IsaDora Chrome Nails | swatches & review

28 mars 2017 av nailsbyic
Nail art, Nails, Reviews, Swatches

IsaDora has released the coolest nail product – Chrome Nails! It’s a powder (looks like tiny glitter), which you dab over your nails to create a CHROME effect. Usually this is a finish you can only get at salons when you do gel nails but now you can create it super easily at home! By using different polishes as your base coat you get different chrome effects. For example, an orange base color gives a golden chrome effect while a blue base color gives an ice cold silver chrome effect. How cool?! I’ll show you all different effects below.

IsaDora har släppt en superhäftig nagelprodukt – Chrome Nails! Det är ett pulver (ser ut som fint glitter), som man duttar över naglarna för att skapa en kromeffekt. Vanligtvis kan man bara få den här effekten om man går till en salong och gör gelnaglar, men nu kan man göra det superenkelt hemma! Genom att använda olika färger under pulvret får man fram olika kromeffekter. Om man exempelvis använder en orange basfärg så får man en guldig kromeffekt, medan om man använder en blå bas så får man en iskall silverfärg. Hur häftigt är inte det?! Om du scrollar ner till bilderna nedan så kan du se alla olika effekter.

IsaDora chrome nail powder glitter mirror nails effect step by stepWhat I especially like about this product is how easy it is to use. Just apply a thin coat of your base color (black, white, orange, blue or pink), wait for 2-3 minutes so that it is semi-dry, then dip your finger (not the painted one) in the powder jar and dab the powder over your nails. The powder needs the warmth from your fingers to blend, so don’t use any other tools to apply it. To get the best result, I’ve found it useful to dab the powder on first and then stroke the finger over you nails to really polish the powder and create the chrome effect. When you’re done, don’t panic over the mess you’ve created! Just apply the water based top coat, let it dry and then wash your hand to remove the excess glitter powder. You must use this exact top coat since other top coats are not water based and you’ll destroy the chrome effect – trust me, I’ve tried!

Vad jag gillar allra mest med IsaDoras Chrome Nail Powder är hur enkelt det är att använda. Måla bara ett tunt lager med en basfärg (svart, vit, orange, blå eller rosa), vänta i 2-3 minuter så att nagellacket är halvtorrt, sen tar du lite glitter på fingertoppen (inte den du målat) och duttar över nageln. Pulvret behöver värmen från fingret för att effekten ska bli som bäst, så använd inga andra penslar eller liknande för att applicera. För att få det bästa resultatet så tycker jag det är lättast att först dutta på pulvret över nageln och sen stryka lätt med fingret över nageln för att polera fram kromeffekten. När man är klar så målar man över ett vattenbaserat överlack och när det är torrt så är det enkelt att tvätta bort glittret som hamnat på fingrarna. Det är viktigt att använda just det överlacket som hör till krompulvret eftersom andra överlack inte är vattenbaserade och kommer att förstöra kromeffekten – tro mig, jag har testat!

IsaDora Chrome Nail Powder black polish metal mirror nails cool
IsaDora Chrome nails using 191 Black Lacquer as base color

When you use a black polish as your base coat you’ll get a dark metal chrome effect.

När man använder en svart basfärg får man en mörk metalliknande kromeffekt.

IsaDora Chrome Nail Powder pink polish rose gold mirror nails cool
IsaDora Chrome nails using 715 Pink Lemonade as base color

When you use a bright pink polish as your base color you’ll get a rose gold chrome effect.

När man använder en rosa basfärg får man en kromeffekt som liknar roséguld.

IsaDora Chrome Nail Powder blue polish ice cold silver mirror nails cool
IsaDora Chrome nails using 757 Scuba Blue as base color

When you use a light blue polish as your base color you’ll get a ice cold silver chrome effect.

När man använder en ljusblå basfärg får man en kall silvereffekt.

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IsaDora Chrome nails using 528 Papaya as base color

When you use a bright orange polish as your base color you’ll get a gold chrome effect.

När man använder en orange basfärg får man en guldig kromeffekt.

IsaDora Chrome Nail Powder white polish silver mirror nails cool
IsaDora Chrome nails using 649 Glamour White as base color

When you use a white polish as your base color you’ll get a silver chrome effect.

När man använder en vit basfärg får man en silvrig kromeffekt.

If you haven’t noticed already, I absolutely love the IsaDora Chrome Nails powder and I think it’s super cool! If you’re interested in buying it you can find it at e.g. Nelly.com (international shipping).

Som du säkert redan har märkt så älskar jag verkligen IsaDoras Chrome Nail Powder – det är en superhäftig produkt! Om du är intresserad av att köpa pulvret så kan du hitta det på exempelvis Nelly.com.


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The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.

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OPI Fiji swatches & review part 3 | OPI Spring/Summer collection 2017

18 februari 2017 av nailsbyic
Nails, Reviews, Swatches

The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.


The OPI Fiji collection recently launched and it’s a lovely spring/summer collection with 12 bright and pastel polishes. In part 1 and part 2 of my OPI Fiji review I showed you swatches of eight polishes from the collection. In this blog post I’ll show you the last four shades!

Super Trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer collection 2017 nail polish blue
OPI Super Trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic from the OPI Fiji collection
Super Trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer collection 2017 nail polish blue
OPI Super Trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic from the OPI Fiji collection
Super Trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer collection 2017 nail polish blue
OPI Super Trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic from the OPI Fiji collection

First we have OPI Super Trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic which is a lovely blue creme polish. What I like most about this polish is that it’s the perfect middle-tone of blue – not too dark and not too light. Also, the formula of this one was very pleasant to work with and it covered well in two coats.

Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish yellow
OPI Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet from the OPI Fiji collection
Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish yellow
OPI Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet from the OPI Fiji collection
Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish yellow
OPI Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet from the OPI Fiji collection

This polish is OPI Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet, a super bright yellow shade. It’s a creme polish with a very thin formula – I applied three coats to get a somewhat opaque finish. I’m usually not the biggest fan of yellow but I think this polish will be a nice one for Easter.

No Tan Lines swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer 2017 collection nail polish orange
OPI No Tan Lines from the OPI Fiji collection
No Tan Lines swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer 2017 collection nail polish orange
OPI No Tan Lines from the OPI Fiji collection
No Tan Lines swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer 2017 collection nail polish orange
OPI No Tan Lines from the OPI Fiji collection

Next up is OPI No Tan Lines. It’s a creme polish which I think will look a lot nicer in the summer with a bit of a tan. Also with this polish, the formula is quite thin. I applied three coats to get an opaque and even finish.

Living On The Bula-vard! swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer 2017 collection nail polish red
OPI Living On The Bula-vard! from the OPI Fiji collection
Living On The Bula-vard! swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer 2017 collection nail polish red
OPI Living On The Bula-vard! from the OPI Fiji collection
Living On The Bula-vard! swatch OPI Fiji swatches review spring summer 2017 collection nail polish red
OPI Living On The Bula-vard! from the OPI Fiji collection

Lastly, we have OPI Living On The Bula-vard! which is a super bright red shade with orange undertones. When I first saw this shade I wasn’t really sure about it, but once I applied it I was hooked! It’s a creme polish which needs three coats for full opacity.

If you’re interested in buying any of the polishes in the OPI Fiji collection, you can find them on the following web sites:

International shipping: Sally Beauty and eBay
Scandinavian shipping: Eleven and Lyko

I hope you’ve liked my OPI Fiji swatches and review! Don’t forget to check out part 1 and part 2, and for more of my nail art, visit my Instagram account @nailsbyic and my YouTube channel Nails by IC.

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OPI Fiji swatches & review part 2| OPI Spring/Summer collection 2017

12 februari 2017 av nailsbyic
Nails, Reviews, Swatches

The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.


The OPI Fiji spring/summer 2017 collection is here! In my part 1 I showed you swatches of the first four polishes in the collection, and now I’ll show you four more! The last four swatches you’ll find in part 3.

OPI Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish pastel light pink
OPI Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon from the OPI Fiji collection
OPI Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish pastel light pink
OPI Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon from the OPI Fiji collection
OPI Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish pastel light pink
OPI Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon from the OPI Fiji collection

First we have this pastel light pink called OPI Getting Nadi On My HoneymoonThis shade is a must in a spring/summer collection and it’s a really lovely color. It’s a creme polish with a very thin formula. I applied three thin coats for full coverage and it was much easier to get an even finish with this one than with Polly Wants a Lacquer? which I wrote about in part 1.

Suzi Without a Paddle swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish pastel light blue
OPI Suzi Without a Paddle from the OPI Fiji collection
Suzi Without a Paddle swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish pastel light blue
OPI Suzi Without a Paddle from the OPI Fiji collection
Suzi Without a Paddle swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish pastel light blue
OPI Suzi Without a Paddle from the OPI Fiji collection

Next is OPI Suzi Without a Paddle. I LOVE this shade! It’s a perfect pastel light blue polish which I’m sure I’ll wear a lot this spring. It’s a creme polish with a similar formula as Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon – i.e. thin but easy to get even. You could get away with applying two coats of this one but for complete opacity I applied three coats.

Coconuts Over OPI swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish nude light brown
Coconuts Over OPI from the OPI Fiji collection
Coconuts Over OPI swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish nude light brown
Coconuts Over OPI from the OPI Fiji collection
Coconuts Over OPI swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish nude light brown
Coconuts Over OPI from the OPI Fiji collection

Moving on to one of the more neutral polishes in the collection. This one is called OPI Coconuts Over OPI. It’s a nude/light brown shade which is great for an everyday manicure. This polish has a creme formula which is a bit thicker than the pastel shades. I applied two coats for full coverage.

Is That a Spear In Your Pocket swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish blue green
OPI Is That a Spear In Your Pocket? from the OPI Fiji collection
Is That a Spear In Your Pocket swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish blue green
OPI Is That a Spear In Your Pocket? from the OPI Fiji collection
Is That a Spear In Your Pocket swatch OPI Fiji collection swatches review spring summer 2017 nail polish blue green
OPI Is That a Spear In Your Pocket? from the OPI Fiji collection

Lastly for part 2 of my OPI Fiji review, we have OPI Is That a Spear In Your Pocket? This is a lovely summer shade and I’ve actually seen quite a few nail polish brands including this shade in their summer collections over the past couple of years. I really like the formula of this one. It covers well in two coats and it’s easy to get an even finish.

If you’re interested in buying any of the polishes from the OPI Fiji collection you can find them on the following web sites:

International shipping: Sally Beauty and eBay
Scandinavian shipping: Eleven and Lyko

I hope you liked this blog post and don’t forget to check out part 1 and part 3 of my OPI Fiji review!

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