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OPI DS Magic VS Orly Lunar Eclipse

1 Dec

Hey Guys! Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! I know I am! I’ve been super busy lately, as usual 🙂 I ordered a nail polish making kit on Etsy the other day so I’ve been doing that lately, and I LOVE IT!

Anyway, I was going through my nail polish collection and saw that these 2 polishes look almost exactly alike. I was a little disappointed because I don’t like “wasting” money so when I find 2 polishes that are so similar, that’s exactly how I feel. But, I figured that it would be a good thing to show you, considering one of these is considerably higher priced than the other.

I already did a review of OPI Designer Series Magic which you can find here. Orly Lunar Eclipse is from the Cosmic FX collection that released in Fall 2010. I actually bought this at Ulta and I think it may have been on sale.

opimagicvsorlyLEHeres OPI DS Magic next to Orly Lunar Eclipse

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First and Ring Finger: Orly Lunar Eclipse
 Middle and Pinky: OPI DS Magic

I spent probably 10 full minutes staring at my nails just to see if I could tell the difference and I honestly couldn’t. Orly LE has a lot more purple color shift in the bottle but it doesn’t really show up on the nail. These are definitely dupes.

Considering Orly retails for $8 and the OPI DS bottles retail at $12 (I think), I think Orly is the better choice. Also, Orly has .6 oz as opposed to OPI, with only .5. The only plus side about the OPI bottle is that it has a pretty brush handle, and I prefer the brush size.

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Orly Monster Mash Swatch

23 Sep

Today I have a swatch of Orly’s Monster Mash from the Halloween 2012 Spellbound Collection. It’s probably my favorite of the 3 I picked up, which is odd because I’m not usually a fan of greens. But, I do love glitter 😀

Monster Mash is a green holo top coat glitter with hexagon, bar, and micro glitter. All the glitter has blue/green/yellow holo effect and it’s so gorgeous. Instead of layering it over black or white, I picked another green.

I chose Sinful Colors HD Nails. It’s just a regular shiny green. I almost matched these too almost too perfectly because the glitter didn’t show up that well against the green except in the sunlight. I actually swatch all of my polish on nail wheels, so instead of just showing you guys Monster Mash on my nails, I also snapped a pic of it on my wheel.

This is 2 coats of Monster Mash over a white/creamy “nail”. The orange color next to it is Right Amount of Evil, from the same collection.

This is 1 coat of Monster Mash over 3 coats of HD Nails. The formula on this was fine, the glitter kept wanting to clump together but it was an easy fix. HD Nails was a bit sheer at first but at 3 coats it evened out. The dry time on these were both great. That’s surprising because usually drugstore brands take forever to dry. I think Monster Mash is such a gorgeous color. But, next time I’ll layer it over a different color, maybe white.

NOTD – Dots!

14 Sep

So I guess technically this isn’t a NOTD (nail of the day) because I wore this for 3 days, but it still counts 🙂 The other day I was in the mood to do some nail art without any real effort and this is what I came up with, something simple, yet adorable!

For the white accent nail and white dots, I used OPI Alpine Snow. For the blue, I used a brand I had never heard of until I bought a bottle, Anise in the color Chill Out. I picked up that and another color at DSW a couple of months ago and just now used it. It’s a super cute color, but the brush is wayyy too tiny. It’s like trying to paint your nails with a striper brush! But, the formula was awesome, so that’s a plus I guess…

Anyway, I thought this was a super cute mani and wanted to share it with you all 🙂

OPI Designer Series Magic

29 Aug

It still amazes me that this is the first OPI polish I’ve posted. It is the brand that I have the most of in my collection (34 bottles!) and it’s definitely my favorite! This is OPI Magic, one of the three Designer Series bottles I own. I’ve seen many swatches of the other DS colors, and none of them really stood out to me. This was my favorite but I was still kinda “Meh…” about it.

I actually ordered this from Transdesign.com when I ordered my 3rd polish rack, so it was only $7.50 (but shipping was crazy expensive!) Even when I saw it in the bottle I wasn’t too stoked to wear it. I think it has something to do with the shimmer. I love purple, but the purple shimmer in this just doesn’t move me. Anyway, I put this on for the first time ever the other day and I really regret not trying it earlier.

I have no words for this besides “wow….” It’s probably one of the most beautiful colors I own. I got compliments for the past 2 days so I guess I’m not the only one who likes it 🙂  It’s almost like a dark blue foil almost. In the shade, it does have a slight purple shimmer. It has a great formula too, this is 3 coats. I tried it with 2 and though it was full coverage but I put another coat on to fix it 🙂 The clean up around my nails was super easy too. Hopefully this means that it will be easy to remove!

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Swatch

10 Aug

The other day I ordered a couple polishes from transdesign.com along with another polish rack, because my other 2 are overflowing 🙂 I ordered OPI DS Magic and 5 China Glazes, including Deviantly Daring from the new Bohemian collection.

The Bohemian Collection consists of 6 duochrome colors. For some reason, this one stood out a lot to me. It’s a metallic turquoise with blue color shift. The color in the bottle looks beautiful, but on the nail, it was a little disappointing. 😦

The duochrome was nowhere near as prominent as it was in the bottle. It just looked like a very metallic turquoise color. It was pretty, but I was really expecting the blue to come out a lot more than it did. I’m not usually a fan of duochromes though, they’re always kind of streaky from the brush strokes. The coverage was good though, only 2 coats here.

Although it’s not my favorite China Glaze polish, it’s still very pretty and metallic.