Sunday, 28 August 2011

Houston We Have a Purple

OPI's Houston We Have a Purple was released earlier this year in the Texas Collection. This collection included 6 "sorbets" (jellys), including Houston We Have a Purple. This was the only sorbet that I picked up from the collection. Sorbets, or jellys, are sheer (not always, but more often than not) and have a super high gloss finish.

I used four coats for these pictures, and there is still a significant amount of VNL (visible nail line), which I am not at all a fan of. Next time I try this colour I will layer it over OPI's Alpine Snow so it will be more opaque.

I find this colour to be very pretty, although not as purple as the name suggests. I would say that this shade is more of a magenta, or a pinky-purple.

Four coats, no top coat.

What did you think about the Texas sorbets? Do you love the high gloss finish, but hate the sheerness, like me? Which is your favourite of the sorbets?


  1. Gorgeous color. It looks great on you! :)

  2. I love this colour and it looks amazing on your beautiful long nails!

  3. @Liz - Thank you for the lovely comment :)

    @Cocktails And Lip Gloss - Thank you! I thought this colour might look better on shorter nails, since it would reduce the amount of VNL!

  4. I love the color. I got one of these sorbets and I think it works well with a baseocat of white :)

  5. The name on this one sold it before I even saw the advertising shots on it! I bought all 3 of the sorbets in this collection. Fun to sandwich them.

  6. This is such a stunning color :)

    Love Christine ♥

  7. I love this colour! I wish i had nails that long!

  8. @Nail Design xox - I'm going to try it with a white base coat, I think I'll like it a lot better!

    @beachgal - I love this name too! I'll try doing a candi mani with this shade and when I do, I'll post pictures :)

    @Christine & TheCosmeticCrave - Thank you both for the lovely comments xo


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