|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is from the Texas Collection.
I love the color, even though it's definitely not what I would describe as purple - for me, this is a clean, classic berry pink. I like this kind of color in summer and as it's a jelly, it is less 'aggressive'.
This is one of the few jellies I own and I struggle with the application, unfortunately. I have trouble applying this evenly and always seem to get tipwear. I think this is not OPI's fault, though or rather I don't think there's anything wrong with the polish - it's just me being used to different kinds of polishes and finishes.
I do adore the jelly finish, though, I think it looks beautiful and is a nice change from my usual frosts, shimmers and cremes. So once I figure out how to apply this properly, I am sure I will like it.
I can't give a firm "yes" on "would you buy this again" - but really, it's not due to the quality of the polish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my first jelly polish and I have to say that I actually like it. its very thin and nice to apply. I used 3 coats for full opacity. Its a nice cranberry purple color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I picked out this color for a pedicure at a nail place. The technician tried applying it, said she wasn't happy with the finish, and started over again. The second time she said it was just too watery and streaky so I picked something else. I would wonder about the technician's skill but the final pedicure and manicure were well done (excellent coverage in 2 coats). So the blame goes on OPI for this one. Horrible!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would buy this again in a heart beat! I love the jelly finish. 3 coats is alright but 4 coats really completes the desired look. I just love the fuschia! The polish holds up well, hardly any chipping (maybe due to the number of layers :P). Such a shame that this was limited ediition, I was bending over my arse to find it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is an absolutely gorgeous color! This is one of OPI's Sorbet colors, which means that it is candy like, and very shiny. The only bad thing about these colors is that it takes 3 or more coats to get them opaque, which means it can smear easily, so be careful. It's quite watery, but again, a very cute color, great for summer. I got MANY compliments, and I would consider buying this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
LOVED this color in the bottle....but I was very disappointed to find that it took me 3 coats to get it opaque. and it was VERY streaky. I dont understand how OPI does this....every now and again a color will come along and the formula is just awful.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I love this colour! It applies sort of sheer, and it takes about 3 coats to get it opaque. Normally this would bother me, but I really don't care because the colour is gorgeous! It's a purple-y raspberry colour which looks amazing with my tan. Highly recommended!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Houston We Have A Purple should be called Houston We Have a Raspberry. The jelly texture of this polish makes the color beautiful. I was looking for a purple polish for my toes. This polish looks so much darker in the bottle than it really is. If I wore color on my fingernails, I would definitely keep this one. It's gorgeous on, but it did take three coats to to get rid of the streaks and to get some color on my nail. Perfect color for summer, but not dark enough for my toes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
First off, love the name of this shade. Houston We Have a Purple!!! So quirky, I think that's why I even tried it on at my nail salon. I love berry colours overall, esp in the autum/winter seasons. This is a jelly or a sorbet like OPI refers to it, getting to the point OPI nailed it again with this shade! This colour is so juicy, like a freshly plucked raspberry...the most sexy purple I've ever worn. Red's make me look pale so berry shades really do wonders for me. I coudln't get over how the colour made my nails look like little candies! Only draw back is you need 3 coats to make the colour look the way it does in the bottle. If you don't have the most amazing technique for nailpolish application that could be tricky. Which is why I haven't purchased it yet, but I will since I don't want to live without it! I've used it over six times at my salon... the girl who does my nails goes "Again? Let's try another colour." And I did try another one of the shades from the Texas collection but I hated the colour and went home & took it off (can't remember the name at the moment.) I know what I like and don't see any reason in trying another purple.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this jelly! Wore it over Essie's fill the gap base coat, which is slightly opaque. 3 coats and then I did a seche vite top coat, even though I probably didn't need it. What I think is even more fun about this polish is wearing it over other colours as a 2nd coat. Last time I got a pedicure, they put HWHP over Dim Sum Plum, very fun. I will also be layering this over Miami Beet next time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Houston we have a purple is not really a purple but more of a pink-leaning berry color. I really like the color. I was very disappointed in this polish though.
I don't mind that it is sheer. It's a jelly after all and those are supposed to be sheer. It also usually makes for easy application and a very shiny, juicy finish. Not this one though. This one is very streaky! I gave up trying to get an even coverage after 4 coats. By that time I still had streaks and lighter and darker spots on my nails.
