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Manicures #10 and #11, Pedicure #5

28 Apr

Okay, so technically these count as one manicure. I only put a top coat of/finish on top of the original, but I still think they are 2 separate looks!

First:

Zoya Mira:

Wow, wow, wow! Another satisfying Zoya color! (Color is more like the picture with flash) Application on this was very easy and it required 2 coats. There was no streakyness. Note to self: Zoya Cremes are out of this world!

After day 2, I decided it was time to update this manicure, since I was seeing a bit of tipwear. I decided to use OPI Black Shatter:

So I don’t know about this. I love Black Shatter, but I don’t like this combination. It is too gothic for me! I think I’d prefer this with lighter colors underneath. I will attempt this another day. Black Shatter was easy to apply and only required one coat. I applied a top coat to make it glossy because it does dry matte.

Now on my toes I am wearing my most favorite color ever, Essie Jazz:

I don’t know if you can tell, but I am at half a bottle. I think I only have one other polish at this level! I love this color so much! I actually picked it up because of the name  – it reminded me of my Jazz dance days. No idea why it is called Jazz, but I love it! (I named my blog kinda sorta after this color). It is a very nice grey/pink/purple/nude. I have to admit that my polish is kind of smelly, like chemical smelly, but I still love it. You get even coverage after 2 coats.

In other news – I participated in the Zoya exchange. I got 6 colors and they are all backordered. The waiting game begins again! Zoya always does this to me!

Current Manicure #4

13 Apr

I’m kind of on the fence on my current manicure:

This is OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! (The title contains an exclamation point)  It is a really pretty color but I am just unsure of it. It may grow on me. When I first received the bottle, it looked like a mocha/coffee color. On my nails it looks like a purple brown to sometmes a grey brown. I’m disappointed in the application because it took me 3 coats to get this saturation. The first coat was very streaky and left some “bald” spots in the middle of my nail. The second coat was able to dump some more color but the 3rd coat is really what evened out the color. I do have a similar color in my collection, Essie Mink Muffs, but I have yet to try it out. Maybe one day I can do a comparison post.

I’m still on the hunt for the Starry Temptress collection. I will be posting a haul post maybe later tonight or even tomorrow. My next big purchase will be nail wheels because I really need to swatch all my colors. I’m not sure if I am going to do it by color (reds, blues, purples, etc) or by brand. I also have to do some comparison swatches. Now I have to go do some math to see how many I need.