Tuesday, April 30, 2013

OPI OY-Another Polish Joke!

We saw a bit of sun here on Saturday so I decide to start swatching my OPI Euro Centrale Collection.  Currently I have 10 out of the 12 polishes from this collection. I am still on the hunt for a reasonably prices Polka.com. The other one I am missing is Hands off my Kielbasa! however, I am not so keen on the colour, but to complete the collection I will probably end up getting it.

OPI OY-Another Polish Joke! - natural light

OPI OY-Another Polish Joke! - shade

This is OY-Another Polish Joke! It is a soft yellow glass effect shimmerey polish. This is three coats by itself. Three coats is needed to build up some opacity. I was suprised how much I like this polish. Yellows are hard to get right, and to look good on multiple skin colours.  This would make a good shimmery topcoat over other polishes as well.

Lots of Love

Monday, April 29, 2013

Spotted in NZ: OPI The Bond Girls collection

I spotted these in Farmers last Monday.  The Bond Girls collection is the 2013 bright scollections from OPI. All 6 shades are the new textured liquid sands polishes. 

  • Solitaire: This diamond-sparkling white is totally engaging
  • Pussy Galore: This light feminine pink has the purrrfect amount of shimmer
  • Tiffany Case: A classic light blue worth investigating
  • Vesper: A mysterious and intriguing deep purple
  • Honey Ryder: Take a ryde on the wild side in this shimmery gold
  • Jinx: This mesmerizing matte coral has lucky sparkle
Jinx is by far my favourite, but alas was not able to come home with me (unfortunately I am banned from buying any more polishes for the foreseable future).
These are retailing for NZ$26.90 in Famers. 

Lots of Love

Monday, April 8, 2013

Butter London Dosh

Well daylight savings kicked in here over the weekend, so now its pretty much dark all the time I am not at work. The cold has also kicked in and that means new boot season, which also means sore feet.

Farmers in New Zealand was selling off all their Butter London stock at the start of the year. Yay because they were all only $20. Boo because this means we are most likely not going to get Butter London easily in New Zealand now.

Dosh was one of the polishes I picked up on clearance.

Butter London Dosh - sunshine

This is three coats. Coverage could have been better, as you can still see the nail line underneath here.  It is a shimmery lime/grass green.  I do not love this colour as it makes my hands look red and even though it is green, it will unfortunately be going into my swap pile.

Lots of Love

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spotted in NZ: OPI the Great and Powerful Oz

I spotted these in Farmers yesterday. The Great and Powerful Oz Collection. This is the 2013 Soft shades collection from OPI, that also features one of the new liquid sand polishes.

I had already picked up the three polishes I wanted from this collection two three weeks ago at the importers clearance for NZ$12 a polish (instead of NZ$27 at Farmers)

There has been a lot of hoo ha on the internet about When Monkeys Fly! which is the gold glitter polish. The large gold pieces of glitter curl and do not sit flat on the nail. OPI has offered to replace bottles of this with another polish from this collection (but I am pretty sure that that offer is only open to those in America). So if I was you, I would stay away from When Monkeys Fly! in New Zealand as you will surely be disappointed.

Lots of Love