September 28, 2009

OPI Mattes!

I've been too busy lately, I haven't had time to post anything! I do have a good amount of pictures to upload, and lots more to be taken since I have at least 10 untrieds. And I'm expecting my Butter London polishes tomorrow! :D

I got three of the OPI matte colors. Gargantuan Green Grape, Alpine Snow, and You Don't Know Jacques. I don't have a picture of YDKJ though, just because I didn't do the best job painting my nails so I didn't get any pictures. I will try and get another one this week or next week. The formula on these were okay, I liked Zoya's matte colors better because OPI's seemed to be more streaky, and didn't dry as quick. Half the reason I buy matte colors are because since they dry SO quick, I can do my nails right before I leave for somewhere and they're totally fine (I tend to procrastinate). These are all three coats.

Gargantuan Green Grape (indoors, no flash)

Alpine Snow (indoors, flash). I could have done two coats and that would have been fine, I just wasn't careful enough and it got too streaky. Although for a white, it applied really good.

That's it for now, next is China Glaze Atlantis and it's chrome counterpart, Muse (!!!).

September 10, 2009

My first actual nail art, and a manicure!

I say "actual nail art" because even though I've done non-traditional french tips, I feel even non-traditional ones are pretty standard that I can't really count them as nail art anymore. Anyway, about a week and a half ago, I really wanted to do words/letters on my nails since I'd never done it before. In Lady GaGa's song LoveGame, there's the lyric "do you want love, or you want fame?" so I decided to do "Love" on one hand and "Fame" on the other (I love her so I definitely wanted something related to her). Like I said, that was my first time doing it so it's not as good as I'd hoped it would be. But I thought it came out alright for what it was :). These are indoor/artificial light/no flash. I used Zoya's Dovima Matte, and "Love" is in Essie's Flirty Fuschia while "Fame" is in China Glaze's GR8.

I know this goes without saying, but this color is about 5x more neon in person. Like, "ow oh my god my eyes they BURN" neon.

Yeah...something went wrong somewhere with my middle finger :/

On Thursday me and my mom went to go get manicures...I love our nail salon because they have discontinued OPI colors like Rinse Charming, and the color I picked out this week. Greenwich Green!

This is indoors/flash so you can see the shimmer in it. Sadly my camera can't do the super super close macro shots, but you get an idea.

outdoors/no flash/indirect sunlight.

I don't know if I can fully call this a green though...It's either gold or olive based, I really can't tell. It seems like it changes depending on how you look at it.

And here's my mom's manicure, she picked out OPI's Romeo and Joliet. These pictures are a little bigger than the previous ones I've had up, so you can see the gorgeous shimmer it has!

outdoors/indirect sunlight/flash

outdoors/indirect sunlight/no flash. You can REALLY see the shimmer here, it doesn't...well...shimmer, but you can see it anyway.

That's all for now! In a few days I'll be doing the new China Glaze glitter I got (Atlantis) that I'm pretty much drooling over...I can't wait to try it out!

September 1, 2009

Enchanted Forest/Charge It

I've actually been wearing this for a couple of days, but am just now getting around to posting it. It's two coats of Orly Enchanted Forest, and two coats of Sephora by OPI Charge It for the tips. I tried to get no flash pictures, but after about 30 or so, I gave up before I threw my camera out the window.

Indoors, flash:

Outdoors, sunlight:

Enchanted Forest is one of my favorite greens that I own, it's pretty and serene!

Charge It looks pretty bad because the second coat was too thick, but it's not as bad looking in person.

Overall, I love the way this looks. I'll definitely have to try it again in December since it reminds me of Christmas.