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.

Mod About Dots

Hi everyone!

I know that I said that I wasn’t going to be posting until I was finished with school, but I decided to paint my nails this evening and ended doing a super cute design I couldn’t wait to share with you!

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I started by painting my nails with Essie’s Mint Candy Apple and OPI’s Mod About You. Then I took a bobby pin (because I left my dotting tool at home!) and placed dots on my ring finger with Mint Candy Apple. Then I sealed with top coat and that was it!

spring dot2

I loved how this turned out! It’s so feminine and delicate and screams spring to me. I love how baby blues and pinks look together; in fact, this would be a great look for a baby shower!

spring dot1

What do you think?

Purchased.

Zoya Summer 2015

LIVE THE LIFE!

Zoya Summer 2015 1

Introducing two new Zoya Nail Polish collections for Summer 2015, Island Fun & Paradise Sun. All in the Big5Free* formula Zoya is famous for.

ISLAND FUN (creams)

Ready for an island vacation, these playful creams embody a tropical getaway! They are strong in color to balance the brilliance of the summer sun, with a flawless cream formula.

• Jace (ZP796) – Modern tropical green in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. A green that is more muted than lime and surprisingly wearable!

• Cecilia (ZP797) – Classic teal in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula.

• Talia (ZP798) – True turquoise in full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula.

• Serenity (ZP799) – Summer purple in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula. Reminiscent of beautiful blooming irises, a harbinger of summer!

• Nana (ZP800) – Deep summer fuchsia in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula.

• Demetria (ZP801) – A vibrant poppy red in a full coverage and densely pigmented cream formula.

PARADISE SUN (metallics)

Fully saturated with a gorgeous micronized metallic sheen, these shimmering beauties are much like sunshine sparkling on water. Meant to be used as an independent color, these shades feature a full-coverage, densely pigmented formula.

• Genesis (ZP790) – Crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish. Designed to look like micro-fine diamond dust!

• Selene (ZP791) – True teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish. A unique shade with an aqua fleck that resembles deeper

layers of ocean water.

• Oceane (ZP792) – True turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish that reflects the clearest blue ocean waters.

• Isa (ZP793) – Deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish and an aqua flash that embodies the beauty of exotic island flowers.

• Mae (ZP794) – Warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish, reminiscent of vibrant Mediterranean flowers.

• Aphrodite (ZP795) – Vibrant summer red with a micronized pearl metallic finish and multi-hued flash that brings it to life.

AVAILABLE 05/05/15!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$9 (US)
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com
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MORE BIG NEWS…

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Watch LIVE as Zoya Nail Polish debuts the NEW Summer 2015 Collections – Island Fun & Paradise Sun on Periscope!

Join us on Friday May 1st at 12:30pm EST to meet the collection and talk with Zoya Creative Director, Rebecca Isa, on how the new shades blend with summer cosmetic and fashion trends. If you don’t have a Periscope account already, don’t forget to get it set up now!

Broadcast Time: 12:30pm EST
Follow Zoya on Periscope: @ZoyaNailPolish

* **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

I’m Back!

Hello everyone!

Long time, no see! I am currently finishing up my last week of classes before exams start. I was scrolling though YouTube and came across a few videos about nail polish, and I decided to let you know my upcoming plans for summer. I will be retuning home from school on May 16th, and I fully plan to start posting on my blog again. Posts will probably not be as frequent as they were before the hiatus, but I will be showing swatches and nail art looks once again!

I’ll be going back to work as well as volunteering and taking an online class, so I’m going to be very busy over the course of the summer. That being said, I promise to post at least once a week so I can share my nail art addiction with you all once again.

Can’t wait to start posting again soon! See y’all in two weeks!

-Christina

OPI | Chick Flick Cherry

Hi everyone!

Long time no see! I’ve been pretty busy with school lately, which would explain the lack of posting. Today I have OPI’s Chick Flick Cherry to share with you all.

OPI Chick Flick Cherry swatch 1

Chick Flick Cherry is a blue-red creme. I applied one coat without topcoat.

OPI Chick Flick Cherry swatch 2

The formula was opaque and dried glossy. This is actually black label, so the brush was skinnier than the current OPI brush.

OPI Chick Flick Cherry swatch 3

What do you think?

Purchased.

Simple Shimmer

Greetings, everyone!

We are now halfway through the week! Tuesday is my hardest day of the week, but after that, it’s smooth sailing. Wednesdays are not as bad, thankfully. Today has been a slightly longer than normal day, but I think it’s because I’m still assimilating to having more time before, after, and between my classes. Today I have a makeup look to share with you!

Simple Shimmer 3

This look was fast and simple, but it still looked very polished.

Simple Shimmer 2

Face

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refining Primer
Supergoop! CC Cream – Light/Medium
Bare Minerals Powder Foundation – Fairly Medium (concealer)
e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Bare Minerals Warmth (contour)
Lancome Blush Subtil – Aplum
theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

Eyes
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil – Sin
Urban Decay Naked Palette
  Sin on lid
  Smog in crease
  Darkhorse on lower lashine
Maybelline Line Stiletto – Blackest Black
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss – Hypnotist

Simple Shimmer 1

What do you think?

Purchased.

 

 

OPI | A-Piers to be Tan

Hi everyone!

I successfully survived my first week of college! Obviously, I have been very busy over the past few days, but hopefully I will be able to settle into a regular blogging schedule soon. Though it’s technically still summer, the weather in Wisconsin is getting a little chillier, making me want to pull out my darker polishes. Today I have a new favorite to share with you, OPI’s A-Piers to be Tan.

OPI A-Piers to be Tan swatch 1

A-Piers to be Tan is a caramel brown creme. I applied two coats with topcoat.

OPI A-Piers to be Tan swatch 2

The color looks much more orange-toned in the bottle, but on my nails it reads more like a mahogany brown shade. The formula was creamy and opaque. With careful application, it could be a one-coater.

OPI A-Piers to be Tan swatch 3

What do you think?

Purchased.