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.)
Sooo late on posting these but.. whatever. Here’s the second half of the China Glaze Fall 2012 Collection… the Tourist set:
Desert Sun. A butterscotch creme. This is one of those ugly- pretty colors. You either love it or you hate it. And I love it. This is two coats.
Adventure Red-y. A slightly cool toned medium red creme. As far as red cremes go, this isn’t unique by any means but the formula is nice and unlike most red cremes/jellys (which need minimum 3 coats), this one only needed two coats.
I’m Not Lion. Probably my favorite from the collection. It’s a light gold glitter with light gold, champagne, silver, taupe and hologram glitter in it. Not all the glitter in this polish are hologram, only some.. it’s interesting and very different from any other gold holo polishes in my collection. This is three coats for full coverage.
I Herd That. My second favorite of the collection and very similar to I’m Not Lion. I Herd That has gold, copper and hologram glitter in it. It looks much more warm and fall-esque than I’m Not Lion. This is three coats for full coverage.
This fall Nicole by OPI is releasing a collection of five brand new polishes, sold exclusively at Target. Let’s have a lookie loo shall we?
Mer-made For Each Other. A sparkly green-gold-turquoise-blue duochrome foil-y metallic. Originally, from the looks of the bottle, I thought this would be another Peridot dupe but it’s not. It’s the same idea and close in color, but not a dupe. This is probably my favorite of the collection despite the fact that we’ve seen a lot of these types of polishes lately and it’s not really so original anymore. This was three coats.
Just Busta Mauve. This color is interesting to say the least. I want to say that I like how it looks on me but I’m not really so sure that I think I can pull it off. Maybe it clashes with my skin tone too much? Meh. Anyways, It’s a red-brown tinted clear base filled with bronze, rose gold, copper, blue and purple fleck glitter. It’s a bit on the sheer side. As you can see, there’s VNL even after three coats. Despite that, this is a really pretty polish and it’s totally unique… I can’t think of any other polish that looks even remotely similar to this.
For The Gold Times Sake. A green tinged silver-gunmetal grey version of Just Busta Mauve. It’s filled with dark silver, olive, rose gold, gold and blue fleck glitter. Like Busta Move, this is also still somewhat sheer and shows VNL at three coats. I’m a huge fan of dark silver/gunmetal polishes and this one if pretty unique from the rest of my collection.
Iris My Case. A purple-brown base filled with lavender shimmer. I feel like we’ve seen this polish before, though off the top of my head I can’t figure out for the life of me which polish the reminds me of. I wanna say it’s an old school China glaze though. One that I don’t own so I guess it really doesn’t matter if it has a dupe of not. This was three coats.
If The Blue Fits…. A dark navy blue base filled with duochrome fleck glitter that shifts from bright blue to purple to green. In the bottle you can see that there’s even a bit of yellow and red duochrome that show up but it’s not at all visible on the nail. I really like this one a lot. This is three coats.
These polishes are now available at exclusively at Target.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Yesterday I shared with you the glitter half of the OPI Tht Muppets Holiday 2011 Collection and today I’ve got the second half for you, the shimmers! First up is Wocka Wocka!. It’s a cool-toned medium red with very fine and subtle shimmer that shifts from red to hot pink. This one’s pretty but it’s not very unique. The awesome thing about this polish though is that it’s a one coater and that my friends, makes this polish a winner… despite it’s un-originality.
Designer… De Better is a pale silver-gold-champagne foil polish with bits of copper foil thrown in the mix. Looking at this polish in the bottle, I honestly thought I would hate it but surprisingly I really like it. It’s really unique and in the sun it really sparkles and shines. Even though it’s not your typical holiday color, it’s really pretty and reminds me of bubbly sparkling champagne. This was two coats.
Warm & Fozzie. Oh. My. God. Are you guys seeing this?! Seriously, you need to click these photos to see them full size. This polish is such a beauty! Warm & Fozzie is a brown-bronze duochrome foil polish that color shifts and sparkles pink, cranberry red, bright gold, and even a hint of purple. I love this polish even more than I knew I would. If you pick up one single polish from the collection, let it be this. This was three coats.
