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Hello lovelies,

 

I can't believe it's October again! The cold weather is slowly approaching and with it the Halloween and holiday season. I will be publishing few Halloween-inspired designs during October. I've already shown you earthy gradient inspired by Halloween and today I've been playing with textured polishes.

 

Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze

 

 

I have used two textured glitter polishes from China Glaze Apocalypse of Color 2014 Halloween collection - Love Your Guts & Getting To Gnaw You. All I did was paint two coats of Love Your Guts and when it dried I painted swirls and lines with small brush and Getting To Gnaw You. Simples!

 

I find Getting To Gnaw You very interesting because I don't have any colour similar to this. It has dark brown base with copper glitter and it dries nicely textured but looks lovely with topcoat as well. I love how the textured effect 'made' the manicure, it looks so much better than classic glossy finish.

 

Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze
Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze
Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze
Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze

 

Both polishes were sent to me by nailpolish.co.uk, and they can be purchased for £4.95 each. Nailpolish.co.uk is UK online store that offers various nail polish brands including China Glaze, OPI, Sally Hansen etc. plus it offers free delivery!

 

So what do you think? Would you wear textured design like this or are you done with the texture trend? Let me know in the comments!

 

Have a lovely day. Lucie x

 

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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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