I knew I needed this navy blue creme in my collection from the moment I saw the first swatches. I have many blue polishes, but somehow none of them seemed to be a dupe to Keeping Suzi at Bay.
The color NL F57 comes from the new OPI collection – San Francisco, created for Fall/Winter 2013. I paired it with a brown OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know:
Application wise Keeping Suzi at Bay is another OPI perfection. In the pics I have 2 coats of the polish over a clear base, with a fast drying top coat (in the daylight). Naturally, in the sun or in the artificial lighting the polish looks a bit lighter.
For the autumn nail design I used:
- OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay – perfect blue
- OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know – on my pinky – although it was released for Spring, I think it’s much more appropriate for cold months
- Orly Luxe – a cold golden foil polish
Stripes on the accent nails are done with the blue and brown OPI polishes. I painted them freehand using a nail art brush.
I made the pics this morning, and it’s actually the second day I’m enjoying the manicure. As you can see I have no tips wear at all :)
I really liked the promo pics of the OPI San Francisco collection, the atmosphere, the models and the idea, but I cannot say the same about the colors themselves… I do like this gorgeous blue, and I think I could use that caramel brown A-Peirs to Be Tan for nail designs, but the rest of the polishes are not for me.
Thank you for reading! See you soon xxx
I love the combination of the blue with the brown, it’s so pretty!
Thank you Erin! I’m glad you like the combo of the polishes :)
Я к новой осени OPI осталась равнодушна, ничего себе не приглядела) Очень понравилось как Вы подружили эти два лака)
Согласна. Многие новые цвета совсем не новы, да и пески от OPI и других производителей уже поднадоели :(
Beautiful, autumn manicure!
Thank you Vera! Me glad you like the manicure :)
I like both colours, I agree that they are perfect for the autumn. Suzi at Bay is one of my favourite shades of blue… but, I reached that level of “blue-dipendence” that I almost can’t find a blue that I don’t like… :-)
oh yes, same with me! I doubt there exists a blue nail polish that I wouldn’t like :))
Your freehanded lines look perfect :) Nice color combination!
Thank you Ina! :)
Fantastic color coordination!
Thank you Lindsay :)
I’m trying to think of a dupe for Keeping Suzi at bay and nothing comes to mind and it’s a really great color :D I like the rest of the manicure too :)
Thank you dear :)