OPI is my favourite nail polish brand and I eagerly wait for each new collection to come out. The Peru Collection is the latest one for Autum/Winter 2018. It was inspired by Peru and its colours and names celebrate its vibrant culture, scenery and the Incan history.
This is a limited edition of twelve new shades in Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine and Gel Colour formula. Some of them may not look like typical autumnal/winter shades as there are many colourful hues. They are all cremes, some more sheer than the others, but all of them become opaque in two thin coats.
I bought five nail polishes from this collection in the Infinite Shine formula which is a three-step system (infinite shine primer + nail polish + glass top coat) that would last up to 11 days of wear with a gel-like shine. From my experience, I can say that the nail polish does not last this long without chipping, but it certainly lasts longer than usual depending on how much housework you do. The formula is really good and the application is easy. The shades and the explanation for their names by OPI are the following:
Yes My Condor Can-do
These majestic birds, found in the Andes, are some of the largest birds in the world.
This is a dark purple shade that is fully opaque in two coats. Spread your wings and fly with this nail polish as wild as the bird itself, to paraphrase the OPI words!
Como Se Llama
The llama is the national animal of Peru. This is the oldest domesticated animal in the world. It was used both as food and as a pack animal by the Incas, aiding this civilization throughout history.
This hue is described as a rich, boastful burgundy which transitions from day to night and back again.
I Love You Just Be-Cusco
As travellers from all over the world continue to be charmed by the imperial city of Cusco, just feel the warmth of this beautiful place filled with amazing temples, ancient cities and the Inca ruins. A visit to Cusco transports you back into the center of the ancient Andean culture.
It is described as a classic, romantic red which is modern and chic.
My Solar Clock is Ticking
Intihuatana, Urubamba is a wonder of the ancient technology, a clock which measured when it was time to celebrate the winter solstice—one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the entire empire.
This hue is described as a burnt red which can be worn round the clock.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Mountains
Ausangate mountain of the Peruvian Andes is one of the most magnificent geological features in the world. The mountain is striped with an array of dazzling colors where you will witness millions of years of geological and Peruvian history.
This rose pink will take you to new heights, over the rainbow, the mountains and from day to night.
I like the Peru collection very much. All the hues are beautiful, each one in its own way and the formula is excellent. The gorgeous Peruvian model, Juana Burga, is the face of the campaign which included some stunning photos and video clips of this land of natural beauty.
The nail polishes are available at Debenhams, Cyprus and the price for those in the Infinite Shine formula is 14,90EUR.