August 27, 2017

The Latest Lynnderella Goodies!

*Sent for review*

Lynnderella Fridays have gotten off track lately. It seems I always have something going on making me unable to post then, so I decided today to just post the most recent goodies for you even though it's Sunday 😉. The feeling of fall is starting to creep into the air here, and Lynnderella Fall Preview 2017 is the perfect polish to kick off the season. The rusty orange holographic base is speckled with purple flakes and has a pinky glow to it at certain angles. I love the combination of copper and violet, it's unique and really works well!

This is two easy coats of Fall Preview 2017. It was nicely opaque and the perfect consistency. I did use two layers of top coat for extra shine and smoothness.

Lynnderella Flakepourri is a gorgeous flakie-filled topper with a variety of color-shifting flakes and beautiful iridescent shimmer. This would be a fantastic topper over just about any color you can imagine. I used it over OPI Suzi Without a Paddle for these pictures. There are some teeny flakes in here, but also some really cool super large flakes that really catch the light.

This is just one coat of Flakepourri over the OPI, so you get a good amount of flakes with only one coat. It applied very well, great formula! I used regular brushstrokes and didn't have to do anything special to get the big flakes on the nails.

I also compared Flakepourri to Lynnderella Candy-Coated Unicorn. In this picture, I have one coat of Flakepourri over black on my middle and pinky nails, and one coat of Candy-Coated Unicorn over black on the other two. You can see the flakies are different and the shimmer is very different in these two flakie toppers. Both are gorgeous!

This polish is a very special one for me. I love to collect any egg-themed Lynnderellas and there was one similar to this posted for sale in the Lynnderella fan group on Facebook. I was admiring it, but was too late to the party and someone else purchased it. However, a mysterious and generous member of the group sent this to me shortly after!! The Lynnderella fan group is the best nail polish group I belong to and I so appreciate everyone there. If you would like to join, please message me and I will set up an invite. This gorgeous egg-themed mystery has assorted yellow glitters, white glitters and sparkly holo shimmer in a clear base.

This is one coat of the Egg mystery polish over OPI Is That a Spear in Your Pocket?. It was easy to apply and has a lovely consistency.

These and other gorgeous Lynnderella polishes are available now at,, and

August 13, 2017

My Picks from OPI Fiji Spring/Summer 2017!

*Purchased by me*

Happy Sunday evening everyone! Hope you had a good weekend and are ready for the week ahead. I'm trying to finish up swatching summer colors before getting into fall, so today I have the polishes I picked from OPI Fiji. OPI's spring and summer collections this year were a little lackluster for me, so I only got 4 from Fiji and 2 from California Dreaming. I am always a sucker for a pale baby blue (no matter how many I own!), so my first choice from Fiji is OPI Suzi Without a Paddle. This is a nice option if you are also a fan of this light blue shade. This kind of pastel blue is always great in the summer or spring.

This is two coats and the formula was very nice! Good pigmentation and pretty even for a pale shade like this. It was self-leveled extremely well, so that was helpful too.

I did a couple of comparisons and Suzi Without a Paddle actually seems more unique than I originally thought. Let me know if you have others you'd like to see it compared with, but it is more turquoise and more saturated than OPI It's a Boy! and more blue, less green, than OPI Infinite Shine Eternally Turquoise. It's less murky than Eternally Turquoise too, more clean looking.

OPI Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet is a bright yellow sunshine creme. It's a pretty straightforward yellow, no brown or orange undertones. It's a real primary color yellow, not at all pastel.

This is three coats. It was pretty good for a yellow, but I'd love to see it look like this in two coats. I do love bright yellow cremes though, so I'll put up with it for the pretty color!

If you already own OPI My Twin Mimmy, you can probably pass on Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet. They are extremely similar or maybe even the same. OPI Good Grief! is a bit darker and has a slight brownish undertone to it. It feels more like a murky yellow, rather than the bright clear yellow like Mimmy and Exotic Birds.

OPI Polly Want a Lacquer? is a GREAT color!! I am really excited about this one actually!! It's a real true lavender creme, not pink leaning or blue leaning, just a perfect lavender. It would seem that lavender would be easy to find, but I actually don't have anything like this! A lot of so-called lavenders are either too pink or very cool, almost grey looking, but not Polly Want a Lacquer?. 

This is only two coats, yay!!!!!!!! There appears to be a little streaky situation on my middle nail, but I didn't even notice that until looking at these pictures. In person it seemed very even and nicely pigmented. I don't have my purples on swatch sticks yet, but just looking through my drawers, everything seems too grayish or too pink. If you have any requests for comparisons, please let me know.

OPI Is That a Spear in Your Pocket? is a gorgeous summery teal creme. OPI calls it a "lush tropical teal". Ahhhhh.... lush tropical teal sounds so relaxing and this color definitely makes me relax. 

This is two coats and the formula was excellent. Perfect application and consistency. I had no staining when I removed the swatch, but I have not worn this as a full mani so not sure how that will go.

 I thought for sure that this would be a dead on dupe for Amazon... Amazoff, but it is not! Spear is decidedly more blue-leaning than Amazon.

If you haven't already picked up these colors, you can find the OPI Fiji collection at Ulta,, and other salons.