Sunday, April 4, 2010

Some OPI Shades I'm Not Too Fond Of!

Last month I mentioned that I was gifted a dozen OPI black label shades from my hair salon, and I'm working through swatching the rest of them. These are my 3 least favorite from the group. Not that I hate them, I just don't think they look right with my skin tone.

Above: Chocolate Shake-Speare is from the Fall 2003 British Collection and it does indeed remind me of a chocolate shake. It's a little lighter in color than that, and is more of a malted chocolate shade.
Below: Down to My Last Penny is just too bright and orange for me. It's a copper shimmer, but leans too much toward the orange side. This one is from the 2003 Las Vegas Collection.
Below: Burning Love, from the 2005 All Shook Up Collection, is a sheer orange shade that covered surprisingly well in 2 coats.
These colors are just not my favorites, but it's always fun to add polishes to collections from OPI for me. I'm sure I never would have bought these shades, but I do have some others from each of these collections, so it's nice to fill in some gaps and get closer to having a complete set. Chocolate Shake-Speare is my favorite of these 3 and something I would probably wear--the shade just seems a little off to me against my skin tone. Burning Love is one that I think would look nicer if I had a bit of a tan, but I personally think Down to My Last Penny is just too bright and not a pretty shade to begin with. I love copper shades, but not this one!

13 comments:

  1. From what I see here I actually like the orange ones. And it occurs to me that partially covering Down to My Last Penny with Burning Love might look quite hot.

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  2. I personally think they look great with your skintone, the 2 oranges are AWESOME!

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  3. love the oranges isn't burning love a cousin of last year's clubbin til sunrise?

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  4. I'm not really into orange either but I do think they look good on you! Chocolate Shake-Speare is really pretty I think, very classy color :-)

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  5. I love copper shades also. I don't know if those would look good on me either but I like them. You never know for sure what exactly looks good till you try it. Have a blessed Happy Easter.

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  6. I like the last one, I think it's pretty, but I can see why the middle one might be way too much orange!

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  7. I actually like all of these colors. The brown is a neat nude/kind of mauve shade and I almost always like oranges.

    When I have a polish that looks too bright or dark for my hands, I try it on my toes. That dark orange would be really great paired up with pretty sandals for the Summer.

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  8. I really like "Burnin love"..this would be good for stamping!

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  9. Hate the Chocolate one but I LOVE the oranges. Both of them are beautiful!

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  10. I like these! I just picked up a black label OPI from Boston Store. Been googling throughout the day and I cannot find anything about it. It's called Red All About it! Any hints?

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  11. Down on my Last Penny looks SO MUCH LIKE Music Hall Curtain Call (here is my pic of it: http://caracita.blogspot.com/2009/12/opi-music-hall-curtain-call-polka-dots.html). Did OPI dupe itself? lol. I'm not a big-big fan of coppery oranges. Orange is bad enough, IMO - why add copper to it and make it worse? Is Las Vegas Strip Poker from that same collection? because I LOVE that shade :)

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  12. Good grief...holiday collection news already? Didn't we just finish those like...a month ago?

    I think I've got collection fatigue!

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