How pretty is this polish? Velvet Seas is amazing. In indoor light it’s a teal metallic but is packed with shimmer. It’s a gorgeous teal and my very first Nina Ultra Pro polish! Seeing how pretty this polish is makes me want to go grab a few more from the Crushed Velvet collection. It applies very smooth and is perfect with two coats – though you could probably get away with just one if you were pressed for time. Really, 5 stars for this – it’s excellent.
Custom Kicks is from China Glaze’s 2009 Kicks collection (and is now part of the Rainbow of Hope Collection). The Kicks line was full of bright and fun colors, but this is the only color I own from the collection.
Custom Kicks is a blue leaning teal with very fine gold shimmer. When I picked up the bottle at the store, I had no idea the gold shimmer was there. But once on the nail, the gold shimmer became more apparent in the light. The teal color alone is beautiful, but the gold shimmer really adds to this polish. Makes it unique.
Application was a breeze. Opaque in two coats, not at all streaky.
I am so thankful China Glaze re-released their Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection just for this polish. Originally released in 2001, China Glaze re-released this collection at the end of 2009.
C-C-Courage is a deep purple full of silver glitter. The silver glitter isn’t microglitter, but it’s not full on chunky glitter either. It’s somewhere it between.
The application of this polish was great. Opaque in two coats. Without a top coat, it does dry with a grainy feel. A thick coat of Essie Good To Go took care of that.
Yet another fabulous drugstore find! wet n wild’s Wild Shine line retails for just under a dollar, and is often on sale. I picked up Wild Orchid during Rite Aid’s store wide 25% off cosmetics sale. Wild Orchid caught my eye immediately. It’s two of my favorite things: purple and sparklely!
When I got home I was pleasantly suprised to see the microglitter in this polish was actually halo glitter. The thought crossed my mind that this just might be the purple version of OPI My Private Jet. That can’t be bad!
This polish is very thin. It took four coats to get opaque coverage. The halo glitter in this polish is suspended a jelly like deep purple. The purple is darker than it appears in these pictures, but never looks black. Even from a distance it is obvious this polish is purple.
The halo microglitter in this polish is great. It doesn’t just show up in direct sunlight, but under artificial light as well.
I really do love the look of this polish. I even got a ton of compliments from random people and they couldn’t believe it was a wet n wild polish. The only downside is the wear. This polish didn’t wear great. I went about two and a half days before major chipping (this was with a base and top coat). I imagine this has more to do with having to use four coats than anything else. But honestly, for a nail polish that cost under a dollar it performed much better than I expected.
OPI I’m Indi-a Mood for Love is from the Spring 2008 India collection. I did not purchase this color when the collection came out. Pinks, especially pink cremes, really just aren’t my thing. But over the summer Ulta was running a promotion giving away Pretty Little Pinks with any $10 OPI purchase. This included three pink OPI minis. Princesses Rule! and You’re a Pisa work were included along with I’m Indi-a Mood for Love. So when I was looking for a good Valentine’s Day manicure I decided to finally give this color a try.
I’m Indi-a Mood for Love is a pink (almost magenta) creme with a bit of a purple undertone. It’s a very pretty color, and it was a perfect Valentine’s Day manicure, but not something I would wear on a regular basis (and I’m definitely not sad I don’t have the full size!).
I had a little trouble with the application, but that was mostly to blame on this being a mini bottle. OPI minis do not have the prowide brush like the full size.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!
OPI’s Pink Me I’m Good is an Ulta exclusive for Valentine’s 2010. It’s so pretty! It’s pink and sparkly and those are two things I love. It has warm gold and pink glitter in a hot pink jelly base. It’s amazing.
Actually, now that I’m thinking about how much I liked this polish I might have to throw it on for Valentine’s Day. I’ve gotten a TON of new polishes lately. Stay tuned 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Yes….I Can-Can! is from my all time favorite OPI collection; La Collection de France. Released in the Fall of 2008, La Collection de France is responsible for two of my favorite polishes (Lourve Me, Lourve Me Not and We’ll Always have Paris).
When France was originally released I passed on Yes…I Can-Can!. There were just too many other colors in that collection that I needed to own. But when I saw OPI was discontinuing Yes…I Can-Can!, I decided it was time to finally pick it up, and I’m glad I did.
Yes…I Can-Can! is a reddish purple creme with just a bit of silver microglitter. It isn’t so much microglitter as it is a little shine. As is expected, the polish applied like a dream, no streaks and opaque in two coats.
While I love this color, it is certainly not what I could consider unique. Once I had it on my nails, I realized it looked quite a bit like some other polishes I own.
As you can see, it is similar, but not an exact dupe, of a few polishes in my collection. OPI We’ll Always have Paris is slightly redder, and is a creme. OPI Black Cherry Chutney (I forgot how much I love this color!) has red microglitter in a darker, more black base. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Flirt is essentially a Black Cherry Chutney dupe except it has a bit less glitter.
For a non nail polish fanatic, owning all of these polishes probably doesn’t make much if any sense. But I love a good vampy plum especially when it comes with a little shine!
Essie’s Pop Art Pink is gorgeous. It’s a very delicate, light pink from Essie’s Spring 2010 Collection. I’ve been loving pinks lately so I just couldn’t help myself when I saw it.
I’ve never used a “typical” (very light) Essie Polish so I figured it was a win-win situation. Right? I love it. Big drawback? It took 4 coats before it was opaque and nail lines disappeared. Normally I don’t have the patience for such things, but this one is definitely worth it – It’s just so… pretty.
OPI Nice Color, Eh? is from the Fall 2004 Canadian collection. It is/was part of OPI’s permanent collection, but is now being discontinued. Get it while you can find it!
Nice Color, Eh? is a rosy pink. In the bottle there appears to be a bit of silver microglitter, but on the nail it looks almost metallic..sort of glowy. The color is really pretty, and the “glow” makes it quite unique.
The application was a breeze. The first coat looked streaky and I was somewhat worried this would carry over in the second coat, but it didn’t.
OPI is in the process of discontinuing quite a few colors from their permanent collection. Ulta has the discontinued colors on clearance for $5.99.
Ah yes, yet another glitter. I can’t seem to stay away!
Wet n wild’s craze line is their “trendy” line of polishes. The company describes them as “high-performance, collectible nail colors [that] are specially selected from the season’s latest trends.” For less than $2 a (.34 oz) bottle, I figured I’d give it a try.
Glitz is purple, silver and blue glitter suspended in a clear base. It kind of reminds me of Sephora by OPI Too Good for Him. Glitz is by no means a dupe, but it’s essentially the same idea at less than a quarter of the price.
This polish is quite pretty on the nail, but applicaltion was slightly difficult. It has a tendency to become very thick. It’s best to wait a little longer than normal to apply the second and third coats. I’m also not a huge fan of the bottle. It’s exactly the same as the Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Nail Paint. The problem is the wide top. It makes it somewhat difficult to control the brush.
Overall for less than $2 these craze polishes are a great deal. They come in more than just pinks and reds and they’re a great price.