Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sephora by OPI "Looks Like Rain, Dear"


Hi everyone!  I can't believe there are only eight days left until Christmas!  Is everyone ready?  Today's nail polish is Sephora by OPI's "Looks Like Rain, Dear."

"Looks Like Rain, Dear" is a pretty chunky gold glitter in a clear base.  Formula wise this polish was lovely and applied so well.  After two coats, this polish was surprisingly opaque.  As for chipping, I was able to wear "Looks Like Rain, Dear" for four days before there were a few tip chips.  Since "Looks Like Rain, Dear" is a glitter I best used as a top coat I decided to test it out over a colored polish.


I decided to try out "Looks Like Rain, Dear" was Zoya's "Kristen."  This combination was fun and very Cinderella like.  I would definitely wear this combo again!

If you want to know more about Zoya's "Kristen" check out my posts from earlier this year.  I also used "Looks Like Rain, Dear" to create some adorable Striped Mani.

Overall I am really happy with Sephora by OPI's "Looks Like Rain, Dear."  This golden glitter polish is stunning and looks great on my nails!  I will be wearing this polish until the tiny bottle runs out.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bundle Monster Plate XL156: Plaid Nails


Hi everyone!  If you follow along you know that this year I have been trying out stamping plates and really enjoying it.  But I had not tried reverse stamping yet.  So I decided to use Bundle Monster Color's Plate XL156 to create some simple reverse stamped plaid nails.


Above is the Bundle Monster plate I used, which was sold earlier this year with proceeded benefiting the Manchester bombing.  (I was more than pleased to pick up this plate and help support the victims of such a horrific tragedy.)  Next I needed to pick out some colors to create the look with.  I selected:

Sinful Colors "V. I. Peach", Bundle Monster Color's "Straight Up Black" and OPI's "Love Athletes In Cleats."

First I painted my nails with two coats of Sinful Colors "V. I. Peach" for a nice easy base.  next I used Bundle Monster Color's "Straight Up Black" to stamp with.  Before stamping in my fingers I used a dotting tool (purchased on Amazon) to add the red accent with OPI's "Love Athletes In Cleats."  Here how it looked before I stamped it on my nails:


Overall I learned that revers stamping is not nearly as easy as it looks and that I need a lot more practice.  That being said I think this look is super cute and with a little work I could make it look cleaner.  I am very excited to try out some more reverse stamping looks.  (And any helpful hints are welcome!)

If you want to know more about Sinful Colors "V. I. Peach" or OPI's "Love Athletes In Cleats" check out my posts from earlier this year!

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Essie "Nama-Stay The Night"


Hi all and happy Friday!  (Hooray for the weekend!)  Today's nail polish is Essie's "Nama-Stay The Night" which came as part of the 2016 Resort Collection which looks like this:


"Nama-Stay The Night" is a super pretty bright turquoise.  Formula wise this nail polish was absolutely stunning and it applied with complete ease.  After only one coat, "Nama-Stay The Night" was entirely opaque and streak free.  However as always I applied a second coat for good measure.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear this polish for six full days before I noticed a few tiny tip chips.

Overall I am really pleased by Essie's "Nama-Stay The Night."  Everything about this nail polish makes me happy!  I will be wearing this nail polish a lot more often!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sinful Colors "Green Ocean"


Hello guys!  I hope everyone is enjoying their day and Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate!  Without further ado, today's nail polish is Sinful Colors "Green Ocean."

"Green Ocean" is a green iridescent shimmer and flaky.  Formula wise this polish was lovely and applied well on to my nails.  As "Green Ocean" is more of a top coat I decided to test it out with some other polishes.


The first polish I decided to try out with "Green Ocean" is A England's "Lady of The Lake."  This combination was stunning and definitely one I will wear again!


The second polish I decided to try out with "Green Ocean" was China Glaze's "Seas and Greetings" a lovely purple polish.  This combination was not as pretty as I had hoped it would be.


The third nail polish I tested out with "Green Ocean" was Nicole by OPI's "I Shop Mintage."  This combination was an attempt to save "I Shop Mintage" and it was a disappointment.  You could barely see the shimmer of "Green Ocean."

If you want to know more about A England's "Lady Of The Lake" China Glaze's "Seas And Greetings" or Nicole by OPI's "I Shop Mintage" check out my posts from earlier this year.

