Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! - OPI

Today I've got another polish from the OPI Euro Centrale collection called My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! It's a red/orange with some shimmer in it. I saw a swatch of it somewhere and after originally not picking it up, decided to get it.

My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours!
Let me say, I'm not usually a fan of oranges. It just doesn't look good with my skin tone. I felt like this was leaning towards the red side of orange so I thought I'd try it.

This reminds me a lot of OPI's Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It. Honestly, it's a pretty color, but it just looks weird on my skin tone.

Two coats of MPIHTY!
I used a basecoat of Gelous, two coats of MPIHTY! and a top coat of Seche Vite. The formula was awesome as are most OPIs. Try not to look at my sad thumb. I broke it off at work, but was defiant about cutting the rest.

All in all, it's a very pretty color. Just not for me. Maybe I'll try it on my toes in the summer, but it's safe to say it probably won't be used as a fingernail color again.

The funny thing is that I don't think Brinlee really liked it either. She kept photobombing me when I was standing out in the kitchen for a photo. This is the result.

MPIHTY! orange vs. Brinlee orange!

Brinlee seems to think HER orange is much better. What do you think?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bit Faker- Butter London

Today I have a polish for you from Butter London's 2013 Summer Holiday collection called Bit Faker. Bit Faker is a full-coverage, bronze glitter shade. It's part of a six-piece collection of coppers, golds, rose golds, silvers, bronzes and a blue.
Butter London's Bit Faker
The collection seems a little dark for summer, but I guess Butter is playing off of the colors of tans as well as the blue of the ocean. I also grabbed Bobby Dazzler (the silver) from the collection and now I'm a little sad I didn't get Poole (the blue) instead. But more on that in my next post!

Bottle shot of Bit Faker
I am, however, really pleased with Bit Faker. It stays true to the awesome glitters that Butter London has put out. (Think Rosie Lee and Henley Regatta). The formula is awesome, although I did notice that some globbed up on the handle of the brush. I just wiped it off on the inside of the bottle and it was fine.

Two coats of Bit Faker
I used a base of Gelous, two coats of Bit Faker and a topcoat of Seche Vite. You can really see the bling in this polish thanks to the gold and bronze mixture of glitter. It's very pretty in natural sunlight as well as regular light.

Closeup of Bit Faker!
I really think this polish is a must have! It's pretty and I think it can be a great polish for all seasons. I love all of Butter London's glitters. They are probably my favorite glitter polish maker. What I like is that I can use two coats, which gives great dimension, but doesn't weigh the nail down so you have shrinkage. It's a pretty hard-wearing polish too in the fact that I can bang my nails around with it and I rarely get a chip!

Bit Faker closeup

Puppies and Pawlish gives Bit Faker four paws up! Butter London retails for $13-$15 and can be found online at the DermstoreUlta and Butter London. The Dermstore is running a free shipping promotion right now with no minimum. I picked up the two polishes and got a free lip gloss with my order. The Summer collection is not available on the Butter site right now, but should be soon. 

Instead of ending with a puppy pic this week, I wanted to show you something I picked up on Etsy recently. Everyone knows I'm a huge fan of Butter London and I saw something the other day I just had to have.

Butter London phone case!!

It's a Butter London phone case for my Samsung Galaxy 3 in Lovely Jubbly!! Ack! It's perfect! Check out Stylistas page for more great cases! Etsy also has other sellers that have cases for Chanel, Nars and Dior polish! Very cool!

Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Back in Blue! Can't Find My Czechbook

Long time no see! I'm back with what I hope to be many more punctual posts from Puppies and Pawlish. I kind of got bogged down working two jobs, but I'm back!!

Today I have a polish from OPI's new Euro Centrale line called Can't Find My Czechbook. It's an aqua blue color and it's perfect for spring.

Can't Find My Czechbook

This is different shade of blue from any other that I own from OPI, and believe me, I own a lot. I'm the blue queen. This, along with Eurso Euro and I Saw, You Saw, We Saw, Warsaw (wow long name) are the three blues of the collection.

Bottle shot of Can't Find My Czechbook

This caught my eye from all of the polishes I saw in the collection. I'm a big fan of No Room For the Blues, which is CFMC's dustier cousin. This is probably my favorite blue of all time from OPI.

Two coats of CFMC

My lovely nail tech Adrienne at Adrianna's Day Spa painted this on for me during my bi-weekly visit to get my cuticles pushed down. (I know, I know, but I hate doing it myself!) This is one coat of Gelous base coat, two coats of CFMC and one coat of Seche Vite top coat.

CFMC with Flash

Adrienne told me she thought this looked liked blue cotton candy, and I have to agree. It's such a pretty blue that you can really wear it on your nails without it screaming I'M WEARING BLUE!

I think that's it's a pretty distinct color and I may buy a backup bottle of this. I also bought Eurso Euro, which  is a rich cobalt blue. For those fans of Doctor Who, it's a dead-on ringer for Tardis Blue! I'll be trying that out next week.

CFMC in direct light

The formula in this wasn't too bad. I can see where it could become streaky, but the key is using thin coats without going back over the same spot over and over. This collection is out in stores now and can also be purchased online at Ulta for $9. I picked mine up at JC Penney where it usually retails for $6 a bottle.

Hope you enjoyed today's post. I wanted to share an awesome picture of Zeke I got this past weekend. I love this little face!