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What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours & China Glaze Electrify

Slowly going through my Hawaii nail polish haul from last year. I always get distracted by new polishes that the ones from Hawaii fall by the wayside.

OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours & China Glaze Electrify

OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours & China Glaze Electrify

This week, I felt like mixing things up a bit (LOL) and did a glitter accent nail. Yay, so creative. So today, I have for you, OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours and China Glaze Electrify.

OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours*, from the Euro Centrale collection, is a bright orange-red. I can imagine this to be a nice shade for the toes during Summer. It practically screams Summer! In the bottle, if you look really carefully, you can see flecks of gold shimmer. And just like in the bottle, you can only see the shimmer if you squint hard enough.

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Formula-wise, I found this to be a bit thicker than usual but not thick enough to be troublesome during application. I used two coats cos I’m a nail noob. I’m sure if you’re a nail painting pro, you could get away with one coat.

China Glaze Electrify is from the Hunger Games collection and it’s a glitter. Surprise, surprise. I’m almost definitely sure I hauled just glitter polishes back from Hawaii. Anyways, China Glaze Electrify. It’s a dense glitter polish, with small round gold and small red hex glitter suspended in a clear base. I’m showing you two coats with no base colour.

20140825_112635In hindsight, I think this makes a great Lunar New Year mani!

The product/s marked with a *  in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.

What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: Rita Ora x Rimmel Lose Your Lingerie

Rimmel has paired with Rita Ora to release a colour collection consisting of six nail polishes and six colour rush intense colour balms.

Today, I have for you one of the six nail polish shades, Lose Your Lingerie. All the polishes from this collaboration are part of the ’60 Seconds’ range meaning it should be touch dry in 60 seconds. Perfect for me seeing as I lack the patience to sit and wait for my polishes to dry.

Rimmel x Rita Ora Lose Your Lingerie

Rimmel x Rita Ora Lose Your Lingerie

The packaging is really cute. The cap features a Pop Art inspired portrait of Rita Ora and signature on a British stamp. The attention to detail is amazing – the background of the stamp and her nails on each cap is the same shade as the polish in the bottle.

Lose Your Lingerie is a pale baby pink creme. I tried getting away with one coat but that did not happen. You definitely need two coats as it’s slightly streaky and two coats perfectly even out the streaks.

In the bottle, you can see the slight shimmer. However, this didn’t translate onto the nails at all.

Rimmel x Rita Ora Lose Your Lingerie

Rimmel x Rita Ora Lose Your Lingerie

Lose Your Lingerie dried down to a nice pearly finish, thanks to the subtle shimmer I presume, and even with no top coat, was nice and shiny. In terms of wear, it lasted about 4 days. And true to its name, it was touch dry in 60 seconds. Winning.

You can purchase the nail polishes for $7.95AUD each and they’re available at Priceline, Target, KMart, Big W, selected pharmacies, Coles and Woolworths.

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What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: OPI x Muppets (Let’s Do Anything We Want and Chillin’ Like A Villain)

To celebrate the (not so new now) Muppets movie – Muppets Most Wanted, OPI released 8 new limited shades inspired by the movie.

Today, I have for you two out of the eight shades –

OPI x Muppeta (Let's Do Anything We Want and Chillin' Like A Villain)

OPI x Muppeta (Let’s Do Anything We Want and Chillin’ Like A Villain)

Let’s Do Anything We Want – small-medium white squares mixed with small pink and white round and square glitter

Chillin’ Like A Villain – sheer beige-peach nude

On first application, I did not like Chillin’ Like A Villain. Long-time readers of my blog will know that I love me my one coat wonders and Chillin’ Like A Villain took 2-3 careful applications. However, this was the only trouble I had. Once applied, the colour was gorgeous. I really love it! It makes for a nice palate cleanser shade and looks so nice and polished without looking obvious. A great work shade.

Let’s Do Anything We Want makes for a great girly glitter topper. It’s everything I love in a glitter polish – glitter was dense enough for a coat or two and looks amazing over Chillin’ Like A Villain.

