Are you guys as excited as me for the New Orleans Collection? I have been seeing sneak peaks here and there, so when they showed up on my doorstep, I couldn't even contain my excitement! My UPS guy told me that he loves coming here because I always look so happy. Haha!
So, there are 12 stunning polishes in this collection, 8 creams, 3 shimmers, and 1 metallic. Let's get on to the swatches!!
First up we have I Manicure for Beads, a fabulous, grape-purple cream. The formula is perfect and easy to work with, I used two coats.
Crawfishin' for a Compliment is a lovely peach cream. Formula is tricky on this one, it was pretty streaky so I needed 3 coats to even it out. That pretty color makes up for it though!
Spare Me a French Quarter? is a stunning raspberry cream. Formula was awesome, two super creamy coats.
Let Me Bayou a Drink is a soft romantic pink with beautiful white shimmer running throughout. The formula was pretty finicky with this one, it's pretty thick and streaky. I needed 3 coats, I just had to use a very light hand and make sure I didn't drag the brush along my nail.
Suzi Nails New Orleans, a fun bubble gum pink cream. I can never get enough of these kinds of pinks. The formula was great, two easy coats.
She's a Bad Muffuletta! is a rich and bright coraly-reddish-pink! It's bright and it's beautiful and has a fantastic formula to boot! Two coats here.
I'm Sooo Swamped! is a cool grass green cream. Formula was awesome, two easy peasy coats.
Rich Girls & Po-Boys, oh man this is an awesome blue! I'm not usually a fan of blues, but this one blew me away! Formula was fantastic, two creamy coats.
Got Myself into a Jam-balaya is a beautiful almost neon coral. It's one of those awesome polishes that is a soft, yet bright at the same time. Formula was tricky, it's a little watery and streaky, so I needed 3 coats.
Humidi-Tea was a surprise favorite of mine. What makes this gorgeous peachy nude special is the beautiful red and white shimmer running throughout. Formula was good, but because it is so sheer, I needed 3 coats. Well worth the effort though!
Another fave of mine from this collection is Take a Right on Bourbon. It's a little hard to describe, it's a silvery gold metallic with rose shimmer. This one is a winner for me, I have nothing just like it in my collection (I love when that happens!) Formula was fine, two easy coats, and a lot of brush strokes!
Lastly, we have Show Us Your Tips! I love everything about this polish, although I'm dreading someone asking me what it's called when I'm wearing it, haha! It's a lovely periwinkle blue with the most fabulous pink and white shimmery bits throughout. This formula is pretty sheer so I needed 3 coats, but no other complaints.
So what do you guys think of this collection? I feel like this has taken over for my fave collection (it used to be the Venice Collection, see swatches here). This collection is available now in select stores and salons.
I'd love to hear what you think, leave me a comment!