OPI California Dreaming Collection Summer 2017

Hello friends. It’s been a slow few days chez moi so I ended up busting out all my swatching paraphernalia which includes my lighting and light box. I had been experimenting with swatching in direct sunlight, but I wasn’t quite satisfied with the results. I hadn’t had a massive swatch session in a long time and I can say I kind of missed it. I just wish that I had prepared myself by purchasing lint free cotton rounds because I had a hell of  a hard time dealing with all the fuzzies. Anyway, today I want to share with you my swatches of the OPI California Dreaming Collection for Summer 2017. Being a born and bred California girl, of course I was excited to see a collection paying homage to my home state but the colors just kind of threw me off. Before I get into the details, let me show you some swatches.

 

OPI California Dreaming Collection To The Mouse House We Go!

OPI California Dreaming Collection To The Mouse House We Go!

OPI To The Mouse House We Go!

This magic red is for kissable lips, polka dot bows and tempting apples.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Me, Myselfie & I

OPI California Dreaming Collection Me, Myselfie & I

OPI Me, Myselfie & I

But enough about me, doesn’t this coral look good in my selfie?

OPI California Dreaming Collection Santa Monica Beach Peach

OPI California Dreaming Collection Santa Monica Beach Peach

OPI Santa Monica Beach Peach

Go ahead and hit the beach, this punchy orange has your back.

OPI California Dreaming Collection This Is Not Whine Country

OPI California Dreaming Collection This Is Not Whine Country

OPI This Is Not Whine Country

The merlot the merrier I always say.   

OPI California Dreaming Collection GPS I Love You

OPI California Dreaming Collection GPS I Love You

OPI GPS I Love You

I couldn’t have pinked a sweeter travelling companion.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Time For A Napa

OPI California Dreaming Collection Time For A Napa

OPI Time For A Napa

It’s always the right moment for this bubbly hot coral.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Malibu Pier Pressure

OPI California Dreaming Collection Malibu Pier Pressure

OPI Malibu Pier Pressure

This cotton candy pink has a very persuasive vibe.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Excuse me, Big Sur!

OPI California Dreaming Collection Excuse me, Big Sur!

OPI Excuse me, Big Sur!

This rose may be soft, but it’s not afraid to speak up.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia

OPI California Dreaming Collection Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia

OPI Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia

Finding the perfect peach is a tall order.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Feeling Frisco

OPI California Dreaming Collection Feeling Frisco

OPI Feeling Frisco

This nude’s bound to put you in a Bayful mood.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Sweet Carmel Sunday

OPI California Dreaming Collection Sweet Carmel Sunday

OPI Sweet Carmel Sunday

You’re always a treat in this glistening gold.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Don't Take Yosemite For Granite

OPI California Dreaming Collection Don't Take Yosemite For Granite

OPI Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite

Of quartz not! Everyone appreciates this shimmering slate.

Welp, I like this collection and I don’t. Part of me loves some of the shades but part of me doesn’t see the spirit of my home state reflected in this collection.

Was I the only one wishing for a polish called “Welcome to the OC, Bitch!”? Yes? No? Well, ok. I didn’t have any issues with the formula on these polishes. For all of my swatches, I used two generous coats of polish and 1 coat of glossy top coat. I was not expecting some of these shades to have a jelly formula. To The Mouse House We Go! and This Is Not A Whine Country have a jelly formula but they do build up fairly nicely so you don’t really have to worry about VNL. I did want to mention that my swatch of To The Mouse House We Go! has some shimmer flecks–that is not part of the polish; my top coat brush had some shimmer flecks from Sweet Carmel Sunday that unfortunately transferred to my swatch of To The Mouse House We Go! I absolutely love pink and coral polish shades so you can imagine that I quite enjoyed the shades in this collection. My absolute favorites are Excuse Me, Big Sur!, GPS I Love You, Malibu Pier Pressure and Time For A Napa.  I found a surprise like in Sweet Carmel Sunday–who am I?  The cutest part of the collection was the PR package. I posted some shots on my instagram:

So what do you guys think about the OPI California Dreaming Collection? Have you picked up any of the shades yet? The collection is available in both classic Nail Lacquer and Long-Wear Infinite Shine formulas. Nail Lacquers retail for $10.00 ($13.50 CAN) each and Infinite Shine retails for $12.50 ($16.95 CAN) at Professional Salons, as well as Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, Sally Beauty, ULTA and ulta.com and Macy’s.

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OPI California Dreaming Collection

OPI California Dreaming Collection

17 thoughts on “OPI California Dreaming Collection Summer 2017

  1. 5 June, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Some great colors for summer in this collection.
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    1. 5 June, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Yes! Some hot oranges, pinks and reds–perfect for Summer.

  2. Lesley
    5 June, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Well…I like the PR better than the collection, haha. Kind of underwhelming colors and def. not what I’d think of for California.
    That sounds so grouchy…I’m just a polish snob, lol (aren’t we all?).

    1. 5 June, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Oh, ok Negative Nancy. LOL Well, you know I feel the same way but there are some really beautiful corals and pinks here even if we don’t think the collection truly represents our HELLA AWESOME STATE.

  3. 5 June, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    The oranges and pinks were my faves.

    1. 5 June, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      The pinks just called to me!

  4. 5 June, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I’m not a huge OPI fan, but I love how shiny and squishy some of these were.

    1. 5 June, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      That they are! They kill me with their cremes.

  5. Tracey
    6 June, 2017 at 12:24 am

    These definitely do have a summer feel to them. That pink is stunning x

  6. 6 June, 2017 at 6:52 am

    This collection is great, but I’m digging Yosemite.

  7. My Nail Polish Obsession
    6 June, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I like all these colors! Maybe I’m biased bc I’m a CA native!

  8. 6 June, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I wasn’t super-into this collection but still picked up the mini set for the collector in me.

  9. 6 June, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I have mine waiting to be swatched and now I can’t wait! They’re beautiful.

  10. Ehmkay Nails
    7 June, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I do love some of the colors but the palette is just too similar. All neutrals and some corals? I need more!

  11. 7 June, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I’m loving all of those pinks!

  12. Lacquerexpression
    13 June, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Gorgeous swatches. The pinks and corals are my favorites from the collection.

  13. 14 June, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    There are some colours that I do like here myself, while others I’m not a fan of!
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