31 January 2011

Lacquer Lundi

So, it's been a while since I posted a variety of varnish, a load of lacquer, a plethora of polish, ... um, yeah...I'm done now.

Last time I was at Sephora, I picked up the Sephora by OPI Havana Nights mini collection.  It contains four tiny litle bottles of polish in the prettiest shades.  From left to right, we have Teal We Meet Again, Read My Palm, Rumba Romance and Caliente Coral.  Although I am not a fan of the mini brush (it's small, so it's difficult to hold and it doesn't fan out across the nail very well), I am a fan of mini collections.  They allow me to try out a bunch of neat colours without having to store large bottles of polish that will never get used up.

On to the pretties:

Sephora by OPI - Teal We Meet Again
- part of the mini collection purchased at Sephora for $18 US

Teal We Meet Again is a polish right up my alley.  I love teal and this polish delivers with its deep greenish-blue base that catches light like a beetle's wings.  It is so pretty that the cashier at the mall told me she loved the polish I was wearing.  Of course she did - it's gorgeous.

Teal We Meet Again required two coats for complete coverage.  It wore okay with tip wear and a few tiny chips after three days.

Sephora by OPI - Read My Palm
- part of the mini collection purchased at Sephora for $18 US

Read My Palm is a lovely blue-green creme polish that leans toward the legendary Tiffany blue colour.

Read my palm applied well, as the polish formula is good.  However, it did take three coats for completely opaque coverage.  Two coats would have sufficed for the individual that is not as picky about small streaks as I am.  The wear was good, with only tip wear after two days.

Sephora by OPI - Rumba Romance
- part of the mini collection purchased at Sephora for $18 US

Rumba Romance is a coppery metallic polish that glows on the nail.  It is a warm, beautiful colour.  It caught the eyes of many of my colleagues that thought it was beautiful as well.

Rumba Romance required two coats for total opacity.  It wore well with only tip wear after two days.

Sephora by OPI - Caliente Coral
- part of the mini collection purchased at Sephora for $18 US

Calienta Coral is a juicy orange creme that is bright and sunny and delicious.  Pretty much everything the weather around here is not right now.  But, never fear, warmer days are coming to the northern hemisphere and Caliente Coral would be a perfect mani/pedi polish for a hot summer day by the pool.

Unfortunately, I needed four coats of Caliente Coral to render my nails completely streak-free and opaque.  This means that it took a fair while for the manicure to dry, which is not good for an impatient gal like myself.  The wear was okay - I had tip wear and a few small chips after two days.

Before I sign off, I wanted to gush about my new favourite hand cream, Dermalogica Mutivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment.  A while back I received a free sample of this product (when I placed an order through Spa Boutique, they tossed in a few tester freebies) and I really liked it.  This hand cream is rich and moisturizing, without being heavy.  Best of all, the cream absorbs quickly into my skin and doesn't leave me with greasy mitts.  In addition, it also has a wonderfully fresh light citrusy scent that I find very appealing.  Love it!

Now, this stuff is not cheap compared to drug store brands, but I think it's worth the extra dough that I have to shell out for it.


Jodie said...

Nice to see "Lacquer Lundi" back again. Good luck with the new school term,

Debbie Cook said...

They're all nice, but that Rumba Romance is just gorg. Welcome back Laquer Lundi, you've been missed.

judidarling said...

My nails and I welcome you back. Thanks to you, I'm enjoying doing my nails again; I really missed your reviews and am delighted that you've started up again. Brava!

Rose said...

I'm in love with Teal Me Meet Again. Welcome back! Thanks for the eye candy.

Carol said...

Nice to see the nails again, I love seeing what you're wearing. I'm opting for Sally Bowles green this week.

Shannon said...

Ooo- these are gorgeous! I'm already on the look-out for a good orange for summer- I might have to try these!

Sue said...

I haven't been here in ages but oh how I love Hartley, he looks to be the most wonderful dog. And thanks to you I have just ordered Vogue 8597 & Butterick 5567!! Just need to get the sewing mojo back into gear.
Nice to see Lacquer Lundi again.