Tuesday, June 30, 2015

OPI Brights 2015 Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I wanted to show you the OPI Brights collection they put out for the end of spring going into the summer season. This is a collection of nine shades, three of which are repromotes from last year's neon collection.

Can't Hear Myself Pink is a soft strawberry pink foil with metallic shimmer bits. This is semi-sheer, it needs three coats for opacity. The coats can gum up on each other so let it dry a few minutes longer than normal between coats to prevent that.
OPI Can't Hear Myself Pink

Down to the Core-al is one of the repromoted shades from last year. It's a stunning bright firey coral with red shimmer but it is a little difficult to apply. I had patchiness and needed a third coat to even it out fully.
OPI Down To The Core-al

Hotter Than You Pink is a cool toned pink with lots of flat shimmer and a blue-ish flash to it. It was a little streaky so it needed three coats. It dries satiny so a top coat is necessary for shine.
OPI Hotter Than You Pink

I Sea You Wear OPI has the same formula as Can't Hear Myself Pink, it's on the sheer side and opaque in three coats. It's alright, but not my favorite shade.
OPI I Sea You Wear OPI

I STOP for Red is a red pepper colored jelly crème. It has some orangey-ness to it but it's subtle. This had a pretty good formula, not hard to control and opaque in two coats.
OPI I STOP for Red

Life Gave Me Lemons is the last shade that was repromoted from last year. It's a lemon lime pale neon crème. It is on the chalky side which isn't surprising for this type of color. Three coats. You could get away with two over a white base, but that's still three coats of color so it seems unnecessary because it doesn't really brighten or intensify this shade. I like this color a lot.
OPI Life Gave Me Lemons

My Car Has Navy-gation is a navy jelly crème. It was kinda thick and I had to mix up my bottle before the first use, it seemed very separated on my brush but I couldn't tell in the bottle. I used two coats and had some bubbling, most likely due to having to mix it right before application. I'd advise to do your mixing a good amount of time before you apply it.
OPI My Car Has Navy-gation

On Pinks & Needles is a matte medium pink hexagonal glitter topper in varying sizes in a clear base. I put one coat over Life Gave Me Lemons. (The pink threw off the color with the neon base so it looks like a lighter yellow.) I really liked this glitter, it's unique to my collection and it has great glitter payoff without being too base heavy. You can really get creative pairing this with different base colors; I have seen it layered over Navy-gation with beautiful results.
OPI On Pinks & Needles

Last is The Berry Thought of You, a nice berry purpley magenta jelly crème. This has a very shiny and juicy finish without top coat. It has a very nice application and is opaque in two coats.
OPI The Berry Thought of You

You can purchase these for $9.50 each. They are available at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply, and professional salons. There is also a mini set available with six of the shades: Hotter Than You Pink, Can't Hear Myself Pink!, Down To The Core-al, Life Gave Me Lemons, I Sea You Wear OPI, and My Car Has Navy-gation for about $22 depending on where you purchase from.

Let me know what you think of this year's Brights selection! I have to admit, my favorites are the repromoted ones from last year but the best formula goes to the berry shade. The pink glitter is a nice change of pace too so that is a win. Tell me your favorite out of this collection! Talk to you again soon :)

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Nail Polish I Wore In Real Life Vol. 3

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me today for another installment of my series on nail polishes I wore in real life, meaning ones I wore as a full manicure but haven't otherwise shown in posts like collection reviews recently. You can see the other posts in this series here.

I first purchased Zoya Adina way back when it came out in the Spring 2010 Reverie collection. I don't know what possessed me to do so, but I had ended up destashing it at one point. I recently picked it back up during one of the Zoya flash sales, they do different promotions often so check their Facebook & Instagram to get in the know. This has a cool lavender base with a strong green flash. This was huge when it first came out. I'm glad I have it back now, it's pretty fabulous and looks so cool in real life. This is three thin coats. It has a tendency to pool if you load up your brush too much so be careful.
Zoya Adina

Next is a pinky brown nude crème, OPI Krème de la Kremlin from the Russian collection which came out in Fall 2007. I was feeling super professional wearing this color, it is very buttoned up and ladylike. I feel like this color could work on anyone. Two perfect easy coats. I can't remember where or when I got this but I've had it for a long time!
OPI Krème de la Kremlin

And last is Essence Colour & Go Grey-t To Be Here, which was a lovely gift from one of my friends that lives up north in Canada, Dani. She is such a sweetheart, thanks again girl! I've had this polish on my wishlist for a looong time and I'm so glad I have it now. It's a cloudy day grey with a ton of soft pink and orange flake shimmer bits in it. This needed three coats to be opaque.
Essence Grey-t To Be Here

What have you been wearing on your nails lately? Have a great week everyone!

❤ Kellie
One of the products mentioned was received as a gift; other items were purchased by me.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Glam Polish Think Pink Trio Swatches & Review

Hey there! I'm excited to show you three brand new polishes from Glam Polish today! They are an indie company based in Australia, and you know how I love my Australian polishes! This company is fantastic, I literally want every polish shade they create. I don't know how they do it! I'll be showing you the upcoming Think Pink trio today, due out in the beginning of July.

First is Heart Breaker, a berry pink ultra holographic polish with bronze glass flecks. This has an amazing formula, it spreads out super easy. I love polishes where getting a clean line around my cuticle is effortless, it makes clean up completely unnecessary! This is opaque in one coat, but I used two. That deepened the color a teeny bit.
Glam Polish Heart Breaker

Crystal Couture is next, it's a mix of bright pink, orchid, silver & lavender holographic glitter in a holographic base with purple glass flecks and strong pink shimmer. This dazzled me in the bottle immediately, but when I put it on I was blown away! It's a bit dense with glitter but it's not difficult to apply. This is two coats.
Glam Polish Crystal Couture

And last is It's A Secret, a light orchid pink holographic with purple and blue glass flecks and pink/purple flakes. The formula is thinner than Heart Breaker but not watery. I was expecting this to be sheer, but it covers in two coats. This is unique to my collection, I love the addition of the flakes!
Glam Polish It's A Secret

These are set to release for sale on July 3rd at 8 pm EDT (USA) from www.glampolish.com.au with shipping to Australia, USA and France - shipping rates to USA are $3.50 USD for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish. If you are in another country, there are some international stockists that sell Glam Polish listed here.

Let me know what you think of these beauties! I am in love with all three of them but Crystal Couture has stolen my heart!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.