Overall I really like Sinful Colors "Green Ocean" and it was well worth the $1.99 USD it cost.  For a "bargain" brand polish Sinful Colors produced a stunning flaky polish!  I can hardly wait to wear this polish again soon!


Monday, December 11, 2017

Nicole by OPI "I Shop Mintage"


Hi everyone and happy Monday!  I hope everyone enjoyed a nice weekend.  Today's nail polish is Nicole by OPI's "I Shop Mintage."

"I Shop Mintage" is a gorgeous mint color that would make a perfect Spring polish!  Formula wise this nail polish was on the watery side.  I found it easiest to apply in quick thin coats.  After two coats, "I Shop Mintage" was very streaky and not at all opaque.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear "I Shop Mintage" for two days before it began to chip off.

Overall I am disappointed by Nicole by OPI's "I Shop Mintage."  I had really been looking forward to wearing this polish a lot because it looks gorgeous in the bottle.  However it was so streaky that I don't think I will be wearing it again any time soon.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ciaté "Superficial"


Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  Today's nail polish is Ciaté's "Superficial" which came as part of the annual Advent calendar.  The set is called Mini Mani Manor Month which looks like this:


"Superficial" is a gorgeous teal polish.  The formula of "Superficial" was watery but applied decently well.  After only one coat, the polish was completely opaque and streak free.  However I added a second coat for the photos.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear "Superficial" for four full days before I noticed any chips.

Overall I like Ciaté's "Superficial."  The color is really pretty and it wore well enough that I will be using this nail polish a lot more often.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

OPI "Can't Let Go"


Hello all and happy Thursday!  I have been ill all week and now I have laryngitis.  At least I have pretty nails today though!  So without further ado, today's nail polish is OPI's "Can't Let Go" which is a textured polish from the Mariah Carey collection.  The mini set looks like this:


"Can't Let Go" is a fun purple textured polish with chunks of glitter.  The formula of this nail polish was surprisingly wonderful and easy to apply.  After two coats, "Can't Let Go" was entirely opaque and streak free.  As for chipping, I was able to wear this polish for three days before it began to snag and chip.  Since "Can't Let Go" is a sandpaper texture polish so for the picture above I used no top coat.  However I wanted to see how "Can't Let Go" would look with a shiny top coat, so here is how it turned out:


Overall I am really impressed by OPI's "Can't Let Go."  Everything about this nail polish is fun and unique.  I adore the purple color and it looks good textured or with a shiny top coat on it!  I will be wearing this nail polish again sometime soon!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

China Glaze "Seas and Greetings"


Hi guys and happy Tuesday!  Today's nail polish is China Glaze's "Seas and Greetings" which is perfect for the Florida Christmases I used to have as a child!  This polish is part of a set called Shell-ebration Time! which looks like this:


"Seas and Greetings" is a lovely royal purple nail polish with golden shimmer.  Formula wise this polish was perfect and extremely easy to apply on my nails.  After two coats of polish, "Seas and Greetings" was completely opaque and streak free.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear this polish for four full days before there were any tip chips.

Overall I absolutely adore china Glaze's "Seas and greetings."  Everything about this nail polish is perfect for the warm weather Christmas of Florida.  I will definitely wear this polish again soon!

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Zoya "Kristen"


Hello guys!  Today's nail polish is Zoya's "Kristin."  The name of this polish is significant to me because growing up our neighbor's daughter, who was a few years older than me, who I always looked up too, was named Kristen.  Even now nearly thirty years later she is still someone I hold dear to my heart, so I could never pass up buying this polish!

"Kristen" is a lovely dusty periwinkle colored polish.  Formula wise, "Kristen" was great and easy to apply.  The only slight issue was the brush holds a lot of polish, but this was solved by wiping the brush on the bottle neck before using it on my nails.  After two coats the polish was entirely opaque and had no visible streak marks.  As for chipping, I was able to wear "Kristen" for four full days before there were a few minor tip chips.

