Category Archives: OPI
Hello! I just have to point out again before anything that this ALSO has the ugly hangnail. If you’ve read the last two posts you know why I have to point it out every time. But I think these photos has the least visibility of it.
This color is amazing! I’ve been wanting it for awhile now. I saw it last year online and recently a local beauty store received a bunch of discontinued colors and offered them deeply discounted.
IMO this is the prettiest berry pink nail polish. It has a beautiful gold shimmer that makes it seem like it’s glowing from within. The formula was very nice, good consistency -not too thick or too thin. For the photos- 2 coats+ SH Insta Dri Top coat.
This is my first time using a Jordana polish. I bought Sequins because I didn’t have anything like it in my collection. It consists of smaller red glitter with medium sized silver, blue and fuchsia hexagon shaped glitter in a clear base. I like clear base because I feel like it gives me more to play with. Here it is on it’s own.
The lighting in this picture is showing the fuchsia a bit more purple then I feel it is especially when looking at just the bottle. One coat for both pictures. The coverage is rather good. I was thinking that I might have to do several coats to get a good mix of the larger glitters with the small. In the near future I will try 3 coats and see how it turns out.
For all you that thought this was about a real jelly sandwich- sorry I tricked you. 😀 This is about what is called a “candy manicure” aka jelly sandwich. This consists of a base color, a glitter polish, followed by a “jelly” polish. Jelly obviously meaning a clearish colored polish….like jelly. There is no right or wrong way to this. Some people do a creamy jelly finish(as I did) as their over glitter layer. Some people do another glitter layer! Sometimes people skip the base color. So to me it’s all about just having fun and experimenting. I think that’s sort of how some of these girls on etsy get their idea’s for their handmade/indie polishes that just look so freaking awesome and unique!
So this is my first jelly sandwich, I think it’s hideous… 😛
This is were I should have stopped and gave up on the whole jelly sandwich idea.
Also didn’t realize there was a HUGE drag on my middle finger. Uck…I hate this! In my head it seemed like a good idea. Next time I will look good and hard for a non creamy jelly finish. So hopefully there will not be a disappointing post on the next. I take back what I said in the beginning- apparently there IS a wrong way.
So on my weekly visit to Walgreen’s I nearly jumped for joy when I saw that Sinful Colors has their own version of a flakies polish called Green Ocean. It goes with their St. Patrick’s Day display! I honestly can’t tell you what else was on display because when I saw that- that was all I saw! I vaguely remember some skinny striping polishes….probably something they always have though. I’ve noticed that with SC, when they have a holiday display it usually contains colors from their core line. But not always…..especially in this case because I’ve never seen Green Ocean (GO) before. I wish I could have SC other “Ocean’s” a blue and a pink! But the pink is called Deep Red Ocean…? W.e! Picture time!
I’m not sure if I care for it over white….my hubby said it looked like a fungus. GO is a little bit gritty especially if you blob it on like I did on a few fingers. A thicker topcoat would work great. Right now I don’t own any other colored flakies but a short while back Zoya had a promotional thing going on where you got 2 free polishes- you just had to pay shipping. And with my polishes came a color chart with their True collection which has the flakies. I also received the Feel collection color chart with 6 empty spaces…sooooo I decided to fill in one with the GO to compare it that way since I do not actually own any Zoya flakies. I thought at first it might be just like Opal since its green too. But when I pulled the brush out I noticed that there was actual glitters in GO. And in the tray it was a bit less green. Kind of an in between Opal and Maisie( which is blue).
After I bought this I almost immediately regretted not buying a back up. I knew I’d be crazy about this! Luckily I live in a rather small town and when I went back almost a week later there was 2 bottles left so I bought them both!….Sad when you think that even those 2 bottles, actually all 3 are cheaper then a China Glaze or an OPI.