NOTD // Penne at the Opera

OPI's latest collection release is their Venice Collection for Autumn/Winter 2015. There are some really lovely shades in this collection and, oddly enough, quite a few pastel and brighter shades which are super appropriate for us Aussies heading into Spring and Summer! I was sent the Venice Little Bambinos mini pack* of shades from the collection and two of the shades particularly jumped out at me - A Great Opera-tunity and Worth a Pretty Penne (see, my random-ass title makes sense now).

OPI A Great Opera-tunity is a peachy shade, but a little different to most in my collection. It's pale-ish and could even be considered a nude for some. It's got quite a bit of a terra cotta tone to it, making it not as bright or pastel, but still gorgeous! The formula was okay, a wee bit streaky and I used three coats to get full opacity and smoothness. 

Worth a Pretty Penne is one of your foil-y shades. This particular shade is a gorgeous rosy-gold, coppery shade with slight silver speckles. I thought the brush strokes (aka, bane of my existence) would be quite obvious, but they're actually not! It's sort of similar to Orly Rage just not as shiny, and a slightly different shade! The formula on this was lovely, two coats to opacity. I'm sure it would work well on all the nails, but I actually really like it to accent. These two shades work really well together!

As you'd expect, these two shades are right up my alley and will be getting quite a bit of use. The warm tones are perfect for the upcoming warm weather, but I can definitely see them working well in the Autumn too! Any shades take your fancy from the Venice Collection?

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