Tuesday, February 28, 2012

OPI On Collins Ave

Hi everyone,
After the heavy unexpected snowfall we had this week I felt like I needed some color in my life... so I pulled an oldie; OPI On Collins Ave. This was released in 2009 as part of the South Beach collection... back when the names of OPI polishes weren't as pun-y and easier to pronounce (What happened OPI?). Anywho, this polish is creamy, easy to apply and the color is hot, hot, hot :)

 I think this color would look best against a tan, and geez, I could really use one right now ! Well, I will be crossing my fingers and hoping that spring will come soon;)
I used Essie Protein Base Coat & Posche Top Coat.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Mint Candy Apple is a popular Essie nail polish. It is a stunning, one of a kind color that is young & fresh. It's hard to describe- it's kind of like a light mint/blue color. Nothing in my stash even comes close to it!

The only disappointing part is the application- it's one of those polishes you buy for the color and not because it delivers a flawless application. It requires a lot of patience; you need to apply very thin coats & wait until they almost completely dry before applying the subsequent ones to avoid cuticle drag. I would also recommend a thick top coat (something like Sèche Vite) to level everything out. But I promise the results are worth it ! I get so many compliments on this color and I am sure you would too ;)
I used Essie Protein Base Coat & Essie Good to God Top Coat

Thursday, February 16, 2012

OPI The one that got away

OPI The one that got way may be one of the prettiest nail polish I have tried in a long time. I can tell you that I head over heels for this color ! It is a beautiful magenta color with lots & lots of pink/fuchsia shimmer. When the light hits my nails at the right angle, I feel like I can spot some blue/purple flecks as well. The pictures just don't do it justice... you really have to see it for yourself !

This polish was part of the OPI Katy Perry collection & it is the only one I purchased. Now I don't know if I missed out on the rest !
Also, Chiki wanted to stop by to say hi :)
I used Essie Protein Base Coat & ASK Cosmetics Top Coat.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Mani !

Happy Valentine's Day everyone :)
I wanted to do some nail art but glitter is just so much easier. I layered Wet n Wild Prancer over one of my favorite reds, Essie Limited Addiction. I believe Prancer was a limited edition release from last year, but you may still be able to find Limited Addiction. I think the tone on tone is very pretty and festive !

No matter what you are doing today, waiting for a surprise, going out with that someone special or staying in, I hope that you enjoy the day ;)
I used Essie Protein Base Coat & Essie Good to Go Top Coat.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ASK Cosmetics Oh So Aubergine

Hi everyone :)
Today I have a beautiful, rich creamy polish to show you from ASK Cosmetics. This company just recently ventured into prodcuing nail polishes after releasing a successful line of nail care products. Oh So Aubergine is a very pigmented polish; you can almost get away with on coat, but on the flip side, it is a little bit thick so you have to be careful not to get too much on your brush. I actually decided to add a little bit of thinner to mine to make things easier.
Color wise, it's pretty & perfect for the winter months, but it's probably not the most original. Hopefully they will be releasing more unique shade in the future! 
I used Essie Protein Base Coat and Essie Good to Go Top Coat.
*This product was sent to me free of charge  for my unbiased review.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Essie Nice is Nice

I know we are in the middle of winter, but I felt like putting on something light & breezy on my nails! Essie's Nice is Nice, from the 2011 Spring Collection, fit the bill. I wouldn't say this polish applies like butter; you need to be patient and wait in between coats. So, since the formula requires it, I used 3 thin coats to acheive complete opacity. Now the only problem is that I can't decide which one I like better: Nice is Nice or Lilacism (another fav) !

I think lilac polishes are pretty in the midst of winter, don't you :) ?
I used Essie Protein Base Coat and Essie Good to Go Top Coat.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

L'Oréal Resist & Shine 502P

I wanted to share one of my favortie dark red nail polishes, but unfortunately it is discountinued. I picked up l'Oréal Resist & Shine 502P (it doesn't have a name) last year. It seemed to be part of a Holiday collection but I can't confirm that. The Resist & Shine line confuses me because collections pop up in my drug store once in a while, but there is no permanent line. Also, I think it is only available in Europe & Canada, which is a shame because they have a wonderful formula, brush and colors. 

I love 502P because it has so much depth & dimension. The dark red is filled with small microglitter of different color. Oh, and it applies like a dream ! I would really recommend anything from this line if you can find it :)
I used Essie Protein Base Coat & Essie Good to Go Top Coat.