Nothing gets us more excited than
OPI cranks out the collections at a rather frenetic pace, but we had to stop and really look at the Touring America series, which will be available August 2011.
Most of their base collections are inspired by a specific geographic area, and this one is an homage to an American road trip. The colors are rich and autumnal, and gloriously glitter-free; they’re all fabulous. The names are the usual punny tongue-twisters like “A-taupe the Space Needle” and a particular favorite “Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window” (Olive green. Gross--and also awesome.)
RGB boasts a perfect trio of beach shades quite humbly named Beach, Coral, and Stone. Beach has a sheer nude--which is THE nail trend color of the season. Coral is a bright orangey red, not old-ladyish at all, which is what tends to come to mind when you think of coral. Stone is a nice, creamy true grey.
CND has caused a sensation in the last year with Shellac: its polish that doesn’t chip for two weeks. The complaint against the line has always been the limited color range. Well, the company just released a dozen more shades to augment the existing range of classic colors. While you won’t yet find green or yellow, there is a gorgeous violet, eggplant, and black, along with some more in the pink and fuchsia family.