Monday, February 19, 2018

Nicole by OPI "Is It Pay Day Yet?"


Hello everyone and happy Monday.  Today's nail polish is Nicole by OPI's "Is It Pay Day Yet?" which is actually a miss-labeled bottle because it was a Sephora by OPI color.  I guess that's what I get for buying it at TJ Maxx - and what's worse is the set just says OPI!  Here's what the sad little set looks like:


"Is It Pay Day Yet?" is a pastel green colored polish.  Formula wise this nail polish was fair to slightly watery.  After two coats, "Is It Pay Day Yet?" was nowhere near opaque and my nails were one giant streak mark.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear this polish for one day because it looked so sad and I was embarrassed to go out with my nails looking like that!

Overall I am disappointed by this nail polish.  Everything from its mislabeled branding to how awful it looked on my handshakes me sad.  I don't plan on wearing this nail polish again anytime soon.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

China Glaze "Flying Dragon"


Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  The weather may be dreary but I've gone for a bright colored nail today and hopefully it'll help the sunshine come back soon!  So without further ado, today's nail polish is China Glaze's "Flying Dragon."

"Flying Dragon" is a bright neon purple nail polish.  The formula of "Flying Dragon" was a little thick and gloopy but with some patience it applied okay on my nails.  After two coats, the nail polish was entirely opaque and streak free.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear "Flying Dragon" for a full week before my nails grew out and I needed to repaint them!  One surprise was that "Flying Dragon" dries with a matte finish.  Here's how it looked without a top coat:


Overall I am really pleased with China Glaze's "Flying Dragon."  Everything about this nail polish is pretty good and I absolutely adore the color!  I can't wait to wear this polish again and again!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dupe Post: Pastel Yellow Polishes


Hello everyone and happy Thursday.  (I'm so excited it is almost the weekend!)  Today's nail polish is actually a comparison between Orly's "Lemonade," butterLONDON's "Jasper" and ULTA's "Cream Of The Crop."  Here's how the polishes stack up next to each other:


As you can see the polishes in the bottle appear very similar though not completely identical.  For the comparison on my nails I used two coats for Orly's "Lemonade" and three coats for the others.  On the nails butterLONDON's "Jasper" and Orly's "Lemonade" looked the closest with Orly's "Lemonade" having a hair bit more color.  ULTA's "Cream Of The Crop" was the palest of the three.

If you want to know more about Orly's "Lemonade"butterLONDON's "Jasper" or ULTA's "Cream Of The Crop" check out my posts from previous years!

Overall while I think butterLONDON's "Jasper" and Orly's "Lemonade" are close enough to dupes that you probably don't need to own both there is a bigger and noticeable difference for both when compared to ULTA's "Area Of The Crop."  If I had to choose my favorite is Orly's "Lemonade."

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Orly "Plum Noir"


Hi guys and happy Tuesday!  It has been raining for several days so I decided to go with that theme and pick a dark color for my nails.  So without further ado, today's nail polish is Orly "Plum Noir" which is a fun color for Winter.

"Plum Noir" is a gorgeous deep purple berry colored nail polish.  The formula of this nail polish was very good and extremely easy to apply.  After two coats of polish, "Plum Noir" was completely opaque with no visible streak marks.  As for chipping, I was able to wear "Plum Noir" for four days before I noticed any chips.

Overall I am really pleased with Orly's "Plum Noir."  Everything about this nail polish is fantastic and it looks great with my skin tone!  I can't wait to wear this polish a lot more often.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ciaté "Caviar Pearls - Gold"


Hello everyone and happy Sunday!  Today we are having an unusually warm Winter day and I am enjoying it very much!  Today's nail polish is actually Ciaté's "Caviar Pearls - Gold" which can be used to create textured designs.  Here's how the pearls look in the bottle:


Since the "Caviar Pearls - Gold" are loose in the bottle I decided to create a fun little nail art design.  First I used Finger Paints "Van Gogh Verdigris" a gorgeous shimmer green as the base coat.  The I used a clear polish to be able to add the pearls to the tips of my nails.  This look was fun and different though not very practical for the long term wear as it kept catching on my hair.

If you want to know more about Finger Paint's "Van Gogh Verdigris" check out my post from earlier this year!

Overall I like Ciaté's "Caviar Pearls - Gold" but they are definitely for specialty wear and not the every day use.  More than likely I won't be wearing them very often.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Frida Kahlo "FKN.37"


Hello all and happy Friday!  Today's nail polish is Frida Kahlo's "FKN.37."  This is a brand of nail polish I have never heard of before but stumbled upon in 2016 at a CVS in Florida.  The packing looked neat and since it is named after the artist it gave me the chance to learn more about her.

"FKN.37" is a really pretty dusty turquoise polish.  Formula wise "FKN.37" was really good and applied well.  After two coats, the nail polish was entirely opaque and streak free.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear "FKN.37" for five days before I noticed a small amount of wear on the tips.

Overall I am really pleased by Frida Kahlo's "FKN.37."  I wish when I bought this one I had purchased more colors from this brand, but alas I haven't seen this brand since.  Let me know in the comments if you have seen this brand of nail polish around!

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

OPI "One Chic Chick"


Hi everyone and happy Wednesday!  It has been raining here all day and I needed a bit of sunshine and happiness so I picked out a pretty yellow polish! Today's nail polish is OPI's "One Chic Chick" which is perfect for Springtime!

"One Chic Chick" is a lovely pastel yellow nail polish.  Formula wise this polish was slightly watery but still easy enough to apply.  After two coats "One Chic Chick" was mostly opaque but did have a few streak marks.  In terms of chipping I was able to wear "One Chic Chick" for three days before I noticed tip chips.

Overall I like OPI's "One Chic Chick."  The color is fun and definitely one I do not have a lot of in my collection.  I will probably wear this nail polish more often as Spring arrives.

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