OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches, Pictures & Press Release

OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches, Pictures & Press ReleaseEver felt like you were in a fairy tale and needed to pinch yourself to make sure that something was really happening and that it wasn’t just a wonderful dream?

I’m currently in that state. But I can’t keep pinching myself or I’ll begin to resemble Swiss cheese. ;)

After attending an exclusive OPI product launch event with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann on Monday, I was surprised and ecstatic when PR gave me the entire 15-bottle set plus keepsakes to take home!

(More details to come in a future blog post dedicated solely to sharing my thoughts on the once-in-a-lifetime event.)

Yesterday, I shared with you swatches of the OPI Bond Girls Collection, which was one of the collections unveiled.

Today, I’m very excited to show you the OPI San Francisco Collection for Fall/Winter 2013 that will be available starting August 7th.

There’s a good variety of shades, and there are 3 new Liquid Sands! (Don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of the Liquid Sand finish. In particular, Alcatraz…Rocks is the one that is back-up worthy. Absolutely stunning!)

In this post, I’ll share with you swatches, close-up bottle shots, and the official press release. Just like with my OPI Bond Girls Collection post, this one is an overview. When I wear each shade as a full manicure, I’ll put together separate review posts that go into further depth, as usual.

OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches, Pictures & Press Release

OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches, Press Release & Pictures

There are 15 shades in the OPI San Francisco Collection:

Urban-Inspired Nails!

OPI Launches the San Francisco Collection

For Fall/Winter 2013

San Francisco by OPI brings street chic style with West Coast flair to nails and toes for Fall/Winter 2013. This new collection features a palette ranging from sky and sea-colored hues of blues and gray to reds, burgundies and browns inspired by some of the city’s most iconic elements – Chinatown, the Golden Gate bridge and the Embarcadero. This fall mélange is mixed with texture, seen in three new Liquid Sand™ nail lacquers in earthy hues of taupe, blue and gray: It’s All San Andreas’s Fault, Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! and Alcatraz…Rocks. Liquid Sand lacquers dry to a textured, matte finish, infused with reflective sparkle.

“To me, the women of San Francisco and the city itself really epitomize today’s multifaceted beauty consumer,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “San Francisco offers a European flair with distinct West Coat attributes. These elements inspired a collection of urban chic nail lacquer shades, thanks to the sophisticated combination of high fashion and eclectic street style.”

“With twelve colors ranging from moody grays and blues to garnet and ruby jewel tones, these lacquers are designed to accessorize fall’s hottest looks, from miltary details to winter whites,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “On fall runways, models were seen wearing luxurious textures from head to toe. The three new Liquid Sand nail lacquers incorporate the texture trend through nails, with rich matte finishes in colors to complement the season’s fashion.”

San Francisco by OPI includes the following shades:

OPI A-Piers to Be Tan Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI A-Piers to Be Tan Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI A-Piers to Be Tan Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

A-Piers to Be Tan

I shore do like this chocolaty tan.

(Click here to see my OPI A-Piers to Be Tan Swatches & Review!)

OPI Dining al Frisco Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Dining al Frisco Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Dining al Frisco Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Dining al Frisco

Just feast your eyes on this fresh-air blue!

(Click here to see my OPI Dining al Frisco Swatches & Review!)

OPI Haven't the Foggiest Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Haven't the Foggiest Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Haven't the Foggiest Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Haven’t the Foggiest

Can’t tell you why I love this misty gray…I just do!

(Click here to see my OPI Haven’t the Foggiest Swatches & Review!)

OPI Peace & Love & OPI Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Peace & Love & OPI Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Peace & Love & OPI Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Peace & Love & OPI

This holographic sage and eggplant is far out!

(Click here to see my OPI Peace & Love & OPI Swatches & Review!)

OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Keeping Suzi at Bay

There’s no holding back this assertive navy blue.

(Click here to see my OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay Swatches & Review!)

OPI Incognito in Sausalito Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Incognito in Sausalito Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Incognito in Sausalito Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Incognito in Sausalito

You better keep this almost-black blue under wraps.

