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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.!
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