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?

Chanel Gris Obscur

I’ve tried on new Chanel ‘Gris Obscur’ with the Le Gel Coat from Le Rouge Collection N°2. It’s a grey black polish with a slight shimmer. The formula is really good and two thin coats gave full opacity. As before the brush is a bit too long and flimsy, not at all to my liking. For the top coat it’s the opposite regarding the brush, it’s shorter and sturdier but a bit too hard. Seriously? How hard can it be? Loads of nail polish makers have brushes that don’t annoy me… But I like the formula of the top coat as well, so if you can overlook the brush issue (I might be a tad picky 🙈) the polish itself is gorgeous. 

Chanel Gris Obscur

Chanel Gris Obscur


A big part of this release is the Rouge Allure Ink. It’s a liquid lipstick that goes on like lip gloss and dries matte. Right now I’m having a love affair with these, easy to apply and still moisturising with a velvety matte finish. My only wish is that they would release bolder colours. 

Have you tried the new formula polishes yet? What are your thoughts?

Chanel ÉTÉ Summer 2016

Here is a little review on Chanel’s summer collection 2016 with the new and improved formula. It consists of four colours which all scream autumn to me, not summer. But hey, it’s different from every other collection. 

Chanel été summer 2016

Chanel été summer 2016


A green shimmer Émeraude, a silvery gold metallic Canotier, a brown shimmer Cavalière and a bright orange creme Espadrilles. The formulas are truly excellent on them all and they are so highly pigmented that you could almost do only one coat. I’m not a fan of the brush though since I think it’s a bit too long and bendy. Despite the brush they apply easily. Since I never wear polish for an extended time I can’t vouch for the longevity. 

Here I made a mani using all four polishes:

Chanel été summer 2016

Chanel été summer 2016


I really like all these colours but for fall, the brown shimmer is my favourite. How do you feel about this collection? Chanel is pricey so I wouldn’t buy these if the colour doesn’t make me drool, and Cavalière might have awoken that must-have if it was presented in autumn. 

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?

OPI I'm Getting a Tan-gerine dupes & comparisons

OPI Retro Summer dupes & comparisons

I actually made these dupes and comparisons, yay! At a first glance the OPI Retro Summer 2016 collection seemed to have some dupes among them so I had to check it out. I pulled out all the polishes that I have that looked close enough, so if they’re not in this post I don’t own them OR didn’t think they were similar enough.

OPI Towel Me About It

OPI Towel Me About It, swatch and comparisons

OPI Towel Me About It, swatch and comparisons

From left to right; OPI One Chic Chick, OPI Towel Me About It, CND VINYLUX Sun Bleached, OPI I Just Can’t Cope-cabana. These are all two coats and no top coat. As you can see both OCC and SB are dustier and TMAI is more citrusy. I think that TMAI is unique enough and just the right shade of fresh yellow to warrant a buy.

 

OPI SPF XXX

OPI SPF XXX dupes & comparisons

OPI SPF XXX dupes & comparisons

From left to right OPI Down to the Core-al, OPI Can’t Afjörd Not To & OPI SPF XXX. It was hard to capture in this picture but they aren’t that similar. DTTC is definitely more neon and CANT is more orange. Also a thumbs up for SPF XXX.

 

OPI Sailing & Nailing

OPI Sailing & Nailing dupes & comparisons

OPI Sailing & Nailing dupes & comparisons

From left to right; Essie Meet the Parents, CND VINYLUX Creekside, Essie Find Me an Oasis, OPI It’s a Boy!, OPI Gelato On My Mind &  OPI Sailing & Nailing. I didn’t know I had these many baby blues… aren’t they pretty? 😀 No dupes here either, Yay!

 

OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops

OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops dupes & comparisons

OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops dupes & comparisons

From left to right; OPI Suzi Nails New Orleans, OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops, OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, CND Vinyl Gotcha & OPI If You Moust You Moust. If FF&CT had mor shine in this picture I think that the three in the middle must definitely count as dupes. Gotcha is sliiiiightly more peachy, but that’s minuscule. What a disappointment OPI, your own dupe… And if you truly love this shade I would go for KMIB because it has a better formula.

