Tuesday, August 30, 2011

OPI A-Taupe the Space Needle

Do you guys remember the love I had for OPI Stranger Tides?  You can read my post about it here if you don't.  While Stranger Tides was my "it" polish for spring and summer, I can tell that OPI A-Taupe the Space Needle is going to usurp that spot for fall and [maybe] winter.  I was so happy with how this one looked and I was enjoying wearing it so much that I kind of forgot to take pictures of it, but here's one I snapped in the library.



I'm so impressed with this polish.  In the bottle it looks like a sort of ugly brown-taupe.  It translates so nicely onto the nail.  Yes, it's sort of brown and sort of taupe, but this taupe leans decidedly green.  In some lights this polish looks like a drab olive and in some it looks like an elegant taupe.  I can't get enough of this one.  I love how it looks on me.  And I love how it looks on short nails.  It's a great twist on a traditional neutral.  The formula was fantastic too.  Two coats of creamy perfection and I had perfect opaque color.  Can you tell that I have nothing but good things to say about this one?  It's my pick of the collection for sure.

Is anyone else smitten with this one?  Definitely an unexpected favey-fave, but a favey-fave nonetheless!

14 comments:

  1. Man am I sorry I didn't pick this up! I figured I had enough browns-but this is incredibly pretty! Am ordering now!!

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  2. I love its color! A great polish for fall for sure!

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  3. love this colour on you! You`re right, it didn`t look that special in the bottle, but it looks great on you :)

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  4. Mine has not arrived yet - I was not smitten with this collection from the promos - then some of the swatches appeared - still sort of left me meah. Finally, I got semi interested and picked up 2 & last min. picked out 2 more from the collection which includes your fav here. They should be here via mail in 2 days. Looks nice on you. When OPI has a great cream, I just love that formula.

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  5. Ick. Ick. Ick. There is nothing about this color that is in any way representative of the PNW. Frankly, it looks like horse shi!. Yet another reason I dislike OPI intensely.

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  6. I really wanted to love this collection, especially given the theme and concept. But I am seriously disappointed. If that polish could look good on anyone, its you. It works with your skin tone. But whenever I see these grey brown colors they just don't do it for me.

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  7. I love this on you! Did you pick up Uh Oh, Roll Down the Window? The name cracks me up and it seems like a color you'd like.

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  8. Sandi, I'm like 99% sure that OPI didn't actually choose colors based on how they think they represent regions in the United States. Clearly they wanted to put a taupe in the collection, because it's a popular color, so they looked for puns on the word "taupe." I'm fairly certain that this doesn't mean that they associate poop brown with Washington state. Also, my ex-boyfriend was stationed at McChord near Tacoma for a few years, so I've been to that area many times. It was beautiful, temperate and blue every time I was there, so I don't associate this color with the Pacific Northwest either. I just like it. I'd like it if it were called "Oh Hey the Cuyahoga River Spontaneously Caught Fire One Time."

    mariebeedee, a few people have asked me if I got Uh Oh, Roll Down the Window! I did, of course. Olive; can't pass that up. You'll see it soon :)

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  9. I love this on you! And I agree that it's particularly lovely with short nails. It reminds me a little of CG's 'Ingrid' without the shimmer and a bit more edgy. I didn't pick it up but I'm considering it now!

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  10. Ummm this color is absolutely amazing. Like Sandi said, it looks like horse shit. Annnnnd that's why I like it. Haha.

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  11. I posted a comment earlier, but it looks like it's missing! :(

    I am so excited to have found your blog and delighted to read your comments/reviews!

    Coincidentally, my name is also Stephanie.

    PLUS I am also so so so smitten by Stranger Tides. And the entire Pirates of the Caribbean collection!

    I was wearing the shade (Stranger Tides) for weeks! So glad to find another similar fan, sharing the same name as I!

    And I have also moved on to A Taupe The Space Needle now. Talk about coincidences! It's OK, but I must say that my heart still lies with Stranger Tides. Although A Taupe The Space Needle is more F/W.

    Keep up exploring more colors and updates on your blog!

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  13. I think that this is really nice your nails are like the top model nails, what is your Manicure ??

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