Sunday, June 28, 2009
OPI and Essie Nail Haul and Review
I went back to this neighborhood nail supply store that I discovered a few weeks ago. I didn't really buy much nail polishes the last time I went there, because I thought the prices were just going to be just like that of Sally's or ULTA. They have such a wide variety of Essie, China Glaze, OPI, Color Club, and other nail polish brands. I was absolutely blown away when the owner told me that the Essies were only $3.50 and OPI $4.50, and China Glaze $3!!! It's like shopping at those online nail polish supply sites like 8ty8beauty or Head2toe (these polishes are even cheaper than those sold on some of these sites!). Best of all, I don't have to pay for shipping at all. I was so excited that I promised myself that I was going to go back and get some more of my coveted polishes, but for now, I settled with these romantic shades from OPI and Essie.
Essie Bike Ride is a dreamy cream light strawberry milk color that would look great on the tips especially for summer. Amazing consistency and the color for me is for me is so romantic. It would also make a great base color for Konad stamp art.
Essie Fiesta's name describes how festive this color is. When I say it's a hot pink, it really is an electric, beautiful hot pink that really screams summer. It would look amazing on the toes accompanied by flipflops or strappy sexy heels, and I believe this is such a universal color that it would suit every skintone.
I had tried to stay away from OPI Done Out in Deco because I thought it would be too similar to Parlez-vous OPI?, but with the price so low, how could I resist? I'm glad I got it because it's different enough from Parlez-vous. The latter is darker and Done Out in Deco is a lavender-grey cream that is so pretty because I love grey-based lilacs.
OPI Por Favor is another amazing color, a mauvish-medium pink color with purple undertones with this beautiful subtle sheen that you can see when you wear it on your nails. This is such a feminine, summer color that would also look great worn year-round.
Looking at this haul, you'd notice that I really gravitate towards pinks and purples right now. I am such a girly girl, I know. I also like these shades because they can be worn at work and my nails would still look professional, but with an added oomph to them.
Here's another Konad attempt before I end this post. I am really loving OPI Over the Taupe because it gives such a dark, creamy taupe that is beautiful, neutral enough to be worn at work but eye-catching enough to be noticed. I added some white Konad special polish using m20 image plate.