When I was checking out the new Estee Lauder spring collection I was drawn to the coral color (Coral Cult), but I thought it seemed too close to an old Sally Hansen to justify buying. So I pulled out Sally Hansen’s Coral Fever to check.
OPI’s new Mariah Carey Collection is divided into two parts, the “studio” shades and the “stage” shades (which are the four Liquid Sand colors). I picked up the four normal, “studio” shades over the weekend and I have swatches to share.
I saw a polka dot manicure on Short n’ Chic recently that I liked a lot, so I tried it out myself. It required buying a bottle of OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls to use as the base, but I had been considering that anyway so it provided a good excuse.
I’ve been trying to branch out lately and try the sorts of nail art things that I haven’t done before, so I have here my first moon manicure, using OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies and Dior’s Grege.
The second polish from Dior’s Les Violets Collection that I have to show is Orchid. It’s a dark, reddish purple creme, perfect for colder weather. I tried it layered with a glitter from OPI’s Holiday Collection from 2011.
I’ve never really been into the “accent nail” thing, but I saw a picture of an Anne Hathaway manicure that somehow got me, and for Thanksgiving I tried my own version with OPI’s new You Only Live Twice and Dior’s Icy Dew.
I have swatches of a couple more polishes from the OPI Skyfall Collection – a crazy red and the 18 karat gold topcoat, The Man With The Golden Gun.
I have another layering experiment with OPI’s The Living Daylights to share – I like this one best! I thought that a lighter color would help show off all of the interesting colors in this topcoat.
Dior’s Amazonia is a dark, greyish olive-brown color, and was released as part of the Fall 2012 Golden Jungle Collection. It has that Dior tiny shimmer, and feels cozy. I tried it as a base layer for OPI’s new glitter for Holiday 2012, The Living Daylights.
OPI’s holiday collection is starting to show up in stores now – it’s another movie tie-in, this time the new James Bond movie (Skyfall). Each of the twelve polishes in the collection is named after a Bond movie, and I have swatches of the couple I’ve picked up.
When I posted swatches of OPI’s My Pointe Exactly (from this spring) someone mentioned in comments that it reminded them of Moon Over Mumbai, which I just happened to have from years ago, before I was very interested in fingernail polish. I pulled it out and like it way better than I remembered!
OPI releases a collection of sheer polishes each spring (the Soft Shades Collection) and this year the theme was the New York City Ballet. I have swatches of two of the polishes, My Pointe Exactly and Pirouette My Whistle.
I was looking back through my pictures and found this set that I had never published of OPI’s Pink Friday, from the Nicki Minaj Collection. Oops. This one is kind of old at this point. I think it’s still out at stores, though, so you can probably still find it fairly easily.
Although the name of this OPI polish kind of makes me shudder, it’s a nice glitter for a Valentine’s Day manicure. I tried it over a couple of different polishes to see what I liked best.
I have a few more colors from OPI’s Nicki Minaj Collection to share, and I’m starting with Fly, a bright turquoise.
Dior’s spring collection has a garden theme, and includes two rose-scented nailpolishes in pretty, flowery shades of green and purple. Today I have swatches and a comparison of the minty green, Waterlily.