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Nailtini You Call It Set

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Nailtini worked with Mad Men’s amazing costume designer Janie Bryant to create this cocktail themed set of nail polishes. Rather than using retro nail colors like classic red, the lush fabrics of classic cocktail gowns inspired these stunning polishes.

French 75

This rich glittering gold really does remind me of fabric. Chunky glitter and a foil base create a textile texture. Although I don’t see this as being an everyday polish for me, it would be stunning for a special occasion or the fast approaching holidays!

This polish was a bit thick, but it still went on pretty well. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Nailtini French 75

Nailtini French 75 in sunlight

Deauville

Although I do own other silver foils like Orly’s Shine, this one is still worth getting. The foil texture is smoother than Shine’s, and the polish is very opaque. It is also a much brighter silver than any other silver polish I have. This makes sense since Nailtini describes it as platinum rather than silver. Deauville strikes me as quite a futuristic look. I love it! :-D

Application was excellent. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Nailtini Deauville

Nailtini Deauville in sunlight

Bourbon Satin

As the name would lead you to believe, Bourbon Satin is a luxurious shimmery golden brown. Very rich looking! I look forward to wearing this color again (although my husband has indicated that he would like to swipe it for his toenails :-) )!

Application was excellent. This one glides right on! Two coats and a top coat shown.

Nailtini Bourbon Satin

Nailtini Bourbon Satin in sunlight

Stinger

This beauty was the most complex of the bunch, and of course the most difficult to photograph! In the bottle the duochrome (or should I say polychrome) effect is very pronounced. It appears to be a shimmery teal/eggplant purple/red/gold. On the nail the effect is not quite as strong, but it still has a good shift from blackened teal shimmer to purple. Mmmm, it is yummy! :-D

Nailtini Stinger

Nailtini Stinger in sunlight

Nailtini Stinger

Nailtini Stinger in shaded natural light

Every polish in the You Call It set is something I would wear again :-) It is the perfect way to add some glamour to your fall look. This limited edition set is currently available at QVC for $20, or 360 Beauty for $25. Nailtini’s mini bottles are almost twice the size of OPI’s (7 ml vs 3.75) and the brushes feel like they are full-sized to me.

Nailtini You Call It Set

Nailtini You Call It Set

OPI Burlesque, MAC Bad Fairy and Nailtini Mad Men Inspired Giveaway!

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I am celebrating 100 Followers on Google Friend Connect! Thank you for reading my blog! To celebrate I am giving away:

- OPI Burlesque Red Shimmers minis set (includes 0.125 oz. bottles of The Show Must Go On!, Let Me Entertain You, Ali’s Big Break and Tease-y Does It)

- MAC Bad Fairy

- Nailtini’s Mad Men inspired “You Call It” Mini Bar set (includes 0.25 oz. bottles of French 75,  Burbon Satin,  Stinger and Deauville)

OPI Burlesque minis set, MAC Bad Fairy, Nailtini You Call it Set

OPI Burlesque minis set, MAC Bad Fairy, Nailtini You Call it set

Nailtini You Call It set

Nailtini French 75, Nailtini Burbon Satin, Nailtini Stinger, Nailtini Deauville

The sun is proving elusive today, so I only have one quick shot of the Nailtini set. These beauties deserve full swatches, so time and sun willing I will add them later this week. Stinger is especially stunning. It is a blackened teal green/purple shimmer duochrome. YUM! :-D

Each polish/set is new in box.


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OPI Go Goth!

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I love fall! The crisp cooler weather, apple and pumpkin pies, and holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween! :-D I was excited when I saw this set, and knew I had to have it!

Obscurity

Obscurity is a matte black. It is kind of cool for Halloween, but not really my thing.

Application was uneven, and the results were so-so. From farther away it looked pretty cool, but upon close examination it was quite uneven. Two coats shown without a top coat.

OPI Obscurity

OPI Obscurity in natural light

Unripened

Unripened is a black base with fine teal glitter. In the bottle it looked like the glitter had a duochrome effect, but I didn’t really see this on the nail. I had hoped for more duochrome, but this is still a yummy color!

