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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Revlon Minted

Hi guys! I haven't posted on here in over 3 months, but I came across a couple swatches that I haven't posted and decided to put them up here! I'm still constantly polishing my nails but my time for blogging has been limited. I hope you enjoy!

I finally decided to wear Revlon Minted, a cult favorite, and used 2 coats with topcoat:

revlon minted
Revlon Minted

revlon minted
Revlon Minted
I really like this polish! I have so many mint shades so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this one, but I think it's awesome :) This photo is from a few months back, but my nails look relatively the same now 

I hope you enjoyed!
-Shelby


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Misa Little Hands!

Hey guys! I've been away for quite a while, but I am back with a post! I'm going to try and get some swatching done before my summer ends and make scheduled posts on a semi-regular basis. I've had a lot going on in my personal life as well as some changes in regard to school. I'm not going to get into them, but I just want you guys to know I haven't forgotten about you! :)

Today I'm going to show you one of my favorite minty-blue polishes, which I had some photos of already on my computer!

Misa Little Hands
Misa Little Hands

Misa Little Hands
Misa Little Hands
Little Hands is one of my favorite minty-blue cremes, like I said. It looks great for both manis and pedis! The application is pretty good and only requires 2 coats for full opacity. 

What do you think of Little Hands?
-Shelby


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

China Glaze Bahamian Escape and Liquid Crystal

It's the middle of the week and I'm back with a post! Life has been busy lately, but the weather was gorgeous today so I had to snap a few pics of my mani.

Below I'm wearing 2 coats of Bahamian Escape and 2 coats of Liquid Crystal on my ring finger.

China Glaze Bahamian Escape China Glaze Liquid Crystal
China Glaze Bahamian Escape
China Glaze Liquid Crystal

China Glaze Bahamian Escape China Glaze Liquid Crystal
China Glaze Bahamian Escape
China Glaze Liquid Crystal
Bahamian Escape is a bright sky-blue creme; it had a wonderful application which barely required 2 coats for full opacity. Liquid Crystal is a dense blue glitter that shifts purple in the light. It contains multi-colored larger glitters throughout and also required 2 coats for full opacity. Love the duo!

What do you think of this combo?
-Shelby


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Orly Rage and Essie A Cut Above

Hello, ladies! I hope all of you are having a good start to your week. I don't know about you guys, but it's been SO hot here! California needs to cool down, fast. I have for you today a combo a did over the weekend- rose gold inspired!

Below I used 2 coats of Orly Rage, topped with 1 coat of Essie A Cut Above

Orly Rage Essie A Cut Above
Orly Rage Essie A Cut Above

Orly Rage Essie A Cut Above
Orly Rage Essie A Cut Above
Rage is a rose gold foil; it's application is good and it only required 2 coats of complete opacity. I really like this polish on its own, but I wanted to add even more pink-y bling to it. I added A Cut Above, which is a two-sized rosy pink glitter in a clear base. With one coat, enough glitter was dispersed onto each nail, without having to do the "dabbing" method. The combination was sparkly in the sunlight, which was perfect during this weather!

What do you think of this combo?
-Shelby


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire? and Orly Plum Pixel

Happy almost-weekend! I am so relieved to be off for the summer with lots of spare time on my hands. I've been reading a lot and even joined goodreads, a book lover's dream. Today I have for you a pretty pairing: Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire? from the Modern Family collection and Orly Plum Pixel from the most recent additions of the FX line.

Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire? Orly Plum Pixel
Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
Orly Plum Pixel

Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire? Orly Plum Pixel
Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
 Orly Plum Pixel

Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire? Orly Plum Pixel
Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
 Orly Plum Pixel
Am I Making Myself Claire? is a purple-pink-nude creme. It leans in all three directions without definitively settling on one. I added Orly Plum Pixel, a grayed-out darker purple dense multi-sized glitter, as an accent nail to spice up the subtlety of the NOPI. Plum Pixel required 2 coats for opacity; Am I Making Myself Claire? required 2-3, depending on the nail.

What do you think of this combo?
-Shelby


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams

Hey there, ladies! Today I have for you a polish that's been in my stash for quite a while: Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams. I've worn it before, but finally decided to make a blog post on it. Without further ado, here's the photos:

Below is 3 coats of Havana Dreams with topcoat (Orly In a Snap)

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams
Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams
Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams
Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams
Havana Dreams is a pale baby blue creme. The formula on this is super thin; it required 3 careful, thin coats for opacity. Some nails could've even used 4 coats, but I didn't want to make my nails too "thick". I do love the color and it didn't take overly long to dry. Now, I'm not sure if that's due to the new topcoat I'm testing out or the polish itself. 

What do you think of Havana Dreams?
-Shelby


Monday, June 10, 2013

Orly Lollipop

Hey there, I hope everyone is having a good start to their week! I am 3/4 done with my finals and have a bit of a break until Thursday, which is the day of my last final and my move-out of the dorms. I wanted to get a post up before it got a little hectic with studying for chem and moving out. I recently picked up Orly Lollipop on 50% off clearance at CVS. Since Orly changed their packaging, its old packaging was reduced in price. I personally don't have a preference with packaging so I took advantage of the deal since I've been eyeing Lollipop for quite a while.

Below is 2 coats of Lollipop without a topcoat.

Orly Lollipop
Orly Lollipop

Orly Lollipop
Orly Lollipop

Orly Lollipop
Orly Lollipop
Lollipop is a purple-leaning pink creme. The application on this wasn't bad, but was a little on the thick side. Not all pink-purples suite my skin tone (like Lucky Lucky Lavender), but this one looked quite nice! I think that may be because of the amount of white undertones in the polish. Also, don't mind the mark on the bottle, I took off the clearance tag and it left some adhesive behind :)

What do you think of Lollipop?
-Shelby