L’Oreal The Mystic’s Future

The L’Oreal Project Runway Limited Edition Collections are out right now and contain eight polishes broken down into four categories: The Muse, The Mystic, The Queen, and The Temptress. This pink polish is The Mystic’s Future, a shimmery metallic fuschia.

This uniqueness of this polish is hard to capture in photos, but when it catches the light at different angles, it’s positively beautiful and bright. The formula was fine for a drugstore polish; it went on smoothly overall, but was the slightest bit runny.

Happily, it is opaque in two coats. All of the polishes in the Project Runway collection are quite pretty, but I didn’t feel like they were super unique. This one and The Temptress’ Touch were the ones that caught my eye, even though ALL of the polishes are pretty!

OPI Russian Navy

Russian Navy is one of those classic OPI colors that is a must have! Not only is it navy blue, it also has veins of pink (more like fuschia) running throughout. I wore this polish all weekend, and it’s a lovely shade for fall.

The pink is not as prominent on the nail; only when it hits the light just right. This is a very rich polish in terms of color. I used two coats, and the application was just right. You could probably get away with just one thicker coat.

Here it is in slightly darker lighting (natural light, but not full sun). If you don’t have a navy blue polish, this is the one to get! It is unique and still classic all at the same time.

And speaking of navy blue, I am FINALLY done getting my bridesmaid outfit together. This is an outdoor wedding and it’s extremely small, and my sister said I could wear whatever I wanted. I know I’ve rambled on about this already, but I just felt like a typical satiny dress was just not outdoorsy, and it’s definitely not my sister’s style (getting her to try on dresses was like pulling teeth…she just isn’t very bride-y).

This is what I’m wearing (minus accessories). The tights are navy and the wedges are the exact same color as the dress, even though they look darker! There are also some clear sequins on the top of the sweater which I wasn’t the biggest fan of, but they actually don’t clash with the rest of it. I think this will be a good match for the theme of the wedding, and I’ll look like “me” if that makes sense! πŸ™‚

Sally Hansen Pumice

Pumice is a lovely greenish gray color that I walked by SO many times at Target, picked it up, then put it down. I finally ended up purchasing it over the weekend and absolutely adore the shade!

Please don’t mind the poor quality here; there’s a big chip on my thumb and I’m not sure what happened to the index finger! Plus, my nails are quite short right now! I broke two nails and since the others looked absurd being longer, I just filed them down. I’m not worried about it since they will grow just fine in time for my sister’s wedding. Anyway, Pumice is a lovely color and if you like greens like I do, you will probably like this one!

The verdict is also in on the dress I’m wearing: it’s the taupe one with the birds, the one I had in mind the whole time. I found shoes (taupe wedges), but now I need to find a cardigan to go with it!

 

Butter London Sprog

Sprog is one of the Butter London polishes I bought during the buy one, get one free sale. This is an Ulta exclusive along with Tee Total (which I didn’t get). Sprog is a beautiful periwinkle color that I just adore!

Sprog is slang for a child. This color seems to be named appropriately since it has a bit of whimsy to it! This is two coats, plus Nubar Diamont top coat.

The application was flawless and smooth with Sprog, and I’m so glad that I picked up this color! Even though it’s more of a spring color, I like this pop of color for something different in the fall months.

Nails Inc. Baker Street

Just some celebrity trivia: Beyonce wore this delicious cobalt blue from Nails Inc.! I did not know that until after I had it for awhile. πŸ˜‰ This is the bling version as you can see, with the fancy rhinestone cap! It’s a bit ridiculous that a bottle of this polish without the fancy cap is $9.50, and with the fancy cap it’s $19.50! Personally, I would not pay all that extra money for the rhinestones unless it was a gift that someone REALLY wanted. Did I pay that much? Of course not, so of course I went for the sparkle factor when it was on sale! This color is AMAZING.

This is a polish you really need to see in person. I used two coats, but you could easily get away with one thicker coat depending on how you apply polish. The formula is smooth too; just perfect!

This shot isn’t the best representation as the sun was setting here, but you can get an idea of how smooth it is. I really like this color for fall, since it adds a nice pop of color to a darker ensemble, but it also works as one of those year-round polishes and basically can find a place in any season. I purchased mine at Sephora! πŸ™‚

P.S. – I’m going wedding dress shopping with my sister today. I am SO excited for her!

Wet ‘n’ Wild 2% Milk

I have seen this polish get rave reviews on so many beauty and nail blogs. With a cute name like 2% Milk, I don’t know why I waited so long to get this polish, especially since it’s just $1.99, sometimes less if you can catch a sale!

This is a very sheer and milky color. It’s not milky white, but more peachy pink tinged (like almond milk!). I used three coats and still had visible nail line, so if you need opacity, this polish might not be right for you.

This polish applies easily; I really like the flat brushes these polishes have. I have weddings on the brain, so I think this would be a great polish for someone getting married, or for a bridesmaid! It’s also a great color for people who need to be conservative at work.

Nude and Natural Color Wheel

So, my sister is getting married in three weeks…at least I think she is. That is the plan for now, but she and her guy are SO busy with their jobs that who knows what will actually happen. I think it will be a go. She’s coming down to my place this weekend and we’re going dress shopping. It’s immediate family only, then there’s going to be a big party next summer. I’m the maid of honor and can wear whatever I want, and naturally I am freaking out about it! I ordered three potential dresses last week (they aren’t here yet!), and I have another in my closet that I am debating. There’s a reason that my husband says deciding what to wear is the bane of my existence, but what can I say? This is my sister’s wedding!

Anyway, I made a potential nail wheel that corresponds with what I may possibly wear. Before you think I’m utterly bonkers, I was totally inspired by a nail wheel I saw here on The Beauty Look Book blog, and decided to make my own for this momentous occasion! Check it out:

List of polishes used, starting at the top and working around:

1. L’Oreal Tea and Crumpets
2. Deborah Lippmann Naked
3. CND Desert Suede
4. Wet ‘n’ Wild Private Viewing
5. Nicole by OPI Kim Konfidential
6. Sally Hansen Honey Whip
7. Essie Yogaga
8. Essie Sand Tropez
9. Sinful Colors Subdued
10. Sinful Colors Bare
11. Butter London All Hail the Queen
12. American Apparel California Trooper
13. Zoya Amanda
14. Orly Decades of Dysfunction (<<SO TEMPTING just for the name and inside joke!)
15. OPI My First Knockwurst
16. Maybelline Natural Beauty
17. Butter London Yummy Mummy
18. Essie Chinchilly

And here are the dress options!:

This is one of the dresses I ordered. I think it’s beautiful, but I also wonder if this will be just too much print for an outdoor wedding. We’ll see how it looks when it arrives. I also have an amazing vintage headpiece from my grandma’s antique shop that might go with this.

Option #2! I love this dress, but my husband liked this one the least when I showed him what I picked out. Not that I only listen to him of course, but I do want him to like it! I could probably wear the headpiece with this too.


Option #3- I adore this dress and am leaning toward this one, but it all depends on how it fits. I think this would be pretty outside, and it’s not boring because it has little birds all over it.

This is the only dress I actually have in my closet right now, and I’m going to do a test run of the entire ensemble sometime this week if I can get the wrinkles out of it. It is embellished with small gold dots, so ironing is out of the question. My BFF recommended steaming it in the shower (as did another friend), so I’ll give that a whirl first. In my head, I’m envisioning wearing this with off-white tights and an off-white sweater.

Knowing me, after SO much debating I’ll end up wearing something entirely different. πŸ˜‰