Monday, June 20, 2011

OPI: So Many Clowns...So Little Time


Direct Sunlight:




Shade:


Indoor:

I have no idea what the name of this nail polish means. On another note, I really like this. I thought it would look strange on tanned hands but it turned out to be quite flattering. This made my nails look so much healthier haha.

I’m wearing 3 coats in these pictures. I didn’t have much a problem with streaks with this nail polish as I do with other sheer nail polishes. This also lasted quite long. I wore this for a week. Although I didn't get tipwear, it did start to "lift" up at the cuticles.

This is the only colour vee and I brought from the Femme Cirque collection...now I’m thinking we should have gotten more.

-m


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Essie: Wicked


Direct Sunlight:
Essie Wicked
(I like how vampy it looked in this picture...the reflection in my nails look like creepy castles hehe)
Essie Wicked swatch

Shade:
chanel rouge noir dupe

Indoor:
chanel vamp dupe
JIMINY JILLICKERS. MY EYES ARE SOO HAPPY. It’s SOO glossy! Oh my, I think I might be drooling as I’m typing about this. How embarrassing.

I might even consider this a jelly. This is 2 coats, no top coat. I definitely recommend top coat with this colour (and every other vampy colour out there). You’ll know why when you realize you have red scratch marks on sheets of paper and on the walls, haha...true story. I plan to add another coat of top coat in a couple of days to revive the lustre. Application and everything was fine.

I brought this colour because I heard it was a dupe of Chanel’s Rouge Noir/Vamp. It looks pretty much the same as Rouge Noir, but Rouge Noir has more of a brown undertone. So I rather just have this and save myself some money and stress. Applying $30 nail polish stresses me out haha. I actually bumped my finger into something as Paradoxal was drying before. I didn’t even have the heart to re-do the finger, so I just put top-coat over it.

-m


Monday, June 6, 2011

OPI: My Private Jet

Direct Sunlight:
OPI My Private Jet swatch


OPI My Private Jet

(this is an old photo, but it's the only picture I have that captured the duochrome.)
OPI MPJ

Shade:
OPI holo

Indoor:

This is the new version of My Private Jet, but I like it. I don’t own a bottle of the original.
I’m wearing 3 coats in these pictures. I could’ve stopped at 2 though. This polish lasted pretty long for me...but I did have tipwear after a week of wearing it. Other than that, no chipping, cracking or anything else.

You can only catch the beauty of this polish is in sunlight or bright lights since that’s the only times you can only catch the duochome and everything. Like many other polishes, this doesn’t make me as happy in indoor lighting. This looks black with white flecks in most lighting, actually...it reminds me of a granite kitchen counter, haha. Yup, it’s one mighty fine kitchen counter...

-m