Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OPI Rumples Wiggin'

*OPI Rumples Wiggin'*
(2 coats)

Rumples Wiggin is a pretty generic pastel purple that came out with the OPI Shrek Collection. When this came out last year it seemed like literally every single company was doing the same collection of pastels, which was pretty boring. But anyway, I always get a lot of use out of Rumples Wiggin, and it is one of my few OPI bottles that actually shows significant usage. In my opinion Rumples Wiggin' dries a little "chalky" if that makes sense but it didnt bother me to much.

Also,the shrek collection is 2 for 10$ at Ulta right now...and you can use a 3.50$ off 10$ coupon. Therefore getting 2 OPI's for 7.50! I would have taken advantage of this but I have every color from the Shrek collection except for Ogre the top Blue. Plus I'm on a no-buy. (so I tell myself)

I think thats it. Yeah.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Zoya Charla + China Glaze White Cap

*Zoya Charla with China Glaze White Cap On Top*
(2 coats Charla, 1 coat White Cap)

Being the mermaid-esque awesomeness that it is, Zoya Charla really screams summer to me! After about day I decided to add China Glaze White Cap over top and see what happened! In inside lighting at first it hardly looked like it had changed the color at all...maybe just lightened it up a tiny bit. But then when I went out in the sunshine White Cap really gave Charla an extra oomph of gold.

By the way, every single time I wear Charla (I do wear it quite a bit compared to other colors in my stash) I was get tons of compliments! One of my friends was like "Why do you always have the BEST nail polish?"

...I didnt want to answer I have a whole blog about it LOL

Have a great day! I'm back to watching the Tour De France (another obsession of mine!)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You Say Hello, And I Say Holo! (Nic's Sticks Rainbows End)

*Nics Sticks Rainbows End*
(4 coats)

Rainbows End is a beautiful linear holo (quite rare now a-days) that has a tan beige base to it. Both this and its sister Silver-ella have been surfacing at a lot of stores like Ross. I got mine from aveyou.com! Unfortunately, I completely forgot to use an aqua base, which made application a total PITA. But its so pretttttty. I'm willing to forgive :D

Believe it or not, this was my first ever true linear holo I've ever worn. I do love the look, but honestly I'm a little to lazy to track them down!

Also, was not a fan of the Nics Sticks brush, it was very mop-ish. I thought the pen would be easy to apply but it felt so big and awkward in my hands, maybe I just need more practice at it.

So, did any of you watch True Blood on Sunday? I'm not completely sure what to think just yet! Wish Eric got more screen time *swoon* his speech on the episode gave me shivers :) too much info? yeah...have a great night everyone!

Friday, June 24, 2011

OPI Houston We Have A Takeoff ?

*OPI Houston We Have A Purple*
(2 coats)

Haha when I got this polish and was telling my sister about it I said "Yeah, it's one of the new sorbet things. Its called houston we have a purple...you know like Houston we have a takeoff!"

...what? Dunno what I was thinking haha but my sister thought it was funny :)

Anyway Houston We Have A Purple is the darkest shade of the Texas jellies. Most people say it doesnt look purple at all, but I think it does lean purple in certain lights. I thought this would be my favorite of the jellies, but I think I like the others better.

meh, not much else to say really. It's kind of rainy and gross where I live so my mood has matched that, I spent the day watching sex & the city (which I dont even like that much) and then like 5 solid hours of Project Runway.

Is anyone going to be sporting Zoya Sooki in honor of True Blood coming back on Sunday? I'm MUCHO excited because I'm so sad Game of Thrones is over but True Blood will ease the pain :D

Thursday, June 23, 2011

OPI Steady As She Rose

*OPI Steady As She Rose*
(2 coats, no topcoat)

At first look, Steady As She Rose may fade to the background next to the other pirates of the Caribbean colors, but it is one of my favorites! Steady as she Rose is a grey-ed out light pink-y purple shade, pretty unique! And the big bonus here is that it is opaque in 2 coats :D

The PotC collection really crept up on me...I didnt think I would like it at first but it is definitely my favorite OPI collection in a long time. I still need to get my hands on Mermaid's Tears and Sparrow Me the Drama...I'm thinking of getting those Sinful Colors dupes that came out.

In other news I finally got a good quality nail file and my life has changed! Haha, seriously I didnt know what I was missing out on...it works so beautifully! So if you dont have one I highly suggest picking one up!

Yep. Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

AveYou.Com Haul/Review + Barielle Elle's Spell

I recently ordered some polish from a site I just found out about...aveyou.com! They sell a variety of beauty products but the only nail polishes they sell are OPI, Essie, and Spa Ritual I believe. Here's what I picked up!

It came wrapped inside this cute reusable bag which is a really nice touch I think.

-NOPI Nic's Sticks in Rainbows End
-OPI Planks A Lot
-OPI Skull and Glossbones
-OPI Silver Shatter
-OPI Teenage Dream
-Essie Borrowed and Blue

Overall my experience with the site was awesome and I would recommend them. However, they sell polishes at retail price. Though they always have a 15% off code (five) and shipping is only 5$ and 1$ if your order is over 50$. Another plus despite the price not being discount, is that the OPI bottles don't have those scratch things (filed off serial numbers) and also they have both labels on the bottom of the bottle.

Like I said, shipping was fast and they have a really good selection of the brands they do carry! Can't wait to try all these beauties :)

Also, here is a pic from a long time ago that I never shared.
*Barielle Elle's Spell*
(1 coat over Essie Bordeaux)

Really pretty flakies that are a cheaper dupe for one of the Nfu Oh Flakies I believe. A little to sheer to wear on its own IMO, but I've gotten a lot of use out of it. I want to try it over one of the OPI texas jellies next!

Hope you all are having a great day & had an awesome memorial day if you are in the US!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OPI Stranger Tides

*OPI Stranger Tides*
(2 coats)

While I still firmly believe that the colors of the POtC collection are not especially pirate-y..I still love them! I ended up only passing on Mermaids Tears (I have $OPI Read My Palm which seems close) and Sparrow Me The Drama.

Stranger Tides is a dusty murked out green avocado-y shade. I found the brushes on the pirates shades to be stiffer than usual but that could just be me. Above was 2 coats, but it definitely needed 3 due to bald patching which I didnt notice at first.

It pulls a little weird on my skin tone but that never stops me haha...though a better option may have been Essie Da Bush which is a little different toned and has a better formula I hear.

I'm waiting on an AveYou.com order to come and then going on a 9-10 month no buy. Yeah, can you believe that? I'm saving money to go on a school trip to Italy which is of course VERY expensive. So for Christmas I'll probably only ask for polishes haha because I'm major lemming the Muppets collection!

Have a great night guys!