Overall I really love Zoya's "Kristen."  Everything about this polish is wonderful and it is one of my favorite bottles because it reminds me of a special person that I have had in my life for nearly three decades.  I can't wait to wear this nail polish again soon!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Jamberry Wraps: Siesta


Hi everyone!  Today I've decided to try something new - Jamberry nail wraps!  Usually I stick to nail polish and occasionally freehand a design but I've been itching to try out wraps for a while.  I know several people who sell the wraps so I ordered a few pairs.  Today's set is called "Siesta" and it is probably a retired print as I have had it for a few years now.  Here's how it looked in the package:


I opened up the package and then had to narrow down which sized ones would work best for my nails.  They provide quite a variety of sizes:


Thankfully the package provides directions for application!  (Otherwise I'd have been completely lost!)  The directions read:

          1. Push back cuticles and clean nails with rubbing alcohol.
          2. Match nail to correct sized wrap.
          3. Peel wrap off and heat the adhesive side up with mini-heater or hair dryer for 3 - 5 seconds
              until soft and flexible.
          4. Press wrap on nail.  Apply firm pressure around edges to adhere wrap to nail.  Use rubber
              cuticle pusher to seal the wrap around the base of the cuticle.
          5. Remove excess wrap with scissors and file off the excess wrap by using a downward motion.
          6. Apply heat and pressure to the wrap again until it is bonded to the nail.

I used a hair dryer, which is a miracle because I despise the noise it makes.  The steps are fairly clear and it seemed to work well enough until I went to file the excess off the end of my nails.  It was impossible to file or get a smooth edge and it never felt sealed on my nail.  In fact I gave up doing the rest of my nails with the wraps and made it an accent nail.  The colored polish I used was China Glaze's "Seas The Day."


To remove the wraps you simply use your nail to life the edge up breaking the seal and then soak in nail polish remover for 20 - 30 second until you can gentle peel the wrap off.  The wrap removed very easily and didn't leave any damage to my nail, which was nice after the struggle of applying it.

If you want to know more about China Glaze's "Seas The Day" check out my post from earlier this year!

Overall I have mixed feelings about my first attempt using Jamberry Wraps.  I love the designs because they are very detailed artwork that I could never properly recreate with polish, but the application was painfully difficult.  I am undecided on whether or not I would give the wraps another go.  Leave any tips in the comments below!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wet N' Wild "Hallucinate"


Hi everyone and happy Wednesday!  I am so glad this week is halfway over!  I can't believe it has been a week since Thanksgiving tomorrow! So without further ado, today's nail polish is Wet N' Wild's "Hallucinate."

"Hallucinate" is a gorgeous shimmer that sparkles in the light!  Formula wise this nail polish was great and extremely easy to apply.  As with many glitters it is meant to be worn as a top coat of other polishes, so I decided to test a few out!


The first polish I decided to test out with "Hallucinate" with was Nicole by OPI's "Turned Up Turquoise."  This combination was great and looked like the ocean, which is perfect for Summer!


The second polish I decided to try out with "Hallucinate" was OPI's "Center Of The You-niverse."  This combination was pretty and sparkly however not as noticeable as I would have liked.


The third polish I decided to try out with "Hallucinate" over Beautifully Disney's "Far East Embers."  This combination was a lot of fun and perfect for Summer.

If you want to know more about Nicole by OPI's "Poised For Turquoise"OPI's "Center Of The You-niverse" or Beautifully Disney's "Far East Embers".

Overall I am very happy with Wet N' Wild's "Hallucinate."  This is a fun shimmery top coat that I enjoyed wearing.  I can't wait to try this shimmer out with some more of my polishes!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

A England "Lady Of The Lake"


Hi all and happy Monday.  I hope everyone survived the first day back at work and school after Thanksgiving.  (I for one didn't want to get out of bed!)  Today's nail polish is A England's "Lady Of The Lake."  This polish is one of the first ones I ordered from the wonderful website - Live Love Polish.

"Lady Of The Lake" is deep purple with silver shimmer.  Formula wise, "Lady Of The Lake" was perfect and applied so well to my nails.  After one coat the polish was entirely opaque and streak free.  However I applied a second coat for the picture above.  As for chipping, I was able to wear "Lady Of The Lake" for six full days before i noticed a few small tip chips.

Overall I am really pleased with A England's "Lady Of The Lake."  Just like with every other A England nail polish I have tried, I am always impressed by the quality.  I will definitely wear this polish until the bottle runs out and I will continue to buy A England polishes!

I used "Lady Of The Lake" in some Smooshy Nails so be sure to check that out too!

