Ever 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.
There are 15 shades in the OPI San Francisco 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)
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:
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!)
Dining al Frisco
Just feast your eyes on this fresh-air blue!
(Click here to see my OPI Dining al Frisco Swatches & Review!)
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!)
Peace & Love & OPI
This holographic sage and eggplant is far out!
(Click here to see my OPI Peace & Love & OPI Swatches & Review!)
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!)
Incognito in Sausalito
You better keep this almost-black blue under wraps.
(Click here to see my OPI Incognito in Sausalito Swatches & Review!)
Lost on Lombard
Oh garn-et! I’m all turned around!
(Click here to see my OPI Lost on Lombard Swatches & Review!)
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!)
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!)
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!)
Betcha can’t pass up this marvelous magenta.
(Click here to see my OPI Embarca-Dare Ya! Swatches & Review!)
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!)
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!)
Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!
Dog-gone it…fetch me that textured matte blue!
(Click here to see my OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! Swatches & Review!)
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.
I thought you might find it helpful to see all the swatches together:
And these are the Liquid Sands:
I really love the promotional photos for the OPI San Francisco Collection:
Do you see anything you like? Which Liquid Sand is your favourite? Is there a colour here that you consider back-up worthy?