OPI Grease (Part) Collection - Swatches & Review

Friday, 20 July 2018


Happy Friday everyone!  I am excited for this weekend.  It's going to be busy but lots of fun.  My daughter has been invited to three birthday parties plus has her usual gymnastics training.  I imagine she is going to be pretty tired come next week.  Anyway, I'm sure you didn't come by to hear about my plans for this weekend - instead you are here to see the latest OPI Grease Collection.  Yes I am aware that the Grease Collection has been out for quite sometime in the US (and you guys have also got another new collection already) but the Grease Collection was only recently released here in Australia.  I was sent eleven of the twelve polishes to share with you.


Chills Are Multiplying is a royal blue with blue shimmer.  This is such a nice rich colour.  The formula is great and it is opaque in two coats.


Danny & Sandy 4 Ever! is a charcoal shimmer.  This is a nice colour.  I did find the formula a little sheer but it is easy to work with.  I used two coats for my swatch, however it is still quite see through at the tips so next time I would do three coats.


Don't Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes is an off white cream.  This one is kinda an odd colour if you ask me.  It's a little too yellow to be white, and too white to be a yellow.  It's definitely more yellow toned in person than it looks in my picture.  I'm really not sure I am a fan of the colour.  My swatch shows two coats.


Frenchie Likes To Kiss is a pale lavender with a purple shimmer.  The shimmer is quite obvious in the bottle, however it really doesn't transfer to the nails.  It is barely noticeable at all so that is disappointing.  The formula does apply unevenly and needed three coats to even out.


Hopelessly Devoted To OPI is a light peach creme.  I think this is a nice peach colour, however I am not sure it agrees with my skin toned.  It does apply unevenly on the first coat but evens out on the second coat.


Meet A Boy Cute As Can Be is a pale yellow creme.  Really nice colour.  The formula does apply unevenly (which is to be expected for such a light shade).  I used three coats for my swatch.


Pink Ladies Rule The School is a muted pink creme.  I don't love this shade of pink, but I also don't hate it.  The formula is great and is opaque in two coats.


Summer Lovin' Having A Blast is an orange creme.  This is the perfect orange for Halloween.  Don't ask me why but it gives me Halloween vibes.  The formula is great and easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.
 

Tell Me About It Stud is a bright red.  I'm not really a fan of red polishes but I can appreciate this polish in this collection.  The formula applies evenly and is easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.


Was It All Just A Dream is a muted turquoise creme.  I'm so undecided about this shade on me.  When I swatches it I wasn't loving it, however I did some nail art with it (which I wore for 24 hours) and it really grew on me.  The formula is great and is opaque in two coats.


You're The Shade I Want is a raspberry pink creme.  Now this is more my colour.  I think it's really pretty and the formula is great.  My swatch shows two coats.


I really wanted to love this collection, however it was a little underwhelming.  I don't think that a lot of the shades agree with my skin tone and the shades aren't overly unique or exciting.  What do you think of the Grease Collection?

The Holo Hookup Tea Party - Nail Art

Monday, 16 July 2018


Yesterday I shared with you the soon to be released Holo Hookup polish swatches and today I have some nail art to share with you using the polishes.  As it is the middle of winter here sunshine is somewhat hard to find so I do apologize for the lack of sunshine pictures.  You can see each polish in direct sunlight in yesterday's post.  Right - on to the nail art!

Different Dimension Hit Me With Your Best Pot - stamped with Powder Perfect's White Stamping Polish and Bundle Monster E-tronica.  Image is from Bundle Monster BM106.





Cupcake Polish Brew-tea-ful - Stamping polish is Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  Image is from Uberchic 1-02.




Glisten & Glow Let's Get The Par-tea Started - Stamping polish is B Loves Colour B An Ice Coffee.  Image is from Uberchic 21-02.




Grace-full Nail Polish Cute Tea - for some reason I didn't make note of what I used to do this mani.  Sorry.




I also did a mani using all for polishes together.  To be honest with you I don't think that these four polishes work well in a mani together.  For this mani I used Powder Perfect's Black Stamping polish and Bundle Monster BM-S188.




That's all from me today.  I hope you guys enjoyed this post.  Which mani is your favourite?