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ciaté "Prima Ballerina"


Hello guys!  I hope everyone in the United States had a nice Black Friday, whether you went shopping or stayed home and relaxed.  Today's nail polish is actually not a nail polish but glitter! Gorgeous hot pink to be exact!  So without further ado today's glitter is Ciaté's "Prima Ballerina." This glitter came as part of Ciaté's annual Advent calendar from 2014 called The Mini Mani Manor which looks like this:


"Prima Ballerina" is hot pink loose glitter that I decided to try out over OPI's "Malaga Wine."  "Prima Ballerina" applied quit well and stuck to the wet polish really well.  This combination was fun and different, though the pink and burgundy may have clashed a little.  Here's how it turned out:


If you want to know more about OPI's "Malaga Wine" check out my post from earlier this week!

Overall Ciaté's "Prima Ballerina" is pretty and fun.  However that being said I am not a loose glitter kind of person - a trait which I get from my Mom, the anti-glitter queen.  I am not sure if I would wear this loose glitter again or not.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

OPI "Malaga Wine"


Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving if you live in the United States!  Today's nail polish is OPI's "Malaga Wine."  Despite OPI being easily available in the United States I actually grabbed this one while on vacation in Paris, France in the Summer of 2015.

"Malaga Wine" is a stunning wine colored polish.  The formula of this polish was the tiniest bit watery but extremely easy to apply.  After only one coat, "Malaga Wine" was entirely opaque and streak free.  However I applied a second coat for the picture.  As for chipping, I was able to wear this nail polish for a full six days before I noticed some small tip chips.

Overall I am really happy with OPI's "Malaga Wine."  The color is stunning and perfect for Autumn and I find this color looks fantastic with my skin tone.  I will definitely be wearing this nail polish until the bottle runs out!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sinful Colors "YOLO Yellow"


Hi guys and happy Tuesday!  This week is nice and short for me - tomorrow is my Friday!  Who else is looking forward to a long weekend of pie and shopping?  Today's nail polish is Sinful Colors "YOLO Yellow."

"YOLO Yellow" is a happy sunshiny yellow colored polish.  Formula wise this nail polish was slightly watery but still easy to apply.  After two coats, "YOLO Yellow" was completely opaque and only had one or two streak marks.  As for chipping, I was able to wear this nail polish for four days before I noticed any chips.

Overall I really like Sinful Colors "YOLO Yellow."  The fun happy bright color of this nail polish makes it enjoyable to wear.  I can hardly wait to wear this nail polish again!

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Beautifully Disney "Off To The Ball"


 

Hello all!  It is Sunday and freezing outside, but the sky is nice and clear - although I am still ready for Summer again!  Today's nail polish is Beautifully Disney's "Off To The Ball" which is based off of Cinderella.  This nail polish came as part of a set called Wickedly Beautiful that looks like this:


"Off To The Ball" is a lovely light blue colored polish, just like Cinderella's ball gown.  Formula wise this polish was fair - not thick or watery.  After two coats, "Off To The Ball" was not entirely opaque and there were a lot of streak marks.  As for chipping, I was able to wear this polish for two days before it began to flake off at the tips.

Overall I have mixed feelings about Beautifully Disney's "Off To The Ball."  The color is lovely but it didn't wear well on the nail.  I'm undecided if I would wear this nail polish again.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Smooshy Nail Art


Hello everyone!  It is finally Saturday so I thought I would break out the nail art (which I am not allowed to wear at work).  So today I have decided to try smooshy nails!  To create the smooshy nails I selected these polishes:


The nail polishes used to create this look are Essie's "Aim To Misbehave" and A England's "Lady Of The Lake."  These two polish unintentionally created a nice look for any East Carolina University fans.  To create a smooshy look I used my stamper and placed dots of both polishes like this:


Then I used the stamper to tap my nails until the nail had a look I liked.  I repeated this for all of my nails.  To help protect the skin around my nails I used Bundle Monster Color's "Poli Peel" which helped but I still need some work to go using it.

If you want to know more about Essie's "Aim To Misbehave" check out my post from earlier this year.

Overall this nail art was fun and simple.  I like how these two colors mixed and the smooshing was extremely easy to do!  I definitely plan on trying this out again soon!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Sally Hansen Triple Shine "Sea Through"


Hi guys and happy Friday!  I hope everyone is looking forward to Thanksgiving next week (if you live in the United States).  Today's nail polish is Sally Hansen Triple Shine's "Sea Through" which is a buildable jelly.

