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.)
Hey guys! I know I promised to have this second half posted two days ago… sorry about that. But I have them now! Behold the second half of NOPI’s Selena Gomez collection.
Love Song. A really pretty pastel yet bright lilac purple. There’s some very subtle hidden shimmer in this polishes but it’s pretty much impossible to see in real life so I’m gonna go ahead and consider this a creme. Very, very pretty and perfect for spring. I also own nothing similar in my collection which is nice to have such a unique shade of purple. Perfect formula and three coats for full coverage.
Naturally. A bubble gum pink creme with ever so subtle silver shimmer. It’s so hard to tell that there’s shimmer there in real life and in pictures so like Selena and Love Song, despite the fact that it’s technically a shimmer, I consider it a creme for all intensive purposes. This was three coats.
Pretty In Plum. A really red toned purple shimmer. This just isn’t my color. It’s nice but there’s really nothing very exciting about it. It leaves me feeling really meeeeeeh. I feel like Selena could have done way better with this one. Nice application and two coats for full coverage.
Inner Sparkle. A clear base filled with large and medium sized light metallic pink hex glitter and small light gold hex glitter. This was three coats and clearly there’s still plenty of nail showing through so I think this would be best used as a top coat.
Sweet Dreams. A clear base filled with large silver hex, medium blue-turquoise hex and small light purple hex glitter. Again this is three coats so I think it would look much better used as a top coat; over a sparkly silver or dark blue maybe.
Confetti Fun. My favorite of the collection. It reminds me a lot of Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday, Milani Gems, and OPI Rainbow Connection but Confetti Fun is not a dupe for any of those. It has multi colored large and medium hex glitter but unlike any other those other rainbow glitter polishes, Confetti Fun is also packed full of tiny multi colored square glitter. The small glitter really adds a lot to this polish and makes it really unique. Plus, this polish is pretty dense so it can be worn all by itself without layering over an opaque polish. I’m wearing it here at three coats and even though you can see VNL in the pictures, it’s not obvious in real life.
These polishes are available now and retail for $7.99 a bottle
(These polishes were sent to me for review.)
Hey all! Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive!! YAY What good news that is!! Now I bet you’re all wondering where the hell have I been. Welllll… I’ve been busy and lazy on top of that is what it all boils down to. All of December my long distance bf was in town and so since I never get to see him I was attaching myself to his hip every minute I could so I really didn’t have time to blog. Since he’s been gone… we’ll I’ve just been super busy with work and lazy. I understand many of you and many other bloggers work full time and still fit stuff in but coming from a part time worker who didn’t even put on pants every day, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed and swamped with working 40 hours a week. By the time I get home (and the sun is down and I have no sunlight to swatch with anyways) I’m spent and on my days off (when I do have sunlight to swatch) I basically just want to sleep all day or go out an have fun. So I do apologize for the extreme lack in posts. Hopefully I’ll be posting more often than I have been but I probably will only keep it to once or twice a week now that I’m working full time and no longer have the time or energy to dedicate to this blog running my life. But I do still enjoy it and I hope you all still enjoy it as well…
Now, onto the Selena Gomez collection for Nicole by OPI’s winter collection. Today I’m sharing the first half of the collection and tomorrow I’ll share the second half.
Selena. A pastel peachy-pink with very subtle shimmer. If you look closely you can see the silver and gold shimmer but for all intesive purposes I’d consider this a creme. It’s very pretty and a perfect pink for spring. This is two coats.
Heavenly Angel. Believe it or not, this is two coats of Heavenly Angel over Selena. In the bottle, it’s so pretty and full of iridescent flakies but the flakies are so sparse in the formula, it just looks bad on the nails. Good idea, bad execution in my opinion.
Kissed At Midnight. A clear base filled with large and small light gold and silver hex glitter. It’s pretty but my only word of advice is to apply thine layers and let the polish almost fully dry before applying the next layer. Clearly you can see the goopey spillage on the edges of some of my nails from applying too thick of coats and the polish leaking over. I like it alone but I think it may look even prettier over a light cold chrome polish. This is three coats.
Hit The Lights. A bright yellow creme. Probably my least favorite polish of the collection just because it’s so… yellow. But if you love yellow or are looking for a true yellow creme, this ones for you. And unlike most yellow polishes which are known for a terrible, streaky, runny formula, Hit The Lights has flawless formula and applies perfectly. Good job on perfecting a yellow polish formula, Nicole. This was three coats but I think I could have probably gotten away with just two.
