Saturday, September 13, 2014

Random Spam Trio - O.P.I.

Another trio to view, this time O.P.I. I don't own many from this brand, but I own enough that I could select a few from different collections. Let's see what we got.

Live.Love.Carnaval is a pretty true coral. I wouldn't really say this leans one way or another but I had to choose, I'd go with orange. Formula was OK, it looked patchy even though it wasn't so I did three coats (except on the index, which has two). Color looks a bit different on the nail than in the bottle.

Dutch 'Ya Just Love O.P.I. is a gorgeous eggplant purple with golden shimmers. This looks pretty dark and murky in very low light but looks lovely elsewhere. This has a fantastic formula and needed two coats. Gonna be a great fall look.

Finally GoldenEye, a very yellow gold dense flakie. I am in love. This is not like the NYC or Zoya color, because the flakes are very very small and it's dense. I'd liken this more to Amazeballs by Lacquistry, but Amazeballs is not so yellow toned. I will compare them hopefully for you all to see. I don't usually go for stuff this yellow (we clash) but this is going to look good on everybody. I did three coats but I do think the opacity was fine at two. GLAD to have it. Perfect for Christmas and New Year's.

Now that these swatch trios have become a weekly thing, I'm hoping to up my game and do two sets a week (except when I'm doing a collection). Who know, maybe I'll catch up to swatching my entire collection! I'm also planning a Sundae toppings revival. See you soon!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Random Swatch Spam - Dance Legend

Ok, admittedly, this isn't that random.  I only own 6 Dance Legends, and three have already been featured, but I'm a girl and I just want to have fun (and swatch all the pretties).  I picked these up in a facebook sale, and they're decants, so I am not holding the bottle for any of the photos.  Formula on all three of these was great.

Where do we start?

Dance Legend High Voltage is a mid toned linear blue holo.  It was rainy (by that, I mean pouring) when I took photos of these so I have no outside or sunshine pictures.  However, the linear still shows a bit.  This is pretty holo though, even inside.  I gave this three coats, but it was well behaved over Dance Legends Aqua Base.  Top coat didn't seem to have much effect on the finish.  Only thing was, this smells real funky like.  Small price to pay for its beauty, amirite?

Neptune is denim blue base with both linear and scattered holo thrown in.  This is really pretty, though as it turns out, I'm not a huge fan of the base color.  This is still something I'm glad to have and will wear when I need a bit of flash but not too much.  Although it had great opacity at two coats, this needs three due to very minor balding.  I did not use Aqua Base under this so that would probably help.

I think I saved the best for last.  Different View is a multichrome with flakie holographic particles (like the Zoya holos).  This multichrome flashes green olive, blue, purple and reddish.  It's just...get it.  I'm telling you, get it.  Best formula of all three, no Aqua Base required and it needed two coats for a perfect finished look.  I'm BUMMED I don't have this in a full size bottle.  It's that good.

Not sure what's next.  Maybe a holo trio if the sun shines.