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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Nail polish haul and swatches: O.P.I., Ciate, Models Own, Barry M. and Lancome

Nail polish haul and swatches: O.P.I., Ciate, Models Own, Barry M. and Lancome
I wanted this to be a nail polish and nail art blog. But somewhere along the line, my love of other products seeped in. If I had to choose between a polish and a palette, I'd go for the nails each time.
Twenty-six. That's the number of nail polishes I hauled on my December holiday. Across brands. And I'm not counting nail art pens, nail wheels, buffs and other tools. I picked some beauties from O.P.I., Ciate, Models Own, Barry M. and LancĂ´me. 

Here are the nail polishes and the swatches.

Please watch this video for the details of polishes and the swatches. Again, an amateur attempt, but would love feedback (even if harsh) and a thumbs-up or two, and a subscription to my video channel. I shot this in HD on my Sony Handycam and all went well until I uploaded it and YouTube asked me if I wanted to stablise it and I said yes - that was when it turned blurry. YouTubers, any insights/reason/fixes would be welcome.

I also picked up a nail buff and a smoothing tool from Daiso, and a drying oil and two-step cuticle remover from Sephora.
Nail polish haul and swatches: O.P.I., Ciate, Models Own, Barry M. and Lancome
The Sephora cuticle remover is already a favourite with me, though my cuticles are still dry. I haven't tried out the nail smoother yet.
Nail art looks will follow! After I show you some of the other stuff I've bought. And once my nails grow back. They've peeled and broken further with all the luggage lifting and dry desert weather and air travel.

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