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April 10, 2011

Ramblings: Operation OPI, NOTD, Neon Lips and Work Attire Shopping


I think I am going to do these ramblings posts most Sunday's as they are a good way of posting on anything and everything that may not necessarily warrant a post of its own!

Thursday Morning: Day 1
Last weekend I started Operation Naked, where I would use only my UD Naked palette for the foreseeable future. This week, I started Operation OPI. As you may recall, I ordered some OPI during the week and, while I love everything about this brand, I find it impossible not to chip withing a day or two. So, I started Operation OPI to see how long I could get out of one application (including a base coat of OPI Nail Envy and a top coat of Sally Hansen Mirror Shine).




Things were going well by yesterday, Day 3. I even Twitpic'd showing how happy I was that there were no worrisome chips, just a bit of wear around the tips from typing.

Day 3: Left and Right hands

Day 1: Coney Island Cotton Candy

Needless to say this jinxed it. I bent the nail back on my middle left finger (ouch) and the whole coat of nail varnish just popped right off. Instead of repainting it, I decided to call time of Operation OPI Phase I and embark on Operation OPI Phase II. This leads me nicely onto my NOTD which is OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy. I used OPI Nail Envy as a base once again (grow, nails, grow!) but, had to resort to my Chanel top coat as my Sally Hansen mirror shine has run out. I shall report back next weekend about how Phase II goes.









Neon is really in trend for this spring/summer and when Dee told me that MAC's new Quite Cute collection featured a neon pink lipstick, I knew I had to have it. Dee kindly picked one up for both of us during the week and she'll be doing a proper post on it in the next few days. It's called Candy Yum-Yum and is surprisingly wearable and, if you'll excuse my no make-up/flyaway hair flu face, here's a picture of how it looks with my colouring.




And, the awful close-up lip shot!














Finally, I went shopping today in a local boutique that was having a blitz 75% off sale (i.e. all of this would not have been bought if it was full price!). My mam thought I would pick up a few bits for my upcoming work placement and I did (as well as a sheer blue shirt that's just for general wear!)! I'll be doing some proper office outfit ideas closer the time but, here's what I picked up!

Tailored Patrick Gérard blazer

Black suede Twin-Set Ballet Pumps

Black Dolce & Gabanna skirt


Sheer blue Equipment shirt

Hope you're all enjoying the lovely weather, can't believe it's 20C here today!

Love,

S x




8 comments:

  1. I love that MAC lippie, it looks great on you.

    I'm really liking that tailored blazer, it's fab.

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  2. Thanks! I was worried it wouldn't suit my colouring but, I really like it! Very unique!

    The blazer is gorgeous! Will defo wear it after the work placement as well!

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  3. Love the lipstick! I have the same colouring (except I'm frecklier)as you and thought I wouldn't get away with it but if you can sure I'll give it a shot. Well done on getting 3 days out of a nail polish, I'm, a disaster and 3 hours is the usual before I get a chip

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  4. Thanks a million! I was surprised how much I liked it and how it even managed to brighten up my sickly face! Ha thanks, was hoping for a week but I suppose 3 days is still good! x

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  5. Love the D&G skirt and the lippy. Did you dye your hair, or is it just the light in the photo??xx

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  6. Thanks Simone! Nope have never dyed it so must just be the light! xx

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  7. I also love OPI but i have found that they really really work best when you use the opi base coat & TOP COAT. I've tried sally hansen as a base coat - the polish just peeled off like a sticker, tried it a couple of times with different ones, same result. I've also tried Seche Vite as a top coat but i found that it "shrinks" OPI polishes, after a few hours it looks like i had the polish on for at least a week! Hope this helps
    Oh, PS : the creme shades stay on for about a week on me with minimum wear on the tips, no chips whatsoever with this regime :)

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  8. Thanks! Really must invest in the top coat with my next order! Sinead x

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