(Click here to see my OPI Incognito in Sausalito Swatches & Review!)

OPI Lost on Lombard Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Lost on Lombard Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Lost on Lombard Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Lost on Lombard

Oh garn-et! I’m all turned around!

(Click here to see my OPI Lost on Lombard Swatches & Review!)

OPI I Knead Sour-Dough Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI I Knead Sour-Dough Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI I Knead Sour-Dough Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

I Knead Sour-Dough

Are you bready to wear this toasty warm brown?

(Click here to see my OPI I Knead Sour-Dough Swatches & Review!)

OPI Muir Muir on the Wall Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Muir Muir on the Wall Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Muir Muir on the Wall Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Muir Muir on the Wall

This trailblazing plum is the fairest of all.

(Click here to see my OPI Muir Muir on the Wall Swatches & Review!)

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

In the Cable Car-Pool Lane

Good golly, Miss Trolley, this rich burgundy takes me away!

(Click here to see my OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane Swatches & Review!)

OPI Embarca-Dare Ya Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Embarca-Dare Ya Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Embarca-Dare Ya Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Embarca-Dare Ya!

Betcha can’t pass up this marvelous magenta.

(Click here to see my OPI Embarca-Dare Ya! Swatches & Review!)

OPI First Date at the Golden Gate Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI First Date at the Golden Gate Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI First Date at the Golden Gate Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

First Date at the Golden Gate

You and me and this shimmery ruby make three.

(Click here for my OPI First Date at the Golden Gate Swatches & Review!)

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

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

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

It’s All San Andreas’s Fault

I’d move mountains to get this textured earthy taupe!

(Click here to see my OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault Swatches & Review!)

(Edit: Very strange. My bottle shots for OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! seemed to have disappeared. I’ll have to re-photograph and upload them!)

OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!

Dog-gone it…fetch me that textured matte blue!

(Click here to see my OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! Swatches & Review!)

OPI Alcatraz...Rocks Swatch OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

OPI Alcatraz...Rocks Swatches OPI San Francisco Collection Swatch

OPI Alcatraz...Rocks Swatch OPI San Francisco Swatches

Alcatraz…Rocks

There’s no escaping this arresting textured gray.

(Click here to see my OPI Alcatraz…Rocks Swatches & Review!)

San Francisco nail lacquer shades each feature OPI‘s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. San Francisco by OPI will be available August 7, 2013, at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

I thought you might find it helpful to see all the swatches together:

OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches

And these are the Liquid Sands:

San Francisco OPI Collection Swatches

I really love the promotional photos for the OPI San Francisco Collection:

OPI San Francisco Fall Winter 2013 Collection

OPI San Francisco Collection

OPI San Francisco Collection Pictures & Press Release

San Francisco Collection by OPI Press Release & Swatches

Do you see anything you like? Which Liquid Sand is your favourite? Is there a colour here that you consider back-up worthy?

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78 thoughts on “OPI San Francisco Collection Swatches, Pictures & Press Release

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karrie!

      Great colour picks! I really like those shades, too. Of course, usually when I end up wearing them as full manicures, I’m often pleasantly surprised by ones I may have overlooked in the bottle.

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    2. ChynnaBlue

      I agree. I also want Embarca-Dare Ya and Keeping Suzie at Bay. I’m glad these look so much better in photos than in the press release renderings. Those had me depressed because I love San Franciso and want it to have an awesome collection. That Alcatraz one looks fantastic.

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      1. Mary Post author

        Hey ChynnaBlue!

        Haha, yeah, a lot of times, the press release graphics don’t really do the polishes justice. You really need to see the actual bottles to judge them better…especially if they have an interesting finish or change depending on the lighting condition. :)

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  1. PandoraSue

    Thanks for posting these! The collection looks interesting. I love the reds and blues, and also the grey textured one.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey PandoraSue!

      It’s totally my pleasure, but I am glad that you appreciate it! :) Blogging and sharing the passion for nail polish is fun, but interacting with readers and knowing that they appreciate your hard work is even more rewarding. Thank you! I am grateful to have such awesome readers!

      Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Fedoraharp!

      You know, it never ceases to amaze me, either! You’d think that they would eventually exhaust all the possible colours, but then they surprise you. :) Gotta love the creative thinking and vision behind nail polish!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Laliv!

      Haha, yeah! The names are really cute, and I think that having punny names make wearing nail polish even more of a joy. When someone asks what you’re wearing, instead of something like “Red #8789″, you have something fun to say! :)

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      1. Laure

        I live for puny polish names. I think an uncreative polish name like Red or a number would probably stop me from buying a polish if I was on the fence about it. Thankfully (or maybe unfortunately) most brands I’ve encountered, are pretty creative. (I usually love the names Catrice give their polishes)

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        1. Mary S. Post author

          Hey Laure!

          I’m the same way. And, sometimes even a terrible polish with a great, witty name can suck me in. (That’s the writer in me. I appreciate great writing!)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Chris!

      Yes, the names provide an even more enjoyable polishing experience. I really appreciate the wit that goes into these themed collections and coming up with fun names!

      Reply
  2. Anna P

    Wow! this is amazing!@_@
    I adore all the sands&the magenta shimmer:) OPI has done a great job making this collection:)
    and I guess now you really are having a hard time choosing the shade for your next manicure;)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Anna P!

      I agree – this collection is quite impressive! There’s a great variety, and so I feel like there’s something for everyone…even when it comes to texture!

      Haha, yes, a difficult time choosing, but I like having this kind of ‘problem’! ;)

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  3. Nageldraken

    I’m not that excited about most of them. They’re really nice colours, but I’ve seen them before. But Alcatraz…Rocks is completely gorgeous! I must get that one!
    Nageldraken recently posted: Jade Uau!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nageldraken!

      Alcatraz…Rocks is a stunner in person – waaaay more beautiful than my photos would convey. I hope that when I wear it as a full manicure and do an in-depth review, readers will see it better. From the minute I laid eyes on it at the OPI exclusive product launch, I literally said aloud, “This is back-up worthy!”

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey fishgirl182!

      Oh, especially because you’re from the San Francisco area, you’ll want to buy several colours! :) But, thank goodness there are so many awesome shades, so you won’t JUST be buying it for sentimental reasons.

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  4. Heidi

    OPI has not been wowing me lately… until this collection. Why oh why must you tease us with these beauties that we have to wait for months and months for ;)

    I am drooling over Peace & Love & OPI, Haven’t the Foggiest, Embarca-Dare Ya!, and Alcatraz…Rocks! I have resisted the rough textured polishes so far, I really prefer my nails perfectly smooth, but Alcatraz is just too beautiful a color to pass up.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Heidi!

      Aww, sorry to hear that OPI has disappointed you lately. Hehe, but looks like they picked up their magic wand again and said, “Heidi, you will love this collection!” ;) Funny how nail-polish companies can do that at the drop of a hat, right?

      Noooo, don’t resist the Liquid Sands any longer. Alcatraz…Rocks is a gorgeous, back-up worthy shade, in my opinion. And if you’re interested in a second Liquid Sand, I highly recommend OPI Get Your Number (the blue from the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection). So far, those are my ultimate favourite Liquid Sands.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Roxann!

      Sounds like they’ll be going to a very loving home. ;) Just please make sure that they eat their dinner before diving into dessert. Hehe!

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  5. Michaela

    Oh gosh! These are all so great! I live an hour and half away so we always do fun day trips to SF at least once a month (plus, my grandparents have lived there all my life) so this collection is near and dear to my heart! Someone take away my debit card before I go bankrupt!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Erin Ortiz!

      You’re most welcome – I couldn’t have all these products and this valuable information at my fingertips and NOT share it with my amazing readers! Glad you like what you’ve seen!

      Reply
  6. Fox Claws

    OH MY GOD. I have to have these…all of them. I was raised in the Bay Area and live in the Mid-west now. Makes me feel like home isn’t so far away! Plus, I met my fiance in San Francisco so we literally had our first date at the Golden Gate! Thank you for sharing, can’t wait!!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Fox Claws!

