Orly Lunar Eclipse (Cosmic FX Collection)

Hello! I’m finally back from my most horrendous week of the year! 40% and 60% essays and 30% test within 6 days is seriously no joke omg. I don’t even know how I got past it! I missed nail blogging so much but I kinda feel as though I dunno how to blog anymore cos I didn’t do it for so long ):

Anyway today we have Orly Lunar Eclipse here! It came from the same collection as Halley’s Comet yet the finish is not quite the same. This is more of a jelly base with super spammage of microglitter that makes it look so sparkly! Instead, Halley’s Comet is more of a glass fleck, unlike Lunar Eclipse.

Check out the bottle colour. There’s duochrome of purple and gold in there but the gold NEVER showed up on my nails before ):

This is Lunar Eclipse, face on. It’s a royal blue base with the microglitter and this is two coats. It’s soooooooo sparkly!! When there is a light source shining at it, it really looks lit from within. So pretty! ❀ This is on my toes now and whenever I wear my gold Zara grecian sandals with this, it just makes me look very Egyptian hahahaha =X (I mean my feet though, not my whole body =\ )

Under a different light source the purple duochrome shows up, you can tell a little from these two pictures! It’s actually more obvious in real life. Somehow duochromes don’t always show up well in pictures. Someone needs to invent a camera that can pick up all the colours in a polish NOW!!

Anyway I will be back to regular posting as much as I can, until my exams next month. I have the best exam timetable for the whole of my university life! Can’t wait for holidays when I can paint my nails EVERYDAY! ❀

Nfu Oh #051

Nfu Oh #051 is probably the most gorgeous polish i the world. I’m not kidding you. All the following pictures do not do this polish any justice at all. It is so gorgeous in real life! But you know, purple does freaky things to the camera so it is terribly difficult for me to photograph the true colour of this polish, sadly.

I think this is the only photo that shows the shade of purple that is almost like what it is in real life. This was 3 coats. The formula isn’t very good though, it takes ages to dry. Each coat has about 2 hours in between but each coat was still dentable after 2 hours which is super long! Look at the red flakes. Just look at it. They look like burning embers glowing through the royal purple jelly base. It’s just different using this on its own, as compared to layering it over a base colour like a black creme or something. The jelly base really makes the flakes look very well suspended! The flakes change into so many shades and I apologize for not being able to show you all the angles clearly.

Take note that the shade of purple in all the upcoming photos are not not true! I spammed photos so that I can show you the many shades of flakies that shows up!

Red flakies

Flakies transitioning from red, to orange, to yellow, to green

Flakies at it’s most extreme angle and we can see green flakes!

And I don’t know why but blue flakies can be seen here! This must be a really extreme angle cos I normally don’t see blue flakies in this polish!

I took about 70 photos just for this and none of them turned out to be what I wanted. I’m really upset that you won’t be able to see how gorgeous this is in real life! Videos didn’t do it justice as well so I won’t be posting one up despite meaning to ):

Although the formula sucks, it is still so worth getting!! No regrets about this cos its really soooooo gorgeous. Will anyone be interested in it if I am able to get hold of them at reasonable prices? πŸ™‚

Nfu Oh #051, I hereby declare you the most gorgeous polish in the world.

Comparison: OPI Jade Is The New Black vs Essie Going Incognito

I originally only had Jade Is The New Black, and shortly after I ordered Going Incognito cos it looked much darker on Scrangie’s swatches. But when I received it, I was wondering why it looked so much like Jade Is The New Black! However this was only from the look of the bottle colour. I swatched it on my nail wheel and realized that they’re actually really different!

Pointer & Ring: OPI Jade Is The New Black
Middle & Pinky: Essie Going Incognito

Jade Is The New Black (shall call it JitNB from now on cos the name is too long zzz) is a warm shade of grassy green and Going Incognito (GI) is on the cooler side. GI is also a few tones darker than JitNB. Both shades are done in three coats. GI required only two coats to be opaque but I did three so that it’s consistent on all nails. JitNB needed the three coats because it is semi-jelly, hence it’s a little translucent. The good thing about jelly texture is that they dry super glossy! GI is definitely a creme though since it’s so opaque but it also dried pretty glossy πŸ˜€

Hope you enjoyed my comparison post! I’ll definitely do more in time to come πŸ˜€

OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston (Texas Collection)

I ruined my manicure at work two days ago because a retarded customer broke a bottle of nail polish and I had to clean up the mess using wet wipes which stained almost all the fingers on my right hand ): So, since I just received Guy Meets Gal-veston from Genevieve last week, I decided to give it a try!

Guy Meets Gal-veston is a coral red jelly. OPI calls it ‘sorbet’, I really have no idea why cos it’s just a normal sheer jelly! Trying to act cute by giving it a ‘different’ name, is it? Hahaha.Β Anyway, it is much cooler-toned than in my pictures. I’m super loving the squishy look that the jelly gives cos it is translucent. This was four coats because I hate seeing my visible nail line. The formula was smooth and easy to apply, but somehow I feel that OPI polishes do not dry as fast as all my other polishes and it chipped slightly within a few hours ):

Oh and did I mention how much I dislike the OPI brush? They use the Pro-Wide brush which is almost twice the width of the usual polish brushes and it is flat, unlike usual polish brushes which are round. I don’t like it because it is too wide to be used on my tiny nails, especially my little finger as the brush was of the same width as my nail! The flat and wide brush also means that it is hard to make the bristles fan out nicely to paint a nice curve at the cuticles. I am super anal about this because I hate messing up at my cuticles (which I rarely do anymore).

The reason why I call Guy Meets Gal-veston a jelly instead of a creme is because they have very obvious differences. Cremes are usually two-coaters but jellies usually need at least three coats. As you can see from the picture above, the metal mixing balls can be seen meaning that it’s very sheer. This usually doesn’t happen to cremes. So why do I choose to use a jelly instead of a creme? To me, a jelly looks more yummy and squishy than a creme, which looks more flat and lifeless hahaha. I think this is my next favourite red after China Glaze Ruby Pumps! πŸ˜€

If you’re my close friend, you’d know that I really dislike OPI on the whole because of how overhyped it is. Their recent collections are nothing but boring. People might think otherwise cos of the Shatters but I really am not a big fan of the crackle look. Besides, crackle has been around for the longest time, just that it wasn’t widely marketed hence the lack of knowledge of it, making people think that it’s some sort of new effect. That is why I only own the OPI Silver Shatter and China Glaze Crackle Glaze Lightning Bolt, a white crackle polish.

On the whole, I still very much prefer my holos, glitter and flakies! I’ll be posting swatches of those in time to come, plus videos of how they look when moving under light. I’m gonna be doing nail art again for the weekend pretty soon! It’s gonna be a cool one I promise so stay tuned! πŸ˜€