The white I’ve been looking for! A soft, milky but yet opaque white, without being chalky. I found it! Essie Marshmallow. 3 coats here, and OPI Lights of Emerald City on top on the ring finger. But I like it more without the glitter accent (first picture) – white only gives a really fresh and sophisticated look.
Some cool greens for spring:
Stranger tides, a dusty pale green with a hint of yellow from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection for spring 2011, by OPI.
Keep Calm, Paint On, a cool, minty green with silver shimmers from the Avant Garden Collection for spring 2013, by China Glaze.
Maximillian Strasse Her, a greyish green for spring 2013 by Essie, the Madison Ave-Hue Collection.
Mermaid’s Tears, a dusty jade green, also from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection for spring 2011, by OPI.
Okay, get ready!
This polish is amazing. A. MAZ. ING! It’s so glittery and sparkly, it feels like your nails are covered in diamonds and stars in a clear blue sky. Love it! The only polish that made me look at my nails like this all day long was Peridot. This is Get Your Number from Mariah Carey Collection by OPI. The polish is with OPI’s new finish called Liquid Sand. I’ve heard some people don’t like the feeling of liquid sand at all, because it’s not smooth as a regular finish. It’s not as gritty as you might think, I was expecting a really rough finish but I don’t mind the bit of dry feeling at all, this polish is gorgeous, and it’s all that matters! Now I can’t wait to try Stay the Night from the same collection, it’s black with red glitters.
Some of my picks for January are from Mariah Carey Collection for Spring 2013 by OPI. I also got Planks a Lot (Pirates of the Caribbean Collection, Spring 2011, OPI), Gris Angora (Vernis in Love by Lancôme) and sunny yellow Spice Market by KICKS. Really curious about the new Liquid Sand finish by OPI!
I’ve been away from the blog lately, and been really looking forward to updating it. Today I got my hands on a real beauty, Rouge Expressioniste from YSL’s latest fall collection, Contemporary Amazon. I know, we’re over with fall and actually facing spring (I’d like to think!), but I’ve been thinking about getting Rouge Expressioniste for so long, ever since I first saw it, so I’m really happy about it today :) Here it is, together with GoldenEye (OPI, Skyfall Holiday Collection for 2012) and french manicure tips with Vertigo by Chanel on my nails. GoldenEye is really sparkly!
The Spy Who Loved Me, a classic red with so hard to catch sparkle and golden shimmer, is from the Skyfall Holiday Collection 2012 by OPI. This is a miniature bottle, and it’s so so tiny, you can barely hold the cap. This makes it quite hard to do an even painting, and I don’t think I’ll buy any of OPI’s miniatures in the future.
My nails are in a really boring condition. They are all in different lenghts, and as soon as one is catching up, another one breaks :( Not the worlds biggest problem, I know, but really annoying. I have so many beautiful polishes that I want to try, but I want to try them on long nails, so they will have to wait a while. I’ve heard so much about OPI’s Nail Envy that’s supposed to strenghten the nails, so in the weekend I went and got a bottle. You’re supposed to do two coats of Nail Envy, and then one coat every other day, so I started with that immediately yesterday. But seeing my natural looking nails today, I couldn’t resist putting some polish over Nail Envy hihi… Here’s three coats of Don’t Touch My Tutu from the New York City Ballet Collection for Spring 2012, by OPI. It’s milky white and very sheer, and gives a natural look that doesn’t attract to much attention to your nails (i.e. boooring…!).