The Holo Hookup August 2018: Tea Party - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 15 July 2018


Today I have something new to share with you guys - The Holo Hookup.  To be honest, before I was asked to swatch the August polishes I hadn't even heard of the Holo Hookup.  Yes I may be living under a rock, but in all fairness there is so many new polish brands, Facebook groups and subscription box types of things it's hard to keep up.  Anyway, I always love trying out new things so I naturally said yes to swatching the August polishes.  The theme for this month is Tea Party.


Cupcake Polish: Brew-tea-ful is a mulberry linear holographic polish with blue/teal/purple/pink shifting flakies and a red to gold shifting shimmer.  We all know I love holographic polishes with flakies and this one is a really pretty one.  The formula is great and is opaque in two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Different Dimension: Hit Me With Your Best Pot is a dark sapphire blue linear holographic.  Nice colour with a good formula.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Glisten & Glow: Let's Get The Par-tea Started is described as a light beige creme based linear holographic polishes loaded with pink/red/gold shifting aurora shimmers.  This one is gorgeous in the bottle but sadly it is really sheer.  It definitely needs a base colour underneath.  I used four thick coats for my swatch (and it still isn't completely opaque).

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Grace-full Nail Polish Cute Tea is a soft light pink linear holo with gold shimmer and gold flakes throughout.  I quite like this one.  It's a pretty pink and I really like the added gold shimmer and flakes.  The formula is great and easy to use.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
I quite like the polishes in this box.  They are all nice colours and the formulas are all easy to work with.  I do wish that the Glisten & Glow polish was more opaque though. 

The Tea Party box will be available for pre-order Saturday July 21st at 9pm EDT until Saturday July 28th at 9pm EDT.

Uberchic Beauty Collection Twenty Seven Stamping Plates - Swatches & Review

Saturday, 14 July 2018


Uberchic have been busy with their new releases.  You may have already seen my reviews of the new holographic stamping plate folder and the new Moroccan Stamp Plate (both are fantastic and I recommend both).  Today I have the latest collection to share with you - Collection Twenty Seven.  I seriously can't get over that there is nearly thirty stamping plate collections from Uberchic.  Anyway, let's get into the swatches!

Image from Uberchic
Plate 27-01
There are some really cool full sized images on this plate.  I really had a hard time deciding which images to use first.

Image from Uberchic
For my first mani using this plate I couldn't go past this image.  A couple of reasons - it looks awesome, plus I have been loving skittle type manis at the moment (as you will see in this post).  I thought this image was perfect for a black and white accent nail and I am so happy with how this mani turned out.  Polishes used are China Glaze Purple Panic!, I'd Melt For You and Silver Of Sorts.


Floral images are among some of my favourite designs to have on my nails.  I teamed this image with the gorgeous Blended My Little Pony from Grace-full Nail Polish (it's still one of my favourites).  Stamping polish is Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.



Plate 27-02
This is actually the first plate that I used from this collection.  I love the images on this plate!  I think this plate might be my favourite of the three plates in this collection.  Again, I really struggled to decide which images to use first.  I think the images in the top left corner would look awesome with a multicoloured neon base and black stamping! 

Image from Uberchic
For my first mani I went for something really simple.  I think that this image really don't need any fancy backgrounds (although it would still look awesome).  For my base I used Sally Hansen Razzle Dazzle Rose and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


I couldn't resist the large floral image.  I love the mix of designs within the image.  For my base I used OPI Meet A Boy Cute As Can Be, Was It All Just A Dream?, Summer Lovin' Having A Blast and Pink Ladies Rule The School and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


Plate 27-03
Last but not least, 27-03.  This plate is another favourite of mine.  I think there are some really fantastic images on this plate.  I particularly like the bottom row, the swirly images and the images on the top row.  I can see some many awesome manis with this plate.

Image from Uberchic
It has been quite some time since I have done a skittle mani and this is one of my favourite colour combinations in the cooler months.  Polishes used are China Glaze Release, CG In The City and Pretty Serious Cosmetics Absence.


I'm a little disappointed with this next mani of mine.  It looks stunning in person - however it doesn't translate on camera.  In fact, it looks a little weird.  For my base I used OPI Purple Perspective, Indigo Motif, Turquoise Aesthetic and Pen & Ink (all sponged over China Glaze I'd Melt For You) and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.



I am a really big fan of this collection.  There are so many great images on each of the plates.  I already have planned so many more manis in my head using these plates - it's exciting!  What do you think of this collection?

Collection Twenty Seven is available now from Uberchic Beauty.