OPI’s New Orleans collection debuted for Spring/Summer 2016. I have five of the twelve shades from the collection, because it’s that good, and I recently just learned that apparently I’m not done with this collection two years later. I recently added shade six of twelve to the mix. Prior to, the shades I own are Rich Girls and Po Boys, Let Me Bayou A Drink, I Manicure for Beads, Got Myself Into A Jambalaya, and Take A Right On Bourbon Street. Now Cajun Shrimp has been added and I’m a little obsessed.
Normally I’m not a huge fan of red. I’ve been told several times over the years that red compliments me very well, but I just don’t see it. I experiment with it here and there, but never end up truly sold. So with ‘Cajun Shrimp’ it came up on my Instagram feed one day. I noticed how pretty it was, like really pretty, and decided I needed to try it. My next Ulta trip I saw they had maybe three bottles left so of course I had to snatch one up. The minute I used it I got excited. It’s seriously a pretty red.
‘Cajun Shrimp’ is pretty opaque for the most part, but two shades is definitely needed for full coverage. It also has a very creamy application. The red is very bright and has orange undertones to it. It’s important to note ‘Cajun Shrimp’ is highly pigmented, therefore be mindful of when you’re taking off this nail polish. It will run onto your skin, so just remember a little extra clean up will be required once you get the polish off your nails.
I truly feel like this color will pair well with MANY skin tones.
This type of red is really fun, and I feel like it will be a color I use a lot this summer. And because I just can’t have plain nails, I added a little something extra by grabbing my dotting tool and using OPI’s ‘Rich Girls and Po Boys’ to add two small dots at the bottom of each nail. The color combo made the manicure that much more fun. I’m definitely glad I stepped out of my red comfort zone to add this color to my collection. I can’t wait to experiment with it more.