San Francisco by OPI

For Fall/Winter 2013, OPI launched a West Coast-inspired collection, San Francisco by OPI. The 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.

Today I bring you four of these beauties: two cremes, a duochrome and one of the three new Liquid Sands!

First up, Lost on Lombard is a garnet creme – I would consider it a chili red. It is gorgeous and is sure to become a new twist on the classic red! I used two coats for the pictures below, and the formula was dreamy! It was non-staining and dried to a high shine!

It looks a touch lighter in the sun:


The second creme I have for you is Incognito in Sausalito, a near-black blue. Similar in formula to Lost on Lombard, it flowed easily and was almost a one-coater! It’s right up my alley – hello, vampy shade!

OPI_SF_IncognitoinSausalito2And in the sun:

OPI_SF_IncognitoinSausalitoThese two cremes have quickly risen to become favourites, and I cannot wait to wear them in the fall!

Now for a twist from OPI, one of the two duochromes in this collection: Peace & Love & OPI, a grey-based polish described as a sage and eggplant holographic. I was pleasantly surprised by the duochrome effect and the consistency. Most polishes like this are quite sheer so I layered it over Lost on Lombard; however, it was opaque on its own! Look at the amazing effect in the shade:


In the sun it sparkles with a subtle hint of the purple flash:


And last but not least, one of the standouts for me, a new Liquid Sand shade called Alcatraz… Rocks, a steely purplish shade with multi-hued sparkles in the sun that just dance, and dance, and dance in the light! This is a complex, gorgeous, GORGEOUS polish, and no words will describe its true beauty!! I used two coats for the photos below:

OPI_SF_AlcatrazRockssunI love a good macro shot so look at this beauty – look at the multi-coloured sparkles on my pinky:

OPI_SF_AlcatrazRocksmacro(click to enlarge)

And finally, Alcatraz… Rocks with top coat looks INSANE! The top coat draws out the multi-chromatic shimmer, making it blindingly sparkly! I am totally obsessed with this polish!!


This collection just launched at Professional Salons and Spas, so run (don’t walk) and get your favourites, because I predict this will sell out! I will be running out to get a few more… 🙂

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

Which ones are your favourites?




(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

  1. Love the Lost in Lombard color, it reminds me of raspberry sorbet 🙂

    • Great comparison! Yes, it’s dreamy!!!

  2. Beauty Vancouver said:

    Gorgeous collection! Love them all, especially Lost on Lombard and Sausalito. Maybe the names remind me of happy travels. 🙂

    • Aw what a sweet remembrance that must be. OPI did good with this collection for sure! 🙂

  3. sunnydee said:

    Sausalito is so blue-black! My heart is with Lombard though. I used to live in the Bay area and obviously I need every single polish.

    • OPI has done so well with this collection! I love Sausalito and Lombard!

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