I'm annoyed that they threw in a top coat instead of a fourth colour but what can you do right? Left to right we have Austin-tatious turquoise, I vant to be a-lone star, Do you think I'm tex-y? and a rapiDry top coat. I have some swatches of the three colours. I was mostly interested in this collection because of the 'sorbet' style of polishes and do you think I'm tex-y is one of them. So let's start!
The sorbet look is supposed to be sheer jelly-like with super shine. Coat as you will but I found 3-4 coats to be best for me personally. Flash shot of do you think I'm tex-y above.
Daylight shot above. Very cherry, very pink and all round pretty and I'm glad they included one of them in this pack but I would have preferred a mini pack of the jelly colours. That would have been awesome.
Austin-tatious turqouise is your typical peacock blue green beauty with lovely shimmer. I would buy this if I didn't have so many other in the same colour spectrum. Not a dupe for anything that I currently have but still this colour is the pretty one from the collection. I believe the shot above might have been four coats. The natural light shot below is a little sheerer:
This is about 3 coats. I do want to mention something about the formula. You pay a lot for OPI but at least you're getting quality. While I love the colour range of other brands, OPI still lead in the formula department in my opinion. Orly comes close but OPI is my favourite.
Next we have I vant to be a-lone star. A pale blue grey shimmer. There are two light grey colours in this collection and I actually picked up a full size of the other (called it's totally fort worth it) because it has this subtle purple shimmer to it. And you know my love for purple :-D
Natural light shot above. I personally wouldn't buy a full size of this but that's why the mini sets are great. You get to try before you buy in a way :-P
Well that's it for the Texas collection for now. I am yet to swatch the other jelly/sorbet colour I purchased and it's totally fort worth it but those will be coming up in the next few days. And since it was late night shopping last night, I also picked up some lush goodies:
Mrs Whippy and the frog prince bath ballistics. If the frog is like that other ballistic that makes my bath a sickly yellow again I'm going to :-| into next February. Mrs Whippy smells sweet, typical lush style but the frog prince is a bit more citrus and "fresh". This shall be interesting next weekend...
Lastly I picked up some cheap nail art brushes and plastic gems. I'm eager to do some more nail art and I found I need more than one brush on hand during the whole process. Well I'm off to have lunch, get my hair cut and look at houses! Until next time...