Hello! I haven’t posted anything here in forever and I keep meaning to, but find I have nothing to say. I recently got interested in nail polish (I know! Why did it take me so long?) and I took some crappy phone pictures and here they are, from the most recent to the oldest. I can’t for the life of me tell you what the undertones, etc. are; I just like the pretty colors. :3
Most of these I did myself so forgive the crappy application. I’ll note which ones I had done professionally.
This is my first Zoya polish. 3 coats, though 2 is fine. I got carried away because I found it quick to dry. Black with holo sparkles that show up in sunlight. I love the subtlety of the holo because I realized I don’t like holo that much. It’s so pretty and shimmery, but I was kinda surprised at its watery consistency, especially on the first coat. Evened out well after the second, though. It’s not bad with longevity, but not omgwtfbbq, either. I’m pretty rough on my nails, so most polishes usually don’t last more than a week. Right now (so a week later), my left nails are good except for some nail tipping and my right nails have more chips on them (pointer and middle), but overall not bad.
OPI Swimsuit…Nailed it
Metallic blue. 2 coats. I think I would’ve preferred this more had I done 3. It dried fast but was a hassle to remove. I think it stained my nails a bit.
Halloween Nails! (Skin Food Nail Vita Alpha? + Orly Holla)
I took these pictures for my friends =)) Sorry for the background. I think I did 3 coats of Holla and 2 of Skin Food. The Skin Food was the only black I had at the time. It dries matte and has a shimmer. Holla is an orange matte. I had an easy time removing both. I also tried a Holla + OPI What Wizardry is This? combo and it did not work at all haha
Hits no Olimpo Ares
2 coats. I think I put on polish wrong because the swatches I see online, at least for the Hits line, always seem darker. Ares is supposed to be red, but it looks pink to me. That said, I loooooooove this polish! I’d rate this the best in longevity, among all of the polishes I’ve tried (which are admittedly not that many). I also found it really easy to remove, as well. The holo can be seen, even indoors, but of course it shines in the sunlight.
OPI Magazine Cover Mouse
I bought the OPI Couture de Minnie 2013 Mini Collection because I wanted something red to wear for my brother’s birthday and for the first Red Wings games of the season. This was 2 coats. Magazine Cover Mouse is a deep red with subtle shimmer. The shimmer can be seen indoors but is way more apparent outdoors or with flash. One of my friends didn’t like this because she thought it was too old for me.
OPI Ski Teal We Drop
The only reason I can fathom for having so many pictures of Ski Teal We Drop is because I was intrigued by it. When I showed the first and second pictures to my friends, most of them thought that I was showing them two different polishes. I don’t remember much else about this other than the weird chameleoning. I used 2 coats.
I had bought these glitter things and I was curious to try them out, but OMG they were such a pain to remove. I had NO idea that it would be that way and I haven’t used them since. But they did look nice.
OPI Pamplona Purple
Pretty, flattering, matte purple. 2 coats. Got a lot of compliments on this.
Orly Blue Collar
I like blues, but this didn’t really suit me. I vaguely remember not liking the application. I used 2 coats. I realized I prefer OPI.
Orly Velvet Rope
This was done professionally. I just remember the bad experience I had with this since the manicurist nicked me a few times and I found the application uneven. This was 2 coats, I think.
Hits no Olimpo Apolo
Like the Ares, this was long-wearing but I wasn’t a fan of the color. I prefer deep, dark, rich blues and I found this more periwinkle. I don’t know why it looks streaky, but it was probably because of my inexperience. This was my 2nd self manicure.
Wet n Wild
My first self manicure. Oh the stains. Haha. I didn’t like this as I found it too dark. 2 coats, I think.
OPI What Wizardry is This?
Ah yes. The polish that started it all. I fell in love with What Wizardry is This? and I actually bought a bottle for myself. It’s a brownish/goldish sand. This is without topcoat so you can feel the texture.
So that’s it for my roundup. This probably isn’t that helpful, but I just wanted to breathe some life into this blog. Hope you enjoy!