Hi ladies! Awhile back, I had the honour to attend a product launch breakfast as a guest of OPI's PR company. Following the exciting event, an incredible goodie bag was provided for the guests and as a result, I have the utmost pleasure in sharing the gorgeous nail polishes from OPI's San Francisco collection with you today. This beautiful collection consists of 15 nail polishes so be prepared for a huge post!
First up, the crèmes and jelly formulas of the collection.
A-piers to be tan is a yellow toned brown. It looks terrible on me but I will definitely find many uses for it in nail art :)
Keeping Suzi at bay is a gorgeous blue crelly. At first glance it looks like a dupe to OPI...Eurso Euro from the Euro Centrale collection but it's a lot less bright and has a slightly dusty look next to the Eurso Euro. Very appropriate for the cooler season!
In the cable car-pool lane is a burgandy jelly. It looks similar to OPI Anti-bleak but with a jelly-ish formula. I say jelly-ish because it's definitely somewhere between a crelly and a jelly.
Lost in Lombard is a dusty red nail polish. I love the dusty look - it's just so appropriate for the cooler months! However, it's not exactly a unique colour but for someone who is only just exploring the red toned shades in the nail polish world, this one is a keeper.
First date at the Golden Gate is quite similar to Lost in Lombard...initially. You can see that it is a more orange toned red and it's got more of a jelly finish. I'm a bit torn between the two because whilst I prefer the shade of Lost in Lombard, I love the name of First date the Golden Gate more. Dilemma!
Incognito in Susalito is definitely one of my favourites from the crèmes this half of the collection. No surprise really, given that it's so dark and dusty ♥ It's a very dark shade of inky blue, but not to the point where it looks black. Loveeeeeee!
Dining Alfrisco is a light sky blue with a dense silver shimmer. The shimmer almost gives the polish a frosty appearance and you have to be a little more careful to avoid obvious brush strokes. Very pretty though, and in a shade of blue I adore ♥
I knead sour-dough has a beautiful red shimmer running throughout it, giving the overall shade a red-toned brown look. This one is definitely very appropriate for the cooler weather and really reminds me of hot chocolate ;)
Haven't the foggiest is a dense silver foil. Has a blue tinge to it.
Muir muir on the wall. Where do I even start?! It's a gorgeous dark burgundy shade with the most awesome shimmer. I have to admit, when I first saw this in person, it reminded me so much of Every month is Octoberfest, from the Germany collection from last year's Fall collection. For a quick comparison, here is my review of Every month is Octoberfest from last year (I believe there was a mix up with the labelling of this polish and German-icure by OPI - the bottle I received was named the latter, hence the name difference in my review. It has since been confirmed to be EMIO though).
Peace & love & OPI is the beautiful duochrome of the collection. Yes, the press release did describe this one to be a holographic polish and no, it isn't holographic. A little bit of a bummer, but the gorgeous colour shift does make up for it a little :) The shift is in no way subtle and you can constantly catch yourself staring at your nails when wearing Peace & love & OPI...at least, I did ;)
Embarca-dare ya is a bright raspberry shimmer. There is a slight duochrome shift visible in the bottle but it doesn't make an appearance on the nail, unfortunately.
Ahhh, now for the Liquid Sands :)
Wharf wharf wharf is the first of two Liquid Sands made by OPI so far which do not have a glitter finish. It applies like a crème polish but once dry, forms a gritty and textured finish. I'm actually surprised that I like this polish, considering I was expecting glitters.
It's all San Andrea's fault is the second Liquid Sand without the glitter finish. Again, I was surprised that I liked it - you can expect to see this in a chocolate themed manicure shortly too ;)
Alcatraz...rocks. Ahhhh, the beautiful multicoloured Liquid Sand. This was the only polish which required three coats from me to be fully opaque, although I'm sure you can get away with two thicker coats. I have no words, just ogle instead ♥ It's no wonder this one is my favourite from the collection - actually, I don't know if I love Peace & love & OPI or Alcatraz...rocks more ;) They're both too beautiful!
Whew, that was one huge post! My picks from this collection will have to be Peace & love & OPI, Incognito in Sausalito, Muir muir on the wall, Wharf wharf wharf and Alcatraz...rocks. What will you be getting when this collection is released?
The San Francisco collection will be available from August 8th at David Jones, Myer stores and selected beauty salons & saps across Australia. Each bottle retails for $19.95.
Thanks for reading!