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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.

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun Swatch

15 Nov

Okay guys, here it is! As promised: OPI’s 18K gold flake top coat The Man with the Golden Gun. When I first picked up the box, I thought “Wow, this is a lot smaller than I expected…” Which is crazy cause it’s the exact same size as any other OPI bottle, but I just built up so much excitement about it, I guess I imagined it bigger in my mind. Anyway, onto the pictures! I must warn you though, this post will be a little picture heavy… 🙂

I decided to pair this up with OPI Danke-Shiny Red because it’s the perfect…. well, shiny red! It’s probably my second favorite red ever (first being China Glaze Ruby Pumps!) Danke-Shiny Red is from OPI’s Fall 2012 Germany Collection and I have fallen in love with it, even more after seeing it under The Man with the Golden Gun.

Front shot of the box it came in.

Top of the box. The box opens from the front and kinda.. swings up? You’ll see in a second, but that’s why there is the crease in the middle.

Here the back of the box. It just tells you (in English and French) what it is and kind of how to use it.

 

That last picture is totally my favorite! But I totally love how metallic the bottle is. I’m still not sure whether I want to keep this polish in its box and put it next to my polish racks or put it in with the regular OPI bottles.

I am so in love with both of these polishes! Red and gold is such a pretty color combo, especially now that the holidays are fast approaching! Please excuse the little mark on my index finger, I was opening something right after I did my nails and screwed it up 😦 But the formula on these both were great. 2 coats of each polish here. The red went on super easily, just like any other polish. The gold top coat was a little hard to work with, you kind of had to develop your own little tricks to getting this on. The problem is that the flakes are small so you have to try to get enough flakes without getting too much clear top coat. It’s super easy to “learn” though. Also, I would just like to point out that the Danke-Shiny Red is more true to its color in the last picture.

OPI Euro Centrale Spring 2013 Collection

6 Nov

Hey guys! It’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything, school is really kicking my butt right now. It doesn’t help that right when I get home my brother BEGS me to play Dungeon Defenders with him….

I have a lot of posts planned for you guys! But I honestly haven’t even had time to paint my nails lately. But, I have a super special surprise for you! Last weekend, I hit up my “local” Ulta and you’ll never guess what I bought! 5 bottles from the OPI Winter 2012 Skyfall Collection! I got You Only Live Twice, Tomorrow Never Dies, GoldenEye, and Casino Royale (which I’m wearing right now!) But, I said 5 didn’t I? 😉 I ALSO picked up Man with the Golden Gun 18K Gold top coat! Ahhh I’m so excited! The girl’s at the counter looked at it and said “You seriously have to tell us what you think of this after you try it. All the girls who work here want to try it out but don’t wanna drop $30” Guess I’m just crazy 🙂

Anyway, I saw this on OPI’s Facebook page the other day. It is the first look at the OPI Spring 2013 Collection: Euro Centrale. (They’re also working with Mariah Carey who will be releasing her own OPI Collection around the same time.) This collection is based on the unique fashion in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.

 

This is a lot different from the usual spring pastel colors they usually release!  As you can see, the collection has 12 polishes total, made up of 1 glitter, 2 shimmer polishes, and the rest are creme.

Polka.com- Blue and violet are dancing partners in this glittery combo.

Vant to Bite My Neck?- You know you want to… wear this deep eggplant.

I Saw… U Saw… We Saw… Warsaw – Be seen in this deep midnight blue.

OPI… Eurso Euro – This deep blue cream is very continental.

Can’t Find My Czechbook – I hope you take credit, because I must have this aqua!

You’re Such a BudaPest – If I let you borrow this periwinkle-purple, will you go away?

My Paprika is Hotter than Yours! – Get the extinguisher…this fiery red is sizzling!

Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN! – Thank goodness there are zero calories in this warm and yummy pink.

Hands Off My Kielbasa! – Get your own…this bronzy tan is all mine!

A Woman’s Prague-ative – I’m changing this shimmery copper for…. never mind!

OY-Another Polish Joke! – So this shimmery-gold walks into a bar…

My Vampire is Buff – Creamy, pale and nude… just how I like my vampires.

 

I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for an OPI Collection! It’s so gorgeous! And the names are super cute, some even verging on hilarious! I don’t know which ones I’ll be purchasing yet, all I know is that I MUST have my hands on Polka.com! You know how I love my glitter polishes 😉

Which do you think look the best and/or are worth picking up?

