|This spring and summer, color meets fashion as OPIâ€™s brightest new shades for nails â€œpair upâ€ with Paige Premium Denim. Bright Pair by OPI includes six trend-setting new Brights by OPI Lacquers, which perfectly match the bright new hues of Paigeâ€™s Roxbury Ankle Skinny and Canyon Shorts.When I first previewed the Bright Pair collection I was unsure of how this latest addition to the Brights by OPI summer collections would stack up against seasons past. Especially considering how much I loved the Mod Brights from last year.
This year OPI added a twist by teaming up with Paige Premium Demin to create a line of six shades to match the bright hues of Paige creator Paige Adams-Geller‘s summer palette. Read on to check out the polishes and pics from the launch party hosted by the Ron Herman boutique in West Hollywood.
Suzi was joined by Paige Adams-Geller, actress Jessica Lowndes, 90210‘s Adriana, and socialite Nicky Hilton at the Ron Herman boutique where nail techs gave complimentary manicures to shoppers.
|Created to compliment the denim, shoppers that bought a pair of jeans that day went home with a bottle of the matching lacquer. They’re not really something I would wear but I love the blue and purple.|
I have to say that formula-wise, OPI has impressed me again. They just keep making it better and better. All of these shades applied smooth and even, the consistency thin but well pigmented. Two coats and you can stick a fork in it!
No Room for the Blues is a mid-tone sky blue that is just a tad darker than Just Groovy (summer 2007) and Misa Right Here Now, No More Later. They’re close enough to not need all three but if I had to choose, I’d go with No Room For The Blues based on its formula and pigmentation.
On the Same Paige is a brick red-orange, emphasis on the orange, creme. It’s fiery and vibrant but has just a touch of that slightly muted brick feel. Reminds me of brand new paver stones before the sun and weather wash them out.
Over the Taupe is described as a mushroom and I see that but it reminds me of watered down hot chocolate. When I saw the promo pic a few months back, all I could think was, it’s a summer version of You Don’t Know Jacques!. But here’s the thing, YDKJ! was new and fresh when it came out and Over The Taupe feels tired.
Shorts Story isn’t your typical hot pink. It has a touch or raspberry to my eye. It’s bright but I think the creaminess keeps it from being too overpowering.
A Grape Fit! – Can I just complain for a second? OK seriously, where have these amazing mid-tone purples been all my life? I’ve been suffering for years trying to make lavender somehow work when dark plums weren’t cutting it and now I’m being hit with an onslaught of amazing grapes. Between this, Lippmann Call Me Irresponsible, FP Lavender Highlight and RBL Purple Haze I am SET!
In My Back Pocket feeds my love of orange for summer but because it’s SUCH a dead ringer for Osaka-To-Me Orange it’s not a necessity in my collection. However, if you missed out on Osaka its first time round, don’t make that mistake again.
The OPI BrightPair collection is available now. Bottles retail for $8.50. OPI is carried at professional salons including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Dillardâ€™s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and Ulta.
images: Wire Image and All Lacquered Up