OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat

Leslie Loves Nails:

Can this be true?? I am so excited to hear/see this, I have no words……

Originally posted on The Obsessed:

Glitter On, Glitter Off!

OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat Allows for Glitter Nail Lacquer Removal in Seconds

Glitter Off by OPI is a new, peel-able base coat that allows for the quick and easy removal of nail lacquer when applied beneath any glitter or dark nail color. Glitter Off provides a base for quick one-step removal and protects natural nails, while simultaneously making nail colors brighter. Glitter Off is designed to leave nails polish-free and stain-free in seconds, revealing a clean nail surface without the use of lacquer remover.

OPI_Glitter_Off_BC“Women love glitter nail lacquer, which adds a glamorous element to any manicure. However, it can be difficult and frustrating to remove. Now OPI fans can fully embrace the glitter nail trend without the accompanying hassle. Simply brush on one thin layer of Glitter Off to bare nails, wait until it dries clear and then apply as many coats of…

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Elevation Polish – Rapa Nui

Today I have another polish from Elevation Polish called Rapa Nui.  This is part of a blog sale haul you can see a pic of here, and I am really enjoying it.  The polishes from Elevation that I have tried thus far are great to work with and have amazing color.

Elevation Polish Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui is a sheer polish, shown here with 2 coats and Chine Glaze Fast Forward top coat.  First photos are taken with flash.  This color is a light, slightly  dusty blue with a delicate pink/lavender shimmer. You can see that 2 coats is still not completely opaque, but I believe that a third thin coat would achieve full coverage.

Elevation Polish Rapa Nui Swatch - Flash

Below is Rapa Nui with a stamping of Pure Ice Silver Mercedes.  This silver is GREAT for stamping as it is opaque in a single coat.  I used the criss-cross pattern on Bundle Monster plate BM315.  This photo was taken with indoor lighting.

Elevation Polish Rapa Nui stamped wtih Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and plate BM315

So, what do you think? Do you like this polish or Elevation Polishes in general? I have a handful and each is so different in a beautiful way.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!  :-)

Leslie

I’m back with Elevation Polish’s Toubkal :)

Hello, all!  Sorry to have let my life outside of my nail polish addiction cut into my blogging time for as long as I did.  Work, school, and family medical issues have taken a lot of my time, as I am sure most of you can relate to.  I have been painting photographing and occasionally browsing blogs, but just haven’t had the time to blog myself.  I will make a sincere effort to share more consistently in the future. *crossing heart*  Now on to today’s polish.

Today’s polish is one that I purchased through a blog sale at Fingers Polish ManiaHere is a link to her sale page, in case you want to take a peek.  If anyone is interested, it was a speedy and pleasant experience buying this polish and I will certainly keep browsing her page for goodies :). Elevation’s polishes are so beautiful and I had been wanting to try them for some time.  When I found a bunch of them for sale, I had to snatch them up! Along with Toubkal, I managed to get a hold of Aurora, Broad Peak, Elbrus, Rapa Nui and Ubsunur.  These are not on the blog outside the group shot of my haul below YET, but will be eventually. :-D

Blog sale bargains!

Toubkal from Elevation Polish is a burgundy jelly polish that is just packed with golden flakies and microglitter.  My photographs really don’t do this polish justice, but you can definitely get an idea of how packed full of golden glow this polish is.  These photos show two coats of polish with base and top coat, and clearly this polish offers smooth application and full coverage.  AND without having to put on a third coat, yay!  I think that with the right pale or pastel base color, this one might even work well as a topcoat. I will have to play with that one and see what I can come up with.  Who else has this polish and what do you think of it?

Elevation Polish Toubkal Swatch - Indirect daylight

Elevation Polish Toubkal Swatch - Indirect daylight

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all had a great holiday season and that 2014 is off to a great start. :-)

Leslie

Different Dimension – Just Keep Swimming

Today’s polish is from Different Dimension and it’s called Just Keep Swimming.  I have many polishes from Missi’s shop and I love them all!  Check out a mani I’ve done before with one of her polishes here. There is also a Pink Floyd themed polish set I got from her that I have yet to swatch.  Yes.  You heard me right, a Pink Floyd themed polish set!  See more about it here.  She’s got tons of other themed polishes like Big Bang Theory, Mean Girls and Pretty Little Liars. You should really check out her store even if only to drool over its awesomeness!!  :-D  But I digress…..

This polish is a bright cerulean blue linear holographic polish that is chock full of sparkly goodness.  The photos below show two coats of Just Keep Swimming over a coat of Seche Rebuild and one layer of Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat.  the first two photos were taken outdoors in direct sunshine and you can see how this brings out the most beautiful holographic dance of color.  the last photo was taken indoors with a flash.

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Sunlight

Direct sunlight

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Sunlight

Direct sunlight

Here is the flash photo.  My puny little nails are not showing the true glory of this polish, but the bottle shot does give you an idea of how strong the holo is in this color.  I absolutely love it and will use it again and again, I’m sure.  On a side note, there are some cat hairs that made their way into today’s photos.  I do try to prep my bottles, etc, for photographing, but inevitably the occasional cat hair has and will continue to make its way into my photos.  It’s my way of letting the babies share in the blogging experience. I can’t say for sure if this hair came from Stewie, Otto or Maggie, but they are all here in spirit.  :-D

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Flash

Indoors with flash

That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this color as much as I did. I have SO many new holographic polishes I don’t even know which to swatch next, but I will figure it out.  I promise!  Hope you all have a great Friday and weekend ahead!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Leslie

See James Franco’s Brooding Campaign for Gucci’s Made to Measure Fragrance

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This is very interesting, don’t you agree? :)

Originally posted on InStyle.com What's Right Now:

Could this be James Franco‘s most dapper role yet? We think so! To front Gucci‘s new Made to Measure scent, the actor channeled his inner Don Draper for the ’60s-inspired campaign above, which is very sophisticated, and very James Franco. “I try to be involved in things I believe in, projects I care about,” Franco told InStyle.com on why he chose to do the campaign. “I design my life in a way where my work is the same thing as what I love. That’s the statement I try to make.” We think he certainly made the point, and it helps that the scent is easy to love. The masculine blend of bergamot, nutmeg, juniper, and leather makes for a sexy mood-boost, and Franco agrees. “When I first put this scent on, I felt like a man,” he added. “Not only a man — a Made to Measure man.”…

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