OPI x Muppets (Let's Do Anything We Want and Chillin' Like A Villain)

OPI x Muppets (Let’s Do Anything We Want and Chillin’ Like A Villain)

Available at selected MYER, David Jones stores, and selected salons nationally. Prices are: $19.95; a mini pack costs $24.95 whilst you can grab a duo pack for $24.95 – which includes 2 full size bottles.

The product/s mentioned in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.

What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm nail polish

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm nail polish

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm is mix of a muted hot pink, mixed with a bit of coral and a hint of red. The added coral and red makes it a nice warm hot pink instead of the usual cool hot pinks. I never have any issues with China Glaze polishes and this is no exception. Smooth and easy application.

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

I did 2 coats because I was feeling patient that day. This was a difficult shade to capture and whilst the picture of the bottle might look slightly blue, rest assured that the shade in the bottle is as close to real life as I could get it.

Inglot 202 is a polish I purchased last year when I was in Malaysia. It’s one of the nice flakie polishes from Inglot.

Inglot 202

Inglot 202

Inglot 202 has green, red, orange flakies in a clear base and one coat is more than enough to get full coverage on your nails as the flakies are densely packed into the bottle. I didn’t get much of the green on my nails and this may be due to my choice of a base colour.

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: Revlon Scandalous and Revlon Knockout

I purchased these two Revlon polishes on my trip to Hawaii a year ago and never got the chance to bring them out to play…until now!

Revlon Knockout nail polish

Revlon Knockout nail polish

Revlon Knockout is a nice glossy black. I was able to get it opaque in just one coat and you all know how much I love one coat wonders!

Revlon Knockout nail polish swatch

Revlon Knockout nail polish swatch

I then topped it off with Revlon Scandalous aka Facets of Fuchsia which is a medium size hex and fine purple glitter polish suspended in a black semi-jelly base.

Revlon Scandalous nail polish

Revlon Scandalous nail polish

The base colour is quite sheer thus it’s a topper polish and not a stand alone one IMO. I’ve tried it on its own and took more work and patience than was worth it so pairing it over a black base was the solution and time-saver.

Revlon Scandalous nail polish swatch

Revlon Scandalous nail polish swatch

What’s On My Nails Wednesdays

A late one today. Oops! However, I’m slowly going through my collection of polishes I hauled back from Hawaii!

Colour Theory Cherry on Top ($4AUD/6ml)

Colour Theory Cherry on Top ($4AUD/6ml)

This week, my nails are featuring Colour Theory Cherry on Top as a base topped with China Glaze Glitz’N Pieces.

China Glaze Glitz’N Pieces is densely packed with small and medium black hex glitters, black bar glitter and small and medium silver hex and round glitters.

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

This is such a versatile glitter that just makes my plain ol’ red manicure look more fun!

Colour Theory Cherry on Top with China Glaze Glit'n Pieces

Colour Theory Cherry on Top with China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

Pictured is just one coat of China Glaze Glitz’n Pieces! Imagine 2+ coats…

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

What’s On My Nails Wednesdays

Ok, to stop nail spam for you, I will be doing a ‘What’s On My Nails Wednesdays’ series to keep it to a minimum.

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This week, I am wearing OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish..

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish $20AUD/15ml

Talk about being late to the party, guys!

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try these OPI Liquid Sand polishes. I was pleasantly surprised by the texture. I love it!

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand $20AUD/15ml

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish $20AUD/15ml

I purchased this bottle on my trip to Hawaii four months ago and only just got around to trying it.

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish is quite a cool shade of blue with small round holo glitters. When applied, it goes on smoothly like normal polish. When it dries (which is quite quickly!!), it feels gritty and bumpy. Like fine sandpaper. But it doesn’t get caught in your hair when you run your hands through or anything. And in the sun! Oh how it glitters….

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish $20AUD/15ml

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish $20AUD/15ml

I did one coat which was still a bit sheer so two coats probably would have been best. No top coat either to keep the texture as is. Love love!

OPI Get Your Number nail polish

OPI Get Your Number Liquid Sand polish $20AUD/15ml