OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Here I’ve swatched OPI’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection, with 12 polishes. Audrey Hepburn embodies the classic woman combining glamour with casual everyday style and the whole collection carries that theme. It’s released in 6 Infinite Shine colours, 12 regular nail polishes and 17 gel color shades. 

All polishes are swatched with two coats and top coat. 


OPI Can’t Read Without my Lipstick 

OPI Can't Read Without My Lipstick

OPI Can’t Read Without My Lipstick


This is a wonderful deep burgundy, a classic stylish shade that is sure to grace any polish stash. Perfect formula. 




OPI Sunrise… Bedtime!

OPI Sunrise... Bedtime!

OPI Sunrise… Bedtime!


A pink holographic glitter polish with a clear base. This is best worn over another polish of course, but I wanted to show how it looks by itself. Slightly out of focus to see the wonderful holo glitters. 




OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous 

OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous

OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous


Red metallic polish with red chunky glitter flakes. This took two coats of top coat to even out the chunky surface, the consistency reminds me of the horrible ‘Pineapples Have Peelings Too’. This one is far prettier though and gives a nice depth, but not one of my favourites.




OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s


This is an off white shimmer with tiny gold glitters. So subtle and beautiful. It’s a bit sheer though and streaks if you’re not careful as you can see on my pointer. 




OPI Got The Mean Reds

OPI Got The Mean Reds

OPI Got The Mean Reds


A classic creme red with excellent formula. I normally complain about ALL the reds OPI releases every Christmas but I guess in a collection with this theme, it’s really unavoidable. 




OPI Rich & Brazilian

OPI Rich & Brazilian

OPI Rich & Brazilian


A plum shimmer that is truly stunning, wonderful formula. Really deep and vibrant, one of my favourites from this collection.




OPI Five-and-ten

OPI Five-and-ten

OPI Five-and-ten


I’m not sure how to describe this polish; shimmer, glitter or metallic? Well it’s a gorgeous mix of those anyway, a white with pinkish gold. Good formula.




OPI Meet “My” Decorator

OPI Meet

OPI Meet “My” Decorator


An extremely vibrant orangey red creme. It’s almost neon and super bright. A bit unexpected in a winter collection but I love it. Excellent formula. 




OPI Black Dress Not Optional

OPI Black Dress Not Optional

OPI Black Dress Not Optional


Black shimmer that is a bit streaky with the first coat but evens out nicely on the second coat. Another favourite from the collection and I love that the shimmer is so visible.




OPI Apartment For Two

OPI Apartment For Two

OPI Apartment For Two


This is a lovely hot pink creme that is super shiny. Perfect formula.




OPI Champagne For Breakfast

OPI Champagne For Breakfast

OPI Champagne For Breakfast


The second holographic glitter in the collection. This one is silver holo in a clear base. As with Sunrise… Bedtime! this will be best over another polish. Shown slightly out of focus here to showcase the holo. 




OPI I Believe In Manicures

OPI I Believe In Manicures

OPI I Believe In Manicures


The signature polish that is consistent through the Infinite Shine, nail polish and Gel Color collections. A beautiful blue that really embodies the signature Tiffany boxes. A bit runny, so be careful not to overload the brush, but not to worrisome.

I hope these swatches are helpful to you, which ones are your favourites?

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IsaDora #goflawless

I was at IsaDora’s release of a new foundation ‘Cover Up’, that also works as a concealer. It’s full coverage and suits all skin types. In stores week 41. The packaging is a vacuum pump which makes it easy to use, it never gets old and everything comes out. When I tried it I used the face buffer to buff it into my face. It glides on easily and feels soft and moisturising. I used no 64 Classic Cover over my face and no 62 Nude Cover as a concealer/highlighter. 
IsaDora also releases a new color correcting concealer ‘Nude Quartet’. To be applied with your fingertips or the concealer brush. 

IsaDora Cover Up

IsaDora Cover Up


For the Twist-Up Matt lips there are now more colours to choose from to find a matching sculpting lip liner. New colours are 20 Naked, 22 Nude Rose, 24 Ruby Gem and 70 Vintage Pink. 

