Above & Below: Chile o Caliente? shown outdoors under cloudy skies, no flash.
Below: Indoors, with a flash.
I'm working feverishly trying to make a dent in my "untried's shelf", and I am making some progress! With so few new collections coming out right now, I figured this would be the perfect time to make some space for The Wizard of Ooh Ahz and OPI's Alice in Wonderland, due out in November and December, respectively. I picked both of these OPI's up locally, earlier this year at the clearance table in the back corner of Regis Hair Salon for 80% off. Blushingham Palace is from OPI's British Collection, and is a dusty rose or pinkish-mauve toned shimmer. The shimmer is very fine and looks to be a trio of silver, gold and pink (similar to the base shade) in color. Drying time after 2 coats was quick, and the finish is a high gloss one that has the slightest hint of a duo chrome, showing both pink and gold. This is not a duo chrome, so don't expect that, but the shimmer does cause a bit of color shifting, especially outside. BP has the Pro-Wide brush and was released in the Fall/Winter 2003. Chile o Caliente? is from OPI's South American Collection, and is a coral red shimmer with underlying orange tones. This collection is from the Summer of 2002 and does not have the Pro-Wide brush. You know I was excited to find a black label OPI for 80% off! It applied very well in 2 coats and has such a high shine, that I had trouble photographing it without a reflection of my surroundings on my nails. This one also is filled with very fine shimmer, appearing to be pink, gold and silver, depending on the lighting and angle.