Thursday, January 5, 2017

2 coats

ORLY Breathable contains Advanced Oxygen Technology and key ingredients including Argan Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C to help improve hydration, stimulate nail growth and heal damaged nails.

At the end of the year I had $5 in Kohl's Cash I needed to use and decided to treat myself to some nail polish. The Orly Breathable Treatment + Color line was new to me, but looked intriguing, so I grabbed this bright red to give it a shot.

Note that although Orly claims you don't need to use a base or top coat, I did my normal routine and used both. I'm really impressed by the pigmentation and how easily it flowed.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

OPI Rich & Braziliant

OPI Rich & Braziliant
2 coats
from the OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's Collection for Holiday 2016

I LOVE this shade! This is actually my 2nd mani with this one- I have has a nasty cold for a bit and didn't get a pic when I first used it. After that my nails were unpainted for over a week because I was blowing my nose too often to paint my nails. It is super rare for my nails to be unpainted!

Rich & Braziliant is an eggplant with a shimmer that is GORGEOUS. You can see some red and blue shimmers in there if you enlarge the pic.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

OPI Five-and-Ten

OPI Five-and-Ten
3 coats
from the OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's Collection for Holiday 2016

It took 3 coats to get this shade opaque, but that shimmer in there is pretty special! I loved this one in the sun. Lots and lots of different colors in there- click on the pic to enlarge and see!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

OPI Infinite Shine in Can't Tame a Wild Thing

OPI Infinite Shine in Can't Tame a Wild Thing
used entire IS system: primer, 2 coats of color, gloss topcoat
from the OPI Breakfast At Tiffany's Collection for Holiday 2016

I have been re-testing out the Infinite System system with a new shade from the Breakfast At Tiffany's collection, and while I love love love this poppy red, I still don't love love love the system. The topcoat just isn't very thick, so you don't get the gel-like finish I prefer. Now, I do feel like I get pretty good wear from this system, but not enough to justify the higher base/top price. 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OPI Meet My "Decorator"

OPI Meet My "Decorator"
2 coats
from the OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's Collection for Holiday 2016

I selected a few shades to purchase from this collection, and this was the one I had to try first. I love a saturated poppy, and this fit the bill perfectly! I am absolutely in love with this shade.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wrap Up: Sally Hansen Color Therapy Collection

I am LOVING these Color Therapy shades from Sally Hansen! I wore Sticks and Stones for 5 days and had great wear. Today's I'll show you all 5 shades I received.

 Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Haute Springs
2 coats

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Ohm My Magenta
2 coats

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Unwine'd
2 coats

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Indiglow
2 coats

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Stick and Stones
2 coats


Finally, gorgeous “Color That Cares While You Wear.” The first Sally Hansen nail polish that uniquely blends saturated color and nourishing argan oil in 38 stunning shades created in partnership with Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole.

Sally Hansen continues to lead in innovation by introducing its new Color Therapy products:  a nail polish, top coat, and nail & cuticle oil, inspired by women’s desire to wear beautiful color while simultaneously caring for their nails. Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy nail polish contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails. The Color Therapy nail polish needs no base coat so the oil complex can directly contact the bare nail. 9 out of 10 women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails after wearing the Color Therapy nail polish. Vibrant tones, available in three magnificent palettes, glide on for a radiant, shiny finish with up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. The Color Therapy nail polish provides the ultimate color that cares while you wear, with everything needed to restore nails without sacrificing luminous color.  

Complete your manicure with the Color Therapy top coat and nail & cuticle oil, both formulated with the same argan oil contained in the nail polish. The top coat provides an ultra-glossy finish for extended wear, and the nail & cuticle oil, the ultimate in nail therapy, instantly makes nails and cuticles look healthier, restored, and rejuvenated.  

The Ingredient Story Color Therapy blends a complex of natural argan, acai, and evening primrose oil to condition weak, dry nails. Argan oil contains high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, an antioxidant vital for healthy skin and nails. Acai berry oil is rich in omega-3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids that are valued for nutrition and conditioning in skin and hair care. Evening primrose oil features essential fatty acids that are known to help reinforce hair strength. 

