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Butter London Henley Regatta Swatches and Review

After a super long hiatus, I’m finally back! Today I will be reviewing a polish that is a little high-end – Butter London’s Henley Regatta. I got this quite some time ago and totally forgot about it until now.

หลังจากที่พักหายไประยะยาว ในที่สุดก็กลับมาแล้วค่ะ วันนี้เราจะมารีวิวยาทาเล็บที่ค่อนข้างไฮเอนด์เล็กน้อย (ปกติที่เรารีวิวจะราคาไม่ค่อยสูงมากเท่าไหร่) – Butter London Henley Regatta  สีนี้จริงๆ เราซื้อมาสักพักและลืมมันไปแล้วจนเมื่อไม่นานมานี้เพิ่งนึกขึ้นได้ว่า เฮ้ย เราก็มีอยู่นะ 555 IMG_3449 Henley Regatta is a fusion of emerald green and teal glitter in clear base polish. The formula for this one was great, although three coats are needed for opacity. Here I applied three coats with no top coat. You can definitely use this for layering over darker colors. The teal glitter isn’t very noticeable, although when combined with the green, gives off beautiful sparkles.

Henley Regatta เป็นกลิตเตอร์สีเขียวมรกตกับสีฟ้าสว่างในเบสสีใสค่ะ น้ำยาดีเลยทีเดียว แต่ถ้าจะให้สีเข้มแบบนี้ต้องทาสามรอบค่ะ ในภาพบีทาสามรอบโดยไม่ทาท็อปโค้ท คิดว่าสีนี้ถ้าเอาไปทาทับสีเข้มๆ น่าจะสวยทีเดียว กลิตเตอร์สีฟ้าจะมองไม่ค่อยเห็นเท่าไหร่ แต่ช่วยเพิ่มมิติให้กับสีมากๆ เวลากระทบแสงจะสวยมากค่ะ IMG_3466IMG_3463 The color is super vibrant and bold. I think this would look striking against pale skin! I also love how the color varies in intensity depending on the light. Under yellow light it looks a little matte, but outside it sparkles like a disco ball *heart eyes emoji*. I’m impressed with the dry time too. I only applied this color on one hand first, starting from the pinky to the thumb (sometimes I go in reverse order). It dries quickly to the point that I could start on my second coat on the pinky right away after I’m done with the thumb. So a thumbs up to Butter London for that! Onto some pic spam:

จะเห็นได้ว่าสีค่อนข้างสดเลยทีเดียว บีคิดว่าถ้าคนผิวขาวทาแล้วต้องเหมาะมากแน่นอน ชอบที่สีมันจะเปลี่ยนไปตามแสงค่ะ เวลาอยู่ในห้องไฟสีส้มๆ เหลืองๆ (แบบบีตอนนี้ 555) สีจะออกแมทๆ หน่อย แต่พอกระทบแสงข้างนอกจะประกายวิบวับเลยค่ะ ตอนทาแห้งไวด้วย สำหรับรีวิวเราทามือด้านซ้ายก่อน เริ่มจากนิ้วก้อยไปนิ้วโป้ง มันแห้งเร็วขนาดที่ว่าบีสามารถไปทานิ้วก้อยรอบสองทันทีที่ทารอบแรกตรงนิ้วโป้งเสร็จ (แต่ต้องทาบางๆ นะคะ) อันนี้ต้องขอยกนิ้วให้ Butter London เลย ดูภาพอื่นๆ กันค่ะ:

IMG_3455IMG_3451IMG_3458IMG_3460IMG_3461IMG_3459IMG_3453The color really does remind me of Essence Choose Me!, but I definitely prefer this one more. I don’t wear a lot of green but I do think this is definitely a wearable color.

สีอันนี้ทำให้นึกถึง Essence Choose Me! แต่ส่วนตัวชอบสีนี้มากกว่าค่ะ ตอนล้างจะไม่ทิ้งสีเขียวๆ รอบจมูกเล็บด้วย ส่วนตัวไม่ค่อยทาสีเขียวเท่าไหร่แต่คิดว่าสีนี้ทาได้ในชีวิตประจำวันค่ะ 🙂

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Essie Pop Art Pink Swatches and Review

