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OPI Fall 2013 San Francisco Collection Swatches & Review

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Hi guys! Today I have the OPI San Francisco Collection for Fall to share with you! This year OPI has given us a super sized collection that includes 6 cremes, 6 shimmers, and 3 liquid sand polishes. Funny enough even though I’m born and raised in California I’ve never been to San Francisco, the closest I’ve been is Monterey Bay which is a couple hours south. Should I ever make it up to San Francisco I’m going to have to wear some of these while I’m there!

A-Piers To Be Tan is a tan/brown creme. I feel like this is a good fall neutral, it won’t wash you out as much as a lighter neutral might if you aren’t as tan during the fall/winter months. I don’t really have that problem since we don’t really have seasons here though ūüôĀ The formula was good on this one, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Alcatraz…Rocks is the first liquid sand in this collection, it’s a smoky navy/purple with different colors of shimmer. The shimmer colors that stood out most were pink and gold but it’s pretty complex with a lot of colors. I freaking love this….love. If you like textures you will need this…even if you don’t like textures you will need this, it’s insane with top coat! The formula was great, it was nice and opaque and easy to apply. Dry time was also good, it was completely dried down in about 30 minutes, but it was dry to the touch in about 15. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Below is Alcatraz…Rocks with top coat. I used a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food topped with KBShimmer Clearly On Top for my photos. This was so pretty this way, photos just don’t do it justice! Both photos below are in natural sunlight.

Dining Al Frisco is a sky blue shimmer. This is a bit on the frosty side, I actually was like “ugh…why” when I saw it in the bottle but I kinda like it on the nail. It’s not as frosty as I thought it was going to be and I like the color. The formula was great, it was easy to apply and not overly streaky as frosts can sometimes be. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Embarca-Dare Ya! is a magenta shimmer. This has the slightest touch of a golden duochrome to it, I could only see it in the shade with my hand at the perfect angle but it was there haha! The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

First Date At The Golden Gate is a classic red. OPI says this is a shimmer but good luck seeing that shimmer. I didn’t even realize it had shimmer until I tried to do a saran wrap manicure with it a few days ago. The formula was good, it was almost crelly-ish! I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Haven’t The Foggiest is a silver/grey shimmer. This is very foiled like on the nail. The formula was fantastic, it was easy to apply and had perfect opacity. I used 1 coat for the photos below.

I Knead Sour-Dough is a brownish red with red shimmer. I didn’t think much of this in the bottle but it’s very pretty on the nail. It’s one of those ugly/pretty shades that I like!¬† It does lean a little frosty with the shimmer in it but it was not streaky at all. The formula was good, it had a nice consistency and applied easily. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane is a dark berry creme. I feel like I’ve got a lot of colors close to this but it’s a nice color if you don’t already have something similar in your stash…very classic looking. The formula was good, it was a little bit patchy on the first coat but perfect with the second. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Incognito In Sausalito is a blackened navy creme. This was very very dark, it did look black most of the time. The only time I could really tell it was blue was out in direct sunlight. The formula was great, it could easily be a 1 coater depending on how you polish. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

It’s All San Andreas’s Fault is a taupe brown creamy liquid sand polish. I like the color of this but I’m not sure if I like it with the texture. What I did like about this is that even after it dried it still had a little bit of shine to it, the texture was also on the subtle side both with how it looked and how it felt. The formula was great, it was a really nice consistency and the opacity was great. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Keeping Suzi At Bay is a blue creme. This is a nice middle ground between cobalt and navy….I like all things blue so I don’t think I’ll be shocking anyone when I say that I really like this one haha! The formula was great, I also had no issues with this staining which was nice. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Lost On Lombard is a dark red creme. This is similar to First Date At The Golden Gate but it’s a couple shades darker. The formula was good, it flowed nicely on to the nail and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Muir Muir On The Wall is a blackened plum with an intense plum shimmer that has a touch of a golden duochrome to it. This is reminiscent of a couple of polishes OPI did in their Germany Collection, it also reminds me of the old duochrome that OPI used to do that I loved so much. The formula was good, it was a bit on the sheer side on the first coat but completely opaque with the second. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Peace & Love & OPI is a grey-based duo-chrome. This doesn’t look very exciting out in the sun but it’s a stunner in the shade with a very strong duo-chrome that shifts from blue to purple. The formula was great on this, typically polishes like this are very sheer and need to be layered over a darker color to get them opaque, but Peace & Love & OPI was nice and opaque! I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! is a navy blue creamy liquid sand. Much like It’s All San Andreas’s Fault when this dries down completely it still has a bit of a shine to it. I like this one much better than It’s All San Andreas’s Fault…the navy is perfect for Fall. The formula was good but a little bit thinner than I personally prefer. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight

Whew, that was a long post! Overall I do like the collection even though I think most of the colors have been done several times below. My pick from the collection is Alcatraz…Rocks!

The San Francisco Collection is officially available on 8/7/13 at professional salons including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, Ulta and Ulta.com. Each polish retails for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN)
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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!¬† Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable ūüôĀ Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.¬† The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my¬†Indie spam¬†post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with¬†Tartofraises¬†somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog¬†here.¬† The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of¬†The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.¬† If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog¬†here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with¬†Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post¬†here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like Llarowe, Harlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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