Friday, January 23, 2015

Not Just Yet...OPI Holiday Swatches-Part 1

This post is probably a surprise right?  Me too :)  Maybe I just needed a break, to vent, not sure but I'm ready to get back into the blogging game.  I think my old schedule is too much pressure but I think I can manage a few posts a week.  The comments were so heartfelt and nice and meant so much to me.

So today I present some OPI holiday swatches I've been holding onto.  I have the entire collection but it didn't thrill me so I haven't worn it all.  I also want to not hold myself to some weird pressure standard so I'll just show you the swatches I have, if I get to the rest I get to them!

Red Fingers & Mistletoes-

First up, is a red with gold shimmer.  Normally I would hate this color of polish but for some reason I tried it out right away and LOVED it.  For some reason it was so warm and cozy and I loved the look of the shimmer.  The formula was good with two easy coats below.

Cinnamon Sweet-

Next up, another red.  I wasn't thrilled with the prospect of so many reds (even though this happens every year), but again, I really liked this one.  This red to me was a little bit cooler and deeper than a traditional red, which I tend to not go for.  The formula was really nice and covered evenly with two coats.

Unfrost My Heart-

Last of this swatch trio is a silver foil.  I was disappointed because we've seen this polish multiple times before from OPI, especially in the past year or two.  There wasn't anything different about this one, just a standard silver foil.  The formula was good in two easy coats.  

So overall, as surprising as it is, I really liked the two reds so far and I really could have skipped on another silver foil.  What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday-Pond Manicure

Well well well, long time no see.  I didn't mean for this to happen so let me explain (briefly, I promise).  The weekend before the week of Christmas I got insanely sick, 103 degree fever, delirious for the entire weekend.  I ended up having a really nasty strain of the flu also with a really bad strain of the stomach flu---at the same time!  For nine days I didn't work, I couldn't keep down anything.  I've never been more sick in my entire life.  I didn't even think I was going up for the holidays.  I lost a ton of weight, could barely stand, and was just surviving on small sips of water basically.  So that's where I've been.  Eventually I had to go to the doctor to get medicine just to keep from throwing up because every smell or commercial with food was making me sick.  Even after all this time, my stomach is still healing, I had a little sickness relapse after Christmas.  Like I said, I didn't mean for any of this to happen.

So today I have a very sad first offering.  I had never done a pond manicure and it didn't turn out how I wanted.  I started with three coats of OPI Do You Think I'm Tex-y? which is a jelly magenta pink.  I wanted to go in the direction of Valentine's day so I created some freehand black hearts in a pattern.  I think the black was too dark to create the pond effect but it was my first try :/

I'll slowly be coming back, even if it's just Tuesdays for now :)  Welcome to our newest Twinsie members as well!  Thanks for sticking with me everyone, you guys are the best :)

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