Tuesday, 4 October 2011

OPI I Brake For Manicures


Here today to show you guys is a mani I had on for the first time last week.

It's I Brake For Manicures, from OPI's Touring America Autumn 2011 Collection.

 This was the second colour I wanted after Roadhouse Blues, which is my favourite of the collection. Aside from that one and this polish, the only other TA shade I have is Uh Oh... Roll Down The Window.
I thought a lot of other shades in the Touring collection were much more summery looking, and at this time of year, I'm done with the crazy neons and want something a bit darker, more muted.

So- with that in mind, OPI I Brake For Manicures fits the bill pretty well!

Here are a couple of pics- I made the first pic a teensy bit brighter so that you guys can see the colour more accurately:
 OPI I Brake For Manicures (a bit brighter)
OPI I Brake For Manicures (regular)

What do you think?

I like this shade, I think it looks quite sophisticated, and I like the fact that it's fairly neutral.
I will say, this is (I found at least!) one of those shades that you can really appreciate the actual colour of when you put it next to black. The dried eventual colour on the nail is definitely darker than the colour the lacquer looks in the actual bottle.
The colour is a lovely smoked/greyed aubergine- eggplant for my American fans! :) sort of shade, very Autumn appropriate.

Another point about this varnish- for some strange reason, I found my bottle to be very runny, and it was the first time I had used this shade, aside from opening it to put a swatch of a nail wheel... That seemed a bit odd, but it could just be my bottle.

I'm not obsessed with this colour but I certainly like it and I'm sure I'll be wearing it again this coming Winter...

What do you think?

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