Little Rosti At This, The Colour To Watch, I'm Suzi And I'm A Chocoholic - taken indoors
The first colour, Just a Little Rosti At This, is a darkened raspberry creme. When I applied it I almost had deja vu, it is very similar to From A To Zurich, just one or two shades darker. Two coats was applied for photographs plus a top coat. Good colour for autumn but nothing special, you really don't need both Just A Little Rosti At This and From A To Zurich in your collection and I was surprised OPI put two such similar shades in the same collection.


2 coats Just A Little Rosti At This + topcoat - taken outdoors

I had high hopes for The Colour To Watch as it stood out from the rest and I love purples and lilacs. However, this disappointed. This colour definitely looks better in the bottle than on the nails. I had to use 3 coats to get an opaque finish and the shimmer is a frosty blue. I think it looks like a cheap colour, but maybe I am biased because I love Estee Lauder's Surreal Violet so much. It is a fun colour but I had higher hopes for it. Surreal Violet has an elegance about it that is really lacking in the OPI shade.  Maybe it will grow on me.

2 coats The Colour To Watch + topcoat - taken outdoors

2 coats The Colour To Watch + topcoat - taken indoors
Last but not least is I'm Suzi And I'm A Chocoholic. I have never eaten chocolate that resembles this colour, a deep red brown. It applied well, 2 coats for a flawless finish, but I find it hard to be incredibly enthusiastic about it. I think I have seen enough brown variations on a theme with Les Khakis de Chanel and this is not a colour I would usually choose to wear. It is probably the warmest colour out of the twelve and this might explain my indifference to it, I usually wear cooler tones.

2 coats I'm Suzi And I'm A Chocoholic + topcoat - taken outdoors

2 coats I'm Suzi And I'm A Chocoholic + topcoat - taken indoors
So here is the end of our  brief jaunt round Switzerland. Details of my first ever giveaway will be posted soon. In the meantime, do you think you will be picking up anything from the OPI Swiss Collection? What are your favourites?

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