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Purple in my Nails

Hey! I’m Back! I’ve been quite busy lately, thus the lack of posts  but my intention is to post more frequently this month, we’ll see. At least that’s one of my new month’s resolutions…

Early this week (Tuesday) I tried one of the nail polishes I bought in NYC in September (and believe it or not I still haven’t gone through everything I got there…)

Keeping with my  purple obsession (it also helps that it matches most of my outfits this time of the year) I tried Purple Luck from Sally Hansen.

Here’s how it looks:

Plum Luck without flash

...and Plum Luck with flash

I LOOVE the deep color, very flattering for my pale hands.

This required two coats and is easy to apply although the consistency is a bit thick. I don’t like the brush applicator, too wide and big to my liking but it does the job well nevertheless.

In terms of how long this lasted on my nails, I took a picture of them this morning and this is how they looked  (so 4 and a half days later after I applied the nail polish):

Plum Luck after 4 days and a bit

You can see the nails had lost the just painted finish luster and you can vaguely start seeing some signs of chipping around the edges but  I think they look pretty good for day 4.

I have to say that most of my nail polishes last this amount of time on me, whether they are cheap (Barry M) or pricier (Essie, OPI). I really think this is due to the top coat I apply, Insta-Dry, which I ‘ve already talk about here in a previous blog. To me this is really what makes the difference.

Before that my nail polish used to last about 2 days. That and the fact that I do wash my dishes with rubber gloves, which I think kind of helps too…

Unfortunately this evening they really chipped badly so I had to remove the polish.

How long does your nail polish last on you and what do you do to prevent the chipping?

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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