Tuesday, 30 September 2014

OPI Rose of Light

Hi lovelies! I've been busy the past days which resulted in no blogging. But now I'm back and I have a gradient to show you. I've used OPI You're so Vain-illa and OPI Rose of  Light.

Rose of Light is a pale rose gold glitter with microglitters, hex gitters and iridescent square glitter. It seems to be a mix of iridescent rosegold glitter, pale gold glitter and maybe even some silver glitter. It's quite hard to tell actually. This is glitter is quite a cameleon. It looks like a pale rose gold in the bottle but it can look both silver-y and golden on the nail. It's gorgeous. It's definitely a layering polish. I don't think it can be opaque on its own unless you'd do five or six coats maybe. So this is a great polish for gradients even though the glitter pay-off is a bit sparse.
I'm a sucker for beige or off white creme polishes with a golden glitter gradient. I think it looks so classy and clean.

The formula is alright. The glitter pay-off is sparse so it's not the ultimate gradient glitter polish but it works. The clear base is very thick, but not at all hard to apply. The problem is that if you want more glitter you're going to get a lot more of that suspension base. It's a bit tricky to apply it like a gradient. I think it' fine if you layer the polish over another one. It dries quickly and not too rough so one coat of a good top coat is all you need to get the finish smooth.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of OPI You're So Vain-illa, one coat of OPI Rose of Light and one coat of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

OPI Warm & Fozzie

Hi lovelies!
Today I have one of the few "go-to" polishes in my stash to show you. It's OPI Warm & Fozzie. It's from the Muppets Holiday collection from a couple of years back.

Warm & Fozzie is a golden brown duochrome micro flakie. The colours shift from golden brown to a warm pink. The shift is very subtle though. The flakies can be better seen in the macro at the bottom.
This is my go-to fall polish. I love it. It's one of my favourite polishes. Whenever I don't know what polish to wear during the fall I paint my nails with this. I actually own two back up bottles of it. Is that crazy? A little maybe. I just love the colour, how pretty it is and how it compliments my skintone.

The formula is good. the pish is a bt sheer. Three coats gave full coverage on my short nails. When I have longer nails I usually need four coats to get complete coverage. It dries quickly and very shine. A slight warning though, this is a pain to remove. The flakies stick so hard to your nails and when you finally get the polish off your nails you have it all over your hands instead. I think it's worth it, it's so pretty.
What you see in the pictures are three coats of OPI Warm & Fozzie and one coat of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Smitten Polish Zelda's Fall-ly

Hello darlings!
It's Holo Friday today. It's the first time in forever I participate. Today I have Smitten Polish Zelda's Fall-ly to show you.

Zelda's Fall-ly is a red holo with orange undertones. Not your average red holo. This is unique in my stash. I've owned and own a lot of red holos and mot of them have a pink undertone. The orange tint to this makes it a perfect holo for fall. It's abslutely gorgeous. It was a limited edition from last fall, so unfortunately I don't think you can get hold of it anymore.
The pictures are taken in direct sunlight. 

The formula is amazing. two coats gave complete covergae and it dries quickly. The finish becomes shiny. Top coat will not affect the holographic effect.
What you see in th pictures are two coats of Smitten Polish Zelda's Fall-ly and one coat of Prett Seriou Crystal Coat.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Emily de Molly The Unloved

Hi guys!
Today I'm showing you Emily de Molly The Unloved. One of her latest creations.

The Unloved is a gorgeous berry red jelly packed with glitter in different shapes and sizes. I can see square, hex and circle glitter. It goes along the looks of Cosmic Forces, Oceanic Forces and Dark Forces.
This is gorgeous! I'm still head over heels about circle glitter. I think it's so pretty! I especially love EdM's polish with circle glitter. I love how the circle glitter peeks through the base of The Unloved and adds so much depth to the polish. But then again, Emily de Molly has some amazing glitter polishes.

The pictures are taken in indirect sunlight. I want to wear this again and show you pictures of it taken in direct sunlight. It sparkles like crazy!

The formula is a bit triky due to the larger circle glitter. They tend to sink to the bottom half of the bottle and some fishing for them is required. It doesn't bother me though. I'm used to fish for glitter. 
It covers completely in three thin coats and dries quite fast. The finish becomes rough because of the large amount of glitter. A good top coat is a must for the finish to become smooth.
What you see in the pictures are three coats of Emily de Molly The Unloved, two coats of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food Topcoat and one coat of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

OPI Green on the Runway

I've been on a hiatus for the last few weeks. I went to the US to visit one of my best friends who now lives there. Now I'm back from a fantastic vacation and I'm ready to blog again. Since January this year I've blogged but not as much as I'd like to. I'm going to do something about that and there's no better season to start. The fall is here with lots and lots of new colours. I've also shortened my nails after a bad break on my right pointer. Now they're just nubbins. Feels like a fresh start, doesn't it?
Today it's Karin's Green Wednesday and I have OPI Green on the Runway to show you.

Green on the Runway is a murky green shimmer with a slight duochromatic effect to it. In the bottle the polish looks like a multichrome and shifts from a dark moss green to gold, brown, purple and orange. On the nails the the prominent colours are the dark moss green and a purple-y brown. It's pretty but leaves something to wish for. I would have loved it if the duochrome effect was little more prominent. Now it's just a pretty polish but nothing special.
The polish is part of OPI's Icons of Happiness collection inspired by Coca Colas different beverages. Green on the Runway is inspired by Sprite, probably by the green can. I'm not a big fan of sodas. Actually I'm no fan at all. They're too sweeet. It feels like I'm drinking liquid sugar. The only soda I can drink if I have to and there's nothing else to pick is actually Sprite.
The pictures are taken in indirect sunlight.

The formula was very good. Two coats gave full coverage. It applies easily and even though it's a duochrome there are no brush strokes in the finish. It dries quickly and the finish becomes shiny.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of OPI Green on the Runway, and one coat of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.
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