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OPI: Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection Swatches & Review

Posted on Sep 11, 2018

Hello loves! Hope your week is going well! I have OPI’s California Dreaming Collection to share with ya today!

Feeling Frisco is a very slightly yellow toned nude. I generally prefer pinky toned nudes with my skin tone but this one isn’t yellow enough that it deters me. Really close to a nice mid-toned neutral. Two easy coats.

OPI Feeling Frisco | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia is a pale salmon creme. Nice formula, dries nice and shiny, it’s a good one! Two coats.

OPI Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Excuse Me, Big Sur! is a slightly warm toned medium pink creme. Good formula here, two coats.

OPI Excuse Me, Big Sur! | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Malibu Pier Pressure is a brightened slightly cool-toned medium pink creme. Like Pepto! Perfect in two coats.

OPI Malibu Pier Pressure | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Time For A Napa is a coral creme that may lean more pink or more orange depending on your skin tone. In the bottle it looked like it would be more pink but on me, it comes off a bit more orange-y. Good formula once again. I did two coats.

OPI Time For A Napa | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Santa Monica Beach Peach is a citrus orange creme. Easy formula. Two coats for full coverage.

OPI Santa Monica Beach Peach | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Me, Myselfie & I is a dark reddish orange with more of a crelly formulation than creme. It has a bit of VNL with one coat but covers perfectly in two.

OPI Me, Myselfie & I | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

GPS I Love You is a brightened mid-toned berry pink creme. Another fab formula here. Two coats, as usual!

OPI GPS I Love You | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

This Is Not Whine Country is a reddened raspberry pink jelly with a high squish factor! It’s a little on the thin side so I used thin coats to prevent pooling. I did two here and it left a very slight VNL but I didn’t mind it! You can do another coat for full coverage.

OPI This Is Not Whine Country | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

To The Mouse House We Go! is a warm-toned red jelly which is once again, super squishy! This one is a bit more sheer than This Is Not Whine Country and I did three coats to to cover up more of the VNL. There is a still a bit there even after three so if you aren’t a fan of VNL, this won’t be your cup of tea.

OPI To The Mouse House We Go | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Sweet Carmel Sunday is a caramel-y bronze foil with a bit of a frosty feel. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m not a fan of anything close to frosty so naturally, I’m not a huge fan of this. It’s not the worst, but still something I wouldn’t reach for. For those of you that do enjoy this finish, you will probably like it! It left some brushstrokes but they mostly even out, although they are still visible in brighter lighting. Two coats here.

OPI Sweet Carmel Sunday | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite has a dirty dark gray base with tons of silver, blue and purple shimmer that gives it a somewhat metallic feel. I thought this one would be a bit frosty too but it’s not (yay for me! LOL!) Nice formula, practically a one-coater on this one but I did my usual two coats.

OPI Don't Take Yosemite For Granite | Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

 

Overall: Although these polishes are lovely and formulated well, the collection as a whole is nothing to write home about. I actually find it quite boring. It’s inspired by California! Imagine what they could have done! That being said, if you don’t own a lot of polishes, these are nice and would be great to start out your collection.

Where to Buy:

Professional salons including:

  • Beauty Brands
  • Beauty First
  • Chatters
  • Dillard’s
  • JCPenney Salons
  • Pure Beauty
  • Regis
  • Trade Secret
  • Ulta

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OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Peachy Polish

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