Monthly Archives: October 2010

Nfu-Oh 56

Ok, here’s the awesome stuff I promised you yesterday, it’s Nfu-Oh 56! I rarely get excited by green polishes, I think they mostly look bad on me, but I think I’ve found my niche in the green world, and it’s these deep dark, sometimes weird greens.

Nfu-Oh 56 has a bottle green jelly base with super fine shimmer and flakes that change from green to teal. Very, very cool! If you love green polishes, this is a must!

I’m not going to say much more, I’m just going to let these pics speak for themselves.

The formula is just as awesome as the color, and because it’s so sheer I’ve layered 2 coats over my previous mani, OPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede (I told you I had a plan!).

Don’t you just love it! This sails up as my second favorite flakie, only beaten by Nfu-Oh 51. Do you have a favorite flakie, and what’s your favorite layering combo with flakies?

Have a great weekend, everyone!
Love, S.

OPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede

Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow Suede is one of OPI’s matte suede polishes, but it didn’t come out in the Suede collection. It came out on its own for fall 2010, for some reason. Well, I don’t complain about more suedes!

This polish is a beautiful evergreen shimmer, really the type of green I love. I think it’s prettier when its shiny, but because I have something else planned for tomorrow, I’m wearing it matte.

Unfortunately, all of my indoors pics gave me horrible lobster hands, so I only have this outdoors pic to show you.

The formula is great, it didn’t feel like a matte polish at all. It is a bit more sheer than the other suedes I’ve tried, so I actually needed two coats for opacity.

Stay tuned for something awesome tomorrow! See ya!
Love, S.

CND Gold Sparkle

I decided to do a bit of layering over my previous mani, so I choose one of the “Effects” from the CND line, CND Gold Sparkle.

CND (formerly Creative Nail Design) came up with a great idea last year, a line of colors and effects that could be layered to create a massive amount of finishes. If you want to se almost every combo available, head over to The Edge of Sanity, where Gabrielle has swatched all of the Effects over six different colors. I’m so amazed and impressed by her skills and stamina, she’s a machine!

Anyway, here are my pics of CND Gold Sparkle over OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees.

The formula, bottle, handle and brush of the CND are all super amazing! I think I’m in love with everything about this brand. The sparkles are like tiny flakes, gorgeous.

Such an easy way to create an exiting twist to a mani. I really want the Sugar Sparkle next.

Have you tried any of the CND Effects? Which one is your favorite, and what’s your favorite color/effect combo?

Thanks for checking in!
Love, S.

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees

Hey, long time no see! I haven’t really been up to doing a lot of nail stuff this week, I think the marathon of shifts finally got to me, so I’ve been sleeping a lot. I did get around to removing Show It & Glow It (a monstrosity of a job in itself), and I took a pre-emptive strike against my nails, they seemed like they would break any minute. I nubbinized them thorougly, and that’s why I picked this next, dark polish for my mani.

OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees is from what I think is one of OPI’s best collections, the Spain collection. What’s so good about Suzi Skis, it’s only a black creme, you might say. Well, it’s not a black creme, it’s actually a very dark blueish grey with super subtle shimmer. I think it’s stunning.

The formula is good, but sheer. I needed 3 coats on my right hand and 4 on my left. My brush wasn’t really up to the OPI standards though, it was very moppy and hard to control. I guess even OPI can have a bad day.

This wears like iron on me, I’ve had it on since Sunday, and there’s not a chip in sight! I’m debating whether to remove it or layer something over it, we’ll see.

Did you get something from the Spain collection? Which one is your favorite?

See you later!
Love, S.

OPI Show It & Glow It

There are no less than six glitters in the Burlesque collection, but I only got this one, OPI Show It & Glow It. It’s a real glitter bomb with fuchsia, silver, gold and green glitter in a clear base. It reminds me of the colors in OPI Mad As A Hatter, but in this one the emphasis is on the fuchsia rather than the silver.

I was planning on showing you pictures of this one in different lighting, so I took some indoors pics last night and was going to snap some outdoors pics today, but the polish was chipped beyond recognition after just a day and a half of “light duty” wear. Son, I am disappoint! Anyway, check out these incredible sparkles, I just can’t stay mad at it!

Application is as good as it gets with glitters. Pretty sheer on the first coats, but opaque in three. I don’t think I’ll be wearing this other than on special occations, because between the chipping and how incredibly messy it is to remove, this baby is a lot of work! Glitterbomb is an accurate description, because there were glitter everywhere after removal! Don’t wear this unless you have plenty of time on your hands.

What do you think of the Burlesque glitters? Which one is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, S.

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