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Cult Nails Hypnotic Collection Swatches

Hello! Today I have swatches of the Cult Nails Hypnotic collection. I’ve read good reviews of Cult Nails polishes so I ordered the whole collection during their preorder period. I’m so glad I did because I love all four of these!

In A Trance. Normally I don’t go for these olive/green/gold colors, but how could I not like this one? It’s beautiful, full of golden shimmer! This is two coats, and the formula was perfect on this.

Enigmatic. This one is full of shimmer too, but it was a little sheer. I did three coats on index and pinky, and two coats on middle and ring finger.
And a closer look at the shimmer:

Awakening. Dark teal creme, this was a little thin and sheer. I should have done three coats but the sun was almost gone and I wanted to get this done, so I did just two and you can still see my nails. Love the color though!

Hypnotize Me. This a very very sheer green full of blue and green glitter! This is the only one that was hard to apply because it was very thick. From index to pinky I did one coat, two coats, three coats and one coat over Awakening (sorry about that peelie/chip on my index nail, also my nails are still stained from OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!). I wouldn’t wear this on it’s own, but I think is a gorgeous layering polish, I love the blue/green sparkle!
A couple more pics:

Overall I’m really happy I gave Cult Nails a try, I love all the colors in this collection and I’m already planning on getting some of their other polishes. πŸ˜€

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Zoya Breezi with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good weekend. We finally got our power back Friday night, so we’ve been busy doing laundry, cleaning, and emptying our fridge. We had to throw out some ice cream and some other things, and the fridge smelled really bad after six days without power. Glad all that is over! πŸ™‚

I love blues and teals and I wanted to use some of my untrieds, so I started this mani with two coats of Zoya Breezi from their Summertime collection.

It’s a pretty blue teal on it’s own but I wanted something more sparkly so I added one coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal

And in the shade:

I had to post several pictures because I couldn’t pick just one! I love how the glitter shifts colors to blue, green and orange. It looked really beautiful and the girl at the dentist’s office said she loved my nail polish! It’s always nice to get compliments on nails! πŸ˜€

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Pink Wednesday: China Glaze Electra Magenta konad

I’m still without power at home, but at least the weather is great, very nice and sunny, and I can do my nails by the window with the sunlight. So, I have my Pink Wednesday ready for today! πŸ˜€

Haven’t done any stamping in a while, so I gave it try for this mani. I started with two coats of OPI Steady As She Rose and stamped a design from a Konad plate (I don’t have it with me to see the number), with China Glaze Electra Magenta.

I really like how this turned out, even though I missed a spot on my pinky, it’s a cute stamp! Happy Wednesday! πŸ˜€

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NOTD: OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It!

(or NOA few days ago, that I couldn’t get to post because of the weather)

Hello! When I started seeing swatches of OPI Miss Universe I knew I had to get Swimsuit…Nailed It! It looked gorgeous in pictures and when I tried it, it did not disappoint!

This is so gorgeous!! I love blues, and add some foil-y, glass flecked shimmer, and I’m all over it! πŸ˜€

And because I can’t seem to leave things alone, after a few days I added a coat of OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle

These pictures don’t really show all the different colors and sparkle on this, it’s so much prettier in person! I love Servin’ Up Sparkle so much, I want to layer it over everything! Maybe if I do I might get a color accurate picture πŸ˜›

Edit to add: This stained a lot, I still have blue on my nails! Next time, I’ll double on the base coat, it is worth it though!

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OPI Touring America swatches

I recently picked up three colors from OPI’s fall collection, these are the only three that seemed interesting to me.

Honk If You Love OPI. Dark vampy purple creme, it’s dark but it still looks purple not black. I did two coats.

Road House Blues. This the one I really wanted from this collection, but I love blues so it’s not surprising! Dark blue creme, again it’s dark but it still looks blue. Two coats.

And a closer shot of the shimmer:

Color To Diner For. I hadn't planned on getting this one, but it looked so pretty and shimmery that I had to! It's a red with lots of red/pink and gold shimmer, I ended up loving this one. This was two coats.

Formula was good on all three, but normally I don't have any problems with OPI. These are the only ones I'm getting from Touring America though, all the other ones seemed close to something I already have.

