Hiss – Easy Halloween nail art

This is a base coat of OPI Roll in the Hague, with an topper of Ulta3 Stop the Press on pinky and middle finger, and a black cat decal on the ring finger. I got my black cat sticker from a cheapie $1 ebay scary pack of nail decals.

Roll in the Hague is bright red-orange color, a really typical Dutch orange that you see whenever the dutch sports teams are out playing!! It applied like a dream – could have been a one coater but the second coat definitely deepened the colour. It’s also worn really well, this is about three days in and I have no noticable wear.

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Making any SPOOKY plans yet?

Dutch’ya just love OPI

This is a dusty purple with red and gold shimmer from the Holland collection. That was a killer collection.

Dutch’ya just love OPI wore really well – like 2 weeks with OPI top and base coat. I never get that much wear out of an OPI polish! The only downside is the shimmer was really not as visible for me day to day as some of the shots I saw online but this is probably because the weather at the moment – very gloomy.

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NOTD – Raspberry with black dots (OMB + Lunar)

My nail of the day is a pretty simple one, a raspberry pink base with black dots (Revlon Lunar). The polish is OMB (aka “Oh My Bieber” part of the Nicole by OPI x Justin Bieber polish collection from a few years ago). It’s actually a really nice polish and filled with shimmery glass, which I think is just about to run out. It’s somewhat amazing in a house of nail polish addicts that a bottle can get fully run out, so cudos JB – your decision making doesn’t tend to be your strength but your knocked it out of the park on that nail polish collection.

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Bellabox July 2014

In this box I got

– Sample of Yu-Be moisturising cream
– Nicole by OPI nail polish in “Hello World” (full size)
– Lash genius waterproof top coat (?deluxe mini – 3.2g vs full size of 5.3g)
– Paw-Paw Plus hand cream by Designer Brands
– Coconut lip butter by Designer Brands
– Sample of Strivectin Get even Serum

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The box was themed as The American Beauty box which is a little random as the products are Japanese, US, US, Australia, and Australian. But I guess the APEC* box is probably a little bit less mainstream and more of a niche beauty-economist kind of box.

I was really happpy with the value, I always like nail polishes and Nicole by OPI is a good brand and I got a color I don’t own get (an orange jelly!). The Anastasia waterproof top coat is one I wanted to try anyway as I’m a smudgy McPanda eyes by the end of lots of days. I really like DB products as well and find they often punch well above their weight performance wise, and hand cream and lip butter are always useful. The moisturiser samples are nice but tiny so it will be hard to really see how they perform.

Unfortunately the nail polish formula is a bit meh, its very sheer and runny and gives a very definite VNL after 3 coats (and oddly make the VNL darker somehow, compared to a normal line so you look vaguely like there is something dirty under your nails all the time.

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* APEC is the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation forum and includes those countries. It’s known for the leaders of the countries coming out wearing some quite lively shirts on the last day reflecting the host countries culture (loosely!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia-Pacific_Economic_Cooperation

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OMD2 – Last but not least

sally hansen swatch firefly

The prompt for the final day of OMD2 is my signature style. I like to choose an accent nail that draws out the colours of the rest of my nails. Sometimes this is an accent dotticure with the colour on other nails, or an accent glitter with ombre nails in the shades of the glitter. This time I did the main nails in Sally Hansen Firefly which is a pink/gold duochrome (with a very shy lime green shift that mainly shows up underwater), and an accent nail of Sally Hansen Splattered which is one of their new color frenzy top coat (over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls). It has pale pink and black hex glitter, gold flakies and bright pink small bar glitter. The black glitter seems quite shy coming out of the bottle compared to the baby pink glitter for some reason?
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OMD – Dark (as your soul)

I thought for the OMD2 challenge Dark prompt I’d do a dark purple and dry brush some gold over the top. It didn’t go quite as well as I hoped – the gold really didn’t get as dry and streaky as I liked especially with the OPI top coat on but it was good to try out a new technique. The polishes are OPI Russian Navy and Nubar Unpredictable Taupe.