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Ninja Polish Sexy & I Know It Swatch

30 Dec

Hey Guys! It’s been a long time since I posted, I know. The holidays are always so busy! But, I’m back and so excited for the New Year!
This post has been a long time coming. I took these pictures at least a month ago and actually forgot I had them until I was going through my camera earlier. On Black Friday, I made an order at Ninjapolish.com. Honestly, most of the reason was that if you spent at least $50, you got a free, new, unreleased polish from their Bling! Collection. If you’ve ever heard of Ninja Polish, you’d know that their polishes are to DIE for! They’re supey shiny and beautiful.

I also ordered Models Own Boogie Nights (Purple) and Models Own Freak Out! (Blue):

MOAlso, I ordered Ozotic 529 (Idigo/Purple, orange, and a little bit of pink glitter) and 530 (gold, red, and orange glitter)

OZAnd then I ordered Ninja Polish Sexy & I Know It. The second bottle is the one I got for free called Nebula! It’s so gorgeous!!!!

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So I had been wanting to order Ninja Polish’s Sexy & I Know It. It’s like a blue,pink,and green holo glitter. In the bottle, it’s soooo glittery that it’s hard to handle.

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I tried it over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue By!

S&IKII really like Blue By! as well. It really does dry super fast! Anyway! Onto the swatches 🙂

S&IKI3S&IKI2The formula of both of these are great! This is 1 coat of Blue By! under either 2 or 3 coats of Sexy & I Know It. It’s super sparkly. But honestly, I don’t know if I like these 2 together. I think it’s pretty, but it doesn’t showcase the amazingness of Sexy & I Know It. But still, a beautiful polish, I suggest you go buy a bottle! 🙂

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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 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?

Orly Torrid Swatch

30 Sep

The other day I ordered a couple things from TransDesign and i found a set of 3 Orly polishes from their Naughty or Nice Collection. It came with Torrid (a shimmer darkish red), Halo (champagne/silver glitter), and Devil May Care which is red and gold glitter. As much as I love glittery polishes, the one that kept catching my eye was Torrid!

It looks super dark in this picture, but it’s not too dark in real life. It’s a scarlet red that’s super shimmery. Very classy. 🙂

It was a great formula. It dries fast and is very opaque. This is 2 coats and of course a top coat. I love this red! Probably my second favorite red that I own (first is China Glaze Ruby Pumps.) Even my mom said that it’s her favorite red 🙂 Then again, she says that about basically every red I wear…

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! 🙂