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Golden Goddess combo

Hope you’re enjoying your holidays if you are lucky enough to have some time off these days.

Inspired by Nicolettas’s teal polish I tried this nail polish combo for Christmas Eve dinner+Christmas days lunch:


Glittered nails
OPI Boris & Natasha + ELF Golden Goddess

I did that with one coat of OPI’s Boris & Natasha and one coat of the superglittery Golden Goddess from OPI.

One of my sisters didn’t exactly liked it and the other one said that I looked like a teenager…

I liked it!

What do you think?

Are you wearing any glitter on your nails these days?

Boris…and Natasha

I’m still on my nail polish break…the pictures in this post were taken a couple of weeks before the break and before it got really cold over here.

I decided to wear this beautiful polish that I bought more than a couple of years ago in NYC. It’s a beautiful aubergine color part of OPI’s Russian collection. Base coat, two coats of polish and Insta-Dri top coat to seal it all as usual.

Et Voila!

OPI's Boris and Natasha

I liked the way it looked on my super-pale hands and as usual I also liked the name!

As has been the norm lately this lasted on me 5 days with minimal chipping.

This is a picture of my nails on day 5:

Boris & Natasha day 5

Apologies for the “thriller like” hands!

I’m waiting till Thursday to paint my nails again for Friday’s Christmas office party! Yaaaay! Cannot wait! I’m debating between a supersparkly golden polish from ELF (Golden Goddess) or a Black with silver sparkles from Sonia Kashuk (Starry Night).

As you can see sparkles is the theme here. I’ll let you know which one I go for in the end.

What are you fancy girls going to wear on your nails for this season’s parties?

Kuala Lumpur: Manicure

I wanted to tell you about some of the things that I did while in KL (Malaysia) this summer.

Petrona Towers in KL

This is the second time that I was in KL, two years in a row. Definitely a paradise for manicures and shopping (next post). The first time I couldn’t believe the price, about the equivalent to 15£ for manicure and pedicure in a posh place located in a nice shopping mall: The Gardens at Midvalley. We decided to go to this one because a friend who lives there recommended it and is very close to her place, where my friends and I were staying.

Manicure in KL

Madaline manicure

This year we went there again and me an my friends had a  full mani-pedi before hitting the Burmese pagodas and temples (not that anyone was going to really care…actually no, the nice Burmese girls and women did really remark on them! ).

I painted my toes nails in a beautiful violet from the OPI SPAIN collection “Ate berries in the Canaries”. It was similar to the Bright Purple from Barry M that I’ve posted before but slightly lighter (more purplish than in the picture definitely). I really loved that color on my toenails.

OPI in Ate Berries in the Canaries**

One of my friends dared to try a bright green also from OPI, “Greenwich Village” and looked fantastic on her tanned skin!

OPI in Greenwich Village**

On the way back to Burma we also spent a few days in KL before coming back to the London rain…(literally, it was pissing down when we arrived to Stansted!). So we took another trip to MidValley and redid our nails. This time I chose a different color for my hand finger nails: OPI in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not from the France collection. I immediately loved this color! It has a slight red shimmer undertone that you can only really pick up in direct expose to sunlight. Very stylish I thought.

OPI in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not**

I did my nails in this same color in NYC as well. I was stupid not to buy it but I just felt that I had bought too much stuff already.

Anyway, I think that I’ll end up buying it on eBay or something because it’s a color that I really like and it’s different from anything that I already own, what better reason then?

** These images were taken from Google

Introducing Comander in Chic

I’ve been painting my nails for more than 2-3 months now.  This weekend when I took the last bits of nail polish off (gorgeous OPI Louvre me Louvre not, a pretty purple with tiny redish sparkles, that I had on during my last manicure in the Big Apple) I decided that was it, my nails needed a break!

I put one coat of “Sally Hansen’s INSTA-BRITE nail whitener” and then one coat of Sally Hansen’s MAXIMUM GRowTH Plus in 05 Innocent Nude“…yeah I know, not exactly bare nails but …

Anyway, that lasted less than 24h…Yesterday evening after having my nightly dose of “Mad Men” (my current obsession, I’m renting now the second season DVD in Lovefilm) I  decided to start using one of the many shades of nail polishes that I recentlybought: Comander in Chic.

I love the name of this polish but I love the color most. Not sure how much this costed though but since this is a drugstore brand I don’t think it was too expensive).

Shown are two coats (with of course a good coat of INSTA-DRI on top). It has a good consistency but wasn’t the easiest to apply due to the brush that is pretty massive. But, hey, I like the result.

One  “dirty” color as Laurel from lollipo26 calls these type of shade. Something between a dark grey, and a brownish  mauve. Actually it looks different on different lights: daylight (more brown) versus indoor (more grey).

Here’s another picture:

Actually it is difficult to photograph this color as it looks different in every picture I’ve taken!

What do you think?

Which are your “dirty” colours this autumn?