Wednesday, 9 October 2013

OPI Unfor-great-bly Blue and L'Oreal Bling Bling Bang - NOTD #8

Hello everyone! Today I'm back with another NOTD post, again, going for a more sparkly look. I'm all about the sparkles recently!

OPI Unfor-greta-bly Blue is from The Germany Collection, which was released last year at this time. The shades released were all inspired by Berlin, and the colours on the catwalk that year, which clearly still are in fashion this year as when is navy not ever in fashion?!

Taken on iPhone 5
Taken on my camera (crappy lighting, sorry!)

Unfor-greta-bly Blue is a shimmer lacquer meaning it is enriched with a soft undertone of sparkly gold or silver, in this case silver, however I can't really noticed it, it's only when you really shine it in the light and look at it with a microscope that you can see it.

However, saying that, it's a lovely navy blue and it's opaque in one coat, however I always put two coats on with any polish, no matter what. The only thing I have to complain about is it doesn't stay perfect for that long, I don't know if it's the glitter top coat but a few of my nails chipped after 2 days which I was a bit disappointed with, however I genuinely don't know if it was this polish or the glitter top coat as I've wore this before and it's been fine.. If you don't mind just repainting the edges though, I highly recommend it.
Taken on iPhone 5

Taken on my camera

L'oreal Bling Bling Bang is part of their Color Riche Carat Collection where they released 4 nail polishes which are 3D glitter and have a matte textured effect - I didn't actually realise this was meant to be matte until I read that two seconds ago and put a glossy top coat over it.. Oops.

Anyway, I saw this in Boots and I had to have it, it looked so pretty and I knew I would pair it with a navy nail for perfect navy sparkly nails. It looks gorgeous on and depending on what light you are in (I deliberately took the above two pictures in different lighting) depends on the colour it comes across as, as in one light it's navy blue and the other it's purple - it's such a cool effect.

Overall, I am happy with this combination, however I'm not as happy as I thought I would be. The fact it chipped so soon I was quite disappointed with and it's ready to peel off now basically after 4 days. Blah. However the fact that it's really pretty is keeping me positive. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this, what's your favourite navy nail polish?

Have a lovely day, and don't stop smiling. :)

Hannah, xx

30 comments:

  1. This is such a goregous NOTD! Love navy at the moment :) x

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  3. This color blue is one of my favorite nail polish colors! Such a pretty NOTD. I've never used any polishes from the L'Oreal Color Riche Carat Collection, but I definitely want to try one! The sparkle is gorgeous. Great post!

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  4. Whoa! Love the color so much!

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  5. This colour looks gorgeous!

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  6. I love the colour and the glitter in it! x
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  7. I am IN LOVE with this nail varnish.

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  8. Hi, I found your blog via All Things Glitter and Beauty and wanted to stop by and say hi! You have a great blog.

    I love this blue sparkly combination.

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  9. I love both colours but have to agree, I also find any glitter varnishes to chip fairly easily, it's a nightmare as I've found even adding a clear top coat just adds to the likelihood of it chipping, still, the colours are stunning!


    Sharon xx

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  10. This is really nice, I love blue on my nails :) I like glitter too but crikey it can be irritating haha. Lovely combination you have here, it works really well.

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  11. Awesome combo, that OPI colour is amazing!

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  12. loved the color, great post :)
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  13. I LOVE the look of that OPI shade, I'm such a massive fan if blue polish - the sparkles are perfect too, gotta love a sparkle or ten :D xx

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  14. Love your nails, that colour is great!

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  15. Ahh they look so nice!! I love blue nails. xx

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  16. such a lovely colour, think it would be a perfect winter colour! It's a shame that it chips though! :\

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  17. I'm sneaking in again this time to tag you with the Autumn tag!!



    Sharon xx


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