Tuesday, 24 September 2013

OPI San Francisco Collection

This OPI San Francisco set came as part of a QVC auto-delivery I'd signed up to back in March. In all honesty I'd forgotten that I was due this set so got a delightful little surprise when they arrived! (My husband and bank account less so!) My delivery man rocked up armed with a little package and I thanked him like he’d bought it himself... “EEEEE THANKS BOB, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT ME?” he humoured me, all too aware of how over familiar I can be! Over the last year we’ve become friends, he’s old enough to 
qualify for my Granda like but I’m no ageist!

Anyway back to these polishes which at first glance I thought all looked a bit ‘meh’ and to be honest I was like “two reds... really? FOBBED OFF OR WHAT!” I could have sent them back but it’s probably worth mentioning I’m scatty and disorganised and those traits prevent me from doing anything that I perceive to be ‘faffy’... yes I am that lazy!

SO rather than be reunited with my money I decided to add these to my (RIDICULOUS) polish collection and get my swatch on....


Embarca-Dare Ya is rich magenta colour with a shimmery finish. Depending on the light it can look anything from crimson to pinky amethyst. It has the finest little shots of gold running through it which makes it an ideal go-to shade for the coming festive season. Mebs with some sort of sparkly accent finger. I’m actually thinking it will be lushty on the toes? Even if they will be covered in layers and buckled biker boots!
LEFT- Natural light, RIGHT-With flash

My favourite of the bunch has to be Peace & Love & OPI which is described as a holographic sage and eggplant. Personally I think the most accurate description of the colour is MALLARD... the male of species. It’s like an oil on water effect and it’s multi chrome glimmering finish looks stunning. I found myself casting admiring glances at it throughout the day. QUACK!
LEFT- Natural light, RIGHT-With flash


Lost on Lombard is a dark red crème finish. It’s a block colour and the red has deep almost brick red under tone. Smooth finishes can be unforgiving but this is self levelling and does indeed apply like a dream. 
LEFT- Natural light, RIGHT-With flash

Muir Muir On The Wall is a duo chrome polish and I honestly can’t decide if it’s a metallic brown with purple and burgundy undertones or if it’s more of plum colour shot through with flecks of gold. Whatever the official description is I don’t know but this polish is GORGEOUS. It may well be my favourite. (What? I can have more than one favourite!)
LEFT- Natural light, RIGHT-With flash
Do you like these colours? In fairness I’m still not bowled over with love with but I certainly think there’s some staples in the collection. I would have liked a blue in my set and perhaps liquid sand... Never happy! (Yet another undesirable personality trait! Deeing mesel nee favours here like!)

Love reading your comments so please don’t be shy 

Love K
xxxxxx

30 comments:

  1. I'm actually shocked at how much these change with a camera flash! Two looks in one I suppose :) Great post :D x

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    1. I know I was shocked too... Totally different depending on the light :) xxx

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  2. I'm going to San Francisco next year. THat's a legit reason to buy this set, right?

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    1. Absolutely! :) I'm an enabler so consider yourself enabled!xxx

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  3. I have two similar colours from OPI but I dont think they are from the same range, but there staying power is fab! I am in awe of how long your nails are! Kirsty x Rockit Style

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    1. You definitely get amazey quality with opi and thank you :) xxx

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  4. Oh! Beautiful fall colors! Love the bit about the post man too haha
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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    1. Yes it's probably the most unusual :) xxx

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  6. Okay I now need Peace & Love & OPI - Amazing! I know my delivery peoples names too scary lol xx

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  7. I like Peace & Love also its a nice shade and opi does last very good quality! :)
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  8. Lovely colours and loving the blog!

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  9. Hey there, loved your blog, just followed you on GFC (395), would you mind to follow back?

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  10. OMG they're such gorgeous colours! I love them all, they're so autumnal and PERFECT! xxx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  11. Great post, Thanks for sharing!:)
    Beautiful blog!<3 I'm a new follower!:)

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  12. love the peace & love & OPI one the most... I cant believe how different the colors look with a flash, great that you give 2 photos for a more accurate guide :)

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  13. We like so much OPI colours and we love burgundy! We follow you!!!

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  14. Hm I've got to say I agree with you, there are some nice colours in the collection but it's a bit disappointing that there are two very similar shades! Not a bad collection, but it could be better, in my opinion. I love the Peace & Love & OPI one though, so beautiful! And like somebody above said, it's surprising how different the colours look with flash on!!



    Typical Teen Times!

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  15. I love this collection! I own Essie's For the Twill of it which is an exact dupe of Peace and Love and it has to be one of my most favourite polishes! So different and cool ;)

    xx -b.

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  16. I love this post and collection! It's also crazy how much the nail colour changes with flash haha!

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  17. I love this!! They look so different with the flash on like a totally different colour loved the lookmof Muir Muir on the Wall!

    Genna at Stylingnovice

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  18. I sadly don't own any OPI polishes (yet..) but these are gorgeous! I'm not personally into blues and these colours look like the kind you just can't get in drugstores :)

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    xx

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  19. Lost on Lombard is absolutely gorgeous!

    ♥Kay
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  20. Lost on Lombard looks fantastic! Love it!

    Hilary | MakeupbyHilary.com x

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