|L-R: Nail Envy, Houston We Have A Purple, Guy Meets Gal-Veston, |
You Don't Know Jacques, Silver Shatter
Front:Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go.
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I was really thrilled that this contained the Silver Shatter because this isn't even out in the UK yet and when I went to transdesign to order the new Pirates collection, they had sold out of the colours I wanted :(
The colours in this set are Guy Meets Gal-Veston - coral sorbet finish (Texas collection), Houston We Have A Problem magenta purple sorbet finish (Texas collection) and You Don't Know Jacques - taupe creme finish (regular line and OPI's best selling colour). All of these colours are lovely. The sorbet finish might take a little getting used to as it did for me but I really like it now.
Guy Meets Gal-Veston - Being the new sorbet finish, it will show your nail line. The sorbets are meant to give a soft finish to bright colour rather than a solid in your face version. They look like jellybeans, semi opaque colour and I think very pretty. I found application of the sorbet finish difficult at first using a colour I had previous to this kit but it was just because I wasn't used to how it applied. With a little practice I've got the hang of it now and I realise that they are supposed to be thin to get that jelly like finish but with two coats they look great. GMGV may need a third coat if you have long nails and really don't like too much of a visible nail line but it wont look as jelly/sorbet like as it does with two coats. If you are using the shatter on top, two coats will suffice because it covers most of the nail line anyway and it wont be noticeable. £10.50 full price.
Houston We Have a Purple - This one is more opaque that GMGV, two coats looked perfect but again, there is a little nail line showing so a third will rid that for good. I like two coats. It also applies smoother than GMGV and I think this is my favourite of them all. £10.50 full price.
You Don't Know Jacques - This is OPI's usual excellent formula, perfect in two coats and gorgeous glossy finish. The colour is really pretty too and the contrast between this and the silver shatter is beautiful. £10.50 full price.
|L-R: Houston We Have A Purple, Guy Meets Gal-Veston, You Don't Know Jacques.|
|L-R: You Don't Know Jacques w Silver Shatter, |
Guy Meets Gal-Veston w Silver Shatter,
Houston We Have A Purple w Silver Shatter.
Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go Pen - Another product I use all the time when painting my nails, except in the bottle form. I am nearly out so this was very welcome to me. I really like this pen style, so handy for putting in your bag and being able to use whenever if your cuticles are dry or if you forget to use it before you go out. Cuticle oil is another product that is essential in looking after your nails and I often forget to use it when I've not painted my nails so this will live in my bag so I can use it whenever I remember. It is easy to use, you just gently squeeze the tube so the oil comes to the built in brush and then brush straight onto the nails. It is good to use over your topcoat after painting too because it prevents smudges. Normally £9.60 full price.
So there you go, a very worthwhile set from QVC and OPI. The total set works out to £70.15 so at the TSV price it was a saving of £36.92 and the regular kit price saving is £30.70, pretty good I think. Everything is available individually so if there is only one or two things that take your fancy you can get them separately. Silver Shatter should be available in the UK soonish but I'm not sure of the official date.