Tag: In The Cable Car-pool Lane

Stamping Saturdays #52

Stamping Saturdays #52

Saturday is my favorite day of the week, and not just because of Stamping Saturdays–ha! I have a 4 day weekend to enjoy so I’m kind of in lazy heaven right now. I’ve been so dang tired this week so I’m hoping that this break with recharge me. I don’t have too much planned for this weekend, so I’m going to try to get some swatching done. I am still dealing with my damaged right hand nails so you’re continuing to see my left hand. In fact, I changed the shape of my nails to more of an almond shape on my right hand because they were tearing at the corners due to how weak they are. The last time I changed the shape of my nails, people didn’t seem too happy with the shape but I’m going to keep it until the damage grows out. Last night I could not figure out what to do for today’s Stamping Saturdays so I went with a color that I love: OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane.

1 2In The Cable Car-pool Lane (press sample) is one of my favorite colors from the San Francisco Collection. Just look how glossy and delicious it is.

3 4For my stamping, I used my favorite stamping gold, Essie Good As Gold, and an image from Born Pretty plate BP-21. I really like the combination of the base color and the gold even if the actual design is just ok.

So what do you think of this mani? If you are in the US, do you also have a nice long weekend? Well, I hope that you’re doing well today and are enjoying your Saturday. Check out the other Stamping Saturdays designs below and join us on Instagram by tagging your posts #stampingsaturdays so I can find you. Also, if you haven’t entered my flash giveaway which is running for one week, make sure to click here to enter. Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

 Loading InLinkz ...
Stamping Saturdays #17

Stamping Saturdays #17

Holy shitballs you guys…I had a bad day yesterday. My day was a perfect comedy of errors so it’s not like something horrendous happened to me, it was just that EVERYTHING was going wrong. I ended up going to dinner with a friend and then we ended up drinking (a lot of beer–ha!) and watching the show My Strange Addiction. Do you know how much stranger that show is when you’re wasted? I am miraculously not hung over this morning which is great considering that I needed to put this post together. Thankfully I had completed my manicure yesterday when it was 5,000 degrees–even my fingers were sweating! Anyway, let’s get the polish show on the road!

OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane 1OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane 2OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane 3For my base color, I used OPI In The Cable Car-pool Lane (press sample) which is simply goygeous. It is so shiny and squishy. I’m still loving the whole San Francisco Collection despite popular opinion.

MoYou London Pro Collection 18For my stamped design, I use my MoYou London Pro Collection 18 plate (press sample) and Essie Good As Gold.

MoYou London Pro Collection 18 1MoYou London Pro Collection 18 2MoYou London Pro Collection 18 3I really like how this turned out! I know this isn’t a very Spring/Summer manicure, but I don’t care. I will always wear whatever I’m in the mood for and this is what I wanted to wear yesterday.

It’s supposed to be a lot cooler this weekend (not in the 90’s) so I’m looking forward to not sweating while I sit on the couch and just watch TV. I’m also hoping to get some swatching done but there was a Zoya tragedy at the hands of Peanut yesterday. I’ll leave the story for the actual post. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you’ll link up your posts if you are participating in Stamping Saturdays. Have a great day, and I will talk to you soon!

 Loading InLinkz ...
OPI San Francisco Collection – Cremes

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!



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!