Favourite Beauty Products of 2012: Nails

The list of my favourite makeup products  of 2012  was too long already for me to include nail products, too.So here is a separate one.

I’ve decided to be very strict with myself and choose only two nail polishes, one for SS and the other for AW as, otherwise, I would just go on, and on…

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest

This is a gorgeous colours, when I saw the promo photo, I knew I had to get it. But when I saw the first swatches on-line, I’ve ordered it as soon as it was available.  OPI have a lot of beautiful complex dark nail polishes and Every Month Is Oktoberfest  is one of them. I wear mine a lot, in fact, I have it on as I type. See it on my nails here.

 Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Nomad

And this was my favourite SS nail polish, such a perfect jade colour. There are a lot of  variations of jade from different brands, but I think this is my favourite.  Plus I am a big fan of Illamasqua’s nail varnishes. By the way, I had it on my toes during my summer holiday. And here is manicure with this shade.

As for other products, I have to mention

Nails of the Day: Maybelline Party Blue

I told you that I got several Maybelline nail polishes and last week I’ve posted  Green Park (pastel green) on the nails. This week I am wearing Party Blue which is a pretty pastel blue.

This is how it looks like on the 3rd day with no top coat. Gorgeous, right?

It is such a beautiful colour and is perfect for summer! I have to say that I got a  lot of compliments when I was wearing it!

You have to use 2 coats of Party Blue  to get an opaque colour and it looked great on my nails for 3 days, without a top coat.

I’ve noticed that this summer I love wearing bright or pastel nail polishes. Dark/vampy/red shades whcih I adore can wait till fall. Plus dark nails don’t look nice in such heat.

And what about yourself?

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. Review and Photos

The other products that I really loved from the Burt’s Bees set that I’ve bought last winter, besides the Radiance Day Cream, is the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.

I totally forgot to take a photo when I’ve got it so you can see how well used is mine.

Although I have  read mixed reviews about this product I personally really like it. To tell the truth, my cuticles are not in a very bad condition to begin with so this butter works just fine. I also love using it on my nails just after I remove the nail polish.

This lemon butter is

Orly Matte Couture Collection. Fall 2009

The new trend for this Fall is matte nail polish. I already made a post about Zoya and Opi collections for Fall 2009. Here is the information about Fall 2009 collection by Orly.

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Collection includes 3 shades:

Put on your Blue Suede shoes (and nails!) in blue crème
Play your favorite (Matte) Vinyl record in black crème
That crushed Purple Velvet suit gets an updated look in purple crème

Availability: September
Price: $7.5

5 Xtreme Wear Nail Polishes by Sally Hansen. Swatches

nails I already made a post about Sally Hansen Nail Polishes and the one about Purple and Berry Nail Polishes: Swatches. But now I have one more Sally Hansen nail polish – Chocolate Nut. So here are the updates and the swatches of 5 Xtreme Wear nail polishes by Sally Hansen:

20 Brick Wall – crimson

24 Black Out – black

30 Chocalate Nut – shimmery brown

36 Crushed – shimmery coral

37 Blue It – shimmery blue

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