I also noticed this jelly isn't as shiny as I'm used to with jellies. In fact, is was sort of dull until I added topcoat.
On top of that it dried very slow. I use Nubar Diamont (the old, good version) and that usually dries my nails in 10-15 minutes. This mani however was still dentable after an hour. I went to bed three hours after the mani and woke up with sheetmarks. I haven't had sheetmarks with any polish in years!
Too bad, OPI knows how to make jellies. I know because I own several. But this one is just plain bad.
In short: I do not recommend this polish and would definitely not buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought both this and Guy Meets Gal-veston in a kit from QVC. I quite like the sheerness of the sorbet polishes (particularly if this one lasts for as long as Guy Meets), but I found that this one was slightly more streaky than the coral colour in the same kit.
I wouldn't re-buy, but it's a pretty colour once you get the application right (it takes me 3 coats to get the coverage I want).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have to stick up for this polish too. I'm an avid reader of nail polish blogs, so I knew beforehand that all the Texas collection sorbets were sheer....that was a big part of their appeal for me. This particular color looked so juicy and beautiful on the blogs that I even went back to get it (I already have Milani's Rad Purple and thought they would be too similar to bother), and I'm glad I did. The formula and color are, IMO, superior to the Milani polish, and I feel that the sorbet polishes have some of the best application of any polishes in my extensive collection (probably 300+, but I'm afraid to get an accurate count). Also, I don't have a problem with visible nail line. I like different effects from my polishes....sometimes I'm really in the mood for the lighter feel a sheer polish imparts, and I think that sheerness gives a very delicate, feminine effect to a manicure. And it's not like visible panty line, sheesh!! I get my OPIs for $6.00 at my local beauty supply store.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Reviews frequently surprise me on here. This color is absolutely gorgeous and I will be picking mine up tomorrow. I checked it out a few weeks back and passed it up for Girl meets Gal-veston as I was in a more coral mood I guess, lol.
Anyway, ALL of the polishes in this "sorbet" collection are sheer by nature. They are very similar to jelly finish if you are familiar with that, only these seem a little creamier and easier to apply. Super glossy with no top coat needed...I really like that.
They are not marketed as opaque and that is not at all what they are designed to be. And I think they look absolutely delicious and perfect for summer. Visible nail line doesn't bother me at all and I always welcome a change from the ordinary.
My only real complaint about the Texas sorbet collection is that there are several colors very similar to one another and I would have liked to see OPI branch out into other territory a bit. However, they all seem easy to work with, the glossiness is to die for and the ease of application is excellent.
Sooo considering what they were actually created for, I give all of the colors a "5", including the orange one even though I would never wear orange. Just because it doesn't suit me doesn't mean it won't work for someone else.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This color looks very different in the bottle than it does applied to the nail. In the bottle it looks like a bright purple/some pink and lovely, however once I put it on my nails I was highly disappointed. The color turns out to be a more pinkish color and it is extremely sheer. Actually, I ended up taking it back to the store and exchanging it for another color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I only wear opi and love them most of the time but this is not one of those times. I thought the color was pretty and exited to put on my new color. Too bad its translucent and I had no idea it doesn't look that way in the bottle, and there was nothing to say it was one of those polishes. I started my first coat and went uh oh and tried a second coat on one nail and........it was super lame.....not what I would expect from opi :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Colour is super candy bright! I feel happy whenever I get to see the deep purplish pink colour on my feet, yeap, I am using it as a pedi. It leaves a shiny finish on my toe nails. I need not apply on top coat to get that shine. Though 3 coat is required to get complete opaque finish however sometimes 2coats is sufficient for me. Application is easy. A lift me up colour. I might repurchase this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Houston We Have A Purple is a creme pink/plum/berry color. Not too much blue tone. I'm happy with this color and the gel finish but I'm very disappointed with the clear watery formula. It takes at least 3 coats to become opaque but even that, I can see my nail bed and the uneveness of the color.
It does dry quickly and the application is sort of easy. But it chips very easily too. I got it cheap so I don't mind but won't buy this again.