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.)
OMG I keep meaning to post this and… I just keep not posting it. So here’s the first half of the China Glaze Fall 2012 Safari Collection… the Locals set.
Exotic Encounters. A medium teal creme. Not unique or special by any means but it’s nice for fall. This is three coats.
Elephant Walk. Probably my favorite polish from this set. It’s a green tinged light steel grey with subtle silver shimmer in it. The color of this polish really depends on the lighting. Indoors and in darker lighting this polish really looks like a grey toned grunge army-ish green but outdoors in the sun, it looks completely grey. Odd. This is three coats.
Man Hunt. Interesting name. My least favorite of this set of polishes. Not cause it’s a bad polish… I’m just not really into royal blue and the fact that it’s a creme just makes it really blah for me. However, if royal blue cremes is your thing, this polish is for you. Two coats.
Prey Tell. Is it brown? Is it purple? I’m not so sure. It’s a mix of the two I suppose… a very dark and vampy cream mix of the two. It’s kinda sheer and looks streaky with the first two coats so it really is a three coater.
Jungle Queen. My second favorite of this set, though it’s really not very unique either. It reminds my of Chanel Paradoxal and all the other look-alike dupes. It’s a smokey-dusty grey-hazy-purple with bright iridescent purple shimmer in it. In darker lightings it’s hard to see the shimmer but it’s definitely noticeable in the sunlight. Two coats.
This polish is available now. Sorry again for posting is so late in the game. Better late than never I always say.
I know I’ve posted on the polish before but it’s one of my all time favorite polishes for autumn. It’s pumpkin-y orange, shimmery and just screams fall. Plus it has perfect formula and application. This is three coats. Though you may be able to get away with just two and have enough coverage if they were thicker coats.
I also used LA Girls Copper for my first Halloween mani of the season. I realize it’s already the 20th of October so maybe I should have started the Halloween manis a few weeks earlier but better late than never, I always say. Thi is Wet n Wild Spoiled Cougar attack (three coats for full coverage) with accent fingers in LA Girls Copper. I used the haunted house and bats Bundle Monster for nail art.
I guess I better try to do Halloween manis daily from this point on since I got such a late start in the game.
OPI London Bridge Is Falling Down. I found this polish a while back at a dusty and got really excited. I have a fascination with all things London and this is by far the cutest polish name from the British Collection. It’s a brick reddish brown creme. It’s interesting and definitely unique but it’s not so much my… cup of tea, so to speak. This is one of the few polishes I bought strictly for the name. And since I’m heading off to London town soon (August 2nd to be exact) I figured now was the perfect time to wear it.
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been completely uninspired lately when it comes to nail art. I was trying to do some cute Valentine’s Day manis for you guys before the holiday was over but for one, I’ve been completely drained the last few weeks and two, I don’t even like Valentine’s Day. I hardly liked it even when I did have a boyfriend. So please forgive me for the lack of holiday manis. My creativity for manis and nail art is in the gutter right now so I figured I would be boring and do cupcakes since I haven’t done them in quite some time. I’m pretty sick of cupcakes actually but I figure they’re holiday-esque and most of my readers like them (I assume based on feedback) so I went ahead and did them anyways. If you have questions about what I used to create design please feel free to ask and if you have any suggestions as to Valentine’s Day manis you’d like to see, make a comment and I’ll try my best.
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.)