Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grand Slam

Today I have a OPI Serena Williams Grand Slam set on my nails, Rally Pretty Pink and Red Shatter. I use to hate glitter polishes but ever since black shatter came about, I've started to buy more and more!

Rally Pretty Pink is muave with a ton of gold sparkly glitter. It usually looks gold, very dimensional though. Red Shatter is of course.. red shatter. You might not be able to see it in the photos, but the red shatter is jelly-like. You can kinda see the sparkles from the base polish shine through.

Did you watch the I aM Me "Ill Emental" performance on America's Best Dance Crew? This nail polish combo reminds me of the jacket Olivia "Chachi" wore for her "I Am Fire".

I really like this set! I have to admit, I didn't like it until I saw other blog photos. I didn't think red shatter would look that impressive. I want to get my hands on Simply Smashing to try it under Black Shatter now!

I've recently started a LUSH obsession. Where have I been? I've tried their soaps but never anything else! So far I'm loving their Breath of Fresh Air toner, and Gorgeous moisturizer.

I'm slowly trying to move towards more and more natural products. I thought using Argan Oil (Moroccan Oil) was a good move, but ever since a LUSH associate told me it's endangered I've been second guessing my decision. They have so many products I want to try; fresh face masks, big shampoo, dream cream moisturizer =)

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirates > Ninjas

I've managed to find all the polish colors from the OPI Pirates of the Carribean collection minus Mermaid's Tears. It seems to be the most popular one.

I've only tried Stranger Tides thus far and I love it! This has got to be one of my favorite OPI collections!

Skull & Glossbones / Stranger Tides / Steady As She Rose / Sparrow Me the Drama/ Planks a Lot / Silver Shatter

Check out how close shade-wise Do You Lilac It? and Planks a Lot are. Upon first glance, they look nearly identical. But if you look closely you can notice a difference.

Guess which one is which!

Planks a Lot on the left and Do You Liliac It? on the right. Planks a Lot is darker, more of a grape purple. I wonder how different they would appear on nails.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stranger Danger

Today I'm wearing OPI Pirates of the Carribean Stranger Tides. It's a pastel murky green color and probably one of the most unique colors I've discovered from OPI. It almost looks like a chic grey from afar. I imagine it as one of the colors Nordstrom catalog models would wear.

I think it would look better against my skintone if I were paler. But it's definitely a color I'd recommend because it is so different from anything else. If you like greys, try this!

But I did find this was harder to apply than my other OPIs. Even with two layers, I found I didn't have complete coverage. I'd recommend 3 thin layers before adding a top coat.

I can't wait to try out the others! I still have to find Mermaid Tears, Sparrow Me The Drama, and possibly Planks A Lot.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Welcome to my new blog dedicated to nail polish. Seems like a relatively simple blog to maintain so I hope to stick around.

I'm currently wearing Essie Fiji, an opaque creamy pale pink. This is Emily Maynard's (Brad Womack's 2nd season of The Bachelor) seemingly favorite nail polish color. It's what she wore all season long! Forums were going nuts trying to figure out what color she wore. I had to visit Ulta three time to get it!

It's a nice neutral color, makes skintones appear tanner than they actually are. Consistency and application are typical of Essie polishes. I find it difficult to get an even layer with Essie, and chipping occurred on day 4.

What are some colors you're loving at the moment?

Thanks for stopping by! =)