Monday, 23 April 2012

OPI DS Illuminate

OPI Designer Series Illuminate is a delicious scattered holographic medium brown with green duochrome. LOVE IT. Super smooth, best with two coats. Dries very quickly and lasts. The OPI DS series are my go to polishes when I am in a hurry because they dry so fast, and because I love the wide brushes for quick and easy application. The green duochrome makes this very unique and adds a glowy look to the colour. Om nom nom...

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Preview Essence Snow White Collection

Mirror, mirror on the wall… these words conjure-up wonderful fantasies of enchanted forests, a prince and the greatest love of all… but what was the story behind that famous line again? In collaboration with Disney, the seven dwarves will not only charm us with their rosy red cheeks and a cheerful song on their lips, they’ll be delighting true fairytale fashionistas with the new Essence Snow White Collection for bright, colorful nail trends! A snow white look and fairytale glam for your nails – the hype of the summer!

Internationally Launch Date – June 2012
Essence Snow White Summer 2012 Collection will be available in these countries: Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Ireland, Slovakia, ?esk√° republika, Slowenia, Bosnia, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Pakistan, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile.

Essence Snow White Summer 2012 Collection


Snow White Nail Polish – 5 ml
When snow white chooses the trendiest colors of the season, you can be sure that things are going to be colorful and playful – bright colors with great coverage conquer your nails and create imaginative styles. The highlight: the nail polish “snow white” comes in a 7 ml bottle and is a little bigger than the “seven dwarves” to bring the fairytale into your cosmetics bag in true Disney style.
  • #01 Snow White – 7 ml
  • #02 Grumpy
  • #03 Doc
  • #04 Happy
  • #05 Sneezy
  • #06 Sleepy
  • #07 Bashful
  • #08 Dopey

Snow White Nail Art Sticker
Who is the fairest of them all? Everyone is! Because with these cheerful apple and dwarf stickers, one nail is more gorgeous than the next. The “snow white” nail art stickers are the crowning glory for the cute and colorful nail polishes. Let’s go – an exciting adventure awaits you!
  • #01 Heigh-ho, heigh-ho (1 design with 5 foils)

Snow White Special Effect Topper
Sigh, what a wonderful happy ending – three magical top coats give your nails an enchanting finish. From mystical to romantic – holo effects and glitter particles conjure fairytale looks onto the tips of your nails. These special effects won’t be lost on any princes!
  • #01 Evil Queen
  • #02 The Huntsman
  • #03 Prince Charming

Essence Snow White File Nail
For a change, even the evil stepmother is useful for your nails without any wicked ulterior motives. This queenly nail file is super practical when you’re on the go and will whip your nails into shape in a flash – magical!

Brilliant theme :) I would love more disney princess nail polishes (especially Ariel), can't wait for June..

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

OPI Simmer and Shimmer - One of my favourites

OPI Burlesque Collection 2010 is easily my favourite OPI Collection ever. All of the glitters are so yummy to look at. The formula gets a little thick as there is so much glitter packed in Simmer and Shimmer but it means it only needs 2-3 coats to be totally opaque. The multicoloured glitter makes it so much more interesting than just a plain blue glitter; there is a big sprinkle of silver, a little red, orange, magenta, green and gold glitter in here. This goes on well if you use a base coat that is matte like NailTek Foundation. OPI glitters are brilliant. Love love love :)

OPI Holiday Glow

I am not a fan of brown nail polish, but this one is an exception. It has yummy glitter :)
This is two coats of OPI Holiday Glow from the OPI Holiday Wishes Collection 2009. It is a warm brown with a little red shimmer and a lot of nice gold microglitter. Om nom nom :3

Thursday, 12 April 2012

OPI Red my Fortune Cookie with LA Girl Glitter Addict Uninhibited

This was so fun to wear, just one coat of OPI Red my Fortune Cookie and one coat of LA Girl Glitter Addict Uninhibited. Black glitter is so gorgeous :) it looks great over any colour, I wear it all the time, even though the removal process can be a little daunting. The OPI is from the Hong Kong collection, a bright tomato red that leans slightly orange. It has no shimmer, just a plain creme. I would love to find a super bright opaque lipstick in this colour.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Milani 3D Holographic Digital - rediscovering how awesome it is.

I know this is such a common nail polish and has been around for a long time, but really, how beautiful is that? Worth wearing more than just once. If you have it and haven't worn it in awhile, or even at all yet you should give it a go. It looks better on the nail than in the bottle. It really is pretty :) it soaks up the sun. This is 2 coats of Milani 3D Holographic in Digital. These Milani holographics aren't linear holos, but the holo glitter in them is slightly larger than what would normally be in a linear nail polish, which seems to make the colours that it relects more vibrant. They are easily purchased from or for around $4.50 Formula is smooth and easy to work with, though the brushes are a bit small for my preference. The wear time isn't too bad either :)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

OPI Spiderman Collection - BEST THEME EVER?

This has to be the most excited I have been for any OPI Collection, at least since the OPI Burlesque Collection. I love this theme! I can't wait to buy all of these.. They are available in May 2012. 'Just spotted the lizard' is apparently a dupe for Chanel Peridot. The red with green shatter over top looks amazing. I love you OPI :)

Nfu-Oh 56

Whenever I apply a Nfu-Oh nail polish I am reminded of why I am obsessed with these nail polishes, they look so incredible! The colours that the flakes reflect are so gorgeous, and it looks great in every light. The duochrome shows up well in low light. This is two coats of Nfu-Oh 56 over a plain black creme. Wearing black underneath helps to bring out the colours of the multisized flakes; olive green, teal, and cobalt blue. This looks much better in person. I get many compliments whenever I wear these. Nfu-Oh flakies make me happy... I want all of them... ^_^