Sunday, September 30, 2012

OPI Shim-Merry Chic

OPI Shim-Merry Chic is from OPI's Holiday 2009 collection.  It's a lovely bronze shimmery bronze with copper and even a few light blue flakies!  This one didn't get much love, described as "baby-p**p" more than once; but I like it a lot, especially for fall.  A very unique color!  Application was good, as with most OPI's, but I still used 3 coats as usual.  Very pretty!    >^..^<

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lippmann Don't Tell Mama

Lippmann Don't Tell Mama is a very dark teal green shimmer that looks almost black in low / indirect light.  The shimmer is lovely in the bottle, but really only shows itself to it's fullest on the nail in direct sunlight.  Application was great, as most Lippmann's are for me.  I used 3 coats for depth of color as usual, with Poshe t/c.  I like this one - but I wouldn't call it a favorite.  I'll still keep it in my stash, though!   >^..^<

Friday, September 28, 2012

SH In a Flurry

SH In a Flurry is a recent acquisition, and a lovely addition to my stash.  I don't have anything like it, and it's uniqueness is nice!  I picked this up after seeing pics on the board and on other people's blogs.  This is a deep green sheer base with green and blue microglitter - and since it was a bit sheer, I used 4 coats for this one.  It built up nicely, but as some sheer / jelly-ish colors do, it thinned itself at the tips making it look like tip wear (DL Rehab really does this!).  It sparkles even in low light, and is a true beauty in the sun.   >^..^<

Thursday, September 27, 2012

SH Lava

SH Lava is a new release from the Lustre Shine line.  Having heard it is similar to MAC Bad Fairy, which I have and adore, I had to see what all the hype was about.  I liked it immediately, and knew I couldn't leave Rite-Aid without it!  It is a pink and orange duochrome with a foil finish, and I can see little blue sparkles at just the right light angle.  This is 3 coats, as usual, and it evened out nicely after a sheer start.  It's a great color, and a nice change of pace from the fall vampies!    >^..^<

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

OPI Bastille My Heart

OPI Bastille My Heart is from the Fall 2008 France collection.  This is one of my favorite reds ever, and I have a LOT of reds! My bottle has a sizeable usage dent in it, and I have a backup in case I ever need one, as I never want to be without this color! The deep cool red base has a slight shimmer in it that just adds life to it - it isn't glittery at all, and it's barely a true shimmer, but more like the luster of a fine pearl.  Application was great, but I used 3 coats for depth of color as usual.  These pics were taken after some wear, so the true extent of the luster isn't really appreciable, but you get the idea.  LOVE!    >^..^<