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I wanted to try out some lovely polishes that I received as gifts in a nail art design, but I don’t know if I love it or hate it. First, my dear friend Katie gave me OPI Black Satin, a vhtf (very hard to find) polish that is gorgeous. its almost a blackened gray frost but its anything but a regular frost. I wanted to see if I layered another gift, made by my friend Lori and given to me by my dear friend Jeanie would jazz it up even more… a linear holographic topcoat. It did and it came out absolutely gorgeous. But, I wasn’t done and this is where the trouble started. I wanted to try OPI’s new shade My Address Is Hollywood, but I didn’t know how to make it look nice with a gray holo, so I added OPI’s The IT Color, and both ended up covering up more of the base than I intended. Regardless, I still LOVE the base polishes and eh, I’ll take it off tomorrow and do another design. :) I hope you like it though!

 

For this design I started with OPI Natural Nail Base Coat and two coats of OPI Black Satin. I then topped with one coat of Lori’s special Spectraflair Topcoat and then did lines with OPI’s new shade My Address Is “Hollywood” and OPI’s The IT Color. Topped with Seche Vite and this is what you have!

I will be using all of these shades in the future (hopefully separately!) to give you a better idea of how gorgeous they all are. My Address is “Hollywood” isn’t just a flat creme, but as with many of the new shades in the Touring America Collection, it has a subtle shimmer that I love oh-so-much!

Thank you Katie and Jeanie!

Some of the polishes in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer. For further information, please see my disclosure statement.

Dr.’s Remedy Summer 2011

I’m not the best with swatching since I usually get impatient and want to do a design, so of course I did a skittle version for you of the new Dr.’s Remedy Summer Collection! The colors were WOW and I can’t wait to do a design with them- really!!!

Thumb: NURTURE Nude Pink, Index Finger: LOVELY Lavender, Middle: GLEE Gold, Ring: BOLD Baby Blue, Pinkie: TRANQUIL Tangerine

I loved all of these shades but they surprised me. In the bottle I thought I’d like Tranquil Tangerine the most and while I do love it, I loved LOVELY Lavender on the nail the best. And I’m not big on purple so that’s saying something! All of these were two coats. The formula was very smooth and application went well. The only downside is that they take a bit to dry without a fast dry topcoat- but we all use one of those, don’t we!

The blue, gold and tangerine were metallics, the lavender is a creme, and the nude is a creme with a light pink shimmer, which is truly lovely. They’ll be great for my nail art and for you to wear on their own!!! Dr.’s Remedy is known for being b3f and for being vitamin and protein enriched!

 

 

The Painted Nail

Most of you already know about the show “The Nail Files” on TV Network. If you don’t, you should! Its a funny, easy-going, and sassy reality TV show about The Painted Nail- yes- A NAIL SALON REALITY TV SHOW! Woot!

The Painted Nail teamed up with Nubar to create some new polishes and I am lucky enough to show you a few of them! You know I’m terribly impatient with full hand swatches, so I fit three polishes on one hand on a makeshift skittle swatching… thing. :)

The index finger and the middle finger are Love My Louby’s. The ring finger and pinky are Legendary Lavender. The thumb is Silver Screened.

 

I LOVED The formula on these- it was like applying butter- I really do appreciate a good brush too- gotta love Nubar for the brush and the handle. The colors were the bomb over all- I rarely like purple but I’m loving this one and I am a red-aholic so Love My Louby’s stole my heart before it was even out of the bottle. The surprise for me was Silver Screened. It looks pink in the bottle but its sheer and glittery on the nail. The only downside for me was that these are all three coats. Since Love My Louby’s is a jelly, that’s totally understandable, and the other two are glitter suspended in jelly- so again, totally okay with it. I’m freaking out though because I can’t wait to see the other colors in the line! They dried quickly (as Nubar does) and to be honest, I can’t really complain since I used three coats! They are fab! Well done Katie!

The Nail Files airs on the TV Guide Network on Tuesdays at 10pm ET and PT

 

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