Thursday, March 4, 2010

NOTD: OPI & Essie Layering Combo

Lavendar nails are SO in this season, so I wanted to share with you guys my absolute most favorite purple pastel out there!  It is "Do You Lilac It?" by OPI (Brights Collection).  Number one, OPI polish is one of my favorite brands, mostly because of the colors they come out with.  This color is so creamy and goes on like a dream.  The finish is super shiney and smooth, but you know me, I love my shimmer!  LOL...I had to mess with the creaminess a LITTLE bit!

Following 2 coats of the "Do You Lilac It?", I added one thin coat of Essie's Nude Beach.  This polish is a sheer, irridescent cream color and created a stunning effect on my nails.  I wish you could see it better in the photo!  It really looked great in the sunlight.  (This photo was taken right after I painted my nails...before about 2 am!)  I personally think this sheer color would add interest to any cream polish. 

Of course, as always, I added 2 coats of Seche Vite over the layers of polish as well.  This DIY mani has stayed on now for 5 days!  I am a firm believer in "You pay for what you get" and these polishes are no exception!  BUT...I got the OPI polish on a buy 3 get one free and the Essie polish was a find at TJMaxx on the clearance rack for $0.70!!!!  No, that is NOT a type-o!  I got 6 polishes for that price last week when I went bargain hunting there.  Talk about a deal!

What are your favorite poiish combos?  Are there any you think I should try specifically?  What are the OPI colors you can't live without?  I am in the market to purchase a few more OPI shades and can't quite make up my mind!


Mz. More said...

This looks very pretty... I love the shade!

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toshiam said...

I love that shade! There are a couple lilac colors in the new Sephora by OPI modern flowers collection. I am going to go check those out because they look gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl, i love that combo you came up with. Have you ever tried China Glaze polish, it's nice too.