Opi – New Orleans collection

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So I guess Opi keeps spittin’ them collections out! Not that I mind….. At all! I really loved the Hello Kitty by Opi collection but let’s face it, there were a lot of pinks in it. Not that I don’t like pinks, in fact that’s one of my favorite color but I’m always craving variety when it comes to collections. Aaand I believe the New Orleans collection has a good variety when it comes to color range! You will be able to purchase all of these polishes by the end of February in Sweden, that I know, and they will retail for 155 Swedish kroner each.

Now, without further ado, let’s get into the swatches! ( Just for the record: I am totally saving the best for last! Oh, and all of the pictures are without top coat..! Now let’s get into the swatches!)

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Humidi-Tea. This is a really pretty color and the formula isn’t all that bad for a semi sheer shimmery polish. But… as you can see the color doesn’t suit my skin color very nicely. It’s not as bad as it looks in this picture though, my camera was just acting up and couldn’t handle all the nude going on! Two coats.

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Take a Right on Bourbon. A really nice champagne silver that leaves almost a chrome finish. This is two coats without top coat and I can only imagine the finish will be even smoother with a top coat. Nothing spectacular but a pretty silver.

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Crawfishin’ For Compliments. This formula had me like wow on the first coat but somehow got streakier with the second which really bothered me. Love the color though and it sort of reminded me of a lighter version of Is Mai Tai Crooked?. This does not make my skin look as bad as in the picture btw… but some how my camera doesn’t like to make my fingers look nice with nudes or oranges. *sigh* Three coats.

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Let Me Bayou A Drink. A bit more pink irl. Liked this one even though I had to use three coats. A very light shimmery pink. Nothing really special though.

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Suzi Nails New Orleans. Holy bubbelgum pink! This is really bright and I love it! Actually don’t have any pinks like this in my collection. Lovely formula and it almost made it as a one coater but this is two coats.

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I’m Sooo Swamped!. Looooove this grass green! Absolutely stunning color and formula. You could, if you wanted to get away with one coat with this bad boy but I decided to add some depth and make it two. Needless to say, I don’t have anything like this in my collection.

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Show Us Your Tips!. Can you say fairy? Cuz that’s what I think of when I see this periwinkle blue packed with glitter. Good formula even though it is on the sheer side. I settled for two coats but you could easily do three thin to deepen the color even more.

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Got Myself Into a Jam-balaya. Almost a dupe for Sorry I’m Fizzy Today except this one is a little bit lighter. I was a bit disappointed on the formula though cuz Like Crawfishin’ For Compliments the first coat had me really believe it was a definite two coater but I ended up having to give it three light handed coats.

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I Manicure for Beads. Purple madness right here! I own a lot of purples but nothing like this. The formula could easily be a one coater but for the purpose of swatching I made it two. This is such a beautiful shade and I’m not just saying that because I love purple… Like a lot!

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She’s a Bad Muffaletta. Welcome to heaven for reds! I absolutely adore this shade! Like, it’s red but on the pink side with a blue undertone… and I LOVE it! One of my favorites and once again a one coater but to deepen the color I added a second coat.

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Spare Me a French Quarter. Speechless. I just died and went to another heaven: The berry toned heaven. Also one of my favorites! It’s like a darker version of The Berry Thought Of You and the formula is amaze balls! This is two coats even though this also is a one coater.

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Rich Girls & Po-Boys. Like I was saying, I was saving the best for last! I am not the type of girl who grabs for the blue polishes first hand and if you look into my polish stash you would see that. But OMG how I love this color! This color is everything, from formula to application. I used two coats but it is definitely a one coater! Love it! Oh, and do I have to mention this is my favorite out of the entire collection?

So, there you have it! Hopefully this was helpful to anyone thinking of grabbing polishes from this collection, cuz in my opinion you don’t need the entire one. All in all I really like this collection, aside from a few polishes, and I can’t wait to play around with it some more. Nails art pics will be upp on my Instagram so be sure to check that out!

XO Linn

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