OPI Chiffon My Mind Swatches and Review

Hi beauties!

I recently scored some OPI shades at TK Maxx (1 bottle for 4,99 EUR!), one of which was Chiffon My Mind from the 2015 Soft Shades collection. It is a sheer shimmery white. The purple, pink and blue shimmer mesmerized me so I had to take this one home. This kind of 3 coloured glassfleck-y microshimmer gets me every time!

OPI Chiffon My Mind //headtofoot.wordpress.com

Unfortunately, Chiffon My Mind turned out to be very sheer and streaky, so the application was not much fun. It took me three coats to get to the results below, and it was still not perfect. Also, three coats of this plus one coat of HK girl fastdry top coat is a lot of polish to dry. Sometimes it then happens that the Fast Dry Top Coat dries faster than what’s underneath. This is what happend to me: the polish got a little wrinkly on my pinky as you might be able to see on one of the pictures, and I hate that effect.

But I liked wearing it. Very work appropriate, very delicate. Also, I wore this for 3 days without any chipping or tip wear, so it was worth the effort of 3 coats. Chances are I won’t be wearing it any time again soon though, I’m just too lazy for nail polish with 3 or more coats. I might try some layering though, I’m sure it would look very nice over a dark blue creme or over a white crelly in order to reduce the number of required coats. As you can see in the pictures below, the shimmer is visible on the nail, which is great!

OPI Chiffon My Mind //headtofoot.wordpress.com

OPI Chiffon My Mind //headtofoot.wordpress.com

OPI Chiffon My Mind //headtofoot.wordpress.com

I wish this beauty had a better formula. I would probably wear it all the time.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Do you have nail polishes in your stash that you hardly wear because you know the formula is a pain?

Have a great week!

Catherine 266 Flawless – swatches and review + cat content

PR-Sample

Hi beauties!

Long time no see! I decided to give two cats a foster home, so I hardly found time for blogging lately. Here are the two furballs, Kitty and Zeus (the licking one):

Kitty und Zeus

We are starting to get to know each other and now I finally found some time to paint my nails again. I decided to show you a new favourite of mine! Catherine sent this to me recently as a PR sample (thank you Catherine!!!). The colour is called Flawless and is one out of five nail polishes from a new set called the Divine Box:

Catherine Divine Box

As you can see, Flawless is the brightest of the 5 colours. For me, this is the perfect pale pink/nude colour. I’ve been looking for a nail polish like this for a while already. The problem with these pale nudes usually is the streaky or patchy application. But Flawless lives up to its name! Two easy coats is all this beauty needed, no bald spots and no streaks – just flawless! I’m impressed! Also, it dries very shiny on its own. I added one coat of HK Girl top coat as a matter of routine. The wear was good, I got two full days without chipping or tip wear.

Now to the pics!

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Great work-appropriate colour, easy application – I’m definitely going to wear this one again soon!

Happy weekend everyone!

 

Wir lackieren + Lilalaunelacke: Colors by Llarowe – Plum Perfect

Hi beauties!

Today’s post will feature two german blog-challenges that I have been meaning to participate in for a long time:

Wir lackieren…” is a challenge by Marzipany and Tine who invite all of you to show/wear certain brands for a month. This month it is all about CbL and Essie. I only own one (!) Essie so I chose to show you my newest CbL called Plum Perfect.

Lilalaunelacke” is a cute challenge initiated by the lovely Shirley from Lack ‘n’ Roll and she partnered up with Steffi from Gepunkteter Nagellackblog and Susi from Susis Kinkerlitzchen. to show beautiful purple nail polishes. I can’t believe I never participated in this! Half of my nail polishes are purple, I always fall for them…

The name says it all, CbL Plum Perfect is the PERFECT purple plum linear holo nail polish – so so pretty. So my thing. Very vibrant with a superstrong holo in direct light, and a little shy but with a beautiful base colour in the shade (see last picture). The application is a dream, two easy coats is all it needs (plus one layer of fast-drying top coat for the pictures below). The wear is great, I got 3 days without chipping out of my mani.

Maybe a few lines about the brand, CbL (=Colors by Llarowe). I still remember when Leah Ann, founder and owner of Llarowe and CbL, still had her Ebay shop and was selling nail polish there. She had the best costumer service I had ever experienced and I was so happy when she finally opened her own online shop. I also still remember the first preorders and wishlists of Lynnderella nail polishes and all the drama and stress that came up with the high demand. She somehow managed and now, today, has not only one of the greatest nail polish online shops, but has also developed her own indie nail polish brand with the most beautiful and stunning nail polishes ever. I’m a huge fangirl and I’m very proud to have been able to witness her success from the beginning up until today.

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I bought CbL at Hypnotic Polish.