OPI San Francisco swatches

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I cannot believe that it has been months since I got to meet Suzi Weiss Fishman at the official OPI San Francisco unveiling (read about it HERE).  So much has happened since then, and I am JUST getting around to swatching some of these shades- I’m so behind *shame on me*.

You will shortly be seeing press releases and swatches of this OPI San Francisco Fall/Winter 2013 collection EVERYWHERE… but here are my swatches of:

Peace & Love & OPI

Dining A Frisco

First Date at the Golden Gate

Incognito in Sausalito

Peace & Love & OPI is described by OPI as: This holographic sage and eggplant is far out!

Please note, this is NOT a holographic polish as described by OPI in the press release.  That out of the way- I can see Peace & Love & OPI as being the TOP seller in this collection. 

This is a deep and metallic duochrome (quatrochrome?) shimmering eggplant, green, blue and charcoal grey.  Though my photos don’t show it, the shimmer is quite lovely in this shade and lifts this polish from being just a regular metallic finish. The color shift is quite strong- you can see all four tones on the nail at one time!  So pretty- so much personality in one shade.

And the name is quite charming too! 😉

The formula is not as thin on this one as I expected.  It has been my experience that duochromes need a minimum of three coats- this polish had great coverage in one coat.  Swatches are of two coats!

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Dining al Frisco is described by OPI as: Just feast your eyes on this fresh-air blue!

I own many a blue polish in my collection, but this is the first pearl finish blue for me.  The formula is easy to work with but it is a little streaky and will show ridges due to the pearly finish.

(two coats)

If you are a fan of blue shades, Dining Al Frisco will be a favourite for you for sure!

I have a strong feeling that this polish will be great for stamping too, as it is a nearly-one-coater (two used for swatches).

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First Date at the Golden Gate is described by OPI as: You and me and this shimmery ruby make three.

First Date at the Golden Gate is a sophisticated, romantic and ‘rusted’ red.  While still staying bright it almost leans brown/orange – … though, as I already mentioned, it remains a red (can you tell that describing shades is not my specialty) 😉 .

This shade is what I would coin a sophisticated/ mature red.

The formula?  This is a pure crelly- this polish has so much depth and shine.  The swatches are of three coats (NO topcoat!).

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Incognito in Sausalito is described by OPI as: You better keep this almost-black blue under wraps.

This is one of my personal favourites from the collection.  If you ever wanted to cheat on the traditional-black polish, this would be lovely to do it with 😉  This is a super deep, dark, edgy naviest-of-navy blues.

In addition to being an edgy dark shade, the formula on this polish is divine!  One coat is near-opaque.  Two coats does the trick. *swoon*

If you recall OPI’s I Saw… You Saw… We Saw Warsaw… well.. this shade is even darker, even deeper, so shiny (these swatches are without topcoat!).

The OPI San Francisco Fall/Winter 2013 collection will be available on August 7 of this year.

(pssst, this isn’t the last time you will be seining these shades BECAUSE, I will be using all four of these as bases for some lovely new Cirque topper shades next week 😉 ).

Are you looking forward to the darker/vampier Fall shades?

Thoughts on these four colors?


* products were handed out during the San Francisco official launch *
  • OMG look at Incognito in Sausalito, MORRI! So damn pretty, I’m in love *-*

  • Jess Smith

    I work in Saulsalito! Looks like I have to get the entire collevction! 😉

  • Nailista

    Hmm… Interesting colors. They’re a bit too dark for me but maybe I just feel so cause its summer now!! ;D

  • These are great colors for nail art. Sadly, I don’t own any of them lol.

  • That last one ♥♥♥ *swoon*

  • PolishedThalie

    I prefer the blues in this group. Looking forward to more swatches of the rest of this collection

  • Erin Ortiz

    Yay! I love Peace Love & OPI and Incognito in Sausalito. I can’t wait for August 7th 🙂

  • Oh that red and navy blueee ♥

  • Christine Steiner

    Hi Marta – beautiful swatches!!! Trust Opi to release classy with an edge shades for their seasonal collections!!! I really like their approach to also always have new shades for nailpolish fans who prefer more classical dos!! While those four shades probably won’t end up in my drawers I still find them beautiful and (except for the bright blue) elegant. My favorite from the above is the red! And I wear vampy shades all year – so I am always in for all of them 😉

  • Great swatches! Can’t wait to get mine! Its good to see a more universal polish brand come out with a multichrome polish that actually hits the nail that way too!

    • I was very pleased with the multi-chrome (thanks for using this word, it escaped me while writing the post) polish by OPI. I know you will love it.