Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Zoya Pippa

I'm sick here and sick of all the group-based tasks at this business school. At the moment I'm juggling  5 projects with 5 different teams that are due in the next few weeks. Insanity.

I started to care somewhat less about my nails here simply because I don't have the time. Zoya Pippa is a polish I never got on with. For me it was unbelievably difficult to apply. It is fairly thick and streaky, so here I'm wearing 4(!) coats of polish and in person it still looked streaky. Bad, bad all around.

Monday, 18 February 2013

OPI At Your Quebec And Call

Today is one off the first truly nice spring days around here. No clouds, sunny, but so cold! Me and some friends went exploring the town on Saturday. I really like tithe cutie narrow streets, and almost medieval crooked houses. Though I am rather surprised by how messy it is everywhere. Lots of rubbish in the streets, even in the city's centre, dog mess etc.

I've walked around the shops looking at different polishes, and in general the prices bite. OPI are around 20 euros here, which compared to prices back home seems must ridiculous. I did get Essie Good To Go, since the polishes I brought with me behave different here. I don't know why, but the polishes that normally dry fast and last a long time, here give me the worst case of pillow nails every morning.

One of the polishes that I miss is OPI At Your Quebec And Call. It certainly might not be unique, but it is a lovely bronze olive green shade I like a lot. Even though it is an older OPI polish, it has a great formula, I need only two coats.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

My Perfect Nude

Whenever I get a real desire to have neutral nail colour, I go on the hunt for the perfect nude polish that both matches and flatters my skin tone. Turns out that it is not easy, not easy at all. Some shades look terrible with my pale skin, others are just too dark/pink/yellow. So I have amassed a large number of neutrals that are not quite right.
But I think that I have finally found my perfect neutral shade, and I'm even happier that it was gift = happy accident.
So the perfect nude for me is ... OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh. The fact that it is easy to apply is yet another bonus, it is so creamy that I can get away with one thick coat, but here I'm wearing two thin coats.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Hi! And Layla Holographic 07 Ocean Rush

Hi there! I has been a while. I've been in France for just over a week, and it certainly takes some getting used to. I do like the studies here, and the fact that they are intense, but they leave me exhausted by the end of the day, hence no posting.
One thing that I find unbelievable here is that pretty much everything is closed on Sundays and during the week only work till around 7 pm during the week. Whaaaat? Shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants closes on Sunday. This is just mindbogglingly to me, since back home evenings and the weekends is THE time to go out, shop etc. The town itself is quite pretty if small, it has a lovely old town with cathedral and crooked houses.

As for nail polishes a few of them came with me to France, it was so difficult to choose which ones to take with me. I did take a few Layla's since they are so pretty. Ocean Rush is a gorgeous bright blue with an insane holographic rainbow. The formula on this one is good but weird. It only needs two coats and dries quickly, but my bottle have some lumpy bits in it compared to the other three Layla polishes I own. In the sun it is even more spectacular, so much so that my camera couldn't deal with all the awesomness.