Musings of a self-confessed beauty addict from the heart of London!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Mimosa... Nailed!

I promise this will be the last Mimosa post.... honest! I just wanted to showcase my new nails (as in newly grown and cared for, not fake ones or overlays) dressed in the colour of the summer as I said I would a few posts ago. Considering the state of my nails two weeks back it's nothing short of a miracle that they now look like this. I've been rubbing almond oil into my cuticles 2-3 times a day and I've been using OPI Nail Envy for soft nails. I bought some in desperation in the middle of last week and so far I'm really pleased with the results.

Two gratuitous pictures, but I do believe that you can best see the subtle shimmer in the top one.

I do have to say that despite being the most glorious shade of yellow it is not the easiest of polishes to apply, the brush is quite long and thin and hard to control and it's difficult to get an even, non-streaky finish. Compared to the ease with which I apply my Rimmel or Bourjois varnishes it seems strange that such a high-end polish would behave awkwardly. It also takes longer to dry.

Oh well, it's on my nails now and I smile every time I look at them.
10/10 for colour, 5/10 for formula and application.

Ok.... no more Mimosa talk from now on.


  1. You did a great job applying it! Is that 2 coats?

  2. Thanks! Yes it's 2 coats :)

  3. pretty the color :)

    Miss Aa

  4. Love this shade, so summery.

    Sadie x

  5. Il colore è bellissimooo! e che brava sei afrti la manicure!!

  6. Love Chanel colours but they need to work on their formulas, esp chip resistance. How have you found the staying power of this?

  7. @Skin Deep BB, I've not found the staying power to be great to be honest. I get about 2 full days and then it starts to look grubby. Morning Rose seems to wear a bit better, at least it does on the toes. I bought a pink crackle varnish to paint on top of Mimosa when it starts to flake on me so I can get a bit more wear out of it. Will try and post a pic when I do it next time :)


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