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.)
Right now I’m pretty embarrassed to mention that I’ve had this collection swatched for a month now. A month exactly. I know cause I just checked the date the images were uploaded to my computer. The 17th of October. It is now the 17th of November. I’m terrible, I know. So without further adieu, here are the swatches from the OPI Holiday 2012 Skyfall collection, inspired by the new James Bond film… Skyfall. Bet you didn’t see the one coming.
Moonraker. A light frosty, silver-shifting-gunmetal metallic. It appears very light silver when you look at it head on but around the edges it darkens quite a lot into a medium toned gunmetal silver. It’s a bit frosty and brush stroke-y so you have to be careful on application. This is two coats.
The Living Daylights. A clear polish sparsely filled with large hex glitter in light gold, teal, silver and peachy-rose gold. This here is two coats and you can see how sparse the glitter is. This is clearly meant to be layered over another polish rather than being worn alone over bare nails.
The World Is Not Enough. A brownish-grey-taupe with rose and gold shimmer. It’s hard to describe this color. It looks more brown/taupe in some lighting and more silver-grey in others but then the gold and rose shimmer in it is heavy and very apparent and shifts the color too… it’s very odd and very unique but I quite like it. I own nothing at all similar to this polish. My only qualm is that it’s on the sheer side. This is three thick coats.
Live And Let Die. A dark blackened forest green creme with gold fleck glitter. I swear this polish is so… weird… or something. It’s like, a creme but the fleck glitter still shows through so much when normally creme polishes hide and cover up all the glitter from showing through. It’s so cool. I really like this polish. This is two coats.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. A smokey silver jam packed with fleck glitter in gold, blue, light silver and green. It’s like a darker, more silvery version of The World Is Not Enough… same idea. This one is also on the sheer side so it requires three coats.
The Spy Who Loved Me. A bright cherry/apple red with red fleck glitter. This one is seriously so pretty. It’s way prettier in person, I promise. If you love reds, you need this one. This is two coats. Three may have been better but two was sufficient.
Goldeneye. My hands down favorite from the collection… it’s not hard to see why. Goldeneye is a bright, metallic gold fleck polish. It’s hard to describe. It’s like flecks of golden amazeballs. Yeah, bad description. But seriously, this might just take Dazzled By Gold’s place as my favorite gold polish. Just maybe. You need this. No joke. I mean, I love gold polishes so I’m biased… but still. Even if you don’t like gold polish, you still need this one. You’ll thank me later. You’re welcome.
This collection is available now and retails for $8.50 a bottle. Go get em!!!
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Sorry for the delay in posting the second half of Zoya’s Fall collection. I’ve been super busy and super stressed out and yada yada yada… here’s past two of Zoya’s 2012 Fall collection. This set is entitled Diva.
Elisa. A bright, true shimmery red with shimmery foil like particles that make this polish light up and sparkle in the sun. I’m a huge fan of red polishes and this one is really pretty. It reminds me of Christmas. This was two coats and has perfect formula and application.
Suri. A slightly warm toned shimmery royal purple that shimmers tiny pink and blue particles in the sun. This one actually surprised me. In the bottle it looks pretty boring and I was sure I was going to be left underwhlemed. Fortunately, it’s much prettier on the nail than in the bottle. This is also two coats and has great formula and application.
Song. Again, how is this a woman’s name, Zoya?? I guess the pretty polish helps to make up with the completely abnormal name. Song is a medium blue filled with bright royal blue metallic fleck glitter that make this polish super unique. I don’t exactly think ‘fall’ when I look at this polish but at least Zoya is stepping out of the box. Also two coats and good formula.
Ray. Raaaayyyyyyyy. Whhyyyyyyyy???? This polish is so….. bleeeeehhh. It’s a dark, frosty swamp green with silver shimmer. Whhhhyyyyy? I can’t understand this color. There’s nothing about this polish that I like. Though it does have nice application and become opaque in two coats. But even still, I just can’t. Not a fan.
FeiFei. Oh FeiFei!! Way to redeem this collection after the terrible disappointment I suffered from Ray. FeiFei is the winner of this collection of you ask me. It’s a chunky, foily, metallic sparkly glitter made up of light and dark steel blue, gold, purple, dark silver and maybe a few other colors in between. It’s really stunning when it glitters in the light. If you pick up one polish from either fall collection, may I suggest this be it. It’s seriously a stunner. You won’t be disappointed. This is also two coats and has perfect formula and application.
Daul. My second favorite polish of the collection. Very similar to FeiFei in finish but has a purple base and includes mostly gold and purple metallic shimmer particles. Two coats and also, you guessed it, perfection application.
This collection is available now online at Zoya.com.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
So while I was in Europe I picked up a bottle or two… or ten… of nail polish, and in Spain I was happily surprised to find that their H&M’s still carry polish. Two lines of polish to be exact. And the US stores no longer even carry one line. What a load of bull. Anyways, this is one of the polishes I picked up during my trip on the other side of the pond, in España. Behold Fantasy Ocean. It’s a slightly frosty turquoise-teal filled with tiny gold shimmer. It’s not really unique by any standards but I still like it. And it’s from Spain. And H&M’s there sell polish. And mine doesn’t. And that upsets me.