Meep-Meep-Meep is a pink toned medium red filled with the most gorgeous broken flake shimmer. These pictres make the polish appear to be a lot more pink than it is in real life. It’s more of a red very heavy on the pink tones with a tone of pink shimmer. The color and finish remind me a lot of OPI Love Is A Racket, only more pink. This polish is where I started to run into application issue with the collection. It was on the thick side yet it ran like crazy into my cuticles and became annoying as hell to clean up. This was two coats.
Pepe’s Purple Passion. It’s a dark raisin-plum-brown creme base filled with raspberry flecks. This is two coats. This is the polish I wanted to love most from the collection. In my pictures, it looks lovely but to put it lightly, this polish was a nightmare. The application was a pain in my ass and probably the worst from OPI I’ve ever used. It was incredibly thick yet it was watery enough to flood my cuticles. It also dragged like crazy. You’d almost have to wait for each coat to completely dry before applying the next to avoid dragging that caused bald spots and gross goopyness in some areas. And to top it all off, about 15 minutes after applying a thick layer of Seche Vite and having a super shiny, glossy finish, this polish decided to turn bumpy (from the fleck glitter?!, I have no clue!) and have a rubbery matte finish (kind of like the ORLY Plastix) which made it look like some soft of gross leather. I have no clue. I wanted to love this polish so bad and for photography purposes it behaved well enough for long enough, but I just can’t. Pretty color in the bottle and awesome idea… but no.
Which polishes form this collection did you pick up and which are your favorites?
(these were sent to me for review.)
Today I’m sharing with you a swatch comparing Deborah Lippmann Superstar with Wet n Wild Cougar Attack. Superstar (one coat) is on my pointer and ring finger and Cougar attack is on my middle finger (two coats) and pinkie finger (one coat). The first obvious difference is the opaqueness. Superstar is clealy way more dense than Cougar Attack. It takes two thick coats to (almsot) do what Superstar does in one. Next, the base color between the two is a bit different. Superstar has a darker and more chocolate brown base while Cougar Attack has a slightly lighter base and a hint more orange tint to it. The glitter in the two is also quite different as well. Firstly, there is way more glitter in Superstar giving the end result a much more glitter dense look. The glitter in Superstar is also square where as the glitter in Cougar Attack is hex shaped.. though the size of the glitter in each polish seems about the same. Also, the glitter in Superstar appears a brighter orange-copper than the glitter in Cougar Attack.
The verdict? Clearly these two look very similar side by side and a muggle probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference very easily. However, I can see there there are very obvious difference and even though I think Cougar Attack is a beauty and a winner for the price (2 bucks!), Superstar takes the cake. The glitter is brighter, sparklier and I like the darker base color… it feels more autumn like.
This is two coats of Color Club Wild And Willing over one coat of China Glaze IX (a dark chocolate brown creme). I didn’t think it would be so opaque but now that I see that it is, I think I shall have to wear it on it’s own again soon. It’s really quite beautiful. Wild And Willing is multichromatic orange-gold-auburn-rose-green shimmer that came out in the Fall 2009 Wild At Heart Collection. Color Club’s fall collection this year made me remember and miss how awesome their old polishes are. Color Club is really one of my favorite polish companies. I know they’re capable of creating some amazing polish so I can’t figure out why they released a ton of unoriginal snooze worthy cremes and odd colored shimmers this fall instead of something like this. Wild At Heart Collection, I love you. This is what autumn polish is all about.
On a side note: I’ve had this amazing song by Adele stuck in my head for the past few days. In case you’re in the mood for a good tune, have a listen.
My first official Halloween mani of this season! This is Wet N Wild Cougar Attack from this year’s On The Prowl Halloween Collection. Cougar Attack has a warm brown base that is loaded with medium sized copper glitter. The base color is opaque enough so you only need two coats but it’s sheer enough to let the copper glitter sparkle though. I really, really love this. And it must be noted that yesterday while I was wearing this at work, an English woman came up to me and told me in her lovely English accent that she “adored my nail varnish” and called it “very pretty”. I must say, compliments always sound better in an accent.