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Fall Manicure: OPI’s First Date At The Golden Gate

Hey everyone!

I am over the flu and ready to share some beautiful nail polishes! Today I have a very unique color that will show the world you’re ready for fall. Isn’t fall the best? I’m in pumpkin mode already. I just can’t find pumpkin coffee creamer yet… Once my coffee is totally pumpkin-afied, I’ll be unstoppable! Haha.

This fall polish is First Date at the Golden Gate, from OPI’s 2013 San Francisco fall collection. That line-up lingered around my Ulta for YEARS, and a lot of those polishes were added to the permanent collection. First Date is still easy to find for this reason- you can pick it up at Target!

first date at the golden gate opi fall nail polish

THE COLOR

This is a warm, toasty brown red. I loved the color on my nails after the first coat- it was like a light red with major pumpkin notes. But by the third coat, we got this gorgeous light brick red.

first date at the golden gate opi fall nail polish

THE FORMULA

This is a very watery formula, so I wouldn’t recommend it to a total nail newbie. Due to the thin formula, this polish did not give me perfect coverage (unlike the coverage I got withย this Orly blue, for example). However, it went on great and applied nicely. This is one of those polishes that wants to flood your cuticles! Overall, it’s a totally doable formula since the color is so great, but it is a thin one. It took three coats to get opacity.

I think you can see how carefully I applied this one in the photo below. Watery formulas just take a little bit of TLC for such even coverage.

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OTHER NOTES

The glossy top coat I applied really brought out those rusty undertones. I love how unique this one looks on the nails, and it looks amazing with my cuddly taupe sweaters. This polish is out of a magazine shoot for pairing with fall colors. It looked amazing when I wore my brown faux-suede skirt and cream long sleeve top- so chic!

first date at the golden gate opi fall nail polish

RATINGS

Color: 9/10

Formula: 6.5/10

Uniqueness: 9/10

Pairs well with the cutest fall OOTDs: 10/10

first date at the golden gate opi fall nail polish

What do you think of this one?

Do you love this color as much as I do?

Are you getting enjoying fall so far? Or are you on the other side of the world from me and it’s spring? Either way, have a great week!

-Taylor

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