|ouihui's nail polish collection|
The Holidays / Glitters
I've been a fan of glittery nail polishes lately and I can across the new OPI Skyfall 007 collection.
OPI Skyfall Collection -The Living Daylights : My favorite of all of them would be the glitter top coat which contains hexagonal glitter pieces in a silver, turquoise and rose gold color. This unique color combination drew me to purchasing this for only $7.99 CDN which is a fairly good price for OPI nail polishes. To get a good effect, two coat is required.
SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour Chest-Nuts About You 0.5 oz: This is my second favorite glitter nail polish because this shade works for both fall and winter. I purchased this last year at Sephora for around $11.99 CDN. Overall, sephora has never been known for cheap nail polishes but I wasn't able to find this shade anywhere but here so I splurged with no regrets. This varnish does require at least 2 coats, 3 for full coverage which is quite a bit. The consistency is definitely thinner than the regular OPI nail polishes.
OPI Mini Collection Skyfall Overall the Skyfall collection did not disappoint. Two coats and you get full coverage which is great. The colors are very bold and dynamic in this set which is great for this season and the holidays. The added shimmers in the nail polish draws the attention from it's solid and bold color. I sometimes find that solid colors can be too overwhelming, giving the appearance that you've decided to dip your nails in some wall paint...
The Top / Base Coats
|left to right top to bottom: NYC Matte me Crazy / Essie all in one base coat / Sally Hansen Insta-Dri|
|Joe fresh nude / Sephora by OPI Let's Pile / OPI Samoan Sand / L'oreal I will / L'oreal Sweet Nothings / L'oreal eiffel for you / Sally Hansen 08 sorbet|
OPI Samoan Sand By far my favorite nail polish to a point I would thin the polish out for reuse. With all OPI nail polish, two coats and you are good to go. The consistency is great and like most nail polish it only starts to get thick and chunky around 8 months to one year in. If you are looking for the perfect nude, then this is it.
L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polish, Eiffel for You, 0.39 Fluid Ounce This nail polish is the perfect purple taupe color. Two coats as well and you are set. You don't need a top coat on this as well since it dries off as fairly glossy.
SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour Let's Plié 0.5 oz Of all my nudes, this falls second to last. The consistency like all "sephora by OPI" are thin. I would need at least 3 coats to get full coverage and the brush makes streaks as well when you paint it on. I would say the negatives despite the color is that it streaks, and drys semi matte and glossy. If you imagine a matte coating being half way dried, this would be the effect. Definitely not a flattering nail polish and very hard to work with, even with a base coat.
L'oreal i will: Remember those days back in elementary school? Those white out days? This is THE white out color. Terrible consistency, very streaky but the worst element of this nail polish is the color, which is exactly like white out and it even smells like it. I definitely got fooled by the curved bottle, presenting it to be much more pearly than it really is... if you are getting married, this ' i will ' is more like a ' i just got divorced'!
The Summers (bright and bold)
|essie nail color polish, camera, .46 fl oz / Essie Essie Nail Polish Resort Collection - Turquoise & Caicos / Essie resort collection-Lapis of Luxury # 717 / joe fresh orange sorbet / jacob sunny capri|
joe fresh orange sorbet: The "Canadian" brand which is a subsidiary line of Club Monaco. Their nail polish provides great coverage and is similar to L'oreal and Sally Hansen consistency. Very easy to apply and is great after two coats. I would highly recommend purchasing from superstore (they are the only carrier for this) and with a low price point of $3 CDN you can't go wrong.
Grace's summary of nail polish brands:
Sally Hansen: 5/5
joe fresh: 4/5
scoring is based on consistency, flow of application, and finish.
Do you have any nail polish favorites or any misses?
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