OPI – Stars in My Eyes

Quickie post today!

I’ve had this polish for a while, but haven’t really used it much. The main reason being that it’s so sheer, it takes 4-5 coats to build up to full opacity.
I haven’t gotten rid of it though, because it really is super pretty. It’s a pearly iridescent polish, with lots of shimmer and sparkle that catch the light. The formula itself is nice, not too thin or thick… which means building up to 4-5 coats isn’t too troublesome.

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And I have tried layering it over other polishes, but I just haven’t found any combo I liked yet! Happy Easter to everyone celebrating! :)

Eat Sleep Polish – À La Menthe

À La Menthe is another beauty from Eat Sleep Polish that started out as a custom, but was too pretty to keep away from all the rest of our grabby hands.

True to it’s name, it’s a lovely minty colour with a beautiful gold flash. On me, it leans just ever-so-slightly on the bluer side of mint, which I really dig.

This is 3 coats and no topcoat.

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Oooh, aaah. See the pretty gold?

Pick up À La Menthe at Eat Sleep Polish (but wait until April 19 when her Fizzle & Pop collection releases!!!)

Enchanted Polish – Beautiful Rule Breaking Moth

If you’re an Enchanted Polish fan (read: stalker), you know we’re in the midst of 2 different suppliers restocking different polishes! I haven’t actually grabbed anything yet, but I thought it was a good time to bust out one of my older EP colours and give it some love.

Beautiful Rule Breaking Moth is a pretty grey polish, packed with gold microflakies, and it also has a blue flash (which was super hard to capture). I used 2 coats and a topcoat… and the formula is great as usual.

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See the blue flash?

Check out this macro of the microflakies… go ahead and click on it to get the full-size picture! So pretty!

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Did you grab any EP’s in this week’s restocks? Are you still chasing them…? I might grab 1 or 2 if the right colours pop up!

Saturday Savings – Nicole by OPI – Mi Fantasia

Ok, I know Saturday Savings has been MIA for a while… but it’s back!

Let’s kick it off with a beauty of a polish… Mi Fantasia from the Selena Gomez collection for Nicole by OPI.

Mi Fantasia is a glitter topcoat with lots of blue glitter and different coloured iridescent bar glitter. It’s a pretty dense glitter topcoat, so you can build up a few coats to near full-coverage… but I opted to wear one coat over an old nude polish I have. The formula is a little thick for my liking. It’s really glittery and beautiful! Check it out.

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ImageThe Selena Gomez collection is a bit older, but I’ve still seen it in many drugstores so I’m sure you can still find it! Happy Saturday!

Eat Sleep Polish – Elvis is My Homeboy

You have no idea how excited I am to share this polish with you today!!

Elvis is My Homeboy is a custom polish I purchased from Eat Sleep Polish. Anyone can order a custom from ESP (starting from $20)… but Cat only allows one per person, up to 5 total per month.

So I was lucky to sneak in last month, and it wasn’t too long before Cat was messaging me asking me what I wanted to make!

I told her I wanted a gold holo with gold microflakies. But not yellow gold. I sent her a few pictures for reference, then left her to do her magic.

What felt like an eternity later (but really it was less than a week), Cat sent me pictures of my polish. And I nearly fell off my chair! Gorgeous. Perfect. She really nailed it.

So, I’m really sorry to show you these (not really!), because you can’t actually get it right now. Cat has brought some other customs to her shop for purchase… so it’s possible Elvis could be sold in her shop in the future. Of course, I’ll let you know if that happens.

I used 3 coats of this polish, with topcoat. Lots of pictures so you can oooh and ahhhh along with me.

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These next few show the gold microflakies, that show as a gold flash in the polish.

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Whaaaaaaaaat?! So gorgeous. I have a few more in mind that I want to add to have a whole Elvis collection… but for right now, this is it! What do you think?

Day of Pink – China Glaze – Life’s a Beach

Did you know today is the Day of Pink? What is that, you ask? 

The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic & transphobic bullying. 

The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.

Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference. And that the change starts with each one of us. ” 

If you want more info about it, check out their website: Day of Pink.

As a teacher,  it’s so important to me because I want all my students to feel safe at home, school and everywhere else they go. Today is a day for all of us to reflect on what we can do to make a positive change in our own actions… and how we can work together to stop bullying.

So… naturally, I chose to wear pink polish in addition to my pink shirt (and shoes!) today.

I decided it was a good day to choose the brightest, most obnoxious pink I had. So I grabbed China Glaze’s Life’s A Beach. 3 coats is enough for coverage, and I used a topcoat as usual.

Let me just say… these pictures look coral. It’s definitely not coral. It’s pink. Obnoxious, neon pink… but neon colours make my camera freak out… it’s like this, but with a nice shimmer that makes the formula easy to work with.

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So keep that in mind.

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Did you wear pink polish today? Link it below and I’ll check it out! :)

Julep – Sienna

I got Sienna in the Shannon mystery box that a friend helped me order… as an aside, Shannon is seriously pretty and I will blog it soon.

Sienna is a sparkly gold… it has a similar finish to Julep Zelda if you already have that one, but the colours are different. I love how it looks metallic on your fingers, but the fine microglitter means you can’t see any brushstrokes. I used two coats for full coverage, plus a quick-dry topcoat (because… really, who has time to sit perfectly still while polish dries on its own?!).

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See all the pretty microglitter? The formula was great on this as well! Happy polishing!