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

OPI Unripened

OPI Unripened in sunlight

Nevermore

Nevermore is a lovely shimmery purple! I have other shimmery purples for sure, but I don’t know how you could have too many! :-)

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

OPI Nevermore

OPI Nevermore in sunlight

Suzanne asked how Nevermore compared to OPI’s Ink, so I took a comparison picture. I think the shimmer in Ink might be a tad bit more vibrant, but essentially they look the same to me.

OPI Nevermore and OPI Ink

OPI Nevermore on pointer and ring fingers, OPI Ink on middle and pinky fingers

Sanguine

Sanguine is a shimmery blackened red. I LOVE it! :-D This polish looks like glowing embers!!! :-D

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

OPI Sanguine

OPI Sanguine in sunshine

The polish also came with a lace cuff bracelet that I gave to a friend. She regularly frequents a Goth club, so I figure she would get more use out of it! Overall I really like this set! I would absolutely love to have full-sized bottles of Sanguine and Unripened :-D If you love Halloween and lovely dark colors then Go Goth! is a must buy!

OPI Go Goth!

OPI Go Goth! OPI Obscurity, OPI Unripened, OPI Nevermore, OPI Sanguine

Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic

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Rocker Chic is Sephora by OPI’s new fall collection. There are nine new colors. Here are the five that appealed most to me.

Do I Know You?

A pinkish-beige crème.

Sephora by OPI Do I Know You?

Sephora by OPI Do I Know You? in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Dating the Drummer

Based on the pictures and description on Sephora’s website, “sheer warm walnut with fine holographic glitter”, I was expecting something different. I would not describe the polish as particularly sheer, and I was hoping for  more glitter. It is pretty, but subtle and not as exciting as I had hoped it would be.

Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Rock His World

A dark brownish- red crème.

Sephora by OPI Rock His World

Sephora by OPI Rock His World in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Club Scene Queen

Smoky with fine teal glitter. Sephora describes this polish as being sheer, and it sure is! This polish had promise, and I would have really liked this one if it was more opaque.

Sephora by OPI Club Scene Queen

Sephora by OPI Club Scene Queen in sunlight

Application was so-so. This polish is pretty sheer, and I had issues with bald spots. Even after three coats there is still a distinctive visible nail line :-( Three coats shown.

Just a Little Dangerous

A lovely metallic purple with pink and blue shimmer. It is no surprise that this one is by far my favorite! :-)

Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous

Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic

Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic

Overall this is a nice fall collection. I would have liked a bit more shimmer and glitter though! Given the name, I would have expected it to be a bit more edgy or fun.

Savina Marine Life and Black Pearl

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I spotted these two beauties last time I was at Nordstrom Rack. I have never seen this brand anywhere else, but at $3.97 each I figured why not?!? :-)

Marine Life

Marine is much more green than it appears in the pictures. My camera was really fooled by this one. I would describe it a teal that leans more towards green than blue. It is very bright and has an almost neon quality. It dried matte, so I decided to show it with and without a top coat.

Savina Marine Life

Savina Marine Life in artificial light without a top coat

Savina Marine Life

Savina Marine Life in sunlight with a top coat

Application was great & very opaque. I almost had full coverage in one coat. Two coats shown.

Black Pearl

Black Pearl is a shimmery duochrome grey/turquoise/purple. I wore this one for several days, and found that I kept looking down at my hands. This polish is mesmerizing! :-D

Savina Black Pearl

Savina Black Pearl in artificial light

Savina Black Pearl

Savina Black Pearl in artificial light

Savina Black Pearl

Savina Black Pearl in sunlight

Application was good. This polish is very pigmented, and again I almost had full coverage in one coat.

Two coats and a top coat shown.

Savina Marine Life and Black Pearl

Savina Marine Life and Black Pearl

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

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Teal We Meet Again is from Sephora by OPI’s 2010 summer Havana Nights collection. In the bottle it shows a blue/green/teal duochrome effect (especially under the bright lights at our local Sephora). It is not as strong on the nail though. It applied as a dark shimmery teal. Very pretty!

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again in artificial light

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again in sunlight

Application was very good with full opacity in two coats.

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Two coats and a top coat shown.

Finger Paints Heavenly Miracles Collection

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If you are looking for a nail polish fix, but need to find something easy on the budget Finger Paints is a great way to go :-) During the month of May, Sally Beauty has Finger Paints on sale for $3.99 each!

