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OPI California Dreaming swatches & review – OPI summer 2017 collection

16 juli 2017 av nailsbyic
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OPI California Dreaming collection swatches review OPI summer 2017
The OPI California Dreaming collection

Finally I’ve got swatches of the OPI California Dreaming collection! It’s OPI’s summer 2017 collection and it contains lots of lovely shades.

OPI Time For a Napa swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Time For a Napa from the OPI California Dreaming collection

First we have the OPI California Dreaming signature shade – Time For a Napa. It’s a gorgeous pink/coral nail polish which is the perfect summer color! Here I applied two coats for full coverage.

OPI Sweet Carmel Sunday swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Sweet Carmel Sunday from the OPI California Dreaming collection

Next is another favorite from this collection – Sweet Carmel Sunday. This is a bronzy/brown/gold super shimmery, metallic polish. It feels very luxurious and the shade works really well with a tan! The only disappointment is that it leaves a bit of a streaky finish. It didn’t bother me that much but if you’re super picky with the formula, you should keep this in mind. For full coverage I applied two coats.

OPI This is Not Whine Country swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI This is Not Whine Country from the OPI California Dreaming collection

Here we have This is Not Whine Country which is a beautiful dark pink/cerise nail polish. I think this shade will suit most people, it’s easy to wear but still gives a fun pop of color. It has a lovely jelly finish and for full coverage I applied two coats.

OPI Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia from the OPI California Dreaming collection

Next is a light pink/peach polish called Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia. I really like how this shade looks on the picture, but while wearing it I thought it was a bit too light for my pale skin. What surprised me though was that it was quite easy to get the polish even. Usually I struggle with the finish of these light shades. For full coverage I applied two coats.

OPI To the Mouse House We Go! swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI To the Mouse House We Go! from the OPI California Dreaming collection

What is a summer collection without a bright red nail polish? This one is called To the Mouse House We Go!, and even though it’s a nice shade of red, there’s nothing unique about it. It has a jelly finish and covers well in two coats.

OPI Don't Take Yosemite For Granite swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite from the OPI California Dreaming collection

If the last polish was a bit boring, this is the complete opposite. I think this one, which is called Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite, is the most unique polish in the collection. It’s a dark gray shade with hints of purple. It’s a shimmery and metallic polish with a nice formula that is easy to get even and covers well in two coats.

OPI Malibu Pier Pressure swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Malibu Pier Pressure from the OPI California Dreaming collection

This one is called Malibu Pier Pressure and is a bright baby pink shade. I really like the formula of this nail polish. It was easy to get an even finish and two thin coats gave full coverage.

OPI Me Myselfie & I swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Me, Myselfie & I from the OPI California Dreaming collection

Next we have this bright shade called Me, Myselfie & I which I cannot decide if it’s red or orange. Depending on the light, the polish leans more towards one of the colors. OPI themselves calls it a coral but I don’t really agree since it’s darker than what I usually would call a coral shade. However, the nail polish is nice, a bit too orange for my taste, but it works well in the summer. Two coats gave full coverage.

OPI Feeling Frisco swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Feeling Frisco from the OPI California Dreaming collection

Feeling Frisco is the lightest shade in the collection. It’s a very light nude polish and even for me who has quite a pale skin tone, this shade feels a bit too light. Also, I didn’t really like the formula. It was the only polish that required three coats to get an even finish and full coverage.

OPI GPS I Love You swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI GPS I Love You from the OPI California Dreaming collection

This polish is called GPS I Love You. It’s a bright pink/cerise shade that I really like! The formula of this one is very thin, but since the color is quite dark it still covers well in two coats. Thanks to the thin formula, it’s also easy to get an even result.

OPI Excuse Me Big Sur! swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Excuse Me Big Sur! from the OPI California Dreaming collection

Next is this gorgeous light pink polish called Excuse Me, Big Sur!. This is one of my favorites in the collection since the pink shade is not very bright which makes it very wearable. For full coverage I applied two coats.

OPI Santa Monica Beach Peach swatch OPI California Dreaming swatches OPI summer 2017 collection
OPI Santa Monica Beach Peach from the OPI California Dreaming collection

Lastly we have this bright orange shade called Santa Monica Beach Peach. I’m not a big fan of orange so not surprisingly, this polish is my least favorite in the collection. However, I really like the formula of this one. It covers well in two coats and the polish is easy to apply evenly.

My overall opinion of the OPI California Dreaming collection

There’s no secret that I’m a big OPI fan and I think this collection is a gorgeous one for the summer. The formulas of the polishes (except from Feeling Frisco) are great and I love that there are so many creme polishes. My only disappointment with this collection is that it contains so many pinks. Six of the twelve polishes are pink and even though I get that pink and red polishes are what most people wear in the summer, I would have appreciated a bit more variety. However, the more unique polishes Sweet Carmel Sunday and Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite are stunning polishes that I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of! Overall, it’s a nice collection with well formulated polishes, but the variety of shades could have been better.

If you’re interested in buying any of the polishes you can find them by clicking on the pictures in the list below.

Thank you for reading! Let me know you’re thoughts on the collection in the comments!

OPI California Dreaming-swatches summer 2017 collection
Swatches of the OPI California Dreaming collection

The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.

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