Friday, June 22, 2012

Shimmering Summer

Hey there!
So today's post is about a polish that I have been obsessed with lately: OPI Happy Anniversary.  I have had a hard time finding this one in the past, but the other day I was in my grocery store and found it in the beauty section.  I personally think that is an incredibly odd place to find a polish, but I'll take what I can get :)  This is a fantastic polish for layering over solid, creme polishes.  One thing I really like is that it works with all different colors.  As you will see in the pictures, there are lots of combinations to try.

 This is Happy Anniversary over China Glaze For Audrey.  I like that it lightened it a little.  This is what I had on my nails for graduation :)

 This is Happy Anniversary over OPI Alpine Snow.  By itself Alpine Snow is very messy looking, but with a little cleanup and this awesome polish, a pearly finish is the result.
Overall I absolutely love this polish!  It is a great way to transform an ordinary creme finish polish.  I have been using this one all the time, and I know it will continue to be a favorite.  I hope y'all enjoyed this post, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
~ Mary Elizabeth

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Essie Summer Polishes

Happy Saturday!
  I hope your summer is off to a fabulous start! Today I will be reviewing the two polishes I picked up from Essie's summer collection. I am really excited about this collection, and I hope you enjoy!

 This first one is Bikini So Teeny.  This one is my favorite of the two that I bought.  It is a light, bright periwinkle color.  I like the formula of this because it isn't a streaky as a lot of Essie polishes, especially after the second coats.  I also like that is makes my white self look a little tanner :) It definitely takes two coats to make it solid.

This one is called Mojito Madness.  This is the color that I really wanted, but I ended up liking Bikini So Teeny better.  It is a really gorgeous Kelly green color.  This color is currently in my toes.  I was hoping it would be a little brighter, but it is still a very pretty color.  It only takes one coat to get a solid color, but I used two just to be sure. 

Overall, I really like these colors!  I plan to wear them a good bit this summer.  These would be really useful for creating designs.  I hope to get some more from this collection soon; these were just the ones that really stuck out to me.  I am always attracted to greens, so Mojito Madness was kind of a given :).  I hope you enjoyed this post, and I definitely recommend you pick up this collection.  I have a few new posts planned for this week, so keep an eye out! Have a fantastic Father's Day!
~ Mary Elizabeth