Scarlett. OMG is this a stunner. This polish is so gorgeous, I can’t even get over it. It’s a like a deep pink raspberry with duochrome glass fleck that mostly appears fuchsia and hot pink but at extreme angles it flashes orange. This is seriously so, so pretty. There are a lot of similar glass fleck raspberry pink polishes out there but I think Scarlett trumps them all. No joke, you need this polish. Even if you don;t think you do, you do. Two coats and perfect application.
Mi Fantasia. Probably the most unique polish in this collection. A clear base filled with tons of small cobalt blue hex glitter and duochrome turquoise-green-yellow bar glitter. This polish has an oceany look to it that’s really pretty and unique. Plus it’s dense enough to wear alone at three coats and the formula isn’t as runny as the other clear based glitter polishes in this collection. I really love this one as well. I think it’s my second favorite in the collection.
Tomorrow I will be posting the second half of the collection so stay tuned
(These products were sent to me for review.)
Orly Cotton Candy. A light pink creme that’s much warmer than the typical cool toned cotton candy color that comes to mind. I much prefer warm toned light pinks to the latter though. Cool toned light pinks just look so… dead.. on me.
In the mood for another song? Kay cool. My best friend and I got a cat last night and it took us a while to come up with a name until we landed on Delilah… named after one our our very favorite songs: Hey There Delilah by the Plain White T’s
The other night I went to a get together at my friend’s house and one of the girls brought a big purse full of nail polish. She dumped out her bag of goodies on the floor and invited everyone to pick a nail polish and paint their nails. My eyes immediately zoomed in on a lone bottle of Nars Orgasm among the OPIs and Sally Hansens. I knew I had to wear it!! And so I did. Orgasm is a peach filled with gold shimmer. It reminds be a lot of China Glaze Bare If You Dare, but a lot softer and a lot less orange. I really love this color a lot. It’s fun yet soft and feminine. Too bad I’m not willing to shell out that much dough to get me a bottle of my own. Oh well, I’m just still stoaked that I even got to wear it.
Pirouette My Whistle. The only non-sheer jelly in the collection. A slightly light grey tinted clear base filled with small light silver square glitter and large, dull light silver-white-ish hex glitter. I assume this was intended to use layered over the others in the collection but oh well… I used it on it’s own to provide you all some lovely shots of my atrocious stained nails. How kind of me, I know. This is my favorite polish in the collection. This was two coats.
All of these polishes, with the exception of Pirouette My Whistle are sheer, milky, jelly polishes. They aren’t highly pigmented and are meant to be soft and sheer. The colors do build with each layers but as you can see, I still have obvious VNL and I used three coats. If you so use more than three in order to get rid of VNL, the polish may or may not dry.
This collection will be available in April. Woo!
(these products were sent to me for review.)
This Spring, seven new polishes are being added to the Kardashion Kolor. If you could just ignore the fact that some of these pictures were taken in the sun and other in the shade, that would be great. The weather was playing tricks on me and not being very helpful.
Paparazzi Don’t Preach. A peach creme. It’s more of a nude type peach rather than an orange-y obvious peach. It’s very subtle and pretty. I feel like I see the Kardashians (specifically Kourtney) wearing peach quite a lot so this polish is the one polish that I feel like is the most Kardashian-esque. Sweet. Feminine. Classy. This has Kardashain all over it. As a side note, I photographed this when the sun was behind the clouds.. it does warm up a bit in the sun. This was two coats.
One Big Happy Fame-ily. This name is totally them. Ha. It’s a light yet vibrant lilac filled with lots of small irregular sized and shaped silver fleck glitter. This is perfect for Spring. It reminds me of the lilac trees in Chicago. This was three coats.
Strike A Pose. A bright coral orange creme. Remember about two years ago when everyone was all into wearing Bahama style clothing and everything had starfish or coral on it? No, just me? This was one of the huge colors used with that style. It was like, this bright orange coral, off white, tan, and turquoise. I remember seeing those colors together all the time making up various outfits plastered all over every single fashion magazine two Spring/Summers ago. If you don’t remember what I’m talking about, just pretend you do to make me feel better. This was two coats.
Smile For The Glam-era. A dark eggplant purple with small irregular sized and shaped fuchsia fleck glitter and and sparse and scattered small gold fleck glitter. It’s not exactly what I think of when I think of Spring but it’s nice and unique. This is two coats.
Back To Reality… TV. A light-medium purple creme filled with hot pink-fuchsia shimmer. I think this is my favorite of the collection. It’s beyond perfect for spring. You’re heard me say it a million times and I’ll say it again: purple is probably my least favorite polish color. There’s so many purples out there that are just boring and blah. This one isn’t It’s probably my favorite shade of purple for a polish and the pink glitter just makes it that much more special. If you’re going to buy one polish from this collection, my suggestion is let it be this one. This was two coats and had perfect application.
(these were sent to me for review.)