OPI Autumn / Fall 2011 – Touring America Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 7 - 2011

OK, enough with Spring/Summer… here’s my favourite season (in terms of colour – definitely NOT weather!).

OPI have previewed their Autumn/Fall collection, titled Touring America and it looks a little something like this:

It’s a large, 12-piece collection which can be split into the usual sophisticated yet dirgy, autumnal shades and rather awesomely, some fall-toned brights too!  From the bottle shots, the brights look like they may be metallics but I’m not 100% on this – I’ll have to wait to see some swatches before I can confirm!

Let’s have a breakdown:

Are We There Yet?: Melon
I Eat Mainely Lobster: Luminous Coral
My Address is “Hollywood”: Vivid Rose
Color to Diner For: Iconic Red
Honk if You Love OPI: Rich Raisin
Road House Blues: Deep Sapphire

Suzi Takes the Wheel: Grey
French Quarter for Your Thoughts: Sexy Grey
Uh-oh Roll Down the Window: Chic Olive
A-taupe the Space Needle: Creamy-Rich Taupe
Get in the Expresso Lane: Amped-Up Dark Brown
I Brake for Manicures: Eggplant-Plum

I’m pretty divided on this Touring America collection.

Autumn is the pinnacle of nail polish collections for me, it rarely gets better and if this represents the best of what I have to look forward to from one of the biggest players in the polish world.  I’m just not sure I’m as excited as I hoped I would be.

Coming from someone who loves their grungy, dirty shades… I would have liked to see OPI mix things up a bit.  Get adventurous with the dirge!  Some different textures maybe?  I don’t know… as I said, I haven’t seen these in person so there may well be something about them that lifts from the standard cremes.  I hope so but at the moment I’m left with an overwhelming feeling of deja-vu.

Thinking back to last year’s Swiss Collection (of which I own the majority!), I’m just not getting the same buzz from this year’s offerings although I am pleased to see OPI carry over some Summer shades whilst giving them an interesting Autumn edge!

These will be available from LenaWhite, priced at £10.50 each.

What are your first impressions of OPI’s Touring America Collection?


12 Responses to “OPI Autumn / Fall 2011 – Touring America Collection”

  1. lovely colours!

    and the “grey/ sexy grey” description just makes me laugh. they’re the same colour, one’s just sexier than the other. how do they come up with these things? :p

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  2. Kat M says:

    Oh my life, Autumn colours already *dies* Ha, but in all seriousness there are some amazing colours in there. I especially love the Honk if you Love OPI and Road House Blues ones. They’re lovely! Not a huge fan of the greys and browns personally. I love OPI, I just wish they were a little bit cheaper :)

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  3. zoe says:

    oh no I will probably want them all when I see the swatches. Not good for my purse. From the images, I like my address is hollywood and are we there yet but depending on how they look in person the dark shades could be interesting too!

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  4. Kathrine says:

    I love all the brights but the dingy shades, whilst nice, aren’t very adventurous. But seeing as I basically want to marry anything OPI come out with, I will probably be picking up most of these.

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  5. Emily says:

    I actually really like some of them! I want French Quarter for Your Thoughts desperately, although I’m not sure how much of that is related to the fact that I live in New Orleans and am counting down the days until I can get back there. Other than that, I want Honk if You love OPI, I Eat Mainely Lobster, and Road House Blues.

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  6. Shortiee31 says:

    My favourite is My Address is “Hollywood” :)

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  7. Roz says:

    Charlotte, I was at the launch today and currently have three different shades on one hand (I’m looking very circa 98 with the miss-match!) The greys are really lovely on and I think you will be impressed when you see them up close! XX

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  8. Gemx says:

    I can never tell if I like a polish from the bottle. I’ll say the greys don’t catch my fancy, but I’m sure once I’ve seen swatches I’ll be added them to my want list! :)

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  9. Vijaya says:

    Honk if you love OPI is on the wishlist, now.

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  10. Jo Tee says:

    I love all the colours in the second picture : D

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  11. Caitlin says:

    I am from the US and this is kind of a disappointment at how America is represented. It seems like the theme was road trips and country bumpkins. It would have been awesome if they included things that relate to all Americans. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Lol. But I AM excited about the 2 treys and the rosey Hollywood color :)

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  12. Anna says:

    I have two shadows from this collection. My adress is Holywood is wonderful rose with fine golden shimmer, really shick. The second one I have is A-taupe the Space Needle , it is very autumn farbe and because the weather outside not autumnal yet, I don´t try it-:)

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