The Nail Polish Colors From the colorful world of Madeline Poole comes a spectrum of 38 pigment rich shades inspired by luxurious tones. 

Rich Tones: Bold deep tones with a brilliant impact  

●      Ohm My Magenta Say “namaste” to this magnificent reddish-purple   
●      Unwine’d Escape with a beautiful robust bordeaux  
●      Slicks And Stones  A lustrous crystalized purple 
●      Shea Dream Enrich and nourish in a metallic buttercream hue
●      Red-iance Energize with this cherry red 
●      Haute Springs Clear your head with a restorative red 
●      Red-y To Glow Harness a zen attitude with a medium cerise tint
●      Exotic Acai Cleanse your color palette with this plum tone 
●      Indiglow Shimmer with an electric metallic violet   
●      Good As Blue Refresh with this daring navy
●      Soothing Sapphire Reflect and restore in a saturated blue jewel tone 
●      Ja-Cozy Melt away in the aquatic tones of cobalt blue
●      Reflection Pool Go with the flow in a metallic aquamarine
●      Teal Good A vibrant cerulean lifts the spirits 
●      Cool Cucumber A deep refreshing garden green 
●      Bamboost An uplifting yet tranquil muted green 

Pinks/Corals: Deep and understated pink tones for the perfect pop of color 

  • Pampered in Pink Revitalize with this punchy pink 
●      Aura’nt You Relaxed? Invigorate your senses with vibrant coral
●      Soak At Sunset A rose gold tinged with tangerine
●      Rosy Quartz A crystallized classic pale pink
●      Sheer Nirvana A marvelous marshmallow with hint of muted lilac
●      Primrose And Proper A delicate medium pink hue
●      Rosy Glow This beautiful begonia pink replenishes and restores
●      Berry Smooth A bright electric pink berry
●      Mauve Mantra Conjure calm with this carnation tint
●      Robes and Rosé A metallic and bubbly fuchsia
●      Couple’s Massage Unwind with this shimmery pastel peach

Nudes: Elegant and daring neutrals for the perfect polished finish

●      Steely Serene Get centered in a gorgeous greige
●      Powder Room A ladylike pearlescent blushed nude
●      Chai On Life A warm calming taupe
●      Well, Well, Well Keep it clean in this milky hue
●      Make My Clay Submit to serenity in this earthy putty shade
●      Therapewter Meditate in a deep charcoal metallic
●      Haute Stone Relax and revive the senses with this deep clay
●      Mud Mask  Melt away stress with this earthy mocha brown
●      Glow With The Flow A luminous and naturally radiant pale bronze shimmer
●      Blushed Petal Breathe it out in a botanical blush tone
●      Re-Nude Take some me time with this peach-tinged taupe

The Treatment  
●      Top Coat The Color Therapy top coat provides a shiny finish and helps extend wear by sealing nail color and helping to prevent fading.

●      Nail & Cuticle Oil The Color Therapy nail & cuticle oil nourishes the nails and surrounding area, resulting in instantly healthier looking nails and cuticles while restoring and rejuvenating.

Price & Availability: The New Sally Hansen Color Therapy range is expected to hit shelves in December 2016. Suggested retail price for each product is $8.99.  
Click Here for Available Shades

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Indiglow

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Indiglow
2 coats

Finally, gorgeous “Color That Cares While You Wear.” The first Sally Hansen nail polish that uniquely blends saturated color and nourishing argan oil in 38 stunning shades created in partnership with Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole.

Today I've got another shade from the new Sally Hansen Color Therapy line. I'm really impressed with this line! I wore Sticks and Stones for 4 days and barely had any tip wear at all- I hated to take it off, but I was dying to try another shade.

I'm glad I tried Indiglow next- it's gorgeous! The description is "Shimmer with an electric metallic violet"- and that's really accurate. If you enlarge the pic above, you'll see shimmers of red and blue in that purple base- it's so pretty in the sun.

You can read more details about the collection in this post I did a few days ago. The important ingredient is argon oil, and the line boasts 38 shades, so I imagine there is a shade there for everyone. So far I'm really impressed with the line!

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