Friday, April 23, 2010

OPI - Elephantastic Pink


Outdoor:

opi elephantastic pink @ milanandvanaily


Indoor with Flash:

opi elephantastic pink swatch @ milanandvanaily


Indoor without Flash:

elephantastic pink pink @ milanandvanaily


This color applies pretty sheer, it almost has this jelly texture to it; you need about three to four coats to get reasonable coverage. Even then, you can somewhat see a visible nail line.

I always like these kind of pinks, and blue toned pinks :D
-vee


Friday, April 16, 2010

OPI - Panda-monium Pink


Outdoor:

opi panda-monium pink @ milanandvanaily


Indoor with Flash:

Panda-monium Pink swatch @ milanandvanaily


Indoor without Flash:

Panda-monium Pink OPI @ milanandvanaily


Panda-monium Pink is a cool toned pastel pink. It seems to have a touch of lavender to it. It also doesn’t have that same stark look Mod about You has. Since this color seems to be toned down I think it can be work appropriate for those who are fair skinned. I’m not too sure if it’ll look too bold on darker skin tone girls.

This is one of those colors where you can get away with two coats, but looks better with three. Drying time is okay, I didn’t wait too long between coats.

Overall, pretty color. lol I love pinks. Reminds me of the color of the pink Mentos in the fruit package : )

Mentos Fruit @ milanandvanaily


-vee


Thursday, April 15, 2010

How men vs. women see colors

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My friend sent this to me a while ago and I thought it was pretty funny. Enjoy : p

-vee


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Essie - Forget Me Nots


Outdoor:

Essie Forget me nots@ milanandvanaily


Indoor with Flash:

essie forget me nots @ milanandvanaily


Indoor without Flash:

essie forget me nots swatch @ milanandvanaily


Ooo, I like this. It's a blue-toned pink – fuchsia. The color looks quite similar to Lovie Dovie, but it’s not. Forget Me Nots is a couple shades darker whereas Lovie Dovie looks more like the color of bubblegum.

The formula for this one was very smooth, a bit on the thin side. I used three coats – you could get away with two but three looks better. Drying time is excellent.

-vee


OPI - In My Back Pocket


Outdoor:

OPI - In My Back Pocket swatch@ milanandvanaily


Indoor with Flash:

In My Back Pocket swatch @ milanandvanaily


Indoor without Flash:

paige In My Back Pocket swatch @ milanandvanaily


Not much to say here... it's a nice orange. Formula is consistent with the rest of the collection. No chipping or tip wear for the 3 days I wore it.

-vee


Monday, April 5, 2010

OPI - Strawberry Margarita


Outdoor:

Strawberry Margarita swatch@ milanandvanaily


Indoor with Flash:

OPI Strawberry Margarita swatch @ milanandvanaily


Indoor without Flash:

strawberry margarita opi swatch @ milanandvanaily


DAMN SON! This color is sweeeet. When I first ordered this color from a friend of mine I was a bit sceptical because after I when I encountered the bottle in store, the first thing it reminded me of was You`re a Pisa Work. Now, I haven`t worn You`re a Pisa Work in years – in fact it was the first OPI bottle I`ve ever purchased, it didn’t even have the pro-wide brush. I remember the color being too dark for my liking – maybe I should give it another chance.

Back to Strawberry Margarita. The application was flawless. I love the color, hot pink is what it is. Two coats in these pictures – no top coat. If you like pinks, I say it’s a must. Note: that the polish appears more hot pink, I realized the camera had trouble picking up the color.


-vee


American Apparel - Mouse VS Lippmann Collection - Waking up in Vegas


Outdoor:

“mouse

Index and Ring: Waking Up in Vegas
Middle and Pinky: Mouse


Indoor with Flash:

 @ milanandvanaily

Index and Ring: Waking Up in Vegas
Middle and Pinky: Mouse

Oopsy, I smudged my pinky.
So here I am blogging, and procrastinating because I want a break from working on my term project.

I decided to do a comparison between American Apparel`s Mouse and Deborah Lippmann`s Waking up in Vegas because from the pictures, Mouse looks very similar to Waking up in Vegas, while in fact I think they are completely different.

Mouse is more warm toned, whereas WUIV is more cool, and cement looking. Also, Waking up in Vegas dries somewhat matte. I used topcoat for WUIV in these pictures.

-vee