Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Models Own Purple Blue

Every now and then I come across a polish that just blows my socks off. This is definitely one of those polishes.

I had been lemming after the Models Own Beetlejuice collection for a really long time, their duochromes are just beyond magical. The catch though is that they're a UK brand and they're difficult to get here in the US. There are a few online retailers that sell them, but they're kind of pricey and shipping is a killer, especially for a college student. Not too long ago, someone discovered that Urban Outfitters carries 3 of the MO Beetlejuice collection! Unfortunately, the closest Urban Outfitters I'm ever around are usually about an hour away. But lo and behold, they had a free shipping sale going on with their website, where they carry the polishes! So, of course, I splurged on myself and bought all 3. And I am not disappointed.

The one I'm showing you today is Purple Blue. It's a super shimmery purple that has a blue to purple/pink shift.

Models Own Purple Blue, Urban Outfitters $10
This color is just amazing, I can't stop staring at my nails. The formula was a little thick, as you can see in the last photo where it got chunky around the sides. Maybe a little polish thinner would help, but I think just being more careful will help the problem.

I had to go outside to take these photos because I just could not get all of the color shifts in my light box, and I think I did a pretty good job of catching them, but this polish is so much more gorgeous in person.

I tried to capture the blue as much as I could, but it was very hard to get it to show up on camera. The first and last pictures seem to show it the best. The other two show the purple/pink shimmer really well.

The polish held up pretty well, this is about 2 days of wear. There were a few chips I had to touch up, but those were because I had some freak accidents with my nails.

I absolutely love this polish. It is so unique and colorful, definitely pick it up if you come across it at Urban Outfitters, so worth the $10.

ALSO, if anyone has access to Indian Ocean by Models Own, could you let me know? :)

Happy reading!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I'm back! OPI You Callin' Me a Lyre?

Hey guys! Talk about being MIA. It's been so long since I did a post. I really miss it too! It's been a crazy summer, I've been going to a nearby town a lot to see my boyfriend's band and work has seriously taken a toll on my poor nails. I really hope I can get this blog back up and going and get that giveaway up soon!

So here's a polish that I actually wore a while ago and I found the pictures and decided "I'll edit these and get the blog going again." I haven't been taking pictures of my manis because it was just kind of a hassle, but hopefully I'll get back into the habit of it :) This polish is OPI's You Callin' Me a Lyre? from the NYC Ballet collection. I really really loved this collection as a whole. I know a lot of people thought it was too soft and dull, but I think the shades are SO pretty and they're perfect performance shades.

YCMAL is a soft pretty pink jelly. I love the formula on these. They're so smooth and just apply so easily. They are very thin, but thick coats help build up opacity if that's the look you're going for. 

OPI You Callin' Me a Lyre, $8.50 @ various retailers

I used 4 thick coats of polish for the photos below. I also used my new light box which my AWESOME friends gave me for my birthday! It really needs to be used more!

This is a really good representation of the color! The lightbox does wonders for my photos!

So there we go, a short sweet post to get my blogger mode back on :) I hope I can keep it up and have more posts for you all soon!

Happy reading!