*these products were sent to me for review*
It’s been rather lovely weather recently which means spring is on the way! The clocks go back in the next couple of weeks too (I think?) so no more getting up for work in the dark! Hooray to that.
To celebrate the springiness of spring, I have swatches of four of the OPI New Orleans collection.
The good folks at Just My Look got in contact and sent me the Jambaylette mini set for review. Just My Look is an online store selling all things beauty related from hair, skincare, make up, tanning and of course nails 🙂 So let’s take a look shall we?
There are 4 quite different colours in the set, a coral/peach, a metallic, a green and a sparkly blue.
All of the below swatches were taken without topcoat.
First up is ‘Got Myself Into A JamBalaya’
I do love a good coral! OPI describe it as a peach but it looks more coral to me. This one needed 3 coats though which was a bit of a bummer but the colour is definitely worth the extra coat. Application was ok, a little patchy on the first couple of coats but the 3rd evened it out.
Next we have ‘Take a Right on Bourbon’
This one only needed 2 coats for opacity. It’s not quite gold, not quite silver, it’s like silver and gold had a baby and this was the result, Gilver . Or as normal people call it, pewter… The formula on this was a little runny so watch your cuticles as these metallic are a PITA when it comes to clean up. It did show up the brush strokes a bit but I would imagine that the normal size brush would let you cover nails in three strokes instead of 5.
Now for something completely different.
‘I’m Soooo Swamped’
I am finding a new love for greens and this I like. Swamped is a ‘true’ green crème with no overly grey or blue overtones. This had the best formula of the bunch and only 2 coats for opacity with no dragging or streaking.
Last but by no means least we have ‘Show Us Your Tips’
Oooh now this is gorgeous! It’s so shimmery!
This stunning periwinkle blue was opaque in 3 coats and the formula was good too, if not a little thin. It’s got colour shifting micro particles which just give it such depth! Not sure if this is a ‘spring’ colour as it smacks a little of ice and snow but it’s still gorgeous.
So what do you think? Any of these float your boat ? Top picks for me have to be I’m Sooo Swamped and Show Us Your Tips .
You can pick up this actual set from Just My Look for £12.95 which contains all of the above in the mini 3.75ml bottles. They also stock their full size brothers and sisters from the entire collection and they retail at £8.95 each. You can also pick up other OPIs for as little as £4.99 which is a bit of a bargain especially when other places wanna fleece you for nearly £12 a bottle. And it’s free UK delivery on all orders.
That’s all for today but I hope the rest of the week is good for you and I shall see you all soon.
Eeeek NP x