      Nice how these polishes have sentimental value to you because you grew up in the Bay Area! :) And because the colours are so cool, you’ll be happy to know that you’re not JUST buying the polishes for sentimental reasons.

      Wow, what a romantic story about meeting your fiance – touching! Thanks for sharing that with me!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Michelle Ramos!

      Hehehe, the mark of a true nailphile! ;) Hope you’re able to get all the shades you have your eye on.

      Reply
  7. Erin M.

    Hmm… I’m not super thrilled with this collection. Out of 15 shades, there’s only 4 I really like. The rest are either a gigantic no or something that’s pretty but I wouldn’t really wear. At least my bank account will be happy about that! ;-)
    Erin M. recently posted: Zoya PixieDust ombre

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Cal!

      Great nailphiles think alike. That one’s my favourite, too. In fact, that’s one of the shades I chose for my manicure at the exclusive OPI event! :)

      Reply
  8. floria

    nooooooooooooooo!
    despite of my efforts, I couldn’t find a single hue able to make me think: “i don’t need it!”…poor my wallet!
    thanks for this stunning preview!
    the countdown till August has just started!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey floria!

      Aww, haha, yes, your poor wallet! It’s gonna be a little tired. But, on the bright side, at least August isn’t right around the corner and you have time to save up and plan your budget. :)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey maddy!

      Great picks! Those look like they’re awesome. I can’t wait to wear Alcatraz…Rocks as a full manicure. (I wore it on alternating nails when I met Suzi.)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Emma!

      I haven’t worn it as a manicure yet, but from what I’ve seen in the nail board OPI gave me and from the bottle colour, I’d actually describe it more as a duochrome/multichrome than a holo. But I’ll have to wear it to tell for sure and then inspect it in various lighting conditions.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sabrina!

      Haha, even though it’s only spring, it’s funny how we’re craving fall/winter shades, isn’t it? Great colours to look forward to! :) YAY!

      Reply
  9. Eve

    Obsessed with peace & love & opi, about time opi has released a hollographic shade again! Must buy for sure! And usually I’m not a big liquid sand fan but I must say Alcatraz…Rocks could change that! Those two and Muir-muir on the wall are definitely the standouts of the collection for me

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Eve!

      I’ve recently worn Peace & Love & OPI, and I’m sorry to say, but it didn’t look like a holo to me at all, despite the press release’s claim. I took lots of photos of it and even posted a photo of it on my Instagram. It’s more of a duochrome – still gorgeous!

      Stay tuned – I’ll be reviewing Peace & Love & OPI on here as soon as I can. Also, in the coming week, I’m having a little OPI Week. I’ll be reviewing a new polish each day (Monday to Friday) from the upcoming San Francisco Collection! :)

      Reply
  10. Brooke West

    I love these past collections and the names! Do you know if they will be releasing any of these colors in GelColor? If not, is there any news on upcoming GelColor kits? Everyone is dying for some bright, metallic, shimmery shades. My salon is entirely OPI and sadly not too much color options in GelColor. Thanks for Blogging!!!

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Brooke!

      I haven’t received any press information about these shades coming out in Gel Color, but if I do, I’ll be sure to share it with readers! :)

      Aww, thank you so much! I’m having a blast blogging. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment!

      Reply
  11. Courtney

    These are so gorgeous! Now I can’t wait for fall shades and its only spring! I MUST have Alcatraz…Rocks, Peace & love & O.P.I, I knead sour-dough, and Embarca dare ya! Your swatches are making me so excited for this collection :)

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Courtney!

      Haha, yeah, I know! It’s a strange feeling to be craving fall/winter shades before it’s even the summer! Good choice with Alcatraz…Rocks! That’s definitely the standout in the collection, in my opinion!

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :) I’m glad that my swatches have been useful, and I love being able to share the excitement about this collection!

