Tag Archives: purple

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! 🙂

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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 Stella Swatch

22 Aug

Hey guys! I’m sooo sorry it’s been so long since my last post. I’ve been so busy trying to finish my AP summer homework and school started on Monday. Then, yesterday, I finally had time to post something. I wrote out this entire post and guess what? My computer crashed… Awesome. But! After I post this, I’m going to add another post that will be published tomorrow so be sure to check that out too! Anyway, onto the post!

Have you guys ever bought a polish just because you liked the name? I do that occasionally. This polish happens to be one of those. This is China Glaze’s Stella.

I decided a while ago that whenever I have a daughter, I will name her Stella Marie. Don’t ask me why, I think that name is just so… glamorous.

Stella is a dark violet color with purple and reddish shimmer. It’s like a dark fuchsia. It reminds me a lot of Zoya Yasmeen, but a lighter. It’s a lot more beautiful than I thought it would be.

Oh gosh, I love purples. This is such a gorgeous color. Actually, I say that about most of the colors i review, don’t I? Oh well, I guess it just love nail polish ^_^ It has a great formula, only took 2 coats in the above picture. The only problem I had with this one was the drying time. It took longer than most polishes, even with my insta-dri top coat! Oh and it’s an older polish so I doubt you’ll be able to find it in stores, so I would check the internet 🙂

Kiko Purple Holographic

17 Aug

Earlier this summer, I got the chance of a lifetime. I got to spend almost a month traveling all around Italy and Greece. It was basically the most amazing experience of a lifetime. But, while I was there, I made myself a goal that I would buy at least 1 nail polish in both Italy and Greece. In total, I ended up buying 7… I bought the first ones from a makeup shop called Kiko. It’s an Italy based cosmetics company, but this certain product was made in France. There is 1 interesting thing about foreign nail polish: they don’t have names. You know how OPI or China Glaze always names each polish with a cute pun or something? Not the case with these polishes.

This is my favorite of the 7 I bought. It’s number 255 or, as the website states, Violet Microglitter. It’s a dark purple with really beautiful holographic microglitter.

Here’s a blurry shot to show off the beautiful holo effect in the polish.

This shade of purple is one of my favorites, I love purple. The holo effect in this isn’t as apparent on the nail as it is in the bottle. It’s still gorgeous though! If you ever get the chance to visit a Kiko store, I advise you to pick this up, it was super cheap! 🙂