How is your Tuesday going? Today I have Orly’s Fireball to share with you!
Fireball is a bright red with purple, iridescent shimmer. I applied two coats with topcoat.
The formula was pretty good, though it did want to run down the brush stem and flood the nail. I got pretty opaque coverage in one coat, but a second coat brightened the color significantly. It dried matte.
Happy Tuesday! Today I have Essie Pret-a-Surfer to share with you!
Pret-a-Surfer is a dusty blue creme. I applied one coat with topcoat.
The formula was wonderful – the perfect amount of thickness and smoothness to completely cover the nail with one coat. I think this is a great year-round shade! If you love blue, there’s no reason for you not you definitely need to pick this up!
Happy Memorial Day! Today I have Sally Hansen’s Beach Ball to share with you.
Beach Ball is a clear base with red, white, and blue matte glitter. I applied one coat over Essie Pret-a-Surfer and applied OPI Matte Topcoat over top.
The formula was terrible. The base was so thick and the glitter was difficult to place. You might not be able to tell in my photos, but my nails looked thick – not a good look. I think the best way to use this would be to dump a small amount out and place the glitters with a dotting tool, in order to avoid thickness and ensure the glitter goes where you want it. Obviously, not a lot of people want to deal with that so I would suggest skipping this if you want a low maintenance glitter.
Today I have OPI’s Do You Have this Color in Stock-Holm? to share with you!
Do You Have this Color in Stock-Holm? is a vibrant dark purple creme. I applied three coats with topcoat.
The formula was good; a bit patchy with the first coat but it layered nicely. It dried a little dull, so topcoat is a must have with this polish. I think this is a great color to have for summer because it’s vibrant but satisfies the craving for a darker, vampier polish.
How is your Wednesday? I’m still unpacking from the move but I’m slowly making progress on the huge pile of stuff we brought back! Today I have a recreation of an eyelet look I did last summer to share with you.
My lines definitely need some work, but overall, I’m satisfied with how this turned out. Because this is such a simple look to achieve, I predict you’ll be seeing a lot of crosshatch design in a variety of color schemes this summer!
I love doing roses because they’re fairly simple to execute but look like they took a lot of time to complete. I haven’t done any nail art for about six months, so I’m going to be showing a lot of simple looks so I can get back into the habit of painting.
It’s officially finals week here and I’ve been studying a lot in the past four days. But, as every good student knows, breaks are key to remembering information and to stay focused. One of my favorite study breaks has been painting my nails! Today I have My Dogsled is a Hybrid from OPI to show you.
My Dogsled is a Hybrid is a dusty seafoam green creme. I applied three coats with topcoat.
The formula was good but a little streaky. It had a tendency to bald if I went over the same area twice, but all issues were resolved in three coats.