 

OPI What’s the Double Scoop?

OPI What's the Double Scoop? dupes & comparisons

OPI What’s the Double Scoop? dupes & comparisons

From left to right; OPI Love Is In The Bare, CND Vinylux Winter Glow, CND Vinylux Cake Pop, OPI Mod About You, OPI What’s The Double Scoop? & OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops. This is the color that I thought for sure I was going to have a dupe for, it’s really close but not quite. The closest is SS&IH but it’s more pink while WTDS is more muted and a little bit dustier. Huh, who would’ve thought?

 

OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine

OPI I'm Getting a Tan-gerine dupes & comparisons

OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine dupes & comparisons

From left to right; OPI Where Do Suzi’s Man-go?, IsaDora Peach Club, OPI Crawfishin’ For a Compliment, Essie Resort Fling, CND Vinylux Salmon Run & OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine. Such a lovely bunch of peaches, but no real dupes either.

 

Summary

So these comparisons left me a bit surprised but then a bit underwhelmed as well. Some of these are soo similar to other shades it’s not worth the money, while others definitely are unique and sweet all on their own.

 

Which ones are your picks?

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. 

IsaDora #jeanious

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Denim on denim is a big trend right now and IsaDora is on the bandwagon with this new collection of six different blues. There are two creme polishes, two velvet matt nails, one shimmer and one sugar nails. Since I’m a big fan of blue polishes it was no hardship swatching these.

IsaDora 832 Flared

This is a Velvet Matt nail polish, which dries matte. This is full coverage in two coats and it has a subtle sparkle that is really beautiful. I’m feeling old washed out denim shirt here.

IsaDora 524 Slim Fit

This is one of the cremes in the collection and I used two coats and top coat. Excellent formula and this vibrant blue is clearly one of the Spring trends even if this one doesn’t scream jeans at me.

IsaDora 833 Bootcut

The next Velvet Matt in the collection and this one has no sparkle and dries flat. Imperfections on the nail will show. Easy to work with and I used two coats.

IsaDora 136 Rugged Wear

This is the only textured on in the bunch and the trend seems to have dwindled, but THIS one is awesome. You want denim? Here I come. Match your denim on denim with this denim polish and you’re all set. The first picture is with top coat just to show how gorgeous it looks with it too. Two coats.

IsaDora 525 Hot Legs

This is the only metallic shimmer, and it comes in a deep royal blue. I’m such a sucker for this shade. This is two coats and top coat, I almost went with three because it’s a bit thin so in certain lights you could spot the visible nail line.

IsaDora 523 Stone Washed

A light blue creme that has a good name. Excellent formula. Two coats and top coat.

This is a solid collection with a bunch of gorgeous blues. I’m liking the different textures and formulas. Overall the formula is very good, but as always I’m longing for a little bit thinner brush for closer cuticle application.

OPI Soft Shades 2016

Every year OPI releases a Soft Shades collection and this year I must say it looks like the best one ever. Six soft opaque pastels, so incredibly lovely. I swatched them all with two coats and top coat. The first layer was a bit streaky and dragged easily with the brush, but with a thickish second coat they all evened out and became fully opaque. I love them all and have a hard time choosing a favourite.

OPI One Chic Chick

A soft muted yellow which is almost leaning to “dirty” yellow, if you understand my meaning. Very lovely.

OPI I Am What I Amethyst

A light lavender which I don’t think I have an equal in my stash. My nail art vanished but I hope you see the colour of the polish.

OPI It’s In the Cloud

A soft white, and an excellent addition to white’s since it’s lacking the chalky whiteness of regular white polishes.

OPI This Cost Me a Mint

This is the softest green ever and so lovely. I feel all of these polishes could be used to decorate a nursery, in the best of ways.

OPI It’s a Boy!

The perfect baby blue. I paired it with cherry blossoms. If it comes through as if I love this collection it’s totally true.

OPI Stop It I’m Blushing!

This is actually the lightest peachy pink, but my picture shows it as a light nude. Super sweet IRL and very flattering.

Summary:

I’m TOTALLY sold on this collection. They are good formula light pastels, what more could you ask for? EVER?

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.