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OPI San Francisco Collection (Liquid Sands) - Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! & It's All San Andreas's Fault posted at 4:40 PM
OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault (left) & Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! (right)
Last year in June, I went to California for the first time since I was one-year-old (like I would remember anything when I was a kid except abuse, ha!) and... I loved it. I didn't want to leave. When I was in Oakley, the entire time I was there, all I cared about was going to San Francisco. A few days before leaving the state (regrettably. I should've just stayed.), I finally got the chance to go to the city! It was the only reason I went with my dad in the first place.
Okay, not the only reason, but a pretty strong reason.
I fell in love with the city and I did not want to leave. But I knew that as a deaf and hard of hearing person that has issues getting a job even in a small close-minded area, I wouldn't be able to afford the cost of San Francisco living.
Since then, I continue to want to go back.
When OPI announced they were having a San Francisco collection, I freaked out and wanted to buy a bunch of polishes, despite the hefty price tag. Unfortunately, I thought the collection itself was not my thing at all. I wasn't a fan of the colours. I've grown out of shimmery nail colours and the mattes/creams were just dull to me.
Then I saw the liquid sands and fell in love with the names. I wanted Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! because I loved the Fisherman's Wharf and I wanted It's All San Andreas's Fault because I'm a weather/natural disaster nerd, earthquakes included. But they were liquid sands. If you read my China Glaze texture polish post, you can see I wasn't a fan of the textured trend. I didn't like the sandpaper feel and I didn't like the look. I LOVED the colours, but... texture. But I stood in Ulta staring at swatches for half an hour (I am not kidding with you here.) and bit the bullet. Got 'em.
Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!
This shade is a really dark blue. The picture doesn't capture just how dark and beautiful the shade really is. I found this to be the better shade of the two shown. The directions say to add two coats, but I thought this was good with just one coat. I couldn't see my natural nail through the polish at all.
Instagram photo from last week.
It's All San Andreas's Fault
I mostly wanted this one because of the name. I am a weather/natural disaster nerd. I'm always reading about hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, thunderstorms, etc. and learning about them, tracking them when they're happening, etc. So, naturally, I want something related to earthquakes. I was on the fence about getting this because if I was going to get a textured polish, why would I want a brown one?
The colour, like all the other blogs have said, dries down at least a shade darker than what it is on the bottle and there is that slight gloss when it dries. Because of the colour, I also like to call it "poop for your nails". It just fits.
The name also fits because twelve hours after I applied this, it just started chipping. A lot faster than Wharf! did. It was as if an earthquake was happening on my fingernails.
Overall, I like these two polishes. I'm actually quite impressed with the liquid sand. I like it much more than the China Glaze textured polishes. You can feel the sandpaper like effect, but it isn't as harsh and doesn't look as terrible as the China Glaze. I haven't tried the Pixiedust from Zoya since Ulta didn't carry any shades that I liked. Their Zoya selection isn't very good.
I still won't be getting anything else from the selection. These two shades shall suffice.
I'm Rikki, a twenty-two year old deaf makeup b/vlogger that occasionally writes blog posts and mostly does makeup tutorials on YouTube.