I’m back from my vacation with two nail polishes that I won from the Misslyn newsletter! I’m really excited because I usually never win anything 🙂
These two colours are from the new collection called Oriental Spirit and they are 149 Fire Opal as well as 786 Bazaar Deluxe. The collection also contains other make up and in my opinion the colours are very nice and suitable for the upcoming fall season. My package also contained a mascara (for camel eyes – I love this association because these animals do have incredible lashes!) a lipstick and a small eye shadow palette, all of great quality. I will focus on the nail polishes though. If you are interested in the other products, Carry from Living the Beauty has a detailed review of the mascara, the lipstick, and the eye shadow pallette for you!
149 Fire Opal is a beautiful copper-y light red to orange shade with warm golden shimmer. I probably would have never bought this one for myself but I am surprised by how much I like it. The shimmer is very visible and vibrant in direct sunlight, and still visible but very subtle in the shade. A really nice colour that has depth because of the shimmer.
The application was easy and smooth, I applied two coats but discovered after taking pictures that in some lighting conditions you can still see the nail line. So I would advice to use 3 coats for full coverage. Drying time was good, and the wear as well – I wore this full 3 days before adding one coat of the topper 786 Bazaar Deluxe, a gold flake or rather gold shred topper with a clear base. The glitter payoff of one coat was very satisfying, and the top coat fits well into the oriental theme. However, it is not a unique top coat, I myself already own an almost similar one from the Essence Metal Glam trend edition called Steel-ing the Scene. For a comparison see below.
UPDATE: When removing Fire Opal I had massive staining, so I highly recommend using a protective base coat against that! My poor nails are all orange now 😦
The first pictures show two coats of Fire Opal with one coat of Seche Vite in shade and sunlight, then the last two pictures show it topped with one coat of Bazaar Deluxe and another coat of Seche Vite.
One coat of 786 Bazaar Deluxe on top:
If you were wondering how Bazaar Deluxe compares to Essence Steel-ing the scene, I compared the two and found them to be very close. I had the impression that the topper from Essence has slightly smaller flakes, so the effect is a little different. You probably don’t need both though.
Thanks for reading, have a great day – any plans for the weekend? I will still be busy unpacking and washing from my holiday and trying to acclimatize from the beautiful beach weather back to the big city clouds.