Monday, April 9, 2012

Butter London Knackered

Today I have Butter London's Knackered to share with you guys. This is my first time doing a swatch and review for Butter London. I've been seeing the polishes around but never decided to try it, but as I was browsing Macy's one day, I found them, and decided to give it a try.

I did Knackered over Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas. It was too sheer on its own and I didn't feel like applying 4-5 coats.


Knackered is a sheer duochrome mixed with green, purple, and holo glitter. This is done with two coats over Mismas.


Blurred picture to show the holo glitters


Angled few to show some duochrome


Another view


Here's the flashes of green, with the base color still showing.

I love how that the base color still shows. My pictures does this polish no justice. It is gorgeous!! I'm so happy that I got it. What makes this interesting also is the holo glitters. It's still pretty alone but with purple underneath it brings out the duochrome. I should've took a picture of it alone, but I was in a rush to put it over another color. The formula was pretty good. It was smooth and I had no problems. Butter London polishes usually retails for $14 per bottle. Pretty decent price.

Well that's all I have for today. What do you guys think of Knackered?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

GOSH Swatches & Review

Today I have GOSH polishes to share with you guys. This is my first time ever trying this brand of polish. I've read and seen great swatches and reviews on this brand. I was super excited when I saw these at my local Duane Reade. Once again these swatches were done before I broke my nail, aside from the first swatch!


Mystical is a gorgeous taupe base with purple shimmer. 2 coats. This one reminded me a lot of Chanel's Paradoxal. They are not dupes though, because Mystical is more brown and lighter than Paradoxal.


Forest Floor is a forest green creme. 2 coats. Such a beautiful green. I received a lot of compliments when I had this on.


Rebell Yell is a blackened teal creme. 2 coats. I love how this one looks black, but with lighting the teal shows!


Ocean is a metallic aqua blue. 2 coats. Very minimal visible brush strokes for a metallic. This one was super bright and very appealing to the eyes.


Purple Heart is a duochrome of purple and green. 2 coats. I love duochromes so when I saw this one, it was a definite must have for me.


Here showing the green


And here showing the purple

The formula for these were excellent. They really opaque in one coat, but I did two to smooth things out and out of habit. They applied so smooth and even, including the metallic. I love applying polishes with no frustration. It makes me happy lol. I don't know much about the brand but it won't be the last time I will be reviewing for this brand. I will be stalking my Duane Reade for any new polishes from GOSH. I believe these were $8 a bottle. I think they're worth it being that their formula is excellent and the colors are gorgeous.

Well that's all I have for today! What do you guys think of GOSH polishes?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Color Club Magnetic Force in Cop an Attitude

Today I have Color Club's Cop an Attitude from the Magnetic Force Collection to share with you guys. Here's a silly story on how I obtained this polish. I was ordering the Hunger Games polishes from China Glaze, and I was going to get the whole Color Club Magnetic Force collection but decided against it to save some money. But I had way too many polishes in my cart and didn't double check like I usually do. It seems that I have left this one in my cart by accident!

This is my first time ever trying magnetic polishes, so it didn't turn out that awesome.


Cop An Attitude is a copper shimmer. Two coats. The magnetic seems to be a downward wavy line. I think for a first timer I did pretty good!

The magnet for this one is really strong. I literally only put it over each nail for less than 5 seconds and the design shows already. The formula for this one was pretty good too. It wasn't clumpy or thick, it applied pretty well.

I'm looking forward to play with more magnetic polishes! And I am now tempted to get the rest of the collection!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

OPI The Amazing Spider-Man Inspired Collection Sneak Peek

In“Spider”ed Shades!

OPI Celebrates Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing
Spider-Man” with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers


OPI announces the launch of six limited edition nail lacquers and a new Shatter, inspired by Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man. With an all-star cast including Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, this highly-anticipated series reboot opens in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.

OPI is so excited to work with Sony Pictures in welcoming Spider-Man back on the big screen,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This film explores a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy that’s going to be both dark and sexy. The colors created for this promotion capture the movie’s exciting atmosphere, with standout shades like the deep shimmering blue Into the Night and the metallic golden green Just Spotted the Lizard.”

