China Glaze Classic Camel

China Glaze Classic Camel is from the 2010 Fall Vintage Vixen collection. It is a gold-tan colour with very pretty glimmering gold shimmer. It is one of those pretty-ugly colours that you love or hate. I happen to love it! The only complaint is the formula, which is slightly gritty. You need to have a lot of patience and use thin layers and let dry between coats to get a perfect application.

Here I’m comparing with MAC In The Buff, which is another one of those love-it-or-leave-it colours. The difference is that In The Buff has no shimmer and has green undertones. These are all great alternatives to those typical OPI nudes that are so sheer you need three to four coats to see anything.

Rosiva’s nails, Classic Camel + Light As Air + black nailart pen

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Two coats, sunlight

Do you speak OPI? This is a smokey purple creme from OPI’s Fall 2008 La Collection de France. I must admit though, one reason why I was attracted to this shade was its name, which made me feel tres chic and conjured up images of me sitting in a Parisian cafe sipping un cafe. I dislike purple shades in general (Barney, anyone?), but this one was sombre enough to catch my attention. It’s still not the perfect purple; that would be a polish that is moodier and a shade paler and preferably named after one of my favourite French haunts.

Here, I alternate the polish with China Glaze’s Light As Air, a pale lilac creme. I think they go quite well together.

With Claire’s 139 and white nail striper pen, iPhone picture

I like this look a lot, although it’s so difficult to pull off on my right hand because of my shaky left.