So yesterday I popped into town and figured I'd take a look in Sally's. Now, I have no idea if the Sally's we have over here in the UK is the same Sally's that's in the US. I walked in, straight over to the nail bit and there sat huge displays of OPI and China Glaze. Safe to say I got a *bit* excited. Anyway, these are the polishes I picked up. Apologies for the state of my nails, I took my gels off last night and my natural nails are screwed to say the least. I also have bits of polish on my skin...these were quick swatches and there were some glitters involved that just wouldn't budge!
See my haul!
OPI Princesses Rule!
is properly gorgeous. It's like a proper girly pink with white pearl.
It's not shimmer or glitter, which is why I called it pearl. I think
this is probably my favourite of the polishes I picked up. It's a little
sheer though, I could still see some nail line with 3 coats, and with 4
it seemed opaque. It takes a bit of work but I think it's worth it.
OPI Are We There Yet?
this is pretty amazing. It's a peachy orange with a hint of coral
thrown in. It has very fine gold-ish shimmer running through it. More
noticable in the bottle I think but it's there on the nails too, you
just have to look for it! This took 3 coats to be opaque for me.
China Glaze Crushed Candy
is one of CG's crackle polishes. It's a gorgeous medium aqua colour. I
think this would look ace over blue-pinks and bright oranges. Anything
bright actually. I swatched this over OPI Pink Friday as it was the
closest polish to me at the time haha.
China Glaze Oxidized Aqua
another crackle, but this time a metallic! The name pretty much
describes this one haha. Metallic aqua with a little hint of green.
China Glaze Midtown Magic
is kind of difficult to describe. To me at least the base is a really,
really deep dark red purple, but once it's on it just looks like a
browny black. It has bronze-ish shimmer running through it. Very dark
and vampy, but gorgeous. If your willing to do a slightly thicker coat
this is opaque in just one. Otherwise, two coats does it.
China Glaze Skyscraper
instantly reminded me of "Blue Years Eve" from the holiday collection.
Of course, this is way more purple, but it has the same feel. It's a
very blue based purple with silver glitter. It took me 3 coats for full
China Glaze Fairy Dust
I love the name of this! I've been searching for a holographic top coat
that isn't OTT, and this delivers nicely! It takes a while to dry down
but that doesn't bother me. This one is rather "cool-toned". I pick up
lots of silver with some blue and purple flashes. From L to R, one coat
swatched over Pink Friday, one coat on it's own and then two coats.
China Glaze Gold Enchantment
is pretty much Fairy Dust's warmer cousin. It's in a sheer goldy yellow
base which adds the tinyest yellow tint to my nail, but it's barely
noticable. I get alot of gold, green and bronze-red flecks with this
one. L to R, two coats, one coat and over Pink Friday. Oh dear, I still
have some Skyscraper left over haha