Growing up I always wanted a red Ford Mustang convertible. Something about it just screamed cool and oozed awesome. Fast forward to today. No, I don’t have a sexy red convertible yet, but I’m still holding out for it. In the meantime though, I’ve come the closest I’ve been yet with the OPI Ford Mustang Collection. Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, these shades are bold and eye-chatching – just like the vehicles.
“In creating these six colors, I was inspired by Mustang’s rich heritage. Race Red – the hero shade of the collection – pays tribute to one of Mustang’s signature colors, while 50 Years of Style celebrates Mustang’s golden milestone,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder and Executive VP. “Queen of the Road was inspired by Mustang’s sophisticated and dramatic black interior. The Sky’s My Limit brings to mind the open road and the adventurous feeling of rushing to meet the horizon,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Girls Love Ponies is a classic, feminine pink representing today’s multifaceted consumer; who says a ‘girlie-girl’ can’t love cars?” Finally, Angel with a Leadfoot represents the power a woman feels when behind the wheel of a Mustang. This clean, pure hue is an essential statement-making shade.”
Each shade has a ton of personality and comes with a limited-edition Mustang themed cap (the polishes I received did not yet have the shrink-wrapped caps). For me, OPI The Sky’s The Limit is the absolute jaw-dropper of the collection. You have to see it in person to truly appreciate its beauty. It’s just the most gorgeous mermaid blue/teal, with lots of dimension and shimmer. Trust me on this one – you’re going to need it.
Anyways, take a look at my swatches and let what you think!
OPI Race Red – I’ll be wearing this hot pepper red in the winner’s circle. This shade is caliente, but I have to admit I was hoping for a red that fit a bit more into the fire engine red category. It’s fiery and such a perfect shade for summer.
OPI 50 Years of Style – Celebrate all your milestones in this made-to-party golden pearl. This nail polish is perfect for bringing out your inner diva. While not as bold as the other shades, it has a certain Oscar-ness to it that I adore.
OPI Queen of the Road – Word on the street is this majestic black really rules. This shade, which comes out as more of a gunmetal than a black on the nails, is totally badass. I love this polish when I want to inject a little more edge into my look.
OPI The Sky’s My Limit – Make your destination this shimmering endless blue. As if I didn’t already since this shade’s praises enough earlier. Like I said, I personally believe this is the must-have shade from the Ford Mustang collection. Breathtaking once you see it on person, this polish almost feels magical.
OPI Girls Love Ponies: This grown-up hot pink has horsepower to spare. I was a little surprised when I first saw this shade as part of the collection, but it all made more sense when I read Suzi’s explanation. Another favourite of mine, this Barbie-esque pink is killer. Bold and bright, it is such a hot shade for summer.
OPI Angel With A Leadfoot – Drive on up and say “halo” to this celestial white. I’m all about white polish for summer, and this fits perfectly into my collection. A little streaky at first (what else would you expect from a white polish?) it evens out after a couple of coats for a stark white look that is oh so hot.
What do you think of the OPI Ford Mustang Collection? Will you be picking up any of these shades?
Price: $11.50 CAD
Availability: July 2014 at professional salons and spas
Disclaimer: This post contains products sent from the company for editorial consideration. All opinions are purely my own personal judgements.