Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Share - More swatches on OPI Euro Centrale collection

I thought I would share these swatches of the blues from the OPI Euro Centrale collection. I'm not sure about you guys, but I'm the type of person who just constantly look for swatches of upcoming unreleased collections. So when I do find swatches I get super excited and just have to share it!

The swatches are done by the Manicurator and here is the link to her blog. Hope you guys enjoy her post as much as I do!

Dec 17 addition:
See ENTIRE Euro Centrale collection swatch here!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Haul - China Glaze from Transdesign

Hello everyone. I received my Transdesign purchase of China Glaze today! I was going downstairs to the mail room every hour to check if the parcel had arrived, and unpacked it immediately. Then I couldn't wait to share it with all of you, so I took pictures.

This was my first time ordering from Transdesign, and I have to say I am very pleased. They had great costumer service; I had emailed them about my purchase and they responded within 1-2 days. Everything I ordered was received, and the polishes were packaged extremely well to avoid breaking the bottles (this was very important I thought). It just took awhile to get to me (3 weeks!), since I paid with paypal and there were a couple of holidays (Veteran's day and Thanksgiving). Otherwise, I thought this was a great great experience and I would definitely be ordering from them again and recommend them to others. Now for the photos!

The polishes came in a box filled with little styrofoam S's, and as you can see each bottle was but into a China Glaze shipping box (with styrofoam in between bottles).

Here is the line-up of all the polishes I got. There are 10 since I thought I might as well get as many as I can for the same amount of shipping as I would pay if I got 6 or 7 bottles.

 Left to right: Lemon Fizz, Re-Fresh Mint, Peachy Keen

 Left to right: Snow Globe, Fairy Dust

Left to right: Deviantly Daring, Aquadelic, Wagon Trail
Left to right: Desert Sun, Jungle Queen

Hope you guys enjoyed the post! Now I gotta go and try to figure out how I can grow extra hands in order to have more finger nails to try all these beauties!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Bond Girl Manicure

So I did THE manicure of the month (as I like to call it since I am a James Bond fan) last week...the Bond Girl Manicure! I had been waiting for Skyfall the movie to come out since I saw the trailer for the movie at the beginning of the year. Then I was even more excited when I heard about the OPI Skyfall collection. So of course I had to do the Bond Girl Manicure when I went to see the movie. Man were the line-ups for the movie crazy, I still managed to get to the theatre early enough to get great seats. Oops, I'm starting to ramble...here are the pics!

 (With flash)

 (Without flash)

For the manicure I used OPI Goldeneye for the bottom side of the nails and OPI Skyfall on top. First I did the underside using 3 coats of the gold polish (letting each coat dry); in order to get opacity for the gold to really shine. This is important since when you put on a dark color like Skyfall on top the underside darkens quite a bit (so then you need the gold to compensate). I really wasn't thinking when I did the manicure, cause I started having pools of gold polish collecting under my nails. Then I saw another blog post a tutorial on the manicure and I face-palmed realising I should have used tape to avoid the mess. *sigh* you live and you learn right?

I love love looooved this manicure. It was my first time doing this type of manicure, I think the name is Louboutan manicure? (Named after the designer shoe brand that I wish I could afford!) So have you tried out this manicure yet? If you haven't watched the new James Bond movie...get your Bond Girl Manicure on and get to a movie theatre! I really enjoyed the movie as you could probably tell...^^

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Swatch - OPI Chatters Me Up

Hello everyone, it's time for my first Nail of the Day post!
I picked up this polish at a Chatters salon at home after seeing it on a blog. It turns out this is apparently a HTF polish. Though I think it is quite common in a Chatters salon? Don't hold me to that! But I did see quite a few bottles at that particular Chatters, maybe that's because OPI made the polish especially for the salon chain. Anyway, without further chit-chat by me here are the swatches (somewhat pic heavy).

Natural light:

Warm artificial light:

Chatters Me Up is red/purple shimmer in a dark purple base. In the bottle you can also see some gold shimmer as well, though it is not noticeable on the nail. The polish also dried quite shiny and is extremely pigmented; I tried to show these in all the pictures:

Index finger - 2 coats without top coat
Middle finger - one coat without top coat
Ring finger - 1 coat with top coat

Removal of the polish was harder than creams but easier than glitters, typical for this type of polish. What would you call this kind of polish anyway? Foil? Glass fleck? Sparkle? Don't know, if you know the proper term for this type of polish please let me know!
Hope you enjoyed this posting and the swatch. This is now one of my favorite polishes, the colour is gorgeous! Love love looove!
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