OPI California dreaming  

Hi everybody! Today I have swatches of OPI’s new collection California dreaming to share with you. At first glance I wasn’t that interested in this collection, I thought many of the shades looked too similar. But after trying them all I have to say that I’ve changed my mind. Though I think it would’ve been nice to see some other colors in the collection, like green, blue or purple.

Let’s take a look at the swatches! All swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and I’m not wearing any top coat.

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Feeling frisco is a nude creme polish that covers in two coat.

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Barking up the wrong Sequoia is a peach creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Excuse me, big sur! is a pink peach creme polish that covers in two coats. You could maybe get away with just one thick coat depending on your application technique.

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Time for a Napa is a pink coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Malibu pier pressure is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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GPS I love you is a raspberry creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Me, myselfie & I is a coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Santa Monica beach peach is an orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Don’t take Yosemite for granite is a grey metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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Sweet Carmel Sunday is a bronze metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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This is not whine country is a berry colored jelly polish, I’m wearing three coats. If you have shorter nails I think you will get away with two coats.

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To the mouse house we go! is a red jelly polish, I’m wearing three coats and as you see my nail line is still visible.

If you want to see live swatches of this collection, be sure to check out my swatch video here! I haven’t really done anything like that before, so please let me know if you like it.

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My favorite from this polish has got to be Time for a Napa, I just love that pink coral shade! And my least favorite is probably Sweet Carmel Sunday, I’m really not that into metallics in that color.

I’m working on comparison swatches, like I did with the Fiji and Breakfast at Tiffany’s collections from OPI, and I’m hoping to be able to publish that post later this week!

Please let me know in the comments what you think about this collection, and do you have a favorite shade?

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!

OPI Fiji

Hi there! Today I’m very excited to show you the new collection from OPI called Fiji. The collection consists of 12 shades that make me want warmer weather and a vacation. The shades are not unique, we’ve seen them before (except for maybe one) but it’s still a nice collection.

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All swatches are (as usual) painted over one coat of base coat and are without top coat.

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img_6961OPI Fiji – Two-timing the zones

Two-timing the zones is a bright pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

img_6962img_6963OPI Fiji – Living on the bula-vard!

Living on the bula-vard! is a coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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20170130_212311952_iosOPI Fiji – Getting nadi on my honeymoon

Getting nadi on my honeymoon is a light pink creme polish that covers in two to three coats.

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img_6967OPI Fiji – Polly want a lacquer?

Polly want a lacquer? is a lilac creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6969OPI Fiji – Do you sea what I sea?

Do you sea what I sea? is a blue metallic polish that covers in three coats.

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img_6971OPI Fiji – Is that a spear in your pocket?

Is that a spear in your pocket? is a teal creme polish that covers in two coats. This color was so hard to capture on camera, it is actually more green in real life.

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img_6973OPI Fiji – I can never hut up

I can never hut up is a grey polish with green shimmer that covers in two coats.

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img_6975OPI Fiji – Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic

Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic is a royal blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6959OPI Fiji – Suzi without a paddle

Suzi without a paddle is a baby blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6977OPI Fiji – Coconuts over OPI

Coconuts over OPI is a taupe creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6979OPI Fiji – No tan lines

No tan lines is an orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6981OPI Fiji – Exotic birds do not tweet

Exotic birds do not tweet is a yellow creme polish that covers in three coats.

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I really like most of the shades from this collection, especially all the bright ones. My favorite is the lilac Polly want a lacquer? and my least favorite is the nude Coconuts over OPI.

What do you think about this collection? Do you see any shades that you have to have?

A post with comparison swatches will be up in the next few days, so keep your eye out for that!

Beauty by Ellos

A couple of days ago I posted swatches of some polishes from Yves Rocher and I got these polished from Ellos at the same time, so it was about time that I tried them. I think that Ellos has had their own beauty line for about a year now and these are the first products that I have tried.

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All swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and topped with one coat of Plumping top coat or one coat of Matte top coat, both from Ellos.

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img_5437Ellos – Pink orchid

Pink orchid is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats. I love the way this polish looks matte!

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img_5588Ellos – Champagne chic chevy

Champagne chic chevy is a bronze metallic polish that covers in two coats. It’s pretty streaky and on the nails it looks like a nude metallic shade. Not a big fan of this polish.

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Absolutely red is a bright red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_5614-1Ellos – Red red wine

Red red wine is a dark red creme polish that covers in two coats. This is probably my favorite shade out of these four and I think it looks amazing both glossy and matte.

