OPI ‘I Brake For Manicures’

OPI ‘I Brake For Manicures’

This is the second nail varnish from my recent Paris Sephora mini haul polishes: I picked the unusual OPI ‘I Brake For Manicures’ from the 2011 Touring America collection. I wasn’t super excited for this range when I saw it, but maybe I’ve judged it too quickly…

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OPI 'Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not'

OPI ‘Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not’

When I was in Paris, I made my first trip to Sephora (the enormous one on the Champs-Élysées). I am officially in love! I was in there for absolutely ages. My boyfriend got bored very quickly and just left me to it and went outside to smoke…but not before he told me that he was giving me £50 to spend on nail varnish! WAHHHH! I was in heaven! I ended up buying 4 OPIs but spent bloody ages picking which ones I wanted.

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OPI 'Steady As She Rose' OPI 'Steady As She Rose' OPI 'Steady As She Rose'

OPI Steady As She Rose is a polish from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection and I am in proper googly-eyed, undying love with it. It is a really unusual neutral shade, a pastel pink-grey that is so flattering and goes with everything. It reminds me of the now discontinued Models Own ‘Utopia‘ which another of my favourites.

As with most OPI nail varnishes, this only needed 2 coats and went on beautifully. This is shown with Seiche Vite top coat. You can buy it HERE, although I don’t think this is going to be brought into the permanent collection so I’d get a wriggle on if you want it.

Lex

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Collection 2000 ‘Neon Art’

Collection 2000 ‘Neon Art’

This is polish #5 from the Collection 2000 nail art competition prize and has become another firm favourite. This is a tropical pink creme polish with a slight neon tint to it. It is perfect for summer (which apparently arrived in London today – finally!)

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Avengers Hand Painted Nail Art

Avengers Hand Painted Nail Art

It took me a while but I finally got round to doing some Avengers nails. They were pretty tricky and I think I’m slightly cross-eyed now but I am so happy with them! I think my favourites are Hulk’s eye, Iron Man’s mask and Captain America’s face.

I used lots of different nail varnishes so it’s impossible to list them here. I also used a teeny tiny paintbrush to do these and they took FOREVER. So fiddly! Some of them are a bit messy but I was losing the will to live at the end!

What do you think? Is there any nail art you’d like to see me do?

Lex

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I have owned Gabrini ‘374’ since last summer (when I bought a ridiculously huge haul of Gabrini nail varnish) but I had only swatched it on a nail wheel to try it out. I have been seeing neon nails EVERYwhere and desperately needed something to brighten my day seeing as the UK is currently drowning in torrential rain.

Gabrini 374 nail varnish

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OPI ‘An Affair In Red Square’ OPI ‘An Affair In Red Square’

OPI ‘An Affair In Red Square’

This is another of my birthday polishes, a gorgeous red shimmery polish which was originally in the Russian collection, but has now made it into the permanent inner circle of OPI Classics. And you can see why!

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