NOTD: Nubar 2010 over Wet N Wild Black Creme

Hello! I know this isn’t very “summery,” but I just had to do this look. This is one (ONE) coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme (yeah, ONE COAT) and one coat of Nubar 2o1o. This is super messy because it’s my left hand. I’m left handed. 🙂

Then, because a matte look was the plan all along, I added a coat of Essie Matte About You. But, because I’m a genius, I forgot to take pictures, but here’s the idea.

TA DAAAA! Now, with the flash, this looks gray. It’s not. It’s so so so black. And so matte. And the nubar topcoat looks like molten lava, or leaves. 😀

China Glaze Poolside Collection: Flip Flop Fantasy

 

 

 

Flip Flop FANTASTIC! Do you see that neon-y awesome?!

COLOR: Neon coral. It’s a more pink coral than orange.

APPLICATION: Application was a nightmare. It took three super uneven coats, two coats of Seche Vite, another coat of polish, then a topcoat of Seche Vite. It wasn’t the formula though, it was about 100 degrees, super humid. We were also painting our living room, and the paint was drying super fast! So, naturally, I had to paint my nails with a superfast drying NEON MATTE NAIL POLISH. (haha)

WEAR: The wear wasn’t very good, only 12 or so hours before some serious chips started setting in. Again, I believe this to be because of the aforementioned weather.

FINAL THOUGHTS: I… I should try this again before I judge it… 🙂 But the color, once smoothed out, is crazy! The color true to life is the glowing one in the bottle. I know, right?!

 

 

News: Nicole by OPI will release a line of “texture coats”

WHAT THEY SAY: Nicole by OPI announces the launch of Texture Coat, a line of graffiti-style nail art products inspired by OPI’s bestselling Shatter. Available in six chic shades – Gold, Silver, Red, White, Turquoise and BlackTexture Coat offers a simple way to create unique, unpredictable patterns on nails with a quick, at-home application.

WHAT IS IT“Fans of Nicole by OPI are fun, fashion-forward women who love experimenting with trends and using nail lacquer as a form of self-expression,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Texture Coat offers an easy way to create your own completely customized nail art. Whether you choose pastels, darks, glitters, shimmers, or sheers to pair with Texture Coat, the endless options will accessorize every look.”

HOW TO USE ITTo use this product, start with Base Coat Plus, followed by two coats of any Nicole by OPI nail lacquer. Let the lacquer dry completely before applying Texture Coat. Complete the manicure with Top Coat Plus for a high-shine finish.

WHERE YOU CAN GET ITNicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde.  Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality, with products featuring the Perfect Stroke brush for streak-free, even coverage. Texture Coat will be available July 2011 for $7.99 each at ULTA, Target, Meijer, Harmon, Wegmans, Sears, and H-E-B. Texture Coat will be available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Loblaw.

MY THOUGHTSSo… what sounds like more shatter? I’m hoping it’s not… only because OPI has all of these colors except gold.

News: June Birchbox has shipped!

Your June Birchbox has shipped! This month, we’ve got quite the case of wanderlust. Whether you’re headed on a European odyssey or sticking close to home, we have travel-ready products for all your summer adventures.

YAHOOO! You know how I love my Birchboxes. While I’m not planning on traveling, I still am like a 6 year old on Christmas every month. This will be my third BB, and I’m loving it. Even though they’re small sample sizes, you’re getting way more than $10 worth. And every month you get more points to get a discount off the full sizes!

Now… I am aware I never posted my May BB, and I’ve been a little absent from here, that’s because my personal life has been a little… chaotic. Not to have too much of a pity party, but there it is, out on the table. I’m in the mood/have the right mindset/have time to be posting on a more regular basis, and I have so many pictures to upload. So… let’s get crackin’! See you all soon! Don’t forget to subscribe and comment! If I get enough, gifts WILL be given.

China Glaze Island Escape Collection: Cha Cha Cha — Photos, Swatches, Review

Picture taken after four days of wear. That’s right! Four days! No chips!

GOLDEN APPLE GORGEOUS. Cha Cha Cha is a beautiful baby from the Summer 2011 Island Escape collection. I’m not a green kind of person, but the past few weeks I can’t get enough of the earth tone on my nails! Now, the shimmer in this can come off slightly frosty, but just throw on some gold jewelry and it becomes absolutely stunning.

COLOR: Bright and brilliant green with dazzling gold shimmer.

APPLICATION: This went on smooth and opaque in just two coats.

WEAR: I wore this for four days and there were no chips or wear at all. I didn’t use a base coat or topcoat.

I don’t know how this pares up in a Dupe Off against Zoya Apple, but I intend on finding out soon. If you own Apple and/or Cha Cha Cha, let me know what you think! I think this color is unique enough that it’s a must-have.