My friend wore this mani the other day and I liked it so much that I did it on myself. This is China Glaze Pink Plumeria with accent ring finger nails in Maybelline Minty. I had actually never even heard of Pink Plumeria before I asked her when she was wearing… and she was nice enough to let me borrow it to copy her cite mani idea. I’ve never worn such dramatic and contrasting colors for an accent nail but I really like the green and pink together. It reminds me of summer and since the sun has finally rolled around… it’s the perfect bright mani for the perfect bright and warm weather.
China Glaze Flirty Tankini. Wow… talk about a name. Not a fan. Anyways, Flirty Tankini is from the 2012 Summer Neons collection. It’s an coral that looks more pink in certain lighting and more orange in others. It’s got tiny silver, pink and coral shimmer in it. It’s unique as far as neons go but it’s not neon enough for me. I feel like the subtle shimmer dulls out the neon effect quite a bit. It’s still a nice summer color but… not for me. I’m not really digin it. I know it looks nice in pictures but it just leaves me feeling so meeehhhh. Yaknow?
On a more positive note: I just got home from a Train concert and it was fucking amazing. It’s been on my bucket list to see Drops of Jupiter performed live for a long time now and my wish has finally come true. It was amazing. The whole concert in general was. It was way better than I had hoped it would be. If they come to a town near you on their upcoming tour and you’re even the slightest of a fan, you should go. You’ll love it. And because it’s totes apropos and I look for any excuse to use this song anywhere for anything… at all… here is Train – Drops of Jupiter. My favorite.
Since this is my first year not getting out of school for summer, I’ve had a hard time defining when my summer started/is going to start. Even though it’s not technically summer yet, I usually consider Memorial Day the unofficial kick off to summer. But for some reason (most likely because I don’t have school telling me when my summer vacation begins) I haven’t really gotten into summer mode yet. Well, the weather is warm and the fair has come to town and I figure I need to stop wearing dark polishes and start wearing some brights and neons to help kick me into summer mode. So to start off, I put on the perfect summer polish… China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, A bright, neon coral cream… and my all time favorite polish to wear in the summer. I think this will be the start of a week straight of neons for me.
What are some of your favorite neon polishes?
Milani Sun Flash. I can’t even tell you how long I’ve owned this polish. 5 years maybe? Maybe even 6? I remember way back when I used to bite my nails I bought this polish. It was summertime and I remember reading in one of the women’s magazines, most likely Cosmopolitan, that hot coral was the “it” pedi color for the summer. I ran my butt to Target and found Milani Sun Flash and bought it since it was the only color remotely close to the hot coral pictures in the magazine. To this day, it remains my favorite coral and one of my favorites to wear in summer. I wish they still sold it but as far as I know, it’s unfortunately been off the shelves for years. Talk about a bummer.
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.)
This Spring Nicole by OPI has launched a new four piece Target Exclusive collection. I have three of them to share with you because the fourth polish Look At Me, Look At Me was nowhere to be found.
That’s Totally Red-ical. A bright and vivid pink-coral toned red that is a creme for all intensive purposes but in the sunlight you can see tiny pink-red shimmer shine through the base. This was two coats.
Great Minds Pink Alike. A warm coral-pink jelly filled with iridescent pink glass fleck shimmer. This reminds me a lot of Nicole by OPI You’re An Angel, but less pink, more coral, and the glass fleck glitter is smaller in this than in You’re An Angel. This is two coats and my favorite of the collection.
Purple Yourself Together. A medium purple creme filled with golden copper shimmer. This also reminds me of another OPI Polish…. Sephora By OPI Hell To The No. I haven’t compared them side by side but from memory I think these two are very similar in appearance yet Purple Yourself Together’s formula is not as pigmented. If you wanted the Sephora by OPI Gleek Out! collection and missed your opportunity, this is your chance to kill your lemming for something similar.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Rory. Seriously, pictures do not do this polish justice. This was the surprise of the collection for me. In the bottle and in indoor lighting it’s just a normal light pink-purple with silver foil-like shimmer. But in the sunlight the color becomes a much more vibrant shade of pink-lavender and the shimmer sparkles so pretty. I really like this one a lot. This was two coats.
Meg. An odd shade of green with the same silver foil shimmer as Rory. It’s somewhere between a faded green apple sort of green and the avocado green shade we saw yesterday in Zoya Tracie from the Beach Collection. This was two coats.
Mytra. What an odd name. Zoya typically names their polishes after female names but are there really any women out there named Mytra?? None that I’ve heard of, that’s for sure. Anyways, Mytra is a bright orange-coral polish that is somewhat dulled by the silver foil shimmer in it. This is two coats.
Carly. A warm, red toned medium purple filled with the same silver foil shimmer as the rest of the collection. However, in the sunlight in addition to the silver shimmer there is also a ton of pink, fuchsia, and some blue shimmer too. For what seems like an ordinary foil polish in indoor lighting, this polish really comes to life in the sunlight. It’s not what I would typically wear during Spring since it’s pretty dark but it’s gorgeous nonetheless. This is two coats.
Zuza. Probably my favorite from the collection. This polish is outstanding. Again, pictures do not do this polish justice. It’s a bit more green-aquamarine in real life than it is in these pictures and it’s filled with silver foil shimmer. It’s also more vibrant in pictures. The top picture is most color accurate. If this polish isn’t the perfect polish for Summer, I don’t know what is. This is two coats.
Kimber. My second favorite of the collection. Kimber is a warm hot pink, slightly berry tinted jelly filled with lots of gold shimmer. I’m glad that this polish doesn’t have small silver foil shimmer like the rest of the collection cause it really would have cooled down this polish and it wouldn’t have been nearly as gorgeous as it is with the gold shimmer. This is so pretty and I really don’t own anything like it. Kimber is perfect for Summer. This is two coats.
(These products were sent to me for review.)