IsaDora Twist Up Matt lips 71 Blackout, sculpting lip liner

IsaDora Twist Up Matt lips

#gomonochrome is the name of this new look to be released week 40. Matt Fixing Blotting Powder is both blurring, moisturising, fixating and matte. I love this since my T-zone tends to get a bit oily. When I tried it on I didn’t have to re-apply during the whole day, and my forehead stayed matte, yay!!!

Kohl Kajal comes in white and black to create the monochrome look. 

Eye color wonder bar is released in a new colour palette 02 Smoky Eyes, with a great mix of matte and sparkly shades. 

No 71 Blackout is a new Twist-Up Matt Lips and also a part of this collection. 

Here is a very professional (not) car selfie where I’m using Blackout on my lips, Cover Up and Matt Fixing Powder and the new eye palette. 

OPI WASHINGTON DC collection 2016 swatches

OPI WASHINGTON DC collection

OPI WASHINGTON DC collection


Finally, I’ve done these swatches and had the time to write a post about them. This collection consists of 15 polishes, 14 cremes and one shimmer. Three of them are LE; Kerry Blossom, “Liv” in the Gray & Inside the Isabelletway.
The whole collection is perfect in formula which is a relief, we expect perfection from OPI and here you have it. There are also a whole bunch of one coaters. 😱 For real! 

I love cremes and these muted fall colours are perfect when you tire of pastels and neons. With no more preamble, here they are. 



OPI INSIDE THE ISABELLETWAY (LE)

OPI INSIDE THE ISABELLETWAY

OPI INSIDE THE ISABELLETWAY


This is one coat of caramel creme goodness. The sticker is from Hex Nails. It’s one of the Limited edition polishes in the collection. 




OPI “LIV” IN THE GRAY (LE)

OPI

OPI “LIV” IN THE GRAY


Another one coater, so gorgeous… and perfect. Sticker again from Hex Nails. 




OPI NEVER A DULLES MOMENT

OPI NEVER A DULLES MOMENT

OPI NEVER A DULLES MOMENT


Here I used two coats of this muted dusty yellow. Excellent fall colour to match the autumn leaves. 




OPI – OPI BY POPULAR VOTE 

OPI - OPI BY POPULAR VOTE

OPI – OPI BY POPULAR VOTE


One coat AGAIN. You’re probably going to get tired of me gushing about all the colours so let me just say: I love them all! Stamping made with MoYou plate Bridal 06. 




OPI SUZI – THE FIRST LADY OF NAILS 

OPI SUZI - THE FIRST LADY OF NAILS

OPI SUZI – THE FIRST LADY OF NAILS


Two coats of this army green. Surprisingly I liked this colour more than I thought I would. 




OPI YANK MY DOODLE 

OPI YANK MY DOODLE

OPI YANK MY DOODLE


Two coats of this orange brick red. I’m really digging these dusty muted cremes, they’re more flattering than they looked at first glance. 




OPI WE THE FEMALE 

OPI WE THE FEMALE

OPI WE THE FEMALE


Two coats. A dusty red that probably hasn’t got a match in my red drawer. The unicorn charm is from Hex Nails. 




OPI SQUEAKER OF THE HOUSE

OPI SQUEAKER OF THE HOUSE

OPI SQUEAKER OF THE HOUSE


Love this greige, I found it a bit thinner than the others is the formula. Still good though, and I used two coats here. Pattern is a stencil from SnailVinyls




OPI PALE TO THE CHIEF

OPI PALE TO THE CHIEF

OPI PALE TO THE CHIEF


This pale nude has a slight shimmer to it which makes it stand out against all the other solid cremes. I used two coats. 




OPI STAY OFF THE LAWN!

OPI STAY OFF THE LAWN!

OPI STAY OFF THE LAWN!


Yet another one coater, a lovely dark green. 