Finger Paints Heavenly Miracles Collection

Finger Paints Heavenly Miracles Collection

Finger Paints has a ton of new colors! The Heavenly Miracles Collection consists of four colors and two glitters. Application was great on all of them, and with one exception I achieved opaque results in two coats. Dream a Little Dream did take me three coats.

Blissfully Blue

Finger Paints Blissfully Blue

Finger Paints Blissfully Blue in artificial light

Finger Paints Blissfully Blue

Finger Paints Blissfully Blue in sunlight

Blissfully Blue is a lovely pastel blue crème. Great application and opacity in two coats. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Dream a Little Dream

Finger Paints Dream a Little Dream

Finger Paints Dream a Little Dream in artificial light

Finger Paints Dream a Little Dream

Finger Paints Dream a Little Dream in sunlight

Dream a Little Dream is a pearly light blue. I did have visible brush strokes, and it took three coats for opacity. However, I was pleased with the results. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Add & Abstract

Finger Paints Add and Abstract

Finger Paints Add and Abstract in artificial light

Finger Paints Add and Abstract

Finger Paints Add and Abstract in sunlight

Add and Abstract is teal with a green shimmer. Very pretty! I wore this one for two days, and was quite impressed with the lack of wear! :-) Two coats and a top coat shown.

Artistic Azure

Finger Paints Artistic Azure

Finger Paints Artistic Azure in artificial light

Finger Paints Artistic Azure

Finger Paints Artistic Azure in sunlight

I could not get my camera to get this one right. Artistic Azure is a bit more green than the pictures show. A bluer leaning dark teal shimmer. Very pretty! Application was excellent. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Floatin’ on a Cloud

Finger Paints Floatin' on a Cloud over Blissfully Blue

Finger Paints Floatin' on a Cloud over Blissfully Blue in artificial light

Finger Paints Floatin' on a Cloud over Blissfully Blue

Finger Paints Floatin' on a Cloud over Blissfully Blue in sunlight

Floatin’ on a Cloud is a multi-colored glitter in a sheer base. It was a bit thick, but application was good. Two coats shown over Blissfully Blue (without a top coat).

Oh My Stars

Finger Paints Oh My Stars over Artistic Azure

Finger Paints Oh My Stars over Artistic Azure in artificial light

Finger Paints Oh My Stars over Artistic Azure

Finger Paints Oh My Stars over Artistic Azure in sunlight

Oh My Stars is a silver glitter in a clear base. Application was good. Two coats shown over Artistic Azure (without a top coat).

The colors might not be a the most original, but overall this is a good collection at a great price! :-)

Orly ¡Viva! – Happy Cinco De Mayo!

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Viva is a festive new collection for summer. Since it is “Latin inspired” I was not sure it would work on someone as pale as me. Also, I tend not to like most oranges. Overall I was surprised at how good these colors looked on me. I liked these a lot more than I thought I would! :-) The formula on all four is quite pigmented, but it varied a lot in application.

Orly Olé

Olé  is a bright reddish-orange crème. Application was excellent! This one practically applied itself! Highly pigmented with full coverage in two coats.

Orly Olé

Orly Olé in artificial light

Orly Olé

Orly Olé in sunlight

Two coats with a top coat shown.

Orly Fiesta

Fiesta  is a  summery bright pink with pink  micro glitter. Application was a bit gritty and thick. Highly pigmented with coverage in two coats. Glitter not as visible on nail as in bottle.

Orly Fiesta

Orly Fiesta in artificial light

Orly Fiesta

Orly Fiesta in sunlight

Two coats a top coat shown.

Orly Bailamos

Bailamos is a bright teal shimmer. Application was excellent with coverage in two coats. I wore this one for two days, and got a ton of compliments from both strangers and friends!

Orly Bailamos

Orly Bailamos in artificial light

Orly Bailamos

Orly Bailamos in sunlight

Two coats and a top coat shown.

Orly La Playa

La Playa is a dark blue crème. Application was a bit tricky on this one. It was thick and covered well, but was a bit hard to control.

Orly La Playa

Orly La Playa in artificial light

Orly La Playa

Orly La Playa in sunlight

Two coats and top coat shown.

Orly Bailamos, Orly La Playa, Orly Fiesta, Orly Olé

Orly Bailamos, Orly La Playa, Orly Fiesta, Orly Olé

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