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

Monday, January 6, 2014

OPI 4 In The Morning with Push And Shove

OPI 4 In The Morning and OPI Push And Shove were both just released in the Gwen Stefani collection (January 2014).






Happy New Year!
OPI 4 In The Morning is a black base with subtle silver shimmer in a satin finish. Oh my heck I love this satin matte finish. I fell in love with the satin finish with OPI This Gown Needs A Crown so I was really looking forward to trying the satin finishes in Gwen's collection. 4ITM doesn't disappoint! It is just so classy looking and smooth. I had no trouble with the wear time either. I wore it 3 days and took it off with only one tiny chip on the tip of my thumb nail.
OPI Push And Shove is a silver chrome that is totally...amazingly...awesome. Love this polish. It applied perfect, dried quick and I wore it 3 days with no chipping at all. I have read it chips really easily. The box actually says, and I quote: "Like all limited engagement events, Push and Shove is intended for One Night Only wear." I didn't have any trouble at all. I did use my normal application procedure for non top coat polish. 1 coat of each: China Glaze Strong Adhesion, NailTek II Intensive Therapy, NailTek II Foundation and a coat of Seche Vite to get it nice a dry. Then I did the Lay It Down Base and 2 coats of Push And Shove. I do this for texture polish, satin, matte and anything I don't use topcoat on. It works like a dream and lasts a lot longer than anything else I've ever tried. I love this mani so much I know I will repeat it, and soon!