OPI’s Russian collection review

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  • Manufacturer: OPI
  • Availability: beginning spring/summer 2007 through salons, retailers, and some etailers
  • Description: 12 nail colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8.99 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
OPI’s Russian collection

Yet another collection that I entered the nail / beauty scene…just in time to watch this one pretty much disappear. Only a few of the colors caught my eye - then, or now.

This collection contained:

  • An Affair in Red Square — metallic medium red shimmer
  • Boris & Natasha — blackened burgundy creme
  • Catherine the Grape — dusty deep violet creme
  • Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey — semisheer neutral tan frost
  • Kreme de la Kremlin — terracotta brown creme
  • Midnight in Moscow — deep blackened cool burgundy with red sparkle
  • Ruble for Your Thoughts — autumnal red shimmer
  • Russian Navy — deep navy with blue sparkle
  • Siberian Nights — blackened purple creme
  • St. Petersburgundy — cool red creme
  • Suzi Says Da! — dark brown creme
  • Vodka & Caviar — medium-deep orange-red creme

Russian Navy was reinterpreted and released as part of OPI's Suede collection (along with You Don't Know Jacques and Here Today Aragon Tomorrow.) The other colors are either idly floating about, or have just kind of vanished into the ether. I kind of wish I'd been able to get ahold of Midnight in Moscow, which looks amazing in the photos I've seen. I think I'm one of the few folks who actually liked Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey, not because of the name (which is more pathetic than a really pathetic thing) but because of the shade and coverage. I like deep dark bold nail colors, but I really appreciate a good semisheer that can build to full opacity fairly quickly.

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