Cosmetics Central on Amazon, my go-to nail polish online shop. This collection came out 12 new polishes, the top 6 in the image above are shimmers, and then bottom 6 are glitters.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
NailEtc on Amazon.com. Their prices are pretty good, much cheaper (even with shipping to Canada) then what I would pay at the nail salon.
Would I recommend this product? I really like the polishes in this collection, they have a pale unique quality to them. And if you are into the shatter thing, definitely get the silver one that comes in this collection.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, November 19, 2010
OPI Malaga Wine is a jelly finish deep red. This one is probably my favourite OPI red because it's a true deep, vibrant red. It looks wet on the nail, very luxurious and sophisticated. If you aren't familiar with jelly finishes, it's like a really watery sheer application, but when you add more coats it has that wet, glossy look which is fantastic.
OPI St.Petersburgundy is also a jelly finish deep red with blue undertones. The way it looks on the nail in this pic is not true to life at all, the colour in the bottle here is however. I don't think it really look burgundy however.
OPI Bastille My Heart is another deep red with subtle magenta shimmers.
OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress is a dark red with subtle red shimmers, that come across more as a sheen. The picture here is quite true to life, the sheen was captured nicely. This is one of those OPI colours that everyone has.
What is your favourite red nail polish? Do you wear them year-round?
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Also, we've been trying to get an apartment in Toronto for past three months and it's been a really hard time. So many places have fallen through or rented out before we got to them. That current place is fine, view of the lake, pretty large, but the owners do not want pets in the unit. We have two cats. We are going through a real estate agent and he assures us that it will be fine, just not to tell the owners. Before the hospital stuff happened we were in the final stages of the lease process. This is slowing things down, but maybe for the better. The owners keep making changes to the lease, adding clauses about being able to inspect the place whenever they want and us insuring that no pets will occupy the unit during the lease. I feel uncomfortable lying to them because if they do ever need to come by and repair something in the unit, my one cat will greet them at the door and it will not be a good scene. Also, the real estate agent is pushing us to hurry this along, despite me explaining to him that my bf is in the hospital and this is not our priority right now. I think he is just trying to get his commission and be done with it. I feel bad giving up this place, but I think we are going to have to. If only I had tons of money and could rent out any place that I wanted.
Do you have this polish?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Having said that, I think I need to go on a polish ban, or something like that because I think I seriously have a problem. The girl at Trade Secrets had to talk me out of getting Rumple's Wiggin, I was totally set on getting it and she talked me out of it, weird aren't sales people usually trying to get you to buy, not not buy? I was comparing Rumple's Wiggin to Done Out in Deco, which I already have, of course the store did not have it, since it's discontinued, but the girl told me it was the same, and that OPI often does that, puts out discontinued colours out again, just changing the name, and changing the colour slightly. Being a nail polish hog, I can spot differences in polishes, and have many polishes that look the same, but do not translate the same on the nail, in different lighting etc. And I love pastely purple colours, I think I may go back and get it bhahahaha I am terrible.
Now for the dupes. All Lacquered Up's blog had awesome swatch comparisons of the polishes in this collection and she always does great ones. I have a polish to account for each of the other shades in this collection and here are my not so perfect swatches. The problem with dupes like these is that it is easier to just get the Shrek colours, as most of these are discontinued, but in case you do have these, you do not *need* to get another one that looks the same.
(image credit All Lacquered Up)Done Out In Deco is very close to Rumple's Wiggin, it's a light lilac purple. As you can tell in ALU's swatch above, DOID is much darker than RW... damn you Trade Secrets girl!!!! just kidding.
So... do you settle for the dupes you have, or do you like getting every OPI polish that you like? Should I go back for Rumple's Wiggin?
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Applying it takes some work, my bottle was oddly very thick and so I picked up too much or too little on my brush, making for a messy application, but once you get it on.. you don't want to take it off cause it can be quite the pain, so I dealt with it. It takes 3 coats to get opacity, and still you can see some bald spots on my manicure, that's okay, I am not perfect. And you must use a topcoat with glitters, or else you get that grainy gritty texture. As everyone else says, pictures do not do this polish justice, it is stunning in real life. You can twirl the bottle and it just sparkles. I may re-do these pictures, I am not happy with them at all, sorry guys!
Left: OPI Mad as a Hatter, Right: OPI Absolutely Alice
Do you have either one of these polishes? How did you find the application and the removal?
Saturday, July 17, 2010
OPI's Russian Collection came out a while back, it was released in Fall and Winter 2007. The collection captured "a new moment in elegance and opulence, and was a mixture of luxury and refinement that transcends time." There were several dark shades in this collection, which I liked a lot. However, I did find that the formulation on a lot of these was quite jelly and despite being really shiny and cool looking, it also made for difficult application that leaves a gloopy mess, so you gotta have patience with some of these, something that I do not always have. There were 12 colours in this collection, as shown in the pic below, I picked up 6.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Hits: Over The Taupe, Shorts Story, No Room For The Blues, A Grape Fit.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Hits: Lucky Lucky Lavender, Jade Is The New Black, Suzy Says Feng Shui, Hot & Spicy.
Misses: Pearl of Wisdom, Chopsticking To My Story.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Hits: Parlez-Vous OPI?, You Don't Know Jacques!, Tickle My France-y, and We'll Always Have Paris
Misses: Baguette Me Not, Crepes Suziette.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Hits: Done Out in Deco, Feelin' Hot-Hot-Hot!, Miami Beet, OPI On Collins Ave
Misses: Bronzed To Perfection, Clubbing Til Sunrise and Suzi & The Lifeguard
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Do you have any of these?