OPI MADAM PRESIDENT 

OPI MADAM PRESIDENT

OPI MADAM PRESIDENT


One coat. Again! Awesome sauce OPI. And I love a berry red, they make me happy. The sticker is from HexNails. 




OPI CIA=COLOUR IS AWESOME 

OPI CIA=COLOUR IS AWESOME

OPI CIA=COLOUR IS AWESOME


If you do a slightly thickish coat it’s another one coater. This grey/green blue is so gorgeous and makes me wanna bundle up and prepare for fall. 




OPI KERRY BLOSSOM (LE)

OPI KERRY BLOSSOM (LE)

OPI KERRY BLOSSOM (LE)


I’m in love with this one. Two coats of purple plum beauty. 




OPI FREEDOM OF PEACH

OPI FREEDOM OF PEACH

OPI FREEDOM OF PEACH


Two coats and another dusty shade. 




OPI SCHH… IT’S TOP SECRET

OPI SCHH... IT'S TOP SECRET

OPI SCHH… IT’S TOP SECRET


This dark brown shifts from greyish to red in the undertones. Simply gorgeous. Two coats. 

For all of the swatches I used the new OPI Plumping top coat, I’ll try to get a separate post on that later. 

My impression of this collection is simply WOW. Excellent formula throughout and with so many one coaters, unprecedented! Even the polishes I thought looked blah in the bottle made me go ooohhh on the nails. 

Which ones are you gonna get?

Hair care, cover up spray. 

Today I’m going to tell you about one of my life savers; root cover up. My hair grows very fast and I have loads of grey hairs that annoy the crap out of me. Colouring my roots is not something I enjoy doing every 10 days, and I oftentimes end up going too far in between and look like a hobo as a result. I’ve tried coloured hair shadow, it works pretty well but requires some work. Then I discovered root cover up spray 😱
You just spray it on like hairspray, it’s lightweight, non-sticky and only colours your hair, not the skin. Its temporary and has to be re-applied after you wash your hair, but seriously hassle free. For me this is a perfect product and extends the time I can go between touch-ups with weeks. Here are before and after pictures with very bad quality but I hope you can see the difference. 

before root cover up

before root cover up

after root cover up

after root cover up

I used Vision Haircare Cover Up, and you can buy it here.

Have you tried this or similar products? What are your thoughts?

IsaDora jelly pop

This new collection from IsaDora is released this week and I’m excited to try them out. The Jelly Pop polishes are meant to be worn by themselves for a pop gloss effect, squishy and shiny. Over white for a neon pop effect with high gloss. If you use a silver metallic as base you get a metallic pop, watercolour effect. 

IsaDora jelly pop

IsaDora jelly pop


I’ll get back to you with a review when I have swatched them. 

Ciaté gelology nail polish review 

I received three polishes from Ciaté with their new gelology formula, which is in line with what every polish brand is doing these days. Everyone is launching longer lasting formulas. 
Here is what Ciaté says:

THE FORMULA ADHESIVE POLYMER gives a longwearing finish for up to 10 days of high gloss shine. EXCLUSIVE GLOSS AGENT optimizes the adherence to nails, allowing flexibility which minimizes chipping and enhances durability. PIGMENT-RICH FORMULATON gives shades 360 radiance for vivid, high coverage colour.

I can’t really review the longevity of them since I need to change my polish all the time, but I’m going to review the formulas and overall impression. Two coats and top coat on all swatches. 


Ciaté Gelology Cabaret

This is a deep plum, sophisticated and beautiful. The formula was excellent and the wide brush was easy to handle. With two coats I got full coverage but in some lights I could see a visible nail line. I’m totally in love with this shade. 

Ciaté Gelology Cabaret

Ciaté Gelology Cabaret



Ciaté Gelology Dangerous Affair 

It’s a deep vampy red with good formula. But I experienced that when it dried it showed all the little bumps and scrapes on my nail, even with a good top coat. I used two coats and top coat. 

Ciaté Gelology Dangerous Affair

Ciaté Gelology Dangerous Affair



Ciaté Gelology Iced Frappe 

This is a perfect beige nude with a purplish undertone. The formula is excellent and you could get away with one coat, but I did two out of habit. 

