Like a lot of other nailphiles, I was really excited to see what OPI Peace & Love & OPI looked like on the nail.
It’s from the OPI San Francisco Collection that’s coming out on August 7.
It’s an interesting duochrome (although at times I thought I saw a third colour, which would make this a multichrome).
I wish that the sun came out when I was wearing this manicure, but Mr. Sun was shy, so I only have natural-light and flash photos to share with you.
I tried really hard to capture the duochrome by posing at weird angles. Hopefully you’ll be able to see the colour shift okay.
OPI Peace & Love & OPI Pictures
OPI Peace & Love & OPI Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Peace & Love & OPI
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
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- Sage (Yes)
- Eggplant (Yes)
- Holographic (No)
- Name: OPI Peace & Love & OPI
- 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 August 7)
OPI Peace & Love & OPI Review
Peace & Love & OPI mostly looks like a duochrome, but at times, I was so sure that there was a third colour shift, so maybe it’s actually a multichrome.
The predominant colours are a deep teal and fuchsia. The shift between the two is easy to see – you won’t have to squint to see them.
However, photographing the shift was a bit tricky. With flash photography, I found it nearly impossible to show the two colours. And with natural lighting, I had to hold my hand at awkward angles.
Just when I thought it was a duochrome, as I was photographing it, I noticed that there’s a bit of silver that peeks through. The silver blends in a lot with the teal, so maybe that’s why I didn’t see it at first.
Although OPI’s press release on this collection said that Peace & Love & OPI is holographic, I didn’t see that at all. It had more of a multichrome-metallic, shimmery finish. Haha, I literally stared at this polish a lot, as though I could ‘will’ the holographic quality into existence.
Perhaps it would come out in the sun, but in natural lighting and everyday conditions, I didn’t see even a faint holographic presence.
With this metallic finish, you can see visible brushstrokes. I know that’s a deal breaker for some. I was fine with them, but I think the manicure would look smoother with fewer showing.
Since these brushstrokes show, I suggest painting your nails a little slower so at least you can get all of them to line up instead of some going off on different angles.
This is the type of polish that doesn’t seem to look better when you apply a shiny top coat. It ends up looking exactly the same as if you wore it without. However, since I prefer to use a fast-drying top coat for my manicures, I used it over this polish.
Application & Formula
Applying this polish was really easy because the polish flowed wonderfully onto the nail and allowed me to work with it more before drying too quickly.
It covered the nail very well with just 2 medium coats, and I found the formula to be fuss-free, aside from the brushstrokes.
How Similar Is It to OPI Not Like the Movies?
I think a lot of people may be wondering how close it is to that Katy Perry Collection nail polish. Click here to see my OPI Not Like the Movies Swatches & Review.
In a nutshell, they’re not dupes. The predominant colour in Not Like the Movies is silver, and overall, the polish looks much lighter than Peace & Love & OPI. Also, Not Like the Movies has little tiny silver pieces, but Peace & Love & OPI has no glitter or pieces.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Although I realize lots of people will be disappointed that it’s not actually holographic, I still think it stands alone as a nice nail polish. The colour shift in Peace & Love & OPI is noticeable, and you’ll have fun looking at your nails at different angles.
Do visible brushstrokes bother you? Do you prefer duochrome or multichrome polishes? Which is your favourite shade from the San Francisco Collection so far?