Saturday, March 31, 2012

OPI Houston We Have A Purple

I was trying to decide what to wear for my mani and for a bit I was stumped. I wanted something different from what I've been wearing but still exciting, of course. I decided on OPI Houston We Have A Purple with OPI Mad As A Hatter for my accent nail...

OPI Houston We Have a Purple from the Spring 2011 Texas Collection in which they introduced the sorbet finish. Fancy name for jelly :) Behold the beauty of this squishy, ultra shiny, lovely, jelly finish. I LOVE this type of finish. HWHAP is more a reddish purple, but for me that's a plus because it works well with my skin tone. Six of the twelve in that collection were sorbet. They're very sheer. Very. But that is the point of this type of finish. If you don't like the sheer but love the shiny, squishy finish, fear not. You can use a similar shade creme as a base, aka "underwear", or do as I did and do three coats. It was mostly opaque with three coats. Opaque enough for me anyway. I don't have this whole collection. I have all six of the sorbet finishes and Austin-tatious Tuquise (also lovely but that's another post ;).
My accent nail.. Oh Em Gee! OPI Mad As A Hatter from the spring 2010 Alice in Wonderland Collection. The glitter in this is insane. It's like a rainbow of glitter and so sparkly. I used Gelous before Seche Vite to make it smooth. I think a coat of Gelous under FDTC is the best way to smooth glitters.

Friday, March 30, 2012

China Glaze Tickle My Triangle

So. I made a blog. My digital diary of my Nail Of The Day (or NOTD as it will be called here after :)

China Glaze Tickle My Triangle. This is from the Kaleidoscope collection released in 2009. It's a hot pink scattered holographic and let me say I love this polish! The polish is thin but applies well and builds to what you see here in two coats. No top coat with this collection as it dulls the holo effect.

This collection is discontinued :( You can find it on evilbay aka ebay, but it's probably going to be pricey. I am so thrilled to have the whole collection.