Monday, May 22, 2017

OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection: Review and Swatches

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OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection: Review and Swatches
For this summer, OPI is taking us on a road trip to The Golden State! Boasting rich hues of orange and pinks, the OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection is brimming to the top with sunshine and brightness. I am a huge fan of reds, oranges, and pinks, so to me, this is the perfect collection! To see some swatches and my review of each shade, click......

Feeling Frisco:
This is a soft ivory beige with a slightly sheer formulation. I used two coats for the swatches below but a third may have yielded a more opaque and smooth coverage.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Feeling Frisco: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Feeling Frisco (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia:
A nude pinkish peach, Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia is nice and pigmented. Two coats were used for the swatches below.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Excuse Me, Big Sur!:
A super unique warm pink nude, Excuse Me, Big Sur! is pigmented and rich. I only needed two coats for a perfectly smooth coverage.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Excuse Me, Big Sur!: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Excuse Me, Big Sur! (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Time for A Napa:
A fresh and juicy light coral pink, Time for A Napa is slightly sheer so I needed three coats for a truly even and opaque coverage.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Time for A Napa: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Time for A Napa (Three Coats with No Top Coat)
Malibu Pier Pressure:
A light pretty pink, Malibu Pier Pressure is surprisingly pigmented and rich. Two coats were applied for the swatches below.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Malibu Pier Pressure: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Malibu Pier Pressure (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Santa Monica Beach Peach:
This is a bright popsicle orange. The formulation is nicely pigmented and buttery smooth.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Santa Monica Beach Peach: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Santa Monica Beach Peach (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Me, MySelfie & I:
A hot bright orange, Me, MySelfie & I is rich and pigmented. Two coats were used for the swatches below.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Me, MySelfie & I: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Me, MySelfie & I (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
GPS I Love You:
A bright summer pink with a slight hint of translucency, GPS I Love You is pigmented and rich. Two coats gave a smooth and even coverage.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | GPS I Love You: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | GPS I Love You (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
This is Not Whine Country:
A rich plummy berry, This is Not Whine Country is surprisingly sheer. With that said, the pigmentation is even so I only needed two coats for a decent-looking finish.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | This is Not Whine Country: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | This Is Not Whine Country (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
To the Mouse House We Go!:
A bright red, To the Mouse House We Go! has a semi-translucent quality but the formulation is crazy pigmented and smooth. I used two coats for the swatches below.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | To the Mouse House We Go!: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | To the Mouse House We Go! (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Sweet Carmel Sunday:
This is a pretty soft copper frost with a nice and even formulation. The finish is smooth and streak-free. I used two coats for the swatches below.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Sweet Carmel Sunday: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Sweet Carmel Sunday (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Don't Take Yosemite for Granite:
A unique taupe-gray frost, Don't Take Yosemite for Granite is pigmented, even, and non-streaky. I used two coats for the swatches below.
OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection | Don't Take Yosemite for Granite: Review and Swatches
OPI Summer 2017 | Don't Take Yosemite for Granite (Two Coats with No Top Coat)
Overall I am really pleased with this collection. The shade selection may be a bit limited in terms of color range but the formulation is really good! With the exception of "Feeling Frisco" and "Time for A Napa", all the shades are perfect two-coaters. Compared to the sheer and uneven pigmentation of the Fall 2016 Washington DC Collection, OPI has definitely stepped up its formulation!

Availability:
OPI is available at select salons and The Bay, Macy's, Dillard's, Ulta, and Ulta.com.
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