Monday, September 1, 2008

Haul + OPI

Finally some pictures of my eBay haul:

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1. OPI nailpolishes

2. MAC Softwash Grey pigment

3. Lavshuca Summer Gradually compact in 02 Aqua Windy Beach

4. Clarins Toning lotion with Chamomile (pro size)


You've already seen the swatch of Softwash Grey here, and toner is just toner :P, so I'll talk about just the OPI polishes for now and the Lavshuca palette later.


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1. OPI I'm a Princess, You're Not!

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- pale pearl colour with a faint pink tone that shows up better on the nails
- contains microfine shimmer that shows up better in direct sunlight
- sheer but not streaky
- comes with ProWide brush (which people seem to love or hate, I don't mind)


2. OPI Who needs a Prince?

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- light iridescent pink
- sheer AND a bit streaky
- ProWide brush


3. Princesses Rule!

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- princessy pink
- semi-opaque, with lots of shimmer
- ProWide brush


4. OPI Chapel of Love

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- Bright pink, more on the neutral to warm side (i.e. not a cool pink)
- Reminds me of the new neon pink colours but this pink isn't quite as bright.
- Plain (as in no shimmers)
- Mostly opaque - about 1-2 coats will achieve the colour in the bottle
- regular brush


5. OPI Russian Navy

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- Dark navy blue
- Looks indigo-ish in different lighting as well
- Some microfine glitters
- Excellent colour payoff - about 1-2 coats will achieve the colour in the bottle
- ProWide brush


Some swatches on paper:

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On nails: (please excuse the crappy cuticles...)

With 1 coat

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With an extra coat on the first two left sheer colours - a bit more opaque but still sheer.

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15 comments:

Askmewhats said...

I love the colors! they are all wearable and so cute!

Nic Nic said...

awesome ebay haul!! hmm i am bit skeptical about ebay myself lol.

Im loving the OPI Chapel of love polish, it's so pretty! The Russian Navy is def a classic.

Oh yeah The MM mascara removes perfectly fine with my clinique remover... so anything oil-based should remove it. :) It wasnt that hard to remove compared to the Kiss Me Heroine Make mascara though.

jewels said...

o you reminded me that I saw OPI selling at the EX today. 3 for $10. I hope you didn't get them too expensive. b/c regular price is 3 for $20.

Alyssa said...

I can't wait for your swatches on the Lavshuca palette. I'm really digging Japanese products lately! :)

Roxy said...

I love Chapel of Love! And OPI nail polishes! The colors just come on so smooth not like 99 cent nailpolishes how theres some streaking! lol

fuzkittie said...

All these colors are so pretty~ I love love love Russian Navy!!! I wore it so much last winter, hehehe.

purple snowflake said...

HEy..
I like the pink one.. and the golden sparkely one too.. btw the names to these nail polishes are COOL=p..

iamgrape1119 said...

I LOVE OPI polishes! They are kinda expensive though...

alien man?! said...

*sigh* i used to avoid OPI b/c of the price but now i can't bring myself to use another brand :*(****

(g)ezebel said...

gorgeous polishes!

curious: you can't get OPI in canada?

mayaari said...

I love Russian Navy :) I can't wait to start wearing it on my hands this fall, instead of just wearing it on my feet, haha. I'm A Princess You're Not looks really pretty too :)

cheryl said...

wonderful haul...gosh i'm so lazy with my nails...

angie519 said...

I am addicted to OPI nail polish. I received Russian Navy as a present and I love it in the winter time! It looks black at certain angles and in certain lighting but the dark blue shade is very unique. Chapel of love is cute too! =) Some of my favorite shades are I Prefer Pink, Charged up Cherry, and Lunch at the Delhi (what I'm currently wearing).

Thanks for the kind wishes about Pocky. He's currently whining in his crate =T.

YAY! I'm glad you were able to get a sample. How do you like it? I have yet to use mine. I'm scared I'm going to love it and have to go and buy it =P

Hahaha I have yet to find many people who watch Dexter. I'm in the middle of season 1 right now. Yeah, I'm excited about Heroes too! Did you watch the sample clips of the new season on the heros website?

The Faux Fashionista said...

Oo I love Russian Navy and Chapel of Love best! Opi has such cute names for their polishes :)

In the name of beauty and brains said...

I LOVE OPI!! I was in fact seeking out my next pink so your blog is mega helpful.

Cheers me dear

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