Tuesday, July 30, 2013

NOPI Rich in Spirit

Today I'm wearing something I've had in my stash for awhile, but never used. It's called Rich in Spirit from Nicole by OPI. Rich in Spirit  is a light blue metallic foil polish. This is three coats, but I probably had full coverage after two coats. It went on very smooth and dried quickly, so the formula was great!

I don't think this polish is available for sale anymore, because it's from their 2011 Liquid Metals collection. If you think you have to have it, your best bed is probably Ebay. I got it last year from Marshall's. NOPIs usually retail for $7.99, but you can get 2-packs of older NOPIs at places like Marshall's and TJ Maxx for the same price as one at regular retail price.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

All Hail The Queen!

Today I have a departure from my favorite teals, blues, and glitter. If you follow my blog, you know I have a thing for turquoise/teal, and that I have a thing for glitter. This week I had an occasion where I needed "normal" nails. Fortunately I already had the PERFECT polish in my stash. This is Butter London's "All Hail The Queen". It may be beige, but it's not any old beige, because "All Hail The Queen" is HOLOGRAPHIC!

The formula on this polish is AMAZING. I had to put on three coats for full coverage, but they went on smooth and dried very quickly between coats. Butter London is a little pricey if you pay full retail ($15 at Ulta), but I got a great deal on mine when Coterie.com had their pre-sale last year. (Three Butter London colors and a Butter London top coat for $11 shipped, after a $25 coupon code was applied!) I don't know if they still have great deals like that, but I'm glad I grabbed mine when I did.

If you have to go beige, "All Hail The Queen" is the way to go!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

My 4th of July manicure is a giant glitter-bomb! Seriously, it's going to take a week to get all of this glitter off of my fingernails. I still have some in my cuticles that I just couldn't get out. It's gorgeous, though!

I have on two coats of Julep "America". "America" is jam-packed with red micro-glitter, mixed with medium-sized pieces of blue and silver hex glitter, and silver star glitter, although the silver stars are harder to find. To finish the look, I applied blue french tips with Wet 'n Wild Megalast "Root of All Evil", a metallic blue. Although I don't understand the name... you'd think "Root of All Evil" would be a green, not a blue. :)

Julep "America" Bottle

Wet 'n Wild Megalast "Root of All Evil" Bottle