Thursday, July 31, 2014

OPI Ford Mustang Collection

When I was in high school, I loved reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Here was this super cool girl who solves crimes and helps people, all the while remaining witty, unflappable, and likable. And Nancy drives a Ford Mustang! As an impressionable youth, that fact seared itself into my mind and throughout the entirety of my teen years, the Mustang remained my dream car.


Needless to say, I was pretty excited when I saw the collaboration between OPI and Ford to celebrate the Mustang's 50th anniversary, and I've now got the six-piece collection in my paws to show you. :)


Angel with a Leadfoot
Angel with a Leadfoot is a crisp white with a creme finish. Though I usually don't wear white by itself as a mani, I do think that the look is pristine and chic. The formula is easy to apply, though still streaky at two coats, so I went with three for the swatches.

50 Years of Style
50 Years of Style is a bronze-y gold with lots of shimmers in a metallic finish. This color is a warm gold without being too yellow, thanks to the bronze undertones, which makes it more wearable than your typical gold. Since it's a metallic, you will see some brush strokes, though they aren't too noticeable if you apply with a light touch. I used two coats for the swatches.

Girls Love Ponies
Girls Love Ponies is a medium hot magenta pink with a creme finish. The formula is pigmented with no application issues at all. I used two coats for the swatches.

Race Red
Race Red is an intense reddish orange with a creme finish. Since it leans more orange than red, the name is a misnomer. :P I had no trouble with the formula, and I used two coats for the swatches.

The Sky's My Limit
The Sky's My Limit is a bright teal-ish blue with tons of gold and blue shimmers in a glass fleck finish. It's incredibly vivid and sparkly, my favorite of the collection. I used two coats for the swatches.

Queen of the Road
Queen of the Road is a black with fine silver shimmers and a metallic finish. I used two coats for the swatches.

Overall, it's a cool concept for a collection. And it has a fun mix of colors, some fairly typical for OPI but a few standouts too. The Sky's My Limit is a favorite of mine from the collection due to its bright shade and awesome sparkly-ness, and I also love 50 Years of Style for being a feminine wearable gold.

What do you think of this collection? Which ones will you be picking up? And did you have a dream car growing up? Let me know in the comments. :D

You can find the Ford Mustang shades at your local nail salons and beauty stores such as Ulta and Dillard's for a retail price of $9.50 for each 0.5 fl oz bottle.

** This post contains product(s) provided for honest consideration.

25 comments:

  1. I wonder how do 50 Years of Style and Queen of the Road compare to Love.Angel.Music.Baby and 4 In The Morning in terms of colour.

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    1. They're actually quite different, at least to my eyes. Paint Those Piggies did a great comparison of those exact colors here :)

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    2. Thank you for the link. Will check it out now.

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  2. Great swatches and review! Not the most exciting collection to me but there's some nice colors.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Yep, I feel the same... that it's got some fairly standard colors with a few standouts. :)

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  3. I'm probably not getting of them, but they sure look pretty - and I love Angel with a Leadfoot!
    Thank you for really great swatches!

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    1. Thanks Maria! I don't often have just a white creme as a full mani, but swatching Angel with a Leadfoot reminded me that I should. White's such a clean, pure shade. :)

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  4. Nancy Drew!! My sister was such a fan. She had a nice collection of the hard cover original series and the Nancy Drew Files, too (I always loved how Carolyn Keene described her outfits and her hair :) ). Race Red... oh my gosh, BUY ALL THE REDS!!! lol. I think it might be really close to BL Ladybird ♥ The Sky's My Limit is gorgeous, too... bright red and glassfleck, man! I haven't bought an OPI in forever, anyway. Gorgeous swatches as always!

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    1. Hehe I'm pretty sure I have all my old Nancy Drew books at my parents' place still. I treasured those books, and would reread them often, picturing myself as Nancy Drew, of course. :) Hehe... I'm the same way with bright greens ("buy them all!"). Race Red's close to Ladybird, but I think Ladybird's solidly in the red while Race Red is definitely more orange. The glassfleck on The Sky's My Limit got me too... it's amazing! :)

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  5. I really want to see this collection in person. I have a feeling that will determine which colors I will pick up. I've always wanted a convertible, any kind.

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    1. A convertible! Yep those are awesome. Though now that I live in the Pacific Northwest, which rains 9 months of the year, I don't think it's feasible. :)

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  6. Great swatches once again! I really like The Sky's My Limit - it's to die for :-D Quite tempted by the look of Angel with a Leadfoot - but I've got Alpine Snow and it's really good!

    I'd buy the blue for sure - it stole my heart right away :-)

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    1. Thank you! <3 Hehe the blue is AMAZING! As for the white, I think if you have Alpine Snow (which I hear is a fantastic white creme), you probably don't need Angel with a Leadfoot... all the white cremes look alike anyways. :)

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  7. Gorgeous post and pictures dear Yun!!! I love this collection as a whole and would even go as far as to suggest it as a perfect wardrobe for a nail paint beginner - it has something of everything. My favorites are The Sky's My Limit and the black one - have a lovely Friday xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine! <3 Yes you're right, this would be a great set of colors to start out with. I love collections that are diverse and has a little bit for everyone. Hope you have a wonderful Friday too! Yay for end of the week. :)

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  8. The Sky Is My Limit is my favourite. Different than others. The white and pink one... and the red one :) are my picks too.

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    1. I love the blue for sure! And I thought the cremes are nice, basic shades that every polish lover should have some version of. :)

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  9. I learned to drive in a Mustang... they're pretty fun to drive! ;) I personally really want a Mini Cooper... I just think they're so cute and kind of vintage-y and also seem like they would be fun to drive... I also might have been influenced by The Italian Job lol

    I really really love The Sky's My Limit I love blues and the shimmer in this one makes it even more beautiful! I'm not too wow-ed by the other polishes but I would maybe pick them up if I found them on sale since they seem like good basics with good formulas :)

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    1. Oh wow, learning to drive in a Mustang must have been so cool! Hehe every time I watch The Italia Job (I love that movie), I always notice the Mini Coopers and think they must be fun cars to drive. :) I'm glad you like the blue. The shimmers in there are spectacular. :)

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  10. The sky's my limit is my most favorite. Blue always been my colour :D

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    1. Blues are a favorite of mine too, so I was automatically drawn towards The Sky's My Limit, not to mention the awesome shimmers it has. :)

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  11. I think Christine has a point, the collection is nothing special shades wise unless you are starting a nail polish collection, or you are particularly interested in For Mustang. I personally don't think I'll get an of them :)

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    1. It has some great basic colors that aren't too interesting, though I think the blue's pretty special and it's unique in my collection. :)

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