Tuesday, April 26, 2016

She's a Bad Muffuletta - OPI New Orleans Collection

As soon as I caught wind of the OPI New Orleans collection, I knew I was going to indulge in a bottle or two. I love their travel collections and after binge-watching Hart of Dixie I had popped New Orleans onto my travel bucket list, so the timing was perfect for me. I made my way into Myer planning on perhaps getting the the green I'm Sooo Swamped shade and the bright blue Rich Girls and Po' Boys - but as you can see from this post, the full bottle I purchased couldn't be further from those shades! I chose the hot red crème She's A Bad Muffuletta - but she isn't just an ordinary red...

I had never heard the word muffuletta before this collection launched, and I had to look up what it was after I purchased this polish. This is what Wikipedia taught me:
The muffuletta is both a type of round Sicilian sesame bread and a popular sandwich originating among Italian immigrants in New Orleans, Louisiana using the same bread.
That wasn't really what I had predicted but it makes me laugh that I love a sandwich on my nails ;) In some lights this throws a pink edge and in others it looks more red (also noted in this swatch post) but the tone is definitely flattering on my pale skin and a red that I desperately needed in my collection - I'm often quite scared to wear red despite loving the shade on others, so this was the pep up I needed to brave the colour myself.

I'm really glad I chose a full bottle of this, I can see it working as both a warm and cool weather colour and I would have run through the mini bottle too quickly. I also picked up the OPI New Orleans mini pack when I went to Myer, so expect to see those shades on me at some point, too.
Next on my hit-list is Got Myself Into a Jam-balaya from the same collection as I just can't get the peach coral out of my head, and I don't think the mini bottle I have in the pack will suffice.
Did anything from the OPI New Orleans collection catch your eye?
What is your ultimate red nail polish?
-Emma x


  1. This is a great shade choice! Love how it can look different in certain lights. Very pretty indeed!

    xo Kat @ Katness

    1. I love that it's a bit of a shapeshifter too, so cool!

  2. That is such a wonderful nail polish :)
    I had my eyes on this one but then I decided not to buy it... I thought it looked like something I already have in my collection and I did not fall enough in love with it to justify buying it ( I sound a lot better than I am to be honest... god knows I buy LOADS of nail polishes I don´t need and nail polishes I have enough of.. the thing is that I have fallen IN LOVE.. deeply.. with the new H&M beauty line and almost all polishes I buy now a days come from H&M :D )
    There is another polish from the New Orleans collection that I sort of fell in love with.. it´s called Show Us Your Tips.. but I never bought it because I did not like it as much irl as I liked it when I saw photos of it :)

    1. Thanks Anna - I think if I were more a red person for nails I would have skipped it, but I hardly have any so it was a good filler for me in that regard. I have the mini pack with Show Us Your Tips but it just didn't wow me on the nail - pretty, but not something I'd reach for so I passed.

  3. New Orleans is on my wish-list to visit too!

    The shade is very pretty, and I love how perfectly you've applied it. #nailgoals

    1. It would be so amazing to see it in person - and I've popped Germany on my wish lists thanks to you!


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