Friday, February 28, 2014

Circus Mani!

We're going to the circus tomorrow! I love the circus. This is my circus mani.

I used so many polishes for this mani! This is what I used:
Index and Ring: OPI Push & Shove with Dollish Polish What's This, What's This
Thumb and Pinky: OPI Hey Baby! with OPI I Snow You Love Me (I put a blob of it on a piece of paper and used tweezers to fish out the glitter then placed them on my nail and used top coat.)
Middle: China Glaze Frosty with OPI Hey Baby!, China Glaze Spontaneous, China Glaze Lemon Fizz and China Glaze Shower Together for the dots
This is probably only the second time I've done this much in a single mani. I did a bunch in my Valentine's Day mani a couple weeks ago. I'm really enjoying this form of nail art. It's a lot of fun and super cute to celebrate a special day or in this case a fun date night with DH.
I'm pretty sure I've blogged all these before other than OPI ISYLM and DP WTWT. This was super easy, though it did take me a little while to get it done. I'll be doing more of these type of manis in the future I'm sure of it!

Monday, January 20, 2014

OPI Over & Over A-Gwen

OPI Over & Over A-Gwen was just released this January 2013 in the Gwen Stefani collection.

OPI Over & Over A-Gwen is a super pretty but nothing new classic red creme. I know I have at least 1 dupe for this. Whatevs, I am not even worried about it ;) It's red and I do love red polish. After wearing red almost all of December I still couldn't wait to try this out. I just don't get tired of red. Or pink.
This applied really nicely. I used 3 coats because I was being so careful not to stain my cuticles with it, it went on a little thin. I don't blame anything but me for that. This isn't runny or thin at all. I was just being super duper careful. So I needed to do 3 coats as a result. It also gave it more depth I think once I had the third coat on. It's just gorgeous.
This polish comes with some nail art additions:

I will play with these later I'm sure. I just didn't take the time when I did this mani. Also, I'm going on vacation so I don't want to have things on my nails while I'm away from home. I want to just go away and have some fun :)
The packaging on this was fun too. It comes in a nice box that will look nice on my display shelf.

All in all this is a great classic red that I think will go with all skin tones and look great with everything. This is why I chose this for my first half of vacation. I'll change to something else mid week. No posts till I get back in a couple weeks. Till then...

Friday, January 17, 2014

OPI It's All San Adreas's Fault

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault is from the San Francisco collection just released fall of 2013.

OPI It's All San Andreas's Fault is a taupe brown cream liquid sand. This is a really nice polish. It's cream which is different for OPI's texture polish. Most of them are very glittery and sparkle. It's fun to have something different. This applied super easy and dried pretty quick. It didn't chip for my 3 day wear time. As usual, I did my normal base coat routine.
I liked wearing this a lot. It goes well with everything! I do think about my polish matching my clothes, but do not by any means let that stop me from wearing something that might not quite go perfectly together. Mostly I just wear what I like, how I like. That said, I do notice and I do keep things in mind when they are a nice match. I will wear this again soon I am positive.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Orly On The List

Orly On The List was a holiday 2012 mini I picked up during the holiday season that year at Sally's. I didn't see it in regular size so I don't know if it was just available in mini or if I missed something.

Orly On The List is nothing groundbreaking or even new in the nail polish world in terms of color and design. It's a pretty deep red jelly with pink shimmer. I am sure I have at least one other polish that's a dupe or at least a sister to this. The formula was really nice though. And it wore like a dream. It looks especially pretty in the sunlight.

Monday, January 13, 2014

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby.

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. is from the just released (January 2014) Gwen Stefani collection.

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. or L.A.M.B., the name of Gwen's fashion design company, is a gold satin matte finish with silver shimmer. It's very unique and extremely gorgeous! I am not a gold lover at all, but this is one I knew as soon as I saw the press release pictures I was going to need to own. It is so lovely. It seems...delicate? maybe. I don't know. I just know it's TDF. The formula is so nice on the satin finishes and they dry quickly. I did my normal base coat procedure and then added L.A.M.B. and it lasted great. No chips. Just pretty-ness.

Friday, January 10, 2014

OPI I Knead Sour-Dough

OPI I Knead Sour-Dough is from the fall 2013 San Francisco collection.

OPI I Knead Sour-Dough is a brown based red with red shimmer. It has kind of a funky look to it. Funky in a good and fun way. The shimmer wasn't super evident unless the lighting was good. It looks good either way, though the shimmer makes it more awesome of course. I had no trouble with formula and application. Wear time was great for my normal 2-3 days.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OPI Hey Baby and Nicole by OPI All Is Glam, All Is Bright

OPI Hey Baby was just released in the Gwen Stefani collection this month. Nicole by OPI All Is Glam, All Is Bright was part of the Kardashian Kolor collection from the 2012 holiday release.

It's my birthday today! So I had to have pink and I had to have sparkles. I really like this mani <3

OPI Hey Baby is a bright pink creme. It's not really uniuqe in terms of the shade of pink but it's really pretty and it's really pink. That's what I love <3. The formula is fantastic. It applied smooth and dried with a nice shine to it. I added SV anyway though cause I need that super shine SV gives me and the quick dry time.

Nicole by OPI All Is Glam, All Is Bright is actually silver with small bits of red in it, but it really looks rather like dark pink wih all the silver surrounding it. I thought it would look super cool with Hey Baby and it does. I used 2 coats of AIGAIB for opacity. I didn't layer it, but I did use SV on top.  It didn't need it for smoothing. I just want that fast drying time. It's a really smooth micro glitter much like China Glaze Exquisite or China Glaze Glistening Snow or any of the other gorgeous micro glitters China Glaze does so well. I love this kind of glitter.

Can't wait to celebrate tonight with DH. We're going to Ruth's Chris and I can already taste that amazing filet mignon I'm going to order. Maybe a lobster tail too :D