Thursday, August 8, 2013

OPI San Francisco Collection Fall/Winter 2013 Swatches and Review

OPI San Francisco Collection
Fall/Winter 2013
(press samples)

In addition to the three new Liquid Sand shades, OPI's fall/winter collection is full of warm, autumn-like colors offset by a handful of bold blues, a shiny foil, and even a little duochrome.


 
A-Piers to Be Tan
I shore do like this chocolaty tan.
(Reminds me of one of the most notorious OPI shades of all time: OPI And Apple Pie.  More caramel than chocolate, really.)


Dining al Frisco
Just feast your eyes on this fresh-air blue!




Embarca-Dare Ya!
Betcha can’t pass up this marvelous magenta.
(Has a small amount of pink/red/gold duochrome shift. Subtle.)



 
First Date at the Golden Gate
You and me and this shimmery ruby make three.
 


 
Haven’t the Foggiest
Can’t tell you why I love this misty gray...I just do!
(The most perfect pewter foil ever. Has a strong charcoal/deep grey tone, not pure bright silver.)



I Knead Sour-Dough
Are you bready to wear this toasty warm brown?



 
Incognito in Sausalito
You better keep this almost-black blue under wraps.



In the Cable Car-Pool Lane
Good golly, Miss Trolley, this rich burgundy takes me away!



 
Keeping Suzi at Bay
There’s no holding back this assertive navy blue.



 
Lost on Lombard
Oh garn-et! I’m all turned around!



 
Muir Muir on the Wall
This trailblazing plum is the fairest of all.
(Very good duochrome effect on this.  Goes from plum to bronze to green.  Reminds me of some of OPI's best discontinued colors, namely Black Tie Optional.)



 
 Peace & Love & OPI
This holographic sage and eggplant is far out!
(Steel blue to purple to teal multichrome.  It's not a dupe of Not Like The Movies, nor is it a dupe of Lippmann Wicked Game.)


The formula on these was mixed, but generally good.  The creme shades were perfect.  A dream to apply.  The shimmers were more sheer and uneven than I was anticipating and took an extra coat for evenness and opacity.  I did three coats of each, but only the shimmer shades needed the third coat.  Dry time is fast.  

A couple ho-hum colors, but also a couple of very cool ones.  My picks are Muir Muir On The Wall, Peace & Love & OPI, Haven't The Foggiest, and Keeping Suzi At Bay.  Two gorgeous duochrome shimmers, my new favorite silver foil and a vibrant but not neon blue creme.  

Don't forget to check out the Liquid Sand polishes that are part of this collection!


(Collection provided for review.)

35 comments:

  1. I am kind of surprised at how repetitive this collection is with some past collections from OPI and other nail polish brands. I can think of at least close dupes for at least a handful of these.

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    1. Yes, yes and more yes to that! I mean, the first color is unique. The rest, I swear are colors they already have; they just add/remove a little bit of sparkle and stick a different label on the bottom. I normally adore their seasonal collections. The good news here is that I pretty much already have these \(°_°)/

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    2. Yep. I feel like, been there, done that. The rest are very Sally Hansen.

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  2. Embarca-Dare Ya looks awesome! But it looks kind of similar to You Only Live Twice.. Not sure if I should get it.

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  3. I really shouldn't be liking A-Piers to Be Tan but I find it strangely alluring. It's the only one I'm thinking of getting from this collection

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  4. I don't know why, but this Fall collection by OPI does not sweep me off my feet. I only love Muir Muir on the Wall...

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  5. I hope you won't mind my asking how true are your photos of Muir Muir on the Wall. It doesn't look anywhere near this pretty in other swatches I've seen.

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    1. Scrangie's swatches are always the best! ;)

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    2. Agreed with you and Pink Pamalamma: Scrangie's swatches always seem to look prettier than others but she takes time to capture all nuances and looking at it in different lighting. But I also have to agree with you--bc bloggers only seem to show Muir Muir on the Wall as JUST a blackened plum shimmer (the first photo of it).

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  6. Scrangie, your swatches are always the best ever! I'm loving the blues and Peace, Love,& Opi.

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  7. Not impressed with the colours. They are pretty but nothing special to me.

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  8. Wow, this turned out to have a lot of gems! I especially loved A-Piers to Be Tan, Muir Muir on the Wall and Peace & Love & OPI... So want them! :D

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  9. a piers to be tan is awesome!

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  10. I've been most excited for Muir but you've convinced me I need Peace&Love&OPI, too, and maybe Embarca-dare Ya. BUY ALL THE DUOCHROMES!!! Even the weak ones. ♥

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  11. I think doing big collections like this spreads OPI too thin, so they have to repeat themselves with a lot of the colors. There are red and burgundy cremes and shimmers in the core line; I don't need them in a seasonal collection, too. And I don't ever need brushstrokey shimmers. Thank goodness for the duochromes they put in here!

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  12. Wow! I seriously want all of them.

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  13. I really like A Piers-To Be Tan. It's not a unique color by any means but I still want it. I Knead Sour dough reminds me of a browner version Schnapps Out Of It. Overall not that exciting a collection- though I do like The Liquid Sands

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  14. Much lusting going on here, love In the Cable Car Pool Lane and Incognito in Sausalito :)

    Sara at Belfast Beauty Love

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  15. The president of OPI was at our local beauty salon in SF today to promote the new collection. Such a nice man, and he even autographed boxes of the mini collections that he gave away just for stopping by!

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  16. I really like Muir Muir, Peace Love and OPI, and Haven't the Foggiest.

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  17. I want to try a piers to be tan, unique color.
    Nice reviews <3

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  18. Wow I wasn't expecting anything. I need to rethink this. I see some I may neeeeeed! Lol thank u ;)

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  19. Wow I wasn't expecting anything. I need to rethink this. I see some I may neeeeeed! Lol thank u ;)

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  20. I was just perusing these at lunch today.

    Are you going to do a post on Essie's fall 2013?

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  21. I gotta know, what is notorious about OPI And Apple Pie?

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    1. It's notorious for being the most hated OPI color of all time! Except... I like it. A lot. hahaha!

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  22. I gotta know, what is notorious about OPI And Apple Pie?

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  23. Muir Muir on the Wall is a serious problem to me. Very serious. That polish is gorgeous!

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  24. would you say that Peace, Love & OPI is a dupe for Essie's For the Twill of it?

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  25. would you say that Peace, Love & OPI is a dupe for Essie's For the Twill of It?

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