Hey everyone! Long time no see for a nail post:) We are still in the midst of packing, leaving Chicago for California in just a few days- can you believe it?? I know I can’t. It doesn’t really seem real.
I wore this manicure for at least 5 days. First off was 2 layers of Zoya’s Faye, then I took a small paint brush and created tiny flowers with Orly’s Luxe. About 2-3 days after wearing that combo, I threw on layer of OPI’s I Lily Love You. I was half afraid to post this picture since it’s complex to recreate but I love it nonetheless!
I’m wearing this in an upcoming video, give it a day or two and you’ll see it in action. Hope all is well guys! Happy Monday!! xox
Remember that tweet about a week back of my NOTD? Here’s a better picture of a recent favorite combo. The picture shown is OPI Strange Tides nail polish layered beneath China Glaze’s White Cap. I told you White Cap is fabulous and makes everything sparkly and wonderful, no?
I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday and talk with you soon loves. xo
HMMM.. Dulce De Leche by OPI. I can’t quite tell how I feel about you.
This color is alright for me, I’m not totally in love though it didn’t bother me enough to remove it immediately. It’s subtle and gets the job done, but if it disappeared out of my stash at any moment, I’m not sure how long it would take me to notice! Any other ideas for a deeper nude that works on fair skin? I’d love to hear what you think!
Sorry for the short posts lately. I hope that’s better than no swatches at all!
Oh I long for the days when I had nicely shaped, semi-long nails. This picture was taken before I severely tore the crap out of my ring finger nail.. I trimmed them all down yesterday. Lucky for me, I took a ton of pictures, swatches of various colors in my collection before the breakage occurred. Let’s hope my nails grow back asap, k?
Essie- Kisses & Bisses, Topless & Barefoot, China Doll
OPI- Stranger Tides, Not Like The Movies
China Glaze- White Cap
Revlon- Orange Pop For Sandra
Essie- Nice is Nice, Borrowed & Blue, Topless & Barefoot
Orly- Fancy Fuchsia
CND- Stickey Base Coat
Oh, I MADE PARTNER! This is very exciting news!!! Thanks for your support <3
What an odd color to capture. Believe it or not, both pictures are OPI’s Glacier Bay Blues! It all depends on how the light hits the polish.. I don’t know where the urge for a dark blue/green/purple color came from but I’m currently sporting this one on my toesies.
Glacier Bay Blues came out in 2004 for the OPI Canadian Collection. Seeing that it hit the racks quite a while ago, the text on the bottom of the bottle is black and not green like we’re used to seeing today (black text = a time before the newer formula, Big3Free, etc).
In terms of the color, Glacier Bay Blues is really pretty and has a lot of dimension to it. This is 2 coats. Dark polishes like these are more commonly worn in the fall/winter months but hey! It’s nearing winter in Australia:)
Oh, and it has a long skinny brush! So weird, I completely forgot about that. :^)
Happy Mother’s Day to all mama’s out there. I think this pink is the perfect mom color- subtle but has a bit of shimmer to make it interesting. Japanese Rose Garden applies nearly perfectly in one coat but as you might know by now- I throw on a second coat for a bit of lasting power. What do you think? Would your mom sport this or is she a bit funkier? Or more of a natural non-polish sort of a lady? My mom would wear this but also branches from time to time. Happy Mother’s Day ladies to you all!!! xo
I know, no one needs this amount of minty, pale green nail polishes in their collection!… but look closely- I definitely wear them!
I originally started with just 4 polishes to compare, forgetting about Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. I eventually added the Essie one on my thumb, and repeated them on my right hand for a full manicure.
The five polishes in the very top image are: Essie Mint Candy Apple, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, Revlon Minted, Urban Outfitters Smush, OPI Hey! Get In Lime.
The first coat was streaky for all polishes. That tends to be the case for really pale, very white colors. Hey! Get in Lime was the most jelly-like, the others were more opaque
Mint Candy Apple and Smush are nearly IDENTICAL.
Mint Sorbet and Minted are also VERY close to one another, but Mint Sorbet required only 2 coats while Minted required 3, leaving bubbles behind. I think my bottle is getting a little thick- and could use a drop or two of thinner. This would solve the bubble-thick problem, but I don’t remember it ever starting off that way.
OPI’s Hey! Get in Lime held up the best, but it being on the pinkie has something to do with it. If I were to buy these all over again, I would probably skip Revlon’s Minted, and keep Sally Hansen’s Mint Sorbet for the light pale greeny- yellowy representative of my collection. This surprises me because Minted was my fav for a while! Mint Sorbet got the job done is less time with less coats for a nearly identical color. Smush wore about the same amount of time as Mint Candy Apple so it’s a toss up between those two. Depending on which is easier for you to be a hold of, both are great polishes! ..and of course I’d buy Hey! Get in Lime by OPI all over again. It’s a bit squishy and jelly like, unlike other pale mint polishes out there. It’s discontinued but keep your eyes peeled at places like ebay and so on. <3 ya! Happy Monday…..
Look at this gorgeous jelly formula!! It’s so squishy and cute, and I think, perfectly appropriate for Easter weekend. It’s from the OPI Texas collection- a “sorbet” formula (or what we know as, a “jelly” formula). This is three coats. Makes me want to dive into an Easter basket- stat!