Thursday, March 4, 2010

Nail Files - New & Old Polishes for Spring

Lots of polish pics to share...cause yeah, I've been behind on this as well.

For starters...let's discuss the OPI Hong Kong collection.  One word - underwhelmed.  Not a single polish enticed me enough to buy...so I ended up with another polish from the France collection (Fall 2008), Eiffel for This Color.  Well...I didn't.  The color is really pretty - and I'm surprised it took me this long to purchase it myself because I have often admired it on others. 

What's the issue?  Coverage - I trust OPI colors to give me complete coverage in 2 coats (except for the sheers, of course).  Like the uber fabulous Suzi Skis the Pyrenees, which I have on tips & toes right now - the coverage on that is amazing.  This one, like many of the Chanel and Essie cremes, I find, was streaky - I didn't feel that 2 coats was really great.  So PASS on this one - try Give Me Moor instead, from the Spain collection this past fall.

The next collection I checked out was the Sephora by OPI Modern Flowers (Spring 10).

The first, a keeper, even though it's not terribly exciting, is Handpicked for Me - light pink lilac with silver shimmer.  I'm sure E is going to want to borrow this one.  It's very pretty.  Great spring color.  Not much more to say than that.


The second...well that one already got returned.  Leaf Him at the Altar - ok, I wanted to keep it based on name alone.  It's described as a metallic vine green.  It's metallic.  And it's green.  But it just didn't do it for me.  For the $ I pay, I wanted it to be a bit more special.  I found it to be something I would conceivably find for $3 at Target.  It just wasn't enough...or right...or whatever.  The magazine pics make it look much more special.  Or maybe I'm just too old...


And then we come to an oldie that I haven't worn in a while...and I'm not sure why I haven't because I was loving it.  Chanel's Kaleidoscope from Fall 2008.  It's this great gold-green-platinum metallic bunch of sparkliness.  Not that I think that's a real word.  But oh, I forgot how much I loved this polish.  This was was definitely worth the Chanel price.

My next polish purchase?  I am dying to see the MAC Liberty of London collection...It's supposed to be out next Friday.  I am so at Nordstrom that morning - they have a polish I'm dying to see - Blue Inda.  More info on it on All Lacquered Up, my fave polish blog.  And the lippies looked quite pretty, too.

10 comments:

snaphappy said...

Was I with you when you bought that Eiffel for This Color?

You always inspire me to polish . . . wish I had longer nails!

AppGal said...

Ooh, so pretty! I love the Handpicked color especially. Good call on the Leaf green color...yeah, a little odd, but it had promise!

Kind of related question...I am the type of girl who paints her finger nails/toenails one color, then will repaint them whenever that polish comes off OR peels to the point of embarrassment. How often do you change your nail color, and what do you use to remove it? One reason I don't like to change my color often is that my nail polish remover is so drying to my cuticles, and they already look terrible as it is. Also, do you put any kind of clear protectant over your polish to keep it on longer? Any tips you can share would be awesome!

Queen B. said...

looooooooooove the Chanel Gold !

tastymoog said...

that MAC bottle is too cute. :)

audreybella said...

Very pretty. I always like when you do your nail polish posts. I may have to head to MAC or Nordstrom's next week to check out the Liberty of London collection. That Blue Inda is lovely.

HeidiG said...

snaphappy - yep! that was when the boys were waiting at the door of Trade Secret... Honestly, I love your shorter nails...I wish mine were shorter...shorter nails make it easier to carry off funky colors.

AppGal - thank you! How often I change my color depends on how well it holds and whether I still like it in a few days. To remove it - just regular remover from Target or wherever...nothing special. To keep it on longer - swipe all nails with remover just before applying to make sure they are clean & clear of oils, use base coat (I use the OPI Sephora Nail Hydrator) and use top coat - I use Seche Vite - it dries fast and wears like iron. Also, I put lotion on all the time - it's the perfect thing to do when you're in the car sitting at a stoplight. But I have a little tube in many rooms of the house including kithen and right here at my desk. Moisturizing helps a lot. And definitely apply before bed.

Queen B - thank you!

tatymoog - I know - it's worth the puchase price alone just for the cute bottle!!

audreybella - thank you! And you definitely should check it out - I bet the Blue India would be gorgeous with your skin tone!

A Loopy Life said...

Wow, that MAC polish is worth buying for the bottle alone!

HeidiG said...

A Loopy Life - I think we were typing at the same time. Great minds and all that...

prashant said...

that MAC bottle is too cute.
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Couture said...

Blue India looks great!

Judith
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