OPI New York City Ballet Collection

OPI New York City Ballet Collection

Welcome to Dullsville!  Whilst I realise that the OPI New York City Ballet collection wasn’t about summer brights or pretty neons and was more aimed at hinting at gentle colour hues, this collection, for me, is a total let down.

I was excited about trying these out as as much as I love a bright, I do often favour delicate colours, especially for nail art bases, but there really is very little I like about this collection.  Hinting at colours is one thing, but there’s barely a whisper of colour in these and when you do eventually work your way up to something close to an opaque colour payoff (4 coats later!), the finish is streaky, murky and just dull.  I still have the shades on now (removing tonight, most definitely) and My Pointe Exactly (the grey shade) is on my pointing finger (unintentional pun-like irony) which looks a little bit like it’s suffering from circulatory issues.  Not good!

Anyway, here are the shades from left to right:

Pirouette My Whistle (silver sparkle)
Care to Danse? (lilac)
Don’t Touch My Tutu! (wispy white)
My Pointe Exactly (grey)
One coat.
Two coats.
Three coats. 
Four coats; bleurgh. 

So I’m really not a fan, just in case you haven’t picked that up.  I had high hopes for the Care To Danse? but I can barely tell the difference between it and Don’t Touch My Tutu.

Quick apology for the state of my hands and cuticles, I’m just about to finish my MA in Popular Music which means I’m spending all my time bashing away at my guitar whilst recording songs for my final project, so my hands are truly suffering.



    • April 29, 2012 / 9:35 PM

      I agree as they definitely work with the vibe of the collection, but when I think of the ballet I think of pretty shades of pastels rather than murky, bland colours xx

  1. Anonymous
    April 29, 2012 / 8:08 PM

    A big thank you for this post.Dull and streaky after 4 coats!!

    • April 29, 2012 / 9:35 PM

      No problem at all 🙂 was quite a let down! xx

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