OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault is the taupe Liquid Sand from the OPI San Francisco Collection coming out in August.
Although the colour is more sophisticated than the other Liquid Sands I’ve tried, I’m not completely sold on this.
For one, I love wearing bold colours on my nails. Being able to wear obnoxious or immature shades is just something that makes me very happy.
While I can appreciate how this is a more grown-up Liquid Sand, I miss the glitter and colour. However, for those who are the opposite of me and who prefer neutrals on their nails, maybe they’ll dig this more.
OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault Pictures
OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault
- No top coat!
Natural Light Photos
- Earthy taupe (Yes)
- Name: OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault
- 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 It’s All San Andreas’s Fault Review
Taupe is a colour that I associate with very sophisticated, fashionable women – y’know, the classy types like successful business people.
I hardly have any taupe – nail polish, clothing, or makeup. I’m the type of person who gets excited about rainbow colours. The only earthy shades that really make my heart race are swampy greens (aka geese-poop greens).
So, while It’s All San Andreas’s Fault by OPI is an interesting nail polish, it doesn’t excite me the same way that, hmm, a green Liquid Sand would! (Hehe, I’m still keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that OPI will come out with one.)
Taupe is a colour that, because it’s a neutral, can be paired with lots of bright shades, which makes it really versatile. So, instead of just writing it off as something that “isn’t me”, I plan to pair it with neons or something funky so that I can wear it again. 🙂
It’s All San Andreas’s Fault by OPI has a Liquid Sand finish, so it has grit without sharpness.
Also, I find that Liquid Sands are easy to remove. I don’t have to do anything different. Even though they look like they’d be a nightmare to remove, they actually come off fairly easily without much scrubbing. Yet they are so durable and resist chipping, even though I’m constantly on the keyboard at my job.
With the glittery Liquid Sands, you could add a couple layers of shiny top coat to bring out the sparkle. For a Liquid Sand such as It’s All San Andreas’s Fault, I don’t see the point because it’s a creme Liquid Sand. I think that if you add a clear top coat, it might make it look like a regular creme polish.
Application & Formula
It’s All San Andreas’s Fault by OPI was easy to apply. I didn’t have any problems with it, and because it’s a Liquid Sand, it dried very quickly.
I only needed 2 coats to get perfect opacity, even though a single coat covered pretty well.
Final Verdict: 5.5/10
It’s All San Andreas’s Fault by OPI isn’t really a colour that screams my name or even whispers it. I think it begs. Haha! While I can picture this looking incredibly classy on someone else, I don’t think it suits me. But I do plan to wear it again because I am a huge fan of OPI’s Liquid Sand finish. So, I’ll pair it with a bright shade to add some colour to a manicure. 🙂
How would you wear OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault? Do you wear a lot of taupes or more colours on your nails?