Wednesday, March 02, 2011

OPI San Tan-Tonio Nail Polish Spring/Summer 2011 Texas Collection

I was pretty sure I was not interested in anything from OPI's Texas Collection for spring/summer 2011. The colors were too simple, too bright and just not my thing. I don't know why out of all the beautiful shades one can find in the Southwest landscape OPI went with these. Oh, well, maybe one day they'll come up with a Santa Fe collection. Wouldn't it be marvelous?

 But then I stopped at my local Ulta the week they got the Texas Collection and among all those blues and pinks I saw San Tan-Tonio, a surprisingly sophisticated warm beige, tan, cafe au lait or whatever you wish to call it. It came home with me.

San Tan-Tonio is a cream formula, completely opaque and comes with OPI's standard wonderful wide and thick brush. I know not everyone is into this OPI feature, but for me it's probably the easiest brush to use. San Tan-Tonio requires just two coats for a full-coverage true to the bottle look. It dries very quickly- when I started taking these pictures I realized that for once all the nails on my left hands were free of polish (my normal state is three different colors being tested on the left hand and an unrelated fourth on my right hand). I quickly slapped San Tan-Onio on, first coat before I started and a second one half way through- it dried out that fast. I didn't use a base or a top coat (bad Gaia!) and my application is far from perfect, but you can see how nice and wearable this shade is. And the quality is so good- even without the requisite protective aids it has yet to see any chips, even four days later.

OPI San Tan-Tonio ($8.50) and the rest of the Texas Spring/Summer 2011 collection are available from Ulta and select nail salons.

All photos are mine.


  1. that is a gorgeous color. I have chippy, peeling nails so try to go with colors that are very neutral - this one is a winner!


  2. "please do not insert links to your blog or store. Those will be deleted. The comment feature is not intended to provide an advertising venue for your blog or your commercial site"

    I agree that posting links to your personal blogs in the comment section is kind of tacky, but who gives a shit. The fact that you made a declaration specifically indicating it will absolutely not be tolerated, and you make the effort to patrol those who try, makes you come across as an self-focused intolerant turbo b*tch. Intolerance is not an attractive trait.

    1. Aren't we special? Yes, I am an intolerant and intolerable turbo bitch when it comes to protecting my personal blog from people who seek free advertising. Not to mention policing links that can go anywhere- including unsavory sites that might harm my standing with Google (go ahead, use all that free time you obviously have to do some research) . How awful and unattractive of me! Thank you for alerting me to the way I come across. I will make sure to mend my ways to become more attractive to people like you who have the time to go around the web and share their wisdom with us. Now go away and paint your nails.


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