Friday, October 30, 2009

OPI DS Chiffon DS 008


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This is three coats of pretty Chiffon under sunlight. The formula applied very smoothly, but was a tad too runny for my liking. Chiffon is one of my favourite holos, I actually wore it as my birthday mani earlier this year. n_n

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Unfortunately, Chiffon has been discontinued by OPI but I believe it is still avaliable for purchase at most e-tailers if you like the colour. = )


Thanks for reading! = )

Monday, October 26, 2009

OPI Do You Lilac It? vs. OPI A Grape Fit

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Here is a comparison swatch of two different purple cremes by OPI.

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Index and Ring: OPI Do You Lilac It? NL B29
Middle and Pinky: OPI A Grape Fit NL B87


The swatch above is three coats of each; however, A Grape Fit was opaque in two coats already. Its formula is a lot more pigmented and smoother compared to Do You Lilac It? I don't know why, but DYLYI seems to thicken up really really fast. Oh well, there's nothing a lil thinner can't  fix. n_n

Different enough to own both? Yes, because they're practically two different colours! But for some reason I don't really like A Grape Fit on me, it doesn't seem to match my skin tone all that well and plus, it's really similar to another polish that I own. Then again, there's no such thing as owning too many nail polishes. ;)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

OPI DS Amethyst DS017

Here's beautiful Amethyst...

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I love everything about this polish...the colour, the formula, the holographic goodness...Mmmm! n_n

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Amethyst needs three coats for total opacity, but it flows onto the nails ever so smoothly. It can also be worn sheerer with less coats because of its perfect application and awesome formula. : )

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Notice how all the leaves in the background have changed colours? They're so pretty...teeheehee! I love autumn!<3

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gothic Lolita?

This mani is dedicated to my sister because she loveees these sorts of designs. Heh, I don't even know what to name this mani... French Maid or Gothic Lolita? XD
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I think Gothic Lolita seems more appropriate since French Maid is usually just black and white. Lol! I didn't really like this mani at first, but it totally grew on me the longer I wore it. n_n

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I used three coats of OPI Kiss on the Chic for the base colour and also Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Black Creme for the Konad designs. I'm in love with this polish, it's so pigmented and works great with Konads! The most important of all is that it's super cheap and affordable! :D Oh, and the Konad designs are from plate m71. n_n


Some more pictures:
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A lil step by step tutorial for you to recreate this design at home : )
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1. Paint the base colour on. I used a sheer pink for this mani, but you can also try other colours such as white or purple. : )
2. After the polish completely dries, stamp the Konad design on near the tip of the nail.
3. Use a striping brush and black polish (or acrylic paint) to draw lines across the nails. Don't worry too much if the lines do not intersect at the same spot on all nails. They don't have to be perfect. : )
4. Lastly, paint a thin French tip on at the free edge of the nail to complete the design. : )
This design was really easy to do and definitely not as time consuming as the Lattice Mani since I didn't have to stick any beads on one at a time. ;)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I'm Not Really a Waitress vs. An Affair in Red Square

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Today, we have a comparison of two beautiful red shimmers OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress NL H08 and OPI An Affair in Red Square NL R53.

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Index and Ring: OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress
Middle and Pinky: OPI An Affair in Red Square

Very similar aren't they? These two polishes are known to be dupey to each other. However, INRAW is a bit cooler with some pink tones while AAiRS leans towards a more neutral, true red. Also, the shimmer in AAiRS adds a special glow to the polish that INRAW doesn't have.


Different enough to own both?... I'd say no, but if you would like to get either one and couldn't decide between the two, I would go with An Affair in Red Square because of the prettier glow, despite the fact that I'm Not Really a Waitress is OPI's most popular red and is claimed to look good on all skin tones. Both of these are three coaters and are swatched with no top coat in the picture above. : )

Monday, October 12, 2009

For Audrey vs. Greenport

Wow..I haven't posted in so long! I just finished all my midterms last week...actually wait...I think I have another one coming up on the 22nd. *sigh* Anyway, I should be back to somewhat regular blogging now until my crazy schoolwork gets to me again. :'(

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I have promised to take a comparison picture of China Glaze For Audrey and Essie Greenport a really looong time ago and here it is finally! XD

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Index and Ring: China Glaze For Audrey
Middle and Pinky: Essie Greenport

Turns out they're a lot more different than I thought they were. Greenport is a few shades darker than For Audrey and has more green in it. I guess they just look similar in the bottles. Both were opaque in three coats with no major application issues. : )

Different enough to own both?... YES, if you like both colours! :D