25 Jan 2012

China Glaze Heli-yum and OPI Planks a lot NOTD

I bought a lot of nail polishes towards the end of last year, and got a lot for Christmas too, so there's still lots I've not yet tried out.  To catch up, I employed the ever popular accent nail technique to allow me to try out two polishes at once.

Here we have OPI Planks a lot from last year's Pirates of the Caribbean collection accented with China Glaze Heli-yum from Up up and away.  I think they're rather beaut together.





China Glaze and OPI are my favourite brands right now, I love the new colours they keep bringing out in their collections and am even going back and scouting out the best of collections I missed in the past.

Planks a lot is a murky grey purple and I'm really pleased I bought this after umming and errring for ages about getting something from the Pirates collection.  Helli-yum is a lovely deep and bright raspberry shade which I'm also pleased to have bought.  I actually love the whole of the Up up and away collection and may make it a mission to slowly acquire the lot :)

These are both lovely creme formulas so they go on really nicely and it's easy to achieve opaque coverage - the best kind of polish in my opinion.  Jelly type formulas are not my friend as I hate it when you can see the nail line through the polish.

I took these photos a day or so after painting my nails so that's why you can see some tip wear.  It's no reflection on the quality of the polishes though  I use base and top coat and still with any polish brand I have wear or chips on the second day.  I think it's because I do so much furious typing!

Do you still crave polishes from old collections you missed?

22 comments:

  1. i love china glaze!! best ever :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the opi colour! so pretty :D xxxx

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  3. Can I raid your nail varnish collection? PLEASE! Ha! I love both of these so much especially Heli-Yum, think China Glaze polishes are so nice and actually one my favourite brands out there for nail varnishes xxx

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    1. Let's have a nail art meet up, we can all bring our stash! :)

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  4. I love the look of Planks A Lot :) I love muted, murky versions of colours for some reason haha. I've never tried China Glaze nail polishes before but I'd really like to!

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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    1. Oooh you should, they have so many lovely lovely colours xx

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  5. Heli-Yum looks like a great colour to add to my collection (my daughter would steal it though) and Planks A lot is a really nice shade

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    1. You can pick them up very cheaply from US sellers on eBay xx

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  6. I love China Glaze and OPI, their polishes are really good. I got Heli-Yum in the mail today and its so pretty, love it :)

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  7. Love this colour combination, its one I wouldn't really think of but it looks amazing x

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  8. These go so well together! I just discovered OPI and love it, now need to look out China Glaze. Glad I found your blog, now following! x

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  9. you always seem to find the prettiest of nail polishes :D..i always regret not getting anything from the Katy Perry collection!!..the colours look lush together :)xx

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  10. omg planks a lot is GORRGEOUSSS i neeed it!

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  11. wow they are both gorgeous colours! I love China Glaze but can't get it anywhere, and its usually expensive online
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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    1. USA eBay is good for China Glaze. If you're buying a few, with the shipping they tend to work out at about £4 each which I think if a bargain! xx

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  12. OOh Gem can I come to the nail polish party? I have a HUGE stash to bring!!! :)

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    1. Mysterious SSA who are you??? I love your comments and thanks for reading my blog, but are you one of my real life friends in disguise??? =)

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  13. Love these colours and they go nice together. So jealous of your long nails, mine would never get to that length! xx

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    1. I bought it from you haha! BTW, your profile link goes through to an incorrect spelling of your web address. You might want to fix that =)

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  15. I just dug out my OPI colours from the Alice in Wonderland collection today. Seems like the time to reminisce about past collections, lol.

    Haven't tried China Glaze yet but judging from its popularity, it's probably going to change soon!

    You should try using glitter topcoats for lasting wear - I found they even beat my Seche Vite (I was doing alternate digit colours then).

    Also, I'm having a HUGE blog sale at the mo with brands like Bobbi Brown, Stila and Lush. Prices start from £1.

    Would love if if you could check it out :D

    http://shimmerdreamz.blogspot.com/2012/01/huge-makeup-blog-sale-ft-bobbi-brown.html

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