Thursday, May 14, 2009

Newest Nail Stuff Additions & NOTD

Hi all, hope you are having a great Wednesday ;)

I was thrilled emptying the mailbox today, there wasn't just the ordinary bills in there, but also two much anticipated packages with recently bought nail stuff! E-shopping rules :)

So, the first package is from OC Nail Art, consisting of two Konad plates and two special polishes in shades Silver and Black Pearl...

Plate m56 & m59

Polishes in natural daylight...

Polishes shot with flash.
The Black Pearl looks blue in the pic, and in fact a little bit IRL as well... Probably has to do with it being a pearl shade..?

I 'm so anxious to try these out! I've been badly bitten by this Konad thing thanks to all wonderful nail blog enablers out there (you know who you are :))! There is definitely a learning curve before getting the hang of it, but it's totally worth it ;)
My first shopping experience with OC Nail Art was a very pleasant one! Shipping was super quick, and if your order total is $20 or more, shipping is free even for those of us living overseas; which I think is really generous, not to mention very rare! :)
With that being said...

... we're moving on to haul #2!

L-R: Cuccio cuticle oil, Orly miniature polishes in Gigababe & Life's a Peach, NailTek Foundation II, OPI polishes Shootout at the O.K. Coral and Kinky in Helsinki

These were all bought off eBay from the same seller. I was specifically browsing for OPI Kinky in Helsinki, so don't ask me how or why the rest of it ended up in the package; because I really have no idea... *cough*... ;)

A softener and a strengthener ;)

Ingredients list for those interested ;)
*sigh*, lots of nasties in there...

.... no nasties in here, though!
Glad I can balance it out somewhat ;)
I'm very excited to see how this compares to CND Solar Oil; I will update you on that. I have dry cuticles, so it's a necessity for me to use something hydrating and soothing to counteract that.

Orly Miniatures in Gigababe and Life's a Peach...

OPI Shootout at the O.K. Coral and Kinky in Helsinki...
Both are from the new Colorcopia collection, with which OPI is Celebrating 20 years of color by re-releasing 12 previously discontinued shades.

OPI Kinky In Helsinki is also my NOTD!

I was thrilled when I heard they were going to re-release this one, having admired online swatches of it for quite some time. It was originally part of the Fall/Winter 2002 European Collection. Don't you just love the name?
Anyway; this is a jewel tone fuchsia/magenta shot through with a very fine silver micro shimmer. It has a slight blue/purplish sheen to it; it's definitely within the cool color range.

Application was flawless, three coats were needed for it to be opaque, though.
As always; pictures are clickable for larger view ;)

Direct sunlight.
If you look closely, you can detect the slightest VNL despite three coats.

Super close up...


I highly recommend you to click this one... ;)

I must say I don't regret picking this one up; I really like this color! Do you like it?

Have you tried the Cuccio oil or the NailTek foundation, and if so; what did you think of them?

I really hope you've enjoyed reading this post!
See you soon, have a nice day/evening ;)



Robyn said...

Hi Vanessa! I was reading through your post and when I got to the photo of Kinki in Helsinki, I was thinking "This color is fabulous, I hope she does a NOTD with it." And you did. Yay! Thank you. I must have that color.

Robyn said...

Oops, just noticed I misspelled Kinky.

Vanessa said...

Hi Robyn!
I'm glad to be of service ;)
I really like this one, it's even more vibrant in real life!

Mary said...

The polish looks beautiful on you! I don't know if I have it, but I have Shoot Out at the OK Caoral and it's very pretty also. Can't wait to see your Konad creations. Nice hauls :)

Vanessa said...

Hi Mary!
Ohhh yes; I know you've got Shoot Out at the OK Coral, seeing your swatches are the reason I bought it ;) It sure looks lovely in the bottle, can't wait to try it!

Velvet said...

I do love the name Kinky In! I could say it all day long...haha! Kinky In Helsinky!!! It's just lovely on you. I broke down and bought this same polish too. But have not worn it yet. I've not tried the other things you bought. So..I'll be waiting for a review Miss! Talk to you later!

Tuli said...

What a great hauls ! I'm so excited for you :-) Those Konad's colors and plates looks awasome (I also thought of ordering new plates) and I can't wait for some pics with them - I'm sure you'll do a great job with them :-)
And the other nail polishes is also gorgeous ! Kinky In Helsinki looks so good on you !
Oh and last thing, I would be happy to hear about that Cuccio cuticle oil after you use it :-)

Vanessa said...

Hi Velvet!
You got it, I'll do a review later on.
I look forward to seeing KiH on you ;)

Hi Tuli!
Thank you!
I'm still a newbie with Konad, but I'll post pics of whatever I come up!
You are a pro at Konading, though, so I better practice :)
Glad you like the polish, and I'll let you know my thoughts on the Cuccio oil ;)

aileen said...

Pretty blog! I Love your nail polishes!

Vanessa said...

Hi Aileen!
Thank you so much!! And thank you for stopping by ;)

Brooke said...

ugh!! don't you just HATE it when good stuff just pops into your cart at check out time?!! I know I sure do...... :)

Usually peach is not a color that I like for nail polish, but lately I have been seeing some really nice peach ones out there. Can't wait to see what you think of the mini peach colored one you got.

Lucy said...

I can't wait to see what you do with those 2 Konad plates. Love Kinky in Helsinki. It is a great name and also polish. Looks pretty on you. I like Life's A Peach. I checked my list and I don't have it. Must be on my "wants" list. Will you be using NailTek as a topcoat to matte polish?

Alexlyndra said...

Nice order you've got there!