In today’s post I have for you guys Essie’s Pop Art Pink from Essie’s Spring Collection in 2010. My mom chose this color for me, so this polish is quite special. The first time I used it, I really hated this color.  But I’m going to be gone from February 4 to 8th to Khao Lak for a school residential trip (that means no changing polish for 4 days!) and wanted a natural looking shade to wear, so I decided to give this polish another try. I rarely wear pink except for natural looking jelly/sheer ones, but this is one of my favorites. IMG_2506 With one coat the color comes off as a natural looking jelly polish. With two or three coats, it turns to a milky-pink jelly color. The formula for this is okay. To apply it well with thin coats, you have to be quick because the polish drys very fast. With thick coats it works well just like regular polish. There are also some bubbling that occurred during dry time. The polish dries glossy, so I decided not to apply any topcoat. Here I have on two coats. After taking photos of these swatches I decided to add topcoat to the nails that had bubbles, and the bubbles disappeared. Weird, huh? Also, my pointy finger nail broke again, sorry. Please ignore it! IMG_2505

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IMG_2511 IMG_2509 IMG_2510 Overall, I really like this color! It’s pretty versatile too. You can wear it with one coat for a natural look, or two or three coats for it to be opaque. I think this polish is super girly and fun. What do you think?


L.A. Color’s Art Deco Copper Glitter Swatches and Review

At my school, every student is separated into 4 houses: Hanuman, Erawan, Tosakan and Naga (similar to Harry Potter, haha!). I’m in Hanuman. Next Thursday is my school’s annual Sports Day event, and the color for Hanuman is orange. Because of that, to show spirit I decided to paint my nails orange!

Originally I decided to go with Zoya’s Lianne, which applied on really smooth and nicely, but the Seche Vite ruined the mani with the pull. Other orange polishes I currently own are: OPI’s In My Back Pocket, Skinfood PK205 and China Glaze Peachy Keen. I didn’t like any of those three, and thats when I noticed Copper Glitter.

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Copper Glitter is a striper by L.A. Colors. (Yes, another mani using stripers — I think I might be a little bit obsessed!) Copper Glitter is a orange and copper glitter in a clear base polish. 
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Application was easy . This polish dried smooth and matte. Here I applied two coats of Copper Glitter and one coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast topcoat for shine. They were super sparkly when it hit the lights and even with indoor lights! I can’t stop looking at my nails.

And heres a pic spam of the polish for you:

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OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies Swatches and Review

Hello! Today I have for you guys swatches of OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies from OPI’s Holiday 2012 collection Skyfall. I decided to cut my nails on my left hand short because I started to think it was weird having nails on my left hand longer than the right hand. Haha.

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Tomorrow Never Dies is a metallic dark blue-purple with blue and pink shimmers. The blue and pink shimmers are barely visible even with flash, but can be seen in the bottle. This polish can appear dark blue or purple depending on the light, which I absolutely LOVE!

I was glad I ordered this polish and have this in my stash. I was reluctant about ordering this polish at first but after reading WorkPlayPolish‘s post and a few other posts out there, I decided to order this. I think I’ve also discovered my love for metallic polish.

Below are bottle shots to show you the beautiful shimmers. It also shows how the color of the polish appears depending on the light.

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Here I applied 2 coats with a layer of Seche Vite topcoat. I ran out of my Essie Good to Go and found Seche Vite in the store, so I decided to try Seche out. The polish was a bit runny and needs at least 2 coats to be opaque. Dry time was fast.

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You can find more about OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies from OPI’s Holiday 2012 collection Skyfall  on their website here.


Stripers as Polish… Again – L.A. Color’s Art Deco Metallic Pink

Hi there! Today I present you one of my favorites – Art Deco’s Metallic Pink!

Yes, its a striper, but who cares? It works well just like other normal polishes!

Metallic pink is pretty self explanatory… its a metallic pink color with gold/silver shimmers. Here I applied two coats with a layer of Essie Good to Go topcoat. They were super shiny! I rarely wear pink on my nails, but this was an exception!

I really, really love how this turned out! I didn’t expect this at all when I looked at the bottle. The dry time was fast and the polish was very easy to apply.

Sorry for the no bottle shot. I pre-ordered this, and when it came in the mail one of the polish that comes with it broke, causing the bottle to be smeared with polish. I tried to remove the polish from the bottle but that caused the labels to come off as well. 😦


Essence Choose Me! Swatches and Review

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Today I have for you guys Essence’s Choose Me! I was given this through a nail mail swap from one of my nail mail buddy from Ireland.

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Choose Me! contains silver and gold flecks within a blue-green sheer base. Indoors its a green color, but in sunlight it appears a bit blue. The formula was easy to apply and dry time was fast. I love the sparkle and the brush in my opinion, is easy to use.

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This is my first time with Essence nail polish, and I am overall very impressed, both by the color and the bottle. I love how the bottle is small, but not too small. A downside to this polish though, is that they do stain your nails a tiny bit of green. However the stain can be removed with nail polish remover. I will definitely check out more of Essence’s polishes soon!


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!