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Windy City Pedicures: A Look Back at OPI's Homage to Chicago

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Remember when OPI launched their Chicago collection? It's been a few years (the collection launched wayyy back in 2005) and most of the shades aren't even being sold anymore, but we still get a little nostalgic when we think back to the polish brand's decision to build an entire line dedicated to our city. Let's have a look back at the colors, shall we?

Windy City Pretty: A soft, neutral mauve that's perfect for spring. You may be able to snag this out-of-production shade on Amazon.

All That Razz-berry: This bold fushcia isn't being made anymore but it may be available if you do a little digging.

ChicaGO Get a Manicure: It's a bright pink/red fusion that you can probably find here

Lincoln ParK After Dark: This inky dark shade became one of the brand's staples. It's still very much available for purchase and continues to be one of OPI's most popular shades.

Marooned on the Magnificient Mile: This deep red was discontinued. Amazon to the rescue again.

The Grape Lakes: Sometime it seems like polish companies just produce the same colors over and over, but this silver-flecked purple is actually original.

Skinny Dip'n in Lake Michigan: This subtly sparkly nude is a great barely-there polish.

My Kind of Brown: Surprisingly this shade doesn't appear to be brown.

Mrs. O'Leary's BBQ: This vampy red has obvious brown undertones. It's bold and sophisticticated, but it's probably best for the winter.

That's an 'El' of a Color: The warm-toned red is just a little bit more glamorous than a ride of the Red Line.

O'Hare and Nails Look Great: Good luck finding this discontinued shade, but no worries: It's a fairly typical red.

Got the Blue For Red: This deep red is still available at any retailer. It is, after all, a classic.

Are these shades too bold for your taste? There's also Chicago Champagne Toast, which is muted but still perks up hands and feet with a subtle shimmer.
· OPI [Official Site]