Monday, November 21, 2011

Update on Nails Inc.Trafalgar Square

I applied the magnetic polish last Wednesday at around 2-3 pm. To my surprise, it did not start chipping until Sunday morning. Normally, nail polishes do not last more than 3 days on me without chipping so this polish definitely lasted longer than usual. The effect of the magnetic polish did not fade at all in the 4.5 days of wear due to the top coat that I've applied. Without the top coat however, the magnetic effect kind of fades in about 4 days.

Overall this is a great nail polish and it gives such a "special" effect. Nothing I've seen any other company do. I've had my nails commented on constantly while wearing this nail polish and I do believe it is money well spent.  Even though it is quite expensive (at $18 CAD a bottle), the effects are truly different and the nail polish quality is up to par with other higher end polishes.


Nail of the Day: OPI Simmer & Shimmer

Today I've decided to paint a glitter polish on my nails. I applied three coats of base coat (Butter London Nail Foundation) before applying the glitter. I hope this would make the glitter come off easier. 

Simmer & Shimmer is a very gorgeous shimmer polish with specks of silver, pink, and turquoise glitter. The colour is opaque with just one to two coat. In the pictures I've applied two coats to each nail followed by a fast drying top coat. I will update later on how this wears!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nail of the Day: Nails Inc.Trafalgar Square

This is the new nails inc. magnetic polish from Sephora. The idea is that the magnet on the top of the lid will create a design for you. Here is how it looks!

The design looks a little more crisp in person than in the photos. I actually quite like the way it turned out! Application wise, it was very easy to apply and create the magnetic effect. One thing you have to watch out for is not to touch your nails while having the magnet over it. If you mess up, dont worry, just apply another coat and do it again! The steps in applying this polish are:

(1) clean nails and apply a base coat - I used the Butter London Nail Foundation
(2) apply a thin coat of the magnetic polish to all of you nails
(3) one at a time, apply a generous coat of the magnetic polish to each nail
(4) immediately put the magnet over the nail and swing it left and right a little just to make sure you get all the corners.
(5) do that to all nails
(6) apply a top coat and you are done!

It was simple and easy to do. I really like how it gave my nails such a nice design in such a short time. You can find this nail polish in you local Sephora or on the Sephora website. It costs $18 CAD or $16 USD which is quite expensive for a nail polish but again, it is something new and funky. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions feel free to leave them below.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nail of the Day: OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! and Last Friday Night

Two nights ago I decided to pair these two nail polish together and see if it would look good. What do you guys think?

I personally really like the effect the combination gives me. Last Friday Night is a very sheer glitter polish. I found it very hard to wear on its own. For that reason, I have never actually worn it since I purchased it with the collection. This combination gives me the chance to utilize this glitter polish. I think the combination looks like midnight sky with lots of stars! Very pretty and fall/winter appropriate!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Update on Butter London's Nail Foundation

As you might have seen in my Nail Of the Day, I wore the nail foundation alone as a nail colour about a week ago. I have to say, I was quite disappointed with the staying power of the product. The polish started chipping on the second day and by the end of the third day, it was so horribly chipped that I had to remove it.

Even though it is a gorgeous colour on, the lack of durability makes me hesitant on wearing it alone again. I really hope the foundation performs better underneath other products or I will regret the purchase!


Nail of the Day: Spa Ritual Looking Glass + OPI Black Shatter!

Since today was my day off, I decided to do something a little different with my nails. Instead of painting it just one boring colour, I layered two polishes together: Spa Ritual's Looking Glass and the infamous OPI Black Shatter. I am actually quite fond of the final look!

As always, I topped my nail polishes with the Seche Vite dry fast top coat. It makes my nails super glossy and of course, dry instantly! I can't say enough good things about that top coat!

Doesn't my nails look exactly like the cap on the Black shatter? Black and silver definitely goes very well together =) Let me know what you think!