OPI New Orleans SS16 Collection Review & Swatches - Really Ree
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OPI New Orleans SS16 Collection Review & Swatches

25 Jan 2016 (Updated: 14 Mar 2016)

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Nothing makes me more excited on the nail front than receiving a full OPI collection and I have to say this one is a complete winner! There are 12 new shades in the OPI New Orleans SS16 Collection and I would wear 11 of them without question or hesitation. It is a beautiful line up! I have swatches of every colour here for you.

OPI New Orleans Collection Swatches

So OPI has taken the amazing city of New Orleans in Louisiana as it’s inspiration for this collection and it’s a perfect source because it’s such a rich and vibrant place absolutely teeming with life, contrasts, colours and vibrant textures. I visited back in 2013 and it was amazing.

OPI New Orleans SS16 Collection Shades

  • Let Me Bayou a Drink – refreshing blush pink
  • Humidi-Tea – nude shimmer
  • Suzi Nails New Orleans – light, bright pink
  • I Manicure for Beads – luscious purple creme
  • Spare Me a French Quarter – mellowed raspberry creme
  • She’s a Bad Muffuletta! – hot red creme
  • Got Myself into a Jam-balaya – mix of spice and creamy peach
  • Crawfishin’ for a Compliment – light creamy orange
  • Take a Right on Bourbon – warm metallic pewter
  • I’m Sooo Swamped! – verdant, creamy green
  • Rich Girls & Po-Boys – china blue creme
  • Show Us Your Tips! – periwinkle shimmer

OPI New Orleans Swatches

All of these swatches are shown without top coat so you can expect an even shiner finish.

Let Me Bayou a Drink:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Let Me Bayou a Drink


OPI New Orleans Swatch – Humidi-Tea

Suzi Nails New Orleans:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Suzi Nails New Orleans

I Manicure for Beads:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – I Manicure for Beads

Spare Me a French Quarter:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Spare Me a French Quarter

She’s a Bad Muffuletta!:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – She’s a Bad Muffuletta

Got Myself into a Jam-balaya:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Got Myself into a Jam-balaya

Crawfishin’ for a Compliment:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Crawfishin’ for a Compliment

Take a Right on Bourbon:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Take a Right on Bourbon

I’m Sooo Swamped!:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – I’m Sooo Swamped!

Rich Girls & Po-Boys:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Rich Girls & Po-Boys

Show Us Your Tips!:

OPI New Orleans Swatch – Show Us Your Tips!

It is such an incredible line up! There are so many I am obsessed with! First up, Spare me a French Quarter is my absolute favourite. It is too beautiful and I could live with it on my nails forever. I also adore the red – She’s a Bad Muffuletta – it’s an absolute dream. I love Rich Girls & Po-Boys for a fresh summery blue and Humidi-Tea is such a chic but different nude that it has to rank with my faves.

I actually love all of them – apart from one, which is I’m Sooo Swamped! It is a stunning green, but I feel I can only really wear mints or turquoise. This one just doesn’t work for my skin tone.

Massive approval from over here on this collection. It’s brilliant. All the shades in the OPI New Orleans Collection for Spring Summer 2016 are available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas. The standard nail lacquer is £12.50 and there will also be a mini-pack called the Jambalayettes which includes Got Myself into a Jam-balaya, Take a Right on Bourbon, I’m So Swamped! and Show Us Your Tips! You can pick that up for £19.95. Find it all online HERE.



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