Hello lovelies,

 

When I did the partial cube pattern for piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2014, I couldn't leave it just like that so I took the time and coloured third shade in to create side of the cubes. For this I have chosen subtle piCture pOlish Tiffany. It did change the design slightly but not dramatically and I thought it is worth sharing :)

 

The polishes I've used are piCture pOlish Tiffany, Atomic and Moody Blues and black acrylic paint. All polishes available at piCture pOlish website.

 

Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II
Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II
Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II
Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II
Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II
Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II

 

 

I'm also wearing two new rings from Astrid & Miyu*. The first one is Silver Zodiac Ring Libra with two opal stones that fits nicely on my middle finger (available here). The second ring is a Classic Silver Chevron Midi ring with a little crystal. This ring is available here.

 

The Astrid & Miyu rings are so far the best quality rings I've worn yet. They are sturdy and well-crafted which makes it very easy for me to show them to you and recommend them :)

 

Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II
Cube Pattern Nail Art - Take II

 


Today's post was a bit recycled but I still hope you've enjoyed it!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

 

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I haven't shown you any swatches of the OPI Coca-Colla collection so here they finally are! Unfortunately couple of bottles broke in transit so I've decided to do 'my picks' post instead and I'll show you six of my favourites from this collection.

 

OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches

 

 

You’re So Vain-illa - light vanilla-beige creme. This was an easy pick because You’re So Vain-illa is perfect base for any vintage-style nail art. I've applied two thicker coats for full coverage. It applied easily and dried fast. I've already used You’re So Vain-illa in nail art, you can see it here.

OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches
OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches

 

 

Sorry I’m Fizzy Today - muted coral creme. I like this shade because the classic pink coral colour don't suit me very much. But this one is not as bright. The formula is a bit sheerer, I needed three coats for full opacity. Otherwise it applied well and dried fast.

OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches
OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches

 

 

Coca-Cola Red - bright tomato red creme. Oh what a stunning shade of red! It's timeless and super glossy and very well pigmented. I've applied two thin coats for good coverage. It dried fast and smooth.

OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches
OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches

 

 

Get Cherried Away -  medium purple creme. It's a gorgeous purple but it's much warmer than my pictures show. It applied nicely and two coats were fully opaque.

OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches
OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches

 

 

My Signature Is “DC” - metallic silver. I couldn't leave out this beauty, could I? I was a bit afraid it will be streaky or patchy but I was very pleasantly surprised. It applied very easily and without any streaks. Two regular coats were fully opaque and it dried fast. Perfect!

OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches
OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches

 

 

Today I Accomplished Zero - black jelly base with red glitter. This one is that classic goth-y shade great for Halloween. It's a bit on the sheer side, I needed two thick coats for full coverage. It dried fast but gritty so I needed a thicker topcoat.

OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches
OPI Coca-Cola Collection - My picks | Review & Swatches

 

 

So those are my top picks from the OPI Coca Cola collection. I hope you enjoyed my swatches :)

 

OPI polishes are available at your usual outlets, at Amazon.com (US) and for UK at The Nail & Beauty Link (UK, just register to shop), opiuk.com (UK), Feelunique (UK).

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

this is my only post for this weekend because guess what - I'll be spending whole Sunday at Olympia Beauty exhibition in London! I'll take some pictures for you but I won't be taking my big camera, so phone pictures will have to do. Back to today's nail art though...

 

I've combined three shades from the new Models Own Diamond Luxe collection (reviewed here) into kind of Art Deco looking design. You could have seen similar design from bloggers like The Nailasaurus or So Nailicious. I've used striping tape to create it and small brush to paint in the different parts.

 

Art Deco Tape Nail Art feat. Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection
Art Deco Tape Nail Art feat. Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection
Art Deco Tape Nail Art feat. Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection
Art Deco Tape Nail Art feat. Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection
Art Deco Tape Nail Art feat. Models Own Diamond Luxe Collection

 

 

The polishes I've used are Princess Pink, Oval Plum and Marquise Maroon. All available from Models Own website and their Bottle Shop in London.

 

I'm also wearing a beautiful midi ring by Astrid & Miyu in the pictures. It's called Gold Crystal Floating Heart Midi Ring and it is the perfect companion to my design! It has tiny sparkly crystals in it as well.

 

That's all from me today, have a lovely weekend everyone and stay tuned for next post on Monday!  Lucie x