Thursday, June 7, 2012

Meet: Sinful Colors Mint Apple

This is Sinful Colors Mint Apple. I bought this color when it was really popular on the interwebs. I've seen swatches on several different blogs and thought I really liked the color. After using it the first time, I hated it! I'm not sure why, but I never wore it again after that until now. Since I'm on a teal kick I decide to give this another try. I have to say I don't really like it, but I don't hate it either. I do like the subtle shimmers in this that makes it different from all the other green/teal colors that I have, but I think it's just too dark for my taste. Maybe if it is a little lighter, I might like it better.

The formula on this was actually really good. It would have worked with only 2 coats, but I like to apply my polishes with thin coats, so I used 3 just to be safe.

These swatches were taking with artificial lighting. I had a busy day and forgot to take pictures, and since I got a little razor nick on my middle nail, and being the OCD that I am about my nails, I wanted to change polishes. So I just took some pictures with my make up mirror lighting. So I would say these are not that color accurate. In person it's a bit darker and greener. 

Mint Apple Swatch (3 coats + Top coat)

Mint Apple Swatch (3 coats + Top coat)

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Enamel in: 947 Mint Apple

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Trendy Tuesday: Wing Tip Shoes

I was flipping through my magazine and saw a bag inspired by wingtip shoes that I just loved! I thought this was perfect inspiration for a "wing tip" manicure! This trend has been around for a while now, and wingtip has always been a classic for men's footwear, but recently we have seen a lot of wing tip shoes for women as well.

MEN STYLE - DAHNAE Vintage Wingtip Lace Up Oxfords
Here is my take on this trend on my nails. I used Orly Dress in White for the base, and drew the tip with OPI Siberian Nights. I didn't want to do the classic black and white so I opted for the dark purple. 

Wing Tip inspired Nail Art

Wing Tip inspired Nail Art

Orly Nail Lacquer in: 40606 Dressed in White, OPI Nail Lacquer in: NL R52 Siberian Nights

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Meet: OPI Black Cherry Chutney

OPI Black Cherry Chutney is a perfect name for this polish. It is a deep red with subtle shimmers that reflect lots of light. I loved the formula for this color, and it would have worked with just one coat. I am a sucker for dark vampy polishes, so even though I usually lean towards more matte polishes, I still really like this one since the shimmers in there are so subtle.

Black Cherry Chutney Swatch (2 coats + top coat)

OPI Nail Lacquer in: NL 143 Cherry Black Chutney