Little late on this post but better late than never! I took these pictures ages ago and have yet to post them so here they are… finally!
A Butterfly Moment. A light peachy pink with frosty gold shimmer. I honestly thought I would hate this polish… it looks sooo boring and way too frosty in the bottle but on, it’s actually very soft, feminine and flattering. And the frostiness? It’s actually really not bad at all. I’m a fan!
Pink Yet Lavender (over A Butterfly Moment). What a heck of a name this is. And on top of it, it’s really only pink, not lavender at all. Soooo I’m not really getting it..? Anyways, it’s a slightly pink/lavender(?) tinged clear base filled with large light pink hex glitter and small square holo glitter. I don’t think I would really like it alone which is why I topped it over A Butterfly Moment but it is pretty dense I suppose. This is just one coat.
Sprung. A warm copper-bronze with gold and rose gold shimmer. This reminds me of a mix between OPI Pros and Bronze & Warm An Fozzie. It’s very pretty and probably my second favorite of the collection.
These last four polishes all have the sand finish without top coat. The last picture of each of the sand polishes have top coat on top. I prefer them all without top coat, just for reference.
Can’t Let Go. A royal purple that’s slightly blue filled with large purple hex glitter and tons of micro glitter.
Stay The Night. My FAVORITE of the collection. Its filled with small red glitter. I love, love, love this polish. Now, this may be a really weird statement, but I think this polish is even prettier on days two and three. Why? Because something happens with the red glitter.. maybe it flakes off or something? I have no clue. But some of the red glitter turns silver for some reason that is beyond me and so the polish has mostly red and some sparse silver glitter shimmering. Sounds odd but it’s soooo, soo pretty
Seriously, I was not impressed at all seeing swatches of these sand finish polishes online but they are way prettier in person. Even if you think you don’t need these, I reassure you, YOU DO. You’ll thank me later.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
I did this mani literally like, two months ago and now I’m finally just getting around to sharing it. I’ve been so busy and caught up with life (plus a big move!) that I really haven’t had time to post at all. I’ve been swatching… just not posting unfortunately. So I have a pile up of pictures that need to be posted and so I’m going to try really hard to get everything up in the next few weeks cause come the end of April (right before/during/a while after my move) I’ll probably be so swamped that I won’t be posting for a few weeks. Soooo… here’s the first of the pile up of pictures taken and not yet shared. For this I used Wet n Wild Blackmail as the base then used OPI What’s Dune?, OPI Significant Other Color, Orly Space Cadet, Pure Ice Heart Breaker, Pure Ice Busted, NYX Aqua Glitter and topped it all off with Northern Lights Holograpic Top Coat.
Again, I’m trying to get caught up on posting and swatches of collections but please bare with me and if I stop posting for a while again, just know that it’s just because of my move and being completely swamped with life. Thanks for hanging in there with me, guys!
Hey all! Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive!! YAY What good news that is!! Now I bet you’re all wondering where the hell have I been. Welllll… I’ve been busy and lazy on top of that is what it all boils down to. All of December my long distance bf was in town and so since I never get to see him I was attaching myself to his hip every minute I could so I really didn’t have time to blog. Since he’s been gone… we’ll I’ve just been super busy with work and lazy. I understand many of you and many other bloggers work full time and still fit stuff in but coming from a part time worker who didn’t even put on pants every day, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed and swamped with working 40 hours a week. By the time I get home (and the sun is down and I have no sunlight to swatch with anyways) I’m spent and on my days off (when I do have sunlight to swatch) I basically just want to sleep all day or go out an have fun. So I do apologize for the extreme lack in posts. Hopefully I’ll be posting more often than I have been but I probably will only keep it to once or twice a week now that I’m working full time and no longer have the time or energy to dedicate to this blog running my life. But I do still enjoy it and I hope you all still enjoy it as well…
Now, onto the Selena Gomez collection for Nicole by OPI’s winter collection. Today I’m sharing the first half of the collection and tomorrow I’ll share the second half.
Selena. A pastel peachy-pink with very subtle shimmer. If you look closely you can see the silver and gold shimmer but for all intesive purposes I’d consider this a creme. It’s very pretty and a perfect pink for spring. This is two coats.
Heavenly Angel. Believe it or not, this is two coats of Heavenly Angel over Selena. In the bottle, it’s so pretty and full of iridescent flakies but the flakies are so sparse in the formula, it just looks bad on the nails. Good idea, bad execution in my opinion.
