Swatch of OPI – Muir Muir on the Wall

Muir Muir on the Wall is a dark, vampy duochromatic polish, shifting from warm purple to dark gold (to green in some lights). I was expecting a stronger duochromatic effect on the nail, since it’s fairly strong in the bottle, but it is still very, very beautiful. This is three coats and topcoat. This polish …

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Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances and ORLY – Space Cadet

Like I said in my previous post, Million Chances really reminded me of Space Cadet, so I decided to do a proper comparison. They look a bit different in their bottles due to the different shapes of the bottles – the light hits them in different angles. But, on the nails, it’s nearly impossible to …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances

Million Chances is a beautiful shimmer polish with a very strong duochromatic effect. The base is a sheer teal, and the shimmer particles go from pink to gold to green. This is two coats on black underwear, since it’s much too sheer to wear on its own, and no top coat. Remind you of anything? …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 175 Violet Glims

Violet Glims is a warm purple shimmer polish with hints of cooler purple shimmer particles. This is three coats (but you could probably get away with two thicker coats) and no topcoat. It has a nice depth to it, I think, but the shimmer would have been even better on a slightly darker base. It …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 159 Purple Nights

Purple Nights is a dark purple shimmer polish with tiny specks of red and blue. I found it very hard to capture on photo, it really has a lot more depth to it than what the photos show. This is two coats without topcoat, it dries rather quickly but with a semi-satin finish. I just …

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Nail art: He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me…

Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day, everyone! This is what I wore for Valentine’s day, and also my entry for the Swedish OPI Facebook competition (if you’re in Sweden and haven’t entered already, I suggest you do here). My husband and I went to the movies and had a few beers, all in all a very good …

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Nail art: Ultra Brutal Technical Death Metal

My dear friend Emma invited me to come watch her boyfriend’s band Smothered play tonight, and even though I’m not much of a metal fan, I am a fan of her and her boyfriend so I’m showing my support regardless my musical preference. So, naturally I need to wear nails that go with the occasion, …

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Swatch of H&M – Moonlight

Moonlight is a wonderfully dark teal shimmer polish with a very strong duochromatic effect in the bottle. It’s significantly weaker on the nails but in the right lighting you can definitely see the shift from green to blue. It has a sheer charcoal grey base, and needs three coats to reach full opacity. And, as …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 182 Turquoise Dust

Turquoise Dust is a very sheer, golden teal foil polish with a couple of blue small hexagon glitter particles and slightly larger (and fewer) holographic hexagons. This is four coats, and I still think I could have done better with a fifth, and no topcoat. The drying time is however very good, so the many …

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Swatch of H&M – Mermaid

Okay, hold on to your socks because this polish might just knock you out of them! Mermaid is a stunning teal glitter polish, blue and green tiny hexagons in a clear base. This is two coats on a black cream with one coat of Seche Vite. The glitter payoff is fantastic, and it dries only …

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Swatch of Viva la Diva – 121 Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel is a deep purple shimmer polish with a strong duochromatic effect in the bottle, and a faint one on the nails. The base is a dark blurple and the shimmer particles are rather large, which gives this polish its incredible depth. The formula is okay, neither bad nor good. Three coats were necessary …

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