Thursday, August 15, 2013

OPI San Francisco Collection For Fall/Winter 2013 Swatches and Review

  San Francisco by OPI brings street chic style with West Coast flair to nails and toes for Fall/Winter 2013. This new collection features a palette ranging from sky and sea-colored hues of blues and gray to reds, burgundies and browns inspired by some of the city’s most iconic elements – Chinatown, the Golden Gate bridge and the Embarcadero. This fall mélange is mixed with texture, seen in three new Liquid Sand™ nail lacquers in earthy hues of taupe, blue and gray: It’s All San Andreas’s Fault, Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! and Alcatraz…Rocks. Liquid Sand lacquers dry to a textured, matte finish, infused with reflective sparkle.

“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.
 “With twelve colors ranging from moody grays and blues to garnet and ruby jewel tones, these lacquers are designed to accessorize fall’s hottest looks, from military details to winter whites,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “On fall runways, models were seen wearing luxurious textures from head to toe. The three new Liquid Sand nail lacquers incorporate the texture trend through nails, with rich matte finishes in colors to complement the season’s fashion.”

A-Piers to Be Tan
I shore do like this chocolaty tan.
Dining al Frisco
Just feast your eyes on this fresh-air blue!
Haven’t the Foggiest
Can’t tell you why I love this misty gray...I just do!
Peace & Love & OPI
This holographic sage and eggplant is far out!
Keeping Suzi at Bay
There’s no holding back this assertive navy blue.
Incognito in Sausalito
You better keep this almost-black blue under wraps.
Lost on Lombard
Oh garn-et! I’m all turned around!
I Knead Sour-Dough
Are you bready to wear this toasty warm brown?
Muir Muir on the Wall
This trailblazing plum is the fairest of all.
In the Cable Car-Pool Lane
Good golly, Miss Trolley, this rich burgundy takes me away!
Embarca-Dare Ya!
Betcha can’t pass up this marvelous magenta.
First Date at the Golden Gate
You and me and this shimmery ruby make three.
It’s All San Andreas’s Fault
I’d move mountains to get this textured earthy taupe!
Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!
Dog-gone it...fetch me that textured matte blue!
There’s no escaping this arresting textured gray.

    The formula on all of the colors in this collection was really great, they applied smooth and even and they dried really fast. I used two coats for all of these, other than First Date at the Golden Gate which needed three coats. All of these are shown without top coat. I really really liked all of these, but my only complaint would be that the creme shades seemed to chip faster than the shimmer/duochromes after I'd had them on for a few days.

  When I was swatching these, some of them really surprised me. I didn't really like a couple of these when I saw them in the bottle,(Embarca-Dare Ya!, I Knead Sour-Dough) but when I saw them on the nails in the sunlight they were really beautiful.

  My favorites from this collection were Alcatraz...Rocks,  Peace & Love & OPI, A-Piers to Be Tan, In the Cable Car-Pool Lane, Muir Muir on the Wall, and Keeping Suzi at Bay.

*These were sent for review

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