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  12. Suzie

    I’m very very excited about this collection and there are lots I want to get my hands on! Because I am in Australia where OPI colours are $20 a bottle, I’m just wondering how similar some of these colours are to others that I already own. I certainly ‘want’ them, just not sure if i ‘need’ them so i was Just wondering if you were able to tell me how the following compare:
    Haven’t the foggiest – lucerne-tainly look marvelous
    Keeping suzi at bay – euso euro
    I was also about to place an order for the Nicole by OPI shade khloe had a little lam lam but upon seeing your swatch for incognito in Sausalito I’m thinking the latter might be the way to go. I’d be interested in your thoughts.
    As for Alcatraz … Rocks, well I think I will finally give in and get my first liquid sand shade!

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Suzie!

      Glad that you’re excited about this collection, too! There are so many awesome shades. I feel like the wide variety ensures that there’s something for everyone, and those are my favourite kinds of collections.

      Wow, $20 a bottle? I wouldn’t be able to afford being a nailphile if I lived in Australia! So sorry to hear that. Here in Canada, they run for around $9.95 CAD per bottle.

      Okay, I don’t have OPI Eurso Euro, but from the swatches I’ve seen online compared to when I wore OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay, it looks to me like Keeping Suzi at Bay may be a bit darker.

      I haven’t worn OPI Haven’t the Foggiest yet, but I will, and I’ll review it like I’ve done for some of the other shades. I do have that other silver polish you mentioned, so I’ll try to remember to post a comparison or mention the similarities or differences in the review post!

      Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam Lam is definitely a dark, blackened teal. OPI Incognito in Sausalito is more a dark, blackened blue. (I’ve worn both. Both of them come across verrrry dark on me, and I really have to be in the mood for those near-black type of shades. Also, sometimes shades like this tend to look just black on me instead of near-black like it does on others. I think it’s because of my skin tone, maybe?)

      If you wanted to choose between one of them, that’s tough. I remember both had perfect formulas. I think it’s just whether you want the slight teal or blue tint that will make the decision for you. Also, maybe the latter will be easier for you to find since it’ll be in a new collection coming out in August.

      You’ll love OPI Alcatraz…Rocks – gorgeous! Great choice for your first Liquid Sand! And if you want to try another, I highly recommend OPI Get Your Number. I’ve reviewed it on here before, and it was the one that convinced me that the Liquid Sands were incredible!

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  13. Amy

    I just came across your blog tonight…I love it! This collection looks awesome. We took our vacation in SF last summer so, I feel like I definitely need to get some of these. That’s my justification anyway! : )

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Amy!

      I’m so happy to see that you found your way here. Hope that you’ll visit again. I blog Monday to Friday, so there’s always something new to see. Feel free to leave more comments in the future. I love reading them, and I try my best to reply as soon as possible.

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  14. Shannon C.

    Wow! I’m not a huge fan of all the colors in this collection (which is probably a good thing money wise) but I love Keeping Suzi at bay. I have been looking for a perfect navy like that for a while! That’s definitely going on my wish list! Btw i love your swatches!!

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Shannon!

      Haha, yeah, if you liked all the shades, your wallet would be crying in the corner. ;) Hehehe!

      You will absolutely love Keeping Suzi at Bay – the formula and colour are perfect!

      Thanks! :) I feel honoured to have been able to review these shades earlier than the release. :)

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  15. kellly

    OMG, when are these going to be available? I need to get at least 4 of them: Haven’t the Foggiest, Peace & Love & OPI, Incognito in Sausalito and Alcatraz Rocks are all on my shopping list. Thanks for posting this with the close ups of the colors. I’ve only seen the magazine ads so far with the teensy little bottle pictures where it’s hard to tell. These are beautiful and your photos of them are awesome.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Kellly!

      The OPI San Francisco Collection shades should be available already. The official release date is August 7, but lots of people have seen them crop up before then.

      Glad you found the review helpful! :) It’s my pleasure. Remember, if you click on each shade, you can see my in-depth review of each colour. I go into a lot of detail, and you can see way more photos of each polish.

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