Sunday, May 27, 2012

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls Swatch


Hey girlies :]

Of the Spiderman Collection that OPI put out, I was only interested in three of the shades. I've already showed you Just Spotted the Lizard, and I'm saving Number One Nemesis until the fall because I'm sure I'll love it more then. Today I have My Boyfriend Scales Walls, which I absolutely love.

This is a really, really, REALLY light gray polish. So light that you think it's white, until you're holding something that IS white and realize that the polish is gray. The formula on this one is AMAZING. It's almost like someone at the OPI factory was making a batch of Alpine Snow, poured in some amazing formula elixir, and accidentally dropped a drop of Black Onyx into the mix and said “Gosh darn it, we're gonna have to come up with a name for this and put it into a collection somehow.” I know this probably didn't happen, but in my imagination, that's what went down.

What you see below is TWO coats..yes, two coats of a near white polish with a perfectly smooth finish. I topped it with some Seche Vite, and it lasted 4 days before I got bored and painted my nails again. In those 4 days, however, it didn't chip and showed very minimal tip wear. Here's a picture:



What do you think? Do you like it? Have it? Are you not impressed? Let me know, thanks for reading! :D  

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I'm Sorry...here, as an Apology, I'll Sear your Retinas with Essie Camera.

Hey girlies... I'm sorry. I'm sorry for neglecting my blog and not posting anything for a whiiiile. I have been checking in and commenting on stuff I just..I don't know. I've been down in the dumps lately (as usual..) and I'm not really...personable right now? No..social? I don't know. Anyways, I have a mani today that will hopefully get me back into the swing of things and back into blogging again.

I recently got my hands on two of the new Essie shades and I couldn't wait to use them. I loooove coral, so I went with Camera first. It's a great coral crelly. This does have neon pigment in it, it dried semi-matte. It covered well in two coats, and the formula was great (which shocked me because as much as I love Essie, their formula is usually really problematic). I wanted to spice it up so I did an accent nail. Have a looky:


"But Rini," you say, "this isn't really coral..it looks orange. You big fat liar." No guys I swear it's coral. It's just so bright that it freaked out my camera. How do we fix it? I know, natural lighting and image manipulation! Here's what it really looks like:


Ah, that's better.

The other shade I picked up is Bazooka, which is a red-orange shade...another coral, I suppose. I originally wasn't going to get it but after I saw it in person, I knew it was coming home with me. I'll so something with it soon.

What do you think? Do you forgive me? I'm sorry ): Do you like this Essie? Let me know, thanks for reading! :D 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Help me!

Hey girlies.. I know I've been kind of neglecting my blog as of late but a lot has been going on and I won't talk about it because I could go on about it alllllllllll day... anyway..

I'm in the market for a new camera! BUT I need your help!

Yes, YOU, humble reader. You, sitting there comfy at home or maybe even at work or school, looking at other blogs and maybe even drinking a cup of coffee..or tea.. Yes you. Not the girl behind you, or the dog next to you...you.

Now that I've gotten your attention and made you feel special (as you should, because you are), I would be honored if you could do me the favor of recommending a camera for me.. please? I do NOT have enough for a fancy shmancy camera... a point and shoot would be ideal. One with KICKASS macro settings...you don't understand..these have to be OMFG THIS IS AMAZING macro settings...okay maybe not that much but still.. Any recommendations? I'm looking at this Panasonic camera that's looking pretty good but I'm not sure.

Well, what do you recommend? What do you use? Thanks so much in advance for your help :D 

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard Swatches, Review, and Comparison

Hello lovelies. Today I have a post that I've been wanting to do for a long time. I saw the press release for the OPI Spiderman collection a while ago and I was really excited for three of the shades, which I finally got yesterday. The first I will be showing you is the Chanel Peridot dupe, Just Spotted the Lizard. JSTL is almost exactly the same as Peridot. Gold base with a green/blue duochrome shift. Here are two coats of it with top coat:


Now I've shown you Peridot on here before so I didn't feel the need to do the whole alternating finger comparison because you've seen it on my fingers before. I did, however, do a comparison on a nail wheel. Lookie here: 

OPI is on the left, Chanel is on the right.


Chanel is on the left, OPI is on the right.
 They're sooo similar, right? Well, in my eyes, they're not perfect dupes. I think the OPI has a bit more...yellow to it? The Chanel is softer and sparklier at the same time...if that makes sense. I know people have been saying that the OPI formula is better but...I prefer the Chanel. I'm not sure why. I also prefer the smaller brush on the Chanel which is weird because I love the OPI brush. I guess it's because of the finish of this polish? Not sure. All in all, I'm glad to have both, but I prefer the Chanel. I can't wait to use the OPI for other stuff though, like stamping! So excited for that.

My final verdict is that if you love the look of the Chanel but hate the pricetag, you better run out and get Just Spotted the Lizard. It'll definitely crush your lemming..but nothing compares to having the Chanel. Thanks babe! ;)

What do you think? Do you have this yet? Do you notice any difference or am I just crazy? Let me know, thanks for reading! :D