OPI – Embarca-Dare Ya!

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

We’ve already seen a few of the San Fransisco OPI Nail Polishes and I have a final one for you today.  This one is Embarca-Dare Ya! and is a super red leaning fuchsia or magenta colour.

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Its really very pretty and these images don’t show how lovely it is.  The polish is very well pigmented, what you see above is two coats, but if you coat quite thickly you might get away with just one.  Formula is great and really workable, it dries quickly between coats and self levels.  I used my usual paring of Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! and HK Girl for base and top coat.

There is a very subtle shimmer running through this polish, its sliver in nature and you can just about this see on the name in person.  I do like this colour, its just the right side of too pink for me.  I even stamped over the top of it so that I could wear it for another day!

OPI bottles come in minis or 15ml, as you can see here, so you get quite a bit of polish for your money.  The black cap unscrews and the brush is firm yet pliable.  My polish was sent to me, for my honest review, by Chemists Direct and you can purchase it from them as well as other stockists.

What do you think?  What is your favourite from the San Francisco collection?

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OPI – Dining Al Frisco

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

I have another of the San Francisco OPI Nail Polishes for you today.  This one is an icy cool blue, which reminds me of the cool Pacific.  Lets have a look at some pictures shall we?

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This is a cool blue, akin to a pale blue clear sky or a cold ocean.  Its lovely.  Formula was just a nice, good coverage, almost a one coater.  Its a great self leveller and dries within average time.  I used two coats of Dining Al Frisco over a base of Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu and a good coat of Glisten and Glow HK Girl over the top.

OPI bottles come in minis or 15ml, as you can see here, so you get quite a bit of polish for your money.  The black cap unscrews and the brush is firm yet pliable.  My polish was sent to me, for my honest review, by Chemists Direct and you can purchase it from them as well as other stockists.

What do you think? A good cool blue or too icy for you? Let me know in the comments!

OPI – Muir Muir On the Wall

Hi there, hope you are having a great week!  Today I have my second of the OPI San Francisco collection that I bought.  This one has special meaning to me, which is ridiculous because it is a polish after all.  The Hubster and I visited Muir Woods as part of our honeymoon trip around the US.  It was a damp, rainy day but we had the most amazing visit.  What sticks with me now even 10 years later, is the smell of the woods,  it was amazing – all those big trees

Anyway, I digress, here somes the polish – Muir Muir on the Wall

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This is a really dark rich plum with a shimmer.  Its lovely.  I really love these kinds of colours, they make my heart sing.  Formula was good, easy to work with and dries to a nice shiny finish.  I base coated with Essence Studio Nails Better than Gel Nails and topped with the shiny gel top top form the same range.  Wear was excellent and the colour is really spectacular in the sunshine.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I bought my recent OPI purchases from Nail Polish Direct.  Well worth checking out if any of these catch your eye.

OPI – Peace & Love & OPI

OPI has released a collection based on the city of San Francisco for Fall 2013.  Its a huge collection, with 12 polishes and 3 liquid sands.  I have a couple of show you, so this is the first one – Love & Peace & OPI.

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This is a duochrome polish that flashes pink, purple and silver.  Not an unusual combination or colour, as I have seen similar ones in the past, but what makes this stand out is the colour combined with the formula.  Its lovely.  OPI bottles are quite big, 15ml of product, in a heavy glass bottle with black cap.  The brush to good, firm but not stiff and easy to use with the formula.  I based with Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails and used their Gel Shine top coat – lovely.  Gave it good shine and durability.

If you follow lots of nail blogs, you may have already seen that this one is meant to be a dupe for the new Essie For the Twill of it.  I don’t have the Essie, but it was on my wish list.  I got this little gem from Nail Polish Direct – they have a great price point and excellent fast shipping.  It was my first time purchasing from them and I’ve been delighted with the service.

Did you pick up anything from the SF Collection?  Let me know in the comments.

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