NOTD OPI Yodel Me On My Cell

26 Mar

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A quick post of an Instagram picture of the OPI from the 2010 Swiss winter collection. The color is a bit flatter in real life, the filter I’ve used gives it more depth. I love the color, hate the formula! OPI doesn’t do blue shimmers very well, it is watery and hard to work with.

Camera: iPhone4
Light: daylight, inside bus
Instagram filter: X-Pro II

Untrieds

24 Mar
  • Chanel Black Pearl
  • Chanel Paradoxal
  • China Glaze Grape Pop
  • Claire’s Periwinkle
  • Depend #058 (Lilac frost with mulicolored glitter)
  • Depend Purple crackle effect #5005
  • Essie Bahama Mama
  • Essie Coat Azure
  • Essie Kisses & Bises
  • Essie Smoking Hot
  • Lippmann Across the Universe
  • Lippmann Happy Birthday
  • Nubar Earth
  • Nubar Teal Glitter
  • OPI Absolutely Alice
  • OPI Cuckoo for this Color
  • OPI Dazzle Me
  • OPI Glitzerland
  • OPI It’s Totally Fort Worth It
  • OPI I Vant to Be A-Lone Star
  • OPI Last Friday Night
  • OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous
  • OPI Not Like the Movies
  • OPI Red My Fortune Cookie
  • OPI Simply Smash-ing!
  • Orly Fifty-Four
  • Orly OMG
  • Orly Witch’s Blue
  • Piggy Polish Wild Side
  • Precision After Dinner Mints
  • RBL Drifter
  • Sinful Daddys Girl
  • Zoya Kotori
  • Viva La Diva #109 (Gunmetal grey with microglitter)
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine Caribbean Frost

My untrieds list is pretty much the same as last time, with some new additions and some polishes I’d forgotten to add last time. I’ve had problems with peeling and I’ve worn very little polish the last month. It’s getting better and combined with more daylight and spring I’m ready for some more colour on my nails!

NOTD Chanel 479 Kaleidoscope

24 Mar

This polish is in my top 20 favorites! I love it. I’m not sure why i’s named Kaleidoscope as I associate that with colors, and this is a mix of gold and steel (not exactly a color but I’m sure you understand). I got it on sale at a local beaty store, I passed on it at first because of price and am glad that I came across it on sale. I rarely wear anything other than untrieds but I come back to this (and a handful of others) often. My obsession with untrieds do affect the fact that I rarely use my exstensive collection, and my untrieds drawer in my Helmer is growing faster than I can wear them! (I’m sure other bloggers and polish lovers can relate!)

I can’t remember any information about coats and application, this is an old picture I found in my Picasa album and wanted to share with you. But I do recall it was easier to apply than other Chanels I have (Ballerina and Tulip Noir).

Light:Outside, sunshine in afternoon.
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 80.

Package :-)

23 Feb

Package from Transdesign: OPI Remover, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, Essie Smoking Hot, Essie Going Incognito, OPI A-Rose at Dawn…Broke by Noon

Anyone with a little love for nailpolish loves the sight of a Small Flat Rate Box! So this was my first this year, but not so exciting… The OPI removers was added without thinking and nothing I need. Should’ve got a OPI Nail Envy instead. The two OPI polishes were gifts for my mom and my sister (LPAD is her pedi colour). So only two for me this time – but the two I got are great, Essie is really stepping up their game and giving us some quite exciting polishes not all pink and reds. I like 🙂

They are still on my untrieds list, at the moment my nails are a nightmare as they peel and are weak. So am going to do something I never do, I’m buying the Nail Envy here in Norway as my nails need TLC soon! Will maybe try a before/after post about it as Nail Envy has worked wonders for me before. And with the Nail Envy maybe I’ll get back the nails I had around Christmas time 2009, that’s how I like my nails

Blogging vs life, something has to give…

23 Feb

So in my first weekly goals post I stated that I would have two posts up last week. But no posts came up due to two things: 1) I just made drafts and 2) then got sick and had to care for a sick baby and myself. This is just another example of me not managing to do all I want and something has to give. Unfortunatly last week it was the blog. And then I started work on Monday and I have been shattered when coming home. I was last at work one year ago so it is quite different from the days I’m used to.

