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OPI – Man of La Mancha over black

I always thought OPI Man of La Mancha and La Boheme were amazing on their own but since I’m going to Vegas, I wanted to put something pink over black… so this magic happened!
Man of La Mancha over black!


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Zoya – Kissy

I was bummed that the Orly After Party just looked plain black most of the time, so I added 2 layers of Kissy!

I had never tried this one, and I was *so* much more impressed with it than I ever thought I’d be. I thought the holo rectangular strips would end up being like little strands of tinsel on your nail, but it is actually like each strip is a brightly glowing rainbow!

It sounds ridiculous, but you’d have to see it. Especially since we’ve been replacing our lights in the house with LED lights, every time those would catch my nails, I’d be staring at the rainbows.

Orly – After Party

This one is black with different colors of sparkles. It isn’t really heavily glittered, like Butter London’s Black Knight, its more like a pigment type of sparkle, if that makes sense.

I found that in the shade or from far away, it just looks black. But in the light, I love the colors that they chose to flash… teal, cyan, pink, purple… all of the great girly colors!

The colors are more apparent in the bottle than on the nail:

I also took a blurry-on-purpose shot that kind of showed the colors a little better!

Party Hearty

I finally unpacked my nail polish and found my China Glaze Party Hearty, just in time for our work Christmas party. It was awesome, they had it at a nice hotel, bought us and our dates food, drinks, and even cab vouchers!

Anyway, I had to swatch with my right hand for once since my left hand still has a short ugly nail that needs to grow.

I started with OPI Germanicure to have a darker base, then covered it with China Glaze Ruby Pumps! I left my toes like that, but on my nails, I added a layer of Party Hearty. 🙂

I also got a cool set together for my next giveaway! It will include China Glaze, Essie, Nubar, Color Club, Milani, Duri, Del Sol, Nox Twilight, and even a Lynnderella!

Yep, I’m going to giveaway this sweet thing – A new, unused, unswatched, virgin Snow Angel!

Christmasy Swatches

After going through all of my posts to update links for my new server, I kept my favorite Christmasy swatches aside to put in one entry. 🙂

I might as well try the cool WordPress “Gallery in a post” feature!

OPI – World Is Not Enough over Misa – Lost To The World

In my last post I showed you the taupe Lost To The World. I got World is Not Enough in the mail and had to wear it right away!

I noticed that it was a little sheer with one coat when I swatched it on a nail wheel, so I put it over the taupe and it was perfect!

I wore it for 5 or 6 days and I couldn’t stop staring at it. I love how most of the sparkles are pink!

At some angles, when the pink isn’t showing, it still has a nice taupe metallic tone to it instead of a green or yellow.

Definitely a keeper. 🙂

Octoberfranken…

What do you get when you take Orly Rock Solid and pour in a bunch of China Glaze Hawaiian Punch, NYX Maroon, and Spoiled Cougar Attack?

Isn’t it pretty? When I got Rock Solid, I was bummed that it was just gray and not brown at all, so I thought I’d make it burgundy with some NYX Maroon. Then it was too purple and I wanted it a little pinker, so I added the China Glaze Hawaiian Punch. Then I remembered I wanted brown in the first place and dumped the Spoiled Cougar Attack in. haha!

Now I have a full bottle of this awesomeness!