Wednesday, December 31, 2014

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby

Happy New Years to you all! I am being incredibly boring and working on clearing off my DVR right now while the rest of my family sleeps. Super exciting! Actually, I'll be honest-- I don't really care about staying up until midnight to ring in the new year-- especially now that I have kids and they will definitely not sleep in despite my keen wishes. I honestly haven't even really made any New Years resolutions, except for I need to get organized and pay off my debt. As for the blog, my main goal is to just post more. Oh, and get through my massive collection and not buy anymore polishes (hahahahaha).

Even though I'm not doing anything supremely exciting, I do have a lovely polish to share with you! Tonight I have OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, which is from the first Gwen Stefani collaboration I grabbed this on sale from Ulta awhile ago, and this was the one polish from the collection I really wanted so I'm glad I was able to snag it. Love.Angel.Music.Baby is a pretty gold that dries down to a semi-matte satin finish. This has almost velvety, soft feeling to it when it dries down-- it reminds of the Julep suede polishes from a couple years ago. I am pretty sure I used two coats here and it dried to the satin finish in good time (not so fast that you had to worry about messing up your polishing job). Unfortunately, because this is a matte/satin finish, it is prone to chipping more quickly than if you were wearing a top coat (hopefully).

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I love this gold-- it's soft and subtle and a nice metallic pop without being super showy (if you're in the mood for that). Plus, I would bet it looks equally stunning with a top coat, even though I didn't apply one here. 

Hope you all have a Happy New Years! Any resolutions? 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Zoya Veruschka

Wow, I hadn't realized that I have basically been absent the whole month of December. Ugh, sorry guys. I guess that's the price of parenthood-- I thought it was getting better but we've reached a new level of activity and parental exhaustion. Toddlers, yeesh. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and you all are looking forward to the new year! We just returned from visiting our families for the holiday and now I have three days of work to wrap up my current job... and then I start a new one! Whew! Never a dull moment!

But on to the polish! Tonight I have Zoya Veruschka for you, which is another polish from the Matte Velvet collection. Veruschka is so, so gorgeous. Green is not usually a color I go ga-ga for, but man, I am drooling over this polish. It's so lush and has so much depth on the nail. Love love love it! This had a great formula-- two coats was perfection and it dried quickly down to the matte finish. I was very impressed with this polish-- I didn't expect to be as blown away as I was. Definitely one of my favorites from the collection!

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Did you pick up any polishes from the Matte Velvet collection? Which is your favorite?