Jul 2, 2013

OPI San Francisco Collection Fall 2013 swatches: Alcatraz.... Rocks



Hello again lovelies!! I wasn't planning to post today, but something so so so cool just happened that I had to post! I was studying when the post man rang to my bell and I went *gorsh, can't they just leave that at the mail box??!!!* "madame, we need a signature". Well, ok, the interruption was so worthy when I opened the package to find I received a booklet of the OPI San Francisco Collection for Fall 2013 in French, and 3 of the 15 polishes with a nice card from the OPI PR for Switzerland!




The polishes I got are: Haven't the Foggiest, a wonderful silver foil,  In the Cable car-pool lane, which is a sultry plum creme, and Alcatraz... rocks a unique mix of glittery gorgeousness.



I immediately took off my old and chipped polish to paint my nails with OPI Alcatraz... Rocks, one of the new "Liquid sand" polishes in the collection.

Application was a dream, very easy to work with I had almost no clean-up, and it was completely opaque in two coats. Alcatraz ... Rocks, really rocks! It's one of those "special" shades really difficult to pin down, multicolour glitter with a predominance of gold and copper (at least to my eye), some magenta, purple and blue, on a somewhat grey-ish /blue/murky purple base. But it's really hard to describe. Pictures say it better.





I went a little overboard taking picture, I know... but it looked so lovely I couldn't help myself, lol.
I know how annoying posts about collections previews can be, with 1'000 times the same bottle pictures, so I made a short slide view of the whole collection just if you're interested in seeing what the 15 new shades look like in their bottles.

The San Francisco Collection will be available in Switzerland on 25th July 2013, all the shades will be part of the permanent range, except for the liquid sands that are limited edition. The recommended retail price is CHF 23.90 each (about 25 USD). Don't hesitate to let me know your thoughts about this shade! I'll swatch the other two colours in the next few days, so stay tuned!! Love, Nati

21 comments

  1. GORGEOUS!!! It reminds of a textured version of On Her Majesty's Secret Service!

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    1. i'm glad you liked it Lisa! It is somewhat similar, you're right, but may be the base shade on this one leans a little more to purple than OHMSS. Thank you for your comment.

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  2. It looks great Nati! What a pleasant surprise it must have been! Baci! xx

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    1. Ciao cara! It was a surprise indeed! baci, xx

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  3. Me gusta el multicolor en ese esmalte. No muy chillón .

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    1. Es aun más bonito en presencia que en fotos!

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  4. What a gorgeous color. And congratulations for catching the eye of OPI :-)

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    1. Hi Aglaya, I'm really happy they contacted me in fact, I don't think they do much promotion in Switzerland, so few people know the brand here, I mean mainly nail technicians and polish freaks like us, lol! But I noticed a difference already 3 months ago they started selling OPI in a department store in Biel! which is a total novelty! Only downside is the price *sigh*

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  5. Wow congratulation for getting polishes from OPI PR! :D Lovely! And this was also an awesome color. I've been planning on getting more textured polishes so I liked this post. :)

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    1. Thank you Gelic! I'm glad you like it and it was useful for you in some way. :)

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  6. wow, great news! and alcatraz looks amazing on you!

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  7. I'm not to fond of the sandsurface but the color is amazing!

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    1. Hi Helena! Thank you for your comment. I'll try to post pictures of it with a topcoat, stay tuned!

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  8. Beautiful package! :-) OPI Alcatraz... Rocks really rocks, I adore it! :-)

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    1. Thank you for your comment Tatjana! xx

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  9. Can you tell me how you remove liquid sand nail polish?
    I love them but I always have problems to remove it...

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    1. I remove it like I remove normal polish, I just hold a cotton ball damped in nail polish remover to the nail for about 20 seconds and then sweep it away. If not all comes off, I repeat the process. Thanks for reading!

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  10. Salut Nati, awwwww I am floored!!! Alcatraz is so much more beautiful than I thought - just look at that sparkle!!! If I only get three polishes from Opis new collection it would be the Liquid Sands - yes, I am such a fan of them ;-)!!! Bisous xxx

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    1. Hi Christine, I'm happy you like it, I thought you would. The other 2 liquid sand in this collection are not so appealing at this one... as they have no sparkles, only matte (rubbery to my eye) sand, so that does not convince me, lol. Bisous! xxx

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  11. It rocks indeed! Fantastic shade! :)

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