I hope this time management issue I have now will resolve itself and that I can manage to continue blogging (as I do think I have readers, and will hopefully get more as I start blogging more).

But I did manage to do two of my three weekly goals, I had a great time (despite sickness) at home with my little girl and I have started my project of updating my nail wheels for a nail wheel post later in spring (need good lighting!).

Have a great day 🙂

Weekly Goals, no.1

14 Feb

It is no secret that I am a procrastinator. If I can, I will wait as long as I can to do it. So I thought maybe if I used my blog as a tool I could kick myself into gear. I’m therefore starting a new feature called weekly goals on Mondays – then it will be in writing and I have to complete it (at least that is the intention!).

So here are my 3 goals this week:

  1. Enjoy the last week of my maternity leave, next week it’s back to work!
  2. Write at least 2 blog posts to be posted this week.
  3. Start updating my nail wheels so they will be ready for fotography this spring.

Do you have any goals this week? Have a nice week 🙂

NOTD Depend no. 196

14 Feb


Depend Cosmetics is a Swedish brand and is typically what you’d call a drug store brand. The bottles are very small, 5ml (0,17 fl.oz) and also equally inexpensive. No. 196 is not (as I can find) part of their core collection and was from their spring collection 2010. It is a similar green to OPI Who the Shrek are you?, but I don’t have that so check out Nailgal for some pictures of it.

The color is a bit darker in real life, but I’m still impressed by the picture my iPhone 3 managed to produce. As the bottles are very small the brush is also very small which makes it hard to work with. But formula is good and it’s only 2 coats 🙂

Coats: 1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat Orly Bonder, 2 coats Depend and 1 coat Nubar Diamont.
Light: Inside a car, overcast.
Camera: iPhone 3.

NOTD Misa Right Here Now, No More Later

4 Feb

I love this blue (if you read my blog you’ll know how much!). A delicate cornflower creme blue perfect for spring. It is an old Misa, I could find any info about it and it’s not in their core collection (according to their website, http://www.misacosmetics.com). And it’s a lovely light creme perfect for the coming season! Picture is taken quite some time ago so can’t remember much about the application – other than I’ve done it in the dark (at least it looks like it!)

Coats: 1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat Orly Bonder, 3 coats Misa and 1 coat Nubar Diamont.
Light: Outside, overcast.
Camera: Canon Ixus

NOTD Essie Sew Psyched

23 Jan

One of my favorite polishes of 2010. I found it on the counter at a hairdresser, and having wanted it for a long time I got it. The price was mad, and reminded me of why I seldom buy polishes here when I can get them from overseas.

It is from the fall collection, and part of the new more colorful (meaning less pink and red) road that Essie is taking – I like it. This muted green reminds me of army green. The shimmer is very subtle, so from afar and in this picture you can’t see it. This was my New Years mani, not very festive but it went well with my outfit and I had just bought it and had to try it! It was a very easy to apply, and very saturated – only two coats. Also taken with my iPhone camera, so not the best picture and maybe a bit lighter in the picture than in real life.

Coats: 1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat Orly Bonder, 2 coats SP, 1 coat Nubar Diamont and OPI Rapid Dry spray.
Light: Inside, Downlight.
Camera: iPhone 4.

I’m in love!

22 Jan

It’s finally mine! 509 was quickly sold out and some stores didn’t get it so I missed out on it. Then my mom found it at Munich airport before christmas. She tried it and decided that it was more my colour than hers. And that is fine by me 🙂
I also found some NOTD pictures while organising my photoes yesterday, so have 3 new posts coming up this week.