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OPI Flutter Collection (Part I)- Wing It! and Catch Me In Your Net / Zoya – Charla – Summer 2010

Sunday, 6 June, 2010

Ok, so…I’ve got some colors here that are a part of OPI’s  Summer 2010 Collection called Flutter.

So the first color I’m showing is called Wing It!

I’m not a fan of this shade. It’s a bit too sheer for my taste…to make matters worse, I feel this pink is a bit too youthful for me. Like Fairy Princess kind of pink for a little girl. What may camera failed to capture was the pretty iridescence of the glitter. It’s actually prettier than the actual base color! So while I was disappointed in this color, it was a bit too pink/too close to coral for my taste.

Look carefully at this color…isn’t it gorgeous? It is, isn’t it? Scroll down for the reality.

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So here we are…literally dupes. You can’t see how gorgeous this (these) color(s) is(are) – it’s like mermaid scales. There is a slight green shimmer and gold glitter that runs through it. Absolutely gorgeous. What a pity that it’s a total dupe of Zoya’s Charla.  So…surprise! If you weren’t able to get a hold of Charla, grab OPI’s Catch Me In Your Net.

Heck, here are the ding dang bottle shots!

The formula on this was runny and hard to work with. Both of the colors above were 2 coaters.

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Nubar – Twilight and Sunset – Night Sky Collection – Spring/Summer 2010

Friday, 4 June, 2010

Finally! As promised the rest of the collection…you know, a whole 2 polishes.

Attention: Nail tape newbie strikes again! yes, another epic fail on my part. But I do get credit for trying, right? 🙂 Also, I used the Diamond Top Coat that came with the polishes. It said it would be shiny…and it wasn’t. You’ll see in the pics. Also, I don’t have another Twilight shot because…I deleted it in my attempt to multi-task – you know, book plane tickets, pay bills and run some pics through Photoshop. I learned my lesson, I promise!

Anyway, the formulas dried fast, but I still wasn’t thrilled with them. I guess I’m hard to please? I feel like I’ve seen these colors before and I have – they are Orly’s Metal Goth collection. Sorry, Nubar…I wasn’t impressed with this collection.

Nail tape n00b alert! See? But you can’t really see the shine, can you?

This was sort of matte, sort of shiny…and the top coat wasn’t super shiny and you can see it on my ring and middle finger. I tried to leave the pointer and pinkie finger as a matte.

Chanel Nail Polish nail polish swatch

Chanel – Gold Lamé

Thursday, 3 June, 2010

Ok, I know I haven’t posted the pics for my nail tape n00b thing, but I do have a valid reason – I didn’t have my camera today. So you’ll have to settle for Chanel’s Gold Lamé instead. Tomorrow is when you can see how I was an epic fail for the Nubar Night Sparkles collection.

By nature, I abhor gold anything – jewelry, nail polish…you get the idea. Then I saw this…and had to have it. Go figure. Don’t know why I had to have it. Like I was going to stab someone if I didn’t have it kind of thing.

Now that I have it I go, “Oh. Can I have my money back?”

It was a lot more sheer than I expected it to be. It bubbled up on me because I did 4 coats. I gave up when I saw it bubbling. It took forever to dry in between coats. I took it off right after I swatched it. How sad. 🙁 Anyway, sadness below.

China Glaze Nail Polish nail polish swatch

China Glaze – Strawberry Fields

Tuesday, 25 May, 2010

For some inexplicable reason, I was completely enamored with this color when I saw it in the store. I had to have it.

I think secretly in my mind I had a vision where it would be this stunning pink with gold shimmer on me. The kind that was so flattering that people would stop me and ask, “What color *is* that? It looks so wonderful on you!”

Sadly, I was mistaken. It aged me. Yes, that is exactly what happened. It aged me. Made my hands look more like old lady than cool hip chick.

What a pity. It’s still a gorgeous color. I may reserve it for my toes, but even then I worry I’ll look like I’m 80, not 30-something.

See the pretty golden glitter in the shade shot? You can actually see the pool of gold glitter where it says Oz. on the bottle. The color looks much better in the shade than in the sunlight shot below. Sunlight just completely wiped it out.

Formula was so good – fast drying and only a 2 coater.

Misa Nail Polish nail polish swatch

Misa – Dirty, Sexy, Money

Monday, 24 May, 2010

I’ve been lemming this color for a long, long, LOOOONG time. I also scored an extra bottle. What does that mean?

Next week-ish/within the first 2 weeks in June I will do a contest giveaway.

First place winner will receive a bottle of Damone Roberts 1968, a bottle of Misa’s Dirty, Sexy, Money AND all 6 bottles of OPI’s Shrek Forever After Collection. Runner up will receive a bottle of Damone Roberts 1968. So stay tuned.

Here is Dirty, Sexy, Money on me. It’s going to be my manicure for the next few days since rain is in the forecast and I won’t be able to swatch.

Small Note: For those of you who mourned the loss of Trans Design and OPI, my fave nail polish seller in CA said their website is almost done…their prices will be 25 cents more than if you go into their store, but $4.25 for a bottle isn’t bad. I nearly fainted when I saw Zoya in the store, too! (For $3.75 a bottle.) We discussed what shipping fees would be but it sounds like it’s going to be pretty good. I’ll let you know more as soon as I find out more info.

Loved that the formula was so easy to apply and that it dried so quickly! Wonderfully opaque in two coats and it had a nice lovely high gloss. It was so shiny that I actually debated on a top coat (which I did anyway). It reminds me of  Rescue Beauty Lounge’s 360, but not as dusky.

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Nubar – Hyacinth Sparkle – Spring 2010

Friday, 21 May, 2010

I am going into the weekend wearing this pretty sparkle because rain has been forecasted for tomorrow. I need something to brighten a potentially rainy weekend.

Hope you all have a good one!

This color really made me smile. It’s such a thick, dense glitter. I know it’s going to be a pain to remove from both hands, but I don’t care! Super pretty and in the sunlight? Oh baby! Tons of fire and sparkle. Lots of dizzying moments because I couldn’t stop staring at my fingers.

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Zoya – Nidhi and Gilda – Sparkle Collection, Summer 2010

Tuesday, 18 May, 2010

The last two I have to show. The sun washed out the colors, but some of the shade shots turned out decently. Nidhi’s incandescent lighting shot turned out beautifully.

See below. 🙂

Raspberry in color, it’s not a shade that looks good on me. I think the shade shot brought the good part of the polish out, but it wasn’t enough to convince me that I would like it enough to wear it on my nails during the summer.

See how gorgeous this color was until the sun hit it? Ugh. I’ll fix it, though. I look forward to wearing it a lot this summer.