Monthly Archives: February 2011

OPI Guy Meets Gal-Veston

Ok, it’s time for a change of pace.

This is one of my picks from the OPI Texas collection, a peachy coral jelly (or “sorbet”, as OPI calls it), OPI Guy Meets Gal-Veston. There are a lot of similar colored jellies in this collection, but instead of being boring, one could say there’s something for everyone. And I never thought I’d say this, but I love this polish! This is such a super happy, juicy, summery, shiny, bright and fun color! Both the color and finish are so out of my comfort zone, I’m actually surprised by how much I like it.

This polish is really, really sheer, but I expect that from a jelly. I tried wearing it without “underwear” (a neutral, opaque polish) first, but when it still looked like I had the worlds weirdest french manicure after four coats, I decided to put on some undies. Shown is three coats of Gal-Veston over two coats of nailstation dolled up. Even though I’m wearing a lot of polish here, it doesn’t feel thick. The formula is damn near perfect, so easy to apply and nearly non-streaky despite its sheerness. That’s great for those of you who prefer wearing it on its own for a lighter look.

Did you get any sorbets from the Texas collection, or do you prefer the cremes and shimmers?

See you soon!
Love, S.

China Glaze LOL

What’s this? A purple holo? Well, I never! I told you I’d hoarded all the purple holos I could find, didn’t I? So this is China Glaze LOL from the OMG collection, it’s a dark purple linear holo. Not really much else to say, other than I love this color! The holo doesn’t show up all the time, but even if there’s not bright light, it has a glowy appearance that I just can’t resist. I added a top coat, though, because I don’t like how matte it dries without it. (If you’re afraid it will diminish the holo effect, it really doesn’t.) These pics pull a little more blue than it looks in real life, but the color on the nail is more accurate than the bottle.

The formula is nice and easy to work with, but as for most of these linear holos, it tends to be cuticle-draggy. I really should have used another base coat, like GOSH Fix Base Coat or Nfu-Oh Aqua Base, but I managed with CND Stickey as well. In two coats, this is nice and even.

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, S.

OPI DS Original

Redemption! A purple holo that’s actually holo!

I think I’ve acquired most of the purple holos in the world lately, so if one of them was a dud, I’m not too sad about it. Just look at the beauty that is OPI DS Original, and you’ll understand why. This is one of the old-school Designer Series holos, and it’s a gorgeous medium purple holographic that even is prismatic in low light. This one made it into my favorite list right away!

The formula is love, too. It glides on flawlessly, and although it’s a bit sheer at first, it’s opaque in three coats. If you have the chance, get this one right away.

I hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday, everyone! Thanks for reading.
Love, S.

Something Sweet with something extra

Something Sweet was crying out to be decorated, so I decided to try some nail art. I used this Kiss Brush-On Nail Art Paint in silver glitter, and just added some starbursts on the nails. It looks pretty cute in my opinion!

China Glaze Something Sweet

I needed something light and simple today, and what could fit that description better than something from the Up & Away collection? This is China Glaze Something Sweet, and it really lives up to its name. It’s a cute pastel pink creme, perfect for spring. And it really feels like spring today, it’s 10°C outside, the birds are singing and the ice is melting.

Unfortunately, this polish suffers from the pastel syndrome, it’s thick and runny at the same time. It’s also chalky and prone to bald spots, so I needed 3 coats to get complete coverage. With some top coat, everything levels out, but I did get a few bubbles because I had to apply it so thickly.

Is spring on its way where you live? What colors will you be wearing?

Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Love, S.


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