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OPI: My Vampire Is Buff

myvampisbuffbottleDoes this polish remind anyone else of Spike? From Buffy? A buff, pale vampire? No? Just me? Okay.

I’d like to tell you guys that I have missed you! Life has gotten busy and I haven’t been dedicating enough time to my nail polish habit, but I have missed keeping up with the trends and hopefully finding more interesting colors to add to my collection.

I’ve been on a search for a nice almost white polish for a long time. As we know, it’s hard to find the shade we have in our heads and My Vampire Is Buff isn’t quite it, but I do think it’s quite nice.

Creamy, cool biege-y white

Creamy, cool beige-y white

My Vampire is Buff is a cool, creamy white beige. A nice, light neutral.  It doesn’t have much pink / fleshy tones to it. I like that it’s a cool toned almost white color. Although I am fairly warm toned, in the dead of winter (can I get some sun please?) cooler toned polishes look alright on me. Although I think I will like this one a lot more in the summer when I have a bit of color to me. Overall though, I think this color is very pretty and a nice addition to my collection.

I didn’t have much difficulty with the formula. I have heard some complaints of it being a bit streaky, but for a polish of this color, I actually thought the formula was pretty good. I only used two coats, with the first one thicker, and everything evened out and covered just fine.

Where to Buy: Ulta / JCPenny / Dillard’s / Professional Salons / Trade Secret / Online Retailers / $ 8.50

Okay, tell me. What’s your favorite color from the OPI Euro collection? Did you pick up My Vampire is Buff? Any others I should add to my collection? I want to hear from you guys, I’ve missed chit chatting about polish!

– Liz

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Zoya: Avery

Please excuse my sub-par photos for this post. I knicked my polish hanging new sheers in my bedroom the other night, but still really wanted to blog and post for you guys. Bare with me.

When I saw swatches of the new Zoya Feel Winer collection the other morning, I ordered them all immediately. There was something about the creamy, dreamy, grey-ed out neutrals that felt winter-y in a non-gimicky kind of way. Not to mention, all the colors look gorgeous together as a collection.

Creamy, peachy nude creme

Avery was the polish I was most excited to try. The gorgeous, nude, beige-y peach (with a touch of pink even?) looks gorgeous. It looks literally like foundation in the bottle. As you can tell, it didn’t give me much of a “mannequin hands” look; I think it actually clashed somewhat with my skintone. To my disappointment, something about this polish was off on me. I thought it looked so dreamy and innocent in the bottle, but ended up looking somewhat frumpy and “blah” on me. I’m so bummed!

I didn’t have too much of an issue with application. It wasn’t as wonderfully smooth a formula as we all are accustomed to with Zoya, but it wasn’t awful. I would suggest applying two thick coats for evenness and to avoid streaks.

Where to Buy: Zoya.com / $ 8

I will say that I think this opaque creme finish is…a little heavy for me. I feel like it never looks right to me. I wish there was some micro-shimmer thrown in, or that these polishes were the jelly-creme hybrid that I personally prefer compared to traditional cremes. Something to lighten up the finish. What do you guys think? Are you excited about these colors? Or do they seem boring to you? Do you find them “winter-y” by any means? Or interesting regardless of the season?

– Liz

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Wet N Wild Megalast: Private Viewing

I’ve been hitting Walgreens hard the past couple of days. I spent a decent amount of time perusing the make up section. I snagged 6 new bottles of Wet N Wild, and I am pretty excited about all of them. The Wet N Wild Shines are all currently on sale at Walgreens for 69 cents, go get some!

These Wet N Wild Megalasts weren’t available at both of the Walgreens I have been to in the past couple days. Just one. On the display, they say they are meant to stay chipfree for up to 6 days. We’ll see about that.

Nude, beige. Almost mannequin hands

Private Viewing (cute name) is a nudey, beige color. This is actually my first nude color. Crazy! On the first coat is it very much like putting nothing on your nails, but by the second coat it becomes quiet opaque and pretty. It has a nice, light tan color with a touch of pink that seems really nice for summer to me. It almost matches my skin tone. I’m really liking this color way more than I thought I would. It looks great and a little bit sexy.

Almost squishy finish

The formula on this was awesome. I could  have gotten away with two coats, but did three as a precaution. I was impressed with the drying time on this, it was fast. The finish is light, not a heavy creme. It’s almost half jelly. It also has really soft, pretty hidden shimmer! Completely not detectable in the bottle or indoors.

The brushes for this line are a little short, but that’s better than too long for me. The bottles are sort of mini since they only contain .3 FL OZ

Where to Buy: Drugstores / $1.99

This Megalast line has a lot of really cool, neutral colors in it. They were all cremes, I think. All of the colors looked pretty. I picked up one more and can’t wait to try it. I also like how these bottles look, a little more sophisticated, and I really am enjoying the color and formula. It seems to be the older, professional sister of Wet N Wild Shines. I’m impressed. Not chips yet!

Have you tired any of these Wet n Wild Megalasts? I hadn’t heard much about them. But totally a go and a steal at $1.99!

– Liz

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