OPI Dining Al Frisco is an icy blue nail polish from the OPI San Francisco Collection that’ll be dropping in August.
I can picture this being a great base for wintry nail art, maybe with some penguins? 😉
Even though the San Francisco Collection is coming to stores in August, it’s actually a fall/winter collection, so it’s right on point.
Something about this polish reminded me of slick car paint, even though I can’t think of when I’ve ever seen a vehicle in this colour.
My dad would’ve loved this shade. Haha, no, not because he wore nail polish (although he used to let me paint his toenails for fun once). Blue was his favourite colour in general, and the lighter blues in particular. So when I wore this, I thought about my father.
OPI Dining Al Frisco Pictures
OPI Dining Al Frisco Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Dining Al Frisco
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Fresh-air blue (Yes)
- Name: OPI Dining Al Frisco
- Collection: OPI San Francisco Collection Fall/Winter 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI San Francisco Collection press release & quick swatches of all the shades
- Colours Available in the Collection: A-Piers to Be Tan, Dining al Frisco, Haven’t the Foggiest, Peace & Love & OPI, Keeping Suzi at Bay, Incognito in Sausalito, Lost on Lombard, I Knead Sour-Dough, Muir Muir on the Wall, In the Cable Car-Pool Lane, Embarca-Dare Ya!, First Date at the Golden Gate, It’s All San Andreas’s Fault (Liquid Sand), Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! (Liquid Sand) & Alcatraz…Rocks (Liquid Sand)
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select beauty-supply stores, spas & salons (Available in August)
OPI Dining Al Frisco Review
Dining Al Frisco by OPI is a periwinkle type of blue that looks fresh and icy. It makes me think of a cold winter breeze that’s sneaky and somehow finds its way up your coat while you’re waiting for the bus. Brr!
Even though this polish isn’t anything really crazy, because I don’t have many polishes like this, it stands out in my collection.
Maybe it’s the finish that gives it that retro vibe. You see, it’s a little frosty, so some visible brushstrokes are noticeable.
There’s also some shimmer running throughout the polish, so on a sunny day, your manicure has a bit of a twinkle. It’s this finish that keeps the polish from looking flat.
Application & Formula
You may have noticed that on my ring finger and thumb, there was a little ‘bump’ on both nails. That wasn’t the result of the formula. I accidentally got something on my brush. When I noticed it, I just kept painting, thinking that I could cover it with another coat, but they still showed. Oops!
Yup, I wore this manicure just like that. It didn’t really bother me because, as you know, I don’t strive for perfection. As long as a manicure bring me happiness, that’s good enough for me. 🙂 And I was pretty happy wearing OPI Dining Al Frisco.
The formula is smooth, and it glides on easily. Since the brushstrokes show, I suggest that you work a little slower than usual. That way, you can at least keep the brushstrokes straight, which makes them less noticeable.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Dining Al Frisco by OPI is a pretty nail polish, but I don’t think it’s the star of the San Francisco Collection. Still, because it has a wonderful formula that doesn’t pose any major problems, it’s worth checking out.
When winter rolls by, I have a feeling that I’ll be pulling this out a lot because it has that icy-blue look that would be perfect for snowy nail art.
What’s your favourite season? Isn’t it funny how it’s not even summer yet and we’re looking at fall/winter polishes? 🙂