Ciaté Gelology Iced Frappe

Ciaté Gelology Iced Frappe

OPI Towel Me About It

OPI Retro Summer 2016 swatches & review 

Now I’ve swatched them all, and I just wish summer is around the corner. It’s still very cold here in Sweden but this collection brings me to the beach and warmth with six pretty creme pastels. 


I used two coats and top coat, and they are all similar in formula. A bit runny, so be careful not to overload the brush, but with two even coats (not too thin) you will get total coverage. If I have the time I’ll try to get some comparisons up later, but don’t get your hopes up 🙈. 



OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine 


It’s a dusty peach that reminds me of Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? I suspect this one is lighter, well I’ll just just have to do the comparisons now, don’t I?


OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops

Barbie pink creme, have we seen them before? Do we love them all? I do at least, it makes me happy even if it’s not the most original colour. 


OPI SPF XXX


Orangey coral, is that a thing? This is a lovely bright colour that’s just a little bit shy of being a neon. Will look awesome with a tan. I think my toes need this colour too. 


OPI Towel Me About It


Love in a citrusy pastel bottle, I’m not sure I have a sweet yellow like this before that’s both soft and fresh. I really love it and got lots of compliments when I wore it the other day. 


OPI What’s The Double Scoop?


A lovely baby pink that makes me go blah… I’ve seen this so many times before. It’s super cute though but I would go for another one like this with a slightly more forgiving formula. 


OPI Sailing & Nailing

It’s a super sweet baby blue that I love in its subdued brightness. Do I make sense? Well blue is the IT colour this spring and now we have the summer sky version too.
How do you like these swatches? Which one is your favourite? Mine are Towel Me About It and Sailing & Nailing. 

Blog event with Goodprscandinavia

I was at a blog event with Goodprscandinavia who represents OPI in Sweden. They showed news from a bunch of brands and of course OPI Retro Summer. 

   
 
Just look at these highly pigmented palettes from Make-Up Studio. I want them all, so beautiful.

These events are a good opportunity for me to meet with nail nerds like me, and blogger friends. Hanna and Elli from @newlypolished was there and I met sweet Agnes from @agnesnails for the first time, such a sweetheart. 

We got a goodie bag with a bunch of stuff to try out. 

  
Suncare and shampoo from Vision Haircare, and the best news of all ‘cover up’; a hair colour spray to cover up the outgrowth 😍 THE best thing ever. I’ve tried another brand before and this product is a total lifesaver for me. My hair grows like crazy and I don’t have the time to change constantly colour in my roots. Just spray this on and your hair looks great until your next wash. Looooooove it. 
I’ve tried the Esse probiotic cleanser once, and I’m a fan of the lathery cleansers so I wasn’t sure about this. But it lathers softly on the face and leaves a tingly feeling afterwards so it really feels active. I really like it. 
Nashi Argan Oil for all kinds of hair is a welcome product to my bathroom. 
  
Now to the polishes in OPI Retro Summer collection, from left to right:

Towel Me About It, I’m Getting a Tan-gerine, SPF XXX, What’s the Double Scoop?, Flip Flops & Crop Tops, Sailing & Nailing. 

Can’t wait to swatch these babies. 

Is there a product you want to know more about? Ask away and I’ll do my best. 

IsaDora Yacht club gel lacquer collection

Here I’m presenting IsaDora’s new gel nail lacquer collection. Ten absolutely lovely vibrant creme polishes. I used two coats and top coat on all my swatches. Not a big fan of IsaDora’s wide brush since I find it hard on smaller nails to get perfect cuticle application. The formulas are overall very good and opaque in two coats, with an exception of ‘Yacht Club’ which in some lights show some visible nail line. But this is a really fun and summery collection that really makes me long for sweet summer days.

IsaDora 260 Away Days

A baby blue creme with excelllent formula. Love these kind of shades and this one doesn’t disappoint.

