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.)
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.
Since Valentine’s Day is only two day away and I don’t feel like I’ve really worn and holidayesque manis thus far, I figured I would wear a pink polish today. For some reason I was under the impression that Essie Peach Daquiri was a bit more pink and a tad less… peach. I’m just going to blame it on this morning’s gloomy weather. Peach Daquiri is a vibrant peach-pink creme. It’s definitely a shade of pink, just not really in the range of pink hues you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day. Lucky for me, the sun came out a few hours later and I had the chance to capture the polish in better lighting, and with some Valentine-ish nail art on top. :0)
For the nail art I used China Glaze Millennium to stamp on Bundle Monster flower nail designs and added OPI Pixie In Pink on top to add some sparkle and make it look a bit more pink. It’s not your typical Valentine’s Day nail art but I figure… close enough. I like it.
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.)
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.
I cannot tell you how long I’ve searched for the OPI British Collection. Mostly I just wanted Double Decker Red but I’m a sucker for themes and cute names and since I’m British the British Collection tickles my fancy. While shopping in downtown a few weekends ago I found a few polishes from the collection, Blushingham Palace being one of them. OPI Blushingham Palace is mauve-ish pink rose shimmer with the slightest amber-gold pink duochrchrome. The shimmer in this is a really pretty rich rose color. It’s a subtle shimmer but if you look closely you can see the rich pink shimmer shine through. I love this color so much. And the name… it’s just so cute! Some may consider Blushingham Palace a bit of a bore and more of a mom color, and it is (which is probably why my mom chose this as the color she wanted me to give her a pedi with for Mother’s Day) but it’s not too boring for me. It’s subtle yet pretty. :0)
Two months ago I found four of the six polishes from the OPI Summer 2003 Summer For Shore collection. OPI Day At The Peach is the one I was most excited about but for some reason I completely forgot to wear it! OPI Day At The Peach is a dusty coral/orange/peach small particle holo. The holo is tiny, spread out, and on the less noticeable side. It’s still very noticeable in real life but compared to other holo polishes like Nfu Oh’s, the OPI Designer Series, and China Glaze’s OMG and Kaleidoscope collections the holo in this polish is much less over the top and noticeable. Click to enlarge the pictures if you want to see them in full size to see the gorgeous holo-y-ness better. I really love holo polishes and for $2 this baby is a jewel!