John & Ginger to those of you who may not have heard of them before. John & Ginger are a family run business who sell a huge range of gorgeous beauty products online from their virtual orange and white shop! Last week they sent me an exciting little package with this Mini OPI Collection* inside and today i finally got round to swatching them.
So inside this iddy box there are four OPI mini polishes which contain 375ml of beautiful polish. There are three colours from OPI’s Texas Collection and a little bottle of their RapiDry Topcoat too - a perfect sample set. The colours inside are:
Do You Think I’m Tex-y?
I Vant To Be A-lone Star
Now, before this arrived i only owned one OPI polish - Funny Bunny - which is a beautiful soft white colour that i use all the time but i find that to get a solid colour i need to paint around 3-4 coats. I figured that maybe it was because i was using a light colour, but after swatching these i’m starting to think it could just be an OPI thing. Apart from ‘I Vant To Be A-Lone Star’ which only took two, both the other polishes needed four coats to get them to this stage - and even with four ‘Do You Think I’m Tex-y’ still isn’t completely opaque which is a bit of a shame. I’m thinking that this colour will be perfect however used as a ‘jelly’ over some glitter, so leave that one with me!
Coating issues aside, i love every one of these colours especially the silky finish from ‘I Vant To Be A-Lone Star’ - not quite a silver, not quite a pearl - just lovely. And the subtle glitter than shines through from ‘Austin-tatious Turquoise’ is gorgeous. The Rapi-Dry Topcoat is a godsend too, especially if you’re a bit clumsy with your semi-dry manicures like i am!
You can buy all the full size versions of these polishes (and the rest of the Texas collection) from John & Ginger HERE. Make sure you take a look at all the other wonderful products they sell while you’re there…they have so many Essie colours i think i’m in heaven!
Do you own any of the OPI Texas Collection - which is your favourite?