Saturday, June 30, 2012

Flirty French

Good morning everyone! I have a fun French mani I did the other day to show you. I usually like to live by Clinton Kelly's advice on French manicures, "Here's the deal about French manicures: I don't HATE them. But every porn star in the world has one. I just think it's time for nice girls to move on," but this was a meet-the-parents mani and so I wanted something conservative.
I am positive I saw this design or something similar in another blogger's 31 Day Challenge, but I can't for the life of me find out who. Does anyone know?

To get this look I used OPI Barre My Soul and OPI Alpine Snow, with a very small nail art brush.

I wish my free edge wasn't visible, but to be honest these macro photos make it a lot more noticeable than in real life.

Do you ever like to wear French manicures? Would you ever try a fun tip like this?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Revlon Whimsical

I am so happy to finally have this polish, I've been lemming Revlon Whimsical forever and I couldn't find it anywhere in Montreal. I planned to stop into Walmart once I got home, but before I even had the chance my mom and I went to Superstore to buy some groceries and this practically jumped off the shelf and into our shopping cart.
I bought Zoya Kristin specifically to layer Whimsical over it, and I love this combination.

Look how pretty this is even in the bottle!

This is me still getting used to my new Nikon d40, I hope to bring you better pictures soon! 

Do you have Revlon Whimsical? What about it's Deborah Lippmann sister polish?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps II

Hey everyone! I have a second review of the new OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps to show you today. You can read my original post here where I reviewed the Reptile pattern from the cremes. Today I have one of the shimmers to show you, the design is called Zig Zap Stripe. I wasn't expecting the shimmers to work as well as the cremes, I thought the strips may be less flexible, more brittle and prone to breaking or chipping off, but I was very happy to find out that this was not the case.

Here's a reminder of all the new patterns that OPI released.

Look how lovely these are! I actually prefer this design to the Reptile one I reviewed last time.

Except for the wrinkle on my index finger, these applied like a dream! To avoid the problems I had last time I trimmed the strips before applying them because they're very long.

I did have a little wear after a few days, I had one chip on the corner of my middle finger and the strip was lifting up a little near the cuticle, but nothing unmanageable.

My photos don't do the sparkle of this polish justice, it was eye-catching.

Just as a reminder, you use the OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps without base or top coat.

Can you kind of see the holographic glitter in this one? Absolutely beautiful.

Have you guys tried the OPI Nail Apps yet? I would definitely recommend these, my second experience was much better than the first, likely due to having an idea of how to work the apps themselves. 
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Essie A Crewed Interest

Good evening everyone! Today I have an absolutely lovely polish to you, that quite honestly, was a bit of a pain to apply. This is Essie's A Crewed Interest, a lovely peachy colour. I used four coats for opacity and I had some problems with streaking and with bubbling on a few nails. This may be due to rushed application, but the formula on this was no walk in the park. Fortunately enough, I am in love with this colour so I will put up with the poor formula!
I'm trying this new thing where I don't hide the rest of my post under a "Read More" button, because some recent feedback in a facebook group I'm in suggested it's easier for readers to navigate like this. What do you guys think?

Here it is in the shade.

This colour is so pretty, it's the perfect peach for spring or summer and it looks nice against my pale skin.

I really love how clean this colour is!

I know some people really like the Essie formula, but I don't think I've ever used one that had a nice creme formula. What has your experience with Essie nail polishes been like?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It

Hey everyone! I'm so so sorry again for my long disappearance, but I promise that now I am back for good. I moved back home this week and had to pack up my entire nail polish collection and move it from one end of the country to the other, which was quite the task! 
Today I have OPI Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to give you guys a good idea of the pretty base colour of this polish. I was expecting it to make the white-grey polish underneath appear baby pink, but it was really more of a lavender colour in most lights.

Monday, June 11, 2012

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse - Swatches & Review

Happy Monday everyone! To start off the week I have a beautiful new collection from OPI to show you, the Vintage Minnie Mouse collection. This spring/summer release consists of four feminine shades, a pink creme, a raspberry jelly shimmer, a creamy red with a mesmerizing shimmer in the sunlight, and a heart glitter topcoat.
I know you've all seen tonnes of swatches of these polishes by now - but they're too pretty to pass up. 
Keep reading for picture heavy swatches and review of each colour. 
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Saturday, June 09, 2012

OPI If You Moust You Moust Comparison

Hi everyone! So this morning I received the OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse collection for review, but unfortunately there was severe thunder storms all across the island all day and swatching was going to be impossible. To get a head start for tomorrow, I put on OPI If You Moust You Moust and when I checked the stats on my blogger it told me that I had quite a few people lead to my blog this week while searching for a comparison of this polish, specifically with OPI Strawberry Margarita, so this one is for you guys! Before even swatching the collection I have a comparison post up!
 On my index and ring finger I have OPI If You Moust You Moust, on my middle finger I have OPI Strawberry Margarita, and on my pinky Zoya Shelby. As you can see there are NO dupes here!

 From left to right we have OPI Kiss Me on my Tulips, OPI Strawberry Margarita, OPI If You Moust You Moust, Zoya Shelby, and OPI Pink Friday.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Zoya Zuza

Good afternoon, lovelies! Today I have an absolute beauty of a polish to show you and she is Zoya Zuza from their 2012 summer collection. Zuza is a gorgeous turquoise shimmer with silver flecks.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

Hi everyone! Long time no see, though this time I have a really good excuse: I've been doing a long wear test on a new product from OPI, the Pure Lacquer Nail Apps. 

The OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps are like a lot of the other nail appliques on the market now, they are made out of real nail polish and come with 16 pre-cut strips of different shapes and sizes to best suit your nails. There are two different collections, the cremes and the shimmers. I received one set from each collection for review and the first one I used was Reptile from the cremes. 

These images are from the official press release and show the fourteen different patterns available.
Keep reading for a full review on my first ever experience using a product like this, complete with tonnes of photos!