Dienstag, 20. Juli 2010

Some more hot summer nights - Sephora by OPI Havana Nights Collection

Hi there my dear fiends!

Today I am back with a HUGE PIC HEAVY post concerning Sephora by OPI's current collection called Havana Nights. I did not get all polishes, since I wasn't too intrigued by the colors, so instead I got the Mini Collection Sephora offers and one full size bottle. The quality of these is awesome, I would even go as far and say I do like the Sephora by OPI polishes better than the classic OPI ones. But that's just my humble opinion =)
Some of the polishes were on the sheer side, but nothing an extra coat wouldn't cure. What really surprised me was that the colors I was looking forward to tunred out to be "nice" but the ones I didn't really want to get but were included in the set just turned out awesome, funny huh? Did you guys ever have that experience with a collection?

Anyway, lets move on to the good stuff. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride through Havana *winkwink*

P.S. Oh before I forget:
I am moving pretty darn close towards the 100 follower mark. So thank you guys for your support for the past months *thumbsup*
I guess I should think about having some nice giveaway to celebrate, what do you guys think?


Sephora by OPI Havana Nights Mini Kit
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Havana Nights Collection - Caribbean Cocktail
Love that one, isn't that one heavenly, silvery kinda blue? Can#t have enough blue shimmers, let me tell you. this one was three coats, since it is a bit on the sheer side, but application is sooooooo smooth, it really isn't a big deal to add on more layers. Now looking at the pics again, this one really reminds me of China Glaze's Blue Island Iced Tea, I think I need to do a comparison swatch some time soon...

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Havana Nights Collection - Caliente Coral
Beautiful creme polish that applies very smooth. But hey, what's up with that name? Can't find anything coral about this, even if my life depended on it. This is one hot, bright, vivid orange creme in my book, so I better go check if there is something wrong with my glasses...

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Havana Nights Collection - Rumba Romance
now this one was one stunning surprise out of the collection. At first I was like, ugh another brassy brown wanna-be-tan shade, but after applying this gem I was completely wowed! This is a clear base 8yup, clear) packed with about a gazillion gold,brass and caramel colored microglitters. Three coats give you one perfect metallic coverage. This looks so awesome I can't stop swooning about it. But alas, why oh why is my skin not compatible with this??? Bummer for poor me =(

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Havana Nights Collection - Read My palm
Woohoo, another surprise! This is a loooovely light jade green creme. Nothing too minty ( I was thinking, boy, an Essie Mint Candy Apple Clone) but just clear crisp light green. Gorgeous, a winner in my book!

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Havana Nights Collection - Teal We Meet Again
Hmmmm this one was not what I hoped for it to be. I mean, where is the teal, the slight duochrome shimmer I saw in the promo pics? Nevertheless, it is pretty, more of a fall than summer color I think. A dark blue shimmer with some teal in it, but the blue is definitly dominant. Like it, but I am to bummed out to love it. Personal opinion though ;-)


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phew, now I am pretty exhausted *huffpuff*
Hope you guys enjoed this post =)

6 Kommentare:

Steffie hat gesagt…

Very pretty. I saw this set on Amazon.

Aurora's Nails hat gesagt…

Rumba Romance and Read My Palm are lovely! I like Teal We Meet Again, too. And I think RR looks nice with your skintone :)

AggiePigeon hat gesagt…

Rumba Romance is just awesome! and look at Read my Palm! Just gorgeous!

shortnails hat gesagt…

my favorite is rumba romance...but copper/ bronze metallic also does not look good on me =(

are these the same price as opis?

Charis hat gesagt…

@Steffie yup, you're right this set is available at Sephora and amazon too!

@Aurora Thanks honey, you're being too sweet!

@shortnails
Sephora by OPI polishes retail for 9$ at Sephora, but you can find several etailers at ebay where you can snag them a bit cheaper ;-)

Pretty hat gesagt…

i like the havana teal! even though it's not 'really really teal i think this is gorgeous. must find something like this