Friday, December 17, 2010

NOTD: Milani's Gems over OPI's Ski Teal We Drop

I am definitely in the Christmas spirit - I LOVE this season! And this year I am going all out on my nails as much as possible. So when I went to CVS a week or so ago, I picked up Milani's Gems polish. I heard that it's a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday polish. All I know is it's gorgeous - and as soon as my current polish started to chip and I had a free moment, I knew I had to use this polish!

I wanted to layer it over something, and chose OPI's Ski Teal We Drop. I don't know about you, but I think it works beautifully :) But still, tell me what you think!

Gems was fairly easy to apply - with one coat you could still see a bit of the color underneath. With one swipe of the brush it laid down a lot of the pieces. I had to keep dipping the brush back into the bottle to get more of the glitter since - and I hate this about the Milani polishes - the brush is SO thin. You do have to do a bit of placing the brush in the areas where it's lacking glitter, but they drop down easily and in large bunches - which I like a lot :) Overall, I would definitely use this polish again. Next time I'll probably just use it on it's own and layer it a few times. Love it!

What would you layer this over? Or would you wear it on it's own? Thank you so much for stopping in to read this! :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

NOTD: OPI's Ali's Big Break (Burlesque Collection Holiday 2010)

Last night I painted my nails with OPI's Ali's Big Break. What a gorgeous, refreshing color!

Pardon the crap paint job - I painted my nails in an hour cause I really just wanted to see how quickly I could get it done - which was quite amazing actually. Thank you Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat for that!

The polish went on like a dream. So opaque - if I were really in a rush, I would have been satisfied with one coat. Yes, it was that good. My favorite thing about OPI nail polishes is the brush. It's a nice, wide brush which makes painting each nail faster and easier. Love it!

Overall I am very satisfied with this nail polish :) What do you think?