Friday, August 15, 2008

Parlez-Vous Opi?

I am a big fan of OPI polish - it's usually the only nail lacquer that actually stays on in between manicures, the colors are beautiful, and the names make me chuckle so I'm hooked.

They just launched their La Collection de France for Fall 2008 and I am totally smitten. Though the colors aren't all wacky and wild in that Mac sort of way they are no less covetable.

What you do have are your standard earthy rich jewel tones but what makes these unique in my eyes is their "smoky" quality. There seems to be a grey/taupe cast on many of the shades which gives the collection an understated elegance, which I suppose is very French.

To see the full range of colors click here.

I got a mani the other night with Parlez-Vous Opi and then went on a Googling expedition to see if I could find some similarly obsessed beauty addicts. I didn't have to look too far:

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Blogger Scrangie and I

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Me n' All Lacquered Up

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And a couple of days later A Hell of A Girl is still raving.

I find it interesting that the color looks much "muddier" or "taupey" on the others...I'm sure the computer monitor and digital camera stuff doesn't help but still -- it does look different. I even went so far as to take another shot in different light:

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Maybe it's my skin tone? In any event, I'm loving it and can't wait to try the rest of the collection. Next up? You Don't Know Jacques!

19 comments:

WendyB said...

Wow, love the color!

Skye said...

That is a really gorgeous colour!

Savvy Mode SG said...

love the color. i have almost the same color from chanel, but with a bit of shimmer. i adore it, just perfect for summer.

Annie said...

Hmm, I see what you mean, but it's still a great color!

Lil' Puch said...

I haven´t try OPI yet, but believe me, I WILL!!

yiqin; said...

The color of purple is fab!! Sucha beutiful shade!

elle said...

i love this collection - so much cuter than their indian summer one.

LaCouturier said...

gotta love opi =)

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Siljesfashion said...

Love their new collection! Such fabolous colors for fall. Rich and beautiful. You look great!

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Unique colors! Also a fan of OPI :-)

xx

Songy said...

it's great so you get the same campaign in the US as in Australia.

i did see the ad and was going to try that exact colour. Thank you for taking the effort to show us the actual colour on your nails. It's mega helpful.. :)

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fashion herald said...

great color, and I'm with you, I love opi!

She's Dressing Up said...

The colour is gorgeous!
Did they chip easily or did it last perfectly?

Always In Style said...

she's dressing...it's been about 4 days and still no chips!

Danz said...

That lavender shade is so beautiful and it looks really pretty against your skin! Great choice :)

Jessica said...

Beautiful Color !
and those are some nice diamond my friend ! whoouh !

Tiffany said...

the color is fantastic on you! I usually just stick with the dark purples but do love this lilac-y color.

sophia said...

I am so rocking this color now!!!
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