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!
Autumn is here, and one of the nice side effects is that the effect of thermal nail polishes will be more visible due to the colder surrounding air temperature (at least if you manage to have warm hands haha). My first ever Femme Fatale nail polish (and certainly not my last) is this beautiful thermal polish called Clever Girl. When it is cold, it shows as a pinky-red base with golden shimmer and gold+holo glitters, and when your hands get warm it changes into a beautiful clear-golden base with gold shimmer and the same sparkles. It’s magic! Of course, the effect will get better the longer your nails are.
I wore Clever Girl in two coats plus one coat of Seche Vite TC. The wear was normal, I’d say about 2-3 days. Removal can be tricky because of the glitters, I recommend either using a Peeloff-Base or removing the polish with the foil method.
The first two pictures show the cold version
The next picture shows the “transition” – this is what Clever Girl looks like a lot when I wear it:
Here is a comparison of cold version on my index and middle finger, and warm version on my ring and pinkie finger:
Love the gradient effect (see below)
And the last picture shows what it looks like when your hands are very warm and the surrounding temperature is pretty cold: A very cool look with the red tips!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you enjoyed my post! Do you like thermal polishes?
We had some sun this weekend! That means I was able to take decent photos of my recent manicure: I wore Illyrian Polish Gold Lion and before going into details: I am obsessed with this polish!!
My first encounter with Illyrian Polish was okay but formula-wise not really a moment to remember (Bioluminescent Review). I had ordered two more colours, one of which was Gold Lion, and I am so happy I did! It has been out of stock for a while everywhere, but I finally got hold of a bottle, and it is really really pretty. It is a very cool dark grey base with beautiful warm golden shimmer particles. Love it.
Also, Gold Lion is not camera shy. The shimmer is so so obvious and in your face – and every single picture I took of this polish looked great. Seriously, this almost never happens! I didn’t have to search for the right angle or lighting to make the shimmer pop, it is just sitting right there, waiting to be drooled over!
The application was okay, not great, a little thick, but managable. For me, I felt like using more polish than usual made it easier and the second coat made everything come together and look nice and opaque. The polish dries a little bit dull, so adding a top coat is a must if you are aiming to achieve the shiny look from the pictures below. I wore this for one and a half days before it started chipping.
Ohhh this golden shimmmaaaa! Illyrian Polish just knows how to make shimmer polishes.