IsaDora 259 Yacht Club

A vibrant navy blue jelly polish. As with other polishes with this almost neon blue it dries in layers, must be something with the blue pigment. With usual application it’s not a problem at all, but when you want to use it in nail art it will drag a bit using tape. In pictures you can see a visible nail line, but in person it’s not noticeable. A beautiful blue.

IsaDora 257 Ship Ahoy

This is my favourite in this collection. A bright coral creme which makes you look tan in minutes. Awesome. So summery and fun. Excellent formula.

IsaDora 258 Red Flag

A red jelly which is a bit similar to Yacht Club in formula, VNL in certain lights but not disturbing.

IsaDora 256 Sundancer

Vibrant peach creme with excellent formula. I think this is a perfect fun and flirty colour.

IsaDora 255 Love Boat

Hot pink with blue undertones is a must in every nail polish collection, if you don’t already own one this is good in formula and coverage.

IsaDora 254 Pink Captain

A solid baby pink with good formula. Very sweet but nothing new really. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and want to own all the pinks. Just feel like I have it already.

IsaDora 253 White Sails

A good white with excellent coverage in two coats without chalkyness.

IsaDora 251 Gone Sailing

A very light beige nude which I absolutely adore. Perfect coverage in two coats. Feels very elegant and fresh.

IsaDora 252 Ocean Splash

This is the only shimmer in this collection but it’s extremely subtle and just makes this turqouise pop a little bit extra.

CND Vinylux Art Vandal

A bit late but here they are, my swatches from CND Vinylux Art Vandal collection. Art Vandal consists of eight Vinylux polishes and six CND Shellac colors, there are also five additives to this collection.

Today I’m going to share the Vinylux swatches and two CND Shellac manicures. They are all swatched with two coats and top coat.

CND Vinylux Sienna Scribble

The first one up is this bronze gold metallic. Formula is excellent and goes on almost without streaks. I think the color is very unique but kind of strange as well. What do you think? Vinylux only.

CND Vinylux Tutti Frutti

This is an old favourite that CND now has made part of this collection A hot pink with a slight purple shimmer. It dries a little bit matte but shines bright with top coat, wonderful formula and has a Shellac match since before. I used additive Lavender Whispers on my pointer, a lovely fine glitter.

CND Vinyux Art Basil

 A bright green with smaill gold shimmers throughout. Another unique color that I really adore but I think it would look absolutely stunning with darker skin or a tan. Excellent formula. I used pigment effect Cobalt Clash here. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Magenta Mischief

Magenta shimmer that goes on smoothly in two coats. The formula is really outstanding in all polishes. I used Exhibition glitters. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Untitled Bronze

Here is another one-of-a-kind polish in this collection, a pinkish bronze with larger gold flecks in it. In the bottle I didn’t care for this color at all but on the nail I thought it was beautiful. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Irreverent Rose

Vinylux only. A muted berry pink creme that will always look good. Too bad it didn’t come in Shellac as well. I used pigments Cobalt Clash and Lavender Whispers here.

CND Vinylux Digi-Teal

IT-color of this Spring is this kind of strong blue. It’s so vibrant and fun. For me the name is a bit misleading since this is not close to what I would call teal. Love this blue and it comes in an excellent creamy formula. I used Confetti Kiss hex glitters. Shellac match.

CND Vinylux Mauve Maverick

A soft pink creme that lands in between Cake Pop and Blush Teddy for the perfect shade. At first glance you would think that it’s kind of bland and generic but I adore it. It’s super flattering and with a flawless formula it fits right into your favourite pinks. Here I used Twinkle Pink glitter. Shellac match.

Summary:

This Spring collection is a bit of a surprise with all of the strong bold colors but I really enjoy them and the formula is flawless. My favorites are Mauve Maverick and Digi-Teal, but I’m not too fond of Sienna Scribble.

CND Shellac Digi-Teal, Art Basil & Mauve Maverick

The ones I’ve tried in Shellac so far is also very good in formula and easy to get even. The beautiful blue digits belong to the lovely Elin Fagerberg.