Wednesday, September 17, 2014

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous is a gunmetal shimmer that looks absolutely stunning under direct sunlight. It's from the fall 2010 Swiss Collection and is one of my favorite OPI names ever. Even if this bottle is old, the formula is still fantastic with two coats. And oh, it happens to be a dupe for Chanel Graphite. 

Until next time, stay polished! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Revlon Lilac Pastelle

Revlon Lilac Pastelle is a pale pink creme with the slightest hint of lilac. This is how I would imagine OPI Mod About You to be like but in reality it is much closer to Essie Neo Whimsical. I was pleasantly surprised because this bottle is so old but the formula's better than I remember (I used two coats). I used to hate this polish but now I really like it. 

Until next time, stay polished!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Chevron nails

If you have limited nail art skills like I do, then the chevron nails is a manicure that's easy enough to try. And nope there are no tools involved - not even tape.

I personally prefer the gradient look so I picked a white plus three shades of blue. Colors used are Essie Blanc, Etude House CBL601, The Face Shop BL606, and Essie Butler Please. 

The first step is to paint your base color and let it dry. Using the second color, paint the chevron starting from the sides of your nail near the cuticles towards the free edge. In this way, you don't have to think so much where your brush goes because it will be overlapped by the next color. It's much harder to paint the 'V' when the pointy part is facing the opposite direction. Let the coats dry a little then just repeat the process for the next colors. It's super easy but the end result looks complicated!

Until next time, stay polished! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chanel Mirabella

It's not often that you see Chanel promotional photos with any form of nail art so of course I had to recreate this manicure. Mirabella is a true orange creme, resembling the color of carrots. I used two coats of Essie Blanc as the base plus one coat of Mirabella. Though it may look simple, I actually had great difficulty creating this look. The round Chanel brush is not ideal for creating the perfect curve near the cuticles as it doesn't fan out wide enough. I had to carefully clean around the edges using an eyeliner brush. 

No that's not me, that's Lisa Eldridge looking fab with the reversed french manicure. 

Until next time, stay polished! :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Mocha

I haven't fully explored the Colorstay line and Revlon is already discontinuing it. Mocha, just as the name suggests, is a milky brown creme. Colors like this are always chic and it definitely satisfied my Chanel Particuliere craving. I applied two coats and the formula was utter PERFECTION. Can the new gel envy line be better than this? 

Until next time, stay polished! :)