Orly | On the Edge

Hi everyone!

Today I have Orly’s On the Edge to share with you!

Orly On the Edge swatch 1

On the Edge is a dark indigo creme. I applied three coats with topcoat.

Orly on the Edge swatch 2

The formula was a little runny but not super difficult to work with. It dried with a satin finish, so topcoat is a must.

I love shades like these in the summer – they’re dark enough to satisfy your craving for a vampy polish but light up in the sun so that the color never looks out of place, even on the hottest of days!

Orly On the Edge swatch 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

Orly | Fireball

Hi everyone!

How is your Tuesday going? Today I have Orly’s Fireball to share with you!

orly fireball swatch 1

Fireball is a bright red with purple, iridescent shimmer. I applied two coats with topcoat.

orly fireball swatch 3

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.

orly fireball swatch

What do you think?

Purchased.

Ruffian | Naked

Hi everyone!

Today I have a review of my perfect mannequin hands shade, Naked from Ruffian!

Ruffian Naked 1

Naked is a yellow based nude creme. I applied three coats with topcoat.

Ruffian Naked 2

The formula was perfectly creamy and smooth. I don’t need to look any farther for a clean shade that I can wear in professional settings!

Ruffian Naked 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

Essie | Pret-a-Surfer

Hi everyone!

Happy Tuesday! Today I have Essie Pret-a-Surfer to share with you!

Essie Pret-a-Surfer 1

Pret-a-Surfer is a dusty blue creme. I applied one coat with topcoat.

Essie Pret-a-Surfer 2

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!

Essie Pret-a-Surfer 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

Sally Hansen | Beach Ball

Hi everyone!

Happy Memorial Day! Today I have Sally Hansen’s Beach Ball to share with you.

Sally Hansen Beach Ball 1

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.

Sally Hansen Beach Ball2

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.

Sally Hansen Beach Ball 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

Surfing in Stockholm

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday! Today I have some striping tape nail art to share with you!

Purple Stripes 1

I started with a base of OPI Do You Have this Color in Stock-Holm? and appiled two strips of striping tape on each nail. Then I applied a coat of Essie Pret-a-Surfer and removed the tape.

Purple Stripes 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

OPI | Do You Have this Color in Stock-Holm?

Hi everyone!

Today I have OPI’s Do You Have this Color in Stock-Holm? to share with you!

OPI Stockholm 1

Do You Have this Color in Stock-Holm? is a vibrant dark purple creme. I applied three coats with topcoat.

OPI Stockholm 2

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.

OPI Stockholm 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

I’m Addicted to Eyelet

Hi everyone!

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.

Crosshatch 1

I followed this tutorial from Nicole by OPI and started with a base of Essie I’m Addicted and used OPI Alpine Snow for the detailing work.

crosshatch 2

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!

crosshatch 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

Minty Floral

Hi everyone!

I’m officially done with my freshman year of college! And like I promised, I’m back to blogging! Today I have a simple rose design to share with you.

Mint Floral

I started with a base of Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen. Then I used Essie Play Date and OPI Do You Have this Color in Stockholm? to make the roses. I used Zoya Tilda for the leaves.

Mint Floral 3

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.

Mint Floral 2

What do you think?

Purchased/Press Sample.

OPI | My Dogsled is a Hybrid

Hi everyone!

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.

OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid 1

My Dogsled is a Hybrid is a dusty seafoam green creme. I applied three coats with topcoat.

OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid 2

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.

OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid 3

What do you think?

Purchased.