Kissed At Midnight. A clear base filled with large and small light gold and silver hex glitter. It’s pretty but my only word of advice is to apply thine layers and let the polish almost fully dry before applying the next layer. Clearly you can see the goopey spillage on the edges of some of my nails from applying too thick of coats and the polish leaking over. I like it alone but I think it may look even prettier over a light cold chrome polish. This is three coats.
Hit The Lights. A bright yellow creme. Probably my least favorite polish of the collection just because it’s so… yellow. But if you love yellow or are looking for a true yellow creme, this ones for you. And unlike most yellow polishes which are known for a terrible, streaky, runny formula, Hit The Lights has flawless formula and applies perfectly. Good job on perfecting a yellow polish formula, Nicole. This was three coats but I think I could have probably gotten away with just two.
Scarlett. OMG is this a stunner. This polish is so gorgeous, I can’t even get over it. It’s a like a deep pink raspberry with duochrome glass fleck that mostly appears fuchsia and hot pink but at extreme angles it flashes orange. This is seriously so, so pretty. There are a lot of similar glass fleck raspberry pink polishes out there but I think Scarlett trumps them all. No joke, you need this polish. Even if you don;t think you do, you do. Two coats and perfect application.
Mi Fantasia. Probably the most unique polish in this collection. A clear base filled with tons of small cobalt blue hex glitter and duochrome turquoise-green-yellow bar glitter. This polish has an oceany look to it that’s really pretty and unique. Plus it’s dense enough to wear alone at three coats and the formula isn’t as runny as the other clear based glitter polishes in this collection. I really love this one as well. I think it’s my second favorite in the collection.
Tomorrow I will be posting the second half of the collection so stay tuned
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in over a week. I started my new job this past Monday, a week ago, and I’ve been super swamped and exhausted because of it. I literally keep wearing manis for 4 days until they become so chipped and embarrassing that I force myself to redo my nails. Please, please bare with me during this super busy and stressful time… especially with the holidays coming up… I really will try to do my best to do as many holiday themed manis and as many posts as I possibly can. But if you do see that I’ve been absent for a while, please just know it’s cause I’m super busy with my new job, preparing for the holidays, as well as family and friends in town and I’m just exhausted. Anyways… enough of the rambling. This is Sally Hansen Amber Rose. It’s a maroon-burgundy shimmer with mustard yellow-orange and blue (at very extreme angles) duochrome. I stamped BM leaves from plate BM-19 using Wet n Wild Black Creme to make the mani more fall-esque. I quite like the turnout. I wore this the last few days of November but now since it’s December, expect only Christmas manis from me from now on through Christmas Day!
So I’ve pretty much sucked this year at doing Halloween manis. Sorry about that. I’ve been super busy and have barely even had time to do my nails every few days. This is one of the few I’ve done though. It’s Color Club Total Mystery, a dark, bright purple tinged blue duochrome shimmer that changes from blue to purple to pink, topped with spider and web images from the Bundle Monster plate BM13 using Pure Ice Silver Mercedes.
So lately I’ve been really obsessed with all the new iTunes early released Taylor Swift songs off her new upcoming album Red, which will be released this upcoming Monday. And call me lame but, all I’ve been in the mood for lately is red. Listening to songs off the red album, red pants, red dresses, red lips, red nail polish. All things red basically. So to cure my longing for red nails I put on two coats of Zoya Sara topped with two coats of Colorama Ruby Rays. I feel like I’ve worn all my red polishes a million time so if you have any good layering ideas for red manis, feel free to share. =]
Top Shop Gypsy Night. My all time favorite polish that I acquired on my recent trip in Europe. Gypsy Night is a black jelly base filled with medium size holo glitter and multichromatic flakies that shift from red to orange to yellow even to green at extreme angles. I promise, pictures don’t do this polish justice. Even though the flakies and holo glitter are more apparent in the bottle than they are on the nail, they still show up fairly well for such a dark base. Here I used two coats of Gypsy Night alone but I think in the future I’ll wear one coat over one coat of a black creme to stretch out the usage of my bottle. Top Shop polishes are available at Top Shop stores only, not online. I haven’t been to NYC in about two months but if my memory serves me correct, the Top Shop stores there don’t sell polish. If you’re in the NYC area and I’m wrong, please correct me. As far as I know, nail polish is only sold at UK Top Shop locations. If you have access to this polish, my advice is to get like, 5 bottles. For cereal. This polish is hot.