"Sea Through" is a blueish jelly that you can build to have a lighter or darker color.  Formula wise this polish was good and easy to apply.  Here's how "Sea Through" looked after one coat:


As you can see the color is light/almost nonexistent.  To continue building I added a second coat of "Sea Through" and my nails looked like this:


Two coats of "Sea Through" was more noticeable but still not nearly opaque.  I added a third coat of "Sea Through" to make the color even more noticeable.


Overall Sally Hansen Triple Shine's "Sea Through" is a fun and unique polish.  While I will probably never wear this nail polish by itself I can see it being a lot of fun with some nail art.

If you want to see how "Sea Through" compares to Sally Hansen Triple Shine's "Ice Tint" check out my Dupe Post from earlier this year.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Essie "Aim To Misbehave"


Hi everyone and happy Wednesday!  We are halfway through the week and on a downhill slide to the weekend!  Today's nail polish is Essie's "Aim To Misbehave" their 1,000th nail polish.

"Aim To Misbehave" is a bright golden yellow shimmer.  Formula wise this polish was watery and had a tendency to flood my cuticles.  However, after two coats, "Aim To Misbehave" was mostly opaque and had no visible streak marks.  As for chipping, I was able to wear this nail polish for four days before I noticed an chips.

Overall I have mixed feelings about Essie's "Aim to misbehave."  I absolutely adore the color and its wear time however the watery formula took a lot of patience.  That being said, I am definitely going to give "Aim to Misbehave" a second chance because I don't have any other polishes like it in my collection!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Color Club "Chill Out"


Hi everyone!  I hope everyone survived Monday intact.  Today's nail polish is Color Club's "Chill Out" which is a color changing polish.  I'm pretty excited to try this polish out as it is my first time playing with heat sensitive polish!

"Chill Out" is a pastel mint color when hot and changes to a turquoise color when cold.  Formula wise this polish was the tiniest bit thick but it was still easy enough to apply without much annoyance.  After two coats, "Chill Out" was entirely opaque and had no visible streak mark.  "Chill Out" also surprisingly dried with a matte finish, which was quite fun!  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear "Chill Out" for three full days before the polish began to chip.

Here's how "Chill Out" looked when warm:


And here is how "Chill Out" looked after being run under cold water:


Overall I absolutely love this nail polish!  Both colors were gorgeous and it changed color dramatically.  I enjoyed playing with this polish for several days and I will definitely wear "Chill Out" again and again!

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rimmel London "Sweetly Lavender"


Hello all and happy Saturday!  It finally feels like Winter here in North Carolina, and I am not a fan!  So to help pretend that it isn't so cold I picked out a nice Springtime polish!  So without further ado, today's nail polish is Rimmel London's "Sweetly Lavender."

"Sweetly Lavender" is a very pretty pastel purple polish.  Formula wise "Sweetly Lavender" was fantastic and gave me no issues.  After two coat the nail polish was opaque and had no visible streak marks.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear "Sweetly Lavender" for three days before the tips began to chip.

Overall I like Rimmel London's "Sweetly Lavender."  The color is gorgeous and the application was lovely.  When Spring roll around I will definitely pull this nail polish back out!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sephora by OPI "It's Bouquet With Me"


Hi everyone and happy almost Friday!  Today's nail polish is Sephora by OPI's "It's Bouquet With Me."  This polish is part of a limited edition set that QVC put out several Christmases back.  The set looks like this:


"It's Bouquet With Me" is a. fun purple, pink and silver micro glitter.  The formula of this polish was perfect and applied with ease.  After two coats, "It's Bouquet With Me" was not opaque, but that is normal for a glitter polish.  As for chipping, I was able to wear this polish for two days before it began to flake off.  Since "It's Bouquet With Me" is a glitter in a clear base coat I decided to test it out over other polishes.


The first polish I decided to try with "It's Bouquet With Me" is Bundle Monster Color's "Bam! White."  This combination was simple and would be a great base for some nail art!


The next polish I tested out with "It's Bouquet With Me" is China Glaze's "Hey Doll."  This combination was fun and pretty!

Overall I am really happy with Sephora by OPI's "It's Bouquet With Me."  I absolutely love everything about this nail olish and can hardley wait to wear it again!

If you want to know more about Bundle Monster Color's "Bam! White" or China Glaze's "Hey Doll" check out my post from earlier this year!

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