Today is Palm Sunday so I decided to start the Easter manis a week early. This is OPI Nic’s Sticks Baby Go Bye-Bye as the base color with Easter eggs hidden in grass patches free handed on top. I was trying to think of cute Easter mani ideas… sadly I don’t have very many creative ones so if you guys have any cute Easter ideas feel free to suggest away! I think for Easter Sunday I’m going to attempt an Easter bunny. It might be a bit complicated so I’m not so sure how great that will turn out… wish me luck on that! Easter eggs are pretty simple though. I just used a dotting tool to draw on the eggs, to add little dots and squigglies on top, and to put grass on top of the eggs to make them appear to be somewhat hidden. This mani makes me wish I were a kid again so I could go Easter egg hunting!!! I also miss the candy filled Easter egg basket my mum used to give me…. Mmmm robin’s eggs shaped Whoppers and Reese’s eggs.. those were the best!
It’s official… I’m obsessed with $OPI Who Let The Geeks Out?. I seriously never want to take it off. So I decided to just add to it :0). This is Sephora By OPI Who Let The Dorks Out? topped with Nfu Oh 54. Nfu Oh 54 is a light blue aqua jelly base that actually shows clear on the nail since the bare color is so sheer, packed with iridescent opalescent lightblie/turquoise/medium blue falkies. Nfu Oh makes the best flakie polishes ever, hands down. This one is no exception. I bought it with the intention of layering it over polishes with a similar base color (or technically what the base color looks like while the polish is still in the bottle), knowing that it was sheer. Who Let The Dorks Out? is an amazing polish to layer under Nfu Oh 54. All day I seriously haven’t been able to stop looking at my nails. This combo is just way too gorgeous for words. I may have to do another layering experiment or do some nail art on top cause I really don’t even want to take this off… that’s how much I love it!
What was the last layering experiment or polish you tried that yo really, really loved?
Today is Tuesday and Tuesdays are Glee days! I’m a total Gleek.. it’s actually the only scripted show I watch. When I found out that Sephora was coming out with a Glee Sephora by OPI collection I was super stoaked. This weekend while shopping at Sephora I ran across the display and freaked out. This one, Who Let The Dorks? out immediately grabbed my attention since teals and turquoises are my favorite shades for nail polish. I’ve honestly never spent $9.50 on a $OPI polish before but this color, the fact that it’s from the Glee collection, and the fact that this polish/collection are LE (limited edition) was totally worth it!! Who Let The Dorks Out? is a gorgeous green-blue teal duochrome shimmer. In the bottle you can see the lilac duochrome towards the edges. When you’re outdoors in the direct sunlight it’s pretty hard to see it on the nails unless you’re looking at your nails from an extreme angle.. and then the lilac shimmer shows just barely. Indoors, in indirect light, and under artificial light the lilac shimmer is much more obvious towards the edges of the nails. In that sort of lighting the polish almost looks teal-turquoise on the center of the nail and a deeper blue with lilac shimmer towards the edges of the nails! Very pretty!! Of all the turquoise and teal polishes I own, this one reminds me most of the ocean. Who Let The Dorks Out? really is truly gorgeous. I think it’s earned a place in my top 5 favorite polishes! If you wanna pick this up, or any of the other Sephora By OPI Glee polishes, be sure to do it soon because to my knowledge, these are only available until the end of spring.
Any other Glee fans out there who want to get these? How about non-Glee fans that think they’re pretty enough to get despite the Glee connection?
Hey all! Today I’m gonna share with you swatches from the new Color Club Spring 2011 Alter Ego collection Reveal Your Mystery set. The whole Alter Ego collection consists of 12 polishes total making u two different sets: half of the polishes dark and vibrant colors and the other half of them light and subtle colors. The half of the collection I’m sharing with you today is the polishes that are more subtle and light. My friend found this collection at Ross and let me borrow them to swatch for you guys. I haven’t seen the other half of the collection at Ross so I probably wont be reviewing the other six polishes. This half of the collection, Reveal Your Mystery, consists of:
Get A Clue. A sheer, pale cotton candy pink creme. This was two coats and it probably would have looked better with three but the application was think yet runny which doesn’t always end well in drying time.
Incognito. A very brown-toned nude that barely shows any color on the nail.
Sweet Rendezvous. This picture is totally color inaccurate. Cameras hate purple and never capture them right, this polish was no exception. Sweet Rendezvous is really a pale lilac creme. Very, very pretty. This tied for my favorite of the collection.
Sheer Disguise. A light but dust gray-green-blue creme. This color is pretty hard to describe. Sometimes it looks like a gray with a lot of army green in it yet other times it looks like a grayed out blue. This polish was the most opaque of the six.
Give Me A Hint. A dusty purple-taupe creme. This one reminds me a lot of Revlon Perplex without as much brown and without the shimmer and Essie Angora Cardi, but with more brown and less red. This one was also pretty opaque.
Revealed. My second tie for favorite of the collection. It’s a pale yet vibrant pastel peach with pink shimmer of small, yet varying sizes. Unfortunately, the clouds rolled in as I was finishing the swatches so I didn’t get a picture of how the shimmer really shows in the sun. This one was an unexpected favorite. In the bottle it doesn’t look like much but on the nail it’s really gorgeous.
Overall, the application in these was sheer (except for Give Me A Hint and Sheer Disguise), a bit thick, and a bit runny. Not the best combo for nail polish application but I’ve seen worse.