This is OPI Extra-va-vaganza, a sparkly mani. It’s glitter in a range of colors in a clear base, but I think peach and silver are the most prominent colors. I did two coats over an orange creme (OPI A Good Man-darin…). The individual glitters are not as visible in reality as in the pictures, it just looks really sparkly. The orange base that’s peeking through adds a bit more color and makes everything look a bit more happy and bright. And the white paint on one of my fingers are from repainting at home.. I don’t understand how, but I manage to get the paint all over my hands and arms all the time…
I’ve always wanted a dragon as a pet. Or a unicorn. I think both of these animals are quite high maintenance, but it’d probably be worth it. I would also really like to have a cat or two. Or three. But my partner doesn’t like them so I guess it won’t happen any time soon (my strategy is to pretend that I want a larger and more demanding animal like a horse and then “settle” for a cat)…
This is A-Englad Dragon. A medium green with a beautiful shimmer. It is supposed to be holographic, but that is not very obvious now that we have entered The Dark Ages. I really, really like it, and it will have to do as a substitute for the dragon pet. The polish was easy to paint with and I did two coats.
This is China Glaze Rare & Radiant. I gorgeous duo chrome that shifts between gold, green and a bit teal. Unfortunately the teal is not as visible on the nail as in the bottle. So it looks mostly green and gold (which is still very nice). This is a polish that I think is more beautiful in the shadow than in the sun. When in the sun it has a really nice gold sparkle going on, but the duo chrome is lost.
The formula is a bit runny, and I needed three coats. This polish is not very forgiving: every flaw on the nail or in the application is visible. I don’t really like that so next time I think I will do a coat of another polish under to make the nail more even.
I upgraded OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui with two coats of Gina Tricot Monaco Blue. It’s a clear blue-tinted base with tiny blue glitter, green glitter and larger hexagonal silver glitter. It looks kind of pretty, but I think I’d like Monaco Blue better over a darker base than this one. The glitter in Monaco Blue is very sparse, which I think is unfortunate. The bottle looks more packed with glitter. Not enough to be worn alone, but still more than this. I’m a bit disappointed in that actually, but I still like it.
My hands and nails are in a sorry state right now . Especially the right hand, which (thankfully) is not my photo hand. I am currently doing some painting at home which results in excessive amounts of hand washing. That on top of the hand washing I do at work and the winter makes my hands look horrible…
This is Suzi Says Feng Shui and it was one of the first polishes I bought to my little collection. It is a medium dusty blue creme. It is very easy to paint with and covers in two coats. It also looks very glossy!
Feel me up. Does that make you think of yellow? Well, it doesn’t make me… The name of this polish is really bothering me because it doesn’t fit the color. This is a bright yellow creme. It’s has the same color as egg yolk. A bit streaky as many yellows are, but not the worst I’ve encountered. It covered well in three coats and I like it. Perhaps not for this time of the year though (even though I actually did see some sun today )
My Boyfriend Scales Walls is one of my most worn polishes this past summer. I felt so clean and fresh and is not as super white as whites are some times. It’s a white polish that leans slightly towards gray. Application is also not too difficult and I needed three layers for full opacity. And it’s a creme, which I always like. Perfect, really.