"People watching in the piazza. Sipping champagne in a gondola. Enjoying gelato in an outdoor cafe. These images and more can only be inspired by one of the most romantic cities in the world- Venice, Italy. Not only celebrated for its over-the-top romance, Venice is also the mecca for pleasure-seekers looking to immerse themselves in the opulent splendor of the Baroque period architecture and lavish artwork that surrounds them.
Inspired by this extraordinary city, OPI presents a modern interpretation of Baroque style in the 15 new shades o the Venice Collection. Romantic reds, decadent blues, striking corals, dreamy pastels, elegant nudes, dramatic darks, and luxurious metallics proclaim that "less is more" is out and sumptuous indulgence is in.
OPI invited you to renew your passion with color and bring the romance and opulence of Venice into your heart and onto your fingertips with the Venice Collection by OPI," from the official press release.
The Fall Winter 2015 Venice Collection from OPI consists of the following shades:
Be There in a Prosecco: a creamy white beige. [I'm living in the moment, and in this opaque creme.]
Tiramisu for Two: a creamy dusty rose pink. [I totally "dessert" this sweet coffee cream.]
A Great Opera-tunity: a creamy salmon shade. It is significantly darker than Tiramisu for Two. ["Aria" ready to wear this gorgeous melon?]
Gimme a Lido Kiss: a micro fine shimmering bright bold red. [Pucker up for this saucy, red shimmer.]
Amore at the Grand Canal: a luscious deep dark red rose creme. [Let the romance flow in this ravishing red.]
It's a Piazza Cake: a pumpkin spiced orange creme. [Choosing this persimmon creme is as easy as pie.]
Gelato on my Mind: a bright pastel sky blue creme. [Deliciously sweet and icy-cool, pastel blue.]
Purple Palazzo Pants: a lavender creme. [I've searched far and wide for this lovely lilac.]
O Suzi Mio: a deep eggplant purple creme. [This delicious shade of eggplant is all mine!]
Worth a Pretty Penne: a shimmering light copper tone. Could almost pass for rose gold. Wasn't streaky in the slightest, as most shades similar can be. I was very pleased with this one. 🙂 [Flaunt your fashion "cents" in this shimmery copper.]
My Gondola or Yours?: a jet black creme. [Let's cruise the canals in this luscious black.]
I Cannoli Wear OPI: an off white creme, but really its a super pale dove gray. [My heart belongs to this pale, creamy gray.]
And then the three limited edition shades:
Venice the Party?: a shimmering aqua blue with teal undertones. [This aquamarine would be the life of any party.]
Baroque... But Still Shopping: a pewter fine chunks of matching glitter particles. The color is a perfect blend of both silver and gold. [It shimmers, it glitters, and it's gold... it's mine!]
St. Mark's the Spot: a shimmering cobalt blue. [Your search for the perfect royal blue pearl is over.]
(all swatches shown here are two coats, cured for 30 seconds each in an LED light, and are taken outdoors in natural lighting).
I must admit how overjoyed and overwhelmed I was upon receiving this elaborate package from OPI. I review a lot of product, and come across most new collections from huge nail companies, but nevertheless, leave it to OPI to blow even me out of the water.
I think the presentation of the entire collection was so beyond creative, fun, and imaginative. Who ever came up with the idea to include a face mask, recipe cards, and even inspired delectable truffles is so so smart.
As far as the collection and formula are concerned- Love. I think the colors offer a wide variety to satisfy all clients. I like that there is a little bit of everything, some glitters, some pearly metallics, and amazing cremes. As for the formulas, I found them all great, painting on smoothly and easily, giving me complete coverage in two coats. I didn't experience any issues.
My personal favorite shades include: Gelato on my Mind, I Canolli Wear OPI, Worth a Pretty Penne, & St. Mark's the Spot.
Another thing I have to mention is how beyond clever the names are. I know OPI has always been famous for it's creative names, but this collection hands down hits the ball out of the park. I died of laughter upon reading some of them, and still do. Some of my personal favorites include: Baroque... but still Shopping, A Great Opera- tunity, & I Cannoli wear OPI.
The Fall Winter 2015 Venice Collection from OPI is out and available now.
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