OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault Swatches & Review

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Swatches & ReviewOPI 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 San Francisco Collection 2013

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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!

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OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Swatches & Review

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Swatch

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Review & Swatch

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Review & Swatches

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Swatch & Review

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Swatches

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OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Swatch & Pictures

It's All San Andreas's Fault OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Review, Swatch & Pictures

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault Review, Swatches & Pictures

OPI San Francisco It's All San Andreas's Fault

Claim: TRUSTED

  • Earthy taupe (Yes)

Key Notes

OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault Review

Colour

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. :)

Finish

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.

Pros

  • Taupe can be paired with bright shades or worn by itself for a more-sophisticated look
  • Dries quickly
  • Formula is wonderful
Cons

  • Doesn’t have any glitter (I prefer that in textured polishes.)

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?

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30 thoughts on “OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Greta!

      That’s a great observation! It would be neat to see this compared to that and the suede version, too.

      Reply
  1. Renée

    It’s a very pretty polish and I love the look of it, but I’m also more into wearing bold colors ;-) Or pastels, I love those too. With nude colors, I prefer pink shades, because they look better with my pale, pinkish skin tone.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Renee!

      Do you have some favourite pinks that you love? I find that the pinks that work best for me are the medium-to-dark, more-saturated ones. Pale pinks are hit or miss with my skin tone.

      Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      Hehe, have you ever bought nail polish just because it had your name? If there was a polish called Mary, I might buy it even if I didn’t like the colour. Sometimes I’m soooo impractical like that. ;)

      Reply
      1. Icequeen81

        hehe If could get one with my name Im sure I will buy it even is not my shade :D lol is not exactly impractical is just you are proud of your name :D

        Reply
        1. Mary S. Post author

          Yes, I’m proud of my name, and I don’t often come across beauty products with my name, so the ‘rare factor’ makes it more interesting for me to collect, I guess.

          Reply
  2. Sabrina

    It’s missing a liiitle bit of shimmer, sparkle, something…
    I was so anxious to see swatches of this color and I must say it’s meh.
    thanks for swatching :)
    S.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sabrina!

      Definitely I agree with you. The shimmery or glittery Liquid Sands are more my favourites. Without it, the colour has to be truly outstanding for me to love it.

      You’re welcome! I had fun trying this colour that I wouldn’t normally wear. Sometimes it’s how I discover I like new shades. That was the case with coral, actually! I used to think it wouldn’t look good on me or that I wouldn’t like it. Then I tried it, and now I’m gaga over corals! Taupes, however, rarely excite me. But I gave it a chance. :)

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      1. Sabrina

        I’m with you on this, I thought I would never-ever wear blue, and then I got I have a herring problem and I fell in love. Now I’m crazy about blues, just crazy!

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        1. Mary S. Post author

          Blues are so flattering on many different skin tones. I find that they really POP, and contrasting nails are my favourite manicures!

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  3. Jessica Dymphna-Rose

    Ugh – do not want. The only thing going for textured polishes, in my opinion, is the sparkle. Although I love your swatches (and dang your nails are nice!), this color just looks like mud. Not attractive.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      I know what you mean. I truly missed the sparkle in this Liquid Sand. The glitter is what gives it more pizzazz.

      Aww, thank you for the sweet compliment on my nails! :D

      Reply
  4. Meredith

    I can’t decide what I think about this. I actually love the color. It does look very much like You Don’t Know Jacques, which is one of my favorites. And I’ve been wanting a more neutral colored Liquid Sand. I feel like I should like this, but I don’t think I do.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Meredith!

      I think a lot of people are curious about neutral Liquid Sands. Hehe, but I get more excited over the colourful, rainbow-y, loud Liquid Sands. Although it’s not always about bells and whistles, for me, the Liquid Sands that pull out all the stops make my heart race the fastest. I guess that’s what’s neat about all us nailphiles, though. We share a similar passion, but it’s interesting to see the different preferences.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Christina!

      I’ve never tried any of the Milani Texture polishes before, but if there’s something similar, I can see how many people would get that instead of OPI because Milani is less expensive.

      Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      Okay, so I’m not the only one who isn’t feelin’ this polish. I felt like a party pooper, but I have to be honest. The good news is that for the people who DO love it, at least they won’t have to fight to get a bottle of it. (If we all loved the same shades, they’d sell out in a heartbeat!) Always look on the bright side!

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  5. Gretchen

    I’d have to agree with you-a green sparkly Liquid Sand would put me over the edge! I hope OPI has one in the works! This one is a bit boring for me, I’ll have to pass.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Gretchen!

      Let’s both put out good vibes for that to become a reality! Please, please, please, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann – come out with a green Liquid Sand! :D

      Reply
  6. Norma

    I’m with you, I need colour! Loud, obnoxious ‘hey! look at me!’ colour and / or sparkle. My attention span for these more classy shades is nil.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Norma!

      Hehe, glad that I’m no alone in liking the loud shades! :) Sometimes, I do like to try out the softer colours, but I always go back to my ‘look at me’ shades!

      Reply
  7. Tanya

    Well I must be the odd one out, but I really like this one. The color reminds me somewhat of chocolate milk and the texture kind of like a leather couch. Thanks for the swatches. If I hadn’t seen them I may have over looked this one.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Tanya!

      Mmm…chocolate milk, you say? Now I’m starting to crave it! Thanks a lot! Hahahaha!

      That’s a cool way to describe it – a leather couch! I never would’ve thought of that, but now that you mention it…cooooool!

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  8. Angela

    I have to agree with Tanya on the description of this one, a leather couch, which in the summer time and without a/c can become quite tricky to sit upon if you sweat (yes, I said it even though we ummm *cough cough* aren’t supposed to) alot like I do I tend to slide right off the darned things and I have a feeling this color would do the same with my nails. In other words, for me, it’s just ho-hum, but I do love the look of the liquid sands and for that alone, I might try it if it were sitting on the shelf all by it’s lonesome saying rescue me please. :D

    Mary, as always, your swatches are just beautiful! One day I hope to become just half as talented as you are. :)
    Angela recently posted: What I did with my April NAS kit…

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Angela!

      Haha, now I’m thinking of sitting on a leather couch in the summer with air conditioning. Ick! :P

      Aww, you’re really sweet. Thank you so much for the encouraging words. It’s comments like yours that really help motivate me to continue blogging!

      Reply

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