Monday, January 23, 2012

Peace, Love and Polish!

Hello everyone! I'd like to share with you a package a got in December from the lovely ladies Rachael and Brenda. This post is about more than 2 amazing polishes though, it is about 2 extremely kinda and amazing ladies and the friendships and connections I've made through polish!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Designer... de freaking awesome!

OPI's Designer... De Better from the Muppets collection has officially made my top 10 favourite polishes of all time! It is amazing!!! It's probably my new favourite non-in-your-face/I'm-ordering-you-to-look-at-my-nails! colour that I own.

It is a gorgeous metallic foil almost between gold and silver. The colour is so hard to describe! It really changes depending on the lighting in the room as well as the colours of the walls.

It also seems to have tiny bits of either pink or orange in it as well. They are so fine, you can only see it really close up. 

ps. This swatch right here <---- was done on my new set of plastic nail swatching devices! Keep a lookout for my post on them...
This picture is a little blurry on purpose, so you can see how sparkly it is! It is super sparkly!
In dim light, this polish is quite reflective, as visible in this picture. You can kind of see my black hair and white shirt reflecting in my nails!

All theses photos are of:
~~ 2 coats of Designer... De Better 
~~ 1 coat or Revlon Quick Dry to top it off

The dry time of this polish was great and the formula, application and wear were fantastic. I've had it on for 5 days with no chips and hardly noticeable tip wear! This was over no base coat too, since I can't find my normal base coat... where oh where did you go Mr. Orly?

I discovered it in my Muppets mini set and had to seek the help of a friend to find a full bottle. The other day I came across it in a salon, so now I will have 2.25 bottles of it! LOL... So if you don't already have it, GO OUT AND GET IT!!!! before it becomes htf! 

This is one of those colours that is so gorgeous, but neutral enough that I could get away with wearing it on a daily basis without worry. <3

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nicki Minaj - OPI Save Me

Here I have for you OPI Save Mefrom the Nicki Minaj collection

This polish is an amazing silver and holographic glitter

Usually I don't like "hairy" bar glitter, but the holographic pieces in this polish really make it stand out.
They look like they are glowing depending on the lighting! They also sort of remind me iron fillings on paper, on a magnetic field... science nerd much? I think it is because the hairy glitters tend to line up from the aligned brush strokes and the algined ones glow at the same angles... anyways lol here are more pictures!

This is 2-3 coats over the purple Super Bass Shatter, which was over Silver Shatter, over Ozotic 506 LOL...

Here are close ups of Save Me in different lighting.
Here's what it looks like with the hairy-glowing-in-your-faceness is turned off...and a shot of the label =)
Here is a blurry picture so you can see the holoness!
I also bought the Nicki Minaj mini set, and it is important to note that the set comes with Save Me and NOT Metallic 4 Life (silver hex glitter in a blackened base). There is a labelling error.
(I love the ads for this collection!)
I'm hoping to come up with interesting ways to use Save Me =) Let me know if you have any ideas!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Lovely Polish from the Lovely Bf

 Looky looky what the bf brought me back from the Philippines =D 
An assortment of Bobbie, Tony Moly and Etude House polishes =)

Swatches to come! Which would you like to see first???

OPI Super Bass Shatter

Here are 2 different looks I did to try my new OPI Super Bass Shatter from the Nicki Minaj collection.
Here I used it over an accent over my previous nail design, which you can read about HERE.
Then, I used it over all my nails and did an accent with OPI Save Me, also from the Nicki Minaj collection. Save Me is an amazing silver, bar, holographic glitter! I'll do a separate post on it!

Have you tried shatter over shatter? Any tips??

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I've been hesitant to use Shatter lately because my Shatter doesn't always shatter, and there's nothing worse then doing a cool idea only to have your black shatter cover it all up! This time though, I used Shatter to save an old mani that was starting to chip
I had Ludurana Emocianante on for 5 days. There was no tip wear, but I was getting some chips. (I am quite impressed with this polish. I was lazy so it had no base  or top coat, just 2 coats of Emocianante and no black base coat is needed! I'll post pics of it alone later)

For my first day of school I wanted my nails to look good, so I threw on some OPI Silver Shatter! I wasn't sure how well it would shatter over long-dried polish, but I was willing to take the risk of it not shattering, since my base polish was already worn and chipped. I was also short on time and Shatter dries super quick

I then topped off the shatter with a coat of Ozotic 506. The Ozotic multichromes are sheer and awesome for layering! Doing so actually made the Shatter separate even more! It was so cool to watch. 

Since Shatter leaves the nails bumpy, I had to top coat it! I don't use Seche Vite and I was too lazy to even wait for my quick dry top coats to dry, so I used a matte top coat! Like Shatter, mattes dry super fast and you can watch them as they dry! I don't always have time to sit around and watch polish dry! I have things to do and places to be! Watching polish dry is reserved for exam studying time!! LOL...
I really like the depth this look creates, while keeping the nails smooth to the touch. Since the base colour was a multichrome, you can also see the colour change! It's not as intense matted as glossy, but you can still see a definite change from blue-purple to purple-pink and even to orange at sharp angles.  
Here are the full names of all the polishes I used:
~~Ludurana Aurora Boreal Emocianante~~
~~OPI Silver Shatter~~

~~Ozotic 506~~

~~Joe Fresh Matte Top Coat~~

More pictures after the jump =)
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