OPI San Francisco Collection – Shimmers

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It’s Wednesday which means that I am doing a little happy dance because I had the day off! Woot! Even more importantly, I was able to sleep in until 7 am which was an unbelieavable treat. I don’t think the majority of people have to wake up at 3:45 am to get to work by 5:00 so sleeping in feels like heaven. I’ve been rewatching the first season of The Walking Dead all morning so I feel kind of scared and jumpy, but man is this show good. I didn’t do as much swatching as I was hoping to do since I was able to finish the swatches for this post last night.

Today I have the third and final part of my posts featuring the OPI San Francisco Collection. (You can see my posts for the cremes and the liquid sands by clicking on the links.) This post is going to feature the shimmers which also include some multi-chrome goodness. Let’s get this polish show on the road!

OPI Dining Al Frisco 1

OPI Dining Al Frisco 2

When I first started seeing swatches of OPI Dining Al Frisco, I was thinking to myself: “No, oh no. Not a frost, please no!!!” While this isn’t as frosty as I thought it was going to be, it’s still not a color I would normally gravitate towards and the application is a bit tricky because it’s very prone to brushstrokes.

OPI Embarca-dare  Ya! 1

OPI Embarca-dare  Ya! 2

If you love glowing lit-from-within polishes, you’re probably going to like OPI Embarca-dare Ya! I really like the base color of this polish but it did seem a little thin upon application. The second coat gave me an opaque finish.

OPI Haven't The Foggiest 1

OPI Haven't The Foggiest 2

OPI Haven’t The Foggiest isn’t very interesting to me. I’m not a big fan of silvery polishes. The application of this polish is great because it’s very easy to control, and it’s practically a one coater. I no longer have OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, but this reminds me a lot of it.

OPI I Knead Sour-dough 1

OPI I Knead Sour-dough 2

I wasn’t expecting to like OPI I Knead Sour-dough but it really won me over once I applied it. The formula on this one also seemed a little thin, but two coats were enough for a nice even finish. This one reminds me of a darker and more glow-y version of Gouda Gouda Two Shoes. It’s not a dupe by any means, but it’s definitely a relative.

OPI Muir Miur On The Wall 1

OPI Muir Miur On The Wall 2

OPI Muir Miur On The Wall is so gorgeous. The pigmentation on this was deceptively thin but it looked perfect once I applied the second coat. I love dark blackened colors like this especially when they have some amazing shimmer.

OPI Peace & Love & OPI 1

OPI Peace & Love & OPI 2

Last but certainly not least, here is the belle of the ball: OPI Peace & Love & OPI. I had heard talk about how amazing this polish is and I am so mad at myself for not being able to capture it’s full multi-chrome goodness. You can kind of see the purple flash at the edges which is basically just one of the colors that you will see as you change the angle of this polish.  It’s just gorgeous.

So what do you think? My three favorites from this part of the collection are I Knead Sour-dough, Muir Muir On The Wall and Peace & Love & OPI. I hope you have liked my swatches of this 15 piece collection. I’m sorry if I have now enabled you to purchase some or all of these–apparently it’s what I do best. Don’t forget to let me know if you have any favorites. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.!

 

 

San Francisco nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. San Francisco by OPI will be available August 7, 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

 

23 thoughts on “OPI San Francisco Collection – Shimmers

  1. 24 July, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    You are a total enabler. Gahhh. I already knew I had to have Peace, Love & OPI but now I really want Muir, Muir too.
    And a Walking Dead marathon is always a good choice for a day off in my opinion 🙂
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      I did that last night too as I swatched a bunch of polishes and then I had bad zombie dreams. haha

      You know enabling is my specialty. 😉

  2. 24 July, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Really great colors! This collection is awesome 🙂
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      It really is a nice collection.

  3. 24 July, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    the cremes were my favorite!
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Same here!

  4. 24 July, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Peace, Love & OPI will be miiiiine!
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      I’m sure they will. lol

  5. 24 July, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    My favorites are I Knead Sour-dough and Peace Love & OPI.
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Great choices! Those two are really pretty.

  6. Courtney T
    24 July, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    How does Peace & Love & OPI compare with Borghese’s Stellare Notte? I have that one so I’m curious if they are dupes? or near dupes

    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      I don’t have that one so I wouldn’t be able to tell you. From seeing swatches online, it looks pretty similar.

  7. 24 July, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Pretty sure I am going to pick up Haven’t the Foggiest and Muir Muir. Muir Muir is just freakin’ gorgeous!!
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      It really is! I love it.

  8. 24 July, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Yeah, Peace Love & OPI is excellent! I live in the SF Bay Area so I had to get a couple of these – that one, I Haven’t the Foggiest, and Alcatraz Rocks, because. Awesome swatches! 🙂
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      You were practically obligated since you’re from the SF area! 🙂 Great choices!

  9. 24 July, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Okay i see myself spending TONS on OPIs again …
    Muir Muir / Alkatraz…Rockz / A piers to be tan/ In the Cable Car-pool lane
    These 4 are my absolute favorites 🙂
    Thank you so much for showing them to us 😉

    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      Sorry for the major enabling, but I’m glad you liked them. 🙂

  10. silviabia
    25 July, 2013 at 4:55 am

    I Knead Sour-dough looks so great!!

    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      That’s a great choice! I love that one.

  11. 25 July, 2013 at 5:52 am

    these are pretty but I am with you I hate these types of polishes, so much work and the brush strokes, ugg! I do love the sour dough one though, really pretty!
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    1. 28 July, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Brush strokes drive me nuts!!

  12. Lesley
    12 August, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    We need to make you a crown that says “Queen of Enabling.”
    When I saw I haven’t the Foggiest, I thought, “Ooo!” and then I thought of Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, which I have and love, hahaha.
    I kind of like I Knead Sourdough, but, why? It’s kind of grandma. Well, I am old now, hahaha.
    Miur Miur on the wall reminds me of an old Revlon that I have. I should dig it out!
    Oooohhhh, Courtney T. just alerted me to a dupe alert! I DO have that Borghese (I got it from a blog sale). Maybe THAT’s why I’m not going all crazy for the multichromes. Phew! Now I feel better. 😉

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