NOTD: OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI

It’s been the longest time since I painted my nails but I’ve been stuck at home this week with a pulled chest muscle.. Not fun but it did give me time to pretty up my finger tips. The weather’s been getting a little cooler this month so I decided to go for a slightly darker colour. This is OPI’s Dutch Ya Just Love OPI with China’s Luxe and Lush over the ring finger.

NOTD OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI and China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail of the day thegirlinspired

And just for the fun of it here’s a FOTD – it’s a sneak peek from an upcoming video and blogpost on the MUA Undressed palette that I’ve been working on.

FOTD face of the day MUA Undressed Palette blue and gold smoky eye thegirlinspired

NOTD: Rimmel Aye Aye Sailor & China Glaze Luxe and Lush

NOTD China Glaze Luxe and Lush, Rimmel Aye Aye Sailor, Navy
I recently picked up this new China Glaze polish in Luxe and Lush so of course I had to try it out straight away!! It’s one of those flaky effect polishes which I think are so pretty, and such an easy way to make it look like you’ve put a lot of effort into your manicure when you really haven’t.
NOTD China Glaze Luxe and Lush, Rimmel Aye Aye Sailor, Navy

 

I paired it with this deep navy polish in Aye Aye Sailor from Rimmel, which brings out the gorgeous copper tones in the top coat. I can’t wait to try out other polish combinations to see what other colours show up in this flaky.
NOTD China Glaze Luxe and Lush, Rimmel Aye Aye Sailor, Navy

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage

Time for another Instagram collage I think! I did one of these a while back just on some random pictures from my life and you guys seemed to like it so here’s one that is a little more beauty focused – nail of the day pictures to be exact!

Generic Black Polish with Rimmel Disco Gold as an Accent

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Generic Silver with Revlon Gold Coin on Ring Finger & Rimmel Disco Ball over Thumb – 
Christmas Party Nails
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Various Pastel Barry M Polishes – tutorial here
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Bordeaux – favourite autumn nail polish

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Naughty Nautical

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Power Clutch

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Rimmel Deliciously Dark with 17 Cosmic Heather over top

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
French Manicure using Collection 2000 French White

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Thumb, index & middle fingers – Essie Bordeaux & Leading Lady, Ring finger – Essie A Cut Above, Pinky – Essie Bordeaux & A Cut Above
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Nails Inc Basil St with Rimmel Disco Gold Glitter Tips

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Goldeneye
 
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Rainbow Connection – I wore this on my birthday

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI The World Is Not Enough

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Unripened with Essie To Buy or Not To Buy on Ring Finger
 and Barry M Black Crackle over top

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Sally Hansen Delphinium – favourite purple nail polish

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
My friend did my nails for my works’ Christmas Party – I love the little Christmas Tree!
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Sally Hansen Peachy Keen with Rimmel Aurora Star Dust on Ring Finger

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Zoya Zuzu

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
China Glaze Ruby Pumps – What I’m wearing for Christmas this year
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes

As part of my #thefallinspired series I picked out my favourite lip colours for this season and this is the nail counterpart to that post. Some of these colours I have posted previously on Instagram so I have included those pictures below in case you haven’t seen them (you can follow me on Instagram here).

I’m actually craving much lighter, airier polishes lately but since I don’t own many of those colours I fell back to my staples for this time of year, which seem to include a number of purples…

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes
On my nails currently is Rimmel Deliciously Dark with 17 Cosmic Heather over the top. Unfortunately you can’t buy Cosmic Heather in store, which is a shame because it’s gorgeous and I haven’t found anything else like it. It’s a bronzy shimmer in a sheer purple base, great on its own but equally lovely over darker colours. Deliciously Dark is a long time favourite and is a deep eggplant purple with a cream finish.
OPI Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI – I think this colour is particularly appropriate for October. Something about the shade of purple just makes me think Halloween. Perfect if you want to wear something a bit more colourful without being too in-your-face bright. Perfect for if you are a bit bored of wearing darker colours on your tips.
OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry – A lovely warm plummy-brown. This has a beautiful, almost metallic finish with a golden shimmer running through it.

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes
OPI The World Is Not Enough – This was part of the James Bond Skyfall collection and a huge favourite of mine last year. Pictures don’t do this colour justice. It’s a taupy-silver purple, a little on the sheer side, but it looks gorgeous worn sheer or built up to full opacity. It has a ton of shimmer in it which catches the light so beautifully.
China Glaze Midtown Magic – A blackened chocolate brown. This is one of those shades that is so dark it looks almost black from a distance. It’s not until you see it close up or it catches the light that you see the depth of the colour and the copper and gold shimmer.

Favourite Fall Nail Polishes
Essie Bordeaux – A beautiful, almost jelly finish blood red. This is my favourite pick of the bunch. I love Essie nail polishes and definitely want to expand my collection.
What are your nail polish picks for this season?


~x Jenna