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Project Polish 2018

Hello beauties!

Happy New Year! The first week of 2018 is over and I spent a lot of it in bed with a nasty cold 😦 Boo! I hope you guys had a better start into the new year!

Today I would like to introduce you to a challenge that I’ve been wanting to join for a while, and this year I finally got around to it! It is the “Project Polish 2018” challenge, initiated by the lovely Eri from lackislove and Nici from blueshadowdragonheart. Everyone who would like to participate can pick a few polishes that they would like to empty. There will be updates every 3 months to see the progress. The hashtag to use is #unserprojectpolish2018 .

I think this is a great way to actually appreciate the nail polish you have and to bethink yourself of your stash and how far you can actually get with one bottle of nail polish. Also, I think for me personally, it will help me decide what to wear. Like a few “go-to”-polishes that I will put on my nails when I have no time to think about what I want to wear.

Here are my picks for the challenge:

Unser Project Polish 2018

Left to right:

P2 – 070 Charming Secret
China Glaze – Oxygen
P2 – 541 Night Out

As you can see, I picked two very neutral, every day, nude polishes that I can wear to anything. I love the P2 Charming Secret on my toe nails, too, so I’m confident that I can use that one a lot. The China Glaze Oxygen has a “my nails but better” effect, so it is really wearable, too. Also, since it is so sheer and jelly-like, I wanted to try some glitter sandwich manicures with that one. I picked the P2 Night Out because I think it makes a great base for all kinds of toppers! Which leads me to my second nail-related resolution for 2018 – use toppers more often! So this polish will hopefully help me wear all the beautiful toppers from my stash.

Fun fact: I finally ordered one of these (a polish bottle holder to tilt the bottles) – probably a necessary tool in order to really finish a nail polish!

Can’t wait to check out all of your projects! And especially to see the updates in March! What other resolutions for 2018 do you have (nail-related or not)? Or aren’t you a fan of that?

 

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OPI California Dreaming – My Picks [Sponsored Post]

*This posting contains PR-samples*

Hi beauties!

the OPI California Dreaming collection is totally speaking to me with all these beautiful nude and pink shades! I have been wanting to try out a few shades for a while now but just never got around to it. Even though this is a Summer collection, I think that the colours are timeless and very wearable throughout the year! So here are my picks from the California Dreaming collection – thank you so much notino.de for sending me these!

I chose the 5 shades you see in the picture below. By the way, I love the names of this collection!

OPI California Dreaming - my picks

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L.O.V. – No. 250 Deep-Red Drama Long Lasting Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

PR sample

Hi beauties!

L.O.V. is a new brand that entered the beauty market at the end of August this year. The brand focusses on decorative cosmetics and belongs to Cosnova, which also hosts brands like Essence or Catrice. Their marketing, photos, products and prices seem to aim at a different target group than Essence and Catrice though. The products seem to be a higher quality, while they are also slightly more expensive, possibly targeting women in their 30s and up. For example, the nail polish I’m reviewing today contains 11 ml and costs 5,99 EUR.

The bottle of this nail polish is different from anything I’ve seen, quite unique and high quality. You can remove the cap in a similar way as the Chanel bottles, leaving you with a brush that is easy to handle. I had a hard time holding on to the bottle for photos, it is something probably a lot of nail bloggers will struggle with 😉 I just couldn’t find a position that looked good for both my nails and the bottle. The brush itself is pretty wide, I prefer thinner ones to be able to apply the polish more precisely.

Deep Red Drama is a very dark warm brown creme with red undertones. On my nails, it didn’t show up red at all which was a little disappointing. It looked like a really dark brown, sometimes like black. If you are looking for a vampy dark red polish, I’d recommend checking out another shade in their range called Mahagony Mystery.

Deep Red Drama needs two coats to be opaque, the application was ok, you have to be careful with dragging, bald spots can show with a dark polish like this. It dries very very shiny on its own which impressed me a lot but couldn’t keep me from using my fast drying top coat from HK Girl. The wear was ok, not much tipwear but chipping after two days. Removal was easy, no staining which is great for a dark polish like this.

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So far, L.O.V. is available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and is sold in selected drugstores by Rossmann, Müller and Budni as well as some Douglas perfumeries. Also, their products are available online from Douglas and their own webshop, which is currently only shipping to Germany.

I like the look, feel and performance of this nail polish. Sadly, the colour is not really my thing which is why I can’t say whether I’m going to wear this one again! But I’ll definitely keep an eye out for other shades!

Thank you Rossmann for sending this to me! I hope that you will soon bring L.O.V. to one of your stores in Cologne 🙂

Stay tuned for more products from L.O.V.!