Category Archives: Nude

Stripes! Yellow & Blues

As promised I’m attempting more nail art. So to me there’s something super familiar about these stripes….Maybe it’s something everyone has seen or maybe it’s just something I’ve encountered in my personal life but either way I can’t put my finger on it. So I put it on my finger HA!…Not funny? Bleh…

Yellow & Blues Stripes

So base color is OPI- Did You Ear about Van Gogh? and the stripes are all acrylic paints that I bought either at the craft store or Wally’s. REMEMBER: Top coat! Or it will wash off! I wanted the base this very grey/beige color. Because the night before I was practicing these same colors of stripes with my striping brushes on bare nails and decided I needed to seal the deal and make it a mani. So what do you think? I actually enjoyed doing this with absolutely no frustrations. Although I think I might go in and cut some ghost hairs off some of my striping brushes. My lines could be straighter but really this is my second time using them so I’m quite happy.

Oh so you know how I always say I’m super hard on my nails and polish doesn’t stay on for very long? Like it seriously depends but sometimes I don’t get past 24 hrs without a chip (worse case I’ve had was like less the 6 hrs!). But when I wore these stripes they lasted entirely un-chipped for……………..(wait for it)…………………3 days!!! And then minor chipping the next few days! So I also mentioned this to  my sister-in-law and she said that her mani I did awhile back stayed on long too. SO for you girls out there who are like me and don’t feel like putting on gloves to do dishes and all that jazz, I recommend doing a quick nail art with acrylic paints and a top coat over it to make you mani last!

Kleancolor Sheer Pastel Nude

Kleancolor Sheer Pastel Nude

So here’s something different and new for you, less color, more nail. Kleancolor Sheer Pastel Nude is one of my very few nude polishes But I really do like it since it “brightens” the nail up a little. A nice clean color. This is 2 coats. No top coat. Pretty no? Sorry I don’t have a whole lot to say, but maybe you like that!

OPI Pirouette My Whistle, Skittles Swatch Part 1

So when I first saw OPI’s  New York City Ballet Soft Shades, I didn’t feel like  it looked like anything I would want. After seeing lots of other bloggers do swatches of the entire lineup there was one that I knew I really wanted. A glitter of course, Pirouette My Whistle!

I did this as a “skittles” swatch because I find it fun to see how some polishes can be very versatile. I also do it this way when I just buy it and I want to try it over everything!!! Sorry the colors aren’t really themed or corresponding, I just grabbed what I thought would be neat under it.

I usually sum up the polish after some pictures but I’m doing it before this time because there are a lot of pictures and I’ve got a bit to say about the colors themselves. In this post I have it on its own and on 4 color polishes.

Pirouette My Whistle(PMW) is in 2 coats  on all nails even on its own with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Topcoat. You could probably skip topcoat. It has a white almost pearl like hexagon glitter with a very fine silver glitter in a clearish base that seems a teensy bit milky in the bottle but doesn’t  translate to the nail that way. The silver glitters have great even coverage of course, not sparse at all. The white glitter on the other hand doesn’t always want to go on. I think that’s mostly due to the base being a little tiny bit runny(which isn’t bad in this case), but its good enough that swiping it over again a few times gives it good result and it isn’t super gloppy. They settle done well and don’t always pull themselves off with each stroke. I think it’s meant to be sparse, but I personally like a little more. I love this polish though! And as with 99% of glitter polish, this is a PAIN to remove.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle

OPI Pirouette My Whistle

No top coat in this picture.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Wet n' Wild Black Creme

OPI PMW on amazingly 1 coat of Wet n’ Wild Black Creme. It was one flawless coast, need I say more?

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Sinful Colors Unicorn

Sinful Colors Unicorn was 3-4 very frustrating coats. It takes forever to dry. I wanted to scream and break it because it balds badly. Stains like a you wouldn’t believe. Last time I used it was for the rainbow mani, over a white base so I didn’t notice last time.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Kleancolors Sheer Pastel Nude

3 coats of Kleancolors Sheer Pastel Nude. I would have left it at 2 but it really is sheer and I thought without the third, there’d be no difference between it and PMW on it’s own.

OPI Pirouette My Whistle over Wet n' Wild On A Trip

WnW On A Trip is 3 coats. Dries fairly quick. Its from the Megalast collection that has the new “ManiCurve Pro Brush”. Very nice brush btw! One stroke for the pinky every time.

This is all on my left hand and part 2 will be on my right! Stay tuned….

Zoya: Uli

Here’s an interesting one for you! Zoya’s Uli is probably my very first  nude polish. I was very hesitant to buy a nude color because I love all things bright shiny and sparkly. But I think if you’re like me this is a nude to make you happy…not pout. 😀 I usually only buy Zoya when there’s a really good promo (i.e. Free shipping or buy one get one) so I think this was one of the free one’s I picked awhile back.

Zoya Uli

Zoya Uli I used 2 coats and Sally Hansen Insta Dri. Now I’ve heard that some Zoya’s can be runny and that they sometimes seem to take forever to dry. I am probably not the most patient of people especially when it comes to polish drying but this didn’t seem to take all that long if you wait like 5 mins in between coats.

This would be a perfect polish for work. Very professional and polished. I love the golden shimmer in this! Without it I think the color would be too close to my own skin for me to like it. I know that’s mostly the idea when it comes to those types of shades but for me I find it a little bit weird and maybe almost scary…like you have no finger nails. 😛 As with most things, nudes and other softer shades could grow on me. Either way I’m more then willing to share with you all types of colors and trends (that I can keep up with…or behind).

So what do you think about nudes?