Thursday, March 19, 2009

NOTD: $OPI IM Beauty

Before we go to the NOTD, I wanted to post a poll for you guys. I'm thinking about posting about makeup a bit. It's probably not something that would happen frequently. It's more that I'd like to share if I find a really fantabulous (or craptastic) product. What do you think? Feel free to post a comment.



I think yellow is going to be a hot trend for nail polish this spring and summer, so I was really excited that my boy friend picked up the new yellow OPI for Sephora polish for me. I don't really know what to think about it. The end result is quite lovely, but getting there is a total pain. The polish applies incredibly streaky. Forget using less than 4 coats cause it's just not gonna happen. On the other hand, if you do apply 4 coats, you get a rather lovely, semi sheer, soft yellow manicure. My picture is 4 coats of polish because I just can't convince myself to do 5 coats.

15 comments:

miku said...

Oh you have such lovely nails! I only wear tickle my francey from OPI.

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

i want ur nails
they are so long and perfectly square tipped!

Citrine said...

Wow...you boyfriend sure got nice tastes...(that Guerlain palette is so pretty...)

A little bit of makeup in a nail blog should never harm...

Askmewhats said...

wow! BIG WOW! that's the best yellow nails I've seen so far!!!!

Brooke said...

I like yellow nail polish. I think this looks nice on you. I have a hard time with yellow and my skin tone.

Vampy Varnish said...

Yep, this one took 4 coats on me also, but I loved the lemony yellow look of it...

Lucy said...

That is a beautiful shade on you. I don't know if I said this before, but you could be a hand model. I think I'll have to buy this also.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful shade of yellow! Perhaps wearable even on me ;)

gio said...

That is a beautiful shade of yellow. It looks great on you!

Jessie Burkhardt said...

I agree that yellow will be hot. How about Rihanna's smiley face nails? We give instructions on how to create that look and make it indestructible with gel on our blg: http://www.nsinails.com/blog/index.php/2009/03/04/nail-art-celebrity-nail-art-colored-acrylics-color-gels-nail-styles-nail-designs-nail-art-designs-acrylic-nails-gel-nails/

Jessie Burkhardt
Sales/Marketing Coordinator for NSI
www.nsinails.com

Pixie said...

miku: Thank you. Tickle My Francy is lovely, but I like variation :)

Yumeko: Awww, thank you! I really appreciate you saying so.

Citrine: He is learning ;) And yes, a little makeup can't hurt, can it now?

Askmewhats: Thank you so much :)

Brooke: Thanks hun. I think yellow would work for you!

VV: I saw it on your blog. Looked awesome on you.

Lucy: Thanks so much, hun. That is really nice of you to say so.

Vanessa: I think it's a nice shade for us pale girls.

gio: Thank you!

Jessie: I thought Rihanna's smiley nails were really cool.

Orli said...

I like that it isn't so bright like a lot of yellows but wow 4 coats, that is a shame.

MandyPandy said...

The color reminds me of yellow highlighter pens. Sinful Colors makes a similar shade, for a fraction of the price.

Steph said...

I think this one is worth the hassle. I was able to get by with three very thick coats :)

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