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Entries for Wednesday, January 11 2012

OPI’s Yodel Me On My Cell

OPI’s Yodel Me On My Cell

Posted on Wednesday, at

The microglitter in this polish is extremely fine. It isn't as visible as the microglitters in China Glaze's Vintage Vixen polishes, but the particles look a little too large - and definitely too scattered - to call this a straight “shimmer” top coat. This polish does take three separate coats to get this color depth and even application, which is mildly annoying - it would have been nice to do a 2-coat manicure and be done, the way I'm able...

Orly’s Gilded Coral

Orly’s Gilded Coral

Posted on Wednesday, at

Not quite a duochrome…but almost. I like this shade with my coloring. It's a good near-neutral softer color that isn't pale/soft. This only took two coats for full opacity, and the unevenness you see in my photos is my long-neglected unbuffed ridgy nails. This polish doesn't show any brushstrokes, didn't have any thinner spots or slubbing or pulling. Excellent consistency and coverage. I don't know if it's the combination of base coat that I used with this polish,...

China Glaze’s 2NITE

China Glaze’s 2NITE

Posted on Wednesday, at

The OMG collection holographics are my hands-down favorites, of the holographic polishes that I've seen (with the exception of Sally Hansen's Nail Magic polishes from the 1990s.) Linear holographics, some lovely shades (2NITE's dusty blue, TTYL's peach, FYI's gold-tan), and excellent spreadability. I do wish that the polishes were a little more durable, though - or that a topcoat didn't mute the linear holographic effect so severely! There was a “holographic topcoat”, Wireless, that was released with this set. I...