Now I've never been there, but New Orleans is a hot, humid environment rich in history and debauchery. OPI celebrates each of those pieces of New Orleans, but what I liked most about this collection was the nod to its foodie culture. Southern food is the stuff of my dreams - deep fried, rich in flavor, and readily available at all hours of the day and night. For that reason, and because the colors of New Orleans screamed inspiration to me, I created what I call "The Juiciest Watermelon".
|The Juiciest Watermelon|
I used two colors from New Orleans here (including I'm Sooo Swamped! which I'm holding, and She's a Bad Muffuletta!), plus an OPI Hawaii shade That's Hula-rious from last year and Black Onyx.
Ready to see the colors on their own? (Don't forget to click the jump link farther down to see all 12 shades.)
|OPI - Crawfishin' for a Compliment|
Crawfishin' for a Compliment (2 coats) is my new favorite orange sherbet creme, and the first of several food or drink-named colors from New Orleans.
|OPI - Humidi-Tea|
Humidi-Tea (2 coats) is a blush shimmer, and it reminds me a lot of one of OPI's Designer Series, Reserve. It's more blush than pink, but the shimmer effect is similar. I surprisingly love this, even though it's a very muted neutral tone in a bright collection.
|OPI - I Manicure for Beads|
|OPI - I'm Sooo Swamped!|
|OPI - Got Myself into a Jam-balaya|
|OPI - Let Me Bayou a Drink|
|OPI - Rich Girls & Po-Boys|
|OPI - She's a Bad Muffuletta!|
|OPI - Show Us Your Tips!|
|OPI - Spare Me a French Quarter?|
|OPI - Suzi Nails New Orleans|
|OPI - Take a Right on Bourbon|
New Orleans is available now where OPI is, and it's a good one!
Now...let's hear your tales of debauchery at Mardi Gras.
The products in this post were given for review purposes. The reviews are based entirely on my experience with the products and were in no way influenced by anyone.