Beauty + Lifestyle blog posts written by yours truly...
|"Pink Flamenco" by OPI|
|The gorgeous women of Mad Men|
|Rihanna with stiletto nails|
|Blake Lively with almond nails|
|My finished almond nails at the salon|
|2 coats of Tomorrow Never Dies by OPI|
Die Another Day is a deep, true royal purple color that dries to a satin finish. If you look very close, it has the slightest pink shimmer in it that catches so beautifully in the light.
I am really impressed with the formulation of this nail-polish. It dries quickly and is really easy to apply (even on my short nails). With two coats, it is wonderfully opaque and rich. Even though it seems to be a pretty standard color, it definitely looks classy and unique once applied. I have actually received a lot of compliments wearing this! Also, it's a great color for this winter since jewel-toned nail polishes have been so popular recently.
I picked this color up because I thought it would be perfect for the winter since it's a dark jewel toned green. I added some glitter to one of my nails to add a little glitz. I love these nails for the holiday season!
The color of the green polish is really nice and opaque so you could choose to wear only one coat. However, I like to wear two coats of this (as shown above) to really deepen the color and to ensure that it wears longer and doesn't get patchy. My only complaint about this nail polish is that you have to go back and dip the applicator into the product often in order to get enough polish to coat your nails.
While I would say that this nail polish definitely dries much faster than most other nail polishes that I have used, I wouldn't go as far as to say that it dries in 60 seconds flat. However, for the cheap price of this nail polish ($1.99) this product is amazing in quality, longevity, pigmentation and drying speed. Even just one coat of this nail polish is enough to look polished and finished. Two coats, as I have shown in the picture above, just deepens the color. The quality and richness of the color is really impressive and is reminiscent of a higher-end nail polish. Also, the longevity for such a cheap nail polish is amazing as I have found that it lasts up to 3 or 4 days without chipping like most of my middle-priced nail polishes.
The size of the bottle (0.33 fl oz) is the perfect size to conveniently throw into your purse for a quick paint job on the go but is large enough so that you get a lot of bang for your buck. The brush applicator is really user friendly and makes the product really easy and simple to apply without creating a gloppy, sticky mess. The packaging of this nail polish is also pretty sleek for such a cheap brand and looks like a cute mini-version of the OPI nail polishes.
|Revlon's "Classy" polish on my nails|
Today's NOTD is the color Blooboo by Model's Own. It is a bright, milky light-blue nail polish. I really like the color because it is soft and feminine like a more pastel color but is just as bright and eye-catching as a more neon color.
This nail polish is actually a really close dupe to the new super popular blue nail polish called Kutki from the new NARS summer "Thakoon" collection. What's great about this nail-polish is that it is a very similar color, but for a much cheaper and affordable price. (NARS kutki =$18 and Model's Own Blooboo = $8.29)
|Blooboo by Model's Own|
|Kutki by NARS|
Model's Own is a cheap, good quality nailpolish brand that is sold in the UK and usually retails for about 5 English pounds. The brand can be found in Boots, River Island and ASOS, but if buying from America you can order these online.