Thursday, May 5, 2016

OPI Soft Shades 2016 (Part 1)

Given that I have a love for strong, jewel tones,
it's actually quite surprising that the one collection that I always seem to enjoy from OPI
is their Soft Shades collection.
It's the one collection that I look forward to annually,
and this year did not disappoint as well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's a Boy!
3 coats + HK Girl TC.
Pale baby blue pastel crème that's almost white.
 
There's another OPI polish with a similar name right?
I doubt this one's the same as that though.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One Chic Chick,
3 coats + HK Girl TC.
Pale butter-yellow pastel crème.
 
This one initially made me think of buttercups in a field,
until I saw a particular nail art that I intend to re-create.
I'll let you know what it made me think of if I ever manage to get that nail art done.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stop It I'm Blushing!
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Pale baby pink pastel crème.
 
 
I love these polish shades,
and given that I'm swatching these on a hot, humid day with the fan running in the background,
2 to 3 coats is decent for this sort of colours.
My initial fear was that these pastels would be a  terror to apply,
but thank all the nail polish goddesses,
this ain't the case here.
 
I hope to get the remainder of the Soft Shades soon,
because a pale mint and a pale lilac too?!
I've gotta have them.
 
 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hello Kitty by OPI Limited Edition Shade: Say Hello Kitty!

I have to say,
while I'm not a fan of the Kitty,
this particular collection impressed me quite a bit.
 
I really do like the crèmes that have been put out,
so when I spotted that there was a LE shade,
I guess I just didn't think twice.
Even if it was a shimmer and I'm not exactly a shimmer girl.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Say Hello Kitty!
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
 
Bright magenta flecked shimmer,
and super sparkly in the sun.
 
This shade comes in a box that has 2 Swaroski crystal bows.
I haven't decided if I'm going to use them yet.
 
 
 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Rich-Po Dotticure

Happy Labour Day!
Those in Sg, enjoy your long weekend,
but don't forget to stay hydrated in this terrible heatwave!
 
Anyway, I've been spending quite a bit of time on Instagram recently.
Yup, it's my latest social media addiction,
and there are loads of really talented nail artist on there!
Today's nail art is copied from one of those talented nail artist that I've since followed:
@melynenailart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ok, so hers are definitely way nicer than mine,
way more refined too.
But what the heck, I still quite like my "crass-er" version.
 
Polishes used:
OPI Rich Girls & Po-Boys,
Wet n Wild French White Crème (not too fantastic for dotticures)
 
Oh, and I'm @berrynaiad on Instagram if you're interested  =)
 
 
 

Friday, April 29, 2016

My Picks from the OPI New Orleans collection, Part 2

The other 2 polishes I got from this collection:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm Sooo Swamped!
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Grass green crème.
 
Love the colour.
And the name describes what I'm facing at work now too.
Kinda invokes the sense of feeling sick at (of) work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rich Girls & Po-Boys,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Bright, robin blue crème.
 
Another colour I should stop buying,
but they always look so good!
 
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Picks from the OPI New Orleans collection, Part 1

Well, I'm trying to get through all the recent buys,
which happens to be mostly OPIs,
so bear with the OPIs for a while k.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crawfishin' for a Compliment,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Apricot orange crème.
 
I've been trying to find an apricot polish for a while,
guess this is it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Got Myself into a Jam-balaya,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Bubblegum pink crème.
 
I need to stop myself from getting all these pinks.
I have an entire basket of similar pinks.
Why do I keep doing this to myself?
 
 
 

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