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First Look at OPI’s “Touring America” Nail Polish Collection


OPI Touring America collection
L to R: Road House Blues, I Brake for Manicures, Uh-oh Roll Down the Window, Honk If You Love OPI.

Even though it’s not even summer, beauty company OPI has released info on their upcoming fall nail polish collection. The collection — called “Touring America” — features colors inspired by cities across the United States.

OPI’s executive VP and artistic director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, described the inspiration behind the collection:

“My recent road trip across the country sparked the creation of the Touring America Collection. This collection will take women around the world on the ultimate tour across the USA, with stops in Baltimore, Clarksdale, Hollywood, Jackson Hole, Memphis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, and Tucson.”

OPI Touring America 2
L to R: My Address is "Hollywood," Color to Dine For, Are We There Yet?, I Eat Mainley Lobsters.

The collection will include twelve eclectic colors, like trendy grays, fall-appropriate dark shades and bright reds and oranges. As with all OPI polishes, each one has a clever name that relates to road trip or a popular spot in the United States.

The “Touring America” collection will be available starting on August 3rd at OPI retailers nationwide for $8.50 each.

OPI Touring America 3
L to R: A-Taupe the Space Needle, Suzi Takes the Wheel, Get in the Expresso Lane, French Quarter for Your Thoughts.

*All photos courtesy of OPI


What do you think of this collection? Do you like the colors? Which one is your favorite? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

Posted on on May 23, 2011 / Filed Under: Fashion News / Tags: , ,

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20 Responses to “First Look at OPI’s “Touring America” Nail Polish Collection”

  1. 1
    May 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 am

    a lot of these colors look exactly the same. imho kinda disappointing overall, OPI

  2. 2
    May 23rd, 2011 at 9:22 am

    These look so similar, especially the grey ones, there’s hardly any difference..

  3. 3
    May 23rd, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I hate the Uh Oh Roll Down the Windows one. Not my favorite line.

  4. 4
    May 23rd, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I agree. Not much variety at all. I think the road trip theme could have been much more creative in representing different states and areas.

  5. 5
    May 23rd, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Never fear ladies! From what I remember OPI usually releases these type of promo shots and they are usually not representative of the true color. Most recently I picked up the Pirates of the Carribbean OPI Collection and noticed that the picture of “Stranger Tides” barely represented the lovely green shade it actually is. It didn’t even look green in the picture! So hopefully that is the case with these photos as well. My one request with this collection would’ve been one more shade representing the Midwest besides Milwaukee (maybe something fun for the Twin Cities or the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota).

  6. 6
    May 23rd, 2011 at 10:39 am

    p.s. Blair I totally agree… I mean, really? Gross! And why would I want that on my nails. I can just see someone asking what color it is and answering with the name…

  7. 7
    May 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I feel like people will buy some of these polishes simply for the name (Uh oh roll down the windows? that one is great!). How many of us have been guilty of that? At least I have…once or twice. Likewise, not everyone has these colors in their collection already (whether it be by O.P.I or another brand). I personally like the top row the best. That really screams fall time to me!

  8. 8
    May 23rd, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I actually like this collection – there are professional, serious colors, as well as fun, flirty shades. I love the top row the best – perfect for fall! :)

  9. 9
    May 23rd, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Too hard to look at right now when there are so many beautiful bright summer colors out!

  10. 10
    May 23rd, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    OPI’s promo picks never match the actual shades, so don’t fear, they’ll probably be pretty different when we finally get to see them first hand.

  11. 11
    May 23rd, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I love the I Eat Mainley Lobsters and My Address is “Hollywood”, but the others don’t jump out and call to me. The names are all very catchy though.

  12. 12
    May 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Meh, I feel like I’ve seen all of those colors before. I mean.. I guess they’ve got to run out of shades eventually! Color to Dine for would probably be my favorite, the others are so bland.

  13. 13
    May 23rd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    the names are all cute but theres not much variety in color; hopefully they’ll be WAY more inspired by cities by the time they roll out. Sheesh, can Cincinnati get a color though? I feel like OPI has come out with a million lines based on New York. Where’s the Midwest love??

  14. 14
    May 23rd, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    OMG! LOVE! These are my type of colors :)

  15. 15
    May 23rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Love how the Pacific Northwest seems to have two- “Taupe the Space Needle” and “Get In the Espresso Lane.” (We sure do love our coffee.) Glad they’re not out till August though since I still haven’t worn the “Lincoln Park After Dark” I’ve already got.

  16. 16
    May 24th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I think it’s the funniest thing in the world that they have a color called uh oh roll down the windows!! not exactly something i’d buy but pretty hilarious!

  17. 17
    May 24th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I can’t be the only one who’s annoyed by all of OPI’s attempts at “cutesy” names. I swear I’ve seen all of these shades before, and like others have said, all of the grey ones look too similar.

    Also, the fact that American cities “inspired” them to make 8/12 shades dark and murky and the other 4 some shade of cliche red/pink bothers me. With all the variety in American culture, this is all they came up with?

    This got a little more rant-y than I planned, but I’m sorry–OPI just annoys me.

  18. 18
    May 25th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I love this collection! I’m a big fan of the pink and orange hues and the various shades of gray. OPI can do no wrong in my book.

  19. 19
    May 25th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Aw, I love that shade of olive/khaki… I have been looking out for a shade like that. Cute name, too. “Uh oh, roll down the window”. It will look dark, cool and chic on nails, while NOT being blue, black or dark red.

    Its the only exception to what Jenny said.

  20. 20
    May 25th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I meant Carly….

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