Twenty Ten is coming back, this time more blingier!
I'm also playing with the idea to make a Sneeze Breeze-esque in a black base like shown here. It makes it much less thirsty (still thirsty but you can gloss it out in 2 topcoats). What do you think? I would still offer SB of course :)
One of my biggest requests is to have minis, so here they are. They are ready to go but I haven't taken photos with my hand swatched with them so they will be going up soon. Sneeze Breeze is up already for those that have been waiting for that one.
They are heart shaped with a pink cap! So kawaii!
They are 5ml, like the previous minis I had.
Upcoming shade #1. Its a dark pink / raspberry jelly with fine and small square red glitter.
Upcoming shade #2 is microfine and medium silver hex glitter with a small square and medium hex lavender glitter. This swatch is not the final version but very close!
Posted by Kae
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
OPI's latest SoftShades colors are inspired by the New York City Ballet.
Care To Danse? 3 coats is a pale sheer lilac creme.
My Pointe Exactly 3 coats is a light sheer grey creme. An interesting color to sheer out.
These first 2 photos I'm wearing a normal basecoat. You can see my ridges quite clearly. The photos below this I buffed my nails to smooth my ridges.
Barre My Soul 3 coats is a very natural looking sheer beige.
Here this looks much better with my ridges buffed down a bit. I don't like to buff my nails too often and if you're like me, you might want to try using a ridgefiller basecoat instead of buffing.
This is the above shade, Barre My Soul with 1 coat of Don't Touch My Tutu! the milky white creme on my tips.
I wanted to see if Don't Touch My Tutu! would be opaque enough to cover my natural smile line. As you can see I have different shaped nails on my left hand so french manicures can look odd on me unless I can create an artificial smile line.
Above is 2 coats, I was trying to make my nails all square to match my pinky and ring finger. I didn't try a 3rd coat because my tips were getting thick with polish.
You Callin' Me A Lyre? 3 coats over the white tips above. This was the only way to cover up my uneven smile line. This is a very pretty and flattering pink I think.
Don't Touch My Tutu! 1 coat.
Finally 3 coats. I think this white is better left for doing tips. I could see this making some cute polka dots as well!
Don't Touch My Tutu! 1 coat over just my natural tips. Why 2 nails grow round and 2 square is beyond me. This is very natural looking and makes a great American manicure.
If you have slightly dingy nails this might help brighten your tips out. It is very sheer so if your nails are extremely stained it might not be enough.
Pirouette My Whistle 1 coat over 3 coats of Don't Touch My Tutu! Very fine silver glitter and medium sized light grey glitter in a clear base. I think the hex glitters are described as silver, but to me they aren't metallic silver. But they're not white either. So something in between. Maybe a satin-y white.
Pirouette My Whistle 3 coats over plain nails. As you can see the glitter is pretty sparse even at 3 coats so I would consider this a layering glitter.
The formula for this collection was wonderful. I knew they were sheer going in so I was expecting a somewhat runny and streaky formula but they were perfect. Somehow despite how sheer they were it was just thick enough to apply smooth like butter. How do you do it OPI?!
All of these colors are very pretty and work-appropriate. My favorite was You Callin' Me A Lyre? (the pink of course). The glitter topcoat looks great over everything. My least favorite was My Pointe Exactly, a sheer grey just didn't work on me.
To reiterate the tip I mentioned earlier, if you have ridges you may want to buff your nails or use a ridgefiller basecoat to smooth these out. All of these colors can be worn 1 coat just to smooth out your nail for a natural look. It's like a no-makeup makeup look but for your nails. Enhance your natural nail beauty! I hope that made sense. :)
New York City Ballet by OPIwill be available April2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
I'm thinking about bringing back Twenty Ten, but better. I'm trying to find the perfect formula and this is my first attempt. My index finger is 1 coat over black and the others are 2 coats plain.
My haircut is a work in progress. So far we cut it twice and here it is after the 2nd cut. It's kinda choppy and chunky in some places so I need to try to fix that. I also need to flat iron in this pic lol.
So I found matcha kit kats! Finally, although the ones I got are different than the plain matcha but they are still good. Oh sorry I didn't take picture yet but this is another flavor I got, strawberry cake!
Wakame salad, aaah. This kind I got was really good, nice and crunchy. You can make your own seaweed salad dressing at home it's so easy! Soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, mirin and a tiny bit of sugar. Tart and a hint of sweetness goes perfect with seaweed.
I have just about perfected my cookies and cream, I wanted my newest version to be a little more sheer and squishy looking. Here is my latest tester and I think I'm going to make it just tiny bit more opaque then it's done. I can't wait to finish this!
Another upcoming color is a bright rich purple shimmer. It shimmers red and blue and is very opaque. This was so hard to photograph, why do cameras hate purple? This is more dark purple than pictured. I will have to take a better photo next time.
What better way to spice up your ramen bowl thingie than with an egg and seaweed? I burned my tongue eating this ;P
Pink Friday 3 coats is a bubblegum pink creme. I think 2 coats would be opaque but due to my ridges I did 3. With 1 coat of Super Bass Shatter.
Did It To 'Em 3 coats is a dirty yellowish lime green creme. For the Shatter I thought I would do a fun french manicure with it but I did a bad job freehanding it so it's a bit blah.
Metallic 4 Life 3 coats is a sheer black base with small square and larger hex glitters.
Save Me 2 coats alone and 1 coat over Fly. Blue holographic bar glitter with small silver glitter in a clear base. This is my first bar glitter polish and I have to say it was surprisingly easy to apply. I had a few nails that I had to push back some bar glitter back on but other than that it was a piece of cake. No crazy bar glitters sticking up lol.
Fly 2 coats is a blue turquoise-ish creme.
Here is Super Bass Shatter alone. One of the more interesting Shatters as it has a very pretty pink shimmer to it.
The formula on these were great, they applied perfectly. If you do get Save Me just take care of where the bar glitters land. My favorite is Fly, such a gorgeous color.
This collection is limited edition so get them while you still can. You can go to Opi.com to see where.