Red Carpet Manicure “Camera Shy” & “White Hot”

Red Carpet Manicure sell some really good value kits including one for doing French Manicures.  The kit includes three RCM polishes.  Here I’ve used “Camera Shy” and “White Hot”.

2013-01-026I’ve added some gems and a decal.  I love the softness of this look but I thought it would be a good idea to add OPI “Pirouette my whistle”.

2013-01-027This looks amazing in real life.  Unfortunately, it took me ages to capture this on camera as the light is so bad here today.  I think it was worth all the effort though.

This is such a change from my usual bold, bright nail polishes but I really like it.  I think it would be just perfect for a wedding or everyday if you didn’t add the gems.


OPI “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

This is my second polish from the Skyfall Collection by OPI.

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” is described as a misty green pewter colour.  If you remember, I wasn’t very impressed with my last polish from this collection “Casino Royale” but I’m going to have to eat my words now lol.  I really like this colour.  It’s a beautiful shade of pewter with a hint of a very classy green, only visible in certain lighting conditions.  The consistency is a little thin and I had to apply three coats to get a decent coverage but it dried quite fast so that’s not a big problem.  I’ve used it here with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” definitely gets a thumbs up from me, it’s one of my favourite metallic colours ever!

OPI “Casino Royale”

This is my first polsh from the OPI Holiday 2012 Skyfall Collection.

I was instantly drawn to “Casino Royale”

Here I’ve applied two coats of Casino Royale along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go.  This is a gorgeous deep plum creme colour which applied perfectly.

I’ve got to admit that this colour isn’t very original so you probably have something similar in your stash already.  The rest of the Skyfall collection isn’t any more inspiring in my honest opinion and I can feel myself growing bored of OPI.  This is such a shame, as their Germany collection was such a hit with me.   I still love their formula but I think other brands such as Leighton Denny and Nails Inc are just as hardwearing and offer much more fashion conscious colours and textures.

Come on OPI, you need to try much harder to please this polish addict!  Sorry 😦

OPI “Don’t Talk Bach To Me”

“Don’t Talk Bach To Me” is from the Germany Collection by OPI for Autumn 2012.

This is a very unusual colour which is described as a lime yellow.

This colour was one of the first I went for in the Germany Collection but I still can’t make up my mind about it in the flesh.  It applies really evenly and dries quickly.  Here I’ve used it with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.   The problem I have with this polish is that I don’t really think that it suits my skintone.  One minute I like it and then I hate it lol.  What do you think?

OPI “German-icure by OPI”

Here’s another gorgeous polish from the OPI Germany Collection for Autumn 2012.

This is “German-icure by OPI”

This looks similar to “Every Month Is Oktoberfest” in the bottle but is very different when painted on the nail.  “German-icure by OPI” is a perfect Autumn colour.  It is a very rich, dark brown with orange/red undertones.  This, to me, is what sets OPI apart from other polishes, they have the ability to mix colours with so much depth and interest unlike any other brand.

I’ve applied two coats of the colour along with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

I had a lot of trouble trying to capture the full beauty of “German-icure by OPI” on camera.  It changes so much according to the light source.  As you can see, it is extremely glossy and yet another winner from the OPI Germany Collection.

I think this collection is my favourite one so far from OPI, having said that, I can’t wait to get my hands on the OPI James Bond Collection which launches this winter  😀

OPI “Every Month Is Oktoberfest”

Now, if I ever become rich and famous – hey a girl can dream right? – OPI would probably make a colour just for me.  Well, I don’t have to dream any longer.  No, I’m not any richer and definitely not famous but this colour is so me, it’s untrue!

This is “Every Month Is Oktoberfest” from the OPI Germany Collection for Autumn 2012

And here’s a close up of this stunning colour

The formula is so rich and perfect, this polish almost applies itself lol.   This is two coats with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

The colour is stunning and changes according to different light sources.  Indoors it looks like a very dark purple with a gold tinge but in sunlight the gold seems to just pop out and demand attention.  (You’ll have to just take my word on that, I live in the UK and the sun doesn’t stay out long enough for me to capture it with my camera).

This is a truly beautiful colour, that along with the great formulation makes “Every Month Is Oktoberfest” another winner from the OPI Germany Collection. 😀

OPI “Deutsche You Want Me Baby”

This polish is from the new Germany Collection from OPI for Autumn 2012.
This is a vibrant, glossy, burnt orange – just perfect for Autumn!

I’ve used it here with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.  This is two coats of Deutsche You Want Me Baby.   I am still very busy and didn’t do a brilliant job of applying it but the polish did very well despite my clumsiness lol.   It is extremely hard wearing, as you would expect from OPI.

I’m very impressed with this polish.  I absolutely love the colour and the formulation.  I just hope the rest of the Germany collection is as impressive as I have most of them yet to try.

I will be announcing the winner of my first blog giveaway later today … so good luck and thank you if you’ve enterered 😀