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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.


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!


OPI Ski Teal We Drop Swatches and Review

When it comes to my choice of color for nail polish, I don’t usually wear dark colors, especially dark plums, reds, browns, etc. I don’t think it fits well with my skin color. However, a couple of days ago I literally have no idea which color to paint my nails, and I went for OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop:

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Here I have applied 2 coats with a coat of Essie Good to Go topcoat. I really don’t know how to explain this color in words. The name suggest that its a teal color, but personally I think its a dark teal color, almost dark blue when it hits the lights. It looks navy/dark blue to almost black in the shade/indoors. The polish applied very nicely, no bubbling, and dry time was average.

I think I pretty much fell in love with this color. One of my favorites for sure! I just couldn’t stop staring at my nails. Yesterday I went outside for a family dinner, my mom saw my nails and she complimented its color. She never does that, so that means something.

As I’m writing this post, its October 31st, which is Halloween. Happy Halloween everyone! (:


Colorful Stripes & Stars Nails

As you can probably tell, I am very bad at coming up with names. I really don’t know what to call this design… I did these about a month ago. Saw this design from Nail Max! magazine. I really like how it turned out!

Since I couldn’t get a good photo for my entire hand, heres a picture of my thumb:

Sorry about the dry cuticles and the growth. 😦 I took this photo around 4-5 days after I painted them, and my nails grow super fast so theres a bit of growth when I took the photos. I used a brush and acrylic paint to paint the stars and stripes.

My nail polish order (Butter London Dodgy Barnett, All That Glitters Spottie Dottie Black and White) just arrived today too. When I have the mood (probably Thursday), I will probably post more swatches. 🙂


Pink Ribbon Nails

Pink ribbon nail design. I saw this on a Japanese magazine and I decided to re-create it.


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.


Pink and Blue Ombre/Gradient Nails

Here are pink and blue ombre/gradient nails I’ve done a while back. Make up sponges were used to blend the colors together. This is my first time doing a ombre/gradient design with two colors.


Sparkly Galaxy Nails!

Thought I’d post one of my favorite nail design I’ve ever done. I did this 14 weeks ago, so around May. I love the sparkle and how the colors blend in together! Every finger is different, too.

What do you think?
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(And again, I apologize for the bad photo quality.)


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! 😦