Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You Don't know Jaques!

Why so harsh?

  This is reaally tame for me.. Normally i would save a color like this for my toes but I really love the look I have now with the Pamplona Purple. I did this mani not expecting to love the color and surprise surprise... It's probably going to be my "go to" neutral shade. I give you...

O.P.I You don't Know Jaques
Indoors w/o Flash
Artificial Light w/ Flash
Outdoors w/ Flash.

 Application was flawless and it is opaque in a good two coats. I love O.P.I. I'm never disapointed by their colors and formulas. As always my mani was topped off with two coats of Seche Vite. 

Thanks for reading,
<3 Cristina

Color: O.P.I You dont know Jaques
Design: O.P.I Brisbane Bronze
Plate: M21


Monday, September 13, 2010

Brushes!

Quickie!!

  I wanted to post a quick comparison of brushes because I said I would in my last post. So here we go...

Zoya Brush- O.P.I Brush- Orly Brush- China Glaze Brush
 Everyone has their favorites. Mine are The Zoya brush and th O.P.I brush. The reason why I love the Zoya brush so much is because its smaller and shorter than the other brushes. Its perfect if you have small nails like I do. This brush is very easy to control. I love the O.P.I brush because it gives great coverage of the nail because it is slightly flattened and it holds a lot of polish. It can be difficult to work with if you have small nails but it is still a magnificent brush. The Orly and China Glaze brushes to me are very similar. They are long and pretty thin, the coverage isn't as good as what you would get with the thicker brushes but great again of you have small nails. All four brushes get the job done just as beautifully, but I prefer working with the O.P.I brush and Zoya brush.

Also I wanted to post an updated picture of my very first polish rack. I have completely filled it up!

"60" Bottle rack from www.transdesign.com.


I hope this helps!
Cristina


Zoya Kelly

Hello,
  
 Soooo I am in looove with Zoya. More specifically the Zoya brush. I'll have to make a comparison post later on so you guys know what I am talking about.. But onto some awesomeness!!

Zoya Kelly
 Wonderful Collection
Indoors w/o Flash
Artificial Light w/ Flash
Sunlight w/ Flash
  So as you can see it is a bit darker on the nail than it is in the bottle but that it just fine with me because I looove this gray. I did two coats but those of you ladies with good hands can easily get away with one coat. I'd say after O.P.I this brand has my second favorite formula. It's smooth and even but not runny, not streaky. If you have not tried this brand, you totally should!!

Thanks for reading :),
Cristina

Color: Zoya Kelly
Design: Petites Twilight
Plate: M57

Sunday, September 12, 2010

China Glaze OMG



Hello :)

  There isn't much I want to say about this polish because the images speak for themselves. I am in love. This will be the start of a beautiful relationship for me... I don't care how "done" this might be because it is soooo cool looking... It's just awesomeness! It's Holos!

China Glaze "OMG"
OMG Collection
Artificial Light w/ Flash
Sunlight w/ flash

  As a base coat I used O.P.I Start to Finish which is a really smooth base to work with and it made for really easy application. I needed 3 coats for total opacity. This is very important, I did not use a top coat because it seemed to mellow out the effect a little so I went without. I've had it on for a whole day and no chips yet so that's good. I'm hooked :) Must have more!

Thanks for reading :),
<3 Cristina

Color: CG OMG