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The polishes retail for 39 kr, which is a really good price since they contain 11 ml. They have a thin brush, but it’s still pretty easy to work with. I have to say that I’m most impressed with the top coats. The plumping top coat feels a bit thicker than a regular top coat, but it’s still easy to apply. It gives a lovely shine and it dries pretty fast. I really like the matte top coat too, I’ve tried matte top coats that cost way more money than this one that are way worse.

Essie Haute tub vs Depend O2 501

About a month ago I showed you swatches from Depend’s O2 Rewind collection. I thought that one of the polishes from the Rewind collection was really similar to Haute tub from last year’s holiday collection from Essie. So today I’m gonna show you a comparison of the two polishes.

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Here I’m wearing two coats of each polish over one coat of base coat. And as you can see they are very similar. The only difference is that O2 501 has more puple glitter than Haute tub.

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Out of the two polishes I prefer O2 501, just because the purple glitter is more visible.

H&M Beauty

Last fall H&M released their new beauty line and I have tried a few of their polishes.

img_9213H&M – Space Race

Space Race is a silver linear holo polish that covers in two coats. It dries a bit dull, so make sure to add a glossy top coat.

img_9214H&M – Yolo Holo

Yolo Holo is a very sheer pearl polish, here I’m wearing three coats. It is best suited as a topper. I think the name is a bit confusing since this is not a holo polish.

img_9215H&M – Fairie Holo

Fairie Holo is a gold holo glitter polish. My nails looked like disco ball with this polish on. Here I’m wearing three sponged coats over one painted coat.

img_9216H&M – Undersea

Undersea is a blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

img_9217H&M – Parisienne

Parisienne is a bright red polish, here I’m wearing three coats and as you can see I still have a bit of VNL.

Over all I’m pretty impressed with the polishes from H&M. They have a brush that is easy to work with and the formula was good. And they are pretty cheap, 49 kr each (though I got a few on sale for 10kr each!!!). Out of these polishes Space Race is definitely my favorite!

Have you tried any polishes from H&M? Did you like them?

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s | comparisons

One of my readers requested that I made some comparison swatches of the new Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection, and who am I to say no?

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img_8905I believe in manicures – Sailing & Nail-ing

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and they are very similar, but not exactly dupes. I believe in manicures is a bit darker than Sailing & Nail-ing, so if you like blue polishes I’d say get both! Light blue is not as common as many other colors so get them while you can and who knows when we’ll get a baby blue polish next time.

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img_8907Apartment for two – Kiss me on my tulips – Hey baby – Mad for madness sake

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and as you can see they are almost dupes, but Apartment for two is a little bit darker. It is probably the closest to Hey baby. The polishes look identical in the bottles, but on the nail you can see a bit of a difference.

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img_8909Meet my “decorator” – Tasmanian devil made me do it – I STOP for red  – OPI on Collins Ave.

Here are four red polishes that are basically the same shade, here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. If you want to get one of these get Meet my “decorator” because it has the best formula that is so easy to apply.

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img_8911Got the mean reds – Big apple red – Having a big head day

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and they are all pretty much the same. Got the mean reds is perhaps a little bit darker than the others, but the difference is not big enough for you to need them all.

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img_8913Can’t read without my lipstick – Guys & galaxies – Got the blues for red – Visions of love

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and even though Can’t read without my lipstick is a dark red, it is not that dark compared to Guys & galaxies and Visions of love. I thought it would be somewhere in between Got the blues for red and Guys & galaxies/Visions of love but it ened up being closest to Got the blues for red.

I hope you found these swatches helpful!

 

Depend O2 Rewind

The next fall collection from Depend is their new O2 collection called Rewind. I’ve already showed you two of their collections for this fall, Holo Fantasy and Force of nature.

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I think this collection have many gorgeous colors that are perfect for fall.

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419 is a dark purple/red metallic polish with blue flecks that covers in 2 coats.

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491 is an orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

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492 is a rusty red creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade is so perfect for fall and it’s one of my favorites.

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493 is a dusty purple creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade is gorgeous and another favorite from the collection.

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494 is a dark purple berry creme polish that covers in two coats. This is another lovely fall shade!

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495 is a berry red creme polish that covers in two coats. Yet again a lovely fall polish, I love it!

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496 is a beige creme polish with shimmer that covers in two coats.

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497 is a nude creme polish with shimmer that covers in two coats.

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498 is a gold glitter polish that covers in two coats.

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499 is a green grey creme polish with fine shimmer that covers in two coats.

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500 is a deep blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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501 is a purple/black polish with purple glitter that covers in two coats.

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The polishes are available from week 37 (this week) and retail for 29 kr.