Saturday, August 31, 2013

OPI - Jinx

Okay! I am back. My computer died and I had to get a new one so I didn't have all my tools on the computer I was using temporarily. Good news is, this computer is sooooooooooooo much better than my old one. My husband was really sweet and bought me a very expensive computer for gaming. I also upgraded from Photoshop CS3 to Photoshop CS6.

I have OPI - Jinx on my nails today. Jinx is part of the Bond Girls Liquid Sand collection which I love! I only have two of them for the moment but I am supposed to be getting the rest at some point. This color is stunning and the formula is miraculous. It sparkles brighter than a lot of glossy polishes despite being textured and matte. While the particles are a beautiful orange and golden yellow, the base jelly has a bit of a pink tint which makes it so much better.

I know you all have seen this color before because it's been out a while and I snapped it up within a couple days of it's release at Ulta. If you were on the fence about buying it or forgot to buy it, get it before it's hard to get because it really deserves a chance. :)

OPI - Jinx: $9 Ulta (US), $8.95 Nail Polish Canada (Int'l & Canada)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Different Dimension - Gnarly

I have a soft spot for lime green polishes. Green isn't even in my top 3 favorite colors but the first polish that started my polish addiction was China Glaze - In The Limelight. I used to only polish my toes every couple of months but I was in Sally Beauty Supply one day and I saw that polish and I thought, I really need to have neon green nails. I got it home and unfortunately the formula was terrible and I keep buying neon green polishes hoping for a perfect formula. They all seem to be below average, which is common with neons. While this isn't as neon as I like, this is certainly a very bright lime green and it even has a subtle holographic shimmer. The formula is long-wearing and fabulous and this will now be my go-to lime green polish. :)

Different Dimension - Ditz: $10 Etsy & $12 Llarowe.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Different Dimension - Ditz

Today I am showing off Different Dimension's Ditz. This is another color from the 80s Baby collection. It has the same bright color and subtle holo effect. I didn't get this update out sooner because these actually have a very long wear time. I actually wore Whatever for 4 days which is record time for me. These are kind of hard to get off (not as bad as glitter), the formula is great, I used two liberal coats, and the same base and top coat I use for every other polish yet these don't seem to peel up at the corners over the next couple of days like most polishes.

Different Dimension - Ditz: $10 Etsy & $12 Llarowe.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Different Dimension - Whatever

I've been longing for the Different Dimension 80s Baby collection for a long time now! It was my birthday on Friday and I finally scored a few from my husband as a gift! Yay! He got me a ton of stuff, so now it's time to review them all, mwahah! He is the best. :)

If you didn't notice the keyword, husband, I got married July 13th to my hot Canadian and I was so busy that week I forgot to update! I was supposed to fly home on Sunday but when we visited the immigration lawyer, we found out that the immigration guy that stamped my passport actually allowed me to stay 6 months instead of the usual 2. We're going to get paperwork started now that we are married so hopefully I will be able to stay in Toronto and become permanent resident. :)

On to the polish!
I need to comment on the formula because it's amazing, you could get away with one coat but two does the trick. It's so smooth and easy to apply. On a holographic scale, it's much more subtle than I am used to but it's still there and it's obviously different than just a metallic shimmer. I don't own this whole set yet, but I want to get the rest. :)

Different Dimension - Whatever: $10 Etsy & $12 Llarowe.