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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.!

Catherine 267 Passionfruit swatches and review

PR sample

Hi beauties!

Today I would like to show you 267 Passionfruit from the Catherine Pacific Collection. Passionfruit is a beautiful deep purple shimmer colour that is right up my alley!

The challenge was to show the polish in a summery scene, which was indeed challenging as the weather has not been very summerlike so far. But I caught a little bit of sunlight recently, and it was worth it to show the shimmer of this beauty! And for the even more summerly look, I tried a floral stamping and I actually liked how it turned out!

Application was great, two easy coats was all I needed. The wear was satisfying, I got 3 full days out of it. Removal was easy (no staining). So, I’m very happy with this polish and will definitely wear it again!

The pics below show Passionfruit in two coats with one coat of HK top coat.

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Catherine 267 Passionfruit

I hope that summer will be here soon – I desperately need some sun! Happy weekend to everyone!

Thank you, Catherine, for providing Passionfruit!