July 30, 2009 4 Comments
Bold, dark, mysterious, beautiful. Can't think of too much to say about OPI's new Spain Collection (the Coleccion de Espana), other than its everything we expected it to be. I personally have to admit that OPI's fall collections are always my favorite, because they bring out so many of the deep, vampy, classic colors that OPI is famous for. Indian summer or no, the BOAS staff is considering shifting our wardrobes to deeper fall colors just to accommodate some of these beautiful nail polish colors! Our suspicions were correct: Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees and Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow are truly unique and beautiful shades. Our pre-orders already tell us that these are going to be the hot sellers. They are definitely slightly darker than they show up in the promotional pictures and the product images on our website, but the shade shown is pretty true to form. Just slightly deeper and darker. A surprising LOVE from the collection: Barefoot in Barcelona. This creamy neutral shade is extremely close to CND's Cocoa, which is an awesome seller and super popular right now. Lucky Magazine said that "bisque nail polish" that uses "the perfect blend of the most recent color trends: pink, gray & beige" is hot for the season, and that's just what this is. A tad beige-ier than the France collection's "Tickle My France-y," and the perfect everyday neutral. The promo pics didn't do Can You Tapas This? any justice; this raisin-y deep reddish brownish color is GORGEOUS. We were expecting something browner and cooler, but this shade features a deep, warm red that we didn't see coming. Several of the shades, including Ate Berries In The Canaries, Pink Flamenco and Pamplona Purple are shades we would categorize as "surprisingly bright and colorful for fall." Don't misunderstand- we love them and they are beautiful!- but bright, to be sure. Interesting choice, OPI. All in all, the colors are lovely and definitely shades that we're expecting OPI to keep in their classic line for awhile. We're accepting pre-orders for them now, and will be shipping them next Wednesday, on the official release day. Buy OPI Coleccion de Espana here!