Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Chanel Péridot

Hello everyone,

I guess for the moment I can't posts more often than once a week... Sorry for that, I hope I'll get back to the normal pace of posting soon...

Today I have for you my very first Chanel polish!!! I know it's already been shown on a lot of blogs, but ... I have to show it to you because until Péridot I thought I'd never put 21 euros into one single polish! That's a lot of money... But it worthed every penny!!! I just love it! Well... I think I have a thing for the duo-chromes.. :)
So I guess the whole fuzz is about this gold-green(-and some brown, but that would make it a trio-chrome, right?) foil... that looks absolutely amazing!!! I'm not really a gold fan and I don't really own any pure gold foil in my stash, but this one is right up my alley!
The application is great, you will get some brush strokes however, but nothing ugly, nothing compared to frosties, metallics and other foils. Also, two coats are enough for full opacity and evenness.

Here is the wonder: two coats of Péridot + one coat of Sèche Vite:

Now, these next two pics were taken after 3 days of wear, on a sunny day. Usually I'm a very bad polish wearer. As my nails are thin and hence very flexible, most polishes start chipping after about 2 days. But not Péritdot! I have some tip wear, but I could've worn it very well for another couple of days (with an additional coat of Sèche Vite, of course).
Just look at that sparkle...! *sigh* :)

Thank you very much for watching!

Big hugs, everyone!!! <3

Monday, 12 September 2011

OPI - Skull & Glossbones

Hello everyone,

I've been having these pictures in my drafts for quite a while, I don't even remember when I did this. It's not the greatest swatch I could do, but I've decided to publish it because I'm so late with all the collections and everything...
This colour will probably worth a re-swatch later on this year, because it's a great colour! Skull & Glossbones is a beautiful and very original shade of light grey, but with a very subtle beige undertone. No dupes I could find for it! This is actually my favourite of the Pirates of the Caribbean collection (number 2 being Steady As She Rose).
The consistency of this one is a bit watery, but no biggie, it layers very well, and it's perfectly opaque with 2 coats. Dries quickly also.

Here I'm wearing 2 coats of OPI Skull & Glossbones, no top coat:

And here is the lousiest pirate of them all. Sorry for him. He looks angry and powerless!

 I've got only Mermaid's Tears left to swatch of this collection. Coming soon! ;)

Thank you for watching!

See ya soon!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

OPI - Swimsuit... Nailed It!

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry for the long absence, but it's not really an OK time in my personal life right now, and didn't feel like blogging at all... Hope thing will get better soon.

I'm back tonight with one of my acquisitions form July, one of the nicest colours in my collection. This is OPI Swimsuit.. Nailed It! from the Miss Universe collection. I've actually bought all the 4 polishes of the collection, and all of the colours are of a great quality and are very beautiful colours.
Swimsuit.. Nailed It! is a gorgeous blue with lots and lots of sparky blue shimmer in it. The application is excellent, the wear is great and is opaque in 2 coats. I'm really in love with this polish!
If Congeniality Is My Middle Name is almost a dupe for another famous OPI from the Katy Perry collection - The One That Got Away - , and It's MY Year is very very similar to Zoya Faye, I couldn't find a dupe for this one in my stash, nor in the recent well known collections.

The pictures were taken in Romania, where my mom was totally scandalized with me wearing a blue polish, and.. more: with wearing different colours on my toes and on my finger nails! ha ha :D Love my mom :D She totally loved OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name, though :D

So, as usual, here I'm wearing 2 coats of OPI Swimsuit.. Nailed It! + 1 coat of Seche Vite:

Thank you for watching!
Big hugs everyone!!!