The film villain’s reptilian look can be replicated with a high-fashion twist by using the new deep green shimmer Shatter coat. Shatter the Scales is inspired by graffiti art and works when painted over any dry OPI hue. Adding top coat takes Shatter the Scales from matte to glossy in seconds.


Shatter the Scales
Green Shatter


The line features six nail lacquers in addition to Shatter the Scales, ranging from white, coral and pink to mood-setting hues of blue, nickel and yellow-green:


Your Web or Mine?
The perfect pink for sticky situations.


Into the Night
This perfect midnight blue was made for prowling.



Call Me Gwen-ever
Girlfriend, be sure to pick up when this urgent coral calls.


Just Spotted the Lizard
Be seen in this reptilian yellow-green.


My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Climb new heights with this cityscape white.


Number One Nemesis
Show your metal in this sparkling nickel.

As with all OPI nail lacquers, these shades inspired by The Amazing Spider-Man contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning May 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high- quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.




Eep! Green Shatter just what I've been waiting for. So many good colors I'm looking forward to in this collection!!!

OPI Minnie Mouse Inspired Collection Sneak Peek

OPI’s All Ears!

OPI Announces New Limited Edition Minnie
Mouse-Inspired, Nail Lacquers

OPI launches Vintage Minnie Mouse, including four limited edition nail lacquers, for summer. Created in honor of Disney’s beloved character, the colors encapsulate Minnie Mouse’s irresistible charm in playful, pretty shades of pink and red.

OPI is so excited to collaborate with Disney and draw inspiration from one of the world’s most popular characters,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This collection brings together the expertise of OPI and the iconic style of Minnie Mouse to inspire the distinct palette of vibrant, feminine shades for summer Nails will pop against summer skin in these classic, saturated hues – holding their own alongside the bold prints of the season.”

The line features a pink crème lacquer, one frosted red shade, a shimmery fuchsia, and heart glitter confetti:



Nothin’ Mousie ‘bout It
Don’t squeak it – SHOUT IT! This confetti light pink is tops!


I’m All Ears
Tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer.


If You Moust You Moust
You gotta pink what you gotta pink.


The Color of Minnie
You had this little mouse at “red.”


As with all OPI nail lacquers, Vintage Minnie Mouse by OPI contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate application.

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2012 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high- quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.



I love Disney and the classic Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, so I am really excited about this collection. I can't wait to get my hands on these pinks and that glitter!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Three Polishes from Essie Navigate Her Collection

Today I have three polishes from the Essie Navigate Her Spring collection to share with you guys. Essie came out with 6 shades perfect for the Spring, but only three attracted my eyes. (Still on a budget!) Now I know in my past posts you can see that my middle nail is all crooked, and now in this post it's suddenly all straight. My nail didn't magically grow (although I wished it did). I swatched these before my nail broke but never got to post it!


Essie Navigate Her is a pale green creme. 2 coats. How unique is this green? It's not like the typical mint greens we see that's for Spring.


A Crewed Interest is a pastel peach creme. 3 coats. Very spring like color.


To Buy or Not To Buy is a pastel lavender creme. 3 coats. In the bottle you can see there's hints of aqua blue shimmer. But on the nail it's not quite visible. You have to have strong light and stare at it hard. The only reason I bought this one was because of the shimmer, so I was a bit disappointed that it didn't show well on the nail, since I have a lot of lavender polishes.

There were three other colors but I wasn't that interested in them. I really love Navigate Her, it's such a gorgeous green. The formula for these were pretty good. I only had troubles with A Crewed Interest. It seem to be thick and wouldn't go on smooth. It only look smoothed after a top coat. These are available wherever Essie polishes are sold for $8 a bottle. I got mine at Macys.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Black Tie

Happy Sunday! Today I have Sally Hansen's Diamond Strength in Black Tie to share with you guys. Ever since I saw swatches of this polish, I've been hunting it down every local store I go to. And finally one day, I was browsing in Duane Reade and found this beauty!


Black Tie is a duochrome in a charcoal black base with flashes of teal and purple. 2 coats.


Here it shows both flashes of purple and teal


Flashes of purple

I know we've been seeing a lot of similar duochromes lately, but this one is stunning. And it's from Sally Hansen! So that's a bit rare. I don't really remember the price for this, but I believe it was somewhere between $4-$6. Well worth the money in my opinion.

What do you guys think of this?