I tried some nail strips, not sure how I feel about them. They look pretty cool but they were difficult to work with and only lasted a day before I peeled them off. The purple is OPI’s “A Grape Fit!” and the nail strips are some random brand called ANB. Anyone else had bad/mediocre experiences with nail appliques?
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sorry for the lack of posts lately! Just getting back to school and things are crazy already.
For Christmas one of my lovely best friends got me some Nicole by OPI polishes! For this mani I used Nicole by OPI Light a Candle as the base and a Nail Star striper in black for the lines. Light a Candle is a pretty silver with lavender tones, and it covers well in just one coat.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Hi guys! One of my Christmas gifts this year was Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish 'Houses of Parliament'. I had been eyeing this polish since it came out so I'm really excited to own it! I tried it out today for the first time.
Houses of Parliament is a beautiful warm purple colour that looks nice even before applying the magnet effect. It applies well and is pretty opaque. My pinky and ring finger have 1 coat and the others have 2 coats. The number of coats didn't make a huge difference in my opinion, but the effect will vary depending on how thick you apply the polish (the thicker the layer, the darker the black part will be). It only takes a few seconds for the magnet to work its magic, leaving a really neat effect. Overall, I am really happy with this nail polish. It's something fun and unique, and I'd love to try the other 2 colours as well. Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish can be found at Sephora for $16.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Hi everyone! For this mani I used Revlon Emerald City (Matte Suede) as a base, Revlon Silver Dollar for the tree, and Sephora by OPI Keep Me On My Mistletoes for the tree’s star.
Emerald City is a gorgeous forest green with a subtle shimmer. First photo is artificial light, second photo is natural light. It’s fairly opaque and applies well. I used 2 coats here, no topcoat (didn’t want to change the “matte suede” finish). Overall I like this colour, although I’m not sure about the finish. This is my first matte polish so I think I’ll try a few others before I decide how I feel. Hope you're all ready for the holidays!
Update: After about a day I noticed some tipwear, most likely because I didn't use a topcoat. Is there any way around this? Do I need to just go out and buy a matte topcoat?
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Just a quick festive mani. I wasn't super happy with the way it turned out and it got smudged after I took pictures :( I used OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Vodka and Caviar, Sephora by OPI Keep Me On My Mistletoes, and Revlon Emerald City.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
As promised, here is Sephora by OPI's Keep Me on My Mistletoes from the Glimmer Wonderland Collection. This is an opaque champagne gold with microglitter, and it is gorgeous! It’s neutral enough that it goes with anything and has just the right amount of sparkle. In these photos I am wearing 2 coats and a topcoat. I will definitely be wearing this over the holidays!
Unfortunately I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like to because of exams and work, but hopefully once things settle down I'll be posting more regularly. Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Thursday, December 08, 2011
I love the Coach Poppy collection. The gold details on this wristlet are gorgeous and provide just the right amount of shine, especially for the holidays.
Speaking of gold…I just bought Keep Me On My Mistletoes from Sephora by OPI so I will post swatches soon!