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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Nailtiques I won are so pretty!

So, last week on Orange Lipstick's Facebook page I told y'all that I had won a prize in the big giveaway that Samarium's Swatches did.  I can't even tell y'all how excited that made me!  I've never won a blogger giveaway!  You should check out Samarium's Swatches HERE - this girl has amazing nails and her swatches are beautiful!  (I'm actually kind of embarrassed to direct you to Sarah and then show you my raggedy nails.  Oh well!)

Here's what I won:

Four Nailtiques duos!  These are $20/each so I ended up with a prize worth $80!  Pretty incredible!  Each duo comes with a lacquer color (0.33 oz) and a Formula 2 treatment (0.5 oz) for brittle, peeling, bitten, damaged, etc. nails.  This is perfect for me since my nails like to peel in sheets.  Eww.

Formula 2, 308 Rio, 304 St. Croix, 311 Shanghai, 315 Milan

Formula 2, 308 Rio, 304 St. Croix, 311 Shanghai, 315 Milan

Formula 2, 308 Rio, 304 St. Croix, 311 Shanghai, 315 Milan

As you can see, these formulas are named after various locations.  I'm really loving Shanghai!  

Thumb - 308 Rio
L-R 304 St. Croix, 311 Shanghai, 315 Milan, Formula 2 (colorless)

These swatches show two coats.  There aren't any color descriptions on Nailtiques' website so I'll do my best here LOL!  Rio is a hot, bright pink.  In fact, it's a dupe for OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips but more on that in a minute.  

St. Croix is a pale, milky pink.  It reminds me a lot of my mom's favorite polish - OPI Bubble Bath.  

Shanghai was the most unique one and the one I liked the most - very orangy, reddish.  I can't quite describe it but it was lovely.  Click on the picture to make it bigger so you can see better!  

Milan was also really pretty and reminded me of wine.  It wasn't a cream but there was very little shimmer to it...almost more like a sheen.  The Formula 2 is colorless but does make my nails shiny.  I'm going to try the treatment like they prescribe (once a day) to see if it does improve my nails.

Here's what I was saying about Rio v. OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips:

Thumb, middle finger, and pinky are painted with 308 Rio
Pointer finger and index finger are painted with OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips

The formula is quite nice, although a little thick for my liking.  (But remember I'm weird and like my polishes quite thin.)  I found that Formula 2 can cover all five nails on one hand with just one dip in the bottle.  Of course, you'll need more than that for the polish colors!

All in all, I'm THRILLED!  I'll gift 308 Rio to my mom since I already have this exact color.  Shanghai is definitely the winner of this group and I'll be rocking it often!  I can also see Milan being great for the fall season.

You can purchase Nailtiques HERE and don't forget to check out Samarium's Swatches HERE.  I so appreciate the wonderful giveaway she did!  



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All items were won from a Samarium's Swatches's giveaway.


  1. I'm so glad you like it and it got there safe!!

    1. Thanks again! It was a wonderful giveaway and my stuff got here so quickly!