Sunday, June 28, 2009

OPI Blooming collection

Hiya all
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, have been busy with wedding preps. I have one more post after this one and then will be taking a break for a while. The colours I have for you today are from the OPI blooming collection, which is an Ulta exclusive. I found all of these colours to apply well.

The first colour I tried was OPI Fuchsia Fling, I absolutely love this colour, its a darkened creamy fuchsia pink. Hot stuff!

The next colour is OPI I'm OK You're bouquet. I was a bit sceptical about this colour as I am truly not a fan of light or baby pinks but I actually surprised myself and loved this one. This is a creamy baby pink with a blue undertone.

Last but not least OPI The Violet-ter, the Better. This colour I adore. This is a medium purple that leans towards pink. It applies like a creme and has a very subtle shimmer to it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bloom Bonnie

Hiya All
Still feeling a little on the sick size, but nearly all better. Think a few more days in bed may fix me up. In my crazy haze of sickness I cut my nails. The good thing is now i can wear hot dark colours on my nails. I actually managed to change the colour on my nails this week. Today I have for you Bonnie which I had on for 1 day and then went back to wearing nothing on my nails.
Bonnie is an awesome colour from Bloom and I would have to say this is my fav from their collection. Its a lovely dark blue packed full of micro blue glitter pieces. The application is excellent, 2 coats and the nail is opaque. It also dries glossy so its super glittery. Just love this one.
Oh I also made my nails even shorter today again hehe. I think I will be applying some false nails on for the wedding, simply due to the fact the management over the wedding will be much easier for me... So will show you what they look like when i get time to apply them.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Orly Silent Night

Hiya all
Hope your well. I am sick as a dog with the flu, hence why there hasn't been a recent post. Had a fever last night with a temperature of over 41. Finally broke this morning and feeling better.. still worn out and tired tho. I guess that's what happens when winter comes along.

Over the weekend when I was feeling much more alive I swatched a colour I have had for SOOO LONG but have never tried..... Orly Silent night. This colour is a lovely blue based colour with both blue and silver glitter suspended in it.. looks like a night sky to me. The application was really good for an Orly. It took 3 thin coats to get the look what the bottle shows. As for wear... as I have been sick I have been unable to change my nails :-( but glad to say this one is still on and going strong. Only minimal tip wear to be seen.

I love this colour but desperate to change my nails!.. however wont be happening until i am better.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

OPI Rinse Charming...lovely

Hi All

Hope you are all well. Today I have for you a favourite of mine. Its a silver foil colour from OPI called Rinse Charming. This colour was released with the OPI Whirlpool collection. It came with what I believe 2 reds. I love this colour as its unique to any other OPI I own. It really reminds me of foil, you need 2 coats to get the exact look of the bottle and it dries with a foily shimmer. The application was OK, as this has a foil finish it was streaky on the first coat but the second coat fixed all that up. However in saying all that... it you have any flaws on you nails like ridges this polish with make them noticeable due to its consistency. All in all I love this colour!

Onto pics!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bloom Jessica Mauboy I

Hi All

Well its Friday tomorrow.. and hooray for that. Weekend is just a blink away. I hope to get some swatching done over the weekend. Today I have for you Bloom Jessica Mauboy I. I absolutely love this colour. Its such a great red. The polish is packed full of red and gold glitter, which is really noticeable on the nail. I am hoping to pick up 2 more blooms on the weekend... just loving them at the moment.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bloom Mena

Hiya All

Hope you are having a good week. Today I have for you Bloom Mena. This one totally reminds me of OPI My private jet... the holo version. The application of this one is excellent, 2 coats and the nail is completely opaque. The polish had a nice consistency.It went on smooth and was not too thick at all. I have to say that the holo effect is more noticeable in the bottle rather than the nail.... but still looks great!

I have one other colour to show you later this week and its hot!

Monday, June 08, 2009

ooOOooHH Another Bloom polish

Hiya All

Well the long weekend has come to a close, hope you have all had a great weekend. I spent a little bit of time swatching the Blooms I picked up over the weekend. Today I have for you Zooey. I love this color, its a grey based polish packed with grey silver flakes. Th application of this one was a little crappy. It was a bit thick and gloopy, but only 2 coats was needed due to this. Even though this is a glittery polish it still dries glossy for me.