I still don't have power because of the hurricane (I'm at my parents house so I can use the internet, I'm having internet withdrawals!), and I hear it might not come back until the end of the week. I'm not going to work either, most of the town is without power. Not fun, but at least we have water and there was no major damage so I'm happy for that πŸ™‚

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Pink Wednesday: Pink Sponging

Today I just have a quick iPhone pic (also I’m posting this from my phone so I hope it works), because I’m not feeling too good and I’m exhausted, I didn’t sleep until 4:30am and woke at 6:30, I just got back from work so all I want to do is go to bed.

I wanted to try sponging with three different pinks in a gradient and this is how it came out:

I used Orly Lollipop for the base, then I sponged OPI Sparrow Me the Drama on top and sponged the tips with Essie Big Spender. It was fun but I need more practice!
Also, what is that black string on my ring finger? I didn’t see it until after I applied top coat so I’m sure it came from my SV brush! It really bothers me but it was too late to redo that nail. Silly SV!

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Finger Paints Fall Fashionista Swatches

I want to start by saying that I don’t really like fall. I don’t like it because it means summer is over and winter is coming soon, and I hate winter! The cold and the snow are just very hard for me to deal with. It’s much warmer where I come from and there is no snow. Now, if I could just stay at home all winter by my fireplace with my kitty I wouldn’t mind, but of course I have to drive and driving in the snow really scares me. I’m always very nervous and anxious all winter.
Anyway, I still like all colors, so when I saw the new FP fall collection at Sally’s I grabbed the three I liked the most.

Cordur-Orange. I think this is the perfect fall orange! It’s not as bright as my picture makes it, it’s a little dusty but still very orange (if that makes sense). I did one coat for my index and pinky, and two coats for middle and ring finger. Formula was great, a little thick but it applied well, and even though I did two coats on two fingers to compare, this is easily a one coater.

Vintage Velvet. This is another one coater! It’s a dusty teal creme, and I love colors like this! I did two coats on index and middle, and one coat on ring and pinky. Once again, the formula was good.

Purple Pinstripe. This is dusty purple creme. This was a little sheer on me so I did two coats on all nails.

Like I’ve already mentioned the formula was really good on these, and the colors, even though they may not be terribly unique, are still pretty and very autumn-y. My favorite is Vintage Velvet! πŸ˜€

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Pink Wednesday: Fuchsia Shock Crackle!

For today’s Pink Wednesday I wanted to use my Sally Hansen Fuchsia Shock Crackle Overcoat. I did two coats of OPI Steady As She Rose and a coat of the crackle.

I did a thick coat and no top coat, I like my crackles without top coat πŸ™‚

Here it is in the shade:

I like the combo! πŸ˜€

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Nail Wheels!

Hello! I got some nail wheels at Sally’s and I’ve trying to swatch my whole stash on them. This is what I’ve got so far

1. China Glaze – Flyin’ High
2. China Glaze – Custom Kicks
3. Finger Paints – All You Need is Color (3 coats)
4. Finger Paints – Carnation Creation
5. Orly – Bailamos
6. Sparitual – Dreams Becoming Reality
7. OPI – Ski Teal We Drop
8. SH CSM – Lagoon (3 coats)
9. China Glaze – Turned Up Turquoise (neon) (3 coats)
10. China Glaze – Atlantis
11. Sinful Colors – Green Ocean
12. Milani – Dress Maker
13. OPI – Mermaid’s Tears
14. China Glaze – Re-Fresh Mint
15. Essie – Mint Candy Apple (3 coats)
16. Essie – Turquoise & Caicos (3 coats)
17. Orly – Gumdrop
18. China Glaze – For Audrey

1. Nina Ultra Pro – Mermaid (3 coats)
2. OPI – Gargantuan Green Grape
3. Pure Ice – Wild Thing
4. Maybelline Express Finish – Outloud Lime
5. Orly – Green Apple
6. China Glaze – Tree Hugger
7. Orly – Mint Mojito
8. Zoya – Midori
9. Zoya – Shawn
10. Zoya – Apple
11. OPI – Green-wich Village
12. China Glaze – Starboard (1 coat)
13. China Glaze – Four Leaf Clover
14. Essie – Pretty Edgy (1 coat)
15. Zoya – Ivanka
16. OPI – Jade is the New Black
17. Orly – Meet Me Under the MistletoeΒ 
18. China Glaze – Watermelon RindΒ 

