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Poppin’ Nail Color of the Week: Wet N’ Wild Wild Shine Red Red

“It’s like candayyy.”  Shout out to Cameo and “Candy” . That was my ma’s song back in the day!  I was mouthing the words as I admired my nails after applying Wet N’ Wild Wild Shine’s Red Red. I’m not one for red nail polish, especially bright red, but this ish right here?! This ish right here?!  I’m all about it. This vampy, classy red polish is poppin’ with a capital P. It’s a flat nail color, but it doesn’t need all that extra shimmer or glitter. It’s perfect just the way it is.  It reminds me of Dita Von Teese and her signature red lips or  The Women (the ORIGINAL 1939 film) and getting a manicure in jungle red.

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Poppin’ Nail Color Of The Week: Nicole by OPI Cherry on Top

See what I did there with that "cherry on top"...

I’m still hunting for that perfect shade of red, and I came close this weekend when I bought Cherry on Top from Nicole by O.P.I. I’m wearing a topcoat in these pictures, so the finish without it is not so glossy.

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Fired Up! Orange and Red Ombre Nail Look

I have a fondness for anything that has a faded, gradation look. From clothes, to earrings, to stationery, I’m all about it. As soon as I saw the look on nails, I knew I had to try it. I found a written tutorial online, but since I’m a visual person when it comes to learning, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t grasp it. I searched online for more tutorials, but most were of ombre nails where either the pinky or the thumbnail is darker and each following nail gradually fades out into a lighter color. That’s a cool look also, but what I was looking for was a tutorial for an ombre look on each nail.

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Product Review: Nicole by O.P.I. Justin Bieber Collection in Omb!

The nail polish was in the container when I opened it…..I swear.

I love ripe, sweet, juicy strawberries. They taste so good whether I’m eating them by hand, or slicing them up in a fruit salad, and especially after dipping them in melted chocolate. Mmmm, strawberries!

After I admired the finished look on my nails after applying “Omb!”, a brilliant red nail color from the Justin Bieber “One Less Lonely Girl” Collection from Nicole by O.P.I., I couldn’t help but think of the delicious red fruit. (more…)

Product Review: Milani Ruby Jewels

I absolutely, positively, adore shimmer nail polish. If companies are trying to get me to buy their polish, just throw some type of glitter in there, and it’s sold! It’s my nail polish achiles heel. My lacquered kryptonite. I have zero defenses against it.

So when a hint of sparkle caught my eye while browsing the Milani makeup line, my attention was instantly drawn towards it. And there it was. A ruby red nail polish, with tons of glitter. It reminded me of the glitter and glue tubes we used for arts and crafts back in elementary school. I loved those! I was sold.

 

Like any other nail polish aficionado, as soon as I got home, I put in work. I hurriedly rubbed off the old, and excitedly applied the new. My anticipation grew with each layer (with glittery/shimmer polish I always apply three layers to get as close as possible to the color in the bottle).  After fanning, waving my hands up and down, and blowing my breath all over them, my nails were sufficiently dry. I raised my hands up to the light to admire it. And…

It was ok.

Where do I begin. Let’s start with color. I did admire the color. It looked about 90% of what was shown in the bottle.  The glitter isn’t all bam in your face, but it was decent.

Yes I know I have polish on my finger...I'm messy!

The first thought that popped into my head was that my fingernails looked I had dipped them in blood. Strange I know. The red was very vibrant.The finish was matte, and rough to the touch (I always run my fingers across my dried nails to feel the finish), so it required a topcoat. That is somewhat annoying because it takes forever to remove, but it’s minor.

As I applied the polish, I noticed that it was thin. The good thing about that is that it took about three minutes to completely dry between each coat.  The bad thing about it is that I knew it wouldn’t last five days without some signs of wear and tear. Even with being extra careful with what I did with my fingertips (no cleaning that required vigorous scrubbing, or using my fingernails to open things), the polish still began to slowly wear away by the beginning of the third day.

All in all, I did like the color a lot. I do wish that it had a longer wear time, but it’s not horrible. I would buy it again if I happen to be shopping and it catches my eye, but I’m not making any special trips to repurchase.

I paid about four dollars. On the website, it’s advertised as 4.49.

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