Monday, November 23, 2015

Essie - Color Binge (Leggy Legend, fall 2015)

Essie Color Binge is a fruity orange red: it is definitely a red with a large helping of orange.
The formula was OK, but not splendid. It was kind of opaque in two coats, but not very convincingly...
The color is lovely and I really wanted to love the polish but the formula just lets it down too much to make it a favorite.

Essie Color Binge
Essie - Color Binge

Essie Color Binge

Essie Color Binge

Essie Color Binge

Thursday, November 19, 2015

OPI - Super Star Status (Holiday Starlight Collection 2015)

After a few days I had some tip wear with my OPI Umpires Come Out At Night so I decided to add some festive tip covering glitter to solve the problem. I used OPI Super Star Status from the Holiday Collection.
To achieve these shapes I used some french nail tip guides from the Born Petty Store.
Super Star Status is a very dense glitter: the base is transparent with tiny silver glitter and there is a liberal helping of bigger pale gold glitters in the mix as well.
This is just one coat: I can totally see this covering the nails completely in two coats, so it is very wearable on it's own!

OPI Super Star Status
OPI - Super Star Status

OPI Super Star Status

OPI Super Star Status

OPI Super Star Status

Monday, November 16, 2015

OPI - Umpires Come Out At Night (MLB Collection 2014)

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night is a lovely navy blue that stays navy in almost all lights.
The formula is a but runny but workable and it covers in two coats.
The smell of this one is a bit strange though, although some blue polishes have this problem or so I'm told...
It is very, very shiny!!

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night
OPI - Umpires Come Out At Night

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night

Monday, November 9, 2015

Essence Colour of the Year - My Love Diary #48

As everybody probably knows "marsala" is the Pantone colour of the year. Essence made a nail polish in this theme: My Love Diary. I would have expected a name with a marsala/wine twist or something, but well, what's in a name..? The colour is not spot on marsala, it's more a rose wine type of colour; perhaps even a bit granny-ish but on the good side of grandma that is!
This is two coats, that dried very, very fast, so fast forward is here the motto.
I used the Essence The Gel top and base coat and I had no major issues for at least four days.

Essence  My Love Diary
Essence - My Love Diary

Essence  My Love Diary

Essence  My Love Diary

Monday, November 2, 2015

Chanel Le Vernis- 665 Vibrato (Blue Rhythm Collection 2015)

The Blue Rhythm Collection, which is inspired by the spirit of jazz and celebrates the boldness of blue as Chanel states. 665 Vibrato is indeed a very bold (yet classy) and crisp blue creme: I love it!
This is three buttery coats of Vibrato and that is because I was wearing it for three or four days already (Zoya Anchor and Armor) so there was some slight tip wear.....and I had not taken any pictures of this gorgeous blue yet.....
So I slapped on an extra coat, topped it off with Hema fast drying top coat and there you go: crazy glossy!
Nothing more to say about this one, it's utter perfection <3

Chanel Vibrato Blue Rhythm Collection
Chanel - Vibrato

Chanel Vibrato Blue Rhythm Collection

Chanel Vibrato Blue Rhythm Collection

Chanel Vibrato Blue Rhythm Collection

p.s. In the bottle Chanel Vibrato is very, very close to Cirque NYFW from the Metropolis Collection...but I haven't compared them on the nails yet.