Showing posts with label OPI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPI. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Preview: OPI Spotted

Hi girls!

Altough we're still not finished with moving in, unpacking boxes etc., here's a little preview of my newest OPI polish straight from Sephora in France:

This is OPI Spotted over Gosh Flamingo...

I haven't got the time to try it on all nails, but I soon will do...

Do you have already have OPI Spotted in your stash?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sparkled 'Up tips...

Hi girls!

Hope you're all doing well...

I a bit tired because of all the stress about selling our house and buying our new house, but I hope it soon is all over and we can start enjoying it!

Now... on to my nails...

Today I want to show you OPI Servin' Up Sparkle from the Serena Williams collection...

Base: OPI Bubblebath (2 coats)
Tips: OPI Servin' Up Sparkle (2 coats)
Topcoat: INM Out The Door

First I applied 2 coats of OPI Bubblebath, then I applied OPI Servin' Up Sparkle with the brush only on my tips. I let it dry for a while and then decided to sponge the next coat on. That way the tips wouldn't get "as wet" as they would when applied with the brush, and the glitters would adhere better.

OPI Servin' Up Sparkle contains very small glitter particles and some larger glitters. Very pretty!!

See how pretty and shiny the sparklies are? :)

It's been a while since I wore a french manicure, and I used to have french manicure all the time, so I thought it would be nice to only sponge the tips this time.

I'm wearing this manicure for 3 days now, and I seriously can't stop watching the sparkly glitters!

I ♥ this manicure!

Do you like french manicures?

Thanks for watching and hello to my newest followers! Thanks for following me! :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Revisited: OPI Over The Taupe

Hi girls,

About 7 months ago, I decided to quit doing my own acrylics and started to to care of my natural nails again.
Because of that, I will show you OPI Over The Taupe again. I was wearing acrylics when I swatched this polish and I now wanted to show this beauty again. Because it now looks SO much better on my real nails...

Isn't it a beauty? I keep grabbing this gorgeous taupe chocolate color! I really adore it... ♥

In general, I ♥ OPI polishes, because of their great wide brushes, and the consistency of their polishes.
But Over The Taupe is definitely in my top 5 of favorite polishes!

I'm wearing two coats, with one coat of my new INM Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat.

♥ ♥ ♥ 
I know it isn't the most interesting polish to revisit again, but this is one of the most viewed swatches (according to my blogstatistics) so because of that I thought this one deserves some more attention :)

Thanks for watching!
P.S. Last chance to join my 160 Followers Giveaway!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

OPI Pink Friday

Hi girls,

It's been a while ago since I posted some pictures, but here I am again...

I've bought a lot of polishes lately, so I'm planning to swatch a lot of them soon!

Now on to today's swatch...

I would like to show you my newest OPI from the Nicki Minaj Collection:

Pink Friday

Pink Friday is a very pretty baby pink crème...

Because I thought there was already a pink like this one (or more) in my stash, I didn't bought a normal bottle but a mini. A normal bottle contains 15 ml and a mini 3,75 ml. 

So it's VERY mini! :)

Maybe it's me, but I've had the hardest time applying this polish!
And not because of the consistency of this polish... No... That was just fine...

See how tiny the bottle is?

Because of the small annoying brush and the little cap! I could hardly hold this tiny thing!
And yeah.. Maybe it's me, but I really like OPI's wide brushes. I just ♥ them!

And ofcourse this little bottle didn't have that wide brush, but a very small and narrow brush.
That causes a lot of brushstripes which really annoyed me. Luckily they disappeared after two coats and two coats of topcoat (my favorite: Essence Nail Art Sealing Topcoat and for a bit more shine: one last coat of Seche Vite on top of that).

Ofcourse right after the application I didn't have time to take some pictures, so this is after 2 days of wearing...

I think I'm convinced about this color and I think I don't have this color in my stash yet.
So I'm planning to buy a 15 ml bottle of this polish. I don't want to experience this bad application again, so this was the first and last time I got myself a mini from OPI.

Have you ever experienced application difficulties with OPI's mini's?
I'd love to hear!

Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Can anyone tell me...

... what the name of this polish is?

Picture found on

I really, really love the little darker spots in it and I definitely want this polish!!

Please let me know if you'll think you know it's name...  Thanks!

Thanks for reading!
Edit: the name of this polish seems to be OPI  You're A Doll! Thanks girls for helping me out! XOXO

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

OPI My Private Jet

Hi girls!

Today I have for you:

OPI My Private Jet

I believe this is the 2nd version... It's dark brown and in some lighting it almost looks black...
The first version is more charcoal...

2nd version of My Private Jet
It contains holographic glitters, but unfortunately there's no sun at the moment, so I've made some shots under my daylightlamp, in which the holo effect is much less visible...

My Private Jet is a crèmebased holo with very small glitter particles.
I'm wearing my favorite basecoat (CND Stickey Basecoat) an believe it or not, only one coat of My Private Jet!! Really!

I'm loving this polish! ♥ 

Don't know why I haven't used this polish earlier, it's in my stash for quite a while!?

I was actually searching for the 1st version, and ended up with this one, from eBay... 

Ah well... Eventually I'm loving this one too and I'm happy with it.

Which version of My Private Jet do you like most?

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Shopping: OPI, China Glaze, Revlon, Essence, Catrice, BornPrettyStore, Guppy... and more!