Ulta Haul!

22 Sep

So this post is super late… I took these pictures and meant to post them last Sunday but first of all my camera would not connect to my computer so I couldn’t upload anything. Also, it may have something to do with me playing Borderlands 2 for hours on end all week…. 🙂

Anyway, I went shopping at the mall last Saturday and how can a shopping spree be complete without stopping by Ulta to pick up a few things? I was soooo excited when I saw what they had there. They recently stocked all their Halloween polishes! 😀 Halloween is my favorite holiday and some of my favorite polishes too!

So, here’s a quick haul of what I bought!

Pictured above is (right to left): R.I.P, Right Amount of Evil, Monster Mash. These 3 are from the Halloween 2012 Spellbound Collection.

I also picked up a bottle of Flip Flop Fantasy. It’s totally a summer neon color which I should’ve picked up earlier this summer but I resisted until now… which was a bad idea cause I can’t really wear it until next summer… 😦

I have been looking for this forever and I finally found it! Actually I almost missed it because they put it right next to the check out on the bottom of a shelf! This is OPI’s Halloween mini set : So So Skullicious. It came with 4 colors: Hi, Pumpkin!, A-rose from the Dead, Mourning Glory, and Candlelight as well as a set of nail decals.

The last thing I bought was the OPI 2012 Pink of Hearts set. It came with (right to left): You Glitter Be Good to Me and I Think in Pink.

My Nail Polish Collection

14 Sep

So I wanted to do something a little different from what I usually do and show you guys my nail polish collection. I know a lot of people either put their polish in a bin or drawer but I’m in love with nail polish and want to show it off to anyone who comes into my room 🙂 (btw, this is my second time rewriting all of this. I hit the publish button and it decided to delete all but this paragraph)

This is my collection on March 10, 2012. It almost makes me laugh how much it has changed since then.

This is to the very left of my collection, I have this “charging stand” that I found at Target. The top is my mostly unused top and base coats: almost gone bottle of Seche Vite, Sally Hansen, Essie Matte About You, and Rimmel Smoothing base coat. The next shelf is my 2 OPI Nail Envy: Original and Matte. I use one of those 2 as a base coat every time I paint my nails. The third shelf is my 9 striper polishes. 3 are from L.A. colors: Black, Magenta, and Gold Glitter. The rest are Kiss Nail Art Paint: Pearl Blue, Bikini Pink, Beach Green, Black, White, and Silver Glitter. The last shelf is my 8 OPI minis, 4 from the Nicki Minaj Collection and 4 from a Christmas from a couple of years back.

This is the same standing rack from the first picture, but now it holds only my OPI bottles 🙂 It has 34 bottles including my black shatter and Designer Series. I’m not gonna mention every color but if you have a question, comment on this post and I’ll get back to you 🙂

This is the rack that holds my non-drugstore polishes (and Essie). It has 1 Milani, 1 Piggy Polish, 25 China Glaze, 6 Orly, 10 Zoya, and 12 Essie polishes.

This my nail polish rack (and another charging stand) that holds my drugstore/random polish. It has tons of Sinful Colors, Maybelline, Revlon, Sally Hansen, Kiko, and Erre Due polishes on it. The green charging stand holds mostly my random glitter polishes which is why some bottles are upside down. Also, I have my mini tiki from Ocean City, MD 🙂

So obviously, the brand I own the most of is OPI, what’s yours? Comment and let me know! 🙂

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 Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs Swatch

6 Sep

Hey guys! Sorry for not posting in a while, I’ve been super busy with school and team fortress 2 and such…. 😛

Today I have a swatch of Suzi & the 7 Dusseldorfs from OPI’s new Germany collection. I picked up about half of the collection the last time I went to the store. This actually was my least favorite one in the bottle. It just was not as interesting as some of the others that I picked up. Now that I have it on my nails, I love it more than I thought I would.

It’s a light purple with super tiny pink microglitter. It’s a little more pink on the nail than in the bottle. It has a very metallic effect on the nail, which surprised me a little.

Hmmm, I’ve been having trouble with my pictures lately. I can’t get the colors to look like they do in real life. That’s another reason I haven’t posted in a while. Right here, it looks dark purple, but it’s totally not. It has a lot more pink in it. Anyway, this had a nice enough formula, 3 coats. Also, this has been on my nails for 2 or 3 days and no chipping at all, so it has a lot of staying power! 🙂