Friday, March 30, 2012

OPI Teenage Dream

Current nails: OPI Teenage Dream. One of the lovely Katy Perry glitters!
Two coats here, and one of Seche Vite. The surface is pretty rough but it doesn't bother me. What did bother me is the thickness...this needs to be thinned sooo bad. I've used it a lot which has made it really thick and gloopy. Ugh. Despite that, it really wasn't too hard to work with. It's better than being runny and too sheer, I guess.
Such a pretty glitter, and good coverage after 2 coats. It's tiny light pink and silver glitter with bigger holo glitter thrown in. Seriously, gorgeous. The holo glitter reminds me of little sprinkles all over my nails...totally fitting, for Katy Perry.
I'm thinking I'll need a new bottle of this soon...I use it a lot. Plus, one of my friends borrowed it for prom last year and kept for a couple months and used it like 5 times...ha. Speaking of prom, I think me and my friends are getting fake nails done soon...prom is 3 weeks from tomorrow! I'm pumped! :)
And, unfortunately the square tips are gone for now...had to cut my nails down. Boo. I'm gonna try to grow em out REALLY good over the summer though ;)

Sincerely, Cat

Monday, March 19, 2012

Franken -- DBK

Wearing today: one of my frankens from last spring, DBK. (Name is a random thing with one of my friends, ha.)
2 coats, with one of Seche Vite. It's a coral-y orange jelly filled with gold shimmer. Still some VNL after 2 coats, but I think it looks better that way. It's actually really pretty, and the gold shimmer is what sets it apart from other coral/orange polishes that I have. Really, I can't tell if this is coral or orange--it changes in different lighting, so I just consider it a coral-tinged orange, haha.
This is probably one of my better frankens, lol. It's actually pretty unique, with the base color and the shimmer in it. Unfortunately, it chipped within hours, but I get that problem a lot with frankens, ha. It could also be because of my nail shape...polish chips sooo much faster on square nails than rounded! I still love the squares though, so I can put up with the chipping, lol.

Sincerely, Cat

Friday, March 16, 2012

OPI Gargantuan Green Grape

Nails today: OPI Gargantuan Green Grape! I forgot how much I love this...haven't worn it in a while!
I used 3 coats and one coat of Seche Vite. I was gonna just do 2 coats, but 3 really evened it out and made it look a lot better. No VNL after 3 coats.
My only issue with this polish is that my bottle is over halfway gone...I use this color a lot for frankens. I had some troubles getting enough polish on the brush, haha. I really need another bottle of this. This is such a great green...not too bright or too light, and not really's more of a spring green. Which I love because the weather has been great lately. It feels like summer here and it's only mid-March. Awesome.
And you know what I'm loving even more than this polish? My nail shape. I am really liking the squares. The more they grow out, the better they're looking. Seriously adore. Too bad I have to cut my nails completely down again this week :(

Sincerely, Cat

Monday, March 12, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers

A gorgeous Lippmann glitter and new nail shape for today!
Ruby Red Slippers, 2 coats with one of Seche Vite. First coat rather thin and second rather thick. That strategy works well for this shade, I've found. Such a pretty polish. Chips like crazy though...I had chips after a day. Ah well, I just touched up my tips and it was good as new. And like always, removal sucked. Lol.
And yeah...I'm trying out the square nails! It took some adjusting, for sure, but it's been like a week and it feels pretty natural now. I'm not really sure how I feel about it. I always keep my nails rounded, but I kinda like this. At least it looks a lot better than last time I tried square, lol. That was sooo bad. But yeah, I had the crazy idea to go square and grow my nails out so they look like fakes for prom next month...who knows what'll happen to my nails by then, haha. Might as well try it.
Also, I'm trying a new base coat, OPI Natural Nail Base Coat. I've only used it 2 or 3 times, but I really like it. Although maybe that's just because it's tinted pink...ha.

Sincerely, Cat

Monday, March 5, 2012

OPI I Don't Give a Rotterdam!

Another Holland stunner! This is I Don't Give a Rotterdam!
2 coats with one of Seche Vite. The first coat was pretty sheer and I thought I might have to do 3, but the second coat added a lot. There was maybe a little hint of VNL. Good application though, the brush was really nice on this one for some reason.
Such a pretty shade of icy blue, but the shimmer is what really makes it unique. It's this really nice, gold, kind of flake-looking shimmer. This shade totally reminds me of icicles.
So, when I bought this shade I thought it was really unique, but it reminded me of a polish that I already had, I just couldn't remember what it was. So I went home and looked through my collection...ha. Look at this.

So, this is one of the frankens I made early fall this year...maybe around August? It's funny because when I made this franken, I was like, "wow, I don't have anything like this! This is so unique! Especially this flaky-type shimmer in it..." Ha. What a cruel joke. Like, seriously almost dupes. Right down to the shimmer. Just my luck, lol. Ah well.

Sincerely, Cat