Fall/Winter 2013: OPI “San Francisco” Collection, Photographs, Review, & Swatches

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Are you ready for some more Fall 2013 nail polishes? The OPI “San Francisco” Collection consists of twelve nail lacquers and three Liquid Sand polishes. There is really something here for everyone.

 

To me, the women of San Francisco and the city itself really epitomize today’s multifaceted beauty consumer,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  San Francisco offers a European flair with distinct West Coast attributes. These elements inspired a collection of urban chic nail lacquer shades, thanks to the sophisticated combination of high fashion and eclectic street style.

 

I’ve got swatches of all fifteen lacquers inside, so take a look!

[This review features press sample(s) sent for consideration.]

 

A-Piers To Be Tan (no flash)

A-Piers To Be Tan (no flash)

 

A-piers To Be Tan (with flash)

A-piers To Be Tan (with flash)

 

A-Piers To Be Tan is a chocolate-tan shade. Originally, I really disliked this color. It just didn’t look attractive in the bottle at all if you know what I mean. I do like it on my nails though…it’s very “mocha latte” and a good color for fall. It had a nice opaque formula and needed just two coats.

 

 

Dining Al Frisco (no flash)

Dining al Frisco (no flash)

 

Dining Al Frisco (with flash)

Dining al Frisco (with flash)

 

Dining al Frisco is a metallic sky blue. This was pigmented and needed only two coats, though because it’s a metallic it will show some streak marks.

 

 

Peace & Love & OPI (no flash)

Peace & Love & OPI (no flash)

 

Peace & Love & OPI (with flash)

Peace & Love & OPI (with flash)

 

Peace & Love & OPI is a sage green with an eggplant purple reflect. The duo-chrome effect on this metallic polish is really pretty and nice. The formula on this one was a little weird. I kept getting way too much polish on my brush, even though I was swiping it against the rim of the bottle, so it kind of created an overflow of polish on my nails. I think next time I wear this I’ll go as thin as possible with my coats.

 

 

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane (no flash)

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane (no flash)

 

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane (with flash)

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane (with flash)

 

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane is a rich burgundy-merlot creme. This is what I expect out of a fall nail polish collection. It was rich, opaque, and really beautiful. I love it.

 

 

Keeping Suzi At Bay (no flash)

Keeping Suzi At Bay (no flash)

 

Keeping Suzy At Bay (with flash)

Keeping Suzi At Bay (with flash)

 

Keeping Suzi At Bay is another fantastic fall color. It’s a rich cobalt blue creme that is opaque in 1-2 coats.

 

 

Incognito in Sausalito (no flash)

Incognito in Sausalito (no flash)

 

Incognito in Sausalito (with flash)

Incognito in Sausalito (with flash)

 

Incognito in Sausalito is an almost black blue creme. I LOVE this one. It’s incredibly vampy and rich in color. It almost looks black but then the light hits it and you can see it’s a very dark navy color.

 

 

Haven't The Foggiest (no flash)

Haven’t The Foggiest (no flash)

 

Haven't The Foggiest (with flash)

Haven’t The Foggiest (with flash)

 

Haven’t The Foggiest is a true metallic silver with shimmer in it. I like the addition of the shimmer to it, as it helps make the metallic formula look streak-less. Very pretty and very pigmented in just two coats!

 

 

Muir Muir On The Wall (no flash)

Muir Muir On The Wall (no flash)

 

Muir Muir On The Wall (with flash)

Muir Muir On The Wall (with flash)

 

Muir Muir On The Wall is another duo-chrome with a blackened base that flashes bright plum-burgundy. This is a really pretty shade that lights up unexpectedly.

 

 

I Knead Sour-Dough (with flash)

I Knead Sour-Dough (with flash)

 

I Knead Sour-Dough is a frosty metallic warm rusty brown. I’ll be honest…I just don’t like the color of this one that much. It’s not very flattering on my fingers and the frostiness kind of makes it look dated in my opinion. The formula on this one was nice in just two coats though.

 

 

Embarca-Dare Ya! (no flash)

Embarca-Dare Ya! (no flash)

 

Embarca-Dare Ya! is a shimmery metallic fuchsia. I had issues with this polish being a bit goopy and feeling too thick on my nails. I suggest doing very thin coats of polish when you wear this shade.

 

 

First Date At The Golden Gate (with flash)

First Date At The Golden Gate (with flash)

 

First Date At The Golden Gate is a true red creme. Pretty shade, not unique in any way, but will appeal to red nail polish lovers.

 

 

Lost On Lombard (no flash)

Lost On Lombard (no flash)

 

Lost On Lombard (with flash)

Lost On Lombard (with flash)

 

Lost On Lombard is a garnet creme. This one was nice and smooth and opaque in two coats. This is a really nice festive shade for fall.

 

 

It’s All San Andreas’s Fault (with flash)

It’s All San Andreas’s Fault (with flash)

 

It’s All San Andreas’s Fault is the first of three Liquid Sand polishes in this collection. It’s an earthy grey-taupe shade. You don’t use a base or top coat when using the Liquid Sand polishes since they are supposed to dry matte and textured. I have to say that I actually dig this shade with the Liquid Sand formula. It looks very New York City concrete-jungle grunge.

 

 

Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! (no flash)

Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! (no flash)

 

Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! is the second of the Liquid Sand polishes. It’s a lovely textured navy blue. I had no problems at all with the opacity of these Liquid Sand polishes…they were all very pigmented.

 

 

Alcatraz...Rocks (no flash)

Alcatraz…Rocks (no flash)

 

Alcatraz...Rocks (with flash)

Alcatraz…Rocks (with flash)

 

Alcatraz…Rocks is my favorite of the entire collection. It’s the third and last Liquid Sand polish in the collection, but what is nice about this is you can wear it with a top coat if you’d like to turn it into a shiny polish. It’s a multi-dimensional glitter that is quite complex. It’s a navy-grey with tons of sparkling metallic shimmer in it. It’s gorgeous matte and textured, as well as with a top coat. It’s also opaque in just one coat.

 

 

 

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The OPI “San Francisco” Collection 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 http://www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

 

 

 

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