Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora

Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora by KitaRei
Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.

Left: Natural light
Right: Indoors/artificial light (slightly blurry to show sparkles)

I love this polish! I was totally unaware of it until a friend spotted it in a NY Sephora over the summer (I must admit, I'm a little late to get into Sephora by OPI polishes.) It has a shimmery black base (which can look olive green depending on the light) with holo glitter and orange and green flakies. It was also made for the 5th Ave. Sephora opening in NYC, to look like NYC's after dark scene. What's not to love?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Sorry guys for this uber late post! It's been a little hectic in the lives of the APL girls! But the giveaway begins now! All you need to do is enter in this post. Leave a comment! That is it. The contest will run for one month starting now.

Click for instant link to use on twitter or blog
All we ask is to be a follower of the blog, that is your entry right there! For bonus entries you can do two things. Comment in a post that gets you another entry! and for a total of 5 entries (including following and comment) Just blog about us OR tweet about us. So:

Follow- 1 entry  ( all followers previous to this contest are already entered!)
Comment- 1 comment + follow= 2 entries
Blog or Tweet- 3 + entry+follow= 5 entries! (show proof)

Thanks guys for being super patient with us. I will update this blog entry with some of the giveaway gifts!

Thanks a bunch!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nautical Mani

Finally, after ages of swatches, a detailed manicure!
First, a swatch of the base color. I used Canmake #50, a navy blue polish.Canmake Colorful Nails #50
Oh blue nail polish, why must you be so notoriously hard to photograph?? This is actually a deep navy blue polish, and try as I might I just could not get the actual color to show up. Natural light was even worse, it looked light blue!
I had this planned for months specially for last month when I went to Okinawa(which was AWESOME.) I used Canmake #50, NYC French White Tip, and Homei quick dry Your Person of Destiny
Nautical Mani by KitaRei
Nautical Mani, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.
I know I posted several months ago about how terrible the Diamond Nail Homei polishes are. The glitter Homei polishes are actually really good, great colors and tons of multi-sized glitter, and mine even came with a free nail tool. It's the Diamond Nail Line (which, incidentally, I haven't seen recently) that bites. I'll post swatches of both in a later post :)