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BONi M122 over OPI Black Onyx Swatches and Review

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Hi guys! Yesterday I was bored and wanted to paint my nails. Yesterday I also received my very first nail mail package all the way from Germany, I’ll make a post about that later. My nail mail buddy was really nice and sent me a really pretty bottle of Essence nail art special effects topper. I don’t know which polish to choose so I painted my nails black using OPI Onyx, and because of that Essence special effects topper, I decided I want to add a layer of glitter polish over it. I decided to go with BONi M122:ImageImageImageImageImage

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ImageFor this mani, I applied 2 layers of OPI Onyx, then 2 layers of BONi M122. I didn’t add topcoat because I was afraid it will be too thick.

I love this combo! It reminds me a bit of Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday, however I don’t think its a dupe. The BONi M122 polish has larger glitters and more color compared to DL’s Happy Birthday. BONi M122 has light blue, green, pink, red and yellow glitter, with small red, yellow, pink and green circle-shaped glitters in clear base. Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday does not have light blue, yellow or pink glitters. You can clearly see this in the macro shot of the BONi M122 bottle below:

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The BONi M122 polish applied nicely, but just like many other glitter polishes, I had to push the glitter around with the brush in order to have a overall coverage on the nail plate. The glitter didn’t dry very smooth though. I believe this is a polish from Korea… one of my favorites!

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Purple and Blue Star Nails ★☆

I really don’t know what to call this nail art design. I got these done at Take Care nail salon with my friend Song back in October 23rd 2010. My nails were quite long then. When I think back to when I was getting them done, I remember myself taking a very long time choosing a design I want to get done from a Japanese magazine. The shop owner even walked up to me and asked me to choose quickly, because they also have other customers to take care of. I also ended up wearing this design to Japan too.


My First Entry – Plaid & Ants Nails

Yesterday my mom decided to go to the nail salon so I decided to tag along. Before that I had quiet a few nail designs saved on my phone. At the salon I decided to go with a design of red plaid prints as the background with black ants. I thought it was a unique design and I haven’t seen one like that before. However I decided to change the red plaid to blue plaid nails instead because red never looks good with my skin color. Here is a photo:

(If you are the owner of this design, please let me know, so I can properly credit you. I can’t remember where I got my original photo from.)

Sorry about the photo quality. I will get a new camera very soon, that photo was taken with my iPhone. Other than that, I also recently ordered a bunch of O.P.I., China Glaze and Essie nail polishes that should be arriving at my house by next week. Hopefully by then I could make a few swatch reviews. I am also planning to order L.A. Color polish stripers and I am also trying to find a place where I can get some glitter polishes from Essence. But that would take some time because they are so hard to find here! 😦