Sunday, August 7, 2011

NOTD: OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy with Glitter Tips!

Natalie Sunday, August 7, 2011
Three (3) Coats of OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy with Love & Beauty Silver Glitter on the tips and One (1) Coat of Seche Vite Top Coat.

Coney Island Cotton Candy is a very sheer, milky flesh-tone nude with a peach undertone. Prior to receiving this polish in a swap last year, I looked up numerous swatches and reviews for this shade, and saw so many differences. I suppose it depends on the actual color of you nail how this polish may appear, because many stated there is a pink tone to it. On my nails though, there is absolutely no trace of pink.

This polish is very sheer. It's basically clear with the first coat and a sheer, milky beige with the second coat. It looks it's best with three coats, but the color still isn't completely opaque. Because my tips were still visible with the third coat, I decided to add some glitter to my tips to distract from my self tanner stains. I used Love & Beauty's (Forever 21) Silver Glitter Nail Polish.

The formula is very thin and runny. Once the applicator hits my nail, a small pool of polish extends across my nail in an even layer. I find that it's very easy to work with, but requires patience between coats. Once dried, it has a "jelly" polish consistency. So, to avoid any indents, a good top coat is necessary.


26 comments :

  1. This is a cute combination! Love the neutral nails with the flashy glitter! I'll have to try something similar :)

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  2. Wow looks cute I am going to try with similar colors.

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  3. love glitter tips! Such a fun play on the classic french mani

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  4. welcome back! love simple nails like these! very pretty!

    JennyThay.blogspot.com

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  5. this is gorgeous, a really plain colour and then bling bling ;)

    shel xx

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  6. I love it - did you free-hand the tips? I've tried to do french manicures without the guidestrips, and always end up having to take it all off :/

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  7. i love your taste in nail polish<3

    i also nominated you for a blog award:
    http://makeupbykailanmarie.blogspot.com/2011/08/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  8. such a pretty look, im going to need to try it out :)

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  9. i love this natalie! usually i hate runny and sheer polishes but this color is one of my favorites. the color is worth it for the extra work. mine is more pink than yours...but not by much.

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  10. This is SUPER pretty!

    xo SARMIN

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  11. I love this look! I always love a good french mani but lately I've been trying to put a twist on it and this is perfection.
    Schnelle Couture

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  12. I believe there are two versions of that polish, a pink tone and a neutral tone. I could be wrong. Either way it looks great!

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  13. What's your favorite top coat? I HATE waiting for my nails to dry. Seche Vite ruined my nails and now I found out it can cause birth defects and problems with people's reproductive organs O_o

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  14. This looks so pretty!! I know, I've said this before but girl you know how to paint your nails sooo well!!! :)

    XOXO, CC

    https://twitter.com/CupcakeKissesxx

    http://thecupcakecartel.blogpspot.com

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  15. it's the shimmery tips that makes me swoooon! so pretty, totally trying that

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  16. your nails look so cute :)

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  17. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love it! The glitters look amazing!

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  18. Oh my! I love it! It's gorgeus! I love that nude colour and glitter tips mix:)

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  19. Hi Natty. I'm Angela from Athens, Greece. I'm a regular reader of your blog although never posted before. I've tried your suggestion and I want to thank you for this brilliant idea. It came out perfect and I got lots of compliments. Tks again and pls give us more tips on make up but also fashion & accessories...Many tks, Angela

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  20. Hi! Do you know if Love & Beauty is able for pregnancy? If it has formaldehyde, toluene, or dibutyl phthalate?

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