OPI San Francisco Collection – Cremes




The weather seems to be picking up around here, and I’m kinda glad. It’s not that I necessarily love the Summer because I, in fact, HATE the heat, but I am tired of the stupid muggy dreary days. This is California for heaven’s sake! Today was pretty busy for me at work like most Mondays tend to be so I’m going to jump right in to the swatches. Yep, I know you’re all here for the swatches and not to listen to my complaining and rambling. But, before I move on to the swatches I want to say that I really love San Francisco even though I’ve only been there once. I have family up north so I went to visit once and we ended up taking a trip to San Francisco. What an awesome city–I can almost forgive Nor Cal for the whole “hella” thing after seeing such a gorgeous city. Anyway, let’s get to the pretty polishes!


OPI A-piers To Be Tan 1

OPI A-piers To Be Tan 2

OPI A-piers To Be Tan is an interesting color. Yes, this is one of those colors that you’re either going to love or you’re going to hate because I classify it as a pretty/ugly color. I am leaning towards liking this color because I don’t think I really have a dupe for this in my collection currently. The formula was nice and pigmented so I only needed two coats.

OPI First Date At the Golden Gate 1

OPI First Date At the Golden Gate 2

When I first saw OPI First Date At the Golden Gate, I wasn’t really blown away. It’s a red. I like red. I have a million reds. Still, it’s a nice color and it has kind of a jelly quality to it. I used two coats for the swatches above.

OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane 1

OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane 2

I have a soft spot for deep wine colors so OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane is a deep burgundy that I’ll be sure to sport this fall. The formula here was good so I only needed two coats.

OPI Incognito In Sausalito 1

OPI Incognito In Sausalito 2

I think that out of this second batch of colors that I swatched, OPI Incognito In Sausalito has got to be my favorite! It’s this deep inky blue that almost looks black but not quite! Despite how dark this color is, I noticed that I had a couple of bald spots after two coats so I had to apply a third coat. I think that if I had waited a couple of minutes in between coats, that would have been enough, but I’m always so impatient!

OPI Keeping Suzi At Bay 1

OPI Keeping Suzi At Bay 2

Have you had enough of delicious blues yet? If not, OPI Keeping Suzi At Bay is definitely going to fit the bill. The formula was nice but again, I think I created some bald spots by not waiting enough time in between coats so I ended up applying 3 coats.

OPI Lost In Lombard 1

OPI Lost In Lombard 2

And lastly, here is another red: OPI Lost In Lombard. The formula was nice and very pigmented so I didn’t have any application issues after two smooth coats.

So, now that you have seen the cremes in the OPI San Francisco Collection, what do you think? I’m a little conflicted because on the one hand, I think these all have a pretty good formula which is always appreciated AND they are beautiful, but are they really original? Nope. I consider half of these staple colors which means that you probably already have some dupes in your stash. My two favorites from the cremes are Incognito in Sausalito and In The Cable Car-pool Lane because they are just so rich and beautiful and I can see myself wearing them the most often out of all of these. The other two reds feel a little recycled in my opinion but then again, I am a polish hoarder so I may be biased. I am really looking forward to swatching the last 6 polishes in this collection because despite my preference for creme finishes, I think that the shimmers in my last post are going to win me over BIG TIME. I hope to have those for you guys by Wednesday. Ahhhh….so many pretty polishes and so little time! Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!



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34 thoughts on “OPI San Francisco Collection – Cremes

    1. We totally agree on this! I don’t know why I’m digging A-piers To Be Tan so much…the more I look at it, the more I like it but it’s just ugly too. lol Ugh!

  1. I think I like A-Piers? I may need to see it in person to really judge because it is definitely a pretty/ugly. The blues are pretty, but I was thinking exactly what you said – the cremes have a lot of staple colors that I already have dupes or near-dupes for.
    I’m so excited to see swatches of the rest of the collection though (eeeee!).
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    1. I think the other part of the collection is going to have more interesting/unique colors BUT I kind of see a frost and I’m already dreading swatching it., LOL I am surprised that people seem to be liking A-piers To Be Tan because I figured people would say it looks like poop.

  2. I like A-piers to be Tan. It is the color of butterscotch. I think I will definitely have to get that one along with Incognito in Sausalito. In the Cable Car lane has caught my eye too. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the collection has!

    1. Butterscotch, yes! Maybe that’s why I like it so much. My dad always had butterscotch or peppermint hard candy in his pockets so you totally reminded me of that!

  3. I like the first one. Everything else I’ve got something like it already. BTW got my package on Saturday. Thank you so much. Love the polishes.

  4. Wow! I was so so excited about this collection and now seeing these colors. I liked only “A-piers to be Tan” and “Cable Car-pool lane”.
    I am in love with San Francisco so lets hope the rest of the colors will be at least worth the city’s name for this collection.
    Thank you for swatching!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank you! Some of these are very been there done that but they are pretty enough. I guess it’s good for your wallet if you don’t lust after every single one. 🙂

  5. What I’d like to know is why a color named for the Golden Gate Bridge wasnt orange! I love the blues though.

  6. I love all of these with the exception of the first one lol it’s definetly a not like for me too unfortunately. That would look absolutely hideous on my nails against my pasty white casper skin.

  7. Yes! A-Piers to be Tan is amazing because it reminded me of Mexican hot chocolate/tootsie roll/coffee (with lots of cream/milk) etc. It’s a cozy food-like color, lol. Wearing it right now.

    1. Yummmm! Mexican hot chocolate (Ibarra here, not Abuelita) made with a molinillo so it’s nice and frothy. Yes! You are so right. It also reminded me of cajeta.

  8. OMG! If you come up here to visit your family, we *have* to go do Fisherman’s Wharf and all that. You’ll get to experience the cultural mélange that is BART, lol!
    My favorite since my first glimpses of the collection has been Lost on Lombard. I also like In the Cable Car-pool Lane an Incognito in Sausalito. I don’t *need* them, and I know I have similar for all three, but I still like ’em. 🙂

    1. Tons of practice! 🙂 I just try to paint my nails on a nice even surface with good lighting and go slowly. Most times I don’t need to do clean up, but if I do, I use a brush dipped in acetone to clean up the edge.

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