Hi my OPI lovers! I finally got my hands on the OPI Fall/Winter 2016 Washington DC Collection for y’all. Excited? I know I am! As you may already know, this collection was designed with their new Creative Ambassador, Kerry Washington. It includes the usual 12 shades plus 3 Special Limited-Edition Kerry Washington shades; making it a grand total of 15!
“The Washington DC palette delivers a dramatic, sophisticated spin on classic fall hues. From the authorative red of Madam President to the treasury-worthy deep olive of Suzi – The First Lady of Nails, OPI boldly casts its ballot for color pure and powerful. Fashion-forward lush green Stay Off the Lawn!! adds a jolt of power to fall looks, while (air) traffic-stopping yellow Never Dulles a Moment curries favour with movers and shakers. As a bonus, three limited-edition coors bear Kerry Washington’s stylish imprimatur.” OPI PR Press Release
Ok BRB gotta go binge-watch Scandal!
No but seriously, these shades just scream fall and with gorgeous, bold crème formulas I think you’re gonna love ’em.
Let’s get down to swatching shall we?
Stay Off the Lawn!! – Don’t trespass on this deep, lush green. Two super easy, super creamy coats for this beauty. She did need a top coat for extra shine but guess what? No staining upon removal!
Never a Dulles Moment – A curry yellow seen on airport and fashion week runways. Three thin coats to level out. Gorgeous mustard yellow… and we all know by now that I love a great yellow. Love!
Yank My Doodle – Get a tawny copper mani and call it macaroni. Ugh. Colour is gorgeous, but the formula is a bit too jelly for my liking. Three thicker coats for this one. Also, I don’t have any dupes for this shade in my collection.
Squeaker of the House – A chocolate brown so yummy, it crosses party lines. This is the exact type of fall shade that I love, a muted brown. Three easy coats. I could’ve stopped at two, I swear she was perfectly even and opaque but I just couldn’t resist plumping her up a bit more.
Madam President – A commanding red with real Oval Office power. Hmm, to me this shade falls into the berry family and not red at all. Either way the formula is AMAZING and I am obsessed. One coater right here y’all! The only downside is that she’ll stain if you twist while removing.
We the Female – You are hereby authorized to wear this empowering garnet. Now this is a true garnet shade. Gorgeous, creamy and opaque in ONE coat. No complaints. 🙂
Suzi – The First Lady of Nails – Command the political scene in this chic olive. Semi-sheer with one coat, opaque with two.
Pale to the Chief – So nearly nude, it’s almost scandalous. Isn’t she gorgeous? There is very a very fine iridescence throughout this one- perfectly opaque with two easy coats. Obsessed.
Freedom of Peach – Wearing this creamy peach is your fashion right. This is exactly how I would describe a peach shade made for fall; Peachy? Yes. Dusty? You bet. Two quick coats will leave you with this extremely creamy goodness.
Shh…It’s Top Secret! – A deep, deep brown so dark, it’s incognito. Again, I wouldn’t exactly call this brown but I’ll take it! Opaque in two coats.
OPI By Popular Vote – It’s a landslide victory! This cool apple red is a real winner. A real winner indeed! One coat of berry perfection.
CIA = Color is Awesome – A smart, dusky blue for secret agent fashionistas. Ugh. Swoon! I absolutely adore shades like this! So pigmented and complete coverage in one coat. Yes, yes, yes!!
…and finally, the three Special Limited-Edition Kerry Washington shades:
Kerry Blossom – Accomplished stateswoman love this plum with capital flair. By far my favourite in the collection. She is so, so, sooooo pretty!
“Liv” in the Gray – This edgy, sophisticated dark gray makes a strong federal case. Another gorgeous one coater right here! In love!
Inside the ISABELLEtway – Washington’s movers-and-shakers vie for this caramel crème. Flawless with two coats.
Overall, these formulas are ah-mazing and the shades are so spot on for fall! If you love crème polishes then this collection is definitely for you!
My picks? Kerry Blossom, “Liv” in the Gray and CIA = Color is Awesome.
My tips? Apply a ridge-filling base if your nails have bumps and grooves.
Now, you know I need to know- which shades are you most excited for!?
*PR press sample kindly provided for my un-biased consideration.*