Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nicki Minaj skittles and the appearance of Lefty!

So, it's been a while. Sorry. :( It blows my mind just how quickly this semester has descended upon me and I have been overwhelmed with adjusting to my new schedule and 50% more credits. I'm getting up way earlier and going to bed later, reading almost 100 pages a day, setting up an internship, working, and doing my best to get through general every day life stuff. I have next to no free time any more and it is striking. 

On to the nails... with my new time crunch I've only been doing my nails once or twice a week at most, and that means I've been more selective about my colors so I can handle wearing them for a few days. I just can't afford to spend the time changing colors like I'd prefer. Anywho! After I got my package and had to resist a skittle mani since I had an interview, I promptly changed into these vivid colors when I got home.

Wear was good, I wore them three full days, and removal was fairly easy too. I used the foil method on my thumb and pinkie for the glitter. Each color is only two coats, except for Save Me which is two coats over two coats of Orly Shine, a silver foil/micro shimmer/glitter. 

Both Fly and Did It On 'Em were jellyish in texture but closer to a jelly-creme, with two coats each color showed vnl. It was most obvious for Did It On 'Em. Fly is definitely an aqua but very blue leaning, next to Ogre the Top Blues they are very close. Cousins maybe. I'll be wearing Fly as a full mani soon, with CND Sapphire Shimmer. I did a preliminary swatch on some tape and the combo looks very promising.

Pink Friday was fully a creme, slightly chalky but not difficult to work with. Self leveling wasn't the best but my top coat took care of that. I did have a little cuticle drag but I just made sure to leave more polish on my brush when I moved on to other nails (my left hand).

Metallic 4 Life is an amazing polish, the first coat was very sheer and I was worried that I would have to really build up layers for opacity but the second coat did it!  Holy Cow!

OPI - Fly Skittles

OPI - Pink Friday Skittles

OPI - Fly

OPI - Metallic 4 Life

OPI - Did It On 'EM

OPI - Save Me
Look! It's my left hand! I figured since I did a super LOUD skittle mani on my picture hand I would try and balance it out with a solid mani on my left. Overall, both hands made me happy and smile-y.

OPI - Pink Friday
OPI - Pink Friday
Light from my kitchen (very bright and white).

OPI Nicki Minaj Skittles

Daylight - definitely washes me out.

OPI Nicki Minaj Skittles

Hopefully, I will be able to work out the kinks in my schedule to update more regularly. I've got several drafts lined up so it should just be an issue of doing the write ups. I think I might have to abandon the water marking for the time being, it simply takes too much effort to do since I am really only working with my iPhone camera. For now, you might see some posts with watermarking and some without.

Oh, and hello to my new followers! :)

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    1. Thanks! I was on the fence at first before I bought them, but I'm glad I did.

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