Monday, November 25, 2013

opi you're such a budapest with chevrons

Hey everyone!
Last month was my birthday and I decided to get some polishes. I didn't want them to be regular polishes from Macedonia, so I got half OPI Euro Centrale collection from Spring 2013. I'm absolutely in love with these polishes and I'm swatching them one by one because I want to wear all of them :)
In the meantime, I also got Bundle Monster's CYO 2013 stamping plates, so you should expect plenty of stamping manicures in the future.

I used OPI You're Such a Budapest as a base (you can see the color swatch below). On my index and pinky I added a coat of Golden Rose Carnival 01, a beautiful matte white glitter, while the middle and ring finger were stamped using BM-423 and a matte white polish called BK 16. I left the thumb "blank" and topped everything off with a coat of Seche Vite.

You're Such a Budapest is a dusty lavender polish with very subtle white shimmer. The shimmer is barely visible in the bottle and I couldn't capture it on camera, but it definitely is there. It was opaque in 2 coats and dried really fast. I'm not even going to mention the formula and brush because I've already said that I love OPI's polishes.

A quick apology for two things:
1. The state of my cuticles is absolutely horrible. I've neglected my nails recently, because I've got tons of projects for school and it's driving me nuts.
2. I'm not sure, but the photos might look a bit different. I switched my monitor a couple of weeks ago and I'm trying to get the settings right, so it might affect the editing a bit :)

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

aura she bunny 124

Hey everyone!
I've got a quick post for you today. Not so long ago I got this amazing polish and last time I posted I showed you a manicure in which I used it as a base.

Aura She Bunny 124 is a dark green polish, with a slight hint of teal with green/blue duochromatic specks in it. I find it perfect to wear it on its own or maybe create a galaxy look with it (which I will try soon enough). It was opaque in 2 coats. The formula is really nice, but there was one thing that bothered me a bit. The bottle itself is very small, therefore the brush is pretty small as well. On the photo here I had longer nails and the application process was a bit harder since the brush couldn't cover most of my nail. Nonetheless, I think that this polish will make it in my favorites of the year :)

Sadly my nails are no longer long and gorgeous :(

Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 15, 2013

review: water decals from kkcenterhk

Hey everyone! 
 Midterms are finally over and I can get to blogging again! 
 What I have for you today is a short review about water decals I got from KKCenterHK a couple of days ago.

 Just like any other KKCenterHK product, they came in a small zip lock bag. The sheet of decals has 6 different stripes with patterns. You can cut the stripes however you want. For this look I decided to follow the hexagonal shape of the pattern and created different shapes. What I didn’t read in the description on the website is that the white parts are visible, but it looked pretty good anyway. 

 They are very easy to use. Just cut the desired shape and either submerge it in a small cup of water or place it on a wet towel. The design will come off very easily within a couple of seconds. The positive side about these decals is that you have a few seconds to position the decal without it sticking too much. But, you have to be careful with these kinds of decals as they can be a bit thinner than usual. Since they are that thin, they are barely visible on the nail and you don't even need top coat to cover their edges. 

 Here are all of the designs that you get from this sheet. They are very cool and I can't wait to use them again. 

 You can get these water decals here for $5.75. My overall opinion is that they are very easy to use, you get plenty of designs to choose from and they don't look cheap on the nail. I didn't have any problems with them and I'd recommend that you try them out. 

You can get 10% off your order over at KKCenterHK using the code: "iloveprettycolours".

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The product was sent to me for review. However, my opinion is 100% honest and is not affected by this.