Sunday, February 24, 2008

Buzz on the OPI India Collection

While I thought it was ignorant on the part of OPI to use an ad showing a model holding a huge turkey sandwich for its India Collection, I have to agree that the shades are very pretty:

OPI India Collection

It's also worthwhile to note the buzz that this collection has been getting:

Beauty Anonymous (found through my BlogRush widget) writes:

Lunch at the Delhi looks quite rosy-pink red in the bottle. It delivers a glossy red finish on the nails with pink and coral undertones. Surprisingly, I found the color reflects a warm tone of red shade under natural lights or indoor lights. Unlike the sexy, dominant power of deep reds, bold reds or true reds, Lunch at the Delhi is a soft, sweet tone of red with a girly woman characteristic. I have tried many kinds of red nail colors before from different brands. Lunch at the Delhi is one of the few that suits my complexion nicely, and is appealing to me.

Edwina Ing-Chambers, beauty columnist for FT (which, like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, has discovered the value of lifestyle reporting) writes:

Besides, it turns out that this stuff [blue nail polish] is flying off the shelves. When O.P.I. launched its “Russian Navy” shade of varnish in November, one Manhattan boutique sold 1,800 pots of it in 24 hours and since it launched in the UK it has sold out three times. Plus its new “Yoga-ta Get this Blue” shade – more indigo-ish for spring – is already trotting out of the door.

Ing-Chambers then waxes rhapsodic about Chanel's Blue Satin, the "it" shade of nail polish for the season. Another blue she likes is Essie's Aruba Blue (which is unfortunately named, in view of Aruba's mismanagement of the Natalee Halloway disappearance case):

She describes this as "lighter, brighter, kind of Renaissance tone; Botticelli would probably have loved it."

1 comment:

JenniferDawn said...

Aruba spent 20 percent of its police budget on the Natalee Holloway case. Government workers received a half day off and F-16s were sent from Holland to help find Natalee. I can only hope that such mismanagement would exist if I went missing.

About the polish, this is my favorite blue. I especially like it over a coat of black.