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.
Just a quick post before I head out for the night. This year I’m wearing China Glaze Fortune Teller, my favorite Halloween polish of all time, as my Halloween mani. It’s a black base filled with small medium and large hex glitter. It. Is. Amazing. It came out two years ago as a Halloween Sally Beauty Supply exclusive and unfortunately I only got myself one bottle so to try to stretch the amount of wears I can get out of my bottle, I layered one coat of Fortune Teller over one coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme.
Hope you all are having/had a very happy and safe Halloween!
This Halloween, OPI has released another new collection of four mini polishes paired with matching stickers. This year, the set entitled So So Skullicious includes four mini polishes: Hi, Pumpkin! (a medium orange creme), A Rose From The Dead (a medium rosey pink creme), Morning Glory (black creme) and Candle Light (a slightly sheer yellow jelly) as well as a set of 10 Dia de los Muertos stickers.
The majority of the stickers included (seven to be exact) are skulls, two are flowers and one is a… something. I actually really like this set for Halloween, it’s something completely different than what they’ve done before. This set is available now for a limited time only.
(This set was sent to me for review.)
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.
Once again, this fall OPI has added two brand new shades to their Designer Serious collection. Don’t get your hopes up too high, just like last year’s DS polishes, these two/too (mehhh heeehhh I’m funnayy) are also non-holographic. Bummer. BUT!!!!!… They are super pretty and shimmery, so not all hope is lost. Behold:
Luxurious. Luxurious indeed. Are you seeing this polish?! Maybe not everyone loves orange. But I love orange. Especially these darker oranges that scream autumn. Luxurious is a slightly burned, yet bright orange metallic filled with tons and tons of gold and orange foil-like glitter flecks. Literally, pictures do this polish no justice and can’t even begin to convey how this baby sparkles and shines. Not to mention, the formula and application are flawless. To sum it up, you need three of four bottles of this.
Indulgence. Ohhhhhh myyyyyyy gaaaaaawwwwd. What is this polish?!?! It’s like a deeper, richer, more raspberry toned, sparklier version of China Glaze Strawberry Fields on crack. Once again, pictures don’t do this polish justice. It’s a bright, rich raspberry metallic filled gold and orange foil-like shimmer glitter. And just like with Luxurious, formula and application are flawless. You may need a few backup bottles of this polish as well.
Both polishes are available starting this month (though I’m not sure when this month) and retail for $12.50. I realize that the price tag for DS polishes is a bit hefty compared to the $8.50 per bottle the core line polishes cost buuuutttt… these polishes are worth the cost. Trust me. Go get em while the gettin’s hot.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Each fall OPI releases a country themed collection of 12 and this year said country is Germany. Hurra!
My Very First Knockwurst. An odd name indeed. A pale, beige-putty toned pink. It’s definitely pink but the sandy tone in it keeps it from being your typical girly pale pink creme à la Bubble Bath. Application is a bit streaky. This is three coats.
Don’t Talk Bach To Me. A mix somewhere in between avocado, spring green and mustard. I’m not really sure how to describe this color. It’s more green than yellow but it’s definitely an odd and unique mixture of the two. The hue reminds me a bit of OPI Who The Shrek Are You?, only not nearly as bright and pigmented, and DTBTM has small, peral like silver shimmer in it. This is three coats.
Deutsche You Want Me Baby. One of my favorites from the collection!! It’s a bright, rich rusty orange filled with yellow, orange and red shimmer. This polish is super shimmery and metallic and just screams fall. This is two coats.
Don’t Pretzel My Buttons. A slightly yellow toned beige creme. It’s an off color of nude with my skin tone cause it’s not pink enough to work for mannequin hands and it’s not brown enough to be a BABB color and it’s not exactly sheer either… I like it I’m just not so sure it works well with my skin tone. This is three coats.
Every Month Is Oktoberfest. This is hands down my favorite from the collection. It’s a deep, slightly blue based purple chock full of red, bright fuchsia-pink, gold and purple shimmer. The way the hot pink and red shimmer in this polish light up in the sun is so pretty. I love it. This is going on my list of favorite vampys. This is three coats.
Schnapps Out Of It!. What is this color?? A rosey terracotta? I have no clue. Reminds me of clay that you would dig up from the earth. With small, subtle silver pearl-like shimmer. This is three coats though I probably could have gotten away with just two.
German-icure By OPI. Another one of my favorites. It’s a dark and vampy brown-toned burgundy filled with tons of orange-red and even some gold shimmer. This is one of those lit from within looking polishes that’s so pretty and perfect for fall.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
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.