I was reminded about this nail polish when I saw Rachael of HelplessWhistDrying post about OPI Russian Navy since I’ve seen comparisons between OPI Russian Navy, OPI Ink, and OPI Cosmo with a Twist.
I’d say Cosmo with a Twist is like a lovechild of Russian Navy (navy) and Ink (more purple) – it appears as both purple and navy with a hefty dose of shimmer. This colour was released as part of the OPI Starlight collection for Holiday 2015.
Since the weather is turning a bit cooler, I thought I’d finally wear this polish which I bought in January during one of my crazy no-holds-barred hauls:
Steel Grey caught my eye because of its greige tone and golden shimmer.
And let’s be frank, that Burberry packaging suckers me in every time.
I’m in a bit of a nail polish rut – can you believe that last week I only wore Orly Nailtrition on my nails and called it a day? No nail polish for a whole week! 😮 This polish is the one I wore this during my cruise vacation as my pedicure. In fact, these photos were taken before I went on vacation… 😛
For my trip, I was looking for a bright shade and China Glaze Hot Flash certainly delivered!
I always take advantage of a short work week to wear something a little more “daring”, so last week I wore China Glaze Let’s Jam:
I picked this up back in May – this is part of the Lite-Brites collection that I was so excited for, and I was so happy to have found this – along with a few others from the collection – at Winners. This is part of the reason why I went over my budget so much in May! 😛
I mainly became interested in this polish after hearing from fivezero that some WnW polishes are made in Luxembourg so I have to find out for myself!
I don’t often buy nail polishes that come packaged with a cardboard backing – I think these were repackaged specifically for Dollarama – as you can see, this cost $1.50. The bottle contains 12.3ml of polish.
I received this from the lovely Polished and Inspired when we met up in May! Thank you again for this polish, it’s so “me”! 😀
With the summer days winding down, I thought this was a nice summery shade to wear before the heat died down!
I was in the mood for a bright fun colour since the weather forecast for last week called for thunderstorms and rain.
Delhi Dance was part of Essie’s Resort collection for 2016, here are the rest of the colours from the small collection:
This was a recent addition to my collection, as part of my birthday haul, I got this for $2.99 at my favourite salon supply store in downtown Toronto, called Toronto Barber & Beauty Supply, or TBBS for short. It’s a favourite haunt of fivezero‘s as well!
This was part of the China Glaze Fall 2015 “The Great Outdoors” collection that was all about camping. There were many beautiful shades in the collection and I was happy to have found this at Winners (or Marshalls, I forget now!) in January.
China Glaze regularly sell for ~C$11 here and I got this for $6.
Last week I wore The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in #620 Got the Blues, which I got during the makeup 50% off sale back in May.
This normally retails for $8 for a 6.8ml bottle.
Finally, Essie comes out with their version of the “gel” nail polish. I normally dismiss gel polishes that do not require UV lamps. I’ve paid close attention to reviews on the recent slew of “gel” polish releases that tout: Amazing shine! Smooth finish! Long wearing! Ultimately, they turn out to not to be any different than regular nail polishes. Except they’re more expensive – I call that a money grab! I started to pay attention when Essie’s new Gel Couture collection was making the rounds online and, one after one, the reviews were coming in with raves about how long wearing it was. Essie is one of my favourite polish brands, so I just had to try it for myself!
After much deliberation, I landed on #60 “Pinned Up” as my test subject. I set out to wear this for 2 weeks.