I have a lot of aqua nail polishes, so really, I bought China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle from the Sunsational Collection just for the name.
It makes me think of a smug nail polish with its nose turned up thinking that it’s all that and a bag of chips. And I picture it wearing a J Crew sweater tied around its neck.
Hehe, snobbery aside, Too Yacht to Handle is a wonderfully bright lacquer that really spells summer to me. I can see how this would flatter a lot of different skin tones.
If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, one way to squeeze out a smile is to paint your nails with a bright neon nail polish. It never fails to work for me!
Recently, I bought 6 shades from the China Glaze Sunsational Collection – all the cremes. And I’ve been wearing a bunch lately.
The first manicure I wore was China Glaze Neon & On & On! It’s a very bright Barbie pink. Although I’m not crazy about pinks, when it comes to neon nail polish, it’s one of my favourite kinds to sport.
Like a lot of other nailphiles, I was really excited to see what OPI Peace & Love & OPI looked like on the nail.
It’s from the OPI San Francisco Collection that’s coming out on August 7.
It’s an interesting duochrome (although at times I thought I saw a third colour, which would make this a multichrome).
I wish that the sun came out when I was wearing this manicure, but Mr. Sun was shy, so I only have natural-light and flash photos to share with you.
I tried really hard to capture the duochrome by posing at weird angles. Hopefully you’ll be able to see the colour shift okay.
Last week, Monday to Friday, I showcased 5 OPI San Francisco nail polishes, which will go on sale August 7th. Well, the train isn’t stopping – chooo chooooooo! I’ll continue to show you the rest of the shades in upcoming posts.
Since some people expressed interest in seeing the reds, and one reader actually met her fiance at the Golden Gate Bridge (How romantic!), I decided to push my review of OPI First Date at the Golden Gate up my list of blogging priorities.
OPI First Date at the Golden Gate is a beautiful, classic red that’s slightly muted. You can’t go wrong with this staple shade.
And even though red isn’t my favourite colour to wear on my tips, I must say that from time to time, I crave it like something fierce. In a strange way, red nail polish is like a ‘novelty’ to me since I don’t wear it often. So when I do wear it, it feels really special.
I recommend checking out this red creme because the formula is absolute perfection! The parts you see where I accidentally got some on my cuticles was entirely my own fault. (And, yes, I wore my manicure like that. The little imperfections didn’t detract from the joy of wearing it.)
This review on Illamasqua Speckle was a long time coming! I wore this a while ago. You probably remember seeing it on my Instagram account.
It’s fine time I cropped the photos and brought this post to life like Frankenstein’s Monster!
Whenever I wear an Illamasqua nail polish, it always feels like such an experience because the bottle is so luxurious.
Illamasqua Speckle is a really cute lacquer because it reminds me of Easter eggs (the kind where it’s chocolate inside, but the outside has a thin layer of candy).
When I wore this to work, a co-worker said she liked it because it looked like a dinosaur egg.
Are you a blue nail-polish fan? Then you may boogie with this blue Liquid Sand from the OPI San Francisco Collection that drops in August.
All this week, I’ve reviewed polishes from this collection. There will be more to come – hopefully I’ll be able to review every single colour prior to August. I hope it’ll help you with your wishlist (whether it’s adding to it or scratching off some).
Today, I have OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! Hehe, the name cracks me up because even though it’s supposed to be a reference to the Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco, it makes me think of Worf from Star Trek! Hehe, and then I get a good laugh thinking about Cling-Ons wearing nail polish! (Yes, I have an over-active imagination.)
On a side note, I’ve been to San Francisco once. Right after graduating from university, my parents and I went to California. We spent the most time in Los Angeles, but we also went to San Francisco. While in San Fran, we went to the Fishermans Wharf. It was quite lovely!
Looking back now, it was the last trip that I took with both of my parents, so I hold the memory dear to my heart.
OPI It’s All San Andreas’s Fault is the taupe Liquid Sand from the OPI San Francisco Collection coming out in August.
Although the colour is more sophisticated than the other Liquid Sands I’ve tried, I’m not completely sold on this.
For one, I love wearing bold colours on my nails. Being able to wear obnoxious or immature shades is just something that makes me very happy.
While I can appreciate how this is a more grown-up Liquid Sand, I miss the glitter and colour. However, for those who are the opposite of me and who prefer neutrals on their nails, maybe they’ll dig this more.