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Sephora by OPI My Personal Serpent

I was debating what to wear on my nails today, and bright cheery colors just weren’t appealing. I’ve been in a crappy mood today so I wanted something dark and smoky. I looked at my untried stash and pulled out SOPI My Personal Serpent which I recently got on sale at Sephora. This color is part of their Fall 2011 collection called The Garden Of Good And Evil which included seven other polishes. Before I get into swatches and the stamping I did, I wanted to do a quick polish comparison. My Personal Serpent reminded me of Essie Bobbing For Baubles and Zoya Cynthia so I did a side-by-side comparison

Pretty similar, right?  I purchased Bobbing For Baubles first and really liked it. Out of the three, Essie has the best formula. They actually all are pretty great when it comes to the formula and you reach opacity with 2 thin coats.  I purchased Cynthia because…well…it’s my namesake so how could resist? I just imagined that my namesake polish is a crazy glitter in an alternate universe. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! So why did I purchase My Personal Serpent even though I have 2 other nearly identical colors? Because it was on sale, and who can resist any nail polish sales? I am such a psycho nail polish hoarder….

You already know I like blues so this dark smoky blue fit the bill today. This color is just so dark and saturated that it makes me dream of fall/winter colors. Ahhhh!

I am anxiously waiting the arrival of my Bundle Monster plates so I took out my konad and used my favorite mummy bandage plate design.

Do you have multiple dupe polishes from different brands? Do you feel dumb once you realize you purchased a dupe? I need a polish intervention.

Blue’s After My Heart

There can never be enough blue nail polishes. How much better can it get than a creamy, vibrant and glossy blue?

OPI Dating A Royal is one of those colors that instantly grabs my attention. Who am I kidding? Most nail polishes call to me like vodka to an alcoholic. It’s pretty, right? This color is very similar to Essie Mesmerize but they are not exact dupes. The main difference is that Dating A Royal is so sheer; it needed three coats while Mesmerize is perfect in one coat. Since I am a Konad freak, you know what’s coming….

This is the first time I’ve used this stamp and I absolutely love it. What do you think?


Heli-Yum + Konad = Love

So here is another polish from China Glaze’s Up & Away Collection. I can get over how gorgeous this shade is: bright, creamy, smooth, raspberry pink. The formula is opaque and smooth enough that you only really need one thick coat. I prefer always applying two thin coats, though. I never looked this up, but was the Up & Away Collection associated with the movie Up?



I guess it’s just me. Anyway, I am going to look for more colors from this collection because I don’t have them all. Here are a couple swatches of Heli-Yum.

I almost didn’t stamp over this color. I mean, look how beautiful it is. I ended up using a design from plate S6.

Do you have any favorites from the Up & Away Collection?


Glitter Overload Konadicure

I think I have said that I don’t particularly like glitter polishes. I don’t enjoy the removal process and I hate having gritty nails. Despite this, I am a big fan of Color Club’s Beyond The Mistletoe Collection. All of the glitters in that collection are seriously breathtaking. Today I decided to wear Beyond The Mistletoe:

Then I decided to stamp over it. Well, I don’t exactly like the way this turned out. This stamp would look a lot better with a solid color underneath.

So what do you think? Do you like glitter polishes?