P.S. If I’m wrong and you live in the US and your H&M sells polish (and I’m not talking about those shitty no-name piece of crap minis) please inform and correct me cause I’ve checked multiples locations in San Diego, LA and New York and no H&M I’ve walked into in any of said cities carry polish. What is going on in the world of H&M??! I’d like to know.
This summer OPI is releasing a Spider-Man themed collection to coincide with the release of a brand new Spider-Man movie. I’m not a huge Spider-Man fan but the nail polish-comic connection kind of thrills me so I was really looking forward to this collection. Let’s have a looksy, shall we?
Your Web Or Mine?. A frosty-ish mauve medium pink. It’s not so frosty that it’s an ugly frost polish… but it’s still clearly frosty. It’s subtle enough though that I still like it because of the color. This is two coats.
Into The Night. A deep metallic blue that is super shimmery and foil like in the sunlight. It lights up with dark midnight blue and silver sparkles with the sun hits it. It really is much prettier than I expected it to be. It is pretty sheer though for such a dark polish. This is three coats.
Number One Nemesis. A dark gunmetal grey polish that is slightly green tinted and filled with tons and tons of glass fleck like shimmer in gold, green and silver that sparkles rainbow colors in the sunlight. This is a very close runner up for being my favorite of the collection. I really, really love this polish. Like a lot, a lot. I had no idea I would love it so much. It may have even taken the top spot from OPI Brand New Skates as my all time favorite gunmetal silver polish. This is three coats but I probably could have gotten away just fine with two.
Just Spotted The Lizard. OMFG. OMFG. ARE YOU SEEING THIS!!!? Holy juhybdendfjkhbnef!!! Um… yeah. I’m freaking out. Like, seriously I’m having extreme issues right now. I can’t even function. This polish is so amazing. Like, I can’t even. omg. Anyways. I Just Spotted The Lizard is an antique gold-green-blue-teal metallic duochrome polish. Apparently it’s a dupe for Chanel Peridot which I almost spent $30 on when it came out but now I’m thankful that I didn’t. This is officially my new favorite gold polish and is definitely in my top five favorite polish of all time. Seriously, run, don’t walk to your nearest nail supply store to get this. You need like, seven bottles of it okay. No joke. Alright, I’m being such a spaz…I just can’t control my feelings right now. This is three coats.
This polish comes out in May and retails for $8.50 a bottle.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Today I’ve got the second half of the Holland Collection to share with you guys… I Have A Herring Problem. An odd polish to describe. It’s unique, that’s for sure. It’s a grayish blue… like a muted blue.. filled with irregular fleck glitter in dull light silver, dull antique gold, and sparse flecks of a light black even. It’s not exactly the sparkly sort of shimmer. I feel like the creme polish base covers up any sort of sparkle that may exist in the glitter flecks in the polish. I’m not sure if I like it. It’s pretty I guess, just not my sort of polish. This was three coats.
I Don’t Give a Rotterdamn. My favorite name of the collection. This polish is much like I Have A Herring Problem in the it has a similar base color, but more grey and that it has the same dull gold, silver, and random black fleck glitter. Between the two, I like this one better. This was three coats.
Vampsterdam. My second favorite polish name of the collection. It’s a dark eggplant frost. This was three coats.Thanks A Windmillion. A slightly dusty, medium jade green creme. Perfect for Spring. Similar to all those mint green cremes we used to get and somewhat similar, yet less turquoise, to Mermaid Tears that was released last Spring. This was two coats.Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh?. Uhhhh…. ok so a bit of a history lesson in case you missed that day in 8th grade where you learn about Van Gogh and hence, are now confused by this polish name. Van Gogh went all psycho and shiz and cut off his ear, or part of it rather. And then he painted himself a lovely self portrait in which his ear, or lack thereof, was all wrapped up and bandaged. So I get the name. But is this polish supposed to be the color of an ear??! It is a nude creme. Slightly too yellow of a nude for my skin tone, but a nude nonetheless. A nude ear color. A nude ear in a bottle. The more I talk about it, the more I’m creeped out. Two coats. Moving on.Wooden Shoe Like To Know?. A light-medium brown creme filled with gold, orange, and red shimmer. I like browns polishes so I quite like this one. It’s simple yet pretty. Plus when I was little, I owned a pair of Dutch wooden clogs so I like the name as well. This was two coats.
(these products were sent to me for review.)
I’m not even gonna lie, I mostly bought this polish for the name. Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite fond of the polish itself as well but… I listen to waaayy too much Taylor Swift to not buy this polish on behalf of all countless times in numerous songs she mentions kissing in the rain. Yes, kissing in the rain, on of the best sorts of kissing there is. According to Taylor Swift that is. And she seems to be right on almost all accounts that I know of so I’m gonna take her word for it on this one too.
Aaaaaannnywaaays, Dare To Wear Kiss In The Rain. It’s a light grey blue with iridescent purple shimmer/duochrome/frost and tiny specks of holo glitter. This really does remind me of kissing in the rain. The base color reminds me of the rain and the holo glitter reminds me of sparkling rain drops. Just thinking about it makes me happy.
By the way, hope you all have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve!!