I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by the bloom range and hope to get more of their polishes soon. OK enough talk time for pics.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Bloom Elise, hmmm i love this!

Hiya All
Hope your having a good weekend, I am... its a long one!

Today I have for you Bloom Elise. I bought this one yesterday and OMG I am loving it. This one is a lovely purple/magenta colour that has micro glitter flake throughout. The application of this was good 2 coats and the nail is opaque. The polish dried somewhat glossy as in my pics I have no top coat on at all.

Totally loving this one!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

My Bloom Haul... oh so hot

Hiya All

Hope you are all well and have had a good week. I am super happy that its a long weekend... Is it possible that I may get some swatches done?....we will see. I did manage to go shopping for polishes... I got some lovely bloom polishes today, which I hope to swatch this weekend. So for now here are a pic of the colours I got.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

OPI Sunbelievable Collection... a big meh

Hiya All
Today I have for you some pics of the OPI Sunbelievable collection. I have to be honest and say I was not impressed or overwhelmed by this collection. The only colour that kinda caught my fancy was the blue called Sea? i told you. This one reminds me of Azure for sure but with a bunch of glitter thrown in. Here are some pics.. note there is not much sun out in Aus these days so pics are a little on the dark side

Banana Bandanna
I totally hated this one. This was so hard to apply evenly and looked disgusting after it was applied. It is so watery and streaky and super disappointing. Sorry if you like yellows.... but this is really a bad one.

If the Fuchsia fits
Now this one is a great colour, a lovely blue based pink. It applied OK, again a little watery and for such a great colour its far too sheer. In the picture i have 3 coats and you can still see my tips under the polish. Hmmm a little disappointed with this one.

I'm his coral friend
Well I love corals, so I was drawn to this one. Is this meant to be a jelly? as it applies like one. Again i found this a little sheer but the application was good and the colour... ohh I love the colour. I still think I would buy this one again.

Now to the one I adore from this collection
Sea I told you
This is a super colour. A lovely deep blue which has an aqua shimmer throughout. This was the only one from the collection that applied well. 2 coats and your nail is opaque with colour. I adore this one!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

OPI Berry Extraordinary..OoOoohhh

Hiya All
Has everyone got over their Mondayitis? I think I still have mine.... and its Wednesday tomorrow..eeek

Today I have for you swatch I did over the weekend. OPI Berry Extraordinary, a really nice blue based pink with a micro shimmer through out. I like this one but its very dupey so its not something I am going to try to wear often, but had to try it out. The one thing I really do love about this colour is the application. It took 2 light coats to cover the nail, which is excellent as it took next to no time to dry. I also love the way it is really glossy prior to topcoat and just shimmers in the sun. This one is defiantly going to get a turn on my toes... yes even though its winter I still obsess over doing my feet.

I find it essential to do the upkeep on the feet even though you don't see them too often during winter. Summer sneaks up and the worst thing is to have neglected feet during winter, as it takes all summer to get them back to looking great.
How many of you still do pedicures throughout winter? I gave myself a paraffin pedicure over the weekend, lots of work but great results!
Anyway enough talk u want to see pics ...

Monday, June 01, 2009

China Glaze Belle of the ball

Hiya All

Hope you had a good weekend!

Today I have for you another one from the collection I have been going through last week. Finally confirmed the collection is called the "Glass Slipper" collection... or as I call it the Cinderella collection. So the one I am sporting today is Belle of the ball. This one is is such a yummy strawberry red with heaps of shimmer. Again this collection reminds me of the new collection China Glaze has out called the Summer days collection. If you can find Belle of the ball I would not worry just go check out the summer days collection.

This colour applied really well, it took 2 coats to get the nails matching the colour in the bottle. This one doesn't seem to get as much tip wear as its other friends from the collection. Truly loving this one!

In the next few weeks I think I will be posting more soft shades, as the wedding is pending and i need to de stain my nails. So its time for some boring soft shade posts. Can you tell I don't like soft shades? .... on to some pics


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