1. China Glaze – Sea Spray
2. Nubar – Blue Hydrangea (3 coats)
3. Maybelline Express Finish – Blue Brilliance (4 coats)
4. Essie – Coat Azure
5. Zoya – Yummy
6. Zoya – Breezi
7. OPI – Suzi Says Feng Shui
8. SH Insta-Dri – Brisk Blue
9. Milani – Dude Blue
10. Milani – Blue Flash
11. SH HD – Spectrum (3 coats)
12. OPI – Teal the Cows Come Home
13. China Glaze – Blue Sparrow (neon) (3coats)
14. China Glaze – Blue Iguana
15. OPI – Dating A Royal (3 coats)
16. China Glaze – First Mate
17. OPI – Russian Navy Suede
18. China Glaze – Midnight Mission

1. Zoya – Marley
2. Essie – Nice is Nice
3. SH Insta-Dri – Lively Lilac
4. Nars – Pokerface
5. OPI – Planks A Lot
6. OPI – A Grape Fit!
7. Wet n Wild Wild Shine – Wild Card/Invitation (3 coats)
8. Zoya – Dannii
9. Rimmel London LFP – Violet Metal
10. Wet n Wild Wild Shine – Eggplant Frost (3 coats)
11. China Glaze – Senorita Bonita
12. Milani – Rad Purple (3 coats)
13. China Glaze – Flying Dragon (neon)
14. LA Colors – BCC 565
15. Milani – Purple Gleam
16. Zoya – Roxy (3 coats)
17. Zoya – Valerie
18. OPI – Diva of Geneva

1. Essie – Lapis of Luxury
2. China Glaze – Secret Peri-wink-le
3. Essie – Smooth Sailing
4. Sparitual – A World of Compassion
5. Zoya – Caitlin
6. Orly – Cashmere Cardigan
7. Sinful Colors – Let Me Go (3 coats)
8. OPI – The Color to Watch (3 coats)
9. SH Insta-Dri – Grape Going!
10. Color Club – Pucci-licious
11. Pure Ice – Cheatin
12. China Glaze – Grape Juice
13. Teddy Bear polish
14. Finger Paints – Peaceful Purple
15. OPI – Lincoln Park After Dark Suede
16. OPI – Ink
17. Finger Paints – Amethyst Atelier

1. Essie – Playa del Platinum
2. Zoya – Jules
3. OPI – Over theΒ 
4. Essie – Hot Coco
5. OPI – You Don’t Know Jacques!
6. China Glaze – Ingrid
7. China Glaze – Below Deck
8. Essie – Merino Cool
9. OPI – Parlez-Vous OPI?
10. Essie – Smokin’ Hot
11. Revlon – Perplex
12. OPI – I’m Fondue Of You
13. Essie – Velvet Voyeur
14. Finger Paints – Whose Hue?
15. Essie – Little Brown Dress
16. OPI – Suzi Loves Cowboys
17. Color Club – With Abandon
18. Zoya – Edyta

1. Essie – Haute As Hello
2. Orly – Cotton Candy
3. Orly – Pixy Stix
4. China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy
5. OPI – Chapel of Love
6. Finger Paints – Did You Ast-Her Out?
7. China Glaze – Rich & Famous
8. Nubar – Honeysuckle
9. China Glaze – Strawberry Fields
10. Essie – Big Spender
11. China Glaze – Ahoy!
12. OPI – Houston We Have A Purple
13. OPI – Do You Think I’m Tex-y?
14. OPI – Let Me Entertain You
15. Zoya – Demi
16. Essie – Splash of Grenadine
17. OPI – Sparrow Me The Drama
18. Nubar – Pink Lily

I think this is probably about half of all my polishes, so I still have a bit more to do, and it doesn’t help that I keep getting more! There is something really gratifying about seeing them all pretty like this! πŸ˜€

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