Hi girls!

Hope you're doing ok? Fortunately I'm feeling better and getting back to work tomorrow...

Today I would like to show you some of the stuff I've bought this month.


From Essence 2 bottles of nailpolish remover in Strawberry and Coconut scent (always better than the real smell :) )

From BornPrettyStore two fauxnad Konad plates, numbers m66 and m76...

BornPrettyStore m66

BornPrettyStore m76
I haven't tried their plates out yet, but I've read some good reviews about them. I compared them a bit with the real Konad plates and I think they look pretty much the same.
These plates were on sale for $1,55!

Nothing special, just two pump bottles which I like to use for my removers. Also from BornPrettyStore.

From Catrice 3 polishes from left to right: Poison Me, Poison You!, After Eight and Dirty Berry.

From Essence 2 more bottles of Nail Art Sealing Topcoat, (a back up bottle of) Special Effect Topper Circus Confetti, Special Effect Topper Hello Holo and From BornPrettyStore some apple scented nailpolish remover wipes (which I don't like... The scent is ok, but they just don't do the job well enough!)

From Essence 7 Colour & Go polishes (I forgot photographing one!) from left to right:

66 Shiny Godness
33 Just In Case
72 Time For Romance
77 In Style
55 Let's Get Lost
78 Blue Addicted
(85 Galactic Black, not on the pictures)

I'm not sure, but I think Catrice's After Eight and Essence In Style look a bit the same... Anyone know if they do irl?

From OPI 3 polishes from left to right: Moon Over Mumbai, My Private Jet (brownish), Royal Rajah Ruby.

I know there are many girls who find OPI is a bit overrated and highly overpriced, but I think their polishes are great. They have such nice collections and colours! I'm willing to pay that price anyway :)

From Guppy (or CUDDV, whatever the name is) 2 Sanding Fruit Extract polishes, in numbers 14 and 16.
They are unbelievable large! I don't think I've had such large bottles (16 ml!) before.
I saw number 17 on Nihrida's blog and got immediately interested in the finish of this polish. Had to try it myself! :)

And 4 other polishes. From left to right: H&M Moody Model, Revlon 092 Blue Lagoon, China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metallic in Tarnished Gold, en last but not least a very neon pink crackle polish from Laushine (again from BornPrettyStore).

And two small brushes from BornPrettyStore which I'm going to use as eyeliner brushes.

That was about it...

See anything you like? Want to see swatches? Let me know...


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review: Essence Nail Art Sealing Topcoat

Hi girls,

Sorry I neglected my blog a bit, but I was very busy at work and when I got home I was too tired to post anything and make pictures. And the last couple of days I got the flu with fever and the chills, so yeah... Blogging was the last thing I could think of... But I promise I'll make it up to you guys!

Today I would like to review the Nail Art Sealing Topcoat from Essence...
I wrote about it earlier but this is going to be an extensive review.

One of my recent bought polishes is OPI's Royal Rajah Ruby...
Warning: this is an 11 days old manicure!!

11 days old manicure...

Basecoat: CND Stickey Base Coat (my favourite)
Color: OPI Royal Rajah Ruby (2 coats)
Topcoat: Essence Nail Art Sealing Top Coat (2 coats)

And hell yes did the Essence Nail Art Sealing Top Coat passed my test!!

I have never ever wore a manicure this long on my natural nails! Normally my polish is chipping wayyy sooner on me! Okay, since I'm using CND Stickey Base Coat, the results are better then before, but still...

The application was smooth, it is a bit of a thicker topcoat, but I had no problems with it...
The drying time was ok either... Yes! This is definitely the best topcoat I've ever used!!

This is what the bottle looks like:

The Essence website says this about it:
"The absolute must-have for all nail artists: the top coat seals creative artwork on the nails and provides an extra shiny finish. for long-lasting and beautifully styled nails".

The price is also very, very nice... A bottle of 10 ml is €1,99. I've bought this bottle at Kruidvat.
And after my great experience with it, I immediately bought 2 more :)

I've tested it before on my English Rose Foil Manicure and that lasted 6 days on me! And everybody knows how quick foil manicures are showing tipwear or how quick they chip, no?

But... like always there is a 'but'...

Look at this picture and tell me what you see...

Indeed!! BUBBLES!!

Strange enough, the bubbles didn't show up when I applied the topcoat...?!

They must have appeared when the topcoat was drying...

And that ofcourse, is a big no-no :(

I've left it on for one day, and then started to get irritated by feeling the bubbles so I had to get rid of the them... I took a lint free pad with a bit remover and slowly swiped some of the topcoat off.
Right after that I applied one coat of SV and on top of that 2 coats of the Essence Nail Art Sealing Topcoat.

And that's how I managed to wear this manicure for 11 days :)

I must admit: if I wasn't so sick I probably had taken this off way sooner, but hey, this is a great way too see how long a manicure lasts, isn't it?

So after all I really like this topcoat, but next time I'll polish my nails, put one coat of SV over it and than top it off with this topcoat. That seems to work best.

Have you tried this one yet? If so, what are your experiences with this topcoat?

Have a nice weekend!

* Edited on Nov. 09: I've recently found out that the polish wasn't dry enough and that causes the bubbles. I've tried this topcoat a couple of more times and let my nails dry a little longer and haven't had this problem. So problem solved... Thanks moonchild, for telling me this! :)
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