OPI Texas Collection: Houston, We Have A Purple

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, OPI, the nail-care company known for its punny polish names and rabid cult following, is sending out advance samples of its Spring 2011 line, inspired by the great state of Texas.

Art Attack isn't clear on exactly what aspect of Texas inspired the line (other than the religiously manicured women of River Oaks and the State Capitol) but gushing praise on beauty care fansites say the polishes are all about texture, from cremes and mattes to shimmery glazes. The company has, after all, also released a line of Shrek-themed polishes, and is currently promoting their product partnership with that godawful movie Burlesque on their website.

OPI is probably best known for their goofy polish naming conventions. "I'm Not Really A Waitress," the same classic shade of red every make-up company has pushing since the 1950s, is a perennial favorite. Ridiculously-named shades in the Texas Collection include:

  • San Tan-tonio (a beigy tan)
  • Guy Meets Gal-veston ("engaging" coral)
  • Big Hair, Big Nails
  • It's Totally Fort Worth It
  • Austin-tacious Turquois (that one's actually appropriate)
  • Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em
  • and finally,
  • Houston, We Have A Purple (gah! Noooooo.)

Click the image at right to see all 12 shades bigger.

UK blogger Suzume at Pampered and Polished gives a few of the shades a test-drive, and to be honest, we kinda like the ferny Don't Mess With OPI, the chocolate Suzi Loves Cowboys and Y'all Come Back Ya Hear, which would be perfect to wear to a Longhorns homecoming game. We also wish our self-manicures looked as good as hers.

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