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.
Light: daylight, inside bus
Instagram filter: X-Pro II
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
So first mani of the year on the blog is my Christmas mani. My favorite red ever this one, from the Christmas 2009 collection. It is still available, but not part of the core collection. I say it again – I LOVE THIS! It is a very saturated red, this is two coats. I used my iPhone to take this picture, and it turned out ok – but I find that it is very up and down.
This is also one of my Top 20 polish favorites, check out my Top 20 page.
Coats: 1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat Orly Bonder, 2 coats OPI LRW, 1 coat Nubar Diamont and OPI Rapid Dry spray.
Light: Inside, Downlight.
Camera: iPhone 4.
From the OPI De Espana winter 09/10 collection. This is actually the only one I bought from the collection, not because it was a boring collection but it just didn’t appeal that much to me.
I said in the Sapphire in the Snow post that I thought this polish is a darker more muted version than the Sapphire… It is darker yes and in the same range (muted, blackish in some light). But its no cousin!
Suzy Skis is very dark and as you can see from my pictures is it nearly impossible to get a picture of it that doesn’t make it look like black… It is not black and not blue, it is a dark bluish charcoal. The pictures in this post are the best ones I could get, my camera does not take good pictures of blues – which is not that convinient as I love blues and have many of them!
Coats: 1 OPI Nail Envy, 1 Orly Bonder, 3 coats OPI SSitP, 1 coat Orly Glosser and 2 drops OPI Drip Dry drops.
Light: Daylight, afternoon sun.
I also started a new routine using new products (see from the post about the TD package). This worked well, but I had some problems with bubbles. Have had very few problems with this before, so am thinking it was something with the products I used:
Really liked the Drip Dry drops, but will try it with a fast dry tc next time – maybe that will help with the bubbles? To be continued…
(The grey little blob in between the Glosser and polish is my husbands African Grey parrot that was interested in what I was doing.)
Am not on a no-buy, but on a one package a month buy. January’s package came from TransDesign and was a mix between polishes, gifts and mini treatments.
L to R: OPI Lincoln Park in the Dark (gift for friend), OPI Mad as a Hatter and Abseloutely Alice, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Orly Glosser and Bonder (minis), OPI Thrill of Brazil (gift for my mom). And the bottom is a OPI Envy Express, mini treatments of OPI Nail Envy, Nail Maintanance and OPI Drip Dry drops.
The gorgeous glitter that is OPI Mad as a Hatter, from the January 2010 Alice in Wonderland collection.
The difference between an Orly mini and an OPI mini 🙂
Polish is from the 2009 OPI Holiday collection. And what a gorgeous polish it is! It is a dark indigo, or blurple (blue purple) if you like… If I had better application skills it would have been a one coater, but I always find cremes hard to work with. It is in some way the more colorful cousin of OPI Suzi Skies in the Pyrenees, they are both dark, muted and almost black in some lights. It is perfect for this time of year.
More christmas NOTDs to come, I want to try a glitter gradient mani and a candy cane mani. Hopefully this will be good enough to take pictures off, am not that good at nail art… Plus some normal NOTDs coming (including some ChG Wizards of Ohh Ahs!)
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 2 coats SitS and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Inside with artificial light. In order to get the color right my hands look very yellow. Hopefully I’ll get some daylight pictures during my holiday break, I have over 2 weeks off during the holidays. Yay!
- Bling Dynasty – A char-”ming” gold that shimmers and glimmers
- Red My Fortune Cookie – And this rich red is in my future
- Hot & Spicy – A sizzling coral that’s a kung pao wow!
- Dim Sum Plum – A berry delectable delicacy
- Jade is the New Black – The vibrant green is the new fashion vibe
- Suzi Says Feng Shui – A serene cobalt blue to balance your yin yang
- A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find – But you’ve found it- in this zesty red-orange!
- Lucky Lucky Lavender – Be pretty and prosperous in this luscious light purple
- Meet Me on the Star Ferry – A Kowloon-lit, moonlit violet
- Panda-monium Pink – Lend a panda a hand-a in this uproarious light pink
- Pearl of Wisdom – Smart girls choose this lustrous pearl shade
- Chop-sticking to My Story – I mean it- ”pick up” this warm caramel shade
Just had to share this with you all. For the first time in some time I’m excited about an OPI collection – it’s not all reds! Just at a glance I want at least 7 of them – and thats before any swatches. Collection will be out in winter 2010.
Picture and information is from P’ssion, a great Swedish beauty blogger