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Hello lovelies,

 

It's the last day of the month and that means Nailvengers Assemble! nail art challenge! Joining me in the challenge will be Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All) and Allie (Brit Nails). Amelia (xAmeliax) won't be able to participate this month.

 

This month's theme is Gradient Nail Art. I'm already in kind of a Halloween mood so I did dark-tipped gradient that reminds me of zombie-ish theme.

Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art

 

For this manicure I have used Pandora's Polish, a brand new to me. It is part of PANDORA’S Makeup Box brand, a brainchild of Susan Kirsch. The creation of PANDORA’S Makeup Box was an extension of Susan’s love for people and makeup, as well as her understanding of her clients' needs and comfort with their everyday makeup routine.

I've been sent two shades to try - Chai Latte and Flanel. By themselves they are very chic and office-friendly and very nice for Autumn season. They both have very good and well-pigmented formula which means two coats were fully opaque. Both shades are available here.

 

I've decided to combine Chai Latte and Flanel into this gradient and then I took and inspiration from Boom Nails LDN and drawn just simple lines over it using Nails Supreme Nail Art Pen.

 

Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art

 

 

So that's this month's challenge done! Let me know what you think of this manicure and if you would wear it for Halloween :) Here's more from Nailvengers:

 

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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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