OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise
The boy declared aqua to be the next color, and then selected OPI's Austin-tatious Turquoise from a lineup. This happened to be the only one I scooped up from the 2011 Texas collection, and I hadn't worn it again since I became a full-bore polish junkie, so it was due for another test drive.
|indoor CF lighting|
Austin is a bright blue-leaning teal, packed with glass-fleck shimmer that often gave it a metallic or foil sort of look. Fantastic in the sunlight and still eye catching indoor, the color is just killer.
|outdoor, late afternoon direct sunlight|
With some sun, it's pearl-y, metallic-y, and in low light, the glass flecks look almost like foil or micro-flakes.
As plenty of other bloggers have mentioned, this formula is a tricky little weasel. It's extremely watery and sheer - this is 3-4 coats here, and your cuticles will get flooded no matter what. But as though it was trying to redeem itself, it's a surprise duochrome:
|indoor CF + incandescent lighting|
Yes indeedy, at angles, there's a little lavender flash in Austin.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Even the watery mess can't make me hate this fantastic color.
Where to buy: since this is part of an older collection that wasn't then picked up as a core color line, Austin is probably best found online - try ebay and amazon.