First up is my most recent nail polish purchase...
OPI's Just Spotted The Lizard
|Without flash - truest to actual colour|
|With flash - shows how sparkly it is under certain lights|
This polish is part of the OPI Spiderman collection that is currently available. It has been widely hailed as the exact dupe for Chanel's much acclaimed Peridot polish. Everyone seems to be talking about this colour and much excitement resulted when OPI released this cheaper alternative.
My thoughts on the polish?
That it really confuses me! It's like a chameleon polish, one second I love the colour, the next I'm not too sure. It's a brilliantly metallic sparkly gold colour with tinges of green, and it's one of those polishes with duo chromatic properties. It goes on brilliantly and smoothly with a great formula and lasts for ages. One coat is nearly opaque but two makes it look extra sparkly.
But I don't tend to like gold polishes, or yellow, or even this kind of mustard green. And I don't love metallics. So really I should probably loathe this, and to be honest I did look past it at first. My sister then recommended it to me and then it really caught my eye. Opal is my favourite gemstone and in the bottle this polish looks very opaly, which was its main drawcard as far as I was concerned. But sadly this does not translate to the nail (please tell me if you know of any actual Opal looking polishes!).
This colour is at it's best under natural sunlight. I'm still very unsure about it, torn between thinking it's only alright and loving it. Perhaps it will grow on me. I don't really understand why there's so much hype surrounding this colour?! However, I have been complimented on my nails today far more than usual so perhaps that says something.
Either way definitely buy this over Peridot, they look identical!
Next my friend did an excellent job of nail art this week. And the result was this very cool, abstract type pattern:
She said she painted the base coat first and then waited until it was completely dry. Then she used sticky tape to tape off a few abstract lines on her nails, and then painted black polish over the top. Once that was completely dry she peeled the tape off and voila!
I think this would also look great using pastel colours, or all metallics.
Then we have another creation from my sister who has particularly enjoyed venturing into the world of nail art lately. Im not quite sure what pattern she was doing, but it sure looks great! It kind of reminds me of an American flag pattern or something.
It was my lovely Mum's birthday this week too - Happy Birthday Mum! Part of her present from my sister included these two nail polishes, which I also love!
|L-R: OPI's Java Mauve-A and Revlon's Raisin Rage|
Java Mauve-A is a creamy dusky pinky brown colour, and Raisin Rage is a darker creamy plummy pink colour.
I think both are really great colours for everyday wear, and particularly suit women over 40. They are both great dusky, pinky colours which complement most complexions without looking over the top.
So that's my week so far of nail polish purchasing and decorating. It's becoming an addiction I swear!
Have you tried any of these polishes? What do you think of these colours? Also please let me know if you know of a good Opal looking polish!
Hope you are all having great weeks! xx