Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Caramel or Clay? OPI San Tan-Tonio

Here's my only pick from OPI's Texas collection, OPI San Tan-Tonio. I passed it once, but ended up getting it in the middle of one of my ten-pans. Oops. I was drawn to the dreamy creamy coffee color. I love nude shades, so I figured a darker nude would be perfect. However this color's a little tricky. In some lights, like in the outdoor swatch below, I love how the color takes a cooler coffee tone. Perfect. And love. (Especially against the gunmetal blue background).

Here's another outdoor swatch, however you can see that things are starting to look a little more caramel here. Still love.

And unfortunately a really warm toned coffee / caramel in this indoor pic. I'm not really wild about this warm toned look, it's a little too warm and kind of looks dirty to me ... like muddy water... or other things. I'm thinking in summer when my arms are much tanner it might look better... or maybe in a different setting outside, like the beach and the sun.... it'll look fabulous. Yep.

I've compared OPI San Tan-Tonio to SOPI Going Nude Eh? (see here and here) Obviously they're really different, and OPI STT is really brown. I think a pinky-brown or a cooler brown might have been more flattering, so the jury's still out on how much I love it and I'll report back when it's warm. And sandy. And summer. Otherwise, application is great, as expected. In terms of animal testing, PETA still support's OPI's pledge to remain cruelty free, so I've decided to indulge once in a while... but really try to limit myself. I've really liked swatches of OPI's Guy meets Gal-veston though...

Well, that's it. Simple and short. Now that days are getting longer, it's really lovely to be able to see the sunset and a pink and blue sky. It just really does something good for the soul. Keeps me hoping for spring!

So, thoughts on this brown? Caramel? Muddy? Love? Hate? Meh?

Love, Dovey


  1. I like it on you. I've been thinking of getting it, myself!

  2. I love it!!! missed out on mac brown bag because of the price so I had to get this one. I thought this would be the single one I wanted too but then I bought one sorbet which is simply amazing, second time I have it on my nails in last 10 days since it arrived and now I am thinking about 2 more sorbets... hmm we'll see!

  3. That looks really pretty on you! I passed on the Texas collection just because I didn't feel like I *needed* anything. But I am so happy that Spring is almost here as well!! I can finally take Chiki for walks ;)

  4. Steph - thanks, I'm feeling better after reading everyone's comments =)

    Splattergirl- Ah!! I'm trying to resist the sorbets, however I think my Ulta coupon is beckoning to me...

    tasha- good for you =D I thought I'd be able to pass but failed--- I'm really excited about taking baby bird for walks too! Today I even saw some buds on trees, it was great!

  5. Hrm I prefer OPI the brand better but the light colour of the SOPI nailpolish is more noticeable and will go with more I think! lovely blog!

    http://opinionslave.blogspot.com x

  6. I had san tantonio and had to return it. It looked nothing like what I've seen swatched online. I was constantly getting that warm color in your third pic. I was looking for something more like in the first pic. I am a caramel color myself and I just didn't like it. It looks much better on a cooler skin tone.


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