Posts Tagged ‘OPI’

OPI – Can’t Let Go

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Yep, it’s been quiet around here again, I really have problems with finding time for my blog! But I did have time to find this beautiful gem among my unedited photos, the gorgeous OPI Can’t Let Go from the Mariah Carey collection. I think it has the perfect blue toned purple shade, and I absolutely love the textured finish on the Liquid Sand polishes. It has bigger hexagon shaped glitter in it as well as smaller glitter, and I think it makes it a little more interesting.

I can’t really remember how many coats I did, but I would guess three. When I first photographed it there was no sun so it looks a little dull:


But one day the sun decided to show:


Before I took it off I tried it with top coat on, and it looks fantastic with that as well, it really deepens the purple color.



I really need a bigger bottle of this one!

OPI – Get Your Number

Monday, May 13th, 2013

How about a Blue Monday? It’s finally time to show you my first experience with the Liquid Sand finish from OPI. This is the blue Get Your Number from the Mariah Carey collection. When I got the polish I already had the blue holo Over The Moon on my nails, so I was lazy and just applied two coats of the polish on top of that. Looking at the photos I think it would have been better if I’ve used three coats, I’ll make sure to do that when I try the others.

So what do I think of the textured finish? I really like it, I like the matte finish and I don’t mind the texture. I actually couldn’t stop feeling my nails when I wore it =)

The holographic glitter particles are really beautiful in the sun.



Of course I had to try it with top coat on as well, and with that I think it was more obvious that I should have applied an extra coat of GYN, as the base looks a little streaky here and there.


I also took a crappy photo under my desk lamp, but I thought it showed off the glitter quite well:


I’m looking forward to trying more polishes with a textured finish, the Pixie Dust polishes from Zoya look really tempting for example, and I’ve seen that IsaDora will be releasing some as well.

My New Year’s Eve Manicure – OPI Let Me Entertain You

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Can you tell I’m a bit behind on posting? Anyway, my preparations for New Year’s Eve took a little longer than I had planned (as usual) and when the guests came I still hadn’t done my nails, so this manicure was done in a real hurry.

I wanted something pink or purple this year, so I picked out OPI Let Me Entertain You, a gorgeous fuchsia color with small glass flecks, which flash in pink and purple. I did three coats which dried pretty fast even without top coat. To get a bit more bling I added a coat of L. A. Girl Overdose as an accent on the ring fingers (forgot to take a photo of that bottle), it contains glitter in pink/purple, gold and blue. It probably would have looked better with one more coat but it still gave a nice effect I think.

The first photo is taken outside in the shade:

And the last one with flash inside:

I love colors like these, this is a true roxcat manicure!

My Latest Haul

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I just wanted to show you what I ordered from, as you can see it was before the OPI’s disappeared from the site.

First we have five China Glaze polishes from the Metro Fall collection.

L-R: Trendsetter, Traffic Jam, Street Chic, Concrete Catwalk, Skyscraper.

And the rest of the polishes, which I’ve had on my buying-list for a while:

L-R, China Glaze Senorita Bonita from the Island Escape collection, OPI Serena Williams Glam Slam! England collection with Grape… Set… Match and Servin’ Up Sparkle, and OPI Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry collection.

I’m curious to try out the Metro polishes, I’m not a creme-fanatic but I ended up with three cremes anyway.

Is there anything in particular you want to see?

OPI Purple With A Purpose

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

When I saw Purple With A Purpose at ClawsInColor I knew I had to have it, I’m pretty weak for this kind of purple. And now that I got it, I can definitely say it’s my type of purple. If I only were allowed to wear one color on my nails for the rest of my life, it would be something like this. I’m not sure if you could call this a blurple, I don’t find it blue enough. On the other hand it’s not really red either, so I guess it’s just purple =)

I have to say that I’m not too fond of the wide brush that OPI has, it was a real pain to paint my pinky nail with this. Other than that the formula was OK, I ended up with three layers as usual. This was also my first try with China Glaze’s top coat Fast Forward. I have one thing to say about that one, it sure smells a lot! It’s too early to tell how it compares to my Seche Vite, but it seems to get the job done as well.

In daylight with no flash.

Taken with flash.

Full sunlight, the base color looks a little too red here. The shimmer seems to be a mix of pink and blue, and it’s so beautiful!

Tip wear and some layering ideas

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Before I took Pelican Gray off I wanted to try it as a base for some layering, as I thought a light grey would be perfect to try some different things on. This was actually after 13 days of wear, with three coats of Pelican Gray and one coat of Seche Vite. I had a lot to do recently and I just didn’t have time for my nails. Not too bad huh?

I guess this proves how little I do… =)

Anyway, I picked a few random polishes from my stash to try out:

Left to right: Max Factor Dazzling Blue, OPI Not Like The Movies, China Glaze Frosty, Nfu Oh #50.

I see now that the Nfu Oh bottle is facing the wrong way, but at least you can admire the pretty lacing on the back =)

And here they are layered in the same order on my nails, one coat each:

Not Like The Movies would probably need another coat to look good. Dazzling Blue is looking a bit uneven and would probably have needed an extra coat as well. The flakies looked okay, but it wasn’t the best pairing I’ve seen. My favorite combination of these is probably Pelican Gray + Frosty, as it turned out a beautiful light silver.

The Show Must Go On!

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

I only got Let Me Entertain You from OPI’s Burlesque collection at first,  but after seeing all the lovely photos of The Show Must Go On! I just had to get this one as well. Even if I prefer LMEY I’m glad I got this one, if just for the name (it’s one of my favorite Queen songs!).

I applied three coats and then Seche Vite. I can’t say I love the OPI brush as I find it a bit too wide, but it’s still quite okay for application. I had a hard time photographing it but I managed to take some quick photos in the morning sun.

I think this is described as a pink shade, but honestly I think it looks more like bright red for the most part. But here you can see both red and pink.

Here you can clearly see the orange/gold tone of this polish.

The duochrome effect isn’t that strong in “normal” angles, but it does make it a little more interesting. I think what I like the most with this is the shimmer, it’s gorgeous!

This photo is taken inside with flash, to try and capture how sparkly TSMGO is.