I wanted to give myself a fair chance to try this collection so I decided to give it the attention that I felt it deserved. For part two of OPI New Orleans I decided to pick two more from the collection but this time I wanted to pick the two I was expecting to like the least. They say never judge a book by it's cover. That can apply to a bottle of nail polish as well as I am about to show you. If you missed the last post here it is! New Orleans Part One
OPI Take a Right on Bourbon
What can I say, if I'm honest I have to tell you that I took one look at the bottle and I crinkled my nose. I thought to myself "really OPI?" I refused to give up though and since Got Myself into a Jam-balaya did turn out to make me happy I was going to try Take a Right on Bourbon and give it a fair chance. First impression was not a good one. The formula has a good consistency but the brush strokes were killing me. It took three coats to reach opacity and dried to a tarnished silver with a shimmer to it. I just was not feeling it. To be honest my first thought was why would OPI do this? OPI has some really awesome silvers and with soo many hits I was stunned that they would have added this miss to this collection....what was I supposed to do with this one? To a girl who loves glitter there is only one answer to that question. Just add glitter!
I loved the way adding a bit of glitter turned things around. Made me realize that Take a Right on Bourbon made a really pretty canvas for Deborah Lippmanns Happy Birthday. My camera did not do it justice I feel because it is a lot less forgiving then the naked eye. These two complimented each other so well and the glitter covered up the remaining brush strokes. I can say with 100% certainty that I am going to combine these two again.
In the bottle Humidi-Tea looked like it would be a grungy nude. I LOVE being wrong. My man completely disagrees with that statement btw lol. Out of the whole New Orleans collection I was expecting this one to be my least favorite but I had to eat those words. It's a pinkish beige nude with a shimmer that I totally fell in love with! It's soft, feminine and light. As I started painting my nails with it I realized I may have jumped the gun on judging this collection. Humidi-Tea is sheer so I did need to use three coats for opacity but the formula is so good that application was a dream. I planned on adding glitter to top it off but once my nails were painted I liked the color so much I wanted to wear it on it's own with just a top coat for some added wear protection.