Saturday, 18 February 2012

OPI - I Vant To Be A-Lone Star

This OPI name is not my favourite at all, maybe I don't get it... maybe it's funnier in a Texas accent. Who knows? Since I used it as my base colour for yesterday's Bee, I thought it would be a good idea to review this nail varnish in full.

Texas was OPI's Spring/Summer 2011 collection. I saw the Lil Shooters mini set at a ridiculously cheap price from Sally's and snapped it up straight away. I like buying minis because you get a taster of some shades you'd never normally buy and you can find some gems as well.

This is a very light blue with a hint of silver shimmer. It's cool, delicate and feminine. I am used to seeing my hands in darker colours but this one looks quite nice on and I believe it even flatters my skin tone.

The formula goes on smoothly but I needed three coats for opacity. I was very careful with the application to avoid major brush strokes - I hope I've succeeded!

Drying time is average. I can't comment on staying power because the only other time when I've tried it was under Black Shatter and removed it after a couple of days.

If you're into pastels, why not give this polish a go?

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Brand: OPI
Collection: Texas
Name: I Vant To Be A-Lone Star
Type: Shimmer
Pantone equivalent: 291
Make Up Alley rating: 4.1/5
Potential dupes: China Glaze Sea Spray is a tad darker and Essie Sag Harbor is the darkest of the three
Buy it from Nail Beauty 4 U (US) $5.75

I used:
1 x OPI Natural Base Coat
3 x OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star
1 x Save The Nail 45 Second Top Coat

Canon EOS 450D - 50 mm - f/1.8 - ISO 400 - indoors - no flash - artificial light


  1. Esa Colección de Opi no me gustó casi nada (probablemente la onda texana tan artificial, con esos brillos, mucho maquillaje y peinados abultados no me identifica en nada y la colección les salió muy bien, ja)pero este pastel tiene su encanto. Es raro verte con colores claros pero este me gusta.
    Ah! yo ADORO los esmaltes mini, cuando veo los compro (las botellitas de Mavala y Orly mini me pueden)

    1. Yo tengo algunos y Austin-Tatios Turquoise es hermoso, aunque necesita 4 capas... uff! Aguanten los minis :-)

  2. Pienso igual que Julie, no me parecio muy buena la coleccion de Texas! Y tengo que darle una segunda oportunidad a la Holland pero tambien todo me parecio bastante 'neh'

    1. A mi me gustaron los Holland pero hay un par que son parecidos entre sí... y yo quiero cremosos!