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Twinsie Tuesday: Oldest Polish

27 Nov

Happy Tuesday!  Today we’re showing our oldest polish.  I wasn’t really sure which of my polishes was older, but being that I have a few OPIs that don’t have the wide brushes, I figured that makes them pretty old.  I know I bought them when I was in my teens.  They’re in surprisingly good condition.  You’d think they would be all dried up and gloppy, but not so.

These polishes are such delicate colors, it made them difficult to photograph.  I started with OPI Shanghai Shimmer.  Talk about mannequin hands.  If this polish didn’t have a shimmer to it, you wouldn’t have been able to see it at all.  I was terribly unimpressed.

So I added some polka dots in OPI Hawaiian Orchid, a super, super pale pink shimmer.  It makes for a very subtle combination.  Evidently I didn’t always like bright and colorful polishes.  I have a couple bold ones that are pretty old, but I only ever used them on my toes back in the day.  I used to buy French tip kits pretty regularly, but always struggled to get them to look good.  Oh how times change.

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

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Twinsie Tuesday: Triple Layer Experiment

16 Oct

This week is exactly as the title says, an experiment.  Layer three polishes and see what you end up with.  I started with the idea of doing three different shades of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month, but bagged it because I just didn’t think it was going to work.

I started with OPI Pink Friday anyway.  Then decided to go with a couple different colors.  After Pink Friday, I added OPI Sea Ya Later Sailor a sheer shimmery blue then added OPI Sit Under the Apple Tree a sheer shimmery green.

You can still see the pink through both top layers in the finished product, but the top polish is definitely the predominant color.  On my ring finger, I again laid them out Ruffian style so you could see them each step of the way.

Notice in my pictures that my middle finger shows a little more green while my index finger is bluer.  Overall it looks like a soft yellow.

What do you think of my experiment?  Kind of like creating a Halloween potion, right? 😉

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

Zoya Gemma

17 Sep

I LOVE THIS POLISH!!!  I’m so glad that I chose to order this polish when Zoya had their BOGO promotion.  It took a couple weeks for the order to arrive in the mail, so I’d forgotten what I’d ordered.

When I opened my package and pulled Gemma out, I looked at it for a second and though, “Why did I order this one?”  Then I saw the duochrome shimmer.  Oh yeah, that’s why.

Gemma is a light olive green color with a blue/purple shimmer mixed in.  Despite the fact that green, blue and purple are all cool colors, I think the shimmer warms the green up a bit and softens the shock of a green polish.

It applied smoothly and had full coverage in two coats.  There’s nothing not to love about this polish.

Whether you love or hate greens, you should try Gemma.  I love it!  L.O.V.E.

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