Saturday, October 27, 2012

OPI- Live and Let Die

This is another mini from the Skyfall collection I bought a few days ago from Ulta. You can see my swatches of The World Is Not Enough here.

Live and Let Die is a hunter/dark green with golden green flecks. It almost appears black in some lighting, like florescent. I used two coats of Live and Let Die and a topcoat. I had no issues with this color. One coat was pretty good, but two was the magic number with this one!

I'll apologize ahead of time that I had to take these with my cell phone. My camera batteries died and I didn't want my polish to chip before I could get new ones. Luckily my cell phone has a macro setting so the photos didn't come out too bad.


Under florescent lighting.


With Flash

With Flash

I thought I would fall in love with this polish. This was the one I was dying to get my hands on. Although I do like this color, I don't think it's my favorite from the mini collection. I have another two polishes to go and I'm really eying GoldenEye. We'll see!

-Emily

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

OPI- The World Is Not Enough

Hi Everyone!

So I took a little trip to Ulta with my coupons in hand and I bought the Skyfall minis collection! I absolutely love every color in this collection. I was actually going to pick up all of these colors individually until I spotted this collection. I will have swatches of all of the colors up soon, but today I have The World Is Not Enough.

The World Is Not Enough is a rosey taupe with multicolored glitter (mostly pink and blue). I'd say it has a silver sheen/shimmer to it also. It's a complicated color, but I do enjoy it! I had no issues with application, although this polish is a bit sheer.

This is 3 coats of The World Is Not Enough along with Orly Won't Chip topcoat. All pictures are taken indoors in indirect sunlight.










What do you think about this polish? I haven't swatch the others from this collection, so I can't say for sure if it's my favorite yet. I do like how it is so unique! Which colors do you like from the Skyfall Collection?

-Emily

Monday, October 15, 2012

China Glaze- Ick-A-Bod-Y

Hi Everyone!

Ick-A-Bod-Y is from the China Glaze Awakening Collection 2010 (Halloween collection). I found my bottle earlier this year at Sally's Beauty which was a big surprise considering it was one of my lemmings. So score on my end!

Ick-A-Bod-Y is full of orange glitter suspended in a murky green base. From the bottle you can't really tell that it's murky green, but once it's on your nail it's a nice surprise. The glitter in this is pretty dense so I only had to use two coats with no layering over black. I did have a bit of trouble since my bottle seems to be getting a little thick. I don't know if this is a common problem or not, but a little nail polish thinner should do the trick.





I really love this color